The month starts with us working out of the retrograde shadow. Although technically it’s over, Mercury will cross back into Leo and over specific degrees, he stopped in. It’s safe to say the emotional effects of the retrograde in Cancer will be wearing off by mid-August. This means communications clear, leases and business agreements get the green light! On the 7th and 8th of the month, Jupiter makes positive trines to both the Sun and Venus in Leo. Romance, joy, and creativity will be given a significant boost these days. Be sure to mark your calendar and be open to...
This month there is a wave of retrograde energy at play. With six planets going retrograde plus Chiron, it’s a time to sit back and review. We are still coming off of the two eclipses in Cancer and Aquarius last month, so it’s expected for emotions to still be tender. I don’t often write about the significance of retrogrades unless of course, it’s a mercury retrograde. But this month a brief lesson may deem helpful. During a retrograde for those of us here on earth, a planet may appear to be moving backwards. While it may seem real, it’s an optical illusion. This is a result of the planet slowing down. Many people I speak with tend to freak out when they hear the word “retrograde”, but I am always quick to squash this reaction. I suppose it’s because most aren’t aware that we almost ALWAYS have a planet in some sort of retrograde motion. While closer orbiting planets like Mercury go retrograde often (3 times a year, usually), slower outer planets like Neptune or Pluto may