Every spring begins a series of planet retrogrades in the heavens above, and this spring is no different. Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter have begun their backspin around the almighty Sun, while Venus, and soon Mercury, follow suit.
We have officially reached the end of the Zodiac calendar as we enter the season of Pisces. Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac, said to embody the traits of all the signs that precede it. This represents a time of transcendence, where we leave the physical (earth) plane behind and begin our ascension toward a more metaphysical (spiritual) plane.
This week begins with the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and a solar eclipse on Thursday all transiting the sign of Capricorn. The element of Earth dominates – a time for “steady” in every aspect of life.
The longest night of the year approaches at Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21st. The dark night is fertile for reflection – a time to contemplate what has come to pass so that we might be better informed of the future.
This week sees the Sun, Venus and Jupiter transiting the sign of Sagittarius, along with a New Moon that will kiss the Archer’s bow on Tuesday.
This week brings an Earth Element Event. We currently have seven planets transiting the Earth signs of Taurus (1), Capricorn (2) and Virgo (4), all to be capped by a New Moon in the sign of Virgo on Friday, August 30.
A New Moon in the sign of Leo occurs this Wednesday, July 31st, which is the same day Mercury stations direct. You can expect a burst of new insights and fresh awareness, along with a few creative solutions to ongoing questions and concerns.
We are nearing the end of this summer’s eclipse season and what a finale it will be, as the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse peaks in the sign of Capricorn on Tuesday, July 16th. This is it folks. This is the big one. This is where we transform or go home.
“No, I don’t want to. No! I don’t want to; leave me alone,” said the little girl inside of me protesting sudden developments brought on by eclipses. She is kicking and screaming and resisting, and I have spent the past week trying to soothe her and bring her calm.