Zodiac Man, Michele da Rodi / Public domain
“As above, so below” is the old Hermetic maxim. But this time it’s more like “here we are, they’re following us.”
As the world is still in quarantine lockdown unable to move forward now, three planets SATURN, VENUS AND JUPITER all turn RETROGRADE within 4 days of each other in step May 10-14th. We, the world and these three planets are all turning back time and not moving forwards.
Be careful what you wish for. 21 Pilots hit song “stressed out” lyrics “If I could turn back time, to the good old days.” has come true. You see the power of the WORD. We won’t feel so alone now with father time Saturn, Beautiful sexy artistic Venus and wise-cracking optimist Jupiter in the crib.
DO NOT PANIC!
Retrogrades are not to be feared. That fearmongering Fishing clickbait is BS.
Rx is the Retrograde symbol, meaning it is good medicine. Remember everything starting with RE is a clue and a key to how to work all retrograde periods with any planet..Retrogrades are times to Reflect, Renew, Reuse, Regain, Release, Renegotiate, Redact, conversations, ideas communications, and old loves may return under Venus Retrograde . Be sure you won’t regret it.
They are all “personal planets.” Saturn, the ringed planet of REALITY, hard knocks, limitations, maturity, Father Time, the Grim reaper goes backwards from AQUARIUS to CAPRICORN.
GEMINI and CAPRICORN are directly aspected. TAURUS and LIBRA affected by Venus rulership and, SAGITTARIUS and PISCES by Jupiter rulership are the main signs affected. But we are all affected.
VENUS planet of love, women, money and beauty, always the big fave turns RETROGRADE in GEMINI sign of the noncommital lovers, then Bountiful JUPITER does the backstep in Capricon.
As some states and countries may be opening up the quarantine’s from Covid-19 I simply don’t see it with all this Retrograde action. Venus’ Retrograde is the shortest and only happens once every 19 months but is the most personally meaningful. Jupiter and Saturn turn Retrograde for many months every year.
This is an overview and I will write more in-depth about VENUS and JUPITER Retrograde shortly
Saturn Retrograde May 10/11 to September 29
From 1+ degree 57 AQUARIUS MAY 10 @ 9:09 pm PDT/May 11 @ 12:09 AM edt AND 5:09 AM GMT to 25 DEGREES 20 minutes Capricorn
Saturn has been in its pre-Retro Shadow period since February 3/4 just when Covid-19 news was coming out and Saturn won’t be in the clear of its Retro shadow January 3rd/4th 2021
All CAPRICORN’S born JANUARY 16/17 to January 21st/22nd will feel the transit the most as Saturn steamrolls back over those degrees. Any sign with Capricorn and Aquarius planets at these degrees on their RISING, NODES etc will also feel the effects the strongest and personally
Saturn the hard task masker, Father Time, the Grim Reaper, ruler of seniors, testing, obstacles and limitations, depression, heaviness has only given us an Aquarian appetizer since entering the airy hi-tech humanitarian sign on March 21. Many of us have lost elder relatives with Covid-19 as Saturn Retrogrades we may revisit our grief which is healthy and remember its ok to be sentimental. Many people are struggling with depression and suicide. I urge you to reach out to a hotline if you are feeling things are too hard to bear.
Saturn rules history the earth and new archeological discoveries may be uncovered or unravelled.
On July 1st Saturn re-enters CAPRICORN coinciding with Canada’s birthday and Canada may be in for some very hard times indeed economically and politically. Aquarius and Capricorn are under Saturn’s cold handed and hearted rulership. Saturn makes us take responsibility, it rules careers, long term goals, and patience. We will review our long term goals and use of TIME, while Saturn is Retrograde. Saturn has been teaching us all about patience and many are worrying about how they will persist.
As Saturn re-enters Capricorn again we will retrace where we have been. We may be shocked to remember how much our lives have changed. It feels like life during wartime came out of the blue and the enemy is invisible. The only story on the news is Covid-19. What was supposed to be two weeks is now almost two months of quarantine worldwide? Saturn has crashed the markets, driven up unemployment and bankruptcies and created job losses for millions of people worldwide in an unprecedented way. We must REmember what we took for granted every day, We must Remember what our “normal” lives were like and not forget. Saturn rules the bones and our ancestors its important to connect to the wisdom of the elders and to respect the ancestors who made it possible for us to be surviving now. Arthritic problems and knees especially are Saturnine.
Saturn is associated with fascism and dictatorships and his conjunction with Powerful Pluto on January 12 predicated the Covid-19 virus along with Neptune in Pisces. Pluto also Retrograde now since April 25 takes us deeper into the collective shadows in the world. Absolute power and control using any ruthless means are what Saturn and Pluto are really all about. So let’s take stock of what the hell has been going on. Saturn is reality and our reality needs a good review. At the end of September as Saturn turns Direct freedom and responsibility our ours to take.
VENUS RETROGRADE May 13 to June 25
VENUS RULES TAURUS & LIBRA THIS IS A NO-FLY ZONE FOR WEDDINGS
MAY 13 @ 2:44 AM EDT @ 21 GEMINI 50’ TURNS RETROGRADE
JUNE 25@ 2:47 AM EDT @ 05 GEMINI 20’ TURNS STATIONARY DIRECT
-APRIL 9 @ 4:53 PM EDT @ 5 GEMINI 20’ VENUS ENTERS Rx SHADOW
JULY 29 @ 1:14 AM EDT @ 21 GEMINI 50’ VENUS LEAVES Rx SHADOW
VENUS is also Out of BOUNDS at her most Northerly OUT OF BOUNDS declination. This means Venus is really a free spirit and doing her own thing. How Gemini like.
All GEMINI’S born May 26 until June 12 will feel Venus Retrograde the most. The Planet of Love Retrogrades all over these degrees touching each one. Gemini’s will be redeciding which way they want their hearts and minds to go all over again and again and again. Venus rules love and during her Retrograde old emotional wounds may be reopened, reminding us of old lovers and we may reminisce about this.
ALL SIGNS with planets, Ascendant, Nodes at those degrees of GEMINI will feel the effects most personally in those parts of their Natal charts. Venus rules TAURUS and LIBRA and your sign will be feeling the Backwards Venus review the most too. Pay attention to Taurus and Libra planets and where you natal Venus is.
GEMINI rules the lungs and Covid-19 is all about the lungs. Gemini also rules the two halves of our brains. Gemini is the symbol associated with the Tarot Trump CARD The Lovers #6
VENUS RETROGRADE can indicate old lovers returning. Old mysterious texts from ex’s may mysteriously reappear. You cant stop thinking about that conversation, especially if you didnt get completion.
The last time Venus was Retrograde in Gemini close to these degrees was in 2012 when VENUS made a very rare occultation of the SUN. It won’t happen again in our lifetime. This Venus Retrograde could pick up threads from where we were then.
As Mercury rules Gemini it’s a good time to review your marketing plan, website blog or socoal media. Also review your love life plan, what do you want in love? Gemini’s tend to be noncommittal its time to talk to your heart about what it wants. And rethink how what and why you communicate and think as you have been. Are you conversing comes from your heart or your head? Are you loving what runs through your head? We are all brainwashed since we were born. Time to, dump the computer your brain, and prep it for a fresh way of thinking, questioning and seeing the world.
MERCURY enters GEMINI on May 11th joining Venus Retrograde on May 22 on a NEW MOON in GEMINI that is an important date as Mercury also Squares NEPTUNE Venus ‘s HIgher octave that dates too. This may be a day of very sharp insights, inquiring minds and hearts want to know.
JUPITER RETROGRADE’S MAY 14 to SEPTEMBER 12
MAY 14 @ 27 degrees 14 mins. CAPRICORN -September 13 @ 17 degrees 24 MINUTES
JUPITER pre-shadow is February 19 at 17 degrees +
JUPITER is finally free December 6 at 27+ Capricorn
ALL Capricorns born January 8th to January 18th will feel Jupiter’s Retro effects the strongest. Any planets, Rising, Nodes, asteroids, Chiron etc, in CAPRICORN at those degrees will be affected the most
As Jupiter rules the SAGITTARIUS SOUTH NODE its Retrograde period is important.
There will be a Lunar Eclipse JUNE 5th at 15 SAGITTARIUS to pay attention to as its effects may be delayed in some ways.
JUPITER the GREAT BENEFACTOR the one who gives optimism, faith, grants, philosophy, bonuses, good humour, bailouts, expansion, International ventures, rules honesty, sports, animals and naivety, is moving Retrograde it will slow down the adventuring gypsy spirit and travelling, which has already been taking place, Education, civil and International laws, immigration, airlines.
JUPITER rules politics judges and laws. There may be a change in politics or a candidate and laws will be reviewed and changed during Jupiter Retrograde. Many political heads of state will change and roll too.
It’s time to listen to old comedians because we need to keep our humour up after being in quarantine for so long. Dark humour may have a resurgence. Old teaching methods and historical reviews will be poured over for transparency and truth. Reflect on your philosophy. uts a good time to learn new things or reread something to see it in a new light. Online education will get an overhaul to meet new demands. Online sales and marketing may need a back to the drawing board review. Refrain from shopping and buying new big-ticket items while Jupiter is Retrograde. Some basic things we need but extravagant purchases should be stalled. Repurpose is the name of the game.
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