We have 6 of 8 planets in retrograde as of May 12. The message for us is to move beyond fear! Most of us have been taught to fear retrogrades in general, as in that's the time when things malfunction. Caveat, things only really 'get messed up' because the course we were charting for ourselves did not take into account things that our soul knows is best for us. Put another way, when we are on course, retrogrades are simply times for revisiting, revising and upgrading.
In the podcast above I discuss the three planets that have just gone retrograde this week, as they seem to have a similar energetic theme for us. That theme is this:
As much as we want to move forward and into spaces and places that we feel we deserve and we can create, we are being invited to slow down, revise the structures of our inner and outer worlds and ultimately alchemize all of our life lessons with a dose of patience.
As much as that sounds like a tall order, hopefully it is also comforting.
Everything is already as it should be.
The good news is hat we have Celtic Goddess Cerridwen present right now more than ever. She is known as the Keeper of the Cauldron & Goddess of the Underworld. In the podcast I discuss her myth and legend. In this post, I want to share some images of her Judith Shaw of Feminism and Religion:
"When Cerridwen calls your name, know that the need for change is upon you; transformation is at hand. It is time to examine what circumstances in your life no longer serve you. Something must die so that something new and better can be born. Forging these fires of transformation will bring true inspiration into your life. As the Dark Goddess Cerridwen pursues her version of justice with ceaseless energy so can you breathe in the power of the Divine Feminine She offers, planting your seeds of change and pursuing their growth with a ceaseless energy of your own."
Finally, it's worth noting that there are theories among some scholars that Cerridwen's cauldron is in fact the Holy Grail for which King Arthur spent his life searching. There is certainly much crossover between the legend of Cerridwen and King Arthur. In the myth I mention in the podcast Cerridwen bears a son, his name is Taliesen. He becomes a notable bard in the court of Elffin, the Celtic prince who rescued him from the sea. When Prince Elffin is captured, it is Taliesen's eloquence and wisdom that frees Elffin from his chains. After this feat, Cerridwen's son Taliesen becomes associated with Merlin the magician in the Arthurian cycle.