July 2019 we have 6 celestial bodies in retrograde: Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune and Chiron. This broadcast is intended to shed light on the many good things that come from retrograde, and encourage us to revisit and rewrite the stories we have associated with retrograde.
Retrograde is traditionally feared or given a negative connotation. It's known as the time when things go wrong or feel backwards. While none of these statements are necessarily false, they do not need to be true. As with everything, it's a matter of perspective. I offer that this energy supports us in being able to see the power in everything that we've feared. Ultimately, it provides us an opportunity for transformation.
So what is retrograde? To quote Time Magazine: "Retrograde motion is when a planet appears, when observed from Earth, to reverse direction. This happens due to an optical illusion caused by differences in orbit... Retrograde motion is not new to astrology or astronomy. In fact, it was one of the earliest mysteries that confounded ancient stargazers."
My offering for retrograde: When a planet slows down sufficiently in its orbital path, it appears to us from earth to be moving backwards, or in retrograde. While all celestial bodies carry energy and information, when they are retrograde they influence us in a revisionary, releasing, and rewriting manner.
This wisdom and synchronicity of retrograde happens when we step into seeing and owing our power to create everything. We begin to see that the things that "go wrong" are no longer that big of a deal.. They become become curious signposts along our path. As we start to look at them in a less reactionary way, we understand that they are actually opportunities. We become able to see the world beyond our fears, and we encounter a space of power.. which is actually and always our own power... in the creation of everything that happens in each moment. I believe this is what buddhist monks call transcendence :)
As always, drop me a note with any questions, and I hope that you enjoy the podcast!
Lisa Marie Haley