Astrology by Paul Saunders : Retrograde motion
Showing posts with label Retrograde motion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retrograde motion. Show all posts

Friday, 29 December 2017

The Full Moon in Cancer on 2nd January 2018 – Flying high, but affected by the winds of change.


The first major astrological event of the New Year comes up soon as we encounter a Full Moon in Cancer. Anyone who has followed my work over the past few years will know that the Full Moon is a release point, the culmination of all our experiences as the Moon fully reflects the light of the opposing Sun. We have energy opposed to emotion, ying versus yang, light versus dark, man vs female. If you ever wonder why at a Full Moon our emotions are heightened, then you'll realise that in the main, all living organisms need male relationships with females of the species to survive, and when one is pitted against the other, tensions rise. More things happen over a Full Moon because there is a peak amount of opposed energy, causing division between the sexes who naturally see things on a completely different level. This is a Super Moon, the second of three in a row, and therefore potentially the most significant of them all. You'll remember the chaos that surrounded the 3rd December 2017 Super Moon in Gemini square to Neptune and the fall out in your lives from it in the following two weeks? Let me tell you, this Full Moon is no less dramatic.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Pluto goes retrograde - Time for psychological readjustment


pluto image

I don’t if you realise, but Pluto is now at an almost dead stop and is just about to turn inwards and move into retrograde motion. It officially stops tomorrow at 19.24 degrees Capricorn tomorrow. You know, because some of these outer planets are retro for long periods maybe we take then for granted, but we should not.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Mercury Retrograde in Spring 2017 - Feeling the heat of a situation.


Mercury retrograde[3]

Mercury is stationing retrograde in 4 days time on 10th April at 00.14 hrs in London, it'll be the evening of 9th April if you are in the Caribbean or in the Americas. Mercury this time stops at 4.51 degrees Taurus and it will go into retrograde motion until 3rd of May where it stations direct at 24.17 degrees Aries.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Venus Retrograde in 2017


In the early days of next month, Venus stops and begins a retrograde period. These don't happen so often, every year and a half in fact, so Venus retrograde is in no way in the public consciousness as Mercury retrograde which occurs three times a year.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Mercury opposite to Mars - Releasing the pressure


Ok everyone, get ready for more fireworks tomorrow as Mars retrograde in Scorpio opposes Mercury in stubborn Taurus. This is going to be a showdown in the fixed signs between the planet of the mind and of communication and the planet of action and aggression, which retrograde in Scorpio is harbouring deep deep resentment and irritation. Mars is not happy retrograde in Scorpio as all that action and anger that is normally allowed to flow in the sign Mars used to rule is being stored up internally. It's like the water bubbling and boiling within a pressure cooker until the pressure reaches it's limit, and then the steam blasts out.

9th June

The opposition here shows potential verbal conflict as old wounds and irritations come to a head and "boom", an explosion occurs. The fixed signs indicate issues coming under pressure that have entrenched positions, neither side wants to move or adjust and so they just snipe insults or fire rockets at each other.

Tomorrow is going to be one of those tricky days, so watch out for verbal battles and disagreements and try and keep your cool. Mercury rules transport and the press too, so transport accidents may occur through too much speed, there may be sensational investigations that break in the press, or there may be fire and/ or mechanical technical faults.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus – April and May 2016

Mercury retrograde[3]

Hi everyone. I’m just giving the normal warning today about the impending Mercury retrograde that starts tomorrow on the 28th April and lasts until the 22nd May when it stops and turns direct once again.

Now I've found Mercury retrograde to be mildly irritating, a time when complications just get in the way of ordinary life, especially at work, as Mercury in my own chart sits in my 10th house of career. That's where I seem to feel it most and you will find that you will tend to sense things not being as they should or you will get delays, breakdowns, and the same irritations wherever your Mercury lies in your own chart. You may also sense things not going correctly or smoothly in the part of your own chart covered by the degrees 14-23 degrees Taurus, the Retrograde hit zone this time around. You also tend to go over old ground when Mercury starts to move backwards, or meet old friends. As other Astrologers say (and I agree with them) any actions beginning with "Re-" will be more prevalent now, redoing, revisiting, reacquainting, revising, readjusting... etc etc etc

Now the day or two around the station points (tomorrow through 29th April) I find the most potent as Mercury comes to a stop. This is where disruption in life will be the most acute, so look out for travel delays, things breaking or going wrong and misunderstandings happening.

This first station at 23.36 Taurus lands close to the star Capulus in the constellation of Perseus. Capulus is quite a brutal and confrontational star, so look out for verbal attacks and severe criticism in the world around us in the next day or two. Capulus represents the sword of Perseus, so expect arguments and withering criticism against things being cut down or reduced in size, or against what was said or decided previously. There may be transport, educational or service cuts that annoy and disrupt. Personal and society values and what we ourselves hold dear in our own lives (Taurus) are going to be a key theme in the next three weeks.

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Monday, 6 October 2014

Mercury Retrograde in October 2014, a quick guide...


Mercury retrograde

Mercury is now retrograde for the next 3 weeks in Scorpio but mainly in Libra until Saturday 25th October. When it turns you will go into a review period in your life as you examine what is going right and what isn't. What part of you life is being affected? Here's a handy little guide if you know your Rising sign. If you don’t click here to find out - Find your Rising or Ascendant sign...

Libra Rising - Mercury is moving retrograde in your 1st House so these areas of life may be affected. The front door to one's world and your self-Image, your reaction to your environment; how others see you, your physical characteristics, your outer personality and how one initiates action and beginnings in your life.

Virgo Rising - Mercury will be in your 2nd house affecting the process of what you value and how you do it, your self worth, your attitudes towards money and possessions as well as your income and finally your emotional attachments to objects.

Leo Rising souls will find Mercury in your 3rd house affecting communications of all types, your mind, your early and immediate environment, learning and relations with relatives including brothers and sisters, using any sort of transport or making any short journeys.

Cancer Rising individuals will find Mercury affecting your 4th house, so home and family issues will crop up, how you are is in private, matters affecting the 'background' parent or normally the mother, also matters to do with houses and real estate.

Gemini Rising people have Mercury in their 5th House. This will affect the way you express yourself spontaneously, your children, how you give love to those closest to you, love affairs, leisure activities and taking risks.

Taurus Rising has Mercury in your 6th house affecting your daily routine, your work, your practical skills and techniques, your relations with employers and employees as well as health issues.

Aries Rising finds Mercury moving in your 7th House of one to one encounters, your partners including spouses, matters to do with lawsuits and challenges, your open enemies, how you cooperate or compete with others too.

Pisces Rising will see Mercury retrograde in their 8th House. This will affect anything you share, intense relationships and sex, matters to do with other people's money and possessions, legacies, death and rebirth and Mercury's movements may effect some permanent change in your life.

Aquarius rising has Mercury in your 9th House allowing you to review your belief systems; any matters to do with higher education and training, dealings with teachers, foreign travel and connections abroad (make sure your travel insurance is ok), matters of religion and the spirit of the law.

Capricorn rising individuals have Mercury currently retrograde in their 10th House. This will see them looking at their public role and status, their career; any volunteer work you do, your ambitions and the influence you wield, how you set out to achieve your aims, the dominant parent in your life which is normally your father, any relations with authority figures and your tendency to be dominant or dominated.

Sagittarius rising people have Mercury in their 11th House this time around. This will tend to affect your need to and the way that you make contact with others, how you receive love, your friendships, social groups that you are a part of, your shared hopes and ideals as well as group or team activities that you do.

Finally those with a Scorpio Ascendant have Mercury retrograde in their 12th House. This will affect their unconscious self, what you project onto your intimate relationships, your dreams and your hidden fears, those enemies who remain secretly against you and their actions, breakdowns in your life, matters of sacrifice and service to a greater cause, also connections to hospitals, clinics, prisons and any situation connected to confinement.

Related post - Depression – Looking into the causes and the reasons for this illness through Astrology.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Full Moon in Capricorn on 12th July begins a week of change for us all.

Moon 4

This has been a very active year and the next week sees several shifts in direction and signs of the major planets.  These movements involve Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus all in the next week and a half preceded by a Capricorn Full Moon so in Astrological terms is going to be a a very, very busy one.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Three missing Israeli youngsters are found dead as Mercury stations to go direct.


Today at 13.50 UK time (GMT +1) Mercury stations to go direct and most of you out there with Mercury direct in your own charts will breathe a collective sigh of relief. Actually I have a friend of mine who has Mercury retrograde in her natal chart and the last three weeks have been fabulous for her, so just helps to prove the theory that those who were born with Mercury Rx can really benefit from it.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Mars Retrograde in Libra – Recharging one’s batteries and saving your strength.


In a few days time on the 1st March Mars the planet of action and force turns retrograde for 2 and a half months. Mars only turns retrograde every couple of years so this is not a very frequent occurrence but it is significant when it does happen as the driving force of the zodiac, the one universal influence which pushes all of us forward on a regular basis suddenly goes into retreat. Mars this time is in the sign of Libra too, a place where it is not normally very happy and so in effect we have a double dose of Mars in a rather grumpy mood. What are we likely to be in for and how will this irritable Mars affect our lives? I offer a few passing thoughts on the matter.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Mercury Retrograde for June and July 2013

Mercury retrograde

Mercury as I write has just entered the shadow zone for it's retrograde period which begins on 26th June. The retrograde hit zone this time around is between 13 and 23 degrees Cancer and lasts until 3rd August although the retrograde period itself will end as Mercury stations on 21st July.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Pluto Retrograde - Time for some internal cleansing


I don’t if you realise, but Pluto is now at an almost dead stop and is just about to turn inwards and move into retrograde motion. You know, because some of these outer planets are retro for long periods maybe we take then for granted, but we should not.

Pluto when direct transforms our world through outside events and incidents that change the direction of our lives. Parts of our lives will die and then we have to take a different course. We may get blocked by facing people in power who have control over us. We may face cruelty or harshness and have to deal with the consequences and we may find that we have to assess our financial position too.

Pluto retrograde turns inward on ourselves and in the next few months we are going to find that our attitudes and patterns of thought are going to change, we may have to psycho-analyse our own lives so that we can get some personal power back in our own hands. If you have been suffering with depression or feeling low, now you will be able to fully deal with those consequences and get to the root cause of the problems.

The other thing that will undergo a huge change under this retrograde period I think are our relationships and matters of sharing of the most intimate nature. Are you in the right relationship and are you getting the most out of it? Our emotions are going to get the full force of Pluto's cleansing power thrust upon them and in square aspect with Uranus which breathes new life into our lives, many of you will be doing some deep thinking and being given the chance to make some radical decisions in the next few months.

Pluto is retrograde from 12th April 2013 and and is going to be moving backwards until 20th September 2013.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Mercury Retrograde – The trickster of the night sky prepares to play his games again.

Mercury retrograde

Oh yes, here we go once again. In just a couple of day’s time on 23rd February, Mercury Retrograde will be upon us all, this time in the watery sign of Pisces. Three and a half weeks of the most irritating kinds of difficulties and problems could pop up out of the blue and test our resolve. You know with the big problems in life we get a chance to sit and mull over what we are actually going to do to solve them, simply because the outer planets that create these changes move so very slowly. Mercury Retrograde on the other hand is so infuriating because it triggers small little testy issues that appear out of nowhere, often in quick succession, causing us any amount of grief and frustration. As such, Mercury Retrograde has gained this reputation as something bad and ominous. Is it as bad as it seems, and how do you go about things to make the best of an admittedly tricky planetary movement?

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Saturn Retrograde – Time for assessment.

Saturn Retrograde

Old father time, yes that’s the real face of Saturn, the Lord of Karma and the one planet that never, ever lets you off the hook. If you are doing well he rewards you, if you are trying to cut some corners, he will punish you. Saturn is ultimate judge and jury rolled into one. I will bet that almost all Astrologers when they first look at any astrological chart will focus in on Saturn almost immediately. On my Astro charts I colour Saturn in blue, the coldest and most conservative colour I could think of. Now in three day’s time, the focus will be back on “Big Blue” again, as he stations at 11:32 degrees Scorpio and then turns tail into retrograde motion.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Uranus & Mercury Retrograde July 2012 – Searching for the higher truth to set our minds free.


Uranus, the planet of rebellion, of disruption, independent spirit and thought turns retrograde on 13th July for it’s annual 155 day retrograde period. This happens on a regular basis and normally one would not take so much notice, however this time Uranus is now in a series of square aspects to Pluto and it’s turn to retrograde motion coincides with Mercury, the planet of communication and of the mind turning retrograde too a couple of days later on 15th July. What’s more, these two planets which represent the way we think are in trine aspect in the skies above us.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

CERN – Light speed checks come astrologically on time.

hadron collider

I have been following this story with great interest of the past few months. Back in September last year the boffins at the CERN Hadron Collider site in Geneva who were looking for the Higgs Boson or God particle made a startling discovery, that the neutrinos they were testing were travelling  in excess of the speed of light. Today, news came out of CERN that possibly there were some errors in their experiments. Their results showed although the particles were shown to have sped along 60 billionths of a second faster than thought possible, there could have been a problem with the optical cables they were using or even the accuracy of the timing devices. A look back at the astrology chart from the first use of the Hadron collider shows that now is the time for correction and checking exactly what happened.