I thought this should have it's own thread - not so we can worry and fret, but so we can fall into a beautiful sync with these planetary cycles.
Finally, in 2019 we will have only three Mercury retrograde periods. There are often four a year, so this means communications will be flowing without quite as many snafus. Granted, those snafus can work entirely in our favor.
To understand retrograde cycles, check out the GVA Tutorial at Youtube - Retrograde Planets of Mercury and Beyond:
Jupiter will retrograde once and the outer planets, from Saturn to Pluto, will all have their Rx times. Check the details, degrees and shadow zones here. We'll be discussing these on the Forum and GVA Calls in 2019.
March 05 – Mercury retrograde 29° Pisces - March 28th - 16 Pisces April 10 – Jupiter retrograde 24° Sagittarius - August 11th - 14 Sagittarius April 24 – Pluto retrograde 23° Capricorn - October 2nd - 20 Capricorn April 29 – Saturn retrograde 20° Capricorn - September 18th - 13 Capricorn June 21 – Neptune retrograde 18° Pisces - November 27th - 15 Pisces July 07 – Mercury retrograde 04° Leo - July 31st - 23 Cancer August 11 – Uranus retrograde 06° Taurus - January 10th - 2 Taurus October 31 – Mercury retrograde 27° Scorpio - November 20th - 11 Scorpio
Oh my...Mercury retrograde focuses even more energy into the focal point of my kite! Feedback welcomed!
Here's the link to the March Mercury Rx for those who want to see the path Mercury takes. It sure does light up some of your chart patterns - The Grand Trine of Saturn - Neptune - MC, for one, and the T-Square of Sun/Venus - Saturn - Uranus/Pluto.
All from the 5th/6th house.
I'd be tuning into career and creativity, checking in to see if you are on the path that lights you up. And, I would be listening to the body big time to better understand what's right in your life, or maybe a little log-jammed.
With so much activated, I'd be finding ways to slow down and tune in.
The inner planet Rx is what we want to look at so basically Mercury as Venus and Mars are direct all of 2019. Still, it might be fun to look at any Rx in the solar return chart.
I love how Joanne Wickenburg puts it: All retrograde planets are closer to Earth than they are at any other times in their orbits.
Because they are so near to us during these times they require you to become more aware of how you are operating in your life, both internally and externally. In general, they invite you to look more deeply into what that planet really means to you.
Looking at my Solar Return for 2019, I'll have Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto Rx. Might explore that a bit, even though they aren't inner planets.
starman: oK , I have a date already picked. Now do I do a natal on that date and time and location? Do I read it like I would do a Natal? Little confused...
Mar 26, 2019 0:42:11 GMT
Kim: Hope to see you all on the GVA Call tomorrow - Manifesting with Retrogrades in the Solar Return chart!
Mar 26, 2019 2:04:34 GMT
paua: Great call! Thanks for mentioning my chart. I dont think I had put up this years solar return chart yet. It also has no retrogrades.
Mar 31, 2019 5:12:22 GMT
Kim: Hey everyone - the server is down for 'emergency maintenance' so the GVA site/ some course material is unacceptable. I'll let you know when it's back up! They said 'hours not days!'
Apr 2, 2019 0:29:50 GMT
Kim: GVA Site is back up!!!!
Apr 2, 2019 0:58:36 GMT
Donna: Spent much time outside in nature this past weekend of Grand Fire trine and Cardinal cross. While many around me only saw drabness all I saw were beautiful signs of Spring. The breezes and sunshine I absolutely “absorbed” with so much appreciation. 😊
Apr 15, 2019 2:47:15 GMT
scorpiorising13: Hi! I would love to know how to find 151 Abundantia in my chart - where is it transiting? Thank you! Also, love the image for Monday Astro-LOA Flash; never seen that Klimt before!
Apr 15, 2019 3:53:04 GMT
Kim: It was a new Gustav Klimt for me too! Very Egyptian, I thought. You can find any asteroid, for any date at this fabulous online ephemeris. www.true-node.com/eph1/ Or, use the 'Extended Chart Selection' at astro.com
Apr 15, 2019 9:04:15 GMT
Kim: Abundantia is 24° of Virgo right now
Apr 15, 2019 9:06:12 GMT
scorpiorising13: Thank you .. that's my 10th; Jupiter in my 2nd, Venus 4th. Jupiter also trining my natal Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Aries and Leo midheaven.
Apr 15, 2019 14:59:39 GMT
Kim: That's a fiery combo! Let the opportunities begin!
Apr 16, 2019 3:05:56 GMT