Jupiter in Retrograde April 10-August 11 2019, Jupiter Retrograde Ends
Jupiter, the larger than life planet in the sky, the human archetype of the Wise Sage, The Teacher, the Know-It-All.
Jupiter pulls on us, dragging us out of the distraction of our own grandstanding and evasiveness, giving us the desire to learn more, to aspire to be and do. Jupiter says “meaning is found when we connect with something greater than ourselves”.
Expansion sounds like an exciting concept. We want to grow and explore and connect! But we can get rather attached to our personal opinions and narrow perspectives.
While in retrograde, we went looking for the places where we needed a shift in our typical thought processes, or where we had misunderstood our previous desires or goals. Were we on track? Or had we become stuck again, resorting to the old, hardened (and outdated) belief systems we thought we had given up or shifted long ago?
What are your silent assassins? What keeps you hypocritical and undependable? Jupiter in retrograde has been helping you see these places with more clarity. As Jupiter turns direct, you’ll use what you learned to support and keep you inspired to continue to move toward your long-term vision.
Aug 11, 2019, Uranus goes Retrograde
Uranus is the planet that abhors stagnation and advocates for change. The human archetype of the individualist, the brilliant scientist, the rebel.
While in retrograde, Uranus will show us where we’ve personally become complacent and detached by activating our social awareness and making us question our expectations for the future.
Uranus in Taurus is about our resources; our money, our security, our food. When we don’t have those things, we feel powerless and there’s an implication that we hold less value than those that have plenty. Regardless of what we perceive as having or not, an ambition to change something, anything, everything… will likely arise.
Unconventionality eventually becomes freedom and liberation. The end goal isn’t to be perfect, but to cultivate independence, fellowship and a desire for improvement. A willingness to make small changes within that facilitate what’s happening out there, as we are only as strong societally as we are individually.
Full Moon in Aquarius, Aug 15th 2019
The Moon is in Aquarius and the Sun is in Leo. We work to bring our personal sense of self, into balance with the version of who we are as friends, as activists, as humanitarians. We vacillate between the smaller and highly personal perspective of self, and the larger impersonal perspective of the collective. Are we in? Or are we out?
Full Moons are thick with emotions, as they confront us with the things we’ve been unwilling or unable to acknowledge all month.
We want to have fun, we want lightheartedness and creativity and most of all, we want to be seen, appreciated, validated and celebrated. But those needs get convoluted by our stories. We aren’t appreciated, we aren’t recognized, we are ridiculed. We defend by being cocky, proud, distant. Looking to the outer world to validate us leads to pain and a loss of connection with higher powers.
Learning to be with ourselves. With the pain, with the suffering, with the deep-seated fear that we are not enough. Spending moments within the sacred space of our internal environment, the temple of YOU gives you much needed perspective. Cultivate creativity, but only the kinds that please you. Make it your goal to enjoy, not perfect.
August 23rd Sun enters Virgo
Virgo is the high, holy organizer. Virgo is the seeker of divine perfection. In Virgo season, we harvest. The blood, sweat and tears that we’ve poured into our proverbial summer gardens have grown roots, vines and fruit. Virgo gifts us a framework for how to process and make the most of our hard work. Virgo helps us create harmony between the growing and the harvesting. What have you grown this summer? How can you capture the bounty of it to use all through the winter?
August 30th New Moon in Virgo
We all want approval. Not in the same ways, or for the same things of course, but we all want to be accepted and told in some form that we’re good. Virgo is after all, the archetype of good-ness. Virgo strives to be right and righteous and this New Moon will may activate our sense of obligation to show up and perform, to play the game and be beautiful doing it.
In order to create, we first need to know what we want, and then we plan. We start big and work our way down to the details. Nailing the details can be very empowering, as long as we don’t get so caught up in them that we develop tunnel vision.
Introspection around the goal and the process of getting there. We want to be good, but not to the point that we sell ourselves out. We want to be factual and organized but not to the point that we stress ourselves out. We want to be empowered to fix and balance (in our own unique ways) without losing our tempers or attacking ourselves. These are the goals.
Are you ready to begin using the wisdom of astrology in your mental health toolkit?