Retrograde Planets

Retrograde planets are a fascinating mix of both real and not real! They appear, from our perspective here on planet Earth, to be stationary just before moving backwards.

Backwards?

Backwards as they appear! An illusion. Nothing that we see in our universe can really do anything much other than burn out, collapse or move forwards! In other words … there is always some form of activity with action taken.  However, due to our Earth careering through space at a different speed to other planets and stars (plus our Earth has a wobble on its axis), occasionally it seems as if otherretrograde planets planetary bodies are moving in ‘different to expected’ ways.

Our Universe is wonderful and beautiful and constantly achieves different patterns of energy available to us all at all moments. As each planetary body moves at a different speed, so the way that patterns are created are completely unique and never to be seen again. As you began to read this article the planets had arranged themselves in a certain pattern which already, now, is different and will never occur again! Think of the tide moving and the ocean creating different patterns in the sand with every wave.

All energy is there to be accessed and to give us more information as to our choices and potentials as we, ourselves, move forwards through life. And so it is useful to look at the difference in energy from a planet moving forwards in motion in a normal way to then what happens to that energy when we view the planet in a different way from our Earth. The subtle adjustment (and, to be fair, sometimes not so subtle!) gives us an opportunity to grow in a different way.

 

To Illustrate!

Mercury has much to offer us all when his orbit changes and he also then becomes the most mis-understood planet of all. During a retrograde Mercury it may well be that out tech issues become apparent and our washing machine breaks down. However those things would have happened in any case. A Mercury retrograde gives us the opportunity to check that things are working correctly.

Contracts arriving during a Saturn retrograde will require all the “i”s dotted and the “t”s crossed. Of course legal work will be around at any time but how useful it is to know that the planets are giving extra emphasis and clarity for just plain re-reading them through at certain times!

And there is one of the main “retrograde” keys within astrology!

During a retrograde energy it is useful in the way of any word beginning with ‘re-…’.  So revisit, re-read, rewind, repair, rethink, recover and receive – and feel free to add your own!

During a Mercury retrograde, which aspected my own Sun & Uranus, I signed up for, and leaned so much from, a crystal healing course.

What will you do the next time you hear a planet is retrograde?

 

The Key to Time …

retrograde planets

Time only moves forwards. We grow and evolve and choose how to live. And so …

And no apologies for asking you again!

What will you do the next time you hear a planet is retrograde?

What action will you be inspired to consider? And how will you receive the nudges from the Universe and respond?!

 

As always, with love, from Alison

PS – remember to book your call with me to see how knowing where your birth planets are is helpful when looking at what the planets are doing now!

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