Five of the
ten planets astrologers use at are retrograde
August 12, through August 25.
seem to move at a slower pace, or you may feel like you are fighting a battle
to accomplish what you want. Things will pick up shortly, but for now it may be
best to use the time to reflect and come up with solutions rather than
implementing them. The last time five planets were retrograde was May, 2016.
If you try
to fight the tide and keep going at a normal (fast, that is) pace you will
experience frustration. I'm not saying to be lazy, but going with the flow of
the planets is far easier than beating your head against a brick wall! Take a break
if you can and smell the roses, and remember that summer won't last forever.
At the time
of this post the Sun and Mars are in Leo=ego and energy. It may seem like an
ego blow to have to slow things down.
Mercury is retrograde in Virgo, and you may feel like complaining,
but that won't help either.
retrograde planets include Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto-all of the outer
planets! That said, some or several of the outer planets are typically
retrograde. The outer planets bring about slow moving change and trends in our
The most significant retrograde is
can be foggy or confused, glitches occur, equipment and other things can break
down and it can be quite a letdown when suddenly nothing is moving forward as
you would like.
time wisely. You may need to rethink certain situations or issues may arise to be
solved. You may even change directions, and more can be accomplished behind the scenes than you may think.
Saturn turns direct August 25, at 21 degrees of Sagittarius. This
will be followed by Mercury on September
5, when it turns direct at 28 degrees of Leo.
At this time
things will pick back up and we will start to move forward once again!