Jupiter Retrograde 2019

Jupiter goes Retrograde in fiery Sagittarius on April 10th until August 11th. This planet may have milder effects than most of the other planets when viewed in Retrograde motion. It stations Retrograde at 24 degrees Sagittarius, a couple degrees from the Galactic Center, kicked off with an opposition to the Moon in Gemini. Messages from many sources are profuse and important signs and guideposts are streaming in strongly now. These are signals of what things may need to be worked on, enhanced, healed or given greater structure while Jupiter is Retrograde. This upcoming period will offer the chance to review many of the great adventures, learning experiences and opportunities gained since over the past several months and to make sure that optimal use is being made of the tools and resources at our disposal.

Saturn will also be turning Retrograde from April 29th to September 18th, adding to the vibe of review this summer. Since Jupiter entered Sagittarius on November 8th of 2018 things have been moving way too fast and furious for some. For others things have been amazingly expansive, bringing much needed change in stagnant situations. It will soon become easier to assimilate what has been learned and experienced in recent months, and to make any desired corrections or updates in the overall direction that life appears to be taking. Travel may be less frantic and more focused. Real or metaphorical puzzles and pressing questions may finally be solved and answered. It probably won’t be time to full steam ahead with all the information acquired until Jupiter goes Direct in August, or perhaps later in September when Saturn is also Direct.

Jupiter stations Direct at 14 degrees Sagittarius on August 11. Those who have planets at or very close to this degree will likely feel especially relieved to move forward with renewed energy and optimism in some way. In general it will be time to put new plans into action and take healthy risks again for the sake of growth, learning, honor and prosperity.

Full Moon in Gemini 12-6-14

The Full Moon is 14 degrees of Gemini on December 6th of 2014, just days before the sixth of a series of seven exact and revolutionary squares between Uranus and Pluto (December 14th) that began in 2012 and will finalize in 2015. With this luminous culmination a major chapter of our human history is coming to an end. Contrary to our not-so-distant past when our daily civilized affairs were blatantly controlled, we now have so many critical choices to make about what comes next that it’s overwhelming. Gemini’s planetary ruler Mercury is conjoined the Sun in Sagittarius, indicating that many people may be feeling at odds with themselves in some way, for instance their familiar minds could be saying one thing while their intuition is saying another. Who to trust, what to believe, and what to do about it are pressing matters, as the limited scopes of our understanding in any given situation has become all too obvious. The Full Moon’s square to Chiron in Pisces exacerbates this uncomfortable uncertainty and urges us to heed more of the unseen dimensions of our existence – the inner sanctum of the heart, the Higher Self, the supreme intelligences of the Universe. What we see is not always what we get, and the saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover” is particularly relevant now. It’s time to open that book to get a true sense of what it’s all about.

The Twins are mirrors to each other,  and what often happens when the moon is lit up in this sign is that we either fall in love with our reflection, or we bitterly hate and reject our shadow. Just as the left and right hemispheres of the brain are both important and interactive, we cannot successfully disassociate from the things in ourselves we don’t like.

With the recent Ferguson case and numerous other countless legal abuses brought to the eyes of the public this past year, our widespread fascism and racism indicate how terribly our evolution is hindered by such narrow vision and divisions in consciousness. The cardinal Uranus-Pluto square is bringing out all the muck, as fire and brimstone rebellion meets materialism and long-established dictatorship. Those “with eyes to see” are being strengthened in their resolve to speak and act with greater truth and integrity, but it is questionable how far talk will get any of us.

Fairy_Wallpaper_Background_FallingMoon_by_JulieFain1024Asteroid Ceres is also conjunct the Sun, drawing to our attention the degrees to which we have been divorced from nature and our authentic selves. Being opposite of the Moon she is revealing where we’re still broken, what we are hungry for, and what are the true bonds and bridges that can heal us emotionally.

The Sun is conjoined with a deep-space point called the Great Attractor, written so eloquently about by Philip Sedgwick. The importance of having both hindsight and foresight are highlighted, as well as the ability to remain present with what is. This mysterious glob in space is swiftly drawing countless galaxies into its aura including our solar system and Milky Way. We can only speculate what that means for us personally, but it may for some symbolize the turning inward of energy, to bring us Home.

Sagittarius’s ruler Jupiter is harmoniously aspected to the Full Moon as it slows down to Retrograde in Leo on the 8th until April 8th of 2015. While Retrograde the planet of higher learning, expansion and fortune encourages to act on our truth and convictions rather than merely ruminate.

The Sabian symbol for this Moon is:

“Two Dutch children talking to each other, exchanging their knowledge”, the keynote meaning:

“the need to clarify one’s experiences through actual contacts with like-minded individuals”.

This symbol pretty much speaks for itself. We’re invited to release our biases, judgments, and assumptions at the door before we proceed with deeper work that must be done.