Chaos and confusion seem to hover in a cloud over the world for periods of time, now and then
Maybe you have heard people blame things going wrong on Mercury Retrograde. Also, things sometimes seem to just go backward. How can this have any connection to the planet Mercury? Do the other planets do similar things?
We are currently experiencing Jupiter retrograde
It began February 6 and will last until June 9, 2017. Venus is due to go retrograde between March 6 and April 15, 2017. How will we experience these times?
Planets do not literally reverse their orbit. However, they can appear to travel backward from our perspective on earth. This is why the Sun and Moon never go into retrograde.
The Sun is the center of all planetary orbits in our Solar system, and of course, the moon orbits Earth.
Below I will explain the phenomena that occur when a planet goes into retrograde. Being prepared is the best way to not get caught in the chaos.
Mercury is the planet that controls communication. The winged messenger in mythology. When Mercury is retrograde we can expect misunderstandings and breakdowns in communication.
If someone says something upsetting to you, you might be misinterpreting them. You could start a feud that will leave you red-faced at the end of the retrograde when the truth becomes clear.
Journeys experience delays and technology can become faulty. The world will seem to be in utter chaos.
Mercury goes retrograde about 3 times a year. The retrograde period lasts about 2 weeks.
How to Hack Mercury Retrograde
- Remind yourself “this too shall pass“
Venus is the planet that controls our attraction. It is longing and yearning. Venus represents material desires and aesthetic appreciation.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and where Venus is in your chart represents what you will find beautiful. Venus doesn’t bring love to you, it reminds you to love. When Venus is direct, it is external.
When Venus is in retrograde, it is very subtle and it becomes internal. You may feel reserved when expressing affection and offering love to others. You might feel like you don’t even know what you want.
Venus goes retrograde about once every 18 months. The retrograde period lasts about 6 weeks.
How to Hack Venus Retrograde
- love the miracle of your life
- want self-care
- enjoy solitude
- let your love light shine
- notice the sensual
- connect with and feel one with the earth
- remember that the withdrawal of others is not personal
Mars is the planet that controls your drives and lust. It is your fight, your aggression, and your energy. In mythology, Mars represents war.
He is the defender, protector, and sometimes, aggressor. Mars gets you what you want, and will do everything it takes to get it.
When Mars is in retrograde, there is much frustration and aggression in the air. When you shoot your arrows at the bull’s eye, they seem to always miss.
There are global risks of violence and wars breaking out. People become paranoid and suspicious. The chaos in the atmosphere can cause accidents.
Mars goes retrograde about once every 2 years. The retrograde period lasts for about 3 months.
How to Hack Mars Retrograde
- Practice mindfulness
- Practice meditation
- Book time to relax
- Back down first
- Agree to disagree
- Don’t play with fire
- Run off your anger
Jupiter makes everything feel lucky. It is the largest planet in the solar system, so it represents how we expand optimistically. It is our positive side. Jupiter encourages us to travel, to think outside the box and grow.
When Jupiter is retrograde we can rush into things like a bull in a china shop. We take gambles, and our ego can bloat to embarrassing dimensions. We become too optimistic.
It can feel like the good times will last forever. We forget that the light exists only in contrast to the dark. We should avoid the casino, and refrain from financial investments. If we do experience a win, we may squander it quickly.
Jupiter goes retrograde every 9 months. The retrograde period lasts around 4 months.
How to Hack Jupiter Retrograde
- Appreciate what you already have
- Practice gratitude and humility
- Invest in charitable organizations
- Press pause in your life and gaze at the bigger picture
- Edit any progress you have already been making
- Explore your inner universe for its treasures
Saturn is Father Time. Saturn is karma – empty acts of your ego will come back to bite you under his rule. Saturn can feel like a ball and chain around your ankle.
But Saturn doesn’t want you to rush in like a fool where angels fear to tread. Your boundaries and limits are all represented by this planet. Like a toddler in a playpen, Saturn restrains us for our own safety.
When Saturn goes retrograde, it can feel like your progress comes to a screeching halt. It can feel like you are in the dock of a court. Saturn the judge will force you to examine where you are at, and charge you for any crimes you have committed. But he has no intention to punish you. Saturn only wishes to rehabilitate you.
You will exit the Saturn retrograde stronger, better and feeling vindicated. But only if you don’t fight the rehab program. If you don’t heed his warnings and learn his lessons, you will return to chaos.
Saturn in retrograde occurs every 12 months. The retrograde period lasts approximately 4 months.
How to Hack Saturn Retrograde
- Be honest with yourself
- Adhere to the policy of truth
- Admit where you have made mistakes
- Resolve to improve
- Respect your boundaries
- Respect the boundaries of others
- Forgive others, and yourself
- Invest in psychotherapy if you need assistance to move through the darkness.