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Jupiter Retrograde DO'S & DON'TS

JUPITER & THE BEE
A queen bee from Mount Hymettus ascended to Olympus to present honey fresh from her combs.  Jupiter, delighted with the offering, promised to give whatever she should ask.

"Give me, I pray thee, a sting, that if any mortal shall approach to take my honey, I may kill him," implored the bee.

Jupiter was displeased for he loved the human race, but he could not renege on his word.  Jupiter thus replied, "You shall have your request, but it will be at the peril of your own life.   If you use your sting, it will remain in the wound you have made, and you will die from its loss." . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in Retrogrades

All About Retrogrades SURVIVAL KIT

Each year, almost all planets go through periods when they appear to be moving backwards.

Planets go around the Sun.  As they "round the bend" from our point-of-view, they appear to slow down, stop, slide backward, stop again, and then move forward—this cycle is known as "retrograde."

Retrograde or "Rx" comes from the Latin word "retrogradus," which means "backward step." . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in How To's, Practical Astrology, Retrogrades

Your Next Superpower NEPTUNE Rx

On June 19, 2018, Neptune will hop on the Retrograde (Rx) Bandwagon and stay thru November 25.  Neptune is the Planet that sharpens our intuition, a superpower we all stand to gain in the next five months.

HEAVINESS FOLLOWED BY UNCERTAINTY

It's easy to tell how Neptune Rx will play out in your life.  Look for heaviness followed by uncertainty. . . .  Read more

Posted by Earther in Return to Eden

The Precarious Road Ahead PART I, BEGINNING WITH DAMASCUS

April 14.  On the day facilities in Damascus were bombed, the countries mentioned on the front page news—Syria, France, UK, US and Russia—had one thing in common. They all have natal Planets at 21°.

On that day, both Pluto and Jupiter Rx were at 21°, allowing the fateful events on that day to happen.

Today, news bureaus are quiet except for commentaries and speculations.

Beginning April 23. A week from now, Pluto, the Planet of immense power and transformation will join Jupiter and turn retrograde; still at 21°.

Pluto will back up and redo the events that took place in Damascus on April 14; this time, more intensely.

Beginning May 27. Five weeks later, Pluto will slide to 20° and drag other nations including Turkey, Iran and North Korea into the ring.

Pluto is larger than life, omnipotent and alchemical. When retrograde, Pluto is dead set on imparting three things:

1. The right use of power

2. How to transform lead to gold which always requires death—be it gross or subtle

3. Nothing ever dies; only its form changes

Is there a way to change the course of events? What will it take? Watch out for Part II.

Photograph by  Victor Sukhorukov; published under a Creative Commons license. 

Posted by Rami in Forecasts, Retrogrades

2018 Forecast: Mark Your Calendar PART I OF III, RETROGRADES

How to Make Good Use of This Forecast

STEPS
1 - Bookmark this page.  Use this forecast to guide you in timing important events in 2018.

2 – Grab your 2018 pocket or digital calendar. . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in Corporate Astrology, Forecasts, Practical Astrology, Retrogrades

The Passage to New Earth FORECAST: 2017 AND BEYOND

2017 FORECAST
The key themes for 2017 are:

  • Breaking away from outmoded structures
  • Finding balance
  • Cultivating inner-spiritual wisdom

Jupiter in Libra thru October
Jupiter, the Great Benefic, has the strongest voice thru October this year.  In Libra, it will deliver opportunities to learn balance within ourselves which will then reflect on our important relationships.  Engage in Inner Work, yoga and other practices that promote balance.

2017 Mercury Retrograde
Keep tab of the Mercury Rx cycles.   Other than the standard DO'S & DON'TS, Mercury Rx cycles are a time to rethink. . . .  Read more

Posted by Earther in Forecasts, Retrogrades, Return to Eden

Mercury Retrograde DO'S & DON'TS

Mercury completes its orbit around the Sun in about 88 days, while Earth takes 365 days.

Since Mercury travels faster, it zooms past Earth 3-4 times each year.

As Mercury "rounds the bend," it appears to slow down, stop, move backward, stop again, then move forward— this cycle is known as retrograde or Rx from the Latin word "retrogradus" meaning "backward step." . . .  Read more

Posted by Earther in Retrogrades

Got Your Goat

Jupiter Rx in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn 
Aug 2017

We are approaching the third of three squares (90º) between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.

* The first in Nov 2016 coincided with the U.S. presidential elections
* The second has begun and will peak on Mar 27 thru Mar 30, 2017
* The third will happen in Aug 2017

WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Jupiter in Libra will make sure we relate well with one another and try to resolve our disagreements, but what is percolating underneath like an overdue volcano (Pluto) is what we need to be aware of. . . .  Read more

Posted by Rami in Forecasts, Retrogrades