The last few years have been a time for some serious growth, awakening and ascension. 2018 was no different. However, the beginning of 2019 is looking up!!!
It has been a very long time since all of the planets have been aligned and moving forward. The first few months of 2019 are going to be powerful as we are getting a little or sometimes BIG push from the universe to come back into alignment with our heart to move forwards and honor what we have come here to learn and grow from and through.
So let’s review, What is a retrograde?
A “retrograde” means that a planet appears to be moving backwards, although this is not physically happening.. the effects are still very much experienced energetically. The opposite of a retrograde (or Rx for short) is moving in a direct motion and this energy can be a lot easier to move through. Each of the planets have certain karmic lessons and growth attached to them. A karmic lesson is something that you as a soul set out for yourself to learn that you have yet to master or balance in previous lifetimes. Odds are, if you have a situation that keeps repeating in your life that you cannot seem to get through, you are learning something that you set out for yourself to master in this lifetime.
Retrogrades affect everyone on the planet including empaths/sensitive souls who tend to pick up and process the collectives energy, however.. if one of these retrogrades is in your birth chart, you will be feeling the energy and effects much stronger as this is a transit that you are meant to experience. For more information, you can click here to read one of my previous blog posts about retrograde energy.
1/6/2019 - Uranus stations direct! Woohoo
Making way for the new!!! This is a BIG deal as we move into the new year. Uranus tears down the old structures that are no longer working to make way for what is meant for us. To start out the new year like this is very positive and this is an ideal time for setting new intentions and goal setting. The universe will support you now as you make the changes you are being guided to make.
3/5/2019 - 3/28/2019
10/31/2019 - 11/20/2019
A time to reflect, review choices before making decisions, communication issues may occur and electronics can go awry. When Mercury is Rx, it is not usually a good time to sign contracts. This time is for review and readjustment before moving forward again. This is one of the smaller and more common retrogrades (although the energy felt can be quite powerful).
4/10/2019 - 8/11/2019 - Jupiter Retrograde
When Jupiter is Rx, it is a time of some spiritual truth seeking and even taking some time to find the deeper meaning in all aspects of your life. Jupiter is a lucky planet and when direct will reward us for work well done on our spiritual path. When in Rx, Jupiter may teach us a little more about where we need to grow and master lessons around our spiritual path.
4/24/2019 - 10/03/2019 - Pluto Retrograde
When Pluto is Rx we are guided to turn inward towards our own personal shadow side and take a long hard look at everything. It is a time to revisit some old wounds, self imposed limiting beliefs and purge them out for good so we can become a stronger, more capable version of ourselves. Pluto is all about soul transformation. *You may find yourself coming out with a much more solid understanding about life and what you are here to do after being moved through a Pluto transit.
4/30/2019 - 9/18/2019 - Saturn Retrograde
Resolution of karma. Saturn causes us to confront past lessons and gain wisdom from these past sessions before entering a new cycle in our life. Saturn can also mean father healing of any kind. Saturn helps us move past self imposed limitations and move into higher consciousness. Saturn Rx will bring up anything that has been suppressed and cause you to listen to your heart and face what that little voice within has been saying. If you listen, all will go well. If you don’t, Saturn will manifest whatever has been ignored so we do the work needed for our highest good.
6/21/2019 - 11/27/2019 - Neptune Retrograde
This planet is associated with illusions. When Neptune is Rx, illusions are revealed and we are gently nudged by the universe to feel everything so we can gain clarity about what we may have been hiding from ourselves within our heart space. Lots of spiritual growth comes from this energy.
8/12/2019 - 01/01/2020 - Uranus Retrograde
When Uranus is in Rx it is a time of tearing down the old and making way for the new. This planet can come in almost like a wrecking ball and will literally tear down the structures we are living in that are simply not serving us, to make way for the abundance that we are worthy of.
You may not be able to feel the effects of these energies on the day they are taking place. Changes and shifts can occur over a few weeks or months. Just keep swimming and remember to trust that the universe has your back and any changes that occur are in alignment with what you are here to experience. Trust. Sending you so much love, Steph.