It’s Retrograde time! Buckle up kiddos – it’s about to get bumpy!
This Retrograde has got some additional punches that are going to make this one loopy roller coaster ride.
Right now intense emotions and feelings are at an all-time high. Our world is experiencing mixed feelings toward pandemic and civil unrest. It is a crazy time and having our own personal issues resurface can be too much.
You are not alone. We are all going through this together.
Some of you may already be feeling the flip-flopping energies that are bipolar in nature. You are exhausted one day and feel absolutely energized the next. This can even happen on the same day!
Sometimes you may feel immense sadness and you don’t even know why? Or a surge of immense gratitude when you’re losing everything and seeing your life fall apart.
These conflicting emotions can be overwhelming and leave you lost with no resolution in sight.
To top it off, the retrograde planets are following suit as overlapping of planetary influences is for a significant purpose.
Dr. Katana, Angelic Channeler, shares her divine messages,
“This time of chaotic energies can lower anyone’s vibrational output. And for all you Empaths out there, you are going to feel the energies of the Collective the most. So, please take really good care of yourself. Drinks lots of water, ground and shield yourself. Smudge or do chakra cleansing after you have been out and about. Do fun things for yourself as often as you can to find your inner balance!”
Out with the old – in with the new!
The extreme purging of old feelings and ways to bring in the new is now more than evident. It takes a cosmic intervention to do this on a massive scale – for us as individuals but more importantly on a collective level.
It’s time for the old duality way of thinking to go and make room to bring humanity up a notch, leveling up to a higher state of consciousness – into the 5th dimension. For some of us who have already been doing shadow work, and are further along in their spiritual journey, the cosmic interventions of retrogrades are much welcomed as it aides in the Ascension process.
For others, it brings submerged feelings or unfinished business up to the surface. Perhaps you are going through the dark night of the soul or this is triggering the beginning of it. These powerful waves bring up emotions we need to address. Ones that we have set aside for a long time.
The planets are ready to bring forth cleansing for that clean slate to move forward – signaling us to do the same.
And if you have no idea what I am talking about but are resonating with the information, just know that this is your Awakening.
You have clicked on this page for a reason. You were pulled to understand what you are experiencing, because deep down you know it is bigger than you.
Something is happening but you can’t put your finger on it. But you know its coming – a change. These conflicting feelings have brought you here. And you will learn more but rest assured you are not going crazy.
So let’s dive in on whats going on with the planetary energies and how it is affecting you!
But wait there is more….
Out of our nine planets – at any time there are 3 – 4 planets that are retrograding and overlapping each other at the same time. Each planet comes with its own set of qualities and characteristics that rule over a component in our lives. They each have a unique energy that ripples out a vibration that we feel and react to with our energetic makeup.
The planets are divided into two groups. The “inner” planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. These are the ones that are closer to the Sun. Their rotation around the Sun is shorter and quicker therefore influencing more of the day-to-day challenges and any short-term issues.
The “outer” planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. These are much larger planets and their rotation around the Sun is slower and longer. They influence more of the bigger picture of our lives, the long term goals of self.
When a planet moves forward it shares its powerful positive influence with us. When a planet is in retrograde, its positioning gives an illusion that it is going backward. It stifles its energy by slipping into a resting or sleeping state.
While napping, the activities that the planet governs do not have the full support of its planet’s supervision.
Therefore, chaos ensues!
Mercury Retrograde 2022 Dates
- January 14 to February 3
- May 10 to June 3
- September 9 to October 2
- December 29 to January 18, 2023
The star of the show! Gotta love this feisty time of the year. As inconvenient as these energies are it is much needed in the whole process.
Mercury governs transportation and communication on all levels.
Unfortunately, Mercury Retrograde may cause some havoc in your daily life. Some examples of things going haywire will be your computer crashing, Wi-Fi in constant search mode, electricity getting cut off, missed flights, car breaking down, appliances needing repairs, higher tensions in the workplace, excessive arguing with your loved ones, emails and documents going missing, and so much more.
Mercury also rules anything that begins with “re”. This includes reflect, reorganize, reassess, repair, redesign, or revisit.
Despite the technical difficulties, this time brings a lot of perspective and ability to look at things, situations, or people from a different angle.
Venues Retrograde Dec. 19, 2021 – Jan. 29, 2022
Venus is this planet known for love, beauty, pleasure, and harmony. Named after the Goddess of Love herself. Unfortunately, while in retrograde, Venus disrupts romance.
This disruption can include facing issues of compatibility, more than usual disagreements, lack of sensual desire, and more. Let’s throw in some communication issues (from taking place in Gemini) and we can have some intense moments with serious conversations.
But this may not be a bad thing. Venus is a benefic planet, which means it is associated with bringing good vibes and not as destructive as others in retrograde. Definitely not as flip-floppy as Mercury.
Remember retrogrades are a time of reassessment and reflection. So perhaps shining a light on your love situation may help determine how to move forward. Finally having those real discussions on what does and doesn’t work may be better in the end.
Jupiter Retrograde July 28 – Nov. 23, 2022
Another benefic planet of good vibes is Jupiter. Thank God because this planet rules luck, abundance, optimism, learning, and expanding spiritual practices.
The slowing down of this planet allows for profound inner growth. As an outer planet in retrograde, we look at our life from the bigger picture.
Jupiter gives us a chance to review what we have learned and realign with our true selves. So the backspin of this planet feels more enlightening than frustrating.
Jupiter’s positioning will be mixed with some aspects of Aries & Pisces. During the Aries phase expect to be challenged in moral decisions that requires you to take some time and patience to figure out what is best for all. Aries energies brings out our fiery and rash feelings so it will take maturity and balanced perspective to avoid impulsive decisions.
Then we have a different feel with the Pisces energies as they bring in the reconnection of believing in yourself and having faith in your life purpose. We will have heightened intuition to double down on our loving beliefs and compassion for others.
Jupiter’s powerful and rewarding energy will boost our fortune and luck in what truly makes us happy. Make sure to spend some time reflecting on what direction that is and allow the resources to flow in to make it work.
Saturn Retrograde June 4 – Oct 23, 2022
So you thought Mercury was bad – meet Saturn in retrograde. Saturn is the greater of malefic planets, which means it has predominantly tougher and destructive in energies. No bueno.
We get nothing but tough love from Saturn and confrontation with life lessons. The planet rules boundaries, discipline, questioning everyone and everything, relationships, and Karma (the cherry on top). It sounds harsh but we do need this in our lives to force us to go through doors of positive change.
Saturn’s big reality check can be uncomfortable and challenging but it provides an opportunity of transition. Transitioning into a better version of yourself.
Karma does her role beautifully in this time as she brings up past negative actions or indiscretions you have done to others.
You may feel a need to call an old friend apologizing for your behavior or open a discussion on some festering unresolved emotions. This is great! You will feel lighter and better for it.
Another aspect of Saturn is understanding your boundaries and your relationship with work. Saturn retrograde may trigger a career change because you feel a need to break new barriers.
This realization may come with anxiety, feeling trapped, or limited. But once you wrap your head around it, heal the fear and make a final decision, then you’re full steam ahead!
Neptune Retrograde June 28 – Dec. 4, 2022
Neptune is the dreamy planet of psychic intuition and spiritual attunement. This carefree energy brings in illusion, fantasy, and artistic expression. Neptune helps us in deep meditation and inter-dimensional travel as it rules over our third eye. Sounds beautiful right? Sigh.
Well, the retrograde flipside of that can bring our dreams to feel like delusions. It lifts the cloudy vision and makes us see the truth in all things.
Our dancing unicorns and butterflies come to a screeching halt as this retrograde strips away our false reality.
Everything we have avoided, buried, or kidded ourselves about like love, money, business, or health will surface to the light to be finally addressed. There will no longer be an escape or self- deception through various addictions to numb the pain.
Depending on how deep in the rabbit hole of denial you went, the bigger the shock. You’ll be slapped in the face to wake up to the real truth bringing you breakfast in bed.
The good news is that now you see what needs to be addressed. Of course, it will be scary letting go of the excuses that kept you safe and hidden.
It is now time to be held accountable and take responsibility for your actions. This retrograde allows for healing and forgiving yourself. Say goodbye to victimization mode and into freedom mode.
Pluto Retrograde April 29 – Oct 8, 2022
Well, the blows keep coming, as we dive even deeper with Pluto. Don’t misjudge this planet’s size and distance as it carries an intense punch. This planet of transformation rules the subconscious mind and darker psychological matters.
Pluto’s retrograde is a catalyst for going way below the surface and uprooting some deeply imprinted negative scripts that may be preventing you from moving forward.
95% of our decisions and actions are ruled by the subconscious mind. Talk about sabotaging ourselves without even knowing why!
These scripts were harbored from our life traumas mostly acquired from childhood. Over time they have embedded in our organs and tissues, and need to be released mentally and physically.
By facing our deepest and darkest issues, it allows for the ultimate transformation of something new and letting your soul shine.
Well, that was a lot! Are you seeing a pattern here? These crazy whirlwinds of emotions you are feeling do have a purpose.
We need to release and step into the highest version of ourselves. Time to vibrate higher.
Take it day by day – little by little. As things resurface just know you don’t have to deal with them all at once.
You have all the energy of the planetary forces supporting you despite what it may seem. Some healing may take a little longer. And that is ok.
Here are some helpful tips to maneuver throughout this next month.
- Put yourself in an Angelic Bubble of Protection
- Ground yourself
- Cleanse your energies and aura form negative debris
- Demand to stay above the fray of the Collective
- Raise your vibrations
- Forgive and be grateful
The most important thing is to be kind to yourself and others. Remember, these planetary energies affect us all. It may get worse before it gets better so patience and universal love are needed.
Good luck and stay safe!