Post-Eclipses & Retrograde Wrap Up (for now)

MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT SATURDAY
We made it through this summer’s three Eclipses and now Mercury will station direct on Saturday. What does this all mean? In a nutshell, things will calm a bit in September. I say a bit because on the heels of this action will be Venus Retrograde from October 5 to November 16. But, really, we’ll start feeling the shadow effects of this in September. As we unpack what the Eclipses revealed to us, we’ll have the chance during Venus retrograde to look into our hearts and search for the best ways to love ourselves and others. You can use September to take some small steps forward – goodness knows we could use any kind of progress – but realize that you’ll need to avoid impulsive decisions. Things aren’t meant to move quickly at this time, even though we’re apt to feel impatient. Although Mars stations direct on August 27th, we’ll be in the shadow phase of this phenomenon until October 8th.

MAXIMIZING RETROGRADE CYCLES
Are you getting the gist of this year? We’ve been on a retrograde merry-go-round! One retrograde ends, and its shadow overlaps the next. That’s been the case since March! 2018 is an odd year of extra retrograde cycles, offering us the opportunity to reflect on our current life path, whether we want to or not. Instead of resisting, go with the flow. If people or ideas are returning to mind from the past, there’s probably a good reason. If we can resolve some of our unfinished business this year, we’ll go into 2019 prepared to take full advantage of the forward moving energies. 2019 will have neither Mars or Venus in retrograde!

homeFortunately, we’re enjoying a stabilizing trine between Saturn and Uranus in the Earth signs. Even if the outside world feels topsy turvy, it’s a fantastic time to plant your feet on the ground and put down roots. This could mean settling in a physical space you call home or creating a sense of security in your heart. I’d love to chat more about the current and upcoming astrology with you. Contact me at cardinalfireastrology@gmail.com to learn more about my personal astrology readings.

 

with love,

Stephanie

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