Article & Image By Alicia Anspaugh-McCullough
Editing by Dennis McCullough
So, we have a full moon in Pisces right smack dab at the start of Mercury Retrograde (our 3rd this year, with still another to come) which was Sept 9th, Mercury retrograde will draw to a close on Oct. 2nd.
*Mercury in Retrograde is all about communication craziness and misunderstandings. Try to put off any document signing or agreements till it’s over. And enjoy the time to sit, stay quiet and take a load off. And if you are Mercury ruled- or you love a mercury ruled (Virgo, Gemini) – Please have patience and compassion, they havin it ROUGH right now.*
And as with the normal Full moon energy, we will feel this one for around 72 hours before and 72 hours after the Full moon’s peak on the September 10th.
So, for the next 48 to 72 hours – due to our full moon in Pisces- there will be a lot of heightened emotionality and generous amounts of excess emotional baggage being sorted through.
This is also the Harvest moon, which is all about Transformation- Sharing- Abundance.
It is wonderful energy to have and especially falling within a Chiron retrograde (and a Pluto retrograde), Chiron retrograde- July 19th to Dec. 23rd.
Chiron Retrograde is all about lancing open those festering old emotional wounds / Trauma from our past that we refuse to deal with and draining the metaphoric infection out…..then pouring some rubbing alcohol in the wound and asking “Now don’t you feel better?”!
All of the while we are curled up on the floor crying and screaming “NO!”, when in actuality it was necessary and yes we are doing better afterwards.
Chiron’s methods are harsh, but effective and necessary.
This is also in the midst of 4 other planetary retrogrades, so seven Retrogrades altogether, some of which are pretty heavy.
Saturn- June 4th to Oct. 23rd –
The Planet of Responsibility, integrity, hard work and setting good boundaries. When this one goes retrograde it can really stall out plans, and make us work so much harder than we would normally to achieve our goals, it also makes us stay in our integrity.
Uranus- Aug. 24th to Jan. 23rd 2023 –
The planet of Bright flashes of insight, Strokes of genius, Technology and Humanitarianism. While Uranus is in Retrograde Tech will be bogged down, so will our epiphany moments or Genius Moments. We need to slow down and consider our impact on those around us. Good time to do community work though.
Neptune – June 28th to Dec. 3rd –
The Planet of dreams, when in retrograde-Psychic information overload, Introspection, Tendency to try to escape reality (to the extreme)- Make sure you give yourself multiple reality checks right now, don’t let your boundaries dissolve. Be sure not to fall back into bad habits during this retrograde as there is a better chance that they will stick around.
Pluto – April 29th to Oct. 8th –
The Planet of Rebirth, Transformation, Concealment and Projection, Projecting one’s own issues on to another. When in Retrograde this high intensity planet’s energy is filtered and inverted. Secrets, illusions, lies, self delusions will all seek the light. Lots of forced honesty going on,
* Pluto Retrogrades are all about transformation and rebirth…a lot of underworld phoenix type energy.
A cornucopia of Skeletons being forced out of closets and abuse of power being acted out and brought to light and such.*
Jupiter- July 28th to November 23rd –
The planet of Luck and also the planet whose job it is to push us out of our comfort zones. This retrograde makes things go a bit slower but also negates those lucky breaks we get.
Also at the end of October, on the 30th, we will be hitting a Mars retrograde. Which means tempers will be up and flaring for no good reason. Just in time for all of those family gatherings this Fall!
So yup, we got a lot goin on in our skies currently!
Retrogrades in general are all about Introspection & Spiritual cleaning, but this season seems to denote a deep cleaning.
It is always a challenge to be in a good position to take advantage of the opportunities that Celestial retrogrades offer us, but if we so choose, we are along for the ride anyway! We can use these times to truly get in touch with the pain that we have carried and move some of it out of our life. Making space for better things and more love.
“Every answer begins with a question.”
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