Six Retrogrades At Once!? This is Actually an Advantage… Here’s Why

Each planetary retrograde brings deep inner work. A retrograde is when a planet seems to be moving backward while passing the Earth, and it is the time to stop, reassess, and go back to finishing old projects, resolving conflicts, and healing old traumas. A retrograde is not always a peaceful one but each is a unique opportunity to heal and renew. When multiple planetary retrogrades happen at the same time, they bring even more lessons to be learned and more chances to rise to a new level in all areas of life. This summer 2018, six planets are in retrograde all at once and it will be a real rollercoaster leading to wonderful changes in your life.

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto Planetary Retrogrades

Between June 26th and July 10th, there are five planetary retrogrades.

  • Jupiter retrograde—March 8th to July 10th.
  • Saturn retrograde—April 17th to September 6th.
  • Pluto retrograde—April 22nd to September 30th.
  • Neptune retrograde—June 18th to November 24th.
  • Mars retrograde—June 26th to August 27th.

Jupiter will start the purification process of your life. It will make you reconsider your values in life and choose the ones that better resonate with your mission. It will also point out to any existing problems in your physical health. This is a good time for any detoxes and herbal healing programs.

Retrogrades AdvantageSaturn, the planet of responsibilities and lessons, will go deeper into re-evaluating your life and will ask to look into and release any karmic densities you are carrying. It will also take a look at your commitments and re-evaluate which ones you want to keep.

While Jupiter and Saturn aim at practical sides of your life, Pluto is coming to dig deeper and peel layers of your subconscious mind and beliefs. What is the truth for you? It may be time to let go of old beliefs or toxic people and connect more with your spiritual journey with a goal of growing your consciousness.

Then comes the creative Neptune, which will unveil any negative emotions you are still carrying. Do you have self-doubt or fears? Neptune will do what it needs to do to unlock these feelings for you so that they can be released in peace. It is helpful to spend more time doing creative work at this time and visit museums, art galleries, and other places that fuel the creative energy.

Finally, the fifth of planetary retrogrades is Mars. The planet of the warrior can be quite chaotic but it does not have to be. After pointing out where you may have been slacking in life, it will awaken motivation and action-driven force to help you move forward in all areas of life.

Together these five planetary retrogrades will clear out all things that are not serving you, including beliefs and habits, to prepare you to be your best self.

Mercury Retrograde in July

From July 26th to August 19th Mercury goes retrograde, which is the most common retrograde each year—Mercury goes retrograde about three times for the duration of almost two months.

Mercury retrograde focuses on issues in communication that need to be addressed and misunderstanding to be cleared. This time around, Mercury is in Leo, which is a time to focus on your thoughts and see how they shape your reality and manifest the future. Are they as high-vibrational as you want them to be?

Six Retrogrades Counting Chiron

Finally, the sixth retrograde is of Chiron. Chiron is not a planet but a comet, yet it has as much influence on a person as any planet would. In the natal chart, it represents our deepest wounds and how to heal them.

Retrogrades ClarityChiron goes retrograde on July 5th and will stay there until December 8th. It marks the six retrogrades period this summer.

During this time, it is recommended to embrace synchronicities, signs, and messages as they will lead you to a place of healing. You may be called to connect to a past life trauma or a hurtful experience from this lifetime in order to transmute it.

Chiron helps heal all old wounds and transition into a renewed self. As it stays retrograde the longest and will last almost until the end of 2018, it will make sure that you have healed your body and soul in preparation for the new year.

It will not leave you the ‘wounded warrior and healer’ as it found you. It will take you out of the victim state into a beautiful self that you are.

Additional Resources:
Embodying the Energies of the Earth – The Four Directions


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Katalina Aster

Katalina is a writer, community builder, and changemaker. Her journalism background, coupled with a passion for creating global change, allows her to write articles on a variety of cutting edge topics related to health, spirituality, higher consciousness, and human connection. Since childhood, a sequence of events and new beliefs all came together to open a new path for her. This led her to learning about astrology, crystal healing, metaphysics, numerology, Tarot readings and new age philosophies. Using these philosophies and knowledge, Katalina hopes to inspire others to find their way to happiness, loving conscious relationships, and feeling more connected to the universe.

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