I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there are currently five planets in retrograde. The retrograde started April 28 and finally ends May 22nd. Do you know what that means? May opens with five retrograde planets: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto (it’s nuts! You can read more about it here)! During a retrograde, the energy of the planet intensifies (which can be rough), but we’re also given an opportunity to dive deeper into the stories that the planets are weaving for us. (Gat, Broadly)
I feel like the effects of the retrograde started long before the 28th for me. I lost communication, someone I thought I’d get close with– who went back to an ex. But then as the month progressed and the retrograde came closer, I saw it do its work and people who I hadn’t spoke to in months and better yet years started popping back into my life. And this is the kind of shit that happens when five planets are in retrograde.
Each planet’s retrograde brings its own meaning and vibe. Before we examine our current and upcoming transits, let’s review what a retrograde is: As the planets truck through the degrees of the zodiac, they occasionally pause, turn around and retrace their steps. This is known as going retrograde.
As the planets appear to retrace their steps in the sky, they highlight a specific sector of the zodiac. It’s like when you’re taking notes and you highlight or circle something important that you want to remember for later or pay extra attention to. That’s what the planets are doing when they retrograde: They’re highlighting a portion of the zodiac and letting you know that the shit that’s going down in your life during that time period is important, worth reflecting on, and something that should be noted for later. (Gat, Broadly)
As much as I was fearing it for a bit, I’m happy to embrace it for another week. I’ve found more of myself (and being on work leave due to injury for a month last month also helped that). My goals are set, my self worth and love has gone up. Really taking my tattoo that says love yourself first to another level (may post about that soon too) and more. I want to try to write more reflections and be more open and personal about my life with you all! I’ve evolved so much as a person and can’t wait to hear your opinions as well.
Has the retrograde affected you at all? Leave a comment and let me know!
Stay strong XO