Review, Renewal, Reconsideration: Astrological Insights for Retrograde Season

by Sun the Pisces

Hello and Welcome to Earth Church!

About me:

My name is Sun, I am a professional Astrologer of 5 years, and energy coach. I am 1st generation Sierra Leonean and Liberian. I identify as Sun/They/Them is also appropriate. You can find me online at should you desire a personal reading or free information. 

I am so excited to teach you about astrology coupled with energy work and how you can use it to form a better life for yourself!

I’m so excited to be able to offer some guidance in this extremely unique year of transformation, change, and upheaval. These next 6 months we will be experiencing some deep inner work (Shadow Work) and the quarantine has really forced many of us to look inside of what we have not for so long. 

In this first piece I want to give you a beautiful explanation of the energy for the next 3 months. For transparency, at the time I am writing we are experiencing 6 planets in Retrograde! SO, without losing track let’s briefly cover upcoming energy!

What is Retrograde?

First off, retrograde is not bad, it is wonderful to finish old projects, healing, and great for cleaning out old thoughts. Retrograde in the scientific sense, is then a planet appears to be moving in reverse to the human eye through a lense. Seems extremely simple considering, it is not actually going in reverse. Now, let’s tap into the energy aspect. The energy associated with the retrogrades has to do with a few key words:

  1. REview
  2. REnewal
  3. REconsideration

Review is a fundamental piece for us as humans to grow, learn and structure ourselves in our beliefs. I’ll repeat OUR beliefs. Over time it can be quite easy to accumulate the ideas and beliefs of other people because they are in our circle, friends group, or family. So this time period offers a look into what is working for you and your energy. If you begin to notice you get drained around your social groups, it is likely because you do not align with them, but because they are familiar we attach to them so we do not have to face loneliness. 

Renewal is great during retrograde because with all of our old friends and exes hoping to come back into our lives they are usually seeking a type of review also, to heal. Healing comes through owning the darkness within ourselves and offers us the space and time to shed light on that which is hidden. Thus renewing our mind, body, and spirit should one invite themselves to do so. 

Reconsideration of facts, opinions and habits is another wonderful piece with retrograde energy. How is what you are doing now helping you shape your future? If you notice you, or others are stunting your growth, what changes can we consider making? This is perfect timing for launching an idea you’ve been sitting on and possibly need affirmation for. This is your affirmation. This is beautiful energy to work with because now we are able to reach outside of ourselves, get a little bit uncomfortable and strive to hit your goals and vision you have in this world for yourself. 

Which planets are currently in retrograde and what do the planets mean? (dates)

  1. Mercury – Thinking and communication (June  18th to July 12)
  2. Saturn – Law and Order (until September 29th)
  3. Jupiter – Luck and expansion (until September 12th)
  4. Mars – Agressions and Action (September 9th – November 13th)  
  5. Venus – Beauty and Harmony (until June 25th)
  6. Neptune – Dreams and Love (June 22- November 28)
  7. Uranus – Intellect and Technology (until Jan 1st, 2021)

Venus Retrograde will be coming to an end June 25, opening up deep healing from trauma from the month prior. Specifically in relation to the love languages in society and in the collection of the human race. This will highlight not only what we deserve, but how we want to be treated. I can admit, Neptune in retrograde I am quite excited for because love is very important to me (I’m a Pisces), but also we obtain a great time to understand what love truly is. It can often be a misguided area, should we base it on the things we were taught by unsuccessful marriages, television, or peers that practice unhealthy codependent relationship habits. This time period is the ending of a fundamental piece to setting up boundaries that allow you to fully feel and acknowledge the language that can best serve you and help you become more in tune with your heart! 

I love you all, I hope this was digestible, more to come! Please feel free to reach out with topics you’d like to ask questions on and hear more about. I will offer to review one – two natal charts each issue and cover any questions you may have as a group!

Lastly, but not leastly, some very quick direct advice from my tarot deck:

This will apply to your Sun, Moon, and Rising

July Horoscopes:

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your mind is the only thing that can interfere with your goals and mission this month. Aries people are ruled by their head, sometimes you use it, it’s better if you don’t. Action is what creates the change you seek in your life. Write it out, then go.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Materials, toys, and luxuries doesn’t actually bring you joy. These are illusions of success. Your emotions are precious and should be treated as such, take time to tap in to how you are feeling in your heart, you deserve to succeed internally. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You only fail when you choose to not communicate. When you do fail, the lesson is what you should pull out of the situation or event that causes you inside. Your fears aren’t real until you feed them with attention.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Happy Birthday! Let the world take care of you, you deserve it. It’s been a wild journey of finding and creating stability for yourself, which you always seem to do for others close to you. With the energy flowing your way, try doing the opposite of what you normally do, the fresh energy will help you feel again. 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

You don’t always need to make decisions, especially if they both seem right. Peace can also come from not knowing the right answer. There is power in detaching yourself from your mind. You naturally always do what is right, that is why you are still alive.

Virgo (August 23 – September22)

You are not and never will be useless. Everyone needs you, they may be scared to admit it. If you already know this, stop thinking you need to help everyone, if you don’t know this, stop thinking you need to help everyone. The message is be more selective and discerning about why you are choosing to use your energy in the way that you do.

Libra (September 23- October 22)

Okay, you are either coming into a deep level of success, or the people around you are helping you do it behind the scenes. I love this for you, it is time for you to keep pushing on the ideas you have, ignore people so you can do your thing, the world needs that more than short term you.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your mind is more clear than it’s possibly ever been, and if not, it’s because you are looking in the wrong direction. You are sure about what you want, but are you willing to claim it? Cause it’s yours should you pick that person or thing up. Hurry before someone else sees the value.

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)

What are your new virtues? How can you apply these new beliefs into your passions and allow yourself to travel the world (inner or outer) during these times? The fire is within you to complete projects you didn’t have the time or energy for before so now is a fresh set of lungs, arms, and legs.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

The world is yours, always has been but now your work is manifesting itself into reality. Your gifts and dreams are finally balanced and the world wants to support you. You do not have to do it alone, in fact, you can’t. Allow everything to fall into place.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Time to work, not hard or smarter, but with a team. You are so good at working with people when you let your charisma shine, now is the time to build the project you want up and it will require a bit of coordination but it will have structure to help you, and help the world equally.

Pisces (February 19- March 20)

You are almost done letting go. The oppression that has been in your life is finally lifting itself from your back, this was a difficult time, but only because the world needed you to get stronger. Now that you are emotionally jacked, and spiritually in shape. Expect to be a powerhouse in all areas of your life.

John Lewis-Williams, mostly known as Sun the Pisces. I am a professional Astrologer, spiritualist and creative. Recent accomplishments include writing articles for SKIN magazine, host of television show Sunlit Studios where I host and provide a platform for local artists to share their unique sounds. Go stream my new EP called ‘Aries Rising’. “Things are as simple as you make them.”

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