Retrograde

Okay.  So, none of the planets have been in retrograde for weeks.  What about it?

Do we all even understand what a retrograde is?  It’s one of those astro-buzz words people toss around, but what the hell does it really mean?  The deal is that when a planet goes into retrograde, two things happen.  On a physical level, the planet itself actually slows down to the point that it appears to be going backwards.  Its journey around the sun is halted for weeks and sometimes even months.  But what does it mean on an astrological level?

Imagine that you’re walking down a street and you spot something in a shop window as you approach.  It’s exactly the color you’ve been looking for and you have that party for your boyfriend’s (or girlfriend’s) co-worker this weekend.  You’re going to slow down to the point that you stop at the window to look, or you  pass it only to back yourself up to check it out.  Is it the right color?  How much is it going to cost.  You know how expensive this store can be.  What else do you have in your closet that’ll go with it?  Should you just shut up, go in, and look at the damn thing?

You, my love, are in retrograde.

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Full Moon in Cancer. What about it?

Okay.  Full Moon in Cancer.  What about it?

The full moon is an event of culmination – of putting things down for the final count – making sure that we’ve seen our way through a process and are ready to mentally prepare for the start of a new one.  It’s also about integrating our opposing energies — our light and dark, good and bad, the challenging and the effortless.  So how does Cancer affect all of this and what does that mean for each of us?

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