Astrology

Planetary Retrogrades Are Helping Us Rebuild A New World

When planets retrograde, we are given the opportunity to reflect, rethink, and recreate new approaches to our lives based on the planet’s transit.

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Summer 2020 will feel like a traffic jam of emotions and events when Pluto, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury go retrograde. The global social distancing is giving the world an opportunity to rethink everything.

The year 2020 has a universal vibration of 4, which represents foundation, home, hard work, and security. Saturn is in sidereal Capricorn until April 2022 and has shown the global community which foundations need the most work. This sets a tone for how to build upon the new foundation.

Below is the schedule of the planets’ retrograde based on the ascendant, but also check from your moon sign. Download the app Align27 if you are not already familiar with your sidereal natal chart.

Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn: April 25 – October 4, 2020
The planet of releasing emotional attachments is guiding us through the patient goat to reflect on old structures then letting them go. Pluto has something better for us to cling to, if we are open to it.

Aries

10

Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor

Taurus

9

Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children

Gemini

8

Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners

Cancer

7

Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews

Leo

6

Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles

Virgo

5

Entertainment, children, artistic projects, being seen (tv, stage, film), speculative gains (stock market)

Libra

4

Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother

Scorpio

3

Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins

Sagittarius

2

Money, possessions, self-worth, food, personal pleasures

Capricorn

1

Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents

Aquarius

12

Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles

Pisces

11

Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations

Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn: May 10 – September 28, 2020 
This sage is home in its own sign. The feminine energy of Capricorn allows Saturn to pour its wisdom about longterm planning, diligence, and hard work in the grounded sign of ambition and perseverance. On a personal level, Saturn is guiding the collective to rethink what it wants to do longterm and to heal the root chakra. Externally, this is connected to the different institutional structures Saturn governs (government, banking, agriculture).

Aries

2

Money, possessions, self-worth, food, personal pleasures

Taurus

1

Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents

Gemini

12

Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles

Cancer

11

Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations

Leo

10

Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor

Virgo

9

Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children

Libra

8

Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners

Scorpio

7

Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews

Sagittarius

6

Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles

Capricorn

5

Entertainment, children, artistic projects, being seen (tv, stage, film), speculative gains (stock market)

Aquarius

4

Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother

Pisces

3

Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins

Venus Retrograde in Taurus: May 12 – June 24, 2020
The feminine side of Venus loves food, money, the arts, and being healthy; life will lead the collective to reflect on the relationship with each. They have been the highlight during the current global pandemic. This is also heart energy within the chakra system.

Aries

2

Money, possessions, self-worth, food, personal pleasures

Taurus

1

Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents

Gemini

12

Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles

Cancer

11

Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations

Leo

10

Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor

Virgo

9

Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children

Libra

8

Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners

Scorpio

7

Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews

Sagittarius

6

Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles

Capricorn

5

Entertainment, children, artistic projects, being seen (tv, stage, film), speculative gains (stock market)

Aquarius

4

Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother

Pisces

3

Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins

Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn: May 14 – June 29, 2020
The planet of expansion, adventure, and spirituality is not comfortable in slow and methodical Capricorn. But it may guide the collective to rethink how adventure looks;  where to expand in relation to Jupitarian themes; and creating a spiritual routine that  matches the energy of Capricorn. Further, Jupiter is connected to the sacral chakra. Click here for the House Aspects sheet.

Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius: June 29 – September 12, 2020
Strength is gained here, as Jupiter is back in its own masculine sign. But the retrograde is slowing down the collective to reflect on what it believes. Question if it’s in alignment with what is broadcast and in print. Click here for the House Aspects sheet.

House in Capricorn

House in Sagittarius

Aries

10

9

Taurus

9

8

Gemini

8

7

Cancer

7

6

Leo

6

5

Virgo

5

4

Libra

4

3

Scorpio

3

2

Sagittarius

2

1

Capricorn

1

12

Aquarius

12

11

Pisces

11

10

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini: June 17 – July 12, 2020
The masculine side of Mercury, also connected to the throat chakra, will guide the collective to rethink how it and what it learns, communicates, and consider different ways of being social. Mercury will encourage the collective to be curious about new endeavors and actively pursue them.

Aries

3

Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins

Taurus

2

Money, possessions, self-worth, food, personal pleasures

Gemini

1

Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents

Cancer

12

Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles

Leo

11

Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations

Virgo

10

Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor

Libra

9

Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children

Scorpio

8

Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners

Sagittarius

7

Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews

Capricorn

6

Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles

Aquarius

5

Entertainment, children, artistic projects, being seen (tv, stage, film), speculative gains (stock market)

Pisces

4

Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother

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