Everyone shudders when they hear the word “retrograde”. What if we just spent the time “going back over stuff” to grade up? History only repeats what hasn’t been upgraded.
Dr. Toni Galardi
We are beginning a long phase of five months when all the planets will eventually retrograde at once. This week, Venus is not only out of bounds but begins to retrograde as well. Venus is in the sign of Gemini, ruler of communication and governed by the planet Mercury. In March when this global transition officially began, Mercury was in Pisces, so information about what is real from the point of view of physical threat was murky. As Mercury moved into Aries, more information came to light. Physicians explaining what masks can and cannot do, nurses explaining the downside of bringing surgical gloves into the grocery store, who is really at risk, etc
We are building toward the last eclipse pairing of these two on June 21st and July 5th. These eclipses are a whole lot a’ power because they influence the U.S. birth chart and we influence the world. History repeats itself and I would say, repeats itself more dramatically if we dont get the lesson the first time. In the summer of 1982 when we had these eclipses, the recession hit a high we hadn’t seen since the Great Depression. When all was said and done, unemployment went to almost 11%. Eclipses repeat every 19 years. So, what happened in 2001? We feel their effects about 3 months before and/or three months after. Two months and 7 days after the lunar eclipse on July 5th, 2001, the U.S. government enacted the Patriot Act and “Homeland Security”, the day after 9/11.
The astrological sign of Cancer ( the U.S. sun sign) loves words like safety and security. It also rules mother and the home. What are we being asked to do to feel secure and safe now? The sound bites are so Cancerian, “stay home for the safety of yourself and others”. So, here we are building to the next and last eclipse in Cancer and Capricorn. I believe that what happens in the months following these eclipses coming depends totally on what we choose to make security mean and whether we continue to strengthen our immune systems, come from love, and change our habits.
There are people who were born with co-morbidity factors of diabetes and lung challenges so I’m not speaking to you. Changing our habits as restrictions are loosened is paramount to what happens next November when we have the last line up of this historic conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. The first line up in January ushered in the pandemic. The opportunity is to transcend comfort into what nourishes your soul. If we eat to live, instead of living to eat, we will reduce our carbon footprint by sheer reduction of waste. If we walk or ride a bike instead of driving everywhere, we reduce our carbon footprint. If we are given the option to work part time from home or choose a new career that allows for that, we reduce our carbon footprint.
Mother Earth ( Pachamama) has been coming to me in the dreamtime for years. If we make the uncomfortable habit changes to create a healthy immune system and healthy planet, she doesn’t have to resort to unleashing viruses to get our attention. It really doesn’t matter if this is a plandemic or her ruthless compassion or both. When the light can’t get out attention through little wake up calls and messages like Al Gore’s film in 2006, An Inconvenient Truth, we then need an antagonist to do the job. No accident that an icon of the excess of the 80’s became President.
If we go back to the last time that fascism was building in the world in the 30’s, we can see why history repeats itself. What is different now than then is that the internet is giving us a glimpse into how media is controlled. There is a cross over of eclipses coming that really reflect the truth coming to the mainstream.
This summer we have three eclipses! The first eclipse in Gemini and Sagittarius will arrive on June 5th, 2020, a full moon lunar eclipse. Gemini as I mentioned, rules communication and Sagittarius rules publishing and mass media. In the 30’s, you had to read underground newspapers housed in Greenwich Village to know what was really going on. Now, we are getting a plethora of information, some inaccurate, from both sides of political views. Sagitarrius also rules the truth as a distinction from the facts. In the next two years, much will come to light as we make this transition. Listen to your heart. Choose courage over false safety. “Cour ( the heart) age us”.
Astrology Tips for the Week
Monday, May 11th is action packed. Move slowly. – Saturn turns retrograde for five months. Time to transmute the inner critic into the great discerner. As Saturn rules the career and mission house, this is a perfect time to discover what your soul wants you to be aligned with that nourishes your work life. and Mercury and Mars go Void-of-Course.
Following a waxing first quarter crisis of action square, both Mercury and Mars go void-of-course in the wee hours until 3:00 PM PDT for Mercury. Mercury’s will last for almost 14 1/2 hours while Mars will be much longer, lasting for almost 45 hours. Choose your words carefully. Think before speaking. Avoid arguments, impulsive actions or “speaking your mind.” Be prepared to “eat your words” or make apologies for any words said in anger or haste.
With Mars void-of-course stay alert as accidents may be more prevalent. Watch out for the other guy, the one who causes accidents. Reschedule any elective surgery you may have scheduled until after Mars enters Pisces May 12.
Tuesday May 12, 2020 VOID MOON, 7:29 AM PDT 10:29 AM EDT until 12:35 PM PDT, 3:35 PM EDT. Not the best day to go shopping until the afternoon or make any commitments or elective surgical procedures.
Wednesday, May 13, no exact aspects. Best day of the week to make any progress but things are definitely slowing down so be patient.
Thursday, May 14 Void Moon for 11 hours 11:02 AM – 10:38 PM PDT, 2:02 PM – 1:02 AM EDT. Same as above advice for Tuesday on void moon. Venus and Jupiter, the two blessing planets both go retrograde and joins the Venus out of bounds. For the next 40 days, reflect on what you truly value and what will nourish you and spend money on that. Not a time to form new partnerships either romantic or business.
Friday, May 15th Mercury begins to drop its speed from 2 degrees a day until it finally reverses in a few weeks. All in all, if you can, delay starting major plans until mid July when at least, Venus and Mercury will be direct again for best results. Jupiter stays retro until September 12. As it rules higher learning and mind expansion amongst other things, this is a great time to be availing yourself of a bevy of online courses.
Sunday the void moon is back on May 17. Great day to rest as much as possible.
Free New Moon activation in Gemini on Saturday May 23rd at 9:00 AM PDT. We will be clearing blocks to power in the solar plexus and setting intentions for the new cycle.
With love and affection,