Retrogrades are like driving a car as it approaches a red light. Does you car brake straight away from like 30mph to 0 without “retrograding” down to 20, 10 and then 0? Exactly. Then why do we think planets magically jump from ultra speed to no speed? This is why the pre-shadow phase exists; it’s the 20, 10, 0.
Then when it goes direct it’s like releasing your foot from the brake and stepping on the gas. Does your car jump from 0 to 30mph in a blink of an eye? No. It goes 10, 20, 30. Same when a planet goes direct (releasing brake, moving to gas) and in post shadow phase (10, 20, 30). This is why Mercury retrograde is not over. Mercury is still extremely slow and will only return to it’s normal speed on Sept 2.
Google “what degree is Mercury in today” then keep watching (day after day) the degrees slowly drag on for eternity while direct (not in pre or post shadow phases) planets zoom by in degrees. This is when you’ll truly get retrogrades and realize that if planets (aside from the sun and moon) didn’t retrograde they would reach their 30 degrees extremely quickly vs the cosmic timing that they were supposed to reach it at.
Other misconception: why people think that retrogrades are a time of reflection: this is because when a planet is going slowly and your natal planet isn’t, you’re already not a reflective type of person! You’re more like “get it done already 🙄” and the planet just won’t do it. Then things start to go haywire and you’re forced to be reflective because of so many mishaps. That’s all. No mysticism involved. Just natural cosmic influences otherwise some people wouldn’t stop to think/do/grow/struggle/change/dream/transform. .
This applies to Aquarius Rising, Aquarius sun, Aquarius moon, and possibly also Mars and Mercury in Aquarius. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Aquarius you are ruled by Uranus, with your ancient ruler being Saturn. You can be wild one moment, and serious the next. Aquarians are known to be the weirdest and most visionary sign of the zodiac. You are a paradox. You are the water bearer, but actually an air sign - because you pour life into humanity with ingenious techniques and technology that connects people to a new beginning. This is the highest expression of your sign. The paradox of Aquarius is that your heart stirs for community and uplifting humanity. But you find the individual emotions of people messy and difficult. You bond with the human experience , not so much with the emotional experience. It’s too much emotion to swim in for you to be futuristic and focused on the collective. The collective is your domain and you are actually born to connect! This makes Aquarius, (despite your quirks) extremely popular. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But that aloofness, can make it often difficult for you to connect personally. As you sometimes build up a wall to others. You are actually one of the best friends one can have, as you rule the 11th house of friendship, network and groups. So opening up is a blessing for everyone around you. Water Violet will crack open sociability and help you enjoy the flow of communication with others in all situations. So you can be the mad scientist and the social butterfly 🦋 Tag all your Aquarius weirdos. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
↯ NOTABLE TRANSITS 8/19-8/25 ↯
8/19-8/22 - Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune Rx in Pisces 15 degrees (continued)
8/22 - Sun enters Virgo
8/19-8/25 - Saturn Rx in Cap trine Uranus Rx in Taurus 2 degrees (continued)
8/25- Grand Trine in Earth: Sun in Virgo, Uranus Rx in Taurus, Saturn Rx in Capricorn, 2 degrees
COUNSEL: The summer has functioned as a psychic bottleneck, forcing confrontation with suppressed awareness, subconscious emotion and stalled ambition. Don’t lose sight of what you want to manifest now that the tools for harvesting are starting to make themselves available. ✨ •
🙏 ¡Felíz día del Niño mis queridxs! , hoy saludo a todxs sus niñxs interiores y les propongo que tengan una charla con él / ella. ¿ Qué le dirían?. ¿Se acuerdan qué cosas soñaban hacer de grandes? ¿qué querían ser? ¿a qué jugaban? ¿qué cosas les divertía?
Hay muchas de nuestras crisis existenciales de adultos que tienen que ver con esa desconexión que tenemos de quiénes eramos. Cuando no nos sentimos creativos, cuando no sabemos qué cosas nos gustan hacer.
Muchos de nuestros bloqueos emocionales también están relacionados con cosas que le pasaron a ese niño, por ejemplo miedo al abandono de la pareja, cuando por ejemplo, alguno de nuestros padres nos abandonó, ataques de ansiedad por la exigencia que nos impusieron (o nos autoimpusimos), autoestima baja: por las cosas que te decían tu madre/padre una y otra vez (sos un inútil, nunca vas a llegar a nada, etc).
Sin dudas la infancia marca nuestra vida, por eso con este cielo que nos ofrece un trigono de agua, nos propone sanación y perdón. Y mercurio por fin directo, comunicación: Hablen con ese niño interior y traténlo con amor, explíquenle todo lo que pudieron comprender de adultos de su historia, y abrácenlo fuerte. Vuelvan a jugar y divertirse juntos y conectar con su esencia.🙏. FELIZ DÍA!
Si se animan a comentar algo de lo que dirian a ese niño, anímense que los leo!. 📸Si! La de la foto soy yo!📸 💥Todo este tipo de análisis de nuestra infancia y personalidad lo podemos ver en la #cartanatal y les puede servir como guía de los temas a tratar en terapia, constelaciones familiares o lo que decidan hacer. Una vez que le podemos poner palabras, somos conscientes y nuestra realidad y vibración empieza a cambiar.
Para información de consultas y turnos: www.eluniversoquenoves.com💥
Las espero mañana 22.15hs en el #vivo de Instagram para contarles sobre la energía de esta semana para todos los signos.😘
NO IT ISN'T jflskfkdlfk oh my God go find a therapist!! online people don't care and at worst they'll use all your drama and personal issues against you so :/
EDIT: venting is different? you vent to people you're close to and who will care and try to help. oversharing online can be bad bc you're telling multiple people who probably don't care about your life at all. also, you're not gonna always have people to listen to you vent (sometimes people get busy and literally CAN'T make time for you as much as they might want to, and sometimes their mental health isn't in a good enough place to take on your problems in addition to their own), so you need to figure out other ways of handling your problems as well.
51 138610 hours ago
i mean yes but there's also a way to be nice and truthful simultaneously. telling the "harsh truth" doesn't make you badass, it makes you an asshole. (however, sometimes it totally is called for. you just have to gauge the situation and use discretion.)
EDIT: lmfao some of yall really like to act like assholes, huh? there are ways of telling the whole truth and not sugarcoating it and still being kind and understanding (i've done it more times than i can count). people are more likely to listen to you if you infuse your honesty with kindness, so if you actually care about getting the truth through to others, you'll tell it with kindness and understanding. if you can't be bothered, then you're just using the truth as an excuse to be a jerk.
30 105610 hours ago
:/ it kind of is though tbh IF you have no room for flexibility
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i mean sometimes yes but other times yall are just A Lot. that said just be yourself and find people who don't mind (just a hint libras and geminis are usually pretty compatible with yall so 👀👀)
26 105010 hours ago
i mean, no?? we're all complex people just like you scorpio gkdlfjkd go find a cancer or a libra to vent to bc they'll understand or, if they don't, will try very very hard to
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hfskjfks i would try to change yall's mind but ik i can't so what's the use 😩😩
25 100310 hours ago
ik ik this could also apply to scorpios but if you think leos don't feel this way too then you're wrong
55 138110 hours ago
i agree with this one as well it's literally fucking common sense cjdljckd
okay i completely agree with this like a lot of people think me saying geminis are petty is an insult and i don't mean it that way!! i really think it's hilarious when geminis act petty so
42 128310 hours ago
i mean mood but also :/
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Hey Aquarius!! Good news related to money is coming up on August 26 2018. The full moon 🌕 will bring a spotlight on what you value, in other words money. Because with money we can buy anything that has value to us. And for a few months you currently have Jupiter the planet of expension in Scorpio in your career and achievement sector. And in a few weeks you have Venus planet of a few things but also money coming in your career and achievement sector. So you probably will get a raise or new source of income. #aquarius#astrologymemes#zodiac#fullmoon#august #2018 #horoscope#jupiter
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M E R C U R Y • D I R E C T
✨ Being the planet of communication & expression, I sing the praises of Mercury’s direct motion. At the peak of our summer when the Sun is fixed in Leo, Mercury’s retrograde kept things interesting. Although it will take some effort over the next week until the shadow phase is complete, I could see the shift in communication over the past few days. As a Taurus who’s rarely apprehensive to use my voice, I learned a valuable lesson to “get things to the surface” before a Mercury Retrograde - or you’ll feel frozen.
What did Mercury teach you?
Of the twelve signs of the zodiac, three are ‘double-bodied’: Gemini (the twins), Sagittarius (half man, half horse) and Pisces (two fish.) There’s something in this essence of two-ness that links these signs—their mutability, but also their evasion of fixed identities.
Sagittarius and Pisces share the ruler Jupiter, who trines Neptune today, Pisces’ modern ruler.
One image that comes to mind is a ship. Or even a canoe with a poncho mounted on a tent pole for a sail.
The vessel represents the seeking, wandering spirit of Sagittarius.
But Pisces is the whole ocean. That which connects us between continents. The invisible linking between people, even the dead ones or those yet to be born.
The modern and traditional rulers of Pisces bear resemblance to the fish in Pisces’ sigil, tethered at their centres by a cord, but swimming in opposite directions.
Jupiter and Neptune are boundaryless planets. For this reason, they share a shadow of potential excess. Jupiter’s light is his seeking, his fortune, his philosophical and spiritual musings. Neptune’s offering is that we already have, or are, what we seek. He does not need a ship to visit far horizons, because like the ocean, he contains them all without moving.