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Summer Solstice + Retrograde Planets

Summer Solstice + Retrograde Planets

Summer Solstice is this Thursday June 21 at 5:07 am CST.  The Summer Solstice occurs every year between June 20 –June 21; it’s not only the first day of summer, but it’s also the longest day of the year.  In astrology, the Summer Solstice marks the first day of Cancer, and Cancer is a cardinal sign meaning it initiates action. So this would be a good time to start something.

Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are all retrograde during this Summer Solstice.  Neptune will be retrograde until November 24, 2018.  If you’ve strayed from your spiritual path, the next 5 months would be a great time to recommit.  Neptune retrograde brings to our attention our fears and anxieties and all the ways we try to avoid and escape them.  It’s time to be still, breath, and get real about what’s going on in our lives especially the parts that make us anxious.

Saturn retrograde lasts until September 5, 2018.  Like Neptune retrograde, Saturn retrograde deals with taking responsibility for your actions.  Take a look at your life now and think about the actions you’ve taken in the past and how those actions have led to your current circumstances.  Saturn is the planet of karma, so if you don’t like certain parts of your current reality you can clean up the mess and start doing things differently.  You can’t change the past but you can affect your future by the choices you make today.

Jupiter went retrograde on March 9 and will go direct July 10.  Jupiter is the planet of good luck, abundance, and miracles and doesn’t stop bestowing these gifts just because it’s retrograde.  Instead, Jupiter retrograde slows us down and brings to our attention the ways we may be sabotaging our blessings.  Being in the sign of Scorpio right now, you can block your good luck and fortune by letting fear get the upper hand in your mind, dismissing your intuition and gut instincts, and becoming a total control freak.

Pluto is retrograde until August 30, 2018.  Here you are dealing with your obsessions, compulsions, and need for power.  Sometimes during a Pluto retrograde we can become obsessed with a certain situation or person.  Instead of trying to control everything and everyone, you finally admit you’re powerless over people, places, and things.  In fact, your life might be a bit unmanageable right now.  The first step is remembering you can only change yourself, and the second step is believing there is a solution even if you can’t see one right now.

 

KevinCasey_roundKevin has been studying astrology since 1992 and began reading professionally in 2007.  He combines 26 years of experience with astrology and a fascination for numerology and tarot as tools for personal and spiritual growth.  For more information on Kevin you may see more on our readers page,  https://bmshouston.com/collections/readings-and-consultations.  Call the store to book a reading with Kevin at 713-993-0550.

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    Denise Welling