Hello lovely ones and happy Tuesday!
I hope/trust the New Moon treated you well.
As you will know, Mercury turned direct on the day of the New Moon.
We are now in the shadow period which will continue until May 3rd and the first week of the shadow is usually the shadiest.
However in this case the shadow effect has been lessened somewhat by the powerful Aries New Moon which was fueled by the liberating energies of Uranus to bring sudden change to matters which may have felt a bit stuck over the last few weeks.
However just days after Mercury stationing direct and the New Moon, cosmic life coach Saturn begins his annual retrograde today Tuesday 17th April.
This will be a five month retrograde which will take us through to September 6th 2018.
Retrogrades of the outer planets (the bigger planets like Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Chiron) are not as visceral as those of the smaller planets who orbit closer to Earth (think Mercury, Mars and Venus).
Nonetheless they provide powerful cosmic windows of opportunity in which we can work with the retrograde motion to create changes in the areas of our charts (and therefore lives) which the planet is conducting retrograde motion in.
As you all know Saturn is in his home position in Capricorn because he is the ruler of Capricorn.
This makes his transit of the Capricorn ruled part of each of our charts very powerful for manifesting lasting effective change as this is the natural position of Saturn (unlike for example Saturn in Sagittarius).
We have had approximately five months of Saturn in Capricorn so far and during this time we hopefully did some of the homework (scroll/search for the Saturn in Capricorn Part 1 blog in January this year!) to evaluate where we are in the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our charts/lives and where we want to go.
During this five month period things would have happened in these areas of life.
We would have made decisions, taken action, lived.
Now is the time for a more reflective state upon the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our charts and lives where we will be experiencing a performance review of sorts of that time by Saturn the cosmic life coach.
As Saturn rules both karma and time, we are likely to discover over the next few months that we are reaping what we have sown to date in the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our charts since Saturn's transit of Capricorn started last December.
Although this may sound scary and like a punishment, it doesn't have to be!
It is simply cause and effect and if we don't like what we have experienced so far in the Capricorn ruled parts of our charts (or we experience over the next few months) it is time for us to reflect on our actions, the seeds we have sown and take responsibility for our karma and whatever fruits we have manifested, even if they are less than ripe, and even spoiled!
Soulstrology tells us that whatever we experience in the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives over the next few months (and indeed over the years of the Saturn in Capricorn transit) is karmic but that doesn't necessarily mean we did something 'bad' if we are experiencing something 'bad'.
It may mean that we are repaying a karmic debt from a previous lifetime and however unfair it may seem we simply have to take responsibility for what we experience and deal with it as best we can by being all things Saturn - responsible, practical, logical and reliable.
I think it is safe to say that each of us in this community wants greatness.
We each want to be the best version of ourselves and live our best lives.
And we can.
But with greatness comes great responsibility.
No-one who has done amazing things has done so without being responsible.
And being responsible means having great personal integrity, doing the right thing (often the hard thing) and working hard, consistently, to create what you want.
Saturn in Capricorn offers each of us great rewards but we need to be take responsibility in order to reap those rewards...
I will be writing more on Saturn in Capricorn and this retrograde soon but for now, read this blog, check the life areas which Saturn is transiting in your chart (Soulstrology zodiac guide is below) and let these themes and Soulstrology consciousness sit with you, meditate and journal on what comes up for you about the Capricorn ruled parts of your life.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN SOULSTROLOGY ZODIAC GUIDE
Aries: Career, success, status and ambition. Your soul's legacy
Taurus: Higher education, spirituality, foreign places or people, travel, legal matters, publishing
Gemini: Joint finances, sex, transformation and merging
Cancer: Close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic
Leo: Daily lifestyle and routine. Health - mind/body/soul.
Virgo: Love, dating, romance, fun, self-expression, creativity, children
Libra: Home, domestic life. Who and what you consider home/family.
Scorpio: Your mind and communication, your voice in all formats and associated projects. Siblings, neighbors and your local community
Sagittarius: Your personal finances and income, possessions, your values and self-esteem
Capricorn: Your identity, appearance and how others view you
Aquarius: Healing, psychological matters, work you do behind the scenes/in private, secret projects
Pisces: Friendships, groups and organizations. Your soul tribe. Your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future.