Saturn is going retrograde on February 18th
and will be retrograde until July. When Saturn goes into retrograde
it is time to reexamine everything in our life. It is important that
when we examine our lives, we take the time to identify all that is not
working and focus on changing our patterns and our reaction to others.
Do we react with anger when things do not go as we plan and keep
pushing? Do we keep holding on to a relationship that is going nowhere
by making excuses for that individual? Do we take on too much
responsibility and then have nothing left for ourselves? Do we give up
when something doesn't come together in the time frame we think it
should happen? Do we continue to blame others for our unhappiness?
This 4 ½ month retrograde period will provide many opportunities to
gain clarity on our relationships including the one we have with
ourselves. Saturn is slow moving so it will feel like even our greatest
idea or project is suddenly on hold. This is to give us a clear
opportunity to examine what we truly want in life.
is a time for us to restructure and find balance in our life. Saturn
is about duty, loyalty, perseverance, endurance, boundaries and
responsibility. This retrograde cycle is about creating a solid
foundation. Without a solid foundation, we become unstable and cannot
fulfill our soul's destiny for this lifetime. Many times it appears we
are unable to manifest what we desire. This is only because we do not
have the foundation to build upon and if we were to get everything we
asked for before we were truly ready, the very thing we dreamed of could
actually create a burden. We have all heard the saying, "Be careful what you ask for".
If we journey without direction or clear vision, we feel frustrated
and at times depressed. A Saturn retrograde period will assist you in
completing anything that you have left undone. Projects you started but
never completed. Inspired thought you never acted on. Dreams you
discarded. Renovations within your home, clearing out closets,
discarding items you no longer use. Saturn in retrograde gives you the
opportunity to step through your fear and insecurities but requires
committment and focus.
is the planet of karma. When it is in retrograde it brings to us an
awareness of our own personal power and our perceived place in this
world. Look inward and not outward. Issues of power and control will
come to the surface during this retrograde. When you are triggered,
don’t blame someone else. My favorite teaching of the Dalai Lama
applies during Saturn Retrograde. “The person who hurts you, angers
you, betrays you the most is your greatest teacher, providing the
opportunity for you to Master unconditional love, compassion and
forgiveness”. I have had many great teachers in this lifetime and each
day I continue to learn and grow. One thing I know, is no matter how
much I choose to blame someone or a situation, it is only me who
created the situation and only me who can make the change.
retrograde assists in pushing you beyond your limitations by showing
you that you are capable of doing far more than you thought you could.
Saturn gives you the ability to see more deeply into people,
situations and things around you. It brings more wisdom to you if you
choose to do the work.
retrograde will help you define clear boundaries and determine when you
are truly in service and when you are in sacrifice. Reexamine why you
do things. Do you do them out of guilt, fear that you will not be
loved, or a false sense of responsibility? Do you do them from the
heart or the ego looking to be acknowledged? If you do them from the
heart then you do them without expectation or a need to be acknowledged.
If your actions are not coming from the heart then you will find
anger and resentment when someone does not respond the way you expect
them to respond. Make sure you take the time to acknowledge others.
Instead of pointing out their flaws and weaknesses, see greatness. Our
words can either empower someone or they can disempower someone. A
great teacher once shared with me the following. “Before you speak,
think about your words, breathe them into your heart. See if these are
the words you still wish to use, then speak your truth”. I have never
forgotten that teacher. It is my role to empower someone not to tear
them down because I am angry. If you need to walk away and find your
balance do so, then speak. You can say your sorry afterwards, but you
can never take back the energy you have just sent to another in your
the same time, give yourself permission to allow others to have their
own personal journey so you may have yours. You ARE NOT responsible for
theirs. You can be if you choose but then you are pulled into their
drama. Ask yourself if you have a need for drama? At first when we try
to make change there will be resistance. Be strong and stay true to
the same time Mercury is going Retrograde on February 23 to March
17th. This is my ruling planet so I am already feeling the impact of
this as Mercury begins to slow its course down. Again what I know is
the influence Mercury has. During this time, we can feel mentally
unstable, forgetful, and become highly sensitive to noise, to chaos and
to others. We may feel like retreating. We are unable to make a clear
decision. This can be however a great time for renewal and
period has great potential to actually move us forward when it goes
direct and can be used constructively if we choose. Retrograde means
redo and reinvent. This is not the time for new plans, to sign
contracts, agreements, etc. The influence is quite real and felt in
varying degrees by everyone. When Mercury is retrograde, we tend to
have more problems with all forms of communication (verbal, written,
electronic, postal, mental), and with transportation matters.
in advance for a Mercury Retrograde. You will want to back up your
computer. Get your paperwork in order. Schedule meetings that involve
lengthy communication for after the retrograde if possible. Reconfirm
everything as there will be confusion about appointments and time
schedules. Do not sign contracts or make large purchases and do not
make decisions during this time if possible. If you do, when it goes
direct you will be questioning those decisions. If you already have
something in motion and are clear on your decision before Mercury goes
retrograde such as accepting a new position or making a move and the
actual signing of the contract takes place during the retrograde, just
review everything and confirm dates and times.
Mercury can create difficulty with communication it can also enhance
our ability to receive information and to catch details ordinarily
missed in our daily lives if we work with this energy effectively.
Journal, meditate, this is an excellent time to take classes on
developing your intuitive skills. The second week of Mercury Retrograde
is the most challenging but also the week we have the opportunity to
really fine-tune our ability to receive guidance from our teachers and
guides if we take the time to open those lines of communication. When
Mercury is retrograde this is the time to do all the things we classify,
as "I will do this later when I have time". Take the time now, because nothing else is going to move forward.
am sharing this with you not so your eyes roll back in your head and
you sigh with frustration and the thought… “Here We Go Again” I do so
to give you insight how to work with these powerful energies and to let
you know…. School is back in session here on Planet Earth.
you beautiful days of reflection, building a solid foundation for your
light to shine brightly and days filled with laughter, play, joy and
most importantly love.
Love and rainbows from the amethyst mountain, Robbyne
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