Updated: Jun 15, 2020
Written by Jacqueline Hayes Psychic Medium
If you have noticed the world is a ball of confusion. When we normally can let the outside world fade away, when we get home, we now can't help it creeping into our personal space. The universe is putting it all in our faces. Mean mugging us, not allowing us to ignore it. We are in, in some ways an astrological shit storm this year.
2020 astrologically is as your grandma would say, “what a Doozy,” (putting it nicely) We will soon have 7 planets in retrograde. 7!
Retrogrades in astrology are when a planet seems to be going backwards. Many of us have heard about Mercury retrograde because it happens about 3 times a year every year. And many focus on it because Mercury retrograde happens so often, and in simple terms it often muddles up communicate, machinal break downs, starting something new. As humans we tend to focus on the negative instead of the positive when it comes to retrogrades. But we must remember you have to have both for balance to accrue.
We as humans typically hate change, we like routine. Well this year with all that is happening astrology, change is coming weather you like it or not. Like the Tower card in Tarot, the planets are goanna make those changes because we ignored what needed to be changed. There are also 3 hard aspects this year to add fuel to the fire.
This is a good time to meditate on how our outer world effects our inner world. What would we change? How can our personal actions change the way we move about in the bigger space that we all occupied? Do we need to make minor or major adjustments? Here are some ways to use the retrogrades proactively.
How to proactively use every retrograde:
Mercury retrograde: Get in touch with old friends and contacts, back up devices and data, edit and clarify your thoughts, dust off an old writing project or course of study. Polish up your social media profiles.
Venus retrograde: Heal any issues in your relationship or blocks to love. Recognize when you’re in the wrong match and move on. Gain closure with an ex…or reunite if the timing is better. Make peace with a woman in your life.
Mars retrograde: Learn how to handle pressure and conflict more effectively. Release a grudge, lay down your swords. Slow down and stop rushing to avoid accidents. Have sex with an ex (with caution!). Work on practicing patience. Get back to an old sport or exercise routine. Find the courage to confront someone. Make peace with a man in your life.
Jupiter retrograde: Slow down the risk-taking and evaluate before rushing ahead. Travel to an old favorite place. Pick up an abandoned entrepreneurial venture. Go back to school, finish a degree or certification.
Saturn retrograde: Tighten up your plans, rethink your goals and career path. Practice self-discipline and delay instant gratification. Work through father issues (good thing Saturn goes retrograde once a year, eh?).
Uranus retrograde: Watch your contrarian tendencies and make sure you’re not being a rebel without a cause. Question your political stance, study up on politics, scientific developments and current events, reconnect with a humanitarian cause. Distance yourself from destructive and disruptive people who bring chaos into your world (you don’t need any more than you’re already getting!).
Neptune retrograde: Resume a creative, musical or artistic project. Dive into your subconscious, do healing work and therapy, explore and question your spiritual beliefs. Meditate to get more in tune with your intuition. Watch out for denial and codependents. Cut the energy vampires out of your life.
Pluto retrograde: Explore your “shadow side” and delve into old fears, limiting beliefs and entrenched unconscious patterns. Remove toxic energies from your world via Feng Shui, space clearing, burning sage, decluttering. Protect yourself against unsafe people and situations. Recognize where you are being bullied or dominated—or where you may be overpowering someone else—and resolve the situation. Watch out for projecting your own unconscious baggage onto others. Access mystical or buried parts of yourself through past-life regressions, working with a psychic medium, hypnotherapy.
Keeping in mind that all you do for yourself can affect how you move in the bigger space of society, personal change can and will affect like waves your outer world and help all around you as well as yourself.