What’s the big deal about Eclipses and retrogrades?

What’s the big deal about Eclipses and retrogrades

 

While the Universe is always spinning and moving, transits coming and going, alignments shifting, there are certain phases the Universe goes through that simply don’t feel comfortable for us individually and sometimes universally for humans.

Some of it can be understood by looking at a natal chart. We were born under particular cosmic circumstances and that can help us understand why we are here they way we are. But depending on the healing we need which is based on our choices and life events, some cosmic alignments leave us feeling run over. The Universe is always shifting though, that energy will pass.

For the outer planets, the planets furthest from our sun, their retrograde periods can last for 6 months. When Pluto retrogrades, being the furthest planet from the Sun, it does for the longest period of time, about 6 months. We literally spend 6 months of every year tuning and returning into our shadow selves. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere is ironically happens in the Spring and Summer.

There are two times a year when multiple transits, aspects, and energies converge. Those times are called Eclipse seasons. During Eclipse season there are usually a few planets in retrograde, Super new moons, Super Full Moons, and of course the Eclipses themselves. With multiple energy flows flowing a little different than “usual”, we can easily become ungrounded, feel unwell for “no reason”, or wonder why the world suddenly seemed to go crazy.

While every month the moon affects humans and animals, the whole experience during Eclipse season is magnified and amplified for a longer period of time than the three days around any given full moon. What’s more, in that any given month that isn’t in Eclipse season, we usually get a break in the seemingly “chaotic” energy. Eclipse season doesn’t always give us a chance to catch our breath or a vacation from the crazy.

 

I would like to point out that the Universe isn’t really doing this “to” us. The Universe isn’t really your friend, it can’t really be personified. Instead, the Universe is best and truest mirror into where you are. When the “crazies” come knocking, we nothing has changed per say, but our awareness and consciousness has been filtered and directed by incoming astrological frequency.

Normal everyday occurrences can suddenly sound and feel discordant. Relationships with others can seem flat or out of tune. The thing to really remember is that EVERYONE is experiencing this all at the same times in their own way. It doesn’t mean your spouse will feel the same flatness in the relationship you are experiencing though. Because of their birth alignment and life karma, they may be honing in on a flatness somewhere else in their life and reacting to that.

While everyone experiences the Eclipse energy and all cosmic energy individually, there are some general truths that we can all agree with about these intense times.

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