Now, people see “retrograde” and freak out — yet keep in mind, this is just a planetary ebb-and-flow, aso that we humans can catch up with our tasks and lessons. I mean, if the tide never went out, we’d all drown!
March brings with it a retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio on March 8th (until July 10th 2018) , along with a retrograde Mercury in Aries on March 22nd (until April 15th). That means that we may feel a “lag” in enthusiasm, luck, or forward movement in creative projects (Jupiter), and in communication (Mercury), yet remember, those “lags” are more of a perceived slowing of the planetary energies, rather than an ACTUAL LAG in our process.
Retrogrades are a great time to catch up on projects that need your attention, yet the flow of daily life has interrupted the completion of those tasks. As a hyper-content-creator (channeler) myself, I find Jupiter retrogrades to be especially frustrating. It always feels like a have a lead weight around my ankle, slowing down the creation of great things in the world — lol — yet that’s simply my perception of the recess in energies.
Are you writing a book? Painting? Building a movement? Creating an “anything”? Then use this retrograde Jupiter timeframe to focus on DOING the work, rather than receiving the RUSH of what birthing the work feels like. I’ve come to find out that retrograde Jupiter is a fantastic “helper” in terms of completing amazing projects. It’s just not so hot on the “releasing” energy, yet many releases may be accomplished during a retrograde Jupiter, so don’t fret — it just means a bit more elbow grease is in order.
Think of releasing a project during a Jupiter retrograde like catching a mediocre wave on a surfboard — you’ve paddled into it — it’s just taking a minute to build up to get it’s momentum, and soon — WHAM-O — you’ll be flying forward! So best to position yourself on the wave while it’s mellow, instead of in full curl, so you can catch that curl in the premium moment.
As for our retrograde pal Mercury doubling down on our retro Jupiter, this simply means that PATIENCE (<—- note the ALL CAPS HERE) is the key in moving any project forward right now. Extra phone calls may be needed. Extra e-mails, extra texts, extra touching base, as the forward progression of communication slows while our communication planet takes a breather.
This is also good for our psyche in our 21st century world, where we are tethered to communication 24/7 through our electronic devices. I mean, seriously. It’s maddening.
Jupiter is retrograde in Scorpio, which means that we may also be evaluating the deep dark secrets we keep from ourselves in terms of what we bring to the world, and what our value is within that metric. So if you suddenly start feeling like you’re “faking it”, “phoning it in”, you’re a “loser”, any of these negative shadows that creep up in our mental evaluation process, then hang in there — you’re just processing through deep and meaningful and no-BS Scorpio. Try not to take it to heart. These are SHADOWS of how you feel — not an actual news broadcast from the Universe.
Scorpio tough-loves us, showing us our fears, insecurities, our most dark thoughts — and from there, we have a chance to come to peace with the teacher that can be a task-master in terms of asking us to question our worth — which really, Scorpio finds absurd . Scorpio is telling us, “Of COURSE you’re magical and amazing!! So stop beating yourself up over this stuff — REALLY?? You’re human. Love it. Now shake it off and be a genius, like you born to be.”
Mercury is retrograde in Aries, which means that our impulsive need to have our communications answered, in order to feel our worth in the world, may come into question. So again, do your very best not to eat a can of worms if someone doesn’t text you back right away, or get to an email immediately that you’ve sent along. It doesn’t mean you are a zero in their book. It just means mercury is in retrograde.
So as you can see, we have some serious aspects right now asking us to evaluate how “butt-hurt” we can choose to become, when we feel that our outer ego isn’t instantly satiated. What we have here is a chance to learn that we bring on a great deal of pain to the self in endless cycles of self-sabotage when exercising secretive self-judgment and paranoia, when we could be using that energy to enlighten ourselves and the world with amazing words projects, and actions.
This timeframe is about what we can do for others – our friends and loved ones, our families, our communities, our lives, our world — rather than what it can do for ourselves. So HAVE AT IT! Be a portal for miracles. Don’t let the lack of perceived rush of energy from a couple of planets slow you down. ANYTHING you bring forward during this time frame is coming from a place of service, as that’s all the energies will allow. And that place of service is divine. It is blessed.
SO BRING IT — the world needs your fabulousness!
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