Pluto Retrograde - Introspection is encouraged
What it influences: Transformation, change, psychic energy
Frequency: Once a year (lasting approximately 5 months)
When Pluto moves backwards, we are often plunged into the very depths of our own identities. There’s a newfound sense of confusion, and it’s likely that you’ll struggle to come to terms with who you are and what your purpose in life is.
This forces us to confront the deepest, darkest parts of ourselves, which can regularly have devastating effects. It’s key during these periods that you steer clear of anything too heavy, as it can be incredibly damaging for your morale. Perhaps it’s best to keep yourself occupied to fight off the moments of introspection.
Neptune Retrograde - You'll turn over a new leaf
Has an effect on: Dreams, imagination, fantasy
Frequency: Once a year (lasting approximately 5-6 months)
Neptune has the ability to open our minds and souls at the best of times, and this is taken to a whole new level when it spins out. Spirituality arrives in full force, and whilst it does bring a little open-mindedness, it can leave you open to deceptions and delusions. Your sense of logic will take a backseat, and you’ll be left fantasizing things that will most likely never be.
When Neptune enters this phase, it’s essential that you keep your mind from the clouds and your feet firmly fixed to the ground. If not, you’ll find yourself crashing back to reality once it ends and the rose-tinted glasses are gone. However, that’s not to say that you should completely avoid the fantasy, as you’ll be able to learn a lot more about yourself and your subconscious thanks to how vivid your dreams are during this period.
Jupiter Retrograde - Good or bad fortune...
What it impacts: Luck
Frequency: Once a year (lasting approximately 3-4 months)
Jupiter’s retrograde is exactly what you need if you happen to find yourself losing your way! The Giant Planet seeks out truth and wisdom, and so provides you with the opportunity to look at the bigger picture and point out where you’re going wrong. You’ll recognize how lucky you are to have arrived at where you are, and your appreciation for life will skyrocket.
During these periods of madness, the key can be found in self-improvement! Reflect on what makes you happy and how you can extend this joyfulness long into the future. Embrace the planet’s introspective abilities, as you’ll come away from the period with a newfound recognition of your own talents, and a closer spiritual bond between your mind and soul.
Uranus Retrograde - Calmness will be installed
What this movement causes: Chaos, freedom
Frequency: Once a year (lasting 5 months)
Uranus moving backwards is the very bringer of enlightenment! Whilst other planetary retrogrades tend to force change out of your impulse, this one urges you to be more cool-headed and objective in your approach. There are negative parts of your life that you choose to ignore, but Uranus will send down a ‘lightning bolt moment’, and your eyes will be opened to the things that hold you back.
On realizing the aspects of your life that are in desperate need of change, it’s often the case that you’ll attempt to transform yourself rapidly. As a result, you can lose your sense of self, and damage relationships with loved ones that aren’t prepared for such a dramatic transformation.
How to proactively use each planet's retrograde phase
Typically, when a planet is in retrograde, projects struggle to advance, electronics break down, and emotions run high. In short, nothing goes to plan, but that’s not to say that we have to endure this period. Although times are tough, we can all surf on the positive vibes too 💪.
- Mercury - Connect with old friends.
- Venus - Heal any relationship issues.
- Mars - Begin an exercise plan.
- Jupiter - Travel to your favorite place.
- Saturn - Practice self-discipline.
- Uranus - Study up on current events.
- Neptune - Cut out the toxic energies.
- Pluto - Declutter your home.
What signs will be affected by retrograde 2024? 😨
In 2024, several astrological signs are likely to be impacted by periods of retrograde major planets. Planetary retrogrades are times when the influence of certain planets seems to recede, leading to periods of reflection, adjustment and inner growth. For example, Mercury retrograde, which affects communication and relationships, could have a particular impact on Gemini and Virgo, who are ruled by Mercury. Similarly, Venus retrograde, linked to love and relationships, could influence Taurus and Libras. Mars retrograde, associated with energy and action, could affect Aries and Scorpio. Leos and Aquarius could feel the effects of retrograde Uranus, which favors inner revolution and innovation. It's important to note that the impact of retrogrades can vary from person to person according to their individual birth charts, but these periods offer everyone the opportunity to re-evaluate, liberate and grow on a personal and spiritual level.
📍 FAQ - Is there a retrograde right now? - The signs that confirm we are in this period 📍
During a retrograde period, the impacted planets are thought to have more more intense infleunces on us, and often result in us deciding that we have taken a wrong turn somewhere. Indeed, this phase encourages us to reflect on our recent decisions and actions. The powerful energies throw us into a reflective state and almost always bring us to the conclusion that we need to take a break from the rush of our daily lives to take stock of our mistakes and future choices.
Susan Taylor’s insights: Prepare for what's to come
Knowing the retrograde dates for 2024 means being able to anticipate and prepare for their influence. To move forward serenely in life, we all need to know where we are going, to reassure ourselves about our choices. This is why, if you have doubts about your life, and you feel that you need to be guided, do not hesitate to turn to one of our psychics who will be able to enlighten you and offer you spiritual guidance.
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