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Rubys Readings - Psychic, Astrologer, Healer, Blogger If you have found yourself wondering what life has in store for you, and are in need of a genuine Psychic Reading; and if you would like a truthful, easy to understand consultation, I can be an insightful friend. I am an energy reader with the gift of Clairvoyance and gifted Psychic and Astrologer -email me at healingruby@gmail.com

Setting Intentions with the New Moon Revised!

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Revised for Wednesdays New Moon, JUNE 13TH!!

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“Setting Intentions with the NEW MOON”

There’s a New Moon on Tues, June 13th, which makes this the best time of the Lunar Month to set some powerful intentions. These Wish Lists can be about your future goals. Learning how to work with the cycles of the Moon can be a life-changing experience.

*Setting Intentions*

During a New Moon cycle, we should be asking the Universe for new beginnings, by planting seeds of intention from our heart and getting in touch with our higher-self. It’s a good time to be grateful for what we have and work on manifesting what energy we want to come into our lives next.  We can create whatever it is we desire, such as a better life, more money, happiness, love. It really doesn’t matter, but we have to do something physical and spiritual together to make it really happen and stick! And no not…

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Neptune Retrograde – “See through the Illusions”

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Neptune Retrograde
By Ruby

“See through the Illusions”

With so many planets now in what’s called “Retrograde” Cycles, things are going to be strange, off, and confusing! The planets currently involved are Saturn, Jupiter, and soon Neptune and Mars will join them going into their own backstroke Retrograde periods. Then in the first week of July Chiron, the “wounded healer” will also enter its Retro phase, which is a whole different story to explain another day.

We are already starting to see folks resurface from our past and some of them will be our ex’s! Please remember just because they’ve come back around isn’t necessarily a sign from the Cosmos that you are destined to be together, it simply can be there’s something you need to say or feel from them. Some of you might have to deal with someone that was more of a feminine influence in your life from your past at one point, and this person can cause you some problems, so be wary if someone you know comes back around and is a woman, or has taken care of you in some maternal manner.

Unfortunately, we are already in some sort of Astrological portal where lots of folks decide to leave the planet and crossover. So you will see or hear of many stars, officials, and entertainers passing. We went through this cycle years ago where lots of famous folks seemed to check out, and then we experienced a shorter version of this same energy last year when we lost so many famous folks like Prince. So through the beginning of September, you will probably hear more sad news about famous people making their transition. I should also mention this can affect locally famous people as well. Keep in mind sometimes being famous just means being very popular among your peers.

The other issue is there’s a strong rise of suicides happening. Sigh. With Neptune going Retrograde, this energy can be experienced so deeply that its influence makes some folks not only want to escape but it pulls on them to leave or get out of this physical reality in some way. The shadow side of Neptune’s traits are illusions, dreams, escapism, denial, and its influence often is associated with addiction like drug overdoses!

Neptune Retrograde begins June 18th!
But we are already in the “Shadow Period” which just means the planet is slowing down to go Retrograde, so this energy is clearly already affecting us. So let’s focus on this period and the spiritual journey we should be on during this time.

Neptune Retrograde starts June 18 and runs through November 24. During this time we should focus more on working together towards common goals, this will help bring in better more positive energies. This is a wonderful time for Spiritual Growth, no matter what your beliefs may be! Neptune rules over our spirit and spiritual journey in this life, and our spiritual growth and expansion.

This particular influence is designed by the Cosmos so you’ll take a time out from your busy life and focus more so on your spiritual journey, to find out truths and expand yourself spiritually. You don’t have to be involved in a spiritual quest the whole time Neptune is in Retrograde, but it’s highly recommended that you do something to connect with your spiritual self. Some examples of this would be taking classes that promote healing of the spirit, be it through meditation, energy healing, perhaps journaling exercises, or taking a yoga class. These really are just a few examples of the many ways you can connect to your spirit or higher self!

A Neptune Retrograde phase can be a serious wake-up call. It tears down the illusions and deceptions that you have formed in your life and that has perhaps made your vision cloudy. Fantasies will be magnified during this time. Life is certainly about to get real folks, and the reality you realize leads to breakthroughs. If you’ve been lying to yourself about something this Retrograde cycle can help you see the truth.

A client I know had been struggling to stay in a relationship with a married man for nearly four years, when she went through her last Neptune Retrograde, he actually went back to his wife for good, and she realized there would be no divorce after all, there was never a secure relationship in the future with him.

Another client of mine realized he wasn’t going to get a promotion he had been wanting from the small family-owned company he had worked at for years. He was looked over and that was a tough blow. But Neptune Retrograde helped him see this company would never come through and promote him because he came across an email from the boss that they were only promoting their family members, which he wasn’t. The further you are from the truth the bigger the messages will be.

Warning!!
Neptune’s Retrograde phase is going to bring some challenges and this can make you feel bad about yourself. It’s the worst time to have a pity party, however, and actually feeling bad can cause some folks to get too depressed and make very dangerous choices as we’ve already seen, as there’s a very thin line between what’s real and illusion during this time. And as we try to escape our current reality these lines can be blurred and we can slip and do things we never would normally do.

So if you feel bad please talk to someone, anyone, just reach out and don’t allow yourself to get sucked into this energy. And remember one point past “I Quit”, is always breakthrough!! Which means in simple terms most folks who have tried to commit suicide and weren’t successful will tell you they realized that their problems could and would get better!

Use this Neptune Retrograde time for the better, for spiritual growth and expansion. Get involved with other folks in things like metaphysics, Astrology, and energy healing. Tap into your higher-self and maybe take some spiritual or cosmic classes.

If you’re not too sure what you can do to tap into your spirituality, your Astrology Birth Chart can show you what part Neptune Retrograde will be cruising through this time around, and what part of your life it will be affecting. If you would like a Reading on how this Neptune in Retrograde will affect you and learn how to follow your own spiritual journey that’s suited just to your own needs. Order a One Question Reading from me. (this is a service and does cost.)
I will do the necessary research and tell you all about your Neptune Retrograde experience and your spiritual journey.

For now, these Readings are by phone only and are not Reports.
~Ruby

June Monthly Update

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June Monthly Update
By Ruby

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June will be quite an active month with lots of planets entering their Retrograde cycles. This is going to really slow things down folks. First, off Mars, the planet that helps motivate us goes Retro on the 26th, and both Jupiter and Saturn are already in their Retrograde cycles, therefore change is a strong factor in the June Forecast.
Also, Neptune, the planet of spirit and dreams is starting to slow down as it gets ready for its Retrograde cycle on June 18th, this can be a wake-up call, where we have an opportunity to see where reality has been distorted by our own ideals. The truth of what’s really been going on just might surprise you.
On June 13th, the New Moon in curious Gemini give us a chance to plant some seeds of change, and this puts our focus more so on how the power of our thoughts, words, and ideas shape our reality! This energy can help teach you that the way to shift your circumstances is to view your problems from a new or different perspective. Under this Gemini energy, we get the opportunity to see just how this works! We have a chance to use these Gemini energies to view many different perspectives all at one time and gain a greater understanding of how we think or view our lives and situations.
If you feel like you are in a rut or stuck in some way in your life, you can allow this New Moon energy to help you, by taking some time to pause and reflect on your thoughts about what’s been happening and to make necessary changes to your life. Maybe these actions will lead to new and improved outcomes.
On June 15th we will have to deal with mental Mercury’s opposition or connection to Saturn, this means we may have to make some sort of new commitment towards our responsibilities, or an important decision will need to be made at this time around what we are supposed to be doing. With Mercury in the sign of the crab, Cancer, many of you will have to make these decisions around your family or other close relations, home, or real estate. Actually, this Mercury/Saturn energy can help us think much more realistically about our current circumstances. But it also can cause some of you to feel extremely negative or overly critical, cynical, or judgemental in your thinking. It will be important during this time to make sure and not react without really thinking things through first.
The Sun will shift from chatty Gemini, the information collector of the Zodiac, into more withdrawn Cancer on the 21st, which also marks the Summer Solstice. This symbolizes our need to plant roots and to figure out just where we belong in this world, but the Cosmos may not be as cooperative as we would like, and we can feel moody and pensive during this time.
There also is an opposition between the “Cosmic Lovers” of the Zodiac, Venus, and Mars at this time. This energy can churn up our emotional state around what we desire or what we feel we are lacking in our lives, and this is mainly in our intimate relationships. This can cause your resentments to rear their ugly head, but that just means to watch how you treat your partners, loved ones, and close friends. Watch also for a lack of appreciation around what you have to do in life. Be grateful!
The Full Moon on June 27th can be a very strong dramatic turning point for us, as it is in Capricorn, the sign of completion and consequences, and is ruled by rule-maker Saturn. This Moon is closely joining Saturn the “Lord of Karma” during this time, and this can mean this lunation can have a strong sobering tone to it, so many folks might not feel quite like celebrating like usual under the Full Moon energy. But I say CELEBRATE anyway, there are many other Cosmic Connections happening which we can feel grateful for. This energy can help us gain clarity on our priorities and helps us realign with the energies of what is most meaningful to us in life. Which in turn, can help us focus on our jobs, relationships, and other pressing issues that need our attention.
All in all, June seems to be shaping up to help us see what we are supposed to be working towards, while we gain a very realistic view around the things we are doing in life. This can help us get ourselves more organized and right with what matters, and even though it may not be the most fun month of 2018, it can help us concentrate just enough on our responsibilities so we can play and enjoy our lives more so in the months to come.
Have A Good Month, Folks!
~Ruby

 Full Moon Ahead! May 2018

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Full Moon Ahead!

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A Full Moon comes together mid-morning on May 29th, in the sign of Sagittarius.

A Full Moon is when the Moon reaches its highest peak, and creates a fertile energy as it brings in endings, especially around certain people, situations, or things that aren’t working for us! But also New Beginnings! We usually feel more intuitive during the Full Moon with wild dreams and psychic visions. There can be sudden random Ah-Ha moments that you should really pay attention to and even investigate, as the truth comes out during this time.

The Full Moons light illuminates important paths for us, where we can see which ones we should be heading down, this energy takes us from the unconscious to the conscious mind, as we are made more aware of what has been hidden, kept secret, repressed, or otherwise unknown.

A Full Moon is actually one of the tensest aspects between the Sun and the Moon every month! This energy can make some of you feel quite nervous and anxiety-ridden, but for others, the Full Moon is exciting and adventurous time. It’s like watching two people ride a roller coaster, there’s always one person screaming in fear wanting to get off the ride, and then the other person who is laughing and having the time of their life! That’s exactly how most of us are affected by the Full Moon, you either love the energy or you feel nervous and tense from its influence!

The Sun in Gemini’s influence has us thinking more logically, while the Moon in Sagittarius has us following our gut instincts and intuition. Both of these signs influence helps us enjoy acting on a whim and promotes thinking outside the box.

Sagittarius energy shifts our focus onto the possibilities and helps us find meaning in situations. While the Sun in Gemini’s influence has us feeling quite comfortable in our immediate environment. Sagittarius grabs us and says, “get out and go beyond this world.” Ideally, during a Full Moon, we should be focusing on creating a balance between the Sun and Moons energies, this is exactly what the Full Moon invites us to do.

This Full Moon in Sagittarius influence can cause you to express ourselves quite boldly! We should pay attention to how we are communicating, and listen to that little voice that wants to guide you, it’s your sense of adventure and it wants you to experience something amazing. It’s challenging to keep our feelings to ourselves during this Full Moon. All our emotions are like a boiling pot of water, they rise up and must be released now. There are situations, projects, and relationships that are drawing near to there endpoint. But this also means there is “New Beginnings” on the horizon. You may feel an urgency to announce how you are feeling to finally find closure in a situation or to finalize something.

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This also the time of what’s called the “Wesak Full Flower Moon”, which is Buddha’s Birthday, the celebration date is different in different countries. The United Nations will celebrate it May 29, 2018!

This Full Moon energy is also meeting up with Jupiter, Sagittarius ruling planet, and Jupiter is currently in the sign of Scorpio and is making a beautiful connection to Neptune in Pisces! It’s believed this is a time of great fortune and fame, expansion and growth! It brings out faith, hope, optimistic attitudes, and often great luck for some folks. This can be a great energy for travel, education, traveling, and imports. Great stories and fantasies will be told as well, there’s a strong sense of humor going around! Gambling can go well for some folks! And this also might just help with health problems.

If you add all that energy with the Psychic and dreamer of the Zodiac, Neptune, in its own sign of Pisces you can actually enjoy yourself! You might get to experience popularity. You may find yourself on some sort of spiritual quest into new or even exotic places on this physical plane, and in your mind. Love relationships will be light and fluffy but also felt deeply all at once under this energy!

This Full Moon is producing a specially blessed energy since the Goddess of Love herself, Venus is also joining in Trine between Jupiter & Neptune, creating a Grand Water Trine on June 1st & 2nd. Jupiter’s influence can cause us again to be quite blunt and honest with what we are thinking, (that doesn’t mean it’s the fact or truth.) However, with it being in the sign of Scorpio this helps us to see deeply into our psyches and gets us in touch with our deepest pains and greatest powers. Again, this does also help us tap into our sense of humor if all else fails.

Neptune is its own sign of Pisces during this Full Moon, this can have us feeling more detached from our physical reality. Since this is a Full Moon, some folks will choose to leave the planet, it can be a strong time for folks and animals to cross over, but usually, this affects those who have already been sick or suffering or those who have decided its time to go on a soul level. You might feel sort of spacey or oblivious, with no major plans in place, but if you get moving around, you’ll notice you can connect better to the Universe than usual. This energy can make you feel things that lift your spirit, like music, art or beauty can be felt in a majorly deep way, this energy reaches us beyond words in every molecule of our body. You just may feel like saving the world!

Venus is currently in the sign of Cancer, so this helps us to be more aware of how we are feeling. We can feel more compassionate, as she helps us face our demons and comforts us in the process. This energy assists with memories and subtle signs and symbols that the Universe is trying to convey to you. This can help most importantly open up our spiritual Heart, (Heart Chakra), and remember crying is healing.

This is a period possibly where dreams come true! Do some serious soul-searching starting now through June 2nd about what you want to see happen in your life. Set up the necessary steps to be taken to put your plans into action. And let this energy develop and grow, remember once you’ve done the work often patience is important and needed.

~Ruby

URANUS ENTERS TAURUS 2018

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URANUS ENTERS TAURUS
Self-Worth, Values, & Pleasure
by Rubys Readings

 

In just a few short days the planet Uranus is making a massive shift into the sign of Taurus, this planet only changes Signs once every 7 years, and this energy will and already is affecting all of us! Read below to learn more.

Uranus is in Taurus …
from May 15, 2018, to November 6, 2018,
and then from March 6, 2019, to July 7, 2025,
and then from November 7, 2025, to April 25, 2026

Uranus the planet of quick and sudden changes, chaos, and liberation is changing signs for the first time since 1942, into the sign of Taurus on May 15th. For the next seven years, Uranus will reside in the sign of Taurus. The fixed signs of the Zodiac will be the most strongly affected so Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, both Sun & Rising Signs will experience some serious surprises. But this aspect will affect all the Signs of the Zodiac. This will not come back again in our lifetime! So it’s very important to understand what’s happening.

Uranus takes around 84 years to go through all 12 Signs of the Zodiac, and this is a slow-moving planet and its effects are long-lasting! The changes or disruption this erratic aspect brings in will usually affect the area of your life that needs some kind of change. It really depends on you, if your personal experience with Uranus will be challenging or not, you must embrace and not resist whatever changes it brings to your life. This planet’s influence makes us feel more restless about feeling stuck or restricted, but it also helps take us out of the worst situations that we might be stuck in right now.

Over the last seven years, Uranus was in fiery Aries, and most Sun & Rising Sign Aries folks can tell you its been a wild ride! With Uranus involved the motto is “expect the unexpected!”

With Uranus in Aries over the last 7 years all of us have dealt first hand with wake up calls, Ah-Ha moments, jolts, twists & turns, and mind-blowing changes! It’s been a crazy seven years folks! But now with Uranus in Taurus life will grow calmer and hopefully more stable. Now even if your not a Taurus (born April 21st – May 21st), you will still be affected by this aspect in one way or another! Each and every one of us has the sign of Taurus somewhere in our personal “Astrology Birth Chart!” Whatever area it’s moving through in your Astro Birth Chart is where you can expect to experience the biggest and most radical changes, and maybe something unexpected.

“This once in a lifetime aspect creates major shifts that we only get to experience one time around.”

Understanding Astrology gives us an advantage, especially during major cosmic shifts such as this one. Some of you will see significant gains during this cycle that will be amazing and wonderful. But there will be both strong highs and low’s as well so this can be intense for some of you, but exciting! As many of you have already been experiencing this shift, it can be quite intimidating.

Some of you stand to benefit greatly from Uranus’s shift into Taurus. Often the surprises coming in will be something you didn’t anticipate or realize could be possible. Make sure and take some notes about your adventures during this cycle, so you can look at it after 2026, and see all that has changed in your life once it’s over.

Personal changes caused by this aspect:

Uranus only changes signs every 7 years, and it creates major changes and shifts on both personal and global levels. Its lessons are about revelations, revolution, and doing what’s right for the group!

During this cycle, we tend to shake things up and bring about some major changes, especially around what we enjoy or the simple pleasures in our lives, especially with Uranus in the sign of pleasure-seeking Taurus. What we own, value, and arrange in our lives comes into focus more so now. Our views on financial spending and around our personal possessions may get changed up in new and exciting ways. Our focus shifts to the mundane and our financial status, it’s a time to be progressive and savvy in both business and practical matters. Get creative and innovative around how you can be more comfortable in your everyday world, there will be opportunities to change things to accommodate such goals.

There can be fears or self-doubt around how we express our sensuality, how we view our body type, and how we take care of ourselves and practice self-love and pampering. Since our values might be more unconventional now under this influence, we could end up challenging what we once valued!

The Feminist movement is going to only grow that much stronger and larger, as Uranus is the planet of revolution and freedom and Taurus is ruled by the Goddess herself, Venus! Which represent all woman and Woman’s Rights! So this cause will continue to be that much more important to both woman and men.

We seek freedom and independence during this aspect, but issues can arise if we only focus on material pursuits to distract us from reality. Finding a way to detach ourselves from our physical attachments or things will bring a much more desirable outcome. The lesson is to free ourselves from certain material things and get more organic now. The way we eat, what we eat, and how we grow our food is all going to be altered for the improvement of our planet. We are about to see an upsurge of concern for the earth and a societal push towards more ethically conscious industries. Learning how to grow our food is going to become increasingly more important and necessity during this time.

There also can be some major changes around money, valuables, possessions, and income, which can lead to rearranging our priorities and values. During this cycle money or income will be earned in more non-traditional ways. In the world of finances and business, there will be major progressive ideas like you have never seen before, as we move through this cycle through 2026!

Remember Uranus rules much of technology and the internet. There will be new ways to handle doing business and how we make, view, and handle money! (Online & Electronic Currency is going to grow bigger.) Just know that our income is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves, so our self-worth is going to need some work during this time, and it might get a bit rocky as we seek to find what is authentic about ourselves.

No matter what we have been through life is going to change in many ways, so try to stay positive and focus on the new and exciting adventure we have just begun! Best of luck!!

~Ruby

Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn

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Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn

April 22nd
~Ruby

 

Pluto starts its reverse movement into Retrograde on April 22nd and runs through September 30th! Pluto Retrograde isn’t as glitchy as Mercury or Saturn in Retrograde, so you may hardly notice it unless you work with a lot of people and know their deeper emotional issues. But you will recognize it more so on a deep psychological level within yourself if you’re aware of your feelings and get in touch with your soul purpose. The planet of deep analysis normally takes us more inward, but in Retrograde it becomes a journey into hidden realms we may not have dealt with, so the feelings we’ve been holding on to or repressing can come out in the open.

Pluto Retrograde in the sign of Capricorn can be beneficial, if we are observant and pay close attention to any unconscious patterns or behaviors that motivate our actions, then we can change or break them. Pluto is all about power so authority figures or anyone who represents authority, and those anyone who has power over us may catch our attention, or we suddenly are on their radar, so we may have to be careful and follow the rules for now, especially with Saturn the “Authority Figure” or “Father” of the Zodiac also in Retrograde!

During the end of April be extra cautious for tempers and hot-heads, as Mars and Pluto make a challenging but powerful connection on April 26th. This energy will be even stronger because of Pluto coming to a standstill just days prior.

Pluto Retrograde is like Saturn, so it has a regular cycle every year that lasts for five months, as it makes an opposition to the Sun. Outer planets just affect us in a very different way then the inner planets. The effects are more subtle at first until we move past this cycle and can look back in hindsight, and then we realize just how this time might have been life-changing in some way! Perspective is always an issue when planets are Retrograde, remember, so even though Pluto in Retrograde isn’t probably causing you strange technical glitches or annoyances it still makes its presence known in a sneaky sort of stealth kind of way. When Pluto goes Retrograde it’s a good time to reflect on how we are doing with changes and our soul transformation.

Pluto Retrograde is a time of reflection on power and control in your life. If there are people who are trying to control or manipulate you then now is the perfect time to let them go! If you’ve been too controlling of others or situations then it’s time to stop it and change your behavior! This is not a time to abuse any kind of power you have over others, so avoid power trips, and make this a time for eliminating.

Themes that seem to repeat and events that are almost fated will help you reinforce which of your controlling habits, addictions, compulsions, or prejudices now must be eliminated, or Pluto will make these issues more relevant, so it feels like a giant spotlight gets shined on the problem to be analyzed and reviewed very intensely, but again you may not even be aware of it until it’s over with. What isn’t working, like poor health, an attitude that is hateful or that causes suffering may be burned away now, released and offered up to the Universe. What’s left and what is working will be more clear and enhanced into pure energy.

Relationships are going to go through a strong period of adjustment during Pluto’s Retrograde cycle. There will be more love, and sharing, and more folks standing together for their lives’ causes. It’s a good time to keep a low profile as privacy can be your strongest tool during this time. It’s a time to dissolve, so do it with dignity and respect.

In your relationships, you might have been controlling, possibly holding on too tight and smothering your partner. It’s time to stop because you need to start letting go. If you have been compulsive or obsessive about food, drugs, or sex and it’s taken over your life, then certain events may actually force you to turn it around and gain control over it. Basically, the more destructive your behavior the more extreme your cycle of detoxing and withdrawal might be during this cycle. For example, if you just stopped doing something cold turkey, Pluto Retrograde makes it a very intense process.

~Pluto’s energy can be profound and will do what it needs to, to transform dark to light!

Pluto often is represented by the Phoenix, and as the Phoenix rises from it the ashes, is how it transforms us, which you may not realize at first, but you’ll know because you’ll feel it! Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn for now, and Pluto represents destruction, making order out of chaos, it helps to clear obstacles, detox, resurrect! Capricorn is the builder of the Zodiac, it likes to renovate. Together they restore and enhance with the very best materials and devices that modern times has to offer! Sustainability is what they represent. Capricorn is the Father, so he is dedicated, powerful, responsible, and stable! Also, Saturn is Capricorn’s ruling planet, so these energies will truly help us be productive, at least for those of you who put forth the effort. Intuition will be very strong, work will be focused right at the critical points where things need to get fixed or done.

~Ruby

Saturn Goes Retrograde – and it’s a pretty big deal! 

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Saturn Goes Retrograde – and it’s a pretty big deal!
April 17th, 2018

By Ruby
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Saturn Goes Retrograde – and it’s a pretty big deal!
April 17th, 2018
By Ruby

Nowadays, it’s become common knowledge to understand to some degree what Mercury in Retrograde is all about, but what you might not know is all the planets go into a Retrograde cycle which is when the planets appear to be moving backward in the sky! And it does cause significant effects both bad and good really, it’s all in how you look at it! So now we are dealing with Saturn moving into its Retrograde Cycle, and this is a very strong powerful energy that we all will have to deal with at one point if we realize it or not!

Starting April 17th the ringed-planet Saturn starts its five-month-long trip in its Retrograde cycle, through Sept 6th! Saturn Retrograde is a transit that occurs just over every twelve months, lasting for nearly 4 and 1/2 months. Saturn Retrograde is not rare and lots of folks are born under one. This is a time of restrictions, blocks, limitations, and some anxiety and fear. But the skills we learn during this Retrograde phase will prove essential to our growth in the long run.

In the coming days, you may feel off, weighed down, and disoriented, as once again our perspective shifts. We are just getting out of Mercury’s Retrograde cycle, so our perspective isn’t even back to normal yet, so this is a strong time for the confusion! But this is how we are affected by Retrograde planets. Often it’s the very beginning and end of these cycles (Shadow Periods) that are the toughest or most challenging time. Just remember Retrogrades are always about perspective, so as these planets appear to be moving backward through the Cosmos, we too can feel like we’re going backward in our lives.

When Saturn is Retrograde it is a good time to revisit our relationships and work on any long-term goals we may have, as this is a time to pay close attention to our responsibilities and duties. It’s a time to restructure the way we manifest our reality and find new ways of thinking or a different attitude about how to remove what is blocking us, or how to get through the obstacles that are in our way.

Saturn is known as the “Lord of Karma,” and while Retrograde it is a time when Karma is sorted out. Therefore, Saturn Retrograde can be a double dose of Karma handed-out. Karma is actually a form of energy that is very real, and like Saturn, it is very closely bound to time.

Over the next week, as Saturn turns completely Retrograde, we may begin to feel the weight of it in certain situations quite heavily especially around our responsibilities. Many of you will actually let go of certain commitments including relationships, jobs, or business deals, which can leave you wondering why you even bothered with them in the first place. We may feel somewhat disconnected and lose our motivation. It might be difficult to make important decisions during this influences run as our energy levels are low.

This is all due to a change in perspective from the Retrogrades. We will learn how to find our footing and regain some sort of balance into next week, as we grow more accustomed to these shifts. Then we can turn Saturn’s Retrograde cycle into an opportunity, which is the most powerful way to see any Retrograde planet! Turn this into a time to go over and review your responsibilities so you can figure out what’s working and what’s not. Take on your responsibilities and face your reality!

It’s important to slow down now and reconnect with what makes you feel useful, like your work, relationships, and duties. This, in fact, is not a good time to add anything to your existing responsibilities as the extra projects will just stress you out even more! We should be cutting back and reducing what we normally take on right now, it’s a time to make things simple folks! Any delays you happen to run in to now are just a kind reminder from the Universe that its time to make adjustments, this is a chance to make edits and corrections that are necessary for your success. This is a major time out!

This influence has us take a look back at what we have already done or taken care of, so it can make you feel like you are moving backward and like you’re not moving forward. Actually, this is happening so you can review or go back over something that normally you wouldn’t have! Everything ruled by Saturn is under the microscope now and it’s a good idea to review these kinds of things, like any rules or regulations you should be following, structures at work or in business, and traditions and foundations. Making changes to our ongoing projects or going over old ones can be successful, however, taking on new projects or responsibilities or commitments is probably not a great idea, it’s a time to simplify and restructure our lives first!

During Saturn’s Retrograde phase we will be dealing with particularly strong issues. Just remember as we take care of our unfinished business, Saturn is teaching us to be more patient and disciplined. Any skills we acquire during the retrograde phase will prove essential in the long-run to our success.

Saturn Retrograde has us take on certain responsibilities that have already been developing and more important in our life, so extra time is needed to take stock and to make sure everything is in order before we can continue. Saturn will present us with challenges and test us to make sure we are ready to take on extra responsibilities. The lessons we learn and that are taught by the Teacher of the Zodiac, Saturn, are often rough but they are valuable, and we are always rewarded by Saturn for our hard work and a job well done!

The negative side to Saturn Retrograde is you may become sad or depressed, and not speak up for yourself, or act overly shy. If these behaviors get out of control during the Saturn Retrograde time, then you’ll be offered a chance to recognize and admit you’ve got a problem. If this goes too far you can end up needed some help so you can come out of your depression or isolation.

This is an excellent time for schooling or training, but we may question it as well. There’s also going to be questions about our life, faith, and belief systems, as some folks will return to a Spiritual Path they started back in their past. We also may need to tweak or edit a project that we plan on publishing or do something related to writing. Whatever you do during Saturn in Retrograde, remember it’s a time to ride life straight and follow the rules, if you can do that you may learn a lot about life.

~Ruby