An Energy Update about Retrograde Seasons
by Zoe Davis
A planetary retrograde happens when a planet 'appears' to move backwards according to the Earth's orbit around the Sun. I'm not going to go into the technicalities of planetary retrogrades here, I'd like to just talk about the positive effects that happen when a retrograde occurs and how to make the best use of this time.
We have 6 planets moving backwards at the same time this next few months, and yes, a lot of people can struggle when planets are retrograde. There's a lot of social media hype about Mars or Mercury retrograde and how things are going to be disastrous and it’s better to hide and run for cover. This message of alarm and pending doom isn't good for anybody, it plants a seed to expect the worst and I see many people just give up and go into a downward spiral when they're told the next few months are going to be fraught with difficulty.
We've all lived through many a retrograde season and survived! Maybe even thrived without being warned to watch out for treachery and catastrophe.
Some people, like myself, who were born when lots of planets were retrograde, actually thrive in retrograde seasons! This is a period of feeling there’s enough time and space to look at things properly, to consider other alternatives without having to act on them straight away. Yes, things might not go according to plan, but that's because it’s a time of learning patience and valuing your precious energy and resources because it doesn’t have to all be done by tomorrow. You have all the time you need to create something that is truly meaningful.
“Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy idea”. ~ Earl Nightingale
This is my favourite quote this year. Basically, pace yourself, have trust in what you're doing and keep doing it, and it will surely happen!
With so many planets being in retrograde over the coming months and with Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, this is the ideal time to be patient and allow your desires to unfold as they need to.
Give everything more time then it needs, knowing if you just keep giving it the attention it requires in the increments you have available, it will surely develop and over time you will master it.
Allow your passion to be a slow burning flame. Use this time to gradually master whatever is drawing your curiosity, embrace your mistakes for they are your greatest teacher and be kind to yourself, live for today, not tomorrow.
Remember, if you dedicate yourself, especially this year to rolling with the tide and pacing yourself, you will surely succeed.
Love, healing and mastery to all,
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Zoe is the founder of The New Leaf coaching and kinesiology.
Since 1997 she's helped thousands of people who feel stuck clear their life path and confidently move forward.
As well as a regular blog, The New Leaf offers sessions and programs in clinic, by phone and online.
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