Summer Of Retrogrades: Six Planets & Chiron, All Retrograde At Once In Summer 2018 So Brace Yourself !

Six Planets & Chiron, All Retrograde At Once: Summer 2018 so Brace Yourself for a  Summer Of Retrogrades

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto will all be retrograde between June 26, 2018 and July 10th, 2018.

Jupiter turns direct, July 10th, leaving four planets retrograde.

July 26, 2018, Mercury reverses and we’re back to five planets retrograde.

August 7, 2018, Uranus turns retrograde and at that point we have six planets Rx, seven if you want to count, Chiron.

Summer 2018 will see seven planetary retrogrades in total, although the most planets that will be retrograde at one time is six. If you aren’t familiar with retrogrades, they’re periods of time when a planet appears to be moving in reverse. While that backward movement is just an optical illusion, it carries major astrological implications. Regardless of the planet, a retrograde usually signals a period of delayed progress or disruption. Where we experience that stalling effect, however, depends on which planet happens to be retrograde. The planets start turning direct with Mercury, on August 19th. This will be something to watch!

Each planet rules a different area of our lives (Mercury oversees communications, Venus handles our love lives, Mars touches all things related to action and conflict). So, if Mercury is retrograde (which it will be in about a month), we’ll feel its effects most clearly when we’re trying to coordinate social plans or discuss touchy subjects with our partners.

With so many planets hitting their backspins at once, it can feel like your hands are tied and all you can do is wait for the retrogrades to end. Never fear, you can still go about your daily life with relative ease, though the heavens would appreciate it if you did so with a little more care for the next few months. Because, believe it or not, retrogrades don’t solely occur to drive us nuts. They can actually teach us to slow down and act more thoughtfully — as long as we’re ready to learn that lesson.

You may not want to break new ground at this time but that’s not the worst thing. Take the time this summer, to mull things over.  This way, when you head out you’re likely to feel more solid about who you are and what you’re doing.

Mercury Starts: July 26, 2018
Ends: August 19, 2018

Mercury is the annoying sitcom neighbor of the retrograde world. It comes by way too often (about three times a year) and leaves a trail of awkwardness and frustration in its wake. Be careful what you send to your group chats and which projects you take on during Mercury’s backspin — communications and commitments are equally hazardous when the messenger planet is retrograde. The signs that will be most affected: Cancer, Libra

Mars Starts: June 26, 2018 
Ends: August 27, 2018

If this retrograde had a motto, it’d be, “Don’t force it.” You don’t have to completely take your hands off the steering wheel, but it will be in your interest to take the scenic route during this Mars retrograde. Don’t act impulsively and try not to lose it when you don’t get your way. Besides, going with the flow is way more of a summer vibe than charging ahead.

The signs that will be most affected: Aries, Scorpio

Jupiter Starts: March 8, 2018
Ends: July 10, 2018

We’ll only see the tail end of this retrograde during the summer, which is sort of a shame given its overall pleasant influence. In general, Jupiter rewards those who chase knowledge. When it’s retrograde, those rewards may be slow to come, but trust that they will eventually arrive. This retrograde is all about dwelling in uncertainty then seeking to learn from it — ultra-cautious signs will likely bristle the most at the cosmic challenge.

The signs that will be most affected: Taurus, Capricorn

Saturn Starts: April 17, 2018
Ends: September 6, 2018

We’ve been dealing with the stern effects of this retrograde for months now — and they’ll continue until after Labor Day. Since the ringed planet is currently in hardworking Capricorn, this backspin will hit our professional lives and ambitions the hardest. You may have to view how you use your time, money, and skills more critically than you usually would in order to reallocate and restructure your life for long-term success. This planet-sign combo isn’t messing around.

The signs that will be most affected: Gemini, Sagittarius

Uranus Starts: August 7, 2018
Ends: January 6, 2018

We have more than a month to prepare for this retrograde’s arrival. And, given the mind trip that Uranus retrogrades can be, this advance notice is for the best. Known as the planet of immense change and invention, Uranus turns those effects inward when it starts its retrograde, reminding us that before we can see major shifts in the world around us, we may need to make some changes within ourselves first.

The signs that will be most affected: Aquarius

Neptune Starts: June 18, 2018
Ends: November 24, 2018

Does it feel like you’ve been swimming in your feelings, distracted and unfocused due to the whirlpool in your soul, lately? Blame Neptune (for your feels and for that metaphor). When the planet of dreams is retrograde, our emotions, creativity and spirituality demand more attention. On one hand, this is your chance to get back in touch with your inner self. On the other, this could prompt you to lose touch with the outside world. If you have some Neptunian reflections planned, do them outdoors!

The signs that will be most affected: Pisces

Pluto Starts: April 22, 2018
Ends: September 30, 2018

Pluto might be the most distant (dwarf) planet from our home world, but that doesn’t mean we’ll dodge the effects of its retrograde. This period asks us to dig deep into our relationship with power and control — then potentially make adjustments. Can you ease up on the demands you make of your family and friends? Can you step up and ask for more at work? Take your time and, like with any retrograde, don’t rush your reflections.

The signs that will be most affected: Virgo, Leo

 

Signs that won’t be affected by June’s Full Moon

Signs that won’t be affected by Junes Full Moon

June’s full moon is an extra special moon because it is the first one after the summer solstice. That means we’ll have an extra long day, followed by an extra beautiful sunset to enjoy the sight of the moon with. Coming to a multicolor sky near you on Jun. 28 at 12:53 a.m. EST is the Strawberry Moon — one of the summer’s most epic full moon spectacles. Though the moon itself won’t be pink, the sky might be, thanks to June’s peak sunset performances. The moon will however, be powerful — so you’ll want to know what signs the June 2018 strawberry moon will affect the least to see if you’re in the clear.

Historically, according to The Farmer’s Almanac, the June’s full moon was used as a reminder for the Algonquin tribes to pick the strawberries that they harvested. It was around this time each year that their berries would reach peak ripeness and be ready to gather and enjoy. If they waited any longer, the animals would get to their crops and their strawberries would be picked over. So, they named the June full moon the strawberry moon so that they’d never forget to gather their bounty. Coincidentally, in the days and weeks following the summer solstice, the sunsets are the longest and latest of the year. So while the moon will be colorless, there’s a very good chance that it will share the sky with a wild range of berry colors. Here are the signs that won’t be affected by the strawberry moon’s intense transformative powers:

Taurus
The strawberry moon is going to give Taurus a moment to chill, instead of a moment to shake things up. “Pursuits of the higher mind come into play now, as you opt to choose meditative methods to deal with the stressful energies of the day to day life.” Namaste, Taurus. Enjoy the mellow moment.

Gemini
It’s time for Geminis to settle their debt. They won’t be affected by the strawberry moon, but they will feel overwhelmed by their debt if they don’t take care of it. This is a great time to pay off your credit card debt, making you feel free from debt owed. You will feel financially freer and lighter than ever.

Scorpio
Scorpio is will enjoy some hang time with friends under the strawberry moon. This is a great time to connect with others, if you have the patience. It’s a time to end arguments and make amends with others,” so just take it easy, have fun with your friends and leave the intense conversations for another lunar cycle.

Sagittarius
Sags might be feeling pretty powerless under the strawberry moon, but if they change their attitude, they can make something of it. Frustration may be high, however, taking back your personal power may lead you to a place of transformation.

Leo
The strawberry moon is a great moment for Leos to decide to change up their daily routine. This can be a minor transit resulting simply in changing breakfast choices or travel to work.

Aquarius
Aquarius isn’t going to feel any stress under the strawberry moon, in fact taking a break from mundane activities and relaxing or taking a bubble bath will help you unwind, focus on your needs right now. So fill up the tub and take it easy while you can!Taurus  gemini  Scorpio_Symbolsagittarius leo  aquarius