MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER
FOUR PLANETS RETROGRADE FACE YOUR TRUTH
By Laurie Naughtin www.sublunar.co.za
If you feel you are in a continuing loop of frustration, a feeling of limbo, de motivated, or running on a treadmill and getting nowhere fast as life rushes ahead leaving you behind… you are feeling the influence of the four slowest moving planets in our solar system, all either stationary or moving very slowly as they turn retrograde.
When Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune (who is in his station), and Pluto are slow and ready to retrace their past steps, matters that have been pushed aside, ignored or lingering in the back ground could emerge and certainly require attention, we may even experience the reoccurrence of past unresolved issues.
These current matters that have been lingering unattended to, will come to a head you will have no option but to face them. You don’t really have a conscious choice; a transit from a retrograde planet demands attention so lingering matters can no longer be swept under the proverbial carpet, all will inevitably be addressed.
Many of us may already know what deep seated issues we are dealing with or in some cases trying to hide away from. Ignoring the issue or hiding from your own truth will no longer serve you, the time for ending and transforming the structure of your life and love is here.
Pluto carries tremendous power, it is not a planet with a mild or subtle influence. The effects of a Pluto transit can be seen and felt very clearly. We can expect death and decay ranging from a full blown breaking down of a career, relationship, business or even something as material as your car giving up the ghost. We are dealing with full scale destruction for renewal when Pluto is retrograde as it is now, especially if it makes contact with one or more of your planets.
Pluto is in Capricorn, a sign that is the author of structure, weak structures we have put into place will crumble and fall just as we are seeing the collapse of structure throughout the world. Landslides, earthquakes, as well as fissures coming out from seemingly nowhere, buildings and bridges start to crumble and fall as Pluto retrogrades and destroys any weakness or quick fixes.
Saturn has just moved into his retrograde cycle, he too is working with Pluto in Capricorn and breaking down weak unstructured areas of our life. This can be challenging as this is a period where whatever matters that are unstable, what we are avoiding will break down and we have to do the work to bring structure back to into our lives.
Once you have faced and dealt with the restructuring these two planets are forcing you to work on, you will feel secure and remarkably free to move on with newly acquired wisdom and the strength to grow from this experience.
Let’s look at the Jupiter retrograde, a big expansive energy especially as this is in Sagittarius and expansive sign by nature. Normally a Jupiter retrograde is one of the best retrograde to deal with. Jupiter retrograde will bring about a re-evaluation of how you are growing or where you are expanding in your life, this is a good thing as you can plug up any weakness and this in turn will strengthen your growth.
So why do you ask has this Jupiter retrograde been so difficult? Sadly Jupiter went into his station, stopped moving, on a fixed Star called Lesath, the star found in the sting of Scorpios tail. It is known to bring about desperate immoral and dangerous situations. It is also connected with acid poison, which in today’s terms can be anything from a start of a fire or terror attacks, in some cases food poisoning or catching a cold from others. Just a toxic energy, if it has affected any planet in your chart this situation will be harsh and you will need to deal with it as the effects may last for a few months improving gradually.
Yup this Jupiter retrograde has brought out a lot of Religious tension, ironically destruction of places of worship such as the Notre Dames Cathedral fire. We are hearing stories where the structure of churches collapse and the emergence of far too many horrific terror attacks from opposing or radical forces killing way too many innocent worshipers. With the retrograde planets these vulnerable weak points have come to light, now is the time where plans of action are discussed and prevention will be put into place.
Finally let’s look at Neptune who has stationed in Pisces, Neptune is the greatest solvent in the sky and will dissolve any ideals or half truths we are contemplating. Neptune causes life to become unclear and uncertain which can be very discouraging. Neptune can dissolve structures Saturn is desperately trying to build whilst Neptune chips away all that is not stable.
With both Saturn and Neptune retrograde at the same time we are sure experience the dissolution of our reality and made to see the truth about the validity of our dreams and visions. At a time like this we can feel insecure and fearful about the future. This is a time where we really do need to trust ourselves to make the brave decisions and see them through.
Any clear decision we need to make regarding our life and future are best made when these 4 planets all complete this retrograde cycle. We are cautioned in this period to hold back on impulsive decision; to carefully research any areas in life we feel needs attention before just going ahead with decisions leaving us vulnerable and full of regrets.
This does not mean that life comes to a fearful stop, oh no…it means we need to face the truth of matters in our life, make the correct decisions and carefully build a new foundation from which we can grow. It is a busy and uncertain time as we face the inevitable and make secure plans for the near future.
During this time we may find ourselves re-visiting areas of our past or readdressing a project we have put on hold, perhaps now is the time to re-evaluate its validity and adapt it to our current environment.
What the rest of this year is actually showing us mere beings is basically how badly we have messed up our lives, our planet, and the gifts it has to offer us. It is time for retribution and therefore positive reaction to repair the damage we have inflicted causing global warming, pollution, disease and general decay of a once stunning world.
Now is the time we face the hard truth of what went before and make positive change to repair and prevent further decay. Of course this will come up in our own environment as well. To make this giant leap and see the positive results will be incredibly empowering.
As these planets and their retrograde cycle are long and slow in motion, it is not a shocking unexpected new experience we are faced with, but rather a realisation of what we already know but have not been ready to face.
Wow heavy stuff, we certainly do not need to suffer from seasonal change colds on top of this month’s challenges. So let’s look at blocked sinuses, after all most of the germs we acquire are through our noses, this is the logical reason why we need to try and keep our virus infected fingers from entering our nasal cavities. Don’t pick your nose!
One of the oldest tried and tested methods of prevention is washing out sinuses with warm salty water, half a teaspoon to a small 250ml cup of water. Gargling with this salty emulsion can prevent as well as sooth sore throats, it fights infections as salt has a natural antibacterial as well as anti inflammatory effect.
Salt can also help break down the protein bonds in mucus making it more viscous and easier to move. If you are going to use salt rinses remember to avoid sinus over the counter medicines that dry up your mucus, as the mixture of the two could result in thick gluey mucus.
To relieve pressure of blocked sinuses, put your tongue on top of your mouth then place your thumb between your eyebrows and apply pressure for 20 seconds, this massages your vomer bone allowing your sinuses to drain in most cases.
The other method is apple cider vinegar, drinking a teaspoon 3 times a day can also soften the protein bonds in mucus speeding up the healing process. If this is not to your taste then heat up half a portion of apple cider vinegar to half water then inhale the steam, this is very soothing and will help drainage as well as creating an antibacterial barrier in you mucus membranes.
Now with these remedies you can find the time to actually smell the roses. A tough month, but will bring strength and a feeling of achievement as you face it with an open mind.
MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER