RETROGRADES ON STEROIDS
JUNE NEWSLETTER 2019
Oh my goodness me May was challenging in a big way. So many issues cropping up and just not going away!
Why we ask? As per usual I look to the planets for answers and they never let me down.
The outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto move very slowly this is why their retrograde cycle is agonising long. The up side is we have time to sort out any issues that arise, they seem to build up slowly as they come to light, then we have the long slow path ahead as we face them and finally sort them out.
The issues that come up in many cases are situations you are avoiding, truths you have not wanted to face and realisation that life as it is in many cases is not serving you well.
To best use this very harsh challenging energy is to take the time to find a positive solution. We actually have no way of avoiding what issues we have put aside for whatever reason, we now need to deal with them.
Usually the retrograde cycle of the outer planets are easier to manage, but this time around they are all in the same degrees creating power energy as these four giants are in cahoots with each other and all speaking the same language.
Jupiter is a planet with tremendous energy to bring about growth and being in his own sign of Sagittarius the most expansive of all signs…this brings about a time when we all have the ability to grow exponentially. Well he is now retrograde and this growth phase we have enjoyed has come to a grinding halt and retracing its steps. This means we need to step back and relook at projects, ideas and all the things in our life that have brought about exciting exponential grown. During Jupiter retrograde cycle it’s time to strengthen any weak areas that can arise from such fast expansion.
In some cases we may need to completely restructure parts of our lives, our goals and paths, this is not just a Jupiter thing but with Jupiter working together with Saturn a disciplined planet in the sign Capricorn the author of structure, re-evaluation is key to find that inner peace.
Many of us are feeling helpless and stuck, very busy yes, but stuck in a life we are not enjoying. Now bring in Pluto a planet that through change can bring about huge evolutionary energy, but can be restricted by Saturn. This brings about suppression which eventually erupts into an explosive damaging energy.
Horrible, I agree fully, so what is the way out you ask? This is a time where we need to look at all our resources in a conservative way, to understand what it is we want to achieve, if we are blocked in any area of life, find the resources you have to slowly and conservatively evolve your life, find another way.
Jupiter will show where the weakness is, this weakness can be pounce upon by the Saturn Pluto energy, all retrograde all crying out for evaluation, in some cases a complete reversal of your plans and future goals.
If you have been burying your head in the sand…oh wow…you will have to yank it out to see what is happening around you. The best way is to face your own truth and to become practical about how you can make a positive change, in some cases it may be the end of an ideal, a dream and in others an acceptance of bettering what you already have.
I am seeing so many clients who are very unhappy in their current careers, in some cases the best type of solution is a change of attitude and manner in which you manage what is distressing you in the work environment.
Neptune is still not moving and clinging to Saturn essentially we have restructure working with a dissolving of reality energy. Here is our chance to bring our hopes and dreams into focus and test them in a material world. If the idea or dream is not valid it will be restricted. On the other hand if you are holding on too tight to what you believe is a security blanket, it will be ripped away so you can face your vulnerability and the see how disillusioned you are with your own life, with people around you. You’re a forced to face your truth.
Neptune and Jupiter also connecting will be clashing all month, beware as false optimism could become your enemy. Financial loss and the chance you could be taken for a ride will be very high, yup it is when desperate situations seek a way out and due to fear and panic foolish risks can bring about big losses.
What is wonderful is we will see the dishonest and scourge of the earth liars popping up all over the place, exposure of the most awful behaviour of others cannot be hidden any more.
This Jupiter Neptune can test your grasp of reality and your mental ability to translate your ideas into practice. Be very careful that your reality is not your downfall. We cannot see our path clearly this month so we will feel frightened, stuck and frustrated. Fear and panic is a natural response, the best response it to research your truth slowly and clearly. To think very carefully before wasting time and money on committing to something that is draining you. It is also not the time to rashly drop a situation without first finding the right way to do so, either grow as you find a way to fix things or to let the dust settle so you can with clarity leave a situation.
Ok enough about these retrogrades for now; let’s look at some fun times ahead.
The weekend of the 16th of June, Mercury the mover trendy dynamic communicator is connecting with Mars the pioneer in Cancer a sign of need, family and nurturing. This is a great weekend to plan family a gathering, go climbing or hiking with friends, pick nicks and outings that will allow your spirit freedom to roam away from stress and feel nurtured within your clan. It is a time to do something that can free you from harsh work we are doing to reform our lives. This is a weekend to be free of everyday hassles, escape reality and be kind to yourself.
If only we had the water parks found overseas, the soothing nurturing that water brings together with the delightful anticipation of that high slide that can take you into another dimension of excitement. We do have Spa’s and mountains with waterfalls and hidden pools of fresh water in South Africa, so we have options to find how to cool off and enjoy life with the nature and freedom found not that far away from city life.
With Mercury in Cancer it may be difficult to hold in our feelings, we need to express them; in fact at times we may even surprise ourselves and others as we find our voice and speak out. Just be careful that we are not so emotional that we say things in a deeply or angry hurt tirade. The possibility for this type of emotional outburst will be at its highest from the 4th to the 6th of June.
Looking at Mars a masculine action driven planet we see he is in Cancer a rather emotional needy sigh that does not fit well with the pioneering attributes of Mars. It is a strange energy because action will happen on a need base only. The internal conversation will be ‘do I really need to do this now?’ If you do then it will be done but if you are not feeling it then you won’t do it.
Advice for parents and managers, to get your team motivated start the day with what is the highest need on the agenda, then and only then can you look at the next need. Baby steps are key. Mars in Cancer is the need to take action, but the emotional water element slows down the speed of that action and it can at times leak away if not continuously nurtured.
A particular worrying day is around the 14th and 15th, just before the feeling of escape from all the drama of life comes around. What happens here is Mars connects with ALL of the retrograde planets and this will exhaust even the strongest hero out there. Life seems to restrict, dissolve and drives you to find a way out. False hopes and opportunities will become clear and that will be distressing and so exhausting you will need the weekend to find your quiet place and the strength to reset your path.
I heard about the positive action Zinc can play in depression, it does as depressed people along with hyperactivity and ADD as well as other brain diseases such as Parkinson disease and dementia all have inadequate levels of zinc. There is a lot of information about Zinc and here is one link. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5492454/
Our bodies need zinc to activate our T cells which in turn will improve our immunity system and zinc attacks infected or cancerous cells.
There is zinc found in nappy rash creams, so it is effective in shallow skin wounds and essential for the regeneration of cells.
What was fascination to me was the role zinc plays in infertility, a diminished zinc count may be a risk factor for low quality of sperm. Ladies this is good news; pack zinc into your husband’s diet and get those swimmers going.
So where do we find natural zinc, red meat is one of the richest sources followed by shellfish, but for vegetarians, eggs, milk, milk products and cheeses are a great source. Let not leave out the vegans, here you have a choice of legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, some seeds have more than others.
I just love ice cream so I think I am covered, perhaps that’s why every time someone in a movie is having a crisis they eat ice cream…the zinc enhances their mood hmmm interesting thought.
RETROGRADES ON STEROIDS