The many planets in retrograde motion: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto help us to see what we've missed. They help us to reframe, rework and reimagine many areas of our Lives.
At the time of the Full moon, the Sun is in the Venus-ruled, fixed, earth sign of Taurus. In Evolutionary Astrology, Taurus is known, among other things, for being like a frog in a well- only identifying as real the sky it sees from its spot in the well. It doesn't always see the whole picture. It is learning to rely on its own resources and that is a lesson that is useful for all to know. But it sometimes it is so focused on learning to provide for itself it may forget to look up and notice some kind person has actually put a sandwich on the table for them.
With the polarity to watery, fixed Scorpio, we are learning that many hands can make light work. We are learning to make use of shared resources.
In the case of this full Moon, some of the shared resources are all of these retrograde planets. They are asking us to look at where we've expanded and where we have contracted; where we may have gone a bit too far and where we have further still to go. We may need to file things down further to get a smoother curve.
We may need to revisit our feelings around an experience to see how we really felt about it so we can move on.
As Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs, once they get moving and changing and becoming, the force is unwavering in its power and determination.
One of the biggest questions people ask about retrogrades is "When will it be over?"
That's like wishing ones life experience away instead of living it, using it, enjoying it, finding growth in it!
Retrograde times are useful. They help us find the lost key, the one without which we can't open the gate to the Kingdom, or the Heart, or the Idea that leads us to the whole Point of the journey.
So, open up and open in. Let memory and revision be as meaningful as planning and unseen vistas.
They are all a part of the life we are creating, the evolution of the Soul, personality and experience.
Lots of love, Lydia
Certified Evolutionary Astrologer