Triple Tsunami – 2018 Mega Eclipse-Triad & Retros
Take a deep breathe, focus on the positive. This may well be the go-to theme over the next 2 weeks. There are 6 planets in retrograde, intense collated backward flow, including Mercury & Mars. In fact Mars is at its closet point to the Earth now, the closet it will be for the next 37 years. Its retro impact is thus extraordinarily potent!
The Blood-Red Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, the longest eclipse of this century, apexed 6 days ago, but its energy is still very intensely present, in the waning moon, leading to the Solar Eclipse on the New-Moon on August 11th. The phase between now and the Aug 11th Solar Eclipse, on the New Moon, may be perhaps the most trying & emotionally erratic phase of the year…. for all signs, water, air and especially fire & earth signs.
In this amalgam of energies, tempers can easily flare up & explode, oft without justification. Little issues, which normally would not really bother you, can seem like major irritants, causing an over-reaction, an uncontrolled, inappropriate temper outburst. And this can lead to regret, damaged relationships, and further disputes. Attempts to negotiate conflicts or dealings now, may actually worsen matters.
Avoid making mountains out of molehills, especially between now and the solar eclipse of Aug 11th, and in truth, it would be prudent to avoid any confrontations during the next 3 weeks. Miscommunication is quite likely, misunderstanding is common in Mercury retro. When combined (in August) with the Mars retro, this is definitely not the best energy for settling disputes, nor the best time for achieving agreement, or negotiating business or finalizing contracts.
To add fuel to the fire, logic is not as sharp in this phase. Reasoning can be uncharacteristically off-centre, quite off-track & skewed. Think very carefully before acting. One can come to irrational decisions or skewed conclusions in this timing. You may well make decisions in this phase that are, so erroneous, so ‘not you’, that you may later, in retrospect say, ‘What on earth was I thinking!’
This multi-faceted retro-astronomy can also manifest as a time of doubt & lethargic energy…. A sense of anxiety, confusion, laziness, despair & depression. In this phase of extreme backward movement, you may encounter frustratingly slow progress in your projects, activity, & relationships. You may feel like you are hopelessly stuck, trapped in molasses, caught in the immobility doldrums. You must avoid anger, fear, doubt & depression, these negative emotions can easily spiral down into toxic depths, in this erratic and intense phase.
So, hold on to your hats, center the wagons.
Edgar Cayce Readings on Astrology
“Astrological urges …. yield, or wield, an influence upon individual application of spiritual or mental truths or laws, as they are brought into material manifestations.” — Edgar Cayce reading 2132-1
“Yet no influence of any nature-astrologically, hereditary or environmental-surpasses the will of the entity, the birthright of each and every soul.” – Edgar Cayce reading 2505-1
“Then, as to the influences from the astrological aspects or sojourns during the interim, know that these are merely urges. As to what one does with or about an urge is oft dependent upon what an entity holds as its ideal-and then the application of will as respecting same.” Edgar Cayce Reading 1842-1
Mercury Retro Aug 2018 :
When Mercury moves retrograde and into the darker recesses of our psyche, this may herald a time of misunderstandings, mis-communications, computers & electronics crashing and plans going haywire. Mercury rules all communications such as computers, phones, travel, electronics and all business/personal communications & documentations. So how do you consciously work with Mercury Retrograde? Just consider all the ‘RE’s’, ie re-evaluations, re-checking, re-pair, re-store etc. , erring on the side of caution and making sure all details are attended to. This is not a favorable time for signing contracts and do remember to back up your computers BEFORE Mercury goes retro. Rather than perceive Mercury Retrograde as a negative time, I prefer to work with the energy as a wonderful ‘inward’ time to re-calibrate my visions and move forward in conscious action when Mercury moves direct.
Mars Retrograde 2018 :
Mars rules energy, passion, action, initiative and asserting yourself out in the world. When Mars is retrograde, this ‘action oriented’ planets energy lacks vitality as the energy is inverted inward. It can at times feel as if you are paddling upstream, with endless delays, roadblocks, setbacks and detours dotting your path. For some, these frustrations may give in to anger and resentment, which may result in outbursts and emotional/physical explosions that aren’t ‘you’ are not smart, pretty….or logical. You can make a fool of yourself if you lose control in this timing. It happens in Mars retro. It is a bit like capping an active volcano, if the internal pressure builds too much the end result could be very messy! Rather than burn up your internal energy through anger, war & fighting during Mars Retrograde, it would be better to allow and ‘see’ how these delays can serve you. Initiating new projects (e.g. relationships, contracts, new business deals etc..) during Mars retro most often leads to dead-ends or endless delays, it is better to reflect on or rework existing projects. If set-back do arise, don’t force issues, just go with flow and work with any delays in the knowing that all happens in divine timing for the greater good of all.
Saturn Retrograde 2018 :
Saturn is often referred to as the planet of karma, discipline or the dispenser of justice. It is a factual planet that induces us to face our personal reality, and is thorough, unrelenting and breaks down our control issues. I like to view Saturn as a wise old sage. When Saturn is retro, it is not a time to take short-cuts, but an opportunity to take things slowly and do it correctly the first time around.. or you may find you will be revisiting the project over and over again. It is a time to understand your limitations or limitations of those around you and practice patience. Authority maybe also be an issue at this time, and you may feel like ‘fighting the system’ be it in your family, place of work or the greater sphere of community or government. When Saturn is retrograde there also tends to be a lack of boundaries.. so be mindful of saying YES to everything and then feeling overwhelmed and a loss of power. Take the opportunity during Saturn retro to do some deep soul searching, assess what needs to change and prepare for this change once Saturn moves direct. It is a time to assess our failures, learn from our mistakes and emerge from the introspection with wisdom and understanding.
Uranus Retrograde 2018 :
Uranus takes about 84 years to do a complete revolution around our Sun, thus spending about 7 years in each sign of the Zodiac. Uranus moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 148 days. With Uranus, simply ‘expect the unexpected’. Uranus is like a wildcard of the pack, unpredictable, original and out of the box thinking. Uranus can spark revolutions as it has its gaze on more humanitarian, freedom loving and unconventional pursuits. When Uranus is retro, chaos is often the order of the day as you expect the unexpected of an un-expectable planet ! If you are shy you may find yourself at the centre of attention, or if you are an extrovert you may find yourself hiding away. You may find your personality or behavior quite altered at this time, as your actions in the world oppose what others normally experience or expect of you. Take the opportunity during Uranus retro to explore inwardly what freedom means to you and what you need to change to be this freedom. Intuition is heightened during this self-help psychological assessment and real ‘ah-ha’ moments are often the order of the day.
Neptune Retrograde – 2018 :
Neptune is often referred to as the ‘higher octave’ cousin of Venus. Thus our values for love, beauty and passions become more ‘universal’ through Neptune. Neptune is the planet of the mysterious, the illusionary and beyond the confines of the program. It calls us to gain insights from higher states of conscious/awareness/dream state. In its polarity, Neptune can also represent the hypnotic trance like state of delusion. When Neptune is retrograde, people tend to focus more on their dreams, intuition and all creative pursuits. If you are usually in a ‘dream state’ you may find that you work with retro energy to bring this dream into physical form. If you deny the dream state, then retro may induce escapism and the taking of mind-altering substances to block the dream or movie from playing out. During Neptune retro, turn into the inner-self and be receptive to the truth. The illusion is exposed and reality is factual. This is a great time to foster the inner-creative and bring it into physical form.
Pluto Retrograde – 2018 :
Pluto takes 248 years to do a complete revolution around our Sun, thus spending on average about 21 years (12 to 31 years) in each sign of the Zodiac. Pluto moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 5 or 6 months. Pluto is the outer most planet in our solar system (and yes it is still a planet in astrology).. and its energy brings about transformation. Pluto induces us to look into the deep recesses of our subconscious and transform that which doesn’t serve. Of course we all have free will & choice… but Pluto has a unique way of pushing your buttons and ‘making you’ transform or else ! Pluto can be pretty intense, but it can also make things happen ! Pluto is about death & birth, destruction & reformation, and endings & beginnings. When Pluto is retrograde, we are guided to turn inward to our own personal shadow side and take a long hard look at the good, the bad and the ugly. There is no hiding as we ‘see’ our desires and our feelings around power, control and money. And we also ‘see’ our motivation for our desires, ie is it for revenge is it because we really want it ! It is also a time to revisit some of those old wounds, perceived limitations and purge then out of our lives. During Pluto retro, it is a time to transcend control and acknowledge that transformation will take place. We can flow with the destruction that may come with this inner-phase or we can move through it kicking and screaming… and we will simply cause even more unnecessary pain and hurt within our lives.
Key Points of the Eclipsical Triad Tsunami Wave:
Solar – July 12 – Pluto Opposition – Grand Trine – Six Planets Retro
Surfacing Issue Potentials : Self Esteem – Relationship Tension
Lunar – July 27 – Mars~ Opposition & Uranus
Emotional Field & issue Potentials: Frustration – Anger – Delusion – Neurosis – Self Doubt
( These Aspects ~ Listed above ~ May be at Maximum , Very Strongly Felt thru Aug 10th )
Solar – Aug 11 – Venus Harmony & Completion
Emotional Resonance : Improving Vision, Psychic Opening, Seeking Venus Harmony
Although the August 11th Eclipse is the apex of the Triad finale, and opens to a better phase leading into September…we are in an intensity maximum thru the full moon at the end of August….
Aspects of all 3 eclipses can blend into one frequency field. The above listed aspects listed for each eclipse are strongest in the apex of each, but can occur thru the Triad…which finished one week after the finale of Aug 11…so the primary, most powerful portions of the Triad Retro ‘tempest’ extends thru Aug 18.
Triple Tsunami ~ Focus on the Eclipse Triad
All Eclipses will have a 14 day wing-span of influence, seven days prior to and seven days after the actual eclipse apex. And the effects of each of the 3 eclipses forming the energetic Triad, will exceptionally merge, amalgamate with their individual aspects and the astro-environ of planetary-angle-gravity imprints. A solar eclipse always occurs on a new moon, however the eclipse ads a powerful energy influx, feeling like a full moon x 10. A lunar eclipse always occurs on a full moon.
Retrogrades in July 2018 – 1) Mercury 2) Mars 3) Jupiter 4) Saturn 5) Neptune 6) Pluto
Retrogrades in Aug 2018 – 1) Mercury 2) Mars 3) Saturn 4) Uranus 5) Neptune 6) Pluto
Mercury Retro – 26 July 2018 (Leo) – 19 August 2018 (Leo)
Mars Retrograde – 27 June 2018 (Aquarius) – 27 August 2018 (Capricorn)
Jupiter Retrograde – 9 March 2018 (Scorpio) – 10 July 2018 (Scorpio)
Saturn Retrograde – 18 April 2018 (Capricorn) – 6 September 2018 (Capricorn)
Uranus Retrograde – 7 August 2018 (Taurus) – 7 January 2019 (Aries)
Neptune Retrograde – 19 June 2018 (Pisces) – 25 November 2018 (Pisces)
Pluto Retrograde – 22 April 2018 (Capricorn) – 1 October 2018 (Capricorn)
A major point to clarify, is that because the 3 eclipses occur in rare triple sequence, the frequencies do uniquely blend, and aspects of all 3 eclipses are merged into one vibratory field…including planetary stations.
The Total Lunar Eclipse of July 27th-8th was the longest lunar eclipse of this century. This will be a major player in this very intense astro-phase, but it will also lead into an extraordinary window, of great clarity, rare vision opportunity in the final eclipse of this powerful Eclipsical Triad ~ the August 11th Solar Eclipse….which leads into the Crystal Moon & Equinox energy of Sept 21-24.