Eclipse Season, Saturn and Mercury Retrograde

Eclipse Season is here

It’s Eclipse season and I am feeling all the things. This week has been a long one already and there is still much to do!  Today is a Flower Full Moon is in Sagittarius. A Sagittarius Full Moon favors expansion and growth.

Eclipses require either a new or full moon to occur. A lunar eclipse happens when the Full Moon is on the opposite side of Earth to the Sun. The solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. A lunar eclipse is always followed by a solar eclipse. Hence the phrase “eclipse season”.

I charged my crystals and made moon water under the full moon last night. I try to do this every full moon, but sometimes I don’t. Today I plan to spend some time in meditation and do a tarot spread for the upcoming month.

How did you celebrate the full super moon?

This full moon also featured a total lunar eclipse, although it was short lived (the total eclipse time was predicted to last about 14 minutes). I was only able to catch the beginnings of this eclipse before the sun came out where I am. Did you get a chance to see it where you are at?

 

Mercury Retrograde

As a Gemini I feel slightly wary for the month ahead. Mercury is going into retrograde in Gemini this week and I feel the need to plan out how to best use my time.

Mercury retrograde lasts for approximately 24 days and occurs every 88 days. Mercury is set to go into retrograde on Saturday, May 30th, 2021 6:34 pm EST and ends on June 22nd 2021 6pm EST.We are already in it’s shadow.

The shadow is a time to prepare for the retrograde. This is also an ideal time to take stock of your affairs, routines and mindset. Weed out anything that isn’t working in your favor and consider your options over the coming weeks.

Since Mercury will be stationed in Gemini, the mutable sign and Mercury’s home, the energy will be even more chaotic. Even though they say Mercury going retrograde is an optical illusion, it feels like introspection. Mercury influences how we perceive and interpret information that we receive from our environment, and how we relay that information to others.

You’ll want to take care with documents and contracts. Even direct communication can be misconstrued during mercury retrograde. Check and re-check your calendar during this time so you don’t miss appointments.

Delays and challenges are more probable with Mercury retrograde. Mercury retrograde is best used for re-organizing and reflecting.

 

Saturn Retrograde

Pluto is also still in retrograde and Saturn just went retrograde on May 23rd in Aquarius. Those are outer planets for sure, but we on this planet are still affected.

Saturn goes into retrograde for 4 1/2 months every year, so it is not a rare occurrence. Saturn retrograde encourages us to embrace our alone time in order to better understand other people.

May 23rd to October 11th, Saturn will be retrograde in Aquarius. That might make us more distrustful in our relationships. Saturn is known as being a stern teacher. Set clear boundaries during this time.

Saturn retrograde is a very good time to learn from mistakes. Saturn is the planet of discipline and karma. My best advice is to take time to go over the past but go easy on yourself for past mistakes. Let that shit go!

Meditation and exercise are great ways to use a Saturn retrograde energy. Get yourself in alignment so that you can be prepared when Saturn goes direct in October. Who knows what your world will look like then? Take charge of the things you can control.

 

 

Annular Solar Eclipse

On June 10th there will be an Annular Solar Eclipse in Gemini. Unlike a total solar eclipse, the moon doesn’t completely cover the sun during an annular eclipse. When the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, the sun’s outer edge remains visible at all times. This results in a dazzling ring of light circling the moon, for those who get a direct view.

For those of us in the north east the moon will appear to take a bite out of the sun, turning it into a crescent shape.

This new moon solar eclipse in Gemini (while mercury is retrograde in Gemini) is an ideal time for second chances, something that retrogrades love. Gemini is the sign of the twins, so having two eclipses in Gemini is definitely a sign of duality. There are many facets to our reality here in earth, so hone in on the tools you have available and use them to open the doorway to see things more clearly.

With the solar eclipse energy, you can be more enthusiastic, energetic, and pursue new opportunities. Start planning your new moon ritual now so you don’t miss out on this energy.

The full annular eclipse lasts for three minutes and 51 seconds, and it will begin at 5:49 am EST on Thursday, June 10. The partial solar eclipse will last from 4:12 am to 9:11 am EST.

 

 



There is so much going astrologically that it’s no wonder I can barely sit still. Are you feeling that, too?

I spent a lot of time in meditation this week. Being still and allowing myself to let myself think without distractions has given me a lot of clarity.

I wish that for all of you, dear readers. Take some time to just put your phone down, turn off your computer and television, and spend time being still. It will change your life. At the very least, if will change your mindset for a few hours. You’re worth it.

I worked in my backyard over the weekend getting it ready for an in person gathering. I looked around and realized my yard is screaming for attention.

It felt so good to spend time outside and get some sun. The importance of vitamin D has never been more obvious. This was the first gathering for me at my home “post lock-down”. It went so well. It was so nice to spend quality time with other people. It feels like a long time since I’ve been part of a gathering, much less led one.

Before my store closed, I held gatherings all the time. I miss seeing people’s faces and holding deep conversations. I feel like there has never been a bigger need for people to come together. I’m not talking about people gathering for shopping or a concert, but actually gathering for a purpose. To exchange ideas and lift each other up.

This week I am going to work on mapping out how to host more gatherings. I probably won’t make anything final until after mercury retrograde. I’m just feeling this pull to get people together.

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