Today sees the beginning of the annual Pluto retrograde! And I got thinking (late last night) that it was when Pluto began transiting my sign (few decades ago now – go on figure it out) that I began to study astrology much more seriously, and started attending classes and so on. Anyway, for months (or years?) I had been wanting to create a visual aid to see all the Retrograde motions of planets on a chart wheel. (never seen one before).. so after a morning of hard work (manually putting every line, every letter and so on on a graphic, using data from the Ephemeris)…here we are! 🙂
Retrograde motions of Planets in 2015, the durations and zodiac positions (click picture for hi-res image)
.I will return to this blog to start writing in all the details, tables and so on.. but for now – Breakfast calls (at 2.25pm!). I’ve earned it, don’t you think? 🙂
Today begins Jupiter retrograde motion in the Sign of Leo! This transit will go on from 8th December 2015 (about 22 degrees Leo) to 7th April 2015 (down to 12 degrees of Leo). The influence of this will be deeply felt by all Leos (where this transit is taking place) and definitely for all Sagittarians (who are ruled by Jupiter..which is undergoing this retrograde motion).
People become uneasy that everything is going to come to a standstill when a retrograde motion occurs (a visual observation from Earth…as the planets don’t `actually’ go backwards!).
In part, it is true that may new ventures may not take off as well as they could in these times…but many other roads not taken, opportunities untapped, plans that stunted, hopes that failed, doors that seemed closed…all change – during this period, for all of you!
I say all of you, because ..even though the key players here are Jupiter and the sign Leo.. that sign is going to be a house-position for everyone.. For some it will be the first house..or second, or third..and so on…one or the other, to 12th house. And so for you…even if you are not a Leo or a Sagittarian, it is still going to influence a particular part of your life health, wealth, self-image, career, work, relationships, spirituality, social status, sex life, family life..and so on.. though not in that order).
Of course …on certain days when Jupiter makes other positive or difficult aspects with other planets (during this period) intense influences will take place.. And of course, other planets are going to be going retrograde..or forward too.. There’s always so much going on in the Heavens (astrology).
I’ll do my best to keep you abreast of these good and difficult aspects & transits.. (subscribe to these blogs so you don’t miss out)!
Bright Stellar Blessings
ps. Soon, I will be writing about the many aspects, transits and eclipses taking place in 2015. I will also be doing my annual `Christmas astrology’ (forecasts for the next few weeks..!) 🙂