Category: Transits

Growth Mindset | Week of July 11 – 17 | Astrological Forecast

Growth Mindset | Week of July 11 – 17 | Astrological Forecast

This week’s astrological focus is on the Capricorn Full Moon, happening Wednesday, July 13th

In the sign of the tactical Seagoat, this lunation encourages us to celebrate the structures of care that we’ve built so far this year, and to reevaluate what to say NO to versus what to say YES to moving forward.

Some Contemplations for this Capricorn Full Moon…

When we’re talking about Capricorn – your life’s work, your legacy – what if retirement isn’t the goal? 

  • If we’re doing work that only pays us in money, are we satisfied with that?
  • If your work pays you by feeding your soul, why would you ever “retire” from that?
  • What is the “why” behind what you want?
Heart Opening | Week of June 20 – 26 | Astrological Forecast

Heart Opening | Week of June 20 – 26 | Astrological Forecast

Key Upcoming Transits

  • Sun enters Cancer / Summer Solstice | June 21
  • Venus enters Gemini | June 23

The overarching theme of this week is: Connection. We’ll be recognizing this desire within ourselves as the energies of Cancer season and Venus in Gemini play out.

These two transits make a harmonious pair. The homebody energy of Cancer is balanced out by Venus in Gemini, an energy which gains a sense of relaxation through conversation, ideas, and interaction. Since Cancer tends to have a tough time venturing out of their bubble of safety, Venus in Gemini will assist us to still go out into the world, to keep forging ahead during this time, while also enjoying the comfortable safety of our nest (or shell 🦀).

Soul Prompts for This Week’s Energy

(Check out this week’s Astrology Energy video for a deeper description of these prompts)

Cancer Season

My best qualities are…

It’s easy to be around others who…

Venus in Gemini

I am good at listening when…

Believing is Seeing | Week of June 13 – 19 | Astrological Forecast

Believing is Seeing | Week of June 13 – 19 | Astrological Forecast

Key Upcoming Transits

  • Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus at 16° | June 11 – 13
  • Mercury re-enters Gemini | June 13
  • Sagittarius Full Moon at 23° | June 14
  • Venus conjunct North Node in Taurus at 22° | June 16/17
  • Mercury clears shadow in Gemini | June 18

Soul Questions for This Week’s Two Main Transits

Mercury Re-enters Gemini | June 13

Ending its retrograde on June 3rd in Taurus, Mercury will now be re-entering Gemini as it forges ahead – though will be in a shadow period through June 18.

What is your brain curious about/fascinated by?

Sagittarius Full Moon | June 14

Over in Gemini’s sister sign, Sagittarius, a Full Moon will rise on June 14, highlighting our beliefs and ideals to show us which ones are or aren’t serving our highest good.

What are the goals of your beliefs?

Gifted Opportunities to Claim Yourself | 6-month Astrological Forecast

Gifted Opportunities to Claim Yourself | 6-month Astrological Forecast

On October 1st of this year, there will be seven planets in retrograde – yes, seven

Although Mercury will go direct on that day, it will be joined by a retrograde Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Chiron, and Neptune.

Rx PlanetGoes direct
MercuryOct 1
Pluto (already rx)Oct 8
Saturn (already rx)Oct 22
JupiterNov 23
NeptuneDec 3
ChironDec 22

Mars won’t be far behind this trail of retro renegades, kicking off its own reverse path on October 30 and dipping all the way into 2023 before it goes direct.

What it Means

All of this retrograde energy leading up to October provides an opportunity to get really clear on who we are. Retrogrades are a time of looking backwards and reevaluating. If hindsight is 20/20, then this retrograde-dense period is sure to illuminate new levels of clarity.

Are you on the best possible path you can imagine for yourself?

As many of the retrograde planets begin to station direct in October, November, and December, clear steps forward will emerge that will be a direct reflection of the introspection work you’re doing now, through the summer and into the fall.

Retrogrades can feel like a time of slowing down, but what this change in pace allows is for us to facilitate the sacred relationship between us and ourselves. It’s a return to you; your power, your soul, your inner authority, your sovereignty, your highest path, your soul’s healing.

Soul Questions

Use these questions to guide your energy through this dense retrograde period.

How can you use your daily life, your time, to build the life you truly want?

Are there any status quos in your world that have outlived their usefulness?

What new responsibilities are you feeling called to take within your life? Which responsibilities are you being called to release?

Blessings in the Unknown | Week of May 30 – June 5 | Astrological Forecast

Blessings in the Unknown | Week of May 30 – June 5 | Astrological Forecast

Key Transits This Week

  • Gemini New Moon | May 30
  • Mercury stations direct in Taurus | June 3
  • Saturn stations retrograde in Aquarius | June 5

Soul Questions by the Transits

Gemini New Moon | May 30

The New Moon in Gemini is bringing a significant upgrade in how we relate to the world. When our beliefs evolve, the way we show up in the world evolves, too.

“What if everything you know about yourself is imaginary?” -Matt Kahn

Mercury stations direct in Taurus | June 3

Mercury retrograde is coming to a close in the super chill sign of Taurus, allowing our mental energy to reorient itself in the soft stillness of the Bull’s domain. Let this gentle energy seep into your mental space by contemplating –

What in your life calms your mind?

Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius | June 5 – Oct 23

When structural Saturn goes retrograde, it turns the focus inward, asking us to look within at our own structures, boundaries, responsibilities, etc. Use these journal prompts to help you flow more smoothly with Saturn’s retrograde energy:

I’m proud of myself when…

My skills/talents include…
My role models are really good at…

Chiron in Aries: The Wounded Masculine

Chiron in Aries: The Wounded Masculine

Key Points

  • Doubting of the self at a deep level.
  • Feeling like, “unless I’ve already slayed the dragon, I don’t know if I can,” and learning how to believe you can do things you’ve never done before.
  • Having the courage to be authentic. It takes guts to stop trying to be what everyone wants you to be and to just be yourself.
  • Bottling up anger and frustration.

Chiron in Aries is a wound of the self, often creating the experience of feeling invisible. This placement spans through 2026.


With Chiron in Aries, we can seek to understand what has unconsciously shaped our sense of self and what has weakened our self-perceived value.


The internalized anger that Chiron in Aries is prone to is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die. Aries energy insists on releasing that anger and fiery emotion, knowing it must be expressed to be let go.


  • Exercise – building physical strength and feeling one’s own physical power.
  • Practice tuning into your gut instincts – your body’s deep inner knowing.
  • Developing the courage to go it alone and to take 100% responsibility for your life, including your anger.

“Real magic isn’t about gaining power over others: it is about gaining power over yourself.” -Rosemary Ellen Guiley

The Rest is Still Unwritten | Week of May 16 – 22 | Astrological Forecast

The Rest is Still Unwritten | Week of May 16 – 22 | Astrological Forecast

Key Events This Week

  • Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio | May 15/16
  • Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces  | May 18
  • Sun enters Gemini | May 20
  • Sun conjunct Mercury Rx at 0° Gemini | May 21

This week’s emphasis is on the power of the story we tell. 

With the energy in Gemini in particular, we’re reminded of one of Gemini’s top superpowers – a detached perspective, which suggests that the best way is usually more objectively defined.

When the Sun is in Gemini, that naturally means that the Earth is in the opposite/sister sign, which in this case is Sagittarius. This combination tells us to look at the big picture.

Working with This Week’s Energy:

  1. Detach from your story of what the world is. Open to the possibility that there is a better version of your story.
  2. Zoom out as far as you can. Go general.
  3. See that this is still an authentic/real description of what’s going on.
Trusting the Process: Working with Mercury Retrograde in Gemini & Taurus | May/June 2022

Trusting the Process: Working with Mercury Retrograde in Gemini & Taurus | May/June 2022

Key Points

Our primary focus this week is on one particular, yet multi-faceted, cosmic event – Mercury Retrograde.

The key message from this energy is that your perception creates your reality. When you change, adapt, and update your perception, you do the same for your reality.

The reflective nature of Mercury’s retrograde period, especially in the signs of Gemini and Taurus, encourage us to be our own observers and witness our reactions and responses to triggers. Creating an awareness around this helps us to choose differently by first being able to recognize perception as part of the equation, and then to apply a little scrutiny and curiosity to it. To challenge your perceptions goes a long way.

Of equal importance to being your own observer is to give yourself and others Grace. Be understanding. Mercury Retrograde energy challenges us all and can push our buttons like no other, and everyone is doing their best to work with that. If you’re doing this kind of work on the regular, of observing your reactions and emotions or doing inner/shadow work, you may be more accustomed to riding this type of energetic wave.

Mercury Retrograde | May 10 – June 2

Spanning May 10 to June 2, Mercury will backtrack through keenly curious Gemini and then dip back into the late degrees of sensual, laid-back Taurus, breaking ground in the Bull’s earthy domain on May 22.

Mercury Retrograde breaks things that need fixing so that we’re able to see what isn’t (and is) working. As the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Whatever needs fixing will be illuminated during this time, so while these periods may be notorious for how frustrating they can feel, they aren’t for nothing!

This retrograde period will serve to show us which patterns really aren’t working. Gemini will illuminate our patterns while Taurus will show us how they really feel.

If you bumped your elbow on the wall during Mercury Retrograde, it might be easy to blame the wall. But who built those walls? (Hint – you did.)  We’re confronting our limiting patterns and we can be touchy about it. It can be jarring. We’re off balance and distracted by our own shit, and miscommunications are bound to happen. The little bumps in the road likely feel 10x bigger, your buttons pushed more precisely than ever.

This retrograde is also coinciding with Pluto’s six-month retrograde, which kicked off on April 29. Our power dynamics are being scrambled with Pluto while Mercury will simultaneously scramble our mental dynamics.

In Gemini | May 10 – 21

With Mercury’s retrograde through Gemini, we’re taking all that divine curiosity and turning it inward, getting really curious about our own mental patterns and dynamics. It’s a necessary period of release, reassessment, review – basically all the “re-” words. This retrograde lets us look into our own patterns and see how we got to where we are right now. To have your own shadow reflected to you can be difficult, but is a necessary part of growth as we move through our soul’s journey here on Earth.

Mercury entered Gemini on April 29 and will remain here until May 22, when the retrograde takes it back into Taurus. Following this retrograde period, Mercury will make its way back to Gemini on June 14, this time staying through July 5. Overall, that’s 47 days that Mercury will spend in Gemini, which is no small amount for fast-moving Mercury. Revisit the main themes of Mercury in Gemini here.

In Taurus | May 22 – June 2

Mercury’s Retrograde through Taurus is like a delayed pain response. For example, if you touch a hot stove, it hurts – and that pain communicates to you that the surface is too hot for you to be touching, It is beyond your body’s limit.

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus is similar to this in the sense that you will feel the discomfort or pain of any pattern in your life that isn’t working. If you’ve been avoiding any unpleasant feelings, this is the time to face them head on. Taurus is all about being in the body and that includes feeling our feelings, no matter how viscerally uncomfortable or painful they may be.

Mercury mosied through Taurus from April 11 – 30, so as it retraces some of those steps in this retrograde, we’ll be revisiting some of those themes. Revisit the main themes of Mercury in Taurus here.

In Conclusion

The number one rule for Mercury Retrograde is this: Give Grace. Be understanding of others and of your own moments. Number two is, like author Michael Singer says in The Untethered Soul – be the observer. Watch your own reactions during this time. It’s a time of turning inward, exploring, and connecting the dots.

This time can give us the opportunity to learn more about ourselves if we let it. Instead of railing against what’s not working, just go with it. Times of Mercury Retrograde can be extremely illuminating, giving us a status update on our shadow work.

So instead of getting sucked into the frustration and mishaps, see if you can just go with the flow, trusting that whatever doesn’t work out wasn’t meant to.

Article written by Maddie Billings; Content curated and presented by Carly Whorton