Jupiter has a 12 year cycle and Pluto has a 248 year cycle – the slowest of all the planets – so they catch up with each other once every 13 years. This time around, because their long retrograde cycles also coincide, they link up three times rather than just once and this week is the middle one.
This is definitely a year of significant retrograde periods so here’s a summary of all the current planetary orbits in this respect.
This is a huge week, so the more you can root yourself in the ground of your own life, the more you can find that peaceful spot of the eye of the storm, the better you will fare.
Venus and Mars are the love planets and they’re still struggling in their own ways. They’re also kind of awkward travel companions at the moment, on their own journeys but keeping each other in sight.
Eclipses are always important milestones and this one takes on extra significance by falling at 15 Sag, opposite the degree of the Sun – Venus conjunction at 13 Gemini. In other words, whatever unfolds for you midweek on the cazimi Venus is likely to throw up pivotal changes and choices that will be even more obvious by the end of the week.