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.
This week has a very different mood as the frenzy of activity in Gemini is easing up, especially in terms of Mercury who has only one minor aspect to make to Jupiter before moving on into the next sign, and who then repeats that same minor aspect to Saturn. And in fact Mercury’s sequence here is the only astrological activity for this week.