Get your weekly cosmic forecast and a free astrology lesson in a new What The Stars Say video. The current week and retrograde season are covered, and you’ll get a breakdown in translating a current astrology aspect / transit with Mercury squaring Mars. This square puts our thoughts into action, or will it put your thoughts and actions in a tense tug-of-war? Watch and find out…
Are you ready for the whole enchilada? What The Stars Say has you covered with a ton of content covering June 25 25-July 5, the 2020 Retrograde Season (6 planets in retrograde this week!!), as well as a closer examination of how the Outer Planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) are influencing the cosmic stories and themes of 2020.
As always, What The Stars Say begins with a look at where we’ve just been in order to help us seeing where we’re headed. A New Moon Solar Eclipse happened over the Summer Solstice (June 20/21) and at 0 degrees Cancer during Retrograde Season. This has us focused on self-love, our roots and home, and major life changes and new beginnings for us all over the next six months. (Click here for info for everyone / all 12 Signs). The July New Moon will be related to this Solar Eclipse, and Mars will hit on the exact eclipse point this Saturday (June 26) driving the message home and setting the stage. Check out the two new videos exploring the full energies of this week and a channeled message on the importance of the Outer Planets in our 2020 cosmic story. Then, check out the written information below giving you exact dates and movements of all the celestial bodies at this time. This information pertains to now until the end of the 2020, so feel free to bookmark this page and return to it as the year unfolds.
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The motto of the Outer Planets is “Adapt or Die.” In 2020, this motto is felt deeply on a global level. With 6 planets in Retrograde – including Outer Planets Jupiter, Saturn, and soon Neptune, we are asked to review how we have adapted and to collectively question whether we will adapt, how we will adapt, and if we will learn to live together or die alone.
So many cosmic influences and occurrences this year are posing the hardest and heaviest questions. We must address these questions while also questioning everything presented to us at this time (due to Neptune in Pisces and the series of conjunctions from Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter). It’s exhausting and change can be difficult. As you review the past while working towards your future during this Retrograde Season, know changes can be POSITIVE. Focus on adapting in a way that focuses on what you WANT to remain. Put in the hard work required of this Retrograde Season – focus on cleaning up your own messes instead of the messes in other people’s messes.
Venus stationary direct June 25 and leaves retrograde zone June 29. This week she brings clarity and opens our heart chakra while urging us to return to our actions and emotions in April 2020. Venus also wants us to look at the deception, glamour spells, and illusions presented to us while she danced with Neptune in the sky from the Gemini constellation. Gemini rules media (traditional, new, social, etc.) and technology, so many will question what is “news” if what is presented to them is “Truth.”
Neptune entered its retrograde zone back in March but did not move stationary retrograde until June 22 where Neptune will stay until November 2020 and doesn’t leave the retrograde zone completely until March 2021. Neptune in Pisces has strengthened deception acts, resulted in a glamour spell being put over the collective, and urged us all to examine our personal and collective darkness and wounds. The trinity of eclipses (June 5, June 20/21, July 4/5) activate Neptune and Pisces. Illusions are presented to us while the Solar Eclipse confronts us with the Truth in our emotions.
Jupiter in retrograde zone until Dec. 6, and Jupiter remains in the Capricorn constellation until December 19 but the real action happens when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn on December 21, 20202.
Mercury is in retrograde June 22-July 12, and then leaves the retrograde zone completely on July 26.
The North and South Nodes are also dealing with their own cycles ending and beginning, as well as retrogrades. How this translates for us, is many people (with Gemini or Sagittarius Nodal placement within their individual birth chart) is a change of paths for many unfolding over the next 18 months. Collectively, the Nodes suggest international and long-term travel will be greatly impacted and short road trips are more practical. This Nodal shift coupled with the other cosmic influences occurring June 25-July 5, 2020) have the ability to result in a serious lock-down, impede state-to-state travel, and cause serious restrictions when it comes to international travel over the next six months. Gemini rules all transportation on wheels, so think airplanes, cars, and the shipping/logistic industries.
Mars moves into Aries – We’ve been confronting “authority” since the Saturn and Pluto conjunction in early 2020, and with Mars going home to Aries for seven long months we’ll be confronting “authority” on multiple levels, as well as examining our own passions and viewpoints on freedom. With Mars in sextile to Saturn, we’ll feel empowered this weekend called upon to know our selves, act in our integrity, and take on responsibility in order to gain great self-respect.
Uranus entered the retrograde zone in late April 2020 and will move stationary retrograde in August 2020 before moving stationary direct in mid-January 2021.
Pluto entered the retrograde zone back in January, went stationary retrograde in April 2020, and will not move direct until early October.
Saturn moved into stationary retrograde May 10 and will not move stationary direct until September 28. When Saturn moved into Capricorn we all experienced the authority and restriction Saturn brings in Capricorn – a constellation it rules. Saturn is dancing between Capricorn and Aquarius throughout 2020 until it finally moves into Aquarius – a constellation it traditionally rules (Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius). During Saturn’s retrograde cycle this summer we are asked to go back and “do over” events and themes from March.
“Be kind, rewind!” is the message from the cosmos this week as three planets join Pluto in retrograde motion and the emotional intensity of last week’s Super Full Moon in Scorpio continues to influence us.
MONDAY, MAY 11: Saturn – already in the Aquarius constellation – moves into retrograde as Mercury squares Mars; suggesting restrictions on both thinking and acting. In the Capricorn constellation, the Moon merges with Pluto and causes us to dwell on deep and dark matters while its fellow luminary – the Sun – sextiles Uranus and brings unexpected and possibly disruptive information to the table.
TUESDAY, MAY 12: “The Messenger” planet Mercury is in the Gemini constellation and forming a trine to Saturn as its moved into retrograde in Aquarius. This is a lot of Air energy and our thought process are connecting up with the future systems and realities possible when Saturn moves into its final Aquarian position on the Winter Solstice. Pay attention to your thoughts and any messages that come your way today, because there’s a good chance you’re receiving data related to where you need to go next and/or about something important you’re overlooking and need to review.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13: Venus comes to a complete standstill in Gemini as the planet of love and money moves into Retrograde. Find out what this retrograde means to you in “Venus Loves You In 2020.” This retrograde takes place on the relationship degree (21 degrees) so today marks the beginning of many weeks where you will be asked to re-examine all of your relationships – friends, lovers, business, family, and (perhaps most importantly) your relationship with yourself. Mars also moves into Pisces and in this position we face a conflict with freedom. This is, sadly, an ironic conflict at this time considering we are dealing with issues related to human rights and justice, as well as dealing with personal freedoms at risk throughout the globe since the “solution” presented involves tracking every moment (the opposite of “freedom”), and millions are sheltering in place and questioning how and when they will move freely in their daily lives.
THURSDAY, MAY 14: While the 2020 Retrograde Season is asking you to love yourself, Mars’ entrance into Pisces is asking you to confront freedom (or lack thereof) and also to to confront yourself. This confrontation is supported by last weeks’ Super Full Moon in Scorpio where we are provided with the courage to confront the dark side of ourselves and others, as well as all of the skeletons in the closet. This lunar energy will last for weeks, and Mars in Pisces supports the same theme and emotional confrontation. Many will feel like burning the old down so they can re-emerge like a Phoenix – but this, of course, requires sorting through what to burn and what to keep. Challenge yourself to sort through your emotional closets, and know the cosmos is supporting you and providing the mental health needed to confront it all.
FRIDAY, MAY 15: The Sun trines Pluto and wants to shine a light on what is dark, what needs destroyed, and any deceit needing exposed. Mercury trines Chiron providing a wonderful time for emotional conversations and healing. This is a solid day to work things out with someone you’ve been having difficulty with. Jupiter moves into Retrograde in Capricorn providing a chance for many to expand their thinking, skills, and deepen their spirituality over the next few months.
SATURDAY, MAY 16: The Sun joins Mars and Neptune in Pisces while Venus is forming a square to Neptune that will last for the next week. While all of this Pisces energy can help us explore the depths of our subconscious and continue to sort through the skeletons in the closet, it is placement that is also conducive to escapism, addiction, and wanting to live in fantasy rather than reality. Strive for realism and responsibility today, but allow yourself some time to daydream and dig deep. Pay attention to your dreams tonight.
SUNDAY, MAY 17: The Sun moves into a harmonious position to Saturn while the “Lord of Karma” and “Father of Time” is in the quirky Aquarius constellation in a retrograde motion. This trine position lasts until Monday, and suggests more downloads/insight/data coming in as to how you can better align on your path and re-oriented yourself moving forward.