The hummingbirds have returned to my yard exactly on schedule – last week of April. These winged miracles have made their way back from Brazil and come to carry on their faerie antics in the foothills of the Rockies. If that doesn’t blow your mind right open I can’t think what would.
Saturn and Pluto both join Jupiter in moving retrograde this month. Pluto stations retrograde on April 24 at 23 degrees Capricorn. Powerhouse dwarf planet Pluto, working from the depths to the surface, will move retrograde until October 2nd stationing direct at 20 degrees Capricorn. Pluto is slow-moving, goes retrograde every year, and promises deep and long-lasting transformation at the degrees it moves over in its slow and thorough excavation of areas in need of renovation, even if you thought you were just fine with how things have been. Look to your own chart to see where these degrees fall and what other planets are involved as this is where your deepest work will be happening this Spring and Summer.
Saturn will be stationing retrograde on April 29 at 20 degrees Capricorn, moving retrograde until September 18 where it will station direct at 13 degrees Capricorn. Saturn is closer to Earth and you will feel the degrees it is working on more personally in your life. Saturn is the taskmaster of the zodiac and directs you to what you need to be working on in your life. Saturn can feel harsh and challenging, especially where it is pushing you to show up with maturity and commitment and a deepened sense of responsibility, especially when all you want to do is crawl back under the covers and let it all pass. it won’t. Or it will. You get to show up in your life however you choose and love with the consequences, whatever they turn out to be.
Retrograde periods are times to re-evaluate, re-consider, re-visit, re-assess, and, dare i say…relax? Yes! Take a breather from incessant fretting and worrying and take some time to just BE with what is. Retrograde periods let you rest more in the moment to be more present for the situations you have created, allowing for more time to consider what situations you would like to create next. YOU are the creator of your reality, your experience. What do you want to create? What do you want to experience? Are you willing to do what it takes to make a change if making a change will give you more of what you wish to experience?
Just as Venus and Mercury are completing their time in Pisces, working their way through the emotional muck and mire of Pisces, I had an epic clearing/healing brought on by classic Piscean vibrations.
I got super triggered by an external event which brought on a raging 12 – hour fever and release of epic proportions. Deeply ingrained, primal programming highly refined over the many years of catering to its narcissistic appetite of endless, voracious playing of the story of emotional trauma, my soul’s agreement to neutralize even this dark, Scorpionic vortex of betrayal, abandonment, and exclusion went into full assault. Ta-dah! The good news is that I felt the feelings, acknowledged their movement through my body and by morning I had sweated it out, refreshed and cleansed of the trauma. Has this come up before? Yes. Has it been an ongoing theme story throughout my life? Yes. But now, with awareness and healing with John Wing Flower (Wing Flower Wellness) and commitment to be free of the thought forms that lower my vibration, what used to take days to move through, was released in less than 1/2 a day. Yay! Progress! Progress!