Retrograde planets mark a time of an introspective process with the planet and sign indicating the nature of the retrograde and interaction with your natal chart. Jupiter is now retrograde in Aquarius, having briefly visited Pisces during May, which allowed a little breathing space, new ideas and possibilities from the heavy Saturn and Uranus energy, which has been and continues to dominate the whole of 2021 in varying degrees. Jupiter is going back into Uranus means there is where we need to look again and review, go over where we may have veered off course in our lives. This will emphasise areas in our own natal charts to gain perspective and possibly take a view in a new light. This is about unfinished business and this reflection can be a period of inner growth, a change to reconnect to our true self, our inner compass.
The Full moon in Aquarius on the 24th July activated the ideas for potential change, so there was level of restlessness, something coming into focus, as the full moon can illuminate parts of our lives that we might start to consider new possibilities and ideas. At the end of July with Mercury, moving into Leo conjunct the Sun in Leo, comes ideas, plans, decisions which can flow and there can be a sense of optimism and confidence despite Saturn saying “no”, so steady accomplishments can happen despite obstacles, so be patient. We are being asked to look at our personal lives and values within the context of these restrictions with the Leo energy ruled by the Sun providing confidence, self-identify, strength and growth.
The New Moon in Leo square Uranus in Taurus, both fixed sign, are wanting things to stay the same, have stability but Uranus will add a jolt, push through the blocks, and challenge ideas, belief systems, so it may not be an easy time for fixed stars at present. Mercury in Leo seeks stability and consistency, to see something through, so communication, thinking and perception will be challenged.