FIVE Retros these Days, and their Connection with the Chakras *

5 May

Happy Cinco de Mayo 05 / 05!
What’s with all the Retrogrades???!

Yep, indeed, 5 planets presently, most retrograde phase of the year.

Mercury (Apr 28 – May 22), Mars (Apr 17 – June 29), Jupiter (until May 9), Saturn (March 23 – Aug 13), and Pluto (Apr 18 – Sept 26).



Wise Turtle moving slowly, with natural intelligence. Nature is our model and medicine, (not only) under MERCURY retro.


Their energy compounds the present super Taurean ‘Slow-down’ effect, asking us to go inward / backwards (to RE-curring, old patterns, unfinished themes), and to RE-connect with

  • The Inner Voice of the Body (MERCURY retro in TAU);
  • The Inner Calling to deep Passion and Magic (MARS retro in SAG – going back into SCO on May 27);
  • The Inner Self-Sufficient Wellness and Alignment Mentor (JUPITER retro in VIR – going direct on May 9);
  • The Inner Sage of Heart Truth, beyond right and wrong / good and bad (SATURN retro in SAG);
  • The Inner Timeless Soul Elder (PLUTO retro in CAP).


The line-up of retros RE-minded me of how Planetary Archetypes align with the Chakras – seen in that way they are showing us something beautiful now too:

All those heavenly bodies relating to ROOT (SATURN), SACRAL (JUPITER), SOLAR PLEXUS (MARS, and it’s Transpersonal level Archetype PLUTO), and THROAT (MERCURY) are presently retrograde – so we might deal with ‘old issues’ that are calling to be RE-solved, related to those Chakra themes, and to areas in life related to where these retrograde planets show up in our charts.

Whereas the heavenly bodies relating to HEART (VENUS), 3rd EYE (MOON), and CROWN (SUN) are going forward / direct (well, Sun and Moon always, of course).


Chakras 4 Anahata Heart

The HEART is where rootedness, inner abundance and creativity (Sacral), natural power (Solar Plexus), and our authentic voice (Throat) are sourced.

Let’s tune in, and see how that shows up.


On the note of Chakras & Astrology, I feel called to offer a new experiential 7-week Journey Astro~Alchemy of Chakras and Planetary Archetypes, this late Spring / Summer – ideally afternoons outdoors. The majestic Oak where we have been gathering last year has invited me in.

In 2014 and 2015, I had the honour of facilitating NINE Chakras & Planetary Archetypes 7-week processes ROOT-to-CROWN and CROWN-to-ROOT, and in our little tribes of women and men we connected and journeyed intentionally, magically, and with lots of fun too.

Would you be interested?

I’ll put it out in the next while. Perhaps to start after the Gemini New Moon (which will be on June 4).

Send me your input re: days of the week that would work best for you.


© Mercur-elanie 2016


Experience Astrology with Melanie




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