September 2022 offers deeply reflective, internally focused energy with several planets in retrograde. Mercury goes retrograde on September 10th joining the outer planets Jupiter through Pluto in retrograde motion. The theme of September is inner reflection.
The outer planets offer transpersonal growth and evolution. This is the type of learning that impacts us personally and collectively. There’s a saying that sometimes you have to take a few steps back in order to move forward. This is the astrological vibe of September where retrograde energy reigns supreme to help us go within to receive wisdom and enlightenment.
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This heavy retrograde energy comes right in time for the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. The days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and the weather cooler drawing us to seek shelter. We move away from outer socialization to inner reflection. Retrograde energy teaches us that through reflection we are able to gain awareness that provides growth. It is important to remember that growth starts from the inside and then is shown externally.
The following is an overview of the current retrograde outer planets and their impact. To determine how the retrograde planets will impact you personally, look at the specific houses in your natal chart that correspond with the applicable astrological signs. For example, for Jupiter retrograde in Aries, located the Aries house as this is where the influence of retrograde Jupiter in Aries energy is experienced.
Jupiter Retrograde in Aries
Jupiter, the planet of wealth and abundance is retrograde in the sign of Aries from July 28, 2022, to November 23, 2022. This retrograde has us considering how we take action for success and abundance as Aries’ ruler is Mars, the planet of War. Jupiter retrograde in Aries brings an awareness of how we channel ambition and our competitive nature.
Aries is known for anger, and this Jupiter retrograde has us reviewing how we handle upsets and challenges. This is an ideal time to consider how we deal with challenges in a manner that will still allow us to move forward successfully.
Because Aries energy is associated with action, the retrograde motion may present blocks and reversals which could cause frustration. Learning how to channel this retrograde Jupiter in Aries energy is important as unchecked Aries energy can be quite volatile. Make sure to get enough exercise and movement during the Jupiter in Aries retrograde to release pent-up energy.
Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius
Saturn, the planet of karma, goes retrograde in the humanitarian, rebellious, innovative sign of Aquarius from June 4, 2022, to October 22, 2022. Saturn retrograde reminds us that there is a price to pay for the actions that we take. Saturn makes us accountable for how we operate in this physical realm.
When the planet of karma moves backward, we could potentially see unresolved issues return to us for closure. There is also the possibility of reaping a harvest for past deeds and efforts. Saturn retrograde still requires that we put in the work. Those who are willing to take the time to really assess their lives from a place of honesty, responsibility, and accountability will find this retrograde to be quite beneficial.
The addition of Aquarius energy speaks of being accountable for our own freedom. Many want to be free, but how many are willing to do the work to be free? The Saturn in Aquarius helps us internalize the realization that freedom comes at a price.
Uranus Retrograde in Taurus
The planet of rebellion and Innovation, Uranus, retrogrades in the sign of Taurus from August 24, 2022, to January 22, 2023. Some believe that when Uranus retrogrades the rebellious, innovative, revelatory energy intensifies. Over the course of the Uranus retrograde, we are learning about how we can create change to our foundations that will move us ahead by leaps and bounds. Traditions that are no longer applicable will fall away so that we can rebuild foundations from a solid place.
Uranus does not function the best in the sign of Taurus because it is fixed energy that is resistant to change. To make the most out of the Uranus retrograde in Taurus transit, we are urged to be open-minded to influences that push us beyond the commonplace and usual. We will be challenged to remove outdated ideas and perspectives to move forward.
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces
Retrograde Neptune energy can also offer a much-needed reality check. If we have been living in a state of delusion, Neptune retrograde can rip off the rose-colored glasses so that we can get the clarity needed to get real with ourselves. Escapism is not ideal at this time, and in many ways, we will be forced to deal with the circumstances that we attempt to avoid. By ridding ourselves of the illusion we put ourselves in a position to experience spiritual growth and awareness courtesy of Neptune retrograde.
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn
Pluto, the planet of transformation, retrogrades in Capricorn from April 29 2022 to October 8, 2022. During this retrograde energy, old wounds are up for review so that we can use Pluto energy to heal and transform. Feelings run deep at this time. The energy of Pluto in Capricorn requires that transformation and healing come with a concrete plan. The combination of Pluto and Capricorn will not allow us to take the easy way out when it comes to healing. Delving into inner child issues and addressing repressed traumas can come up during Pluto retrograde.
As repressed traumas and old wounds are addressed, it is important that space is made for self-care. Pluto retrograde can be incredibly cathartic energy, but it can also be quite taxing. Working closely with a therapist and/or mental health professional is recommended at this time.
Ultimately, the abundance of retrograde planetary in September encourages us to go within to receive the growth and insight internally so that we can express this newfound retrograde awareness externally.
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