One Person's Progress Affects Everyone
Jupiter remains retrograde through June to July 11, and its shadow period continues until October 7. The degrees traveled this month (15°35'–13°31' Scorpio) are represented in the Sabian symbols by "a girl's face breaking into a smile," "children playing around five mounds of sand," and "telephone linemen at work installing new connections." This retrogradation asks us to examine everything that is dishonest in the way we deal or have dealt with sexuality, power, anger, and passion. We need to purify our baser instincts and tap more deeply into our inner resources to create the life we want. It is no accident that the stories of sexual abuse, enslavement of children, and degradation of women are coming to the surface. It is time for us to stand in integrity and become clear of anything that keeps us from being absolutely aligned with our higher consciousness.
Saturn remains retrograde this whole month until September 6. Its shadow period lasts until December 13, 2018. The degrees traveled this month (7°41'–5°40' Capricorn) are represented in the Sabian symbols by "birds in the house singing happily," "a veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of God," and "ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods." We are required to check our boundaries, honor our duties and responsibilities, and grow in maturity. This is a time to embrace our mastery and strengthen personal authority and knowingness.
Pluto remains retrograde this whole month until September 30 with a shadow period continuing until January 22, 2019. The degree it travels this month (20°55'–20°19' Capricorn) is represented in the Sabian symbols by "a relay race." None of us is separated from any other. The progression of one affects the evolution of all. Personal inner work is required to rid us of destructive habits, helping us to tap into our inner resources and find the courage to transform what in our lives needs to be changed. We need to stand in our power now. It is important to stop waiting for an outside miracle to spoon-feed us the truth without taking personal involvement in our own growth.