I read last night that we’re entering into a mass planetary retrograde season. Over the next couple of weeks, four planets will all turn retrograde: Pluto (April 25), Saturn (May 11), Venus (May 13), and Jupiter (May 14), followed by Mercury (June 18) and Neptune (June 23).
That’s a lot of planets to be in retrograde all at once.
Astrologically speaking, retrograde is a time to step back, to slow down, to review, to go back over what you’ve done and make sure you haven’t missed anything. Cross your T’s and dot your I’s. Maybe even rest a little. Make sure you’re better prepared and ready to move forward again at a future date.
Well, that sounds pretty much like our life right now.
Today, we’re leaving Mississippi and heading back to California.
We’re going back to our home in the Southern California mountains. Our Shangri-Lite home. We feel the responsible thing to do at this time is head back to California and quarantine in the comfort of our own home. I have mixed feelings about it, but all in all, I do feel like it’s the right call.
We’re going to use our time there to regroup. Pick up some creative projects that got put on the back burner in preparation for our road trip. Begin an online search for real estate in our desired location. And rest. Deeply rest.
We’re moving into California Retrograde, so that when things open up again, we’re better prepared to move forward. We’ll be better equipped for our journey, and a few steps closer to finding home. Our Shangri-La home.
Mixed feelings aside, I’m not sad to be going back to California. I’m actually embracing it. We’ve accomplished the main thing we came to Mississippi to do. We’ve determined unequivocally that we do not want to live here. Not that there’s anything wrong with Mississippi. There isn’t. It’s just not for us. We weren’t sure before. But now we are.
As a matter of fact, we’ve been able to rule out about 90% of the country with this one trip. We’ve been given the gift of micro-focus, juxtaposed with big picture thinking.
So, it’s time for a detour back to California to regroup. Plans change, and we adapt.
We're moving into California Retrograde.
And as soon as we feel it’s safe and responsible to begin traveling again, we'll move forward, with our revised and improved plans. We’re not playing around this time.