Jupiter, Pluto, & Saturn Retrogrades, Oh My! - Let’s Talk About Past Lives

Posted on May 02, 2019
Updated on October 26, 2020

An hourglass with red sand.

​It’s retrograde season again, friends! And that usually triggers a bit of time-travelling, so to speak.

Ever notice that this time of year you are often more nostalgic than usual? It’s walk-down-memory-lane-time for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, bridal showers, graduations, and family reunions and celebrations. It happens to us this time every year, and it has a lot to do with the retrograde season that is now upon us and will be with us for most of the Summer.

Retrogrades are all about looking back in order to succeed in the future. What we learn from our mistakes and our past lives helps us to do better in this one. That’s why past lives are always such an abundant theme during retrogrades. That’s whether you are reliving a past life memory from earlier in this life, or in a previous lifetime altogether. We’re all curious about it.

Today we are going to talk about how to learn more about our past, so that we can succeed in our future, under this amazing retrograde season time.

What are Retrograde Themes?

The themes of every retrograde, regardless of what planet is retrograde, are all about re-themes. Each of those “re” themes is about looking back, moving slower, and reviewing in a way that merges past and future. When a planet is retrograde, it appears to be moving backwards in time.

Every retrograde period is an opportunity for us to do the same thing. It is during these retrograde periods where we can learn so much about our past lives, ourselves, and what to do with all of this information today.

The current retrograde periods we are in right now include:

The themes of every retrograde that we will experience more in these many months are the “re” themes of every retrograde:

  • Remembering
  • Reviewing
  • Reconnecting
  • Reuniting
  • Refreshing

Because of all of this, every retrograde period is a very karmic one. Remember, what goes around comes around. With karma planets Saturn and Jupiter both in play, this is ever more important.

Let’s have a look now at how we can use these themes, with these karmic planets in retrograde, to discover more about our past lives. Here is your “retrograde” past lives checklist to point you towards these answers, and more clarity with your Higher Self.

Retrograde Past Lives Checklist

When planets are direct, we experience external events that help propel us towards our destined success. When they are retrograde, the events that happen are more internal. And so that’s why it may be harder to determine answers about our past lives. Because we don’t trust ourselves and the answers that we find from within. But if you use this checklist, the review and remember periods of these retrogrades will be a bit easier for you.

Nostalgia matters.

You will be reminded of events in the past where you may not have performed so well. This is when destiny and karma come to play. It’s not a bad thing.

• Karma and Destiny.

Know the difference. This helps you to understand where you’ve been, and where you’re going. Destiny is the line of Fates from the Universe that sends predestined events your direction. Karma is the gas in the tank. Destiny is your destination. Karma is what gets you there. You put the gas in the tank, but you have no control over what’s happening on the roads on the way. Stuff happens. You have no control over predestined events.

Be disciplined.

This is going to be easier with Saturn retrograde in play as you will be taking these past life issues more seriously and with more responsibility. Jupiter’s optimism will chime in, and Pluto gives you the discipline to tear down those walls. This is a period to cultivate some patience and to hold back on all of those impetuous things you may normally engage in. Hold the tempers, hold the rush, just go with a very slow flow and be disciplined! Think things through. Do you really want to blow off that lover? It will come back to haunt you under this time frame.

Take a break.

Many people spend a lot of time waiting for karma to find them. That’s not how it works. The retrograde planets are sending you clues about your past lives all the time, and sometimes sending outright thunderbolts of responsibility. During retrogrades, you have the opportunity to think about all of this yourself and figure it out on your own. Meditate. BE alone. And BE okay with it. The answers will come in those still small silences of the world.

Reflect, review, recorrect, renew, repeat.

Now that you’ve taken the time to think about what you’ve done, be honest with yourself (Hint: Nobody’s looking) and make the corrections or you will repeat your mistakes and be sent back to your room again. Be grateful for this slower period to reflect, review, and renew. What are your personal boundaries? What are your personal rules? Don′t let anyone interfere with them. Reflect, review, and renew as often as you can. Then do it again. The ah-ha! moments aren’t far away

• Sow good karmic oats.

In the event that Captain Obvious hasn’t shone through the message yet, here it is. When it comes to retrogrades, it′s a good idea to be on your best behavior. Just do that and you will have fewer mistakes to correct. Past life lessons are cropping up and some are so subtle you won′t realize it until the moment has passed, and you have missed it, so pay attention. Most importantly, lay down good karmic oats so when the rings of karma and destiny begin moving forward again, know that you have laid your karmic path well.

Now, your destiny awaits.

It’s retrograde season, and this could be the most important season of your year. Major karma is being developed right now. The Law of Attraction is afoot.

Concluding Thoughts…

Big deep breath. It’s going to be okay. It’s going to be better than okay if you want it to be. This retrograde season is asking you the question, “are you ready to get real?” When you do, karma and destiny are calling. Learn your past life connections by using this checklist, and refresh, renew, and repeat.

Sow those karmic oats so you have that insurance policy of karma in your back pocket. Stay tuned to your Daily Horoscopes to find out what blessings are in store for you day by day during this retrograde cycle. What special kind of awesome are you hoping comes your way?

Related Article: A Guide to Astrology Sign and Planetary Retrogrades

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As a Scorpio, Christine Beswick is a natural empath, using her watery emotional side to bring you the astrology answers you need to find abundance. Christine’s favorite tools of… Learn More About The Author »

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