What happens when a planet is in retrograde motion?
Can you remember periods of the year when you feel like in a twilight area and you do not know why? It is quite possible for a planet to be retrograde – that is, viewed from the earth, it seems to spin in the opposite direction. What’s really going on? Well, Earth completes its orbit around the Sun faster than other planets outside its orbit.
Similarly, when a speeding machine passes a slower train, and so the train seems to stand or even move in reverse, as with retrograde planets.
A retrograde planet is more influential as it is closer to Earth.
Let review the main stages of the retrograde movement of a planet:
Direct motion – the best time to act, especially if the planet is at home or exalted. If Moon is in waxing phase, it is even better.
The retrograde station – it is not the right time to act, you do not start any important activity, regardless of the domain.
Retrograde moving – Do not initiate new actions, just rethink, rectify, repair what has not gone out well in the past, is a good time for (re)planning and changing strategies.
The direct station – you are heating up for the actions you will start in the direct motion period, so a brief review of what you want to do would not hurt. If Moon is in waxing phase, it is even better.
As a rule, Moon and Sun have no retrograde motion, ever.
In 2019 you have the following calendar of retrograde motions of planets:
VENUS AND MARS ARE NOT GOING RETROGRADE THIS YEAR! AND REMEMBER THAT SUN AND MOON ARE NEVER IN TEROGRADE MOVING.
MERCURY RETROGRADE IN PISCES:
Mercury in direct motion in Pisces starting with 10 February 2019
Mercury in retrograde station in Pisces starting with 4 March 2019
Mercury in retrograde motion in Pisces starting with 6 March 2019
Mercury in direct station in Pisces starting with 27 March 2019
Mercury in direct motion in Pisces starting with 29 March 2019
Retrograde cycle is ended when Mercury ingress in Aries – on 17 April 2019.
MERCURY RETROGRADE IN LEO AND CANCER:
Mercury in direct motion in Leo starting with 27 June 2019
Mercury in retrograde station in Leo starting with 7 July 2019
Mercury in retrograde motion in Cancer starting with 19 July 2019
Mercury in direct station in Cancer starting with 31 July 2019
Mercury in direct motion in Cancer starting with 2 August 2019
Mercury in direct motion in Leo starting with 11 August 2019
Retrograde cycle is ended when Mercury ingress in Virgo – on 29 August 2019.
MERCURY RETROGRADE IN SCORPIO:
Mercury in direct motion in Scorpio starting with 3 October 2019
Mercury in retrograde station in Scorpio starting with 30 October 2019
Mercury in retrograde motion in Scorpio starting with 1 November 2019
Mercury in direct station in Scorpio starting with 19 November 2019
Mercury in direct motion in Scorpio starting 21 November 2019
Retrograde cycle is ended when Mercury ingress in Sagittarius – on 9 December 2019.
During retrograde cycle of Mercury, communications (in any way), energy-consuming devices, but also thinking and logic can be affected. In general, what you want to convey is not understood or is totally wrong, and controversy can arise from here. The important transactions in these periods are good to be postponed, and if you cannot avoid signing of a contract or an important document, it is preferable to read the document very carefully. If you do not understand something, ask a specialist (lawyer, counsellor, accountant and so on). Postpone important decisions and do not launch business or new products.
JUPITER RETROGRADE IN SAGITTARIUS
Jupiter in retrograde station in Sagittarius starting with 9 April 2019
Jupiter in retrograde motion in Sagittarius starting with 11 April 2019
Jupiter in direct station in Sagittarius starting with 10 August 2019
Jupiter in direct motion in Sagittarius starting with 12 August 2019
During this retrograde cycle of Jupiter, people tend to learn from their own experiences some faith-related lessons, and situations may arise when certain adjustments are required for some large-scale projects. If you are traveling during these times, try to organize your traveling better and do not panic if you lose your luggage. You will learn not to rely on the help of others and you will become more adaptable to reality.
SATURN RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN
Saturn in retrograde station in Capricorn starting with 29 April 2019
Saturn in retrograde motion in Capricorn starting with 1 May 2019
Saturn in direct station in Capricorn starting with 17 September 2019
Saturn in direct motion in Capricorn starting with 19 September 2019
During this retrograde cycle of Saturn, you will feel a slowdown or a jam in certain activities, it depends a lot on what home in the natal chart Saturn in transit, and if Saturn meets the personal planets, then the situation is personalized altogether. You will work harder, or you will make a bigger effort in making plans, and some adjustments or expansions are not excluded for better efficiency. Saturn usually requires a better organization or structure of information. Relationship with certain authorities is complicated, so any action, to be completed, requires patience and perseverance.
URANUS RETROGRADE IN ARIES AND TAURUS
Uranus in direct station in Aries starting with 6 January 2019
Uranus in direct motion in Aries starting with 8 January 2019
Uranus in direct motion in Taurus starting with 6 March 2019
Uranus in retrograde station in Taurus starting with 11 August 2019
Uranus in retrograde motion in Taurus starting with 13 August 2019
Uranus in direct station in Taurus starting with 10 January 2020
Uranus in direct motion in Taurus starting with 12 January 2020
During this retrograde cycle of Uranus, it’s good to stay open to surprises of any kind. Uranus can cause extreme situations and chaos, but it can also bring memorable moments! A state of restlessness and a desire for change you may feel during this period, so it is good to have moments of self-analysis and see where these states start, and you will find out what you need to evolve to a new level. It is good to write down any idea will go through the head, how strange or absurd it would seem. It’s best to keep a diary.
NEPTUNE RETROGRADE IN PISCES
Neptune in retrograde station in Pisces starting with 20 June 2019
Neptune in retrograde motion in Pisces starting with 22 June 2019
Neptune in direct station in Pisces starting with 26 November 2019
Neptune in direct motion in Pisces starting with 28 November 2019
During this retrograde cycle of Neptune, you will become more sensitive to the environment and your intuition, inspiration and dreams will take up more of your personal time. It is good that during this period you will write down any idea or dream because you never know when you will use this information in real life. There are favoured artistic and esoteric activities. Take more care of your immune system.
PLUTO RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN
Pluto in retrograde station in Capricorn starting with 23 April 2019
Pluto in retrograde motion in Capricorn starting with 25 April 2019
Pluto in direct station in Capricorn starting with 2 October 2019
Pluto in direct motion in Capricorn starting with 4 October 2019
During this retrograde cycle of Pluto, has a role of resetting an activity in your life and assuming a new beginning. Usually this change is harder as your resistance is higher. As the old Greeks called it Pantai rei (Everything Flows) people prefer to learn that life means a permanent change, which implies that flexibility and adaptability are the most important attitudes to change. And the Chinese, in their special alphabet, the word crisis has two interpretations: danger and opportunity, which means that in any crisis there is at least one opportunity for growth and learning.
Use wisely regrades motions!