Mercury turns retrograde more frequently than any other planet. It can never be more than 28 degrees from the Sun, and whenever it reaches its furthest distance from the Sun, it changes direction. As the planet of communication, Mercury retrograde tends to breed a certain level of confusion. Mercury has rulership over such things as speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail and shipping, and so forth. All of these areas of life are affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state. Decision-making is challenged during Mercury retrograde.
Needless to say, it is not advised to sign contracts, engage in important decision-making, or launch a new business. Delays and challenges are more probable with Mercury retrograde.
This period is best used for re-organizing and reflecting. Watch what you say, because it may not come out, or be received, the way you intended. Double-check that the person who uttered those words really meant it the way you thought they did! Mercury Retrograde Cycle October-November Times are Eastern. Graphs and data from the excellent Day Watch software. Read more about Mercury Retrograde. Where is Mercury Retrograde transiting by house in your natal chart?
Does it conjunct a natal planet, your Ascendant, or Midheaven? Read interpretations of Mercury Retrograde in Transit for a more personalized meaning of the transit cycle. What is Venus Retrograde?
Occasionally, Venus appears to be moving backward in the sky. Venus is Retrograde approximately days every 18 months. As the planet of love and values, Venus retrograde periods are times when we re-assess what—and who—we value. It is a period that most astrologers consider inopportune for getting married or starting a new relationship. Brand new financial undertakings are not advised during this period as well.
There may be delays or confusion in relationships and financial affairs. Read more about Venus Retrograde cycles. What is Mars Retrograde? Occasionally, Mars appears to be moving backward in the sky.
When Mars is in its retrograde cycle, we are forced to re-assess our current projects, our approach to getting what we want, and our desire nature. Rather than directly asserting our desires, we tend towards introspection. We can be hesitant about taking action, second-guessing our instincts or our natural impulses rather than acting upon them.
The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. Your sense of wisdom, understanding and spiritual truth may have to face a difficult test under this transit. Type keyword s to search. In a similar way, you might find yourself blocked from being able to move forward in the areas of relationships, finances or pleasures. This is the best time to view Uranus.
Jupiter is retrograde in from May 14 to September 12, , in the sign of Capricorn. Saturn is retrograde in from May 10th to September 28th, , in the sign of Capricorn. Note: Uranus completes its retrograde cycle that began on August 11, , on January 10th, , and will retrograde again in August Uranus is retrograde from August 15th, , until January 14th, , in the sign of Taurus.
Neptune is retrograde in from June 22nd to November 28th, , in the sign of Pisces. Is someone being bullied in your neighborhood, school, or within your family? Would you like to see your office culture be more inclusive? Are animals being mistreated in your area? A social media campaign can raise awareness and inspire others who do have means to put some funds behind an important initiative. Get the complete roadmap to , with the most important dates for love and money, plus the big-picture trends that will guide you through the year!
Plan it by the planets and never miss an important moment again. Black Friday Extended! Peace, love and harmony are the order of the day on March 20 PM EDT , when the Libra full supermoon—the first in a rare, back-to-back pair—shines overhead. Define your relationships. Attract your opposite. Wear your heart—and your art—on your sleeve.
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Record your avant garde album, choreograph your interpretive dance, or get in touch with the full sensual vitality of your body with sex or masturbation. With so much development taking place in your public life and career lately, attention is now being called to your private life, home, and family. You may be moving or renovating at this time—exciting! A chapter of your life is closing, and it may be very emotional for you, but for every door an eclipse closes, another is opened.
Drama with your family, roommates, or landlords may be the final straw for you at this time. Honor your ancestors, love the family you have, and move forward together This eclipse will be difficult, scary, shocking, sometimes impossible, but eventually, totally clarifying.
This will likely throw you for a loop or make you cry, but guess what, Gemini?
Crying can be good for you! It helps you release your emotions, and sometimes, crying for a few minutes works better than discussing and analyzing things for hours. Now than you know what you know—thanks, supermoon! This could mean that you change your field of study or stop running with certain social circles, and you might find yourself craving space and adventure. The question is: What are you looking for, Gemini? Truly, this eclipse has changed what feels deeply important to you, so letting go of some things will come naturally—even if it feels emotionally charged.
Money is a huge theme for you during this eclipse, too. Do you think that Leo, the sign of this eclipse and the sign of royalty, allows themselves to get underpaid for their work or mistreated after putting their time and energy into something? Hell no! This eclipse will help you make the changes to get what you deserve.