Planetary Retrogrades 2016

Retrograde Planets Calendar

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The Sun and Moon do not go retrograde.


Mercury typically retrogrades three times per year. Mercury is typically retrograde for approximately 24 days and is stationary about 1 day before and 1 day after retrogradation.  It's a time to do anything starting with an "re" such as revisit, revise, review, reconsider, repurpose, reorganize, rest, relax, etc.
Mercury Retrograde

Mercury: Jan 5-25, April 28 to May 22, Aug 30 to Sept 22, Dec 19 to Jan 8, 2017


Venus is retrograde for approximately 42 days and is stationary about 2 days before and 2 days after retrogradation. Venus retro periods occur every eighteen months or so.  During this time you may be too busy for relationships you are in, or learning what you need to find in a relationship, or your relationship with money may be showing your true self worth.

Venus Retrograde



Mars is retrograde for 80 days and is stationary about 2-3 days before and 2-3 days after retrogradation. Mars turns retro only once every two years.  During this time, energy can become depleted, feeling less sure about actions, and time to slow down and reassess your desires.

Mars Retrograde

Mars: April 17 to June 29


Jupiter is retrograde for approximtaely 120 days and is stationary about 5 days before and 5 days after retrogradation.  During this time, the energy of expansion turns inward, much inner spiritual growth takes place.

Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter: Jan 7 to May 9

Saturn is retrograde for approximately 140 days and is stationary about 5 days before and 5 days after retrogradation.  You will be re-learning life lessons, becoming solely responsible in an area of your life (determined by the house).

Saturn Retrograde

Saturn: Mar 25 to Aug 13


Uranus is retrograde for 150 days and is stationary about 16 days before and 16 days after retrogradation.  "Abrupt, forceful and extreme change that takes place in your mind, heart and moves your life in a new direction."

Uranus Retrograde

Uranus: July 29 to Dec 29


Neptune is retrograde for 160 days and is stationary about 16 days before and 16 days after retrogradation.  "Reasoning and all logic may be tossed aside in favor of mysticism, intuition and the esoteric."

Neptune Retrograde

Neptune: June 13 to Nov 19


Pluto is retrograde for 160 days and is stationary about 16 days before and 16 days after retrogradation.  During this time, you will need to rectify any issues from your past.


05 Jan 2016 08:00 am 01 Aquarius 03Rx Mercury Stationary Retrograde
25 Jan 2016 04:44 pm 14 Capricorn 55' Mercury Stationary Direct

07 Jan 2016 10:57 pm 23 Virgo 14Rx Jupiter Stationary Retrograde
09 May 2016 07:37 am 13 Virgo 15' Jupiter Stationary Direct

25 Mar 2016 04:56 am 16 Sagittarius 24Rx Saturn Stationary Retrograde
13 Aug 2016 04:54 am 09 Sagittarius 47' Saturn Stationary Direct

17 Apr 2016 08:17 am 08 Sagittarius 54Rx Mars Stationary Retrograde
29 Jun 2016 07:00 pm 23 Scorpio 03' Mars Stationary Direct

18 Apr 2016 00:23 am 17 Capricorn 29Rx Pluto Stationary Retrograde
26 Sep 2016 05:35 am 14 Capricorn 55' Pluto Stationary Direct

28 Apr 2016 01:12 pm 23 Taurus 36Rx Mercury Stationary Retrograde
22 May 2016 09:15 am 14 Taurus 20' Mercury Stationary Direct

13 Jun 2016 01:26 pm 12 Pisces 02Rx Neptune Stationary Retrograde
19 Nov 2016 07:43 pm 09 Pisces 14' Neptune Stationary Direct

29 Jul 2016 01:42 pm 24 Aries 30Rx Uranus Stationary Retrograde
29 Dec 2016 02:13 am 20 Aries 33' Uranus Stationary Direct

30 Aug 2016 08:59 am 29 Virgo 05Rx Mercury Stationary Retrograde
22 Sep 2016 01:21 am 14 Virgo 49' Mercury Stationary Direct

19 Dec 2016 05:49 am 15 Capricorn 08Rx Mercury Stationary Retrograde
08 Jan 2017 04:40 am 28 Sagittarius 51' Mercury Stationary Direct


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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in private practice in Hood River, OR, at Turtle Dove Counseling, also Hood River Hypnosis & DBT.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.  I am also the author of several blogs on personality/temperament, fashion and color. I'm certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and create custom fabric Color Profiles fans.

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