2017 Retrogrades

But first, we have ALL PLANETS DIRECT from January 8th, when Mercury goes Direct, until Feb. 6th when Jupiter goes Retrograde.

For Mercury Retrograde please see:

For the meaning of retrogrades, please see:

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 goes Retrograde April 9th at 4 Taurus,
Direct May 3rd at 24 Aries

Mercury goes Retrograde Aug. 13th 11 Virgo,
Direct Sept. 5th 28 Leo

Mercury goes Retrograde Dec. 2/3rd 29 Sagittarius,
Direct Dec. 22/23rd 13 Sagittarius

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Pluto Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde

  • March 27 2017 Mercury Retrograde Pre-Shadow  4:48 am UTC
  • April 9 2017 Mercury Retrograde Station occurs at 11:14 pm UTC* in Taurus (4o 51")
  • May 3 2017 Mercury goes Direct at 4:22 pm UTC*, in Aries (24o 16")
  • May 21 2017 Mercury leaves the Post-Shadow  at 12:58 am UTC
  • July 24 2017  Mercury Retrograde Pre-Shadow at 3:13 pm UTC
  • August 12 or 13 2017
  • Mercury Retrograde station occurs at 1:00 am UTC*, on August 13, in Virgo (11o38"). Note that in North America, the station occurs on the evening of August 12.
  • September 5 2017 Mercury Direct station occurs at 11:29 am Greenwich time on September 5 in Leo (28o25")
  • September 19 2017 Mercury leaving the Post-Shadow at 3:59 pm UTC
  • November 15 2017 Mercury Preshadow in Sagittarius, at 1:49 am UTC
  • December 2 or 3 2017
  • Mercury Retrograde station occurs at 7:34 am UTC* in Sagittarius (29o18"). For those living on the West coast time zone in the US, it will occur at 11:34 pm on December 2.
  • December 22 or 23 2017
  • Mercury goes Direct at 1:51 am UTC* on  in Sagittarius (13o00"). Note that in North America, this would be during the evening of the previous day, December 22.
  • The Post-Shadow ends on January 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm UTC  

Direction Degree And Sign
January 02nd, 2018 Uranus Direct 07:57am 24 deg; Aries 34'
January 19th, 2017 Pluto Leaves Rx Zone 00:26am 19° Capricorn 24'
January 30th, 2017 Venus Enters Rx Zone 04:01pm 26°
Pisces 55'
February 06th, 2017 Jupiter Retrograde 00:59am 23°
Libra 08'
February 23rd, 2017 Neptune Enters Rx Zone 12:41pm 11°
Pisces 28'
March 13th, 2018 Neptune Leaves Rx Zone 04:08am 14°
Pisces 16'
March 4th, 2017 Venus Retrograde 04:02am 13°
Aries 09'
April 05th, 2017 Saturn Retrograde 11:59pm 27° Sagittarius 48'
April 15th, 2017 Venus Direct 06:16am 26°
Pisces 55'
April 15th, 2017 Uranus Enters Rx Zone 11:25pm 24 deg; Aries 34'
April 19th, 2018 Uranus Leaves Rx Zone 03:09am 28°
Aries 32'
April 20th, 2017 Pluto Retrograde 04:30am 19° Capricorn 24'
May 18th, 2017 Venus Leaves Rx Zone 12:56pm 13°
Aries 09'
June 16th, 2017 Neptune Retrograde 03:29am 14°
Pisces 16'
June 9th, 2017 Jupiter Direct 10:04am 13°
Libra 13'
August 02nd, 2017 Uranus Retrograde 10:23pm 28°
Aries 32'
August 25th, 2017 Saturn Direct 06:12am 21° Sagittarius 11'
September 28th, 2017 Pluto Direct 11:17am 16° Capricorn 51'
September 6th, 2017 Jupiter Leaves Rx Zone 10:11pm 23°
Libra 08'
November 11th, 2016 Jupiter Enters Rx Zone 00:41am 13°
Libra 13'
November 22nd, 2017 Neptune Direct 06:09am 11°
Pisces 28'
December 01st, 2017 Saturn Leaves Rx Zone 01:57pm 27° Sagittarius 48'
December 29th, 2016 Pluto Enters Rx Zone 04:51am 16° Capricorn 51'
December 30th, 2016 Saturn Enters Rx Zone 03:34am 21° Sagittarius 11'

"Mercury Rx

will delight us, as usual, with interrupted communication, malfunction or complete failure of computers and other electronic devices and general uncertainty and confusion concerning any contracts, legal documents or agreements.
The year will begin with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn/Sagittarius until 8 January. This will be followed by another Rx phase in Taurus between 10 April and 3 May, and thereafter in Virgo and Leo between 14 August and 5 September. The last Rx phase of the year will be and in Sagittarius between 4 December and 23 December.

Venus Rx

Venus will be retrograde in Aries and Pisces between 5 March and 15 April. In Aries she will remind us of passionate love affairs of the past or even tempt us to re-kindle a relationship. In Pisces, retrograde Venus can intensify our longing for love or a relationship that has been lost.

Jupiter Rx

will remind us of his prudent side; with Jupiter’s help we are able to fulfil our potential but in his Rx phase, he demands that we obey the rules, follow our moral guidelines and show kindness and compassion.
Jupiter will be retrograde in Libra between 7 February and 9 June. Retrograde Jupiter in Libra brings a sober note to our search for justice. In this introspective time, we may want to question what gives us joy in life, and we may also investigate if our work in connection with the public is providing  a key to finding our true self.

Saturn Rx

in Sagittarius will give us a chance to re-evaluate what has become static and dogmatic in the past. It is likely that any unfinished but forgotten business will make an unexpected reappearance during this time, reminding us to bring old issues to a close.
Saturn will be retrograde between 7 April and 25 August."

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