What Are the Stars Doing Now? Astrology Current Trends

Eclipses, Retrogrades, and Forecasts

Astrology Events

Retrograde Schedule

Mercury Retrograde
August 12 through September 5, 2017 Mercury Retrograde from 11º 38' Virgo to 28º 27' Leo.
Mercury Retrograde
December 3 through December 23, 2017 Mercury Retrograde from 29º 18' Sagittarius to 13º 0' Sagittarius.
Mercury Retrograde
March 23 through April 14, 2018 Mercury Retrograde from 16º 55' Aries to 4º 52' Aries.
Mars Retrograde
June 26 through August 27, 2018 Mars Retrograde from 9º 12' Aquarius to 28º 37' Capricorn.
Mercury Retrograde
July 26 through August 19, 2018 Mercury Retrograde from 23º 27' Leo to 11º 37' Leo.
Venus Retrograde
October 5 through November 16, 2018 Venus Retrograde from 10º 50' Scorpio to 25º 15' Libra.
Mercury Retrograde
November 17 through December 6, 2018 Mercury Retrograde from 14º 0' Sagittarius to 27º 21' Scorpio.

Mercury Retrograde and Astrology

When Mercury is the ruler of the mind, communication, and short trips. When he is in retrograde there can be travel delays, misunderstandings, computer crashes, internet mix-ups, and sometimes even wrong decisions. But, Mercury's retrograde can also bring positives into our lives. When Mercury is in retrograde, its time to look at the past. Some may find themselves reminiscing down memory lane, and others may find themselves reuniting with ex lovers or old friends. Its also a great time for spiritual connections and "ghost hunting," because the veil between us and the other side gets thinner. Often things initiated during a Mercury retrograde will fizzle out, so its not a good time to change jobs or make major investments.

All of the planets except the Sun and the Moon will go retrograde every now and then. When a planet is passing us, or we are passing it in our orbits, it appears to be moving backwards. Its similar to when you pass a car on the freeway, and for a few moments while you are passing, the car appears to be moving backwards. So, basically, when a planet is in retrograde, its orbit is close to the earth (and possibly adding a little more gravitational tug). That's why we notice those retrogrades.

Mercury is a fast little planet. His orbit around the Sun takes about 88 days, and he usually turns retrograde about 3 or 4 times a year. Venus and Mars actually turn retrograde about every 2 and 1/2 years, but because they don't do is as often, they don't get the attention Mercury gets.

Mercury's retrograde lasts approximately 24 days. The first day of his retrograde is called retrograde station, and the last day of his retrograde is called direct station. When a planet is at it's stations, it is practically burning a hole in the universe. That is why these days are considered the most difficult. Some astrologers also look at the entrance (the day the planet crosses into the retrograde zone) and the exit (the day the planet moves forward past the retrograde zone).

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The Planets Now
24 August 2017 at 06:38 GMT
Sun
01 Vir 17' 52"
Moon
03 Lib 04' 19"
Mercury
06 Vir 07' 20" R
Venus
27 Can 43' 31"
Mars
22 Leo 17' 10"
Jupiter
20 Lib 36' 58"
Saturn
21 Sag 11' 01" R
Uranus
28 Ari 20' 53" R
Neptune
13 Pis 10' 38" R
Pluto
17 Cap 09' 05" R
Chiron
27 Pis 41' 34" R