Retrograde Planets

Retrogrades 2022

UranusRetrograde Uranus Retrograde – August 19, 2021 through January 18, 2022 – from 14º 48′ through 10º 49′ Taurus

CeresRetrograde Ceres Retrograde – October 9, 2021 through January 14, 2022 – at 12º 8′ Gemini through 27º 58′ Taurus

Retrograde Venus Retrograde – December 19, 2021 through January 29, 2022 – from 26º 29′ through 11º 7′ Capricorn

MercuryRetrograde Mercury Retrograde – January 14 through February 4, 2022 – from 10º 19′ Aquarius to 24º 23′ Capricorn

Retrograde Pluto Retrograde – April 29 through October 8, 2022 – from 28° 36′ Capricorn to 26° 7′ Capricorn

MercuryRetrograde Mercury Retrograde – May 10 through June 3, 2022 – from 4º 51′ Gemini to 26º 5′ Taurus

Retrograde Saturn Retrograde – Jun 4 through October 23, 2022 – from 25° 15′ Aquarius to 18° 35′ Aquarius

Retrograde Neptune Retrograde – June 28 through December 3, 2022 – from 25° 27′ Pisces to 22° 39′ Pisces

Retrograde Chiron Retrograde – July 19 through December 22, 2022 – from 16° 26′ Aries to 11° 56′ Aries

Retrograde Jupiter Retrograde – July 28 through November 23, 2022 – from 8° 43′ Aries to 28° 48′ Pisces

UranusRetrograde Uranus Retrograde – August 24, 2022 through January 22, 2023 – from 18° 55′ Taurus to 14° 56′ Taurus

MercuryRetrograde Mercury Retrograde – September 9 through October 2, 2022 – from 8º 55′ Libra to 24º 13′ Virgo

Retrograde Mars Retrograde – October 30, 2022 through January 12, 2023 – from 25° 37′ Gemini to 8° 8′ Gemini

MercuryRetrograde Mercury Retrograde – December 29, 2022 through January 19, 2023 – from 24º 21′ Capricorn to 8º 9′ Capricorn


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, it’s 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. It’s 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 it’s 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 backward. It’s 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 backward. 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 it 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 its station, 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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