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 backwards 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 backwards 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. Jupiter is retrograde in from April 10 to August 11, , in the sign of Sagittarius.
Saturn is retrograde in from April 29th to September 18th, , in the sign of Capricorn. Uranus completes its retrograde that began on August 7, , in on January 6th, , and will retrograde again in August Uranus is retrograde from August 11th, , until January 10th, , in the sign of Taurus. Neptune is retrograde in from June 21st to November 27th, , in the sign of Pisces.
Pluto is retrograde in from April 24th to October 2nd, , in the sign of Capricorn. See more years of transiting chart patterns.
See the Eclipses page for more information about current and upcoming eclipses. The following is a January 1st, chart with 0 Aries houses. Note that the year begins at different times around the world and the chart will be a little different in different areas. Outer planet transits in the year , excerpted from the Day Watch Report Package.
In the Day Watch report package, the following transits are mixed with personal transits. This is a broad time for taking that second look at what life seemed to offer, or that it claimed to promise. The answers, in general, will be for the moment that optimism fails — hopes lead to disappointment and a lot of other confusions that result from both unclear desires and fuzzy thinking.
This is a roughly yearlong stretch when life for society at large can seem steadier—when what is believed true can appear reliable and the powers that be for the moment either tolerate or co-opt the spiritual world. Thus, it is sometimes a period of seeming spiritual progress. Although this is a universal experience and has little application on any one specific level on a day-to-day basis, it does raise the universal opportunity to make short-term gains out of what others may believe are long-term trends.
There begins an inexorable seven-year build-up of recently-learned harsh truths that actually makes structure out of revolution, but at a price that will only be appreciated afterward.
Because of previous breakdowns, much is tolerated that would not otherwise be put up with, all in the name of a new deal, which may be learned from but have to be at least partially undone afterward. The answers, in general, will be for the moment that optimism fails—hopes lead to disappointment and a lot of other confusions that result from both unclear desires and fuzzy thinking.
A planet is considered out of bounds when its declination is beyond the outer bounds or limits of that of the Sun, i. The energies of these planets tend to be a little out of control during these periods.
See more dates for Out of Bounds planets here.
For Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours from the given times. For example, the Moon enters Capricorn on January 4th at 1: For UT, add 5 hours.
For example, the Moon enters Capricorn on January 4th at 6: Jupiter is retrograde from April 10th to August 11th. Jupiter is direct the remainder of the year. Jupiter is in Sagittarius until December 2nd, , and in Capricorn from December 2nd forward.
Saturn is in Capricorn all of Read about Saturn in Capricorn. Retrograde until January 6th, , and then from August 11th, , to January 10th, Uranus semi-square Neptune on May 1st, , at 3 Taurus 03 final [first occurred in August , again in October , again in June , and then again in December ].
Neptune semi-square Uranus on May 1st, , at 18 Pisces 03 final [first occurred in August , again in October , again in June , and then again in December ]. You are quick to take the initiative and to put your thoughts into action.
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Adventuresome travel may be part of the picture. You may be more actively involved with young people. You are seeking out equal, fair, and balanced relationships.
There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing, creating harmony, and sharing power now. You may gain an advantage in business or finances or by promoting harmony and beauty.
This could be a good year for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. You have a taste for the offbeat this year, and this energy can bring sudden or unexpected romance into your life, perhaps a scenario that feels like love at first sight.
You have a stronger ability to direct your energies into meaningful activities. In some ways, you can be quite self-contained as you pursue passion projects. The Sun conjuncts the South Node in your Solar Return chart, indicating that you are likely to be dealing with karma in your personal relationships.
Relationships always mirror our own inner conflicts, but this year, you are bound to find particular meaning in your relationship dynamics in terms of your own life path. Cooperation with others brings rewards this year.
This is an excellent period for enterprising endeavors and new interests. It can be an especially creative, tuned-in year for self-expression, not only verbally but through hobbies, games, or sports.
This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself.
Advice - let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action.
The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs.
Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice - Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence. These lengthy, detailed, and comprehensive reports reveal the themes and circumstances you are likely to encounter in the coming year and are based on your actual birthday, time, and place, as well as your current place of residence.
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