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Retrograde Almanac

This is a year-by-year timetable to the astrological planetary retrograde cycles. Times given are Central Standard Time, so adjust accordingly.

 

A retrograde starts when it says “Stations retrograde” and the retrograde ends when it says “Stations direct”. On either side of the actual retrograde period is something called the “retrograde shadow” which isn’t the same as the actual retrograde but does carry whiffs of the themes pertaining to each individual retrograde.

 

The retrograde shadows are more relevant to Mercury, Venus and Mars. Most of the slower moving planets spend about half a year every year in retrograde motion, so those planets retrogrades are more potent at the retrograde station and direct station. Mercury retrogrades more often than any other planet, so you’ll see at least three Mercury retrogrades per year and sometimes four.

 

Retrograde periods for 2017:

 

Mercury ~

Enters its retrograde shadow March 27th, 2017, @ 24 degrees Aries
Stations retrograde April 9th, 2017, 6:14 PM @ 4 degrees Taurus
Stations direct May 3rd, 2017, 11:33 AM @ 24 degrees Aries
Leaves retrograde shadow May 20th, 2017 @ 4 degrees Taurus

 

Enters retrograde shadow July 24th, 2017 @ 28 degrees Leo
Stations retrograde August 12th, 2017, 8:00 PM @ 11 degrees Virgo
Stations direct September 5th, 2017, 6:29 AM @ 28 degrees Leo
Leaves retrograde shadow September 19th, 2017 @ 11 degrees Virgo

 

Enters retrograde shadow November 14th, 2017 @ 13 degrees Sagittarius
Stations retrograde December 3rd, 2017, 1:34 AM @ 29 degrees Sagittarius
Stations direct December 22nd, 2017, 7:50 PM @ 13 degrees Sagittarius
Leaves retrograde shadow January 10th, 2018 @ 29 degrees Sagittarius

 

Venus ~

Enters retrograde shadow January 30th, 2017 @ 26 degrees Pisces
Stations retrograde March 4th, 2017, 3:08 AM @ 13 degrees Aries
Stations direct April 15th, 2017, 5:18 AM @ 26 degrees Pisces
Leaves retrograde shadow May 18th, 2017 @ 13 degrees Aries

 

Jupiter ~

Enters retrograde shadow November 10th, 2016 @ 13 degrees Libra
Stations retrograde February 6th, 2017, 0:52 AM @ 23 degrees Libra
Stations direct June 9th, 2017, 9:04 AM @ 13 degrees Libra
Leaves retrograde shadow September 6th, 2017 @ 23 degrees Libra

 

Saturn ~

Enters retrograde shadow December 30th, 2016 @ 21 degrees Sagittarius
Stations retrograde April 5th, 2017, 5:50 AM @ 27 degrees Sagittarius
Stations direct August 25th, 2017, 7:08 AM @ 21 degrees Sagittarius
Leaves retrograde shadow December 1st, 2017 @ 27 degrees Sagittarius

 

Uranus ~

Enters retrograde shadow April 15th, 2017 @ 24 degrees Aries
Stations retrograde August 3rd, 2017, 0:31 AM @ 28 degrees Aries
Stations direct January 2nd, 2018, 8:10 AM @ 24 degrees Aries
Leaves retrograde shadow April 19th, 2018 @ 28 degrees Aries

 

Neptune ~

Enters retrograde shadow February 23rd, 2017 @ 11 degrees Pisces
Stations retrograde June 16th, 2017, 6:10 AM @ 14 degrees Pisces
Stations direct November 22nd, 2017, 8:20 AM @ 11 degrees Pisces
Leaves retrograde shadow March 13th, 2018 @ 14 degrees Pisces

 

Pluto ~

Enters retrograde shadow December 29th, 2016 @ 16 degrees Capricorn
Stations retrograde April 20th, 2017, 7:49 AM @ 19 degrees Capricorn
Stations direct September 28th, 2017, 2:35 PM @ 16 degrees Capricorn
Leaves retrograde shadow January 18th, 2018 @ 19 degrees Capricorn

 

Chiron ~

Enters its retrograde shadow March 24th, 2018 @ 24 degrees Pisces
Stations retrograde July 1st, 2017, 2:09 AM @ 28 degrees Pisces
Stations direct December 5th, 2017, 3:46 AM @ 24 degrees Pisces
Leaves its retrograde shadow March 13th, 2018 @ 28 degrees Pisces

 

Retrograde periods for 2018:

 

Mercury ~

Enters retrograde shadow March 8th, 2018 @ 4 degrees Aries
Stations retrograde March 22nd, 2018, 7:18 PM @ 16 degrees Aries
Stations direct April 15th, 2018, 4:21 AM @ 4 degrees Aries
Leaves retrograde shadow May 3rd, 2018 @ 16 degrees Aries

 

Enters retrograde shadow July 7th, 2018 @ 11 degrees Leo
Stations retrograde July 26th, 2018, 2:22 AM @ 23 degrees Leo
Stations direct August 18th, 2018, 11:24 PM @ 11 degrees Leo
Leaves retrograde shadow September 2nd, 2018 @ 23 degrees Leo

 

Enters retrograde shadow October 28th, 2018 @ 27 degrees Scorpio
Stations retrograde November 16th, 2018, 7:33 PM @ 13 degrees Sagittarius
Stations direct December 6th, 2018, 3:22 PM @ 27 degrees Scorpio
Leaves retrograde shadow December 24th, 2018 @ 13 degrees Sagittarius

 

Venus ~

Enters retrograde shadow September 2nd, 2018 @ 25 degrees Libra
Stations retrograde October 5th, 2018, 2:04 PM @ 10 degrees Scorpio
Stations direct November 16th, 2018, 4:51 AM @ 25 degrees Libra
Leaves retrograde shadow December 17th, 2018 @ 10 degrees Scorpio

 

Mars ~

Enters retrograde shadow May 12th, 2018 @ 28 degrees Capricorn
Stations retrograde June 26th, 2018, 4:04 PM @ 9 degrees Aquarius
Stations direct August 27th, 2018, 9:05 AM @ 28 degrees Capricorn
Leaves retrograde shadow October 8th, 2018 @ 9 degrees Aquarius

 

Jupiter ~

Enters retrograde shadow December 12th, 2017 @ 13 degrees Scorpio
Stations retrograde March 8th, 2018, 10:45 PM @ 23 degrees Scorpio
Stations direct July 10th, 2018, 12:02 PM @ 13 degrees Scorpio
Leaves retrograde shadow October 6th, 2018 @ 23 degrees Scorpio

 

Saturn ~

Enters retrograde shadow January 10th, 2018 @ 2 degrees Capricorn
Stations retrograde April 17th, 2018, 8:46 PM @ 9 degrees Capricorn
Stations direct September 6th, 2018, 6:08 AM @ 2 degrees Capricorn
Leaves retrograde shadow December 12th, 2018 @ 9 degrees Capricorn

 

Uranus ~

Enters retrograde shadow April 20th, 2018 @ 28 degrees Aries
Stations retrograde August 7th, 2018, 11:50 AM @ 2 degrees Taurus
Stations direct January 6th, 2019, 2:26 PM @ 28 degrees Aries
Leaves retrograde shadow April 23rd, 2019 @ 2 degrees Taurus

 

Neptune ~

Enters retrograde shadow February 26th, 2018 @ 13 degrees Pisces
Stations retrograde June 18th, 2018, 6:26 PM @ 16 degrees Pisces
Stations direct November 24th, 2018, 7:08 PM @ 13 degrees Pisces
Leaves retrograde shadow March 15th, 2019 @ 16 degrees Pisces

 

Pluto ~

Enters retrograde shadow December 31st, 2017 @ 18 degrees Capricorn
Stations retrograde April 22nd, 2018, 10:25 AM @ 21 degrees Capricorn
Stations direct September 30th, 2018, 9:03 PM @ 18 degrees Capricorn
Leaves retrograde shadow January 21st, 2019 @ 21 degrees Capricorn

 

Chiron ~

Enters retrograde shadow February 27th, 2018 @ 27 degrees Pisces
Stations retrograde July 4th, 2018, 11:46 PM @ 2 degrees Aries
Stations direct December 9th, 2018, 1:52 AM @ 27 degrees Pisces
Leaves retrograde shadow March 26th, 2019 @ 2 degrees Aries

 

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