If you scroll through some astrology pages on social media or read some posts, you might see something along the lines of “multiple planets are in retrograde,” therefore something is about to be disastrous.
It really couldn’t be further from the truth. For some odd reason, Mercury Retrograde, the infamous one is sort of the only retrograde that makes the planet change much in its inherent characteristic.
The other planets simply get stuck at a certain spot in the sky, fusing with the energy of other planets in harmonious or disharmonious ways wherever the planet happens to stay.
How a Retrograde Works
Retrograde is of course when a planet appears to move backward from Earth’s perspective, and it progresses in the opposite direction slightly back through the zodiac.
Studying your astrological sign can give you quite a lot of insight into your personality. You won’t believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you as well!
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The most significant part of any retrograde however, is when the planet is stuck in one position before and after.
The outer planets retrograde for several months every single year, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto / the dwarf planets.
Mercury retrogrades approximately 3 times a year, Venus retrogrades every year and a half or so, and Mars retrogrades every 2 years or so.
Eclipses actually happen “retrograde” throughout the zodiac, each year further back than before until the nodes, where eclipses happen, return to the same spot every 18 years.
What’s the most positive retrograde? Of course Jupiter, and where Jupiter gets stuck, this extended feeling of warmth, sociability, invulnerability to anything that goes on, expansion and growth will be present.
People born during the first week of any month will experience the best luck for the next three months.
Those born in the first week of December, June, April, and August will experience the very best luck during the next three months.
This is because Jupiter will be stuck in conjunction to your Sun if you were born the first week of December, Jupiter will be stuck opposing your Sun if you were born that week of June and Jupiter will trine your Sun if you were born during that time in April or August.
Here is how the Jupiter Retrograde will affect each sign.
Your sign is one of the most well aspected during the Jupiter Retrograde, with the planet stuck in extended positive aspect (trine) to your Sun, if you were born sometime around the first week of April (the center of your sign).
It should feel quite similar to some of the energetic, inspired, mentally energized and creative times you experienced in the past 7 years between 2011 and 2018, when Uranus was in your sign.