Timetable Of Planetary Retrogrades

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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. Read here for more info on planetary retrogrades.

 

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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