All of these areas of life are affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state. Decision-making is challenged during Mercury retrograde. Needless to say, it is not advised to sign contracts, engage in important decision-making, or launch a new business. Delays and challenges are more probable with Mercury retrograde. This period is best used for re-organizing and reflecting. Watch what you say, because it may not come out, or be received, the way you intended.
Double-check that the person who uttered those words really meant it the way you thought they did!
Mercury is retrograde from October 31 to November 20, , in the sign of Scorpio. Times are Eastern. 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.
December 12 — Full Moon in Gemini : Embrace the power of the twins, as the moon harnesses their power, with a full moon meditation of self-love and acceptance. As the planet of love and values, Venus retrograde periods are times when we re-assess what—and who—we value. Outer planet transits in the year , excerpted from the Day Watch Report Package. As mentioned before, eclipses are emotional times often full of surprises, so it's safest to stay in with people you trust and lay low. With the Moon in Cancer-Cancer they always seem to be constantly churning inside. The position angle is the direction of Mercury with respect to the center of the Sun's disk as measured counterclockwise from the celestial north point on the Sun.
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.
Saturn Retrograde Cycle in Starts April 29, 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.
Neptune Retrograde Cycle Starts June 20, The existing relationships will proceed in the normal parameters. And in case of new relationships, it is unlikely for them to evolve in some stormy passions or who knows what turbulences that could significantly affect the existence of the natives. The feelings and passion of Scorpio are going to reach maximum levels this year, and this can only be a good thing, especially in love.
Since , for many years, Neptune has been in Pisces. In December , Saturn also returned home, in Capricorn. In November , Jupiter also moved in Sagittarius. Take full advantage of these periods that display a maximum of planetary energy to complete your big projects. On March 5, Mercury enters in a retrograde position for the first time in , and it will maintain its position until March Its influence will be powerful not only for Pisces, but also for the other two Water signs: Cancer and Scorpio.
Between July 8 and August 1, we can discuss about a period of introspection, reanalysis, reorganization, corrections and return to some projects, relationships, actions. It is not recommended to start new actions, to launch new projects or businesses. It is time to resume some discussion, to make some corrections to the projects that were started few years ago, to renegotiate contracts, partnerships and we can also restart some courses or change our minds about other courses, or friendships.
In October, Mercury will deliver a coup de grace: we will witness the recognition of the true values and the punishment of those who tried to take advantage of others for the past 27 years. The third period is when Mercury goes back to a direct trajectory, on November 20, in Scorpio.
It is the best time to concretize projects, to make the changes that we want and many things that we kept facing in the second part of July will start to clarify. We have more energy, as if we wish to recover a lost time, this being the perfect time for a new momentum. It will help you find solutions more easily and, because of its influence, you will be able to avoid games, drama and any complicated situations. This is a time when we can be more exigent in our social interactions. Our list of personal priorities includes choosing the people we want to surround ourselves with, but also what we want the most in our lives.
Scorpios have to be careful about how they spend their money every day, but also to the investments they make. Due to the fact that Pisces is one of the most passive zodiac signs, the planet of action is not quite at ease here.