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2022 Retrograde Planets


The graphics below show the key dates and degrees for a planet’s retrograde.

  • The grey lines show the shadow periods, during which the themes of the retrograde either start to emerge (pre-shadow) or are resolved (post-shadow).
  • The yellow line is when the planet appears to go backwards and re-traces the same degrees it had already covered, marking the need to revisit and rework whatever surfaced before.
  • The most turbulent times are a few days either side of a ‘station’ – when the planet in question appears to slow down to a standstill and its effects are felt most strongly. This happens either before the apparent backwards movement (Station Retrograde or Rx) or when the retrograde motion ends (Station Direct).
  • For Mercury and Venus, the dates and degrees in yellow indicate cazimi, which is the exact (17′ or less) conjunction with the Sun. This is a moment of great clarity and marks a symbolic turning point at the exact middle of the backwards motion.
  • On the other hand, superior planets (from Mars outwards) oppose the Sun when they reach the middle of the retrograde. While still significant, the effect is not as revelatory as a cazimi.

Mercury Retrograde Dates and Degrees
Mercury Retrograde Dates and Degrees
Mercury Retrograde Dates and Degrees
Mercury Retrograde Dates and Degrees
Venus Retrograde Dates and Degrees
Mars Retrograde Dates and Degrees

Jupiter

Jupiter Retrograde Dates and Degrees

Saturn

Saturn Retrograde Dates and Degrees

Uranus

Uranus Retrograde Dates and Degrees

Neptune

Neptune Retrograde Dates and Degrees

Pluto

Pluto Retrograde Dates and Degrees