Retrograde Planets 2013

Retrograde Planets 2013Retrograde planets are a popular topic in astrology and there is some controversy about the general meaning. For example, Vedic astrologers see retrograde motion as a beneficial influence, while Western astrologers focus on the negatives, such as lost baggage or missing mail when Mercury is retrograde. I prefer to interpret each retrograde phase based on the aspects and fixed stars from the beginning to the end of the retrograde cycle (the shadow zone). On this page you will find the dates for the retrograde cycles this year. For the inner planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars, I have links to detailed posts about the current retrograde cycle.

Retrograde” literally means opposite or reverse, so a planet in retrograde motion appears to be moving in reverse. Planets do not of course move backwards, and the apparent reverse motion is due to the elliptical orbits of the earth and planets. Regardless of the astronomy, the main point is that from where we stand, planets DO appear to move backwards from time to time so we should expect this to have some astrological affect on our lives. Generally we feel the energy of retrograde planets in a more introspective or reserved manner than usual, and there may be a karmic theme or feeling of deja vu depending on the nature of the planet.

The feeling of deja vu may also be because the retrograde planet will go over a certain degree three times over. People who experience this feeling strongest will be those who have a key planet or angle at this spot. For example; Ones IC is hit three times and you are looking to move home. Hit 1 you may see the house you want to buy, hit 2 (Retrograde) may be when you have to go through surveys and making sure everything is fine to buy it, this will mean re-evaluating finances, whatever you have to do you are always double checking, hit 3 may be when you finally get the go ahead to move and the issue is resolved. Retrogrades give us the chance to really get our teeth onto a matter, because we are forced to go over old ground again and again. This may get frustrating and tedious, but ultimately it is very useful, for tackling something karmic we may have been avoiding and that we have to address once and for all.

2013 Retrograde Planets














February 23, 2013

June 26, 2013

October 21, 2013

December 21, 2013

October 31, 2013

November 1, 2012

November 7, 2013

February 19, 2013

July 17, 2013

June 7, 2013

April 12, 2013


19º Pis 52′

23º Can 06′

18′ Sco 23′

18º Cap 23′

28º Vir 58′

03º Gem 44′

20º Can 30′

11º Sco 31′

12º Ari 31′

05º Pis 22′

11º Cap 25′


March 17, 2013

July 20, 2013

November 11, 2013

January 31, 2014

February 4, 2014

February 5, 2013

March 6, 2014

July 8, 2013

December 17, 2013

November 13, 2013

September 20, 2013


05º Pis 38′

13º Can 22′

02º Sco 31′

02º Sag 30′

00º Sco 03′

19º Gem 45′

10º Can 26′

04º Sco 49′

08º Ari 35′

02º Pis 34′

08º Cap 59′

Retrograde Planets 2012

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Author: Marina Macario

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  1. I had a faced serious issues during last Mercury retrograde; being Aries, I hd a severe accident of car but I got unhurt and my pc got virus etc on very 1st day of retrograde.

    I have felt 10 June 1st day of retrograde a sign of retrograde for my boss wrote me a tough email that has started severe pressure on me. but I am enjoying this ride!

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