Planets Retrograde in 2019 Dates, Effects

Mercury Retrograde 2019 Dates Horoscope or birth chart of every person is created on the position of planets at the time of birth and place. The planets move on the zodiac belt and as per their position at the time of birth, zodiac sign of persons are determined. These zodiac signs determine the astrology predictions from ancient times. Science predicted the perfect way of movements only in recent centuries. But it was astrology which determined their movements from time immemorial.

Normal Motion Of Planets

The sun is the stable planet and all the other planets rotate on their own axis and around the sun. Every day Earth finishes one full rotation clockwise on its own axis in 24 days. It takes one year or 365 days for Earth to finish one full rotation around the sun clockwise. Likewise, all the 9 planets complete clockwise rotations. When the planets start moving in the opposite direction, it is called retrograde in planets. Astrological predictions for these reverse rotations were determined by Vedic culture from ancient times even before it was discovered by science.

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General Effects Of Retrograde Motion

Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary or on the reverse or backside is bad news. But as per astrology, even this motion signifies good and bad astrological effects as per zodiac signs. Except for the sun and moon which do not experience retrograde motion while other planets maintain a period of retrograde in their rotations around the sun. Hence except for Cancer and Leo, whose ruling planets are Sun and Moon, all have different levels of challenging effects as per the period of retrogrades.

In certain times the retrograde motion in planets appears due to the Earth's own position and movements. Retrograde motion in planets makes them stay in a particular zodiac sign for a longer period. The following list is the retrograde periods in the coming year 2019.

Common Retrograde Motions Of Planets

  • Most of the planets will retrograde at least once in the year. Jupiter and Uranus retrograde take approximately ¼ of the year or 4 months approximately.
  • The higher planets like Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto retrograde nearly half the year or for about 6 months. The retrograde period of Pluto is 200 days.
  • Mercury is the most important planet which retrogrades and for each retrograde cycle it takes 20 days and happens 3 to 4 times a year.
  • Venus retrogrades twice in three years or 18 months once.
  • Mars retrogrades only once in two years.

Planets Retrograde Motions And Their Effects On Horoscope

The 7 planets excluding Sun and Moon have retrograde periods and their effects on 12 zodiac signs in their respective houses are given below:

  • Mercury

"Mercury retrograde" is the much-hyped phrase in today's astrology. This is because it retrogrades more than any other planet in a given year. The quick movement of this planet makes it have 3 to 4 retrograde periods per year with a duration of approximately 20 days for each retrograde cycle. In the coming year, mercury has three retrograde periods which include

  • March 5 – March 28: 23 days
  • July 8 – August 1: 25 days
  • October 31 - November 21: 21 days

Gemini and Virgo natives, whose ruling planet is mercury, will suffer from misunderstandings and confusion in communication during the retrograde period of 68 days next year. Mercury is a planet which highlights communication and could bring in negative influence during the retrograde period. Decision making is commonly challenged during the retrograde period of mercury.

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  • Venus

Taurus and Libra natives ruled by the planet Venus does not have to worry about the retrograde period of Venus. This is because Venus does not turn retrograde in 2019

  • Jupiter

The retrograde period of Jupiter planet in 2019 is 123 days from April 10th to August 11th. Sagittarius natives, who are ruled by Jupiter, will possess unimaginable abilities and become capable of completing tasks that could have not been possible in other days. It is a good time for the Sagittarius natives for retrospection of their life for a better future.

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  • Mars

Aries natives ruled by Mars planet face no issues with retrograde of Mars because there isn't one in for Mars in 2019.

  • Saturn

April 30th to September 18th of 2019 is the retrograde period of 141 days. Capricorn natives with Saturn or Shani as their ruling planet should reorganize and restructure their life with long-term goals and should relate to others in a responsible manner. Saturn is the planet of justice. The magnitude of its impact could change drastically during the retrograde period.

  • Pluto

162 retrograde days of Pluto planet is a good time to reflect on how the Scorpio natives can go with change and transformation. Pluto spends nearly 21 years in each sign of the Zodiac and takes nearly 250 years to do a complete revolution around the sun.

  • Uranus

Uranus spends nearly 7 years in each sign of the zodiac and takes 84 years for a complete revolution around the sun. Almost the entire first 8 months of 2019 are direct period and 147 days are retrograde for Aquarius natives in 2019. January 1st to Jan 6th and August 12th to December 31st are the retrograde periods for Uranus in 2019. This is the time for Aquarius natives to focus on their freedom from various worldly worries and commitments.

  • Neptune

The retrograde period of 146 days in 2019 for Neptune ruled Pisces natives marks the time for inner tranquility and spirituality. Future should be the focus during this period. The retrograde period is from June 21st to November 27th in 2019 for Neptune which takes 164 years to do a complete revolution around the sun, which makes it spend nearly 14 years in each sign of the zodiac.

The above retrograde dates of all the planets will help in doing and avoiding certain activities to make life beautiful and meaningful.