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  4. Learn About Planets Retrograde
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  1. Mercury Retrograde and What it Means for You. By Susan Miller April 19th, 2016 You may have heard friends say, “Oh, no – Mercury is about to retrograde again!” If you don’t know astrology, you may have wondered what they were talking about.
  2. When moving in retrograde, though, the planet challenges us to act with greater wisdom but not necessarily back away from pursuing new goals. Leslie McGuirk suggests we should not blame Mercury retrograde for every failure, and that the study of astrology is about what it means to be human.
  3. The first Mercury Retrograde of 2020 begins with the Pre-Shadow in Aquarius on February 2, 2020 at approx. 8:41 am Universal Time., 3:41 am EST, 10:41 pm PST, on Feb 1. Mercury goes Retrograde in Pisces (12º 53') on February 17 at 12:54 am Universal Time, and on Feb 16 at 8:54 pm EDT and 5:54 PDT.
  4. A community for asking questions about your birth chart, or astrology in general. Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. User account menu. Since Pluto, ruled by scorpio, is going into retrograde on the 27th, what does that mean for people that have a Pluto scorpio in.

According to astrologer Helen Frost, how you channel said energy during Mercury retrograde is pivotal. What does retrograde do to humans? With its retrograde (read backward) energy, this period often draws your personal energy into the past. That doesn’t mean you need to get lost in it, however.

Introductionto Astrology

by Michael McClain
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HemispherePlanetsin housesSymbols

Aboutastrology and thehoroscope

Youmay be at the stage of asking, 'What is a horoscope?' What isastrology all about? If so, you're going to find theanswers here. Tobegin, the horoscope is a map that appears as a two dimensional chart.It shows the position of the Sun, the Moon, and planets at the precisemoment of your birth. The Sun, the Moon, and the planets are frozen intheir position at thatinitial moment of birth. That is why this type of horoscope is known asthe birth chart, astrology chart, or the natal chart. Thischart becomes the basis for all that follows.A correct interpretation ofthesebirth positions, your astrology horoscope, exposes much about you. Itcan be thought of as the'hand' that has been 'dealt' in life. This doesn't suggest that yourlife has already been decided. An astrology horoscope can never showhow you aregoing to 'play' this hand. It's largely up to you to decide that. Whileyou usually have the freedom of choice or free will, the horoscope doesreflect the natural inclinations you have, the lessons you have tolearn, the issues to be faced, and the problems to be solved. It may bethought of as merely an abstract formula showing the energies you'vebeen given, or perhaps tasked. The use that you make of these energies,or opportunities, if you will, depends upon you, theindividual.
Astrology can provide incredible keys tounderstanding yourself, or those around you, but it doesn'tnecessarily provide clear and simplistic answers to any problems withwhich you may be dealing. Obtaining information about your horoscopemay give you some insights and understanding of the reasons why youbehave as you do.

Tohave the horoscope of another revealed allows the reader to understandthat person better. You can see and understand him or her moreaccurately, objectively, and with a much greater tolerance.Understanding your horoscope may allow you to more clearly understandand accept yourself, and therefore do what you can with your naturalattributes.AstrologyInformationAvailable hereThissite is a little bit like a textbook on astrology. It has alotof chapters and much detail. First, you'll need toget acopyof your horoscope or natal chart. There are a number of sitesonline that offer free horoscope charts. A good site forproviding a free chart is https://alabe.com/freechart/. You'll need to provide yourname,dateof birth, the time of birth (preferably from your birth certificate)and the place of birth, like city/state. If you have troublefiguring it out, you can write to me at Michael @astrology-numerology.com providing ALL of the info mentioned above, andI will try to prepare a chart for you as time permits. Remember,I live in the US where we do the date different than most of the restof the world. Here the date is usually submitted asMM-DD-YYYY. I may be a little slow getting these out if I get very manyrequests.
Afteryou obtain a copy of your horoscope, youwill be ready to dive into the many mini readings that will begin todraw a special word picture unique to you or the individual whose chartyou are focusing on today.
The site features many pages containing enough astrology content tofill a large textbook. Chapters include the Sun, the Moon andthe planets in signs; the Sun, the Moon, and the planets inhouses; info on the ascendant sign (rising sign), and the sign on thecusp of all of the horoscope houses. Learn about thecombination of your Sun and Moon, and how all of the planets in aspectbehave. There's lots of information about relationships,synastry, and the meaning of his planets in your horoscope houses. In addition to these main chapters, find plenty of pages onspecialty subjects such as retrograde planets, astrology elements, thegreat ages (age of Aquarius, age of Pisces), lunar nodes, Chiron andmore.
Ihope you enjoy your visit. If you do, please tell a friendand/orlink us up to the social network of friends. Thank you.
Michael McClain

AstrologyIndex, a quick rundown, and links to the astrology you'll find here


What'smy sign? Here's where you find out. Not just yourSun sign,but all of them; Sun, Moon, Mercury, Vernus, Mars and more. Anice reading on every one.

Astrologyhouses(house cusps)

DoesWhatdo you mean by houses and house cusps in a horoscope? A minireadon every one of the houses influenced by every one of the signs.

Planetsin the houses

Here'swhere you find out what those hard-working planets are doing for you. What influence they have on you? Learn aboutthem inyour horoscope today.

RisingSigns/House cusps

What's your rising sign, i.e.ascendant? Learn about the ascendant and the complete cuspoverlay.


In astrology, an'aspect' is a geometric relationshipbetween two planets. Aspects are important in analyzing ahoroscope because they seem to make the two connected planets functiontogether. Read about the aspects in your horoscope here.


T-squares, Yods, Stellium and more -what is this all about?

AstrologyModes (thequadruplicities)

The mode of activity relatesto the manner that a person adapts tocircumstances in his/her environment. These modes of activity aresometimes referred to as the quadruplicities. Modes orquadruplicities are divided into three groups of four planets each.


Quickly grasp the key sense ofeach of the signs using our keywords and phrases.


An easy guide tothe most important symbols used in the astrology language. What does house or planet 'ruler' mean. Learn them in a hurry.

Anglesof the Horoscope

Lean the popular terms for theaspects of the natal horoscope. Just where is that mediumcoeli anyway?

Astrologyrelationships (synastry)

Arewe compatible? Find out here. Get an explanationabout howit all works, look at synastry aspects, partner's planets in houses,and much more.

Astrologyelements (the Triplicities)

Fire, Air, Earth,and Water, the four elements,sometimes called the Triplicities, play an important part in astrology. Find out about them.

The Sunand Moon Combinations

What Does Mars Retrograde Mean In Astrology

You know your Sun sign, andmaybe your Moon sign, andnow you can learn how they work together. On this page you'llfind144 minireadings for each combination.

TheGreat Ages

Learn how the world ischanging as we make the transition for the Pisces age to the Aquariusage.

What Does Retrograde Mean In Astrology Moon

TheAsteroid Chiron

Not quite a planet, but maybeit once was. Learn a bit about fastinating Chiron.

Hemisphere Influence

What Does Retrograde Mean In Astrology Sign

Where are the planets in yourastrology chart, which hemisphere, and what does that mean?

Learn About Planets Retrograde


How can planets be going the wrongdirection?

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Is There A Planet In Retrograde

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What do we mean by “retrograde” and “station?”
Retrogrades and stations are particular kinds of planetary transits. Retrograde means “backwards.” Its opposite is direct, which means “forwards.” Station means “stationary.” Astrologers use these words to describe the movements of planets in the sky and to interpret their meaning for those of us here on Earth.

Each year, all the planets from fast-moving Mercury to ponderously slow Pluto go through periods when they appear to be moving backwards. Astrologers are aware that the planets never really travel backwards—retrograde motion is a factor of our viewpoint from Earth. But astrologers also know that a planetary transit has a distinct feel depending whether the planet is retrograde or direct.

The changes in motion from direct to retrograde and retrograde to direct are called “stations.” A forward-moving planet will slow down, come to a stop and then begin moving backwards; a retrograde planet will do the same in reverse. Planetary stations are transits we all experience, and they can have a lot of drama attached to them. This is why I like to call them “pivotal days—” because the planet is literally pivoting in the sky and we humans here on Earth are having corresponding pivotal experiences.

There are six slow-moving planets in our sky that make very interesting life experience for us here on Earth when they pivot. These are Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Each of these six planets turns retrograde once a year and then direct again several months later, thus there are twelve Pivotal Days. (Why “Chiron” and what is it anyway? See this.) You can read about all these planets and their yearly stations here:
This Year’s Stations of Pluto
This Year’s Stations of Neptune
This Year’s Stations of Uranus
This Year’s Stations of Chiron
This Year’s Stations of Saturn
This Year’s Stations of Jupiter

There are also three fast-moving planets that pivot, and we go through interesting changes during their retrograde periods. They are Mercury, Venus and Mars. Mercury goes through a retrograde period about three weeks long every four months, thus three times a year. Venus goes through a retrograde period about six weeks long every year and a quarter. And Mars goes through a retrograde period about twelve weeks long every two or two and a quarter years.

If you’ve heard the word “retrograde” before, it was probably because Mercury was retrograde, and your friends or coworkers were complaining about it. The reason you never hear about “Mercury direct” is because Mercury is usually direct, and we take the efficiency that’s possible at that time for granted. When Mercury goes retrograde, things get complicated and we’re often unready. Knowing when Mercury will go retrograde next can help you prepare to not only weather this difficult period, but actually get use out of it.

People complain about Mercury retrograde so much that Venus and Mars retrograde periods may be completely ignored, but understanding them is important as well, because Venus affects relationships and Mars affects energy, will and drive. Read about them all here:
This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades
This Year’s Venus Retrograde
This Year’s Juno Retrograde
This Year’s Mars Retrograde

To find out more about other astrological events happening in 2021, such as eclipses and planetary conjunctions, see this: Transits in the Year 2021.

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