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All the planets in the Solar system move around the Sun as also the Earth. But from the earthly perspective it seems as if the earth is not moving, and all the planets are moving around the earth with it as the centre. This is just an optical illusion. Hence the planets appear to stop, go backward referred to as retrograde, stop again and go forward called as Direct motion. When the planets are in retrograde it is best to avoid new ventures and stick to routine jobs.



Find below the different planet retrograde details for the year 2018:

Mercury - Venus - Mars - Jupiter

Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto


Mercury Retrograde

Mercury-Retrograde

Mercury takes 88 days to do one complete revolution around the Sun. Mercury moves into retrograde three times per year, for anywhere between 19 to 24 days. When Mercury goes retrograde, mistakes, misunderstandings, problems in communication and transportation are likely. Do not sign contracts, nor buy new items, nor begin new projects. It is an excellent time to plan, research, and prepare for something that will happen later.

Mercury

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
10:56pm 04° Aries 47'
March 8th, 2018
Retrograde
08:12pm 16° Aries 54'
March 22nd, 2018
Direct
05:15am 04° Aries 47'
April 15th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
05:01pm 16° Aries 54'
May 3rd, 2018


Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
02:37pm 11° Leo 32'
July 7th, 2018
Retrograde
00:57am 23° Leo 27'
July 26th, 2018
Direct
00:18am 11° Leo 32'
August 19th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
01:39am 04° Leo 51'
September 2nd, 2018


Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
08:52pm 27° Scorpio 16'
October 28th, 2018
Retrograde
08:27pm 13° Sagittarius 30'
November 16th, 2018
Direct
04:23pm 27° Scorpio 16'
December 06th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
11:28am 13° Sagittarius 30'
December 24th, 2018


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Venus Retrograde

Venus-Retrograde

Venus takes 225 days to do a complete revolution around the Sun and is stationary for somewhere between a few hours or 3 or 4 days. Venus moves into retrograde every 18 months or so, and then stays that way for about 6 weeksWhen Venus goes retrograde, money and love areas are reviewed, and old relations could return to resume or to be completed. New love relationships may produce a change of heart when Venus goes direct. Investments done during the retrograde phase of Venus could lose in value.

Venus

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
11:20pm 25° Libra 15'
September 2nd, 2018
Retrograde
03:07pm 10° Scorpio 50'
October 5th, 2018
Direct
05:45am 25° Libra 15'
November 16th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
10:28pm 10° Scorpio 50'
December 17th, 2018

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Mars Retrograde

Mars-Retrograde

Mars takes approximately 2 years or 687 days to do a complete revolution around the Sun. Mars moves into retrograde every 2 years + 2 months, and then stays that way for about 55 to 80 days. When Mars goes retrograde, any direct action becomes difficult. Traveling within, finishing tasks left incomplete, redoing, renovating, and repairing will work better than pushing forwards with any new direct ventures.

Mars

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
01:52pm 28° Capricorn 37'
May 12th, 2018
Retrograde
04:41pm 09° Aquarius 13'
June 26th, 2018
Direct
10:19am 28° Capricorn 37'<
August 27th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
02:30pm 09° Aquarius 13'
october 8th, 2018

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Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter-Retrograde


Jupiter takes around 12 years to do a complete revolution around the Sun.

Jupiter goes retrograde every year for around 120 days. When Jupiter goes retrograde it is good to review our visions, ideals, and belief systems in life.


Jupiter

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
03:29am 13° Scorpio 21'
December 12th, 2017
Retrograde
10:58pm 23° Scorpio 13'
March 8th, 2018
Direct
11:59am 13° Scorpio 21'
July 10th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
08:47pm 23° Scorpio 13'
October 6th, 2018

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Saturn Retrograde

Saturn-Retrograde


Saturn takes around 29.5 years to do a complete revolution around the Sun. Saturn goes into retrograde every year for around 140 days.
When Saturn goes retrograde it is a good time to revisit our relationship, work on long term goals, responsibilities and duties, is a time to restructure the way we manifest our reality, and find a new attitude towards obstacles..

Saturn

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
05:39pm 02° Capricorn 33'
January 10th, 2018
Retrograde
08:39pm 09° Capricorn 09'
April 17th, 2018
Direct
05:43am 02° Capricorn 33'
September 6th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
05:05pm 09° Capricorn 09'
December 12th, 2018

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Uranus Retrograde

Uranus-Retrograde


Uranus takes about 84 years to do a complete revolution around the Sun, thus spending about 7 years in each sign of the Zodiac.

Uranus moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 148 days. When Uranus goes retrograde our inner freedom is the focus.


Uranus

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
10:13am 28deg; Aries 36'
April 20th, 2018
Retrograde
09:20am 02° Taurus 34'
August 07th, 2018
Direct
01:13pm 28deg; Aries 36'
January 06th, 2019
Leaves Rx Zone
08:47am 02° Taurus 34'
April 23rd, 2019

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Neptune Retrograde

Neptune-Retrograde


Neptune takes about 164 years to do a complete revolution around the Sun, thus spending about 14 years in each sign of the Zodiac.

Neptune moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 150 days. When Neptune goes retrograde our spirituality, inner tranquility, and vision become the focus.

Neptune

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
01:43am 13° Pisces 42'
February 26th, 2018
Retrograde
03:44pm 16° Pisces 30'
June 18th, 2018
Direct
05:43pm 13° Pisces 42'
November 24th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
02:32pm 16° Pisces 30'
March 15th, 2019

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Pluto Retrograde

Pluto-Retrograde


Pluto takes 248 years to do a complete revolution around the Sun, thus spending on average about 21 years in each sign of the Zodiac. Pluto moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 5 or 6 months.

When Pluto goes retrograde it is good to reflect on how we are doing with change and transformation.

Pluto

Direction
Degree and Sign
Date
Enters Rx Zone
02:42am 18° Capricorn 41'
December 31st, 2017
Retrograde
06:07am 21° Capricorn 17'
April 22nd, 2018
Direct
05:37pm 18° Capricorn 41'
September 30th, 2018
Leaves Rx Zone
09:14am 21° Capricorn 17'
January 21st, 2019

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