2023 Planetary Retrograde

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 2023 :

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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Direct Jan 1 , 2023 23° Jan 18, 2023 08° 17
Direct Jan 18, 2023 08° Apr 21, 2023 15° 93
Retrograde Apr 21, 2023 15° May 15, 2023 05° 24
Direct May 15, 2023 05° Aug 23, 2023 21° 100
Retrograde Aug 23, 2023 21° Sep 15, 2023 08° 23
Direct Sep 15, 2023 08° Dec 13, 2023 08° 89
Retrograde Dec 13, 2023 08° Jan 01, 2024 22° 19

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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 weeks. When 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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Direct Jan 1, 2023 27° Jul 23, 2023 28° 203
Retrograde Jul 23 , 2023 28° Sep 04, 2023 12° 43
Direct Sep 04, 2023 12° Jan 01, 2024 02° 119

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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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Retrograde Jan 1 , 2023 09° Jan 12, 2023 08° 11
Direct Jan 12, 2023 08° Jan 01, 2024 27° 354

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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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Direct Jan 1 , 2023 01° sep 4, 2023 15° 246
Retrograde Sep 4, 2023 15° Dec 31, 2023 05° 118
Direct Dec 31, 2023 05° Jan 1, 2024 05° 1

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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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Direct Jan 1 , 2023 22° Jun 17, 2023 07° 167
Retrograde Jun 17, 2023 07° Nov 4, 2023 00° 140
Direct Nov 4, 2023 00° Jan 1, 2024 03° 58

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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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Retrograde Jan 1 , 2023 15° Jan 22, 2023 14° 21
Direct Jan 22, 2023 14° Aug 29, 2023 23° 219
Retrograde Aug 29, 2023 23° Jan 1, 2024 19° 125

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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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Direct Jan 1 , 2023 22° Jun 30, 2023 27° 180
Retrograde Jun 30, 2023 27° Dec 6, 2023 24° 159
Direct Dec 6, 2023 24° Jan 1, 2024 25° 26

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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 From To Days
Date Sign and Degree Date Sign and Degree
Direct Jan 1 , 2023 27° May 1, 2023 00° 120
Retrograde May 1, 2023 00° Oct 11, 2023 27° 163
Direct Oct 11, 2023 27° Jan 1, 2024 29° 82

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