At any one time, our observation will show planets to be either `moving direct’ or `moving backwards’ – the Retrograde motion. (This is explained in my earlier blog. Read it here).
From 30th January we have had a clear 2+ weeks, where no planets in Solar system were retrograding. This period has now ended, with Saturn already beginning to retrograde in the sign of Scorpio today (19th Feb’13). And in a few days, on 23rd Feb’13, Mercury will begin its retrograde in the sign of Pisces.
The next time we will get a clear retrograde-Free period (where all the planets in our Solar system are going direct) will occur in almost 3 years time.
Here are the dates for future Retrograde-Free durations.
30 Jan – 17 Feb 2013 (17 days) – Just ended!
26 Dec’15 – 4Jan’16 (10 days).
8 Jan – 5 Feb 2017 (27 days)
2 Jan -7 March 2018 (2 months!)
5 Jan – 4 March 2019 (2 months!)
Now some people may think that `their planet’ won’t be retrograding all the time and so they won’t be having such a long wait. However, bear in mind that when a personal astrological chart is erected and current positions of planets are placed on that, each planet is going to be in an important house-position of a person’s chart (even if a particular planet is not their ruling planet!). So when ever one goes retrograde in a house position (say 5th house – of romance, creativity.. 2nd house of finances etc) …that area of your life will be influenced in a challenging way (most of the time).
So effectively, for the next 3 years, without any exceptions, we are all going to be having challenging times…in one part of our life or another.
From time to Time, I’ll provide forecasts – difficult and easy days or periods to watch out for.