Time for Social change: Some Retrograde News

Social planets retrograde 2013In about 3 days dynamic, rebellious, creative but also chaotic and disruptive plant Uranus ..is about to go retrograde in the sign of Aries! It joins the other 2 – Neptune & Pluto – which are already retrograding in Pisces and Capricorn respectively.

What does it mean?  Well, quite a bit.

In astrology, we categorise the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Moon and Sun) as personal `planets’, meaning their influences are rapid, and affect us personally.  Jupiter & Saturn are transpersonal planets, and influence the way we relate to one another.. and the outer planets – Uranus, Neptune & Pluto are Social / global planets.. They move much slower, and their influences / transits affect over longer time, and over all of humanity..   (generational influences!)

So when they all go retrograde, it means a lot of backwards looking, rethinking, re-planning, catching lost opportunities, finding errors and having the chance to correct them and so on.   Initially all these can and so feel like a lot of  unwanted change and pressure (stress!).  But the changes, if taken esoterically and on the chin, and worked through can result in far better harmonious living.. when those retrograde phases end and the planets go direct.

Now these ..each being a Social plant influence everyone on a collective level..  So when all are retrograding at the same time.. (for a good 2 months), that’s a lot of  influence and energy..  It’s not uncommon..  This happens every year..and for this year..it begins now!

Here are the time scales to be mindful of.

Uranus – Retrogrades-  from 18th July’13 to 18th December’13  (in Aries)

Neptune – already retrograding – from 7th June to 14th November’13 (in Pisces)

Pluto – already retrograding- from 18th April to 21st September’13 (in Capricorn)

You can see that the time between now (18th July) to 21st September’13, is when all 3 will be in retrograde motion..  That’s when the strongest influence will be!


Other planets retrograding

Saturn  – jut started to go Direct..and will stay that way for rest of 2013 (in Scorpio)

Jupiter – starts Retrograde on 7th November (in Cancer)

Mars – finished retrograde, so direct for rest of the year.

Venus – starts retrograde 22nd December’13 ( on Winter Solstice day…and covers the Christmas  2013 / New year 2014 period. It may not be a very social time!)

Mercury – currently retrograding, about to go direct on 21st July…but has another retro-period between 21st Oct-11th Nov’13.


I’ll cover these near the time for each one..  You can subscribe to this blog to keep up to date 🙂 

-Mani Navasothy


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