Hi all, here is the infographics I have created to show Retrograde motion of all the planets – their Zodiac positions & dates.
Mercury has 4 retrograde periods in 2016, with the 4th one just starting in late December.
Venus makes No retrograde motion in 2016 (compare to Mars that had no retro motion last year in 2015).
A total of 5 planets will be retrograding at the same time between 28th April to 8th May (of course some of them start or end their retrograde motion before or after these dates..). Those planets are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto. We can expect quite a lot of challenges at that time.. as normally we only get 4 planets retrograding at one point or other. That said, next year in 2018, there will be a few weeks where 6 planets will be retrograding !
I’ll type up the actual dates for all the planetary retrograde motions (same info on graph..but typed here) in a few days so come check again soon.
I have used data from `American Ephemeris 2000 to 2050′ (2nd ed. ACS Publications).
Well, it’s the `End of the World’ season…what with Doom-mongers claiming that on 21st December 2012, the world is going to end…because the Mayan Calender is coming to the end!
(ahem.. `our Calenders’ come to an end every year on 31st December, and we go out and buy a new one to track and tick-off for the following year..or just scroll forward on an electronic one..or just draw a grid of 7 x 5 boxes on a blank pieces of paper, and pencil in the dates 1, 2, 3,…28,29,30..and label in `January…’ and so on)
I accidentally came cross the Mayan Calender – the hieroglyphs – many years ago…in Sutton Library in a book (and remember photocopying some pictures to study at home later.. because at that time I was already fascinated by the Egyptian hieroglyphs and was already learning their alphabet.. so the Maya one had to wait.. ). About a year ago, shortly after launching the `Gaian Times Magazine’ – I had a renewed interest in learning the Maya glyphs, to really learn it so I can work out those for my self.. but there has not been much free time for such involved studies.. But it remains one of my long term interests…
One thing I did do …few years ago …was to look at the astrology & planetary positions for 21st December 2012.. In fact I looked at the positions of the whole year of 2012.. and juts could not find ANY multiple line-ups or alignments of planets in our Solar system for 2012… especially for 21st December 2012.. that would ( at the every least, astrologically) indicate any sort of `end’. Nearest I found – which I have blogged about – are the Uranus-Pluto transit.. and they are more `astrological’ that `astronomical’.
Here below is an astrological chart with positions of the planets for 21st dec’12. Now at an initial look, it may freak some people out because it looks like 4-5 planets are all `lining up’ at the top. But this is just a graphical illusion. On an astrological chart, all the planets are plotted on a single circle.. and it does not take into account if a planet is near Earth or far away. Remember that in charts, the Earth is taken to be `at the centre’. (symbol of circle with cross inside is Earth). To show distances of planets from one another, we need a `plane view’ (from `above’ if you like.. ) of the Solar system! Doing an actual scale diagram with exact distances and such will take a lot of time.. (easy if you have a NASA computer!)..But I took a short cut..
Here (below) now is a very quickly done graphics showing the `relative orbital positions of the planets’ for the date of 21st December 2012 (I used the astrological positions, ie planets in signs, displaced the Sun with Earth, drew 9 circles for 9 orbits – not to scale- and put each planet in the relative angular directions from Earth, in subsequent orbits ..to arrive at this diagram.. very crude.. but it gives a quick view of where plants will be).
And you can clearly see – that there are NO grand lining up of any planets. They are just `all over the place’ .
Here are 2 Astrological charts drawn for the planetary positions – on the days of the upcoming Solar Eclipse (20th May’12) and Lunar Eclipse (4th June’12).
Normally a Chart is created for a particular person or an event – but with an exact location (town, country) and an exact time in mind. In this case, I have made it an equal house system, and created it with Aries as the 1st house (this is usually what Astrologers do when looking at each Sun-sign for their weekly or daily forecasts!)
I’ll edit this blog entry and insert planetary positions later (at what degree each planet is in a particular zodiac!) .
For now, here are the charts.
What you might like to do: (for those following the `Eclipse Magical working‘ : You can copy these charts, then print them and mark your own birth chart data .. to see what relationships (aspects) your natal planets are forming with the planets on these days. – Mani