Mercury isn’t the only planet in retrograde during summer 2019, and for those who follow astrology closely, the number of retrogrades happening in the coming weeks may be intimidating. Six planets are, or will be, in retrograde before the summer ends, and each can have a unique impact on individuals, depending on their astrological chart. Here’s what you can expect from each of the planets in terms of your personal life, according to astrologers.
In Retrograde: July 7 to August 1
What It Means: Mercury is the most common planet to go into retrograde, and it does so a few times each year as its orbit passes earth. During Mercury retrograde, some people may find themselves unable to effectively communicate. Astrologers also generally recommend putting off big purchases or legal matters until after the planet’s orbit returns to normal.
Mercury’s retrogrades are considered particularly volatile because of how quickly the planet moves and its proximity to the Earth. This seems to mean that the planet’s manic energy can widely affect day to day life and amp up stress levels. The other planets on this list are not typically as strong in retrograde, though they do have their own effects.
In Retrograde: April 10 to August 11
What It Means: Jupiter retrograde doesn’t tend to cause too much harm. Instead, it ushers in a period of quiet reflection on events that have transpired throughout Jupiter’s normal orbit, according to astrologer Annabel Gat in conversation with Refinery29. This may be difficult while Mercury generates chaotic energy, but after the smallest planet leaves retrograde, people may experience a greater sense of peace and reflection through the start of August, according to Gat.
In Retrograde: April 30 to Sept 18
What It Means: Saturn retrograde tends to compliment Jupiter retrograde, according to Astrology.com. During Saturn’s reverse orbit, people may experience a sense of moving forward and evaluating the best next moves.
In Retrograde: August 21 to Jan 1
What It Means: Uranus isn’t in retrograde just yet, but can offer an atmosphere conducive to self-reflection, specifically in regard to relationships and life choices. If you are not able to face the music, however, Uranus retrograde has the potential to set you back in all areas and kill your creative drive, according to Astrology.com.
In Retrograde: June 21 to November 27
What It Means: Like the other retrogrades, Neptune retrograde offers the chance to reflect, this time on one’s spirituality. It’s a big trigger for psychic intuition, dreams and confusion, according to Hello Giggles. It can be difficult to break out of the Neptune retrograde fog, which some describe as muddling true feelings with confusing illusions. For some astrology-minded folks, Neptune retrograde may demand spending time to sort out your true feelings.RELATED STORIES
In Retrograde: April 24 to October 3
What It Means: Pluto may be one of the eeriest retrogrades, as it shines a light on the “shadow self,” or the side of ourselves we try to hide, according to Bustle. This means the things may reveal themselves against our will during the five months Pluto is in retrograde. Naturally, this also inspires a lot of reality checks and self-realization, astrologers say.
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