Retrograde

Similar: Mercury Retrograde, Jupiter Retrograde, Transit

When a planet slows down considerably in its orbital path, it appears to be moving backward, or in retrograde. In reality, the planet itself is not switching direction, it just appears to be from our video on earth. 

Most commonly, we hear about Mercury being in retrograde but all planets besides our Sun and Moon go through retrograde periods. Some planets even go into retrograde more than once a year, providing some strange times in our day-to-day lives.

Most of the time, planets move direct (forward) at their own pace and exert their energies as usual. A planet in retrograde motion exerts its energy on more personal areas of our lives, and its energy is much slower.

Planets in retrograde influence the same areas of our lives as they would while direct, but in a backward, mixed-up manner. Depending on the sign that the retrograde planet is in, depends on which energies are thrown off, meaning some retrogrades can hit us harder than others

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