Astrologically there’s quite a lot happing this summer. Last Thursday’s lunar eclipse gave the northern hemisphere a spectacular show. And now Mars and Mercury are in retrograde. A lot of people believe this is an amplified time of chaos. What do you think?
Say what? Retrograde is when one planet passes another planet and appears to be going backwards for a period of time. It is believed that when a planet passes by it’s in a dormant state and leaves us in its hectic wake. Imagine a car passing you on the highway; you might be affected by the gust of wind it emits as it speeds by.
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and orbits the sun every 88 days, so it passes Earth several times each year. Normally it interrupts things like communication and technology, however this time it is happening in fire-sign Leo and therefore will be affecting three big things: jobs, relationships, and health.
Mercury will be in retrograde until August 18 and Mars will be in retrograde until August 27.
Mercury, Mars and Venus Retrograde Schedule years 2018-2020
Mercury In Retrograde
March 22 – April 15, 2018 in fire-sign Aries
July 26 – August 18, 2018 in fire-sign Leo water-sign Scorpio
November 16 – December 6 in fire sign Sagittarius, ends water sign Scorpio
March 5 – 28, 2019 in water-sign Pisces
July 7 – 31, 2019 starts in fire-sign Leo, ends in water-sign Cancer
October 31 – November 20, 2019 in water-sign Scorpio
February 18 – March 9, 2020 in water-sign Pisces, ends in air-sign Aquarius
June 17 – July 12, 2020 in water-sign Cancer
October 13 – November 3, 2020 in water-sign Scorpio, ends in air-sign Libra
Mars In Retrograde
June 26 to Aug 27, 2018 in air-sign Aqua. ends earth-sign Capricorn
September 9 to November 13, 2020 in fire-sign Aries
Venus In Retrograde
October 5 to November 16, 2018 in water-sign Scorpio, ends in air-sign Libra
May 13 to June 25, 2020 in air-sign Gemini