2020 Planetary Retrogrades and Eclipses

2020 Promises to be an Absolutely Massive Year of Change and Transformation

There are eight planetary retrogrades and six eclipses in 2020. This rarely happens as Venus and Mars don’t go retrograde every year and six eclipses only occur every 4 – 5 years. On top of this we also have asteroids Chiron, Ceres, Pallas and Juno going retrograde in 2020 which I’ll cover in another article.

2020 Retrogrades and Eclipses

The Eight Planetary Retrogrades

Full Cold or Long Nights New Moon Solar Eclipse 14th December 2020

Mercury Retrograde ( 18/2/20 - 9/3/20, 17/6/20 - 12/7/20, 13/10/20 - 3/11/20 )

Mighty Mercury is a small planet closest to the Sun and is named after the Roman messenger God Mercury who had wings on his helmet who ruled luck, travel, divination, communications, commerce, trickery and financial increase. Messenger Mercury changes signs every two or three weeks.

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Venus Retrograde

Venus Retrograde ( 13/5/20 - 25/6/20 )

Venus the planet of love, beauty, the arts, cooperation and $$$ changes sign every month or so. She also goes retrograde every 18 months for about 6 weeks and in 2020, Venus will be retrograde May 13 – June 25 in Gemini. There is a shadow period commencing April 9 which finishes July 29. Venus has affinity with the feminine yin energy and when she’s retrograde, emotional issues, especially in relationships can spew up like a volcano for some. Many people are affected to some extent but if you have Libra or Taurus in your chart you will be very strongly affected.

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Mars Retrograde

Mars Retrograde ( 9/9/20 - 14/10/20 )

Mars the planet of motivation, energy, activity, ambition, aggression and war. He changes sign every 6 weeks or so and goes retrograde every 26 months. In 2020 Mars is going retrograde in Aries from September 9 – November 14. Allow a few days either side of these dates for the shadow affect. Mars is also the ruler of Aries and traditionally Scorpio and is considered a male or yang energy. Mars Rx will affect Arians and Scorpios most strongly. When Mars is retrograde, you could be feeling a bit flat or unmotivated. Sexual desire may diminish and you may feel like lounging around not doing much. New projects started may experience difficulties. Feelings of anger and frustration may rise up.

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Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter Retrograde ( 13/5/20 - 14/9/20 )

Starts at: 27° Capricorn | Ends at: 17° Capricorn

In a Capricornian sky, Jupiter will be retrograding the Earthy sign of Capricorn making things real and physical. People reap what they have sown this year. This retrograde will often result in delays as far as expansion and growth are concerned, especially in work and finances. It’s time this year to do a budget and to be careful of how you spend your $$$.

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Saturn Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde ( 11/5/20 - 29/9/20 )

Starts at: 1° Aquarius | Ends at: 25° Capricorn

Saturn likes you to be structured, responsible and organised… if you’re not well… he can be sometimes be stern and authoritarian. There’s no room during this time for taking shortcuts or doing shoddy work. Early in the retrograde he’s in Aquarius bringing attention to our hopes and dreams by looking at the bigger picture. Saturn moves back to Capricorn July 1 ending his retrograde in Capricorn. During this time, career or work can slow down. Elderly people, employment, those economically disadvantaged and natural resources including agriculture are linked to Saturn. These areas could be very much affected now.

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Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde ( 11/8/19 - 10/1/20 )

Starts at: 10° Taurus | Ends at: 6° Taurus

Uranus will be retrograding the stable Earthy sign of Taurus giving both excitement and turbulence. On an inner level, there is a great deal of psychological and spiritual transformation. You may get some creative flashes of brilliance, going off like fireworks on cracker night in your head!

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Neptune in Pisces

Neptune Retrograde ( 23/6/20 - 28/11/20 )

Starts at: 20° Pisces | Ends at: 18° Pisces

Neptune will be retrograding the changeable watery sign of Pisces enhancing both spirituality and delusions. On an inner level, there is a great deal of psychological and spiritual transformation. You may experience new spiritual dimensions and come into contact with hidden spiritual gifts during this time.

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Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto Retrograde ( 25/4/20 - 4/10/20 )

Starts at: 25° Capricorn | Ends at: 22° Capricorn

Pluto retrogrades in the stable Earthy sign of Capricorn. Pluto rules over profound transformation, death and rebirth. Think of numerology where the number 9 is the end of the cycle, 0 is a place of limbo and then the number 1 restarts a new cycle. Pluto Retrograde is often a time of major transformation in life. The phoenix rises from the ashes and we are born again. Karma and fate are key themes now.

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Full Cold or Long Nights New Moon Solar Eclipse 14th December 2020

Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2020

All eclipses represent change and transformation and 2020 has six eclipses which occurs roughly every 4.5 years. Solar Eclipses represent male aspects whilst lunar eclipses represent the feminine aspects. Eclipses force us to confront our own shadow nature or the dark side of our personal subconscious. They are also a sign from the Universe that change will soon visit us on the Earth plane and it can be unpredictable and unexpected change. Change doesn’t always occur on the exact date of the eclipse, sometimes it is weeks or many months before or after the eclipse that something truly transformative happens which is usually a big or life changing event.

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