2023 Planetary Retrogrades and Eclipses

Significant Astrological Events in 2023

2023 presents a range of huge transformational opportunities. Whilst we have the usual assortment of retrograding planets, eclipses, and various aspects to consider, there are some big deals happening this year.

Knowing this in advance you can position yourself ahead of the curve and turn these changes into opportunities for growth, finances, REALationships or anything you are sufficiently conscious enough to choose!

2023 Planetary Retrogrades and Eclipses

The Eight Planetary Retrogrades

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde ( 29/12/22 - 18/1/23, 21/4/23 - 14/5/23, 23/8/23 - 23/9/23, 13/12/23 - 1/1/24 )

Mighty Mercury rules over luck, travel, divination, communications, commerce, trickery, and transactions. In 2023, Mercury goes retrograde 4 times. And when Mercury goes retrograde, misunderstandings and miscommunications can reign supreme. Star signs most strongly affected this year by Mercury retrograde are Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius.

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Venus Retrograde

Venus Retrograde ( 22/7/23 - 3/9/23 )

Starts July 22, 2023, at 28° Leo 36′ Rx | Ends September 3, 2023, at 12° Leo 12′D

Venus is the planet of love, relationships, beauty, the arts, cooperation, and money. And she goes retrograde every 18 months for about six weeks. In 2023, Venus retrograde in Leo occurs July 22 – September 3, 2023. There could be very real physical consequences in REALationships and finances, bringing emotional and spiritual transformation… like it or not!

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Planet Mars Retrograde

Mars Retrograde ( 30/10/22 - 12/1/23 )

Starts October 30, 2023, at 25° Gemini 37′ Rx | Ends January 12, 2023, at 8° Gemini 08’D

Mars is the planet of war, aggression, force, action, energy, and masculinity. He goes retrograde every two years and in 2023, Mars retrograde will begin the year! There could be arguments and forceful communications moreso than usual during this time. Many people are affected, but you could be more strongly affected if you have Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces in your chart.

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Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter Retrograde ( 4/9/23 - 30/12/23 )

Starts September 4, 2023, at 15° Taurus 35′ Rx | Ends December 30, 2023, at 5° Taurus 35’D

Jupiter is the planet of expansion, growth, knowledge, adventure, and good luck. He will be retrograding the earthy sign of Taurus in 2023. As Taurus is an Earth sign, this could have real physical consequences. You may become more inwardly focused and less interested in the outside world. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius will likely feel the effects of Jupiter retrograde.

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Saturn Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde ( 17/6/23 - 4/11/23 )

Starts June 17, 2023 at 7° Pisces 13′ Rx | Ends November 4, 2023, at 0° Pisces 31’ D

Saturn is the planet of chronological time, governments, judicial systems, employment, those economically disadvantaged, and natural resources. He is also known as the Lord of Karma. Saturn likes you to be diligent, responsible, and organised. If you’re not… he can sometimes be stern and authoritarian. There’s no room during Jupiter retrograde for taking shortcuts or doing shoddy work.

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Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde ( 24/8/22 - 22/1/23, 28/8/23 - 27/1/24 )

Starts August 24, 2022, at 18° Taurus 55′ Rx | Ends January 22, 2023, at 14° Taurus 56′ D and Starts August 28, 2023, at 23° Taurus 05′ Rx | Ends January 27, 2024, at 19° Taurus 05′

Uranus is a transpersonal planet often in the background of our lives, only to pop out with something unexpected! So both excitement and turbulence are offered up! On an inner level, there is a great deal of psychological and spiritual transformation, along with creative flashes of brilliance. Taurus, Libra, Aquarius, Leo and Scorpio are most impacted this year by Uranus retrograde.

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Neptune in Pisces

Neptune Retrograde ( 30/6/23 - 6/12/23 )

Starts June 30, 2023, at 27° Pisces 41′ Rx | Ends December 6, 2023, at 24° Pisces 53′ D

Neptune is the 2nd transpersonal planet and will be retrograding in the changeable watery sign of Pisces in 2023. This influence will enhance both spirituality and delusions, leading to a great deal of psychological and spiritual transformation on an inner level. Pisces and those with Neptune in their 6th house (especially Librans), are most impacted by Neptune retrograde.

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Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto Retrograde ( 1/5/23 - 10/10/23 )

Starts at: 28° Capricorn 36′ Rx | Ends at: 26° Capricorn 07′

Pluto, also known as ‘God of the Underworld’, rules over profound transformation, sex, death, and rebirth. It is the 3rd transpersonal planet, and dips into unpredictable Aquarius on May 23 until June 11. This is likely to bring the beginnings of some radical metamorphosis. Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are most affected.

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

Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2023

All eclipses represent transformation and 2022 has four eclipses which is fairly normal. Solar Eclipses represent male aspects whilst Lunar Eclipses represent feminine energies. 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, which can be unpredictable and unexpected.

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