Planetary retrograde motion, the concept when planets seem to be moving away form earth as the planets revolve around the Sun in their orbits is a visible astronomical phenomenon-like the other viable phenomenon of conjunction and opposition of planets- that is when they line up behind the Sun or in front of the Sun in a line with regards to the Earth! So what does this signify, how do retrograde planets impact? What can one expect and one may not expect? Well this short piece is to try and make sense around this concept and yes, keeping to my style, plain and simple!
As a simple rule one (what I have seen through my experience) retrograde planets bring out the residual energies to complete unfinished tasks and the results thereof which may have got left out owing to other factors/ like dashas etc or other transiting aspects which would have blocked or manifested some development earlier. Even within the the retrograde movement- planets at times remain retrograde within the same sign and at times move back one sign! The concept of finishing off unfinished business manifests with greater intensity when they move back into the earlier sign!
Another way of looking at retrograde movement is that planets will give results of the house that they move back in with more intensity and if there is no house change then they tend to slow down the manifestations of the current house and kind of move into a slow motion mode- whether that works for or against an individual depends on what that planet is, house, sign, aspects, ongoing transits of the planet that is retrograde and the dasha operating!
One thing that can be said with certainty is that retrograde movements are a hallmark of intense activation and manifestations and if there are more planets getting into that mode, the results can be very very unsettling at extremes of good and bad!
In the current space where we have Saturn becoming Retrograde on 11th may, Venus on 13th and Jupiter on 14th May, needless to say we are moving into a space of unsettling calm for at least the next 48 days (June 18) that’s when Mars moves into Pisces! More importantly, Saturn is becoming retrograde in in its own sign of Capricorn, Venus in its own sign of Taurus and Jupiter starts its retrograde motion in Capricorn entering Sagittarius and then starting its forward/ regular motion in Sagittarius in September! This factor will play out big time and individuals who have a favorable disposition of either of these planets will feel the impact more then the others and how these movements impact will largely depend on other factors as mentioned earlier.
In general though Saturn may not cause much of problem but since it is in a retrograde motion it will create a social strain which will see service class continue with unrest and chaos which will in turn keep the unemployment aspects strained for the nation! Unrest, protests will become more and more vocal and there will be sporadic incidents arising from time to time. Public services and people working for the public will be severely tested and only those who are able to deal with preemptive measures and with a larger picture in mind will be more successful then the others and only steps that are visible, limited, focused in line with the expectation of the society will be accepted and rest will lead to discord and agitation! Jupiter will not be able to protect effectively enough and with Mars is Aquarius, the coming time between May 14 until 18 June will be a severe test for the societal fabric and the nation as a whole to manage challenges brewing on account of the pandemic fallout and at the same time leaders will need to play a pivotal role to keep the borders safe and thwart any unwelcome moves and threats to the nation! Even the national leadership will see a change for the better which will present the face of the government to be more inclusive and this will help to clam down the political rhetoric as measures are deployed to ease out economic and security challenges that the nation faces! The period until September 2020, especially between May and June 18 is a watch out for weather related, geological events, fire accidents, industrial mishaps, travel accidents and indicate negligence/ oversight and mechanical failures as the causes of such events unfolding. These will come down once Mars enters Pisces on June 18.
As Individuals, normally a good strategy would be to hang on to whats working and continue with what’s going on and venture into new things only and only if the transits are impacting your individual charts in a beneficial way. Keeping away from controversy, public glare and unwanted discussions/debates will also help! Important decisions put away until September 2020 will help(that’s when even Rahu and Ketu transit!). travel only if you must and plan well!
I leave you here, with this short piece, take some time and evaluate how your Saturn, Venus and Jupiter are placed and what are the vibes that are coming your way, if you have any of them placed fine, by now you should already have got the feelers!
Ciao for now, will be back with another piece soon!