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A total of 8 planets will be retrograde in 2022 starting with Venus, which began its retrograde at the end of 2021, and the first Mercury retrograde of the year that takes place from January 14 to February 3.
Retrogrades occur when a planet apparently changes its orbit and gives the sensation of traveling in the opposite direction.. This is a visual effect for our position on Earth. Although astronomically it has no implications, from an astrological point of view there are effects.
During these periods there is a feeling of slowness or confusion in specific aspects of life that will depend on the planet or planets that are retrograde. For example, when Mercury goes backwards there are setbacks and technologies fail because it is the star that governs communication; if Venus “walks backwards” there could be difficulties in love and finances because love and money rule.
For this reason, astrologers say that it is important to know the retrograde periods of the different planets, and to follow them, to avoid being taken by surprise. According to a listing on PopSugar.com, these are all the retrograde planets of 2022.
Venus retrograde – December 19, 2021 to January 29, 2022
The planet of love goes retrograde once every 18 months and lasts for about 6 weeks. Its effects cause some ex or old relationships to resurface to revive them or close the cycles. We may also not see the financial aspects clearly.
Uranus retrograde – August 19, 2021 to January 18, 2022 and August 24, 2022 to January 23, 2023
It is the planet of rebellion and the free spirit, although its effects are not so noticeable, yes you could feel that your intuition is more developed, which manifests itself in lucid dreams.
Mercury retrograde – 4 cycles in 2022
Mercury retrograde cycles will be from January 14 to February 3; May 10 to June 3; September 10 to October 2, and from December 29 to January 18, 2023. These periods are ideal for reflecting and analyzing situationshowever, making important decisions or planning is not recommended.
Pluto Retrograde – April 29 to October 8
Most of the year Pluto is retrograde. It is the planet of rebirth and transformation, so when it moves in the opposite direction, uncover secrets and help you regain control of life.
Saturn Retrograde – June 4 to October 23
It governs discipline, rigidity, and structures. Their periods usually last four months and They are cycles in which it is difficult for you to understand and accept the behavior of others.
Neptune Retrograde – June 28 to December 4
This planet is responsible for ideals, fantasies and dreams. Its retrograde is slow and causes we become more immersed in our dreams, which could alter our perception of reality.
Jupiter Retrograde – July 28 to November 23
The giant of the Solar System is associated with luck, good fortune and expansion. When it’s retrograde, the energy is focused on our inner growth. It moves retrograde once a year on average.
Mars retrograde 2022 – October 30 to January 12, 2023
The red planet governs action, strength and passion, so when it is retrograde we could have decreased energy, bad mood, resentments, and frustrations. The retrograde periods of Mars happen every two years.
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