We offer you a calendar of retrograde planets in 2020. This year, all the planets will be retrograde, some of them more times (Mercury and Uranus) and the others one time (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto). Node and Chiron will also be retrograde. Instead, there is no retrograde motion for Lilith.
Retrograde motion of a planet is its apparent backward motion through the sky, as observed from Earth. This apparent retrograde motion is caused by the Earth traveling past a slower-moving outer planet (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) or when the Earth is itself passed by a faster-moving inner planet (Mercury, Venus or Mars).
So, this is like the apparent motion of the slower car on the highway – an optical illusion. But it is important, from our perspective: we live on Earth and we judge things from an earthly perspective.
Some astrologers consider this apparent backward movement of the planets was to be unlucky, because it goes against the natural order of movement – the direct movement. But a retrograde planet is not necessarily something bad – actually, it is a chance to recognize, understand and correct past mistakes.
Retrograde planets in 2020
- 17th February-10th March: Mercury retrograde in Pisces and Aquarius
- 18th June-12th July: Mercury retrograde in Cancer
- 14th October-3rd November: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and Libra
- 13th May-25th June: Venus retrograde in Gemini
- 9th September-14th November: Mars retrograde in Aries
- 14th May-13th September: Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn
- 11th May-29th September: Saturn retrograde in Aquarius and Capricorn
- 12 August 2019-11th January 2020: Uranus retrograde in Taurus
- 15th August 2020-1st January 2021: Uranus retrograde in Taurus
- 23rd June-29th November: Neptune retrograde in Pisces
- 25th April-4th October: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
Node North, Lilith and Chiron also move backwards, in 2020.
- Node retrograde in Cancer and Gemini: all year long
- Chiron retrograde in Aries: 11th July-15 December
There is no retrograde motion for Lilith, in 2020.