We offer you a calendar of retrograde planets in 2023. This year, all the planets will be retrograde, some of them more times (Mercury and Uranus) and the others just one time (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto). Node and Chiron will also be retrograde.

Mercury retrograde in 2023

December 29th 2022t-January 18th 2023: Mercury retrograde in Capricorn

April 21st-May 15th: Mercury retrograde in Taurus

August 23rd-September 15th: Mercury retrograde in Virgo

December 13th 2023-January 2nd 2024: Mercury retrograde in Capricorn (until 23rd December) and Sagittarius


Venus retrograde in 2023

July 23rd-September 4th: Venus retrograde in Leo


Mars retrograde in 2023

October 30th 2022-January 12th2023: Mars retrograde in Gemini

Jupiter retrograde in 2023

September 4th-December 31st: Jupiter retrograde in Taurus


Saturn retrograde in 2023

June 17th-November 4th: Saturn retrograde in Pisces

Retrograde planets 2023

Uranus retrograde in 2023

August 24th 2022-January 22nd 2023: Uranus retrograde in Taurus

August 29th 2023-January 27th 2024: Uranus retrograde in Taurus


Neptune retrograde in 2023

June 30th-December 6th: Neptune retrograde in Pisces


Pluto retrograde in 2023

May 1st-October 11th: Pluto retrograde in Aquarius (until June 11th) and Capricorn


Node North retrograde in 2023

January 1st 2023-December 31st 2023: Node North retrograde in Taurus (until July 12th) and Aries


Lilith retrograde in 2023

There is no retrograde motion for Lilith in 2023


Chiron retrograde in 2023

July 23rd-December 27th: Chiron retrograde in Aries

Retrograde Planets Meaning

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.