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
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.