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Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto were all be in retrograde as of June 23, 2020. Venus was finished its retrograde cycle yesterday, June 25 as it once again returned to its direct cycle. All the planets while in their retrograde motion do not function at full potential, except for Saturn. Saturn actually works more favourably when in retrograde motion.

While Mercury is in retrograde, it is best not to sign any agreements. It is a time of reviewing any plans that you will set in motion when it becomes direct once again. However, if you are in the middle of something do not let Mercury retrograde stand it the way. You may find that things do not go exactly as planned. If you can wait to move forward would be best bet. Mercury is usually retrograde for about 3 weeks and will be direct once again on July 12, 2020.

Venus while in retrograde may hold back any social activity and if there are romantic relationships brewing, things may not work out as well as you would like them to. Sometimes Venus speaks of your financial situation and this period may see a slowdown in your financial situation or you may feel as though there are shortages. You may even feel somewhat lacking in love and affection, as well. Venus will be in retrograde from May 13 until June 25.

Jupiter went into retrograde on May 14 and will remain there until September 13, 2020. Jupiter in direct motion works very favourably and often produces growth and expansion and good luck in obtaining benefits. When in retrograde motion, these energies are not as powerful although fortunate conditions are still likely, but you may have to work harder for the results you are looking for. Jupiter is the most favourable planet in the zodiac, and it is what we wait for when it aspects planets in our chart. It is important to remember that these energies are always more powerful when they are making aspects to the natal positions.

Saturn went retrograde on May 11 and remains there until September 29, 2020. Saturn’s energies, as mentioned earlier, flow more easily when Saturn is in its retrograde cycle, although hard work and disciplined efforts will still be required because Saturn insists on a solid foundation. While in direct motions Saturn brings hardships, delays, and restrictions with whatever it touches. It is the great teacher of the Zodiac although you may not enjoy Saturn too much when its teachings are tough. Saturn however builds structure and adds reliability and longevity if you build and follow each step that is required. Taking short cuts is never recommended.

The outer planets stay in retrograde for about half of the year and the rest of the time are in direct motion. There is a period called stationary direct or stationary retrograde when the energies are very powerful and during these times the energies associated with the planets are stimulated. Once again it is important to remember that in order for the energies of these planets to have any real affect on you, they need to make aspects within your natal chart, and these aspects can be to planets or angles.

As the transiting planets move through the houses and the houses are the areas of life that will be affected. Check the transiting planets by house to the various natal planets by house position and the natal position of the transit in question will add more information to the deciphering process. The more aspect to the natal position, the more powerful the energies in your life.

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