What is Retrograde Season?

We’ve all heard of Mercury Retrograde, when everything seems to go wrong.  But what is retrograde really about?  This month we are focusing on looking back, reflecting and learning from the past.  It’s not just Mercury that gets involved, here we delve into the depths of Retrograde Season.  What happens and what we can learn from it.


What is Retrograde?

When a planet is in retrograde, it appears the planet is travelling backwards on its journey through the sky.  But planets can’t really travel backwards during orbit.  It appears this way because of the position it is in in relation to the Earth.  Different planets go into retrograde at certain times of the year, creating what is known as the ‘Retrograde Season.’


What happens during Retrograde Season?

There are a few key dates to note during Retrograde Season, beginning from April 27th;

  • Pluto Retrograde April 27th through to October 6th
  • Saturn Retrograde May 23rd through to October 11th
  • Mercury Retrograde May 30th through to June 23rd
  • Jupiter Retrograde June 20th through to October 18th
  • Neptune Retrograde June 25th to December 10th

With all these dates, you may notice there is a point where all the above planets are in retrograde at the same time.  But this doesn’t mean we should write off 2021 just yet!

Retrograde gives us chance to take heed from the planets and follow in their footsteps.  Turning our attention inwards, slowing down and looking back on our journey and what we can learn from it.  Each planets retrograde offers us an opportunity to change our focus and intentions.  Make retrograde season work for you.  Follow these lists of do’s and don’ts and you can avoid the emotional rollercoaster of stress as we navigate our way through the season


Pluto Retrograde

  • Explore your inner self
  • Express your feelings in a productive way
  • Be self distructive
  • Hold on to what’s telling you to let go


Saturn Retrograde

  • Take responsibility
  • Revisit old goals
  • Be selfish
  • Ignore what’s in front of you


Mercury Retrograde

  • Give your mind a break
  • Change up your routine
  • Make any major decisions
  • Take on too much


Jupiter Retrograde

  • Focus on the positives
  • Take your time
  • Be impatient
  • Be selfish


Neptune Retrograde

  • Pay attention to your dreams
  • Work on healthy boundaries
  • Get lost in fantasy
  • Let yourself be walked over


Take time to plan ahead!  Get clear on your goals and look back on your journey with our Weekly Inspire Planner.  Keep key dates jotted down, track your habits and stay on top of your daily tasks!  The perfect tool for productivity and reflection,


Stay present and come back into the body with our Mindful Body Scan.


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