For the outer planets – Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – you can also look at the position of the planet from the Sun to determine if the planet is retrograde. If the planet five (150 degrees) to nine (270 degrees) signs away from the Sun, the planet is retrograde. What are the effects of Retrograde? Retrograde adds strength to the planet. Retrograde Planets in Vedic Astrology Among 9 planets Rahu and Ketu are always retrograde, on the other hand, Sun and Moon never retrograde at all. So I am going to discuss what I found to be true in my practice life remaining 5 planets that go into the retrograde state from time to time. Those are Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn, Venus.
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Planet Movements Summary 2021
From this summary you can see that in the predictive year ahead:
Rahu (the North Node) is transiting through Vedic Taurus from 23.9.2020, until he enters Vedic Aries on 12th April 2022.
Ketu (the South Node) is transiting through Vedic Scorpio from 23rd September 2020, until he enters Vedic Libra 12th April 2022.
Saturn transits Vedic Capricorn from 24.1.2020, until he enters Aquarius on 17.1.2023.
Jupiterentered Vedic Capricorn on 30th March 2020.
But Jupiter actually dropped back into Vedic Sagittarius from 29th June 2020 to 20th November 2020, when he re-entered Capricorn.
Jupiter transits Capricorn until he enters Aquarius on 6th April 2021.
Jupiter transits in Aquarius 6.4.21 to 14.9.21, when due to his Retrograde, he re-enters Capricorn.
Jupiter stations direct in Capricorn 18.10.2021
Jupiter re-enters Aquarius 20.11.21
Jupiter enters Pisces 13.4.2022.
See: Jupiter Transit troubles from 2019 to 2021 but Spiritual Opportunities
Mars is transiting through the following Signs:
Through Pisces until 16.8.2020.
Mars enters Vedic Aries on 16.8.2020.
Mars turns Retrograde at 4 Aries on 10.9.2020, re-entering Pisces on 4.10.2020.
Mars transits in Pisces from 4.10.2020 to 24.12.2020, when he re-enters Vedic Aries.
Mars transits Vedic Aries again from 24.12.2020 until 22.2.2021.
Mars transits Vedic Taurus from 22.2.2021 until he enters Gemini on 14.4.2021, entering Cancer on 3.6.2021.
Uranus starts 2020 at 8 Aries, and starts 2021 at 12 Aries (Ashwini).
Uranus entered Aries 1.4.2017.
Uranus enters Taurus on 1.6.2024.
Uranus last transited Aries from 6.4.1933 to 31.5.1940: The period of Hitler's rise to power and his starting World War 2.
Neptune starts 2020 at 22 Aquarius (PurvaBhadra) and starts 2021 at 24 Aquarius (PurvaBhadra).
Neptune enters Pisces on 18.4.2022.
Pluto starts 2020 at 28 Sagittarius (UttaraAshadha) and starts 2021 at 0 deg 04 mins Capricorn (UttaraAshadha).
Pluto in the heavens is closing on the position that Pluto occupied on the day the USA was formed, 6 deg Capricorn. The first exact hit is April 2023.
Chiron starts 2020 at 8 Vedic Pisces and starts 2021 at 11 Pisces. Chiron starts 2022 at 14 deg Pisces.
New Moon, Full Moon, Eclipses and Western Tropical Zodiac Sign/Degree Summary for 2021:
Eclipses Summary for 2021:
13.1.21 New Moon Eclipse
26.5.21 Full Moon Eclipse
10.6.21 New Moon Eclipse
19.11.21 Full Moon Eclipse
4.12.21 New Moon Eclipse
In 2021 Mercury’s Retrograde cycles are as follows:
January 31st to February 21st (Shadow period from January 15th to March 13th).
May 29th to June 22nd (Shadow period from May 14th to July 7th).
September 27th to October 23rd (Shadow period from September 6th to November 2nd).
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Retrograde in Vedic Astrology
What is retrograde in vedic astrology? How do you determine if a graha is retrograde? What are the effects of the graha being retrograde in a chart? These are the main questions we will answer in this blog.
What is Retrograde?
A graha is retrograde when it appears to move backward relative to the motion of the Earth. The concept only applies to the true planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Sun and Moon are never retrograde. Rahu and Ketu are always retrograde.
Retrograde is an astronomical phenomenon caused due to the different speeds with which the true planets go around the Sun relative to the speed of the Earth around the Sun. It is an application of the principle of Relative Motion. For example, consider a passenger on a train who sees another train moving in a parallel track in the same direction. If the other train is slower, the train would appear to move in the reverse direction when the faster train passes the slower train. You can experience the same concept observing cars on a freeway.
In the case of planets, we look at the angular speed from the Earth as the planets orbit the Sun. The angular speed of the planet is slower when it is closer to the Earth. As a result, the main point to note is that Retrograde implies that the planet is closer to the Earth.
How do you determine Retrograde?
You can use any vedic astrology software to determine is a planet is retrograde. In some software, the planet has an underscore to indicate Retrograde. In others, you will see an (R) after the planet to indicate Retrograde.
For the outer planets – Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – you can also look at the position of the planet from the Sun to determine if the planet is retrograde. If the planet five (150 degrees) to nine (270 degrees) signs away from the Sun, the planet is retrograde.
What are the effects of Retrograde?
Retrograde adds strength to the planet. In Phala Deepika it is stated a debilitated planet that is retrograde can be considered exalted. This implies that Retrograde adds strength to the planet. If the planet is already exalted, Retrograde makes it more powerful. There is a notion that an exalted-retrograde planet will act like it is debilitated. This is, however, not true. There is no scriptural reference to confirm this claim. Chesta Bala, part of Shad Bala, also confirms that Retrograde adds strength. A planet that is Retrograde gets its full Chesta Bala.
Jupiter Transit 2021 Vedic Astrology
The next question is whether the strength is for the good or the bad? This is dependent on whether the planet is benefic or malefic in a chart. If the planet is benefic in a chart, Retrograde will make it more benefic. If the planet is malefic in a chart, Retrograde will make it more malefic.
Is Retrograde Rare?
Retrograde is rare for some planets and not as rare for others.
- Number of days in each retrograde cycle = 140 days
- Frequency = once a year
- Probability of retrograde per year = 140/365 = 38%
- Number of days in each retrograde cycle = 120 days
- Frequency = once a year
- Probability of retrograde per year = 120/365 = 33%
- Number of days in each retrograde cycle = 24 days
- Frequency = 3-4 times a year (3.5 average)
- Probability of retrograde per year = 24*3.5/365 = 23%
- Number of days in each retrograde cycle = 80 days
- Frequency = once every 2 years (0.5 average)
- Probability of retrograde per year = 80*0.5/365 = 11%
- Number of days in each retrograde cycle = 42 days
- Frequency = once every 18 months (0.67 average)
- Probability of retrograde per year = 42*0.67/365 = 8%
So, Venus retrograde is the rarest in a chart and Saturn retrograde is the most common. Vedic astrology reading online free.
Planets Retrograde 2021 Vedic Astrology Chart
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