(2020) Retrogrades by Charlie Rainbow Wolf (Part 1)

SIDE NOTE: This a 4 part series with half posted on WOTC and the other half on Coven Life on alternating days. The posts that will be on Coven life will be re-bogged to here and vise versa. It would be a huge boost to Coven Life if you would click on the box that says, “Follow the Coven”. Hopefully, by the end of the year, CL will be receiving a small income from allowing WordPress to put up advertising from whoever on the website. To re-blogged  the post from Witches of The Craft click on “Follow” this will help boost WOTC’s small income from allowing WordPress to put advertising for whoever on the website. Thank you very much in advance for your support of WitchesofTheCraft.com and  CovenLife.co. My goal is to do one fundraiser per year to help people who cannot afford their entire Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft course fee. More on that at a later date.

You’re probably familiar with Mercury retrograde because it happens so often, but did you know all the planets have a retrograde period? The only exception to this are the Sun, because it’s the star all the planets orbit; the Moon, because it’s Earth’s satellite; and the Earth—-although if you visited another planet, then you’d see the Earth travel backward! Retrograde doesn’t mean that the planet actually reverses it order; it’s an optical illusion that makes it appear that way.


Venus is the planet of love, balance, and harmony. Its retrograde is the rarest, occurring approximately every month and lasting around six weeks. This year it enters the retrograde zone in April 5 degrees Gemini stations in May at 20 degrees Gemini, and continues the backwards dance until the end of June, when it stations direct at 5 degrees Gemini, leaving its shadow period the end of July.

This isn’t the best time to start a summer romance or spend big money. Temptations are strong and willpower is weak. Your natural perception of what is sensible is on hole while overindulgence tries–and often succeeds–to overpower it. Those expensive shoes might not look so appealing once the retrograde period finishes. The same goes for romances: the perfect match might turn out to be a dud once Venus starts moving forward again.


Mercury is associated with communication and travel. Mercury retrogrades most frequently, around three times a year. They don’t last long, somewhere in the region of three weeks. Mercury starts its backward dance in February, June, and October this year.* Factor astrological signs and the shadow periods when planning important meetings or making travel plans.

Mercury retrograde messes with technology — anything from online communication to schedules and transit. It’s easy to misplace something, miss a connection, or be involved in misunderstandings during this period. This sounds like a downer, but it is also a great time to review your progress and evaluate your priorities. Reconnections with people from your pass often happen when Mercury is retrograde, but don’t rekindle that relationship before rethinking what you hope to achieve.


*2020 Mercury Retrograde Dates

Use the re-blogged posts from CovenLife.co to read parts 2 and 4

Copyright by Charlie Rainbow Wolf 2020 in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 6 to 10

One thought on “(2020) Retrogrades by Charlie Rainbow Wolf (Part 1)

Comments are closed.