There Will Only Be 1 Retrograde This Month, But That’s The Least Of Your Worries


Ah, the dreaded retrograde. I bet the mere mention of the word has got you rethinking your entire belief in astrology, right? As if forgetting everything you thought you knew about the zodiac would suddenly make the concept of a “retrograde” seem ridiculous? Yeah, I’ve tried that too, and the truth is, retrogrades always have a way of having the last word. However, the truth about retrogrades is much more complex than simply designating the experience as something inherently negative. In fact, there are so many different planets that can station retrograde and the process is always completely unique. If you’re wondering what planets are retrograde during April 2022, then pat yourself on the back, because you’re asking all the right questions and your parents must be *so* proud.

Everyone knows Mercury retrograde is a drag, but is there more to the experience of a retrograde than meets the eye? Absolutely. After all, a planetary retrograde causes the planet in question to begin rolling backward in its typical trip across the zodiac calendar. As it moves back in time, it has a tendency to bring up unfinished business from your past that still needs tending to. A retrograde also has the power to invert the typical function of a planet, shifting its influence from external to internal. As you embrace the energy of a planet in a different way, it has the power to throw you off, but it can also show you things from a totally eye-opening perspective.

If you’re definitely *not* in the mood for a retrograde, you’re in luck. Only one planet will station retrograde, and because it’s an outer planet, the initial shift won’t be as noticeable or detrimental as you might fear. However, just because the retrograde brigade is operating at a minimum this month doesn’t mean that chaos is not on the schedule. Here’s everything you need to know about the out-of-this-world astrology of April:

Not only will there only be one planetary retrograde this month, it’s not something to worry about. After all, it won’t even begin until April 29, meaning that you won’t experience the brunt of its intensity until next month. Also, this retrograde in question involves Pluto — planet of creation and destruction — which does some of its best work while retrograde. After all, Pluto takes a break from being a total drama queen while it’s retrograde, encouraging you to work on embracing inner transformation rather than forcing things beyond your control. Although this retrograde will have a major impact on you, there’s a strong chance you won’t notice how much you’ve changed until much later. This retrograde — which takes place in ambitious, headstrong, and karmic earth sign Capricorn — will last several months, coming to an Oct. 8, 2022.

However, the month of April is bound to be wild, and it’s no thanks to any old retrograde. Instead, turn your attention to the solar eclipse in Taurus scheduled to rock your world on April 30 at 4:28 p.m. ET. In astrology, eclipses are a major deal because they bring you face to face with your ultimate destiny. If you happen to have your sun, moon or rising sign in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius between the degrees of 5 and 15, this solar eclipse will have an even stronger impact on your life, so stay tuned for the curveballs the cosmos are about to throw at you.

No matter what happens, trust in the process. Eclipses are the markers of major milestones in your life, so have faith that everything is happening just as it’s supposed to. Embrace the idea that something bigger than yourself might be at play here.

September 2021 Planets Going Into Retrograde


In astrology, retrogrades are a necessary part of life. Even though the mere mention of the word “retrograde” could leave you with a whole bunch of anxiety, there’s no escaping the fact that sometimes, the planets love to move backward. At best, planetary retrogrades are an opportunity to lay low, embrace introspection, and tie off some loose ends. At worst, a retrograde can pave the way for the most awkward and frustrating situation imaginable. Either way, you’ll survive it. If you’re wondering what planets are retrograde during September 2021, take a deep breath, because the answer is a whopping seven.

Yes, you read that right. There will be seven retrogrades this month, and although that number sounds ridiculously high, there’s no reason to freak out. After all, the vast majority of these retrogrades involve outer planets, and in astrology, outer planets are already retrograde nearly half of the year, which makes the impact of their retrogrades less noticeable (at least at first). However, there is one retrograde that might give you a hard time, and that one happens to be the most famous (or infamous) of them all: Mercury retrograde.

Regardless, the cosmos have got a lot planned this September — especially when it comes to retrogrades. Here’s what you should know about all seven of them:

Pluto (April 27 to Oct. 6)

Saturn (May 23 to Oct. 10)

Jupiter (June 20 to Oct. 18)

Neptune (June 25 to Dec. 1)

Chiron (July 15 to Dec. 19

Uranus (Aug. 19 to Jan. 18, 2022)

Mercury (Sept. 27 to Oct. 18)

Click here to read more about the retrograde planets

Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

Custom Planetary Positions
08 May 2020

07:00 pm GMT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Taurus 38
Moon:07 Sagittarius 09
Mercury:23 Taurus 18
Venus:21 Gemini 27
Mars:27 Aquarius 00
Jupiter:27 Capricorn 11
Saturn:01 Aquarius 57
Uranus:07 Taurus 18
Neptune:20 Pisces 25
Pluto:24 Capricorn 57 Rx

True Lunar Node:29 Gemini 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:01 Cancer 25 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):11 Aries 29

Chiron:07 Aries 47
Ceres:04 Pisces 10
Pallas:00 Aquarius 43
Juno:06 Libra 46 Rx
Vesta:18 Gemini 59

Eris:24 Aries 09


The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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April 4 Moon Goddess’ Current Moon Phase


On this day, the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the Moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The period lasts around 7 days, with the Moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous, the Moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The Moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus,” meaning humpbacked.


You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Saturn in Retrograde: What Does It Mean?

Saturn went retrograde on April 18th, 2018. It will resume normal service on September 6th, 2018. So what does it mean? And how does Saturn in retrograde affect you personally?

Planets in Retrograde

When a planet is in retrograde it means that, from our perspective on Earth, the planet appears to be going backwards. It doesn’t really change direction, yet astrologists believe that retrograde planets do affect us: our moods, behavior, energy, and events around us.

Saturn in retrograde is nothing unusual as the planet spends over a third of our Earth year appearing to travel backwards. You may see references to ‘station’ in connection to retrogrades. This is the time when the planet seems to stop moving, before either seeming to go backwards, or to resume forward movement after a retrograde period has ended.

Qualities of Saturn

Saturn has a bit of a bad rap in the astrology world. It is the planet of structure, authority, and discipline. It’s also connected to feelings of sorrow, heaviness of mood and loneliness. Yet Saturn is also designated as the planet of hidden blessings…

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