There are nine planets in the universe and all the planets are moving bodies. Planets positions and their movements widely influence our lives. Our life and future prediction are also based on the planetary movement. Kundali or birth chart is prepared on the basis of the planetary placements, keeping in mind the time and place where we are born. Planets motion is divided into two types – one is direct motion which is moving towards and other is retrograde motion which is a backward movement of the planets.
As we say that, planets direct motion is the normal movement during this planet moves in the forward direction. Generally, a planet moves in a direct motion and moves in a clockwise direction around the zodiac belt.
In the retrograde motion, planets move in a backward direction. Planets backward movement is known as Retrograde planets. In Hindi, they are known as VakriGrahas. Sometimes, planets move in retrograde motion due to the Earth’s own position and motion. During the period of retrograde motion, the planet appears to stay longer in the previous zodiac sign. As per astrology, retrograde planets are near to Earth and at this time they tend to become strong than they are in direct motion. It is believed that exalted retrograde planet gives results like a debilitated planet and a debilitated retrograde planet give results like an exalted planet.
If planets are in retrograde motion at the time of one’s birth time then it affects his/her birth chart. According to astrology, all the planets give results of the house from which they start retrograding but only Jupiter is the only planet which gives results of the house in which it posited during an individual’s birth time. If planets placed in the 4th, 7thor 10th house at the time of birth then malefic planets give good results whereas benefic planets start giving bad results to a person.
You should know that which planets are retrograde in 2019. The Sun and the Moon are the only two planets which never moves in retrograde motion. In 2019, Mercury retrograde three times in a year. Saturn and Jupiter retrograde for a few months. Mars and Venus retrograde once in two years. The shadow planets Rahu and Ketu always move in retrograde motion as they always move in the backward motion.
All nine planets affect our lives differently during the period of retrograde motion. Let’s know about the effects of different planets during the retrograde motion.
Mercury is the fastest moving planet and it retrogrades more often than any other planet. Mercury signifies communication, speech, intelligence and wit. During the period of the retrograde period, Mercury effects our lives and personality. As we mentioned above, in retrograde motion Mercury gets stronger. Mercury is a positive planet and it produces good and positive results for a person. If mercury placed in a positive place then it helps a person in his career and financial life. If Mercury placed in a weak position then it negatively affects the profession of a person. During the retrograde period of Mercury, an individual becomes more creative and wittier.
When Mercury retrograde in fiery zodiac signs then it will make a person innovative and intellect. If its retrograde in Earthy sign then it will give finance related problems to a person. In airy sign, Mercury retrograde movement, discussions and communication will be frequent. When Mercury retrograde in watery signs then it will bring imbalance in the emotions of a person.
Mercury’s retrograde movement will activate sixth senses of a person and makes him creative. In astrology, mercury defines as a diplomatic planet and it picks up the nature of the planet it is with. It gives good results when it is with the benefit planet but it acts badly when it is with some malefic planet. Strong mercury develops diplomatic skills in the period of retrograde motion. During the Mercury retrograde time, one should avoid switching jobs and travelling far places. Do not shift your home or office to a new place during Mercury retrograde motion.
Mercury Retrograde Dates in 2019
During the year 2019 Mercury will retrograde thrice.
In 2019, the first time Mercury will retrograde on 5th March 2019 at 23:49 on Tuesday. It will become progressive on 28th March 2019 at 19:29 on Thursday. Mercury total retrograde period will be 23 days.
The second time Mercury will retrograde on 8th July 2019 at 04:45 on Monday. It will become progressive on 1st August 2019 at 09:28 on Thursday. This time Mercury will retrograde for 25 days. In 2019, this will be the biggest retrograde time period for Mercury.
The third and last Mercury retrograde movement will begin on 31st October 2019 at 21:11 on Thursday. It will become progressive on 21st November 2019. This retrograde period will be 21 days.
So, Mercury will retrograde three times in 2019.
Venus is the planet of love and luxury. It affects our love, married life, and gives us materialistic comforts. When Venus moves in retrograde direction then it influences our love, life, married life, beauty, fashion, comforts, money, intimacy and luxury. When Venus moves in retrograde motion then it is important for you to rethink and reconsider facts before taking any decision or move. Venus retrograde motion will affect your relationship and during this time, you will need to keep your relations healthy and strong.
Retrograde time of Venus is not auspicious for the money invested in luxuries and comforts. You can plan for a good financial life during this time. Venus retrograde motion creates misunderstandings in relationships, which will not be easy to get out of. If you want to plan your financial life then this is the right time for it. One can be drafting financial plans during Venus retrograde period. Do not take any beauty treatment as they can harm your skin or face.
Also, trying new beauty products should be avoided. You should try to be patient in your love life or married life. Venus retrograde has a major effect on intimacy and romance. You might feel that your partner is disinterested in you and you might lose your interest in them as well. Your fashion sense may get weird during Venus retrograde and this is why you should not experiment with your clothes.
In the year 2019, Venus has no retrograde motion.
Mars is the planet of courage and power. This fiery red planet adds enthusiasm to a person and enhances his productivity level. When Mars become retrograde then it makes a person very aggressive and energetic in nature. If Mars is retrograde on the 6th, 8th or 12th house in the birth chart at the time of birth of a person then it may give him too much self-respect. They do not need anyone help and they are fully capable to fulfil their work by himself/herself. A person might be selfish to achieve his goals and even they may adopt immoral ways for it.
When Mercury moves in retrograde motion, avoid buying a vehicle and medical surgeries, if it’s very necessary then you can opt for this. During the Mars retrograde period do not use tools and weapons as it may harm you. To make this retrograde motion of Mars blissful for you, recite Hanuman Chalisa. It will help you to tackle with the bad and negative energies of Mars retrograde. Postpone the plan of shifting into a new house during the Mars retrograde period as it might create difficulties in your life. Mars acts as if the planet is all along.
In the year 2019, Mars has no retrograde motion.
Jupiter is the most strong and important planet among all the planets. It is a benefit and the auspicious planet. Every year Jupiter moves in retrograde motion for four months. It moves at a slow pace and takes 12 years to complete the cycle. When Jupiter becomes retrograde then it blesses a person with incredible abilities. It makes a person able to do difficult tasks very easily. It cannot happen when Jupiter in forwarding motion. In astrology, Jupiter is considered as the lord of the fourth and seventh house. If Jupiter retrogrades in the fourth house then it increases the interest of a person in spiritual things. If this planet is in exalted position or in its own sign, it gives positive results during its retrograde motion in the fourth house.
To get the positive results to form retrograde Jupiter you can do some remedies. Observe fasts on Thursday and chanting the mantra of Guru i.e – om gum gurwayanamah. This will help you to get the maximum positive benefits from Jupiter.
In 2019, Jupiter will retrograde at one time only. Jupiter will retrograde on 10 April 2019 at 22:17 on Wednesday. It will become progressive on 11 August 2019 at 19:18 on Sunday. This retrograde period of Jupiter will be 123 days.
Saturn is the malefic and angry planet. It is a planet of justice and it moves at a very slow pace. When Saturn is retrograde then it influences our lives in many ways. If Saturn is in benefit retrograde position then it helps a person to complete his task. Its good and bad effects depending upon the position of Saturn in your birth chart.
You can complete your old projects during this time but should avoid starting new works. You will get the results of your efforts and hard work, so put your best efforts in your every task. During the period of Saturn retrograde, worship Lord Hanuman. This remedy will give you positive results and reduce the problems of your life. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa will help you to remove the obstacles from your life.
In the year 2019, Saturn will retrograde one time. It will retrograde on 30 April 2019 at 06:42 on Tuesday. It will become progressive on 18 September 2019 at 14:08 on Wednesday. Saturn retrograde period will about 142 days.