• Yolanda McAdam

Retrograde Planets: Mercury, Venus and Mars

Updated: Dec 17, 2020


If you’re a sky-watcher you would have seen Mars in all his fiery splendour throughout September and October. Mars was especially bright in October, because he was at his closest to Earth. This coincided with his opposition to the Sun (in Libra) on October 13th and 14th.




The personal planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars function with great potency when retrograde because retrograde planets are closer to Earth than at any other times in their orbit and so it’s because they are so close that we need to pay extra attention.