I have been continuously keeping abreast of the transit of planets for a number of years. Invariably, I find that it surely impacts our life in a number of ways, sensitively touching upon many areas of our activities. It is quite possible that we would not have paid much attention to minute aspects of our routine from the perspective of planetary movements, specifically retrogression of planets.
Your attention may please be drawn to a couple of earlier postings. To be very specific, as an Astrological estimate, I have dealt with the retrogression of Saturn and Mars during the recent general election in India. Unmindful of whether the Astrological estimate proves right or not and, being absolutely insensitive to anything like personal reputation, I would like to mention that Saturn turning direct past midnight on July 20th (IST), perhaps there is bound to be a political holocaust. I personally feel the effect of Saturn turning direct will surely have wide spread repercussions in many walks of our life, of course, the honest and cultured human beings will gain a lot and, the crooks are sure to experience huge loss*.
I rely on my liberty in frank and fair expression of astrological views and, never to misguide, mislead or create false hopes on any subject to anyone. I am pretty sure that every time I touched upon critical transits in the recent past, there were significant events that cropped up, out of the blue. Thus, it tempted me to caption one post as “Chicken and Egg” to drive home how the events surface in tune with transit of planets.
After having shared my views on retrogression of planets, generally tracking events in my own life, on a routine basis, I am pretty confident to mention that we can take advantage, practically. First and foremost, it is best not to initiate new actions whenever planets are retrograde. I must add here that, a few days before a planet turns retrograde, the planet will be apparently stationary, normally, for a few days. This phenomenon will hold good for slow moving planets viz., Saturn and Jupiter. However, how long a planet will be apparently stationary depends on several factors and there need be no consistency.
As already stated above, Saturn gets direct on July 20th past midnight or say early morning July 21st and by almost 9 AM (IST) on July 21st, it gains a bit of momentum and moves forward by 0.001 degrees (longitudinal speed). Therefore, Saturn gets active almost immediately. Further, since Mars is conjunct Saturn, I do expect very quick or almost instantaneous impact. Saturn/Mars conjunction is certainly not good, of course, as per the category of people mentioned above with the asterisk* mark above.
Let me make it abundantly clear that, it is quite possible that we may not be the cause of many actions done by others. For example, if someone gets a new job during the time a planet is retrograde, let it not be misconstrued that there is going to be some problem. However, there could be certain areas of review or re-visit to some functional aspects. For those have the prerogative of initiating actions voluntarily, they can always consider the point of retrogression of planets as much as practical. Just for information, I have given below the table of retrogression of planets for the year 2014 and 2015, separately (time mentioned is IST):
Retrogression of Planets: Year 2014
Mars Turns retrograde on March 01, 2014 at 21:54 hrs
Turns direct on May 20, 2014 at 7:2 hrs
Mercury Turns retrograde on February 07, 2014 at 3:14 hrs
Turns direct on February 28, 2014 at 19:31 hrs
Turns retrograde on June 07, 2014 at 17:27 hrs
Turns direct on July 01, 2014 at 18:20 hrs
Turns retrograde on October 04, 2014 at 22:33 hrs
Turns direct on October 26, 2014 at 0:47 hrs
Jupiter Is retrograde on January 01, 2014 at 0:0 hrs
Turns direct on March 06, 2014 at 16:12 hrs
Turns retrograde on December 09, 2014 at 2:11 hrs
Venus Is retrograde on January 01, 2014 at 0:0 hrs
Turns direct on February 01, 2014 at 2:19 hrs
Saturn Turns retrograde on March 02, 2014 at 21:49 hrs
Turns direct on July 21, 2014 at 2:6 hrs
Retrogression of Planets: Year 2015
Mercury Turns retrograde on January 21, 2015 at 21:25 hrs
Turns direct on February 11, 2015 at 20:27 hrs
Turns retrograde on May 19, 2015 at 7:19 hrs
Turns direct on June 12, 2015 at 4:3 hrs
Turns retrograde on September 17, 2015 at 23:40 hrs
Turns direct on October 09, 2015 at 20:28 hrs
Jupiter Is retrograde on January 01, 2015 at 0:0 hrs
Turns direct on April 08, 2015 at 22:27 hrs
Venus Turns retrograde on July 25, 2015 at 14:59 hrs
Turns direct on September 06, 2015 at 14:0 hrs
Saturn Turns retrograde on March 14, 2015 at 20:33 hrs
Turns direct on August 02, 2015 at 11:23 hrs
For reasons stated above, I feel that there may be a lot of political turmoil (Saturn depicting democracy) and swift actions (Mars) and since Saturn is shedding its 10th aspect on exalted Jupiter and, Jupiter squaring Mars, which is termed as ‘hard aspect’, Judiciary may be duty bound to act tough on many current political and politics related issues.K Jagadish, July 20, 2014. Bangalore, India.