The Outer Planets' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2012 - 2015
Jupiter * Saturn * Chiron
Below is a table for Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron Ingress & Retrograde dates, times (UTC), and zodiac signs for the next few years. Many people wonder when will the planet be in retrograde motion. A countdown has been included for each planet. For more information describing the color codes and abbreviations, refer to the main planet ingress page. The current Transiting Ingress and Retrograde calendars are also available (Planet Calendars in the menu to the left of this page).
Today is May 23, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Jupiter is currently transiting direct motion.
Jupiter begins retrograde motion in 5 months 15 days
Saturn is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Saturn begins direct motion in 1 month 15 days
Chiron is currently transiting direct motion.
Chiron begins retrograde motion in 23 days 17 hours 38 minutes
|Planet||Date & Time (GMT)||Sign & Event|
|Saturn||Feb 07, 2012 14:03||Libra - S/R|
|Chiron||Jun 11, 2012 17:22||Pisces - S/R|
|Jupiter||Jun 11, 2012 05:13||Gemini - I|
|Saturn||Jun 24, 2012 08:00||Libra - S/D|
|Jupiter||Oct 04, 2012 13:18||Gemini - S/R|
|Saturn||Oct 05, 2012 20:34||Scorpio - I|
|Chiron||Nov 14, 2012 20:35||Pisces - S/D|
|Jupiter||Jan 29, 2013 11:37||Gemini - S/D|
|Saturn||Feb 18, 2013 17:02||Scorpio - S/R|
|Chiron||Jun 15, 2013 09:17||Pisces - S/R|
|Jupiter||Jun 26, 2013 01:40||Cancer - I|
|Saturn||Jul 07, 2013 05:11||Scorpio - S/D|
|Jupiter||Nov 06, 2013 05:03||Cancer - S/R|
|Chiron||Nov 18, 2013 13:06||Pisces - S/D|
|Saturn||Mar 02, 2014 16:18||Scorpio - S/R|
|Jupiter||Mar 05, 2014 10:42||Cancer - S/D|
|Chiron||Jun 19, 2014 12:45||Pisces - S/R|
|Jupiter||Jul 16, 2014 10:30||Leo - I|
|Saturn||Jul 20, 2014 20:35||Scorpio - S/D|
|Chiron||Nov 23, 2014 23:43||Pisces - S/D|
|Jupiter||Dec 08, 2014 20:41||Leo - S/R|
|Saturn||Dec 23, 2014 16:34||Sagittarius - I|
|Saturn||Mar 14, 2015 15:02||Sagittarius - S/R|
|Jupiter||Apr 08, 2015 16:56||Leo - S/D|
|Saturn||Jun 15, 2015 00:36||Scorpio - R|
|Chiron||Jun 23, 2015 11:36||Pisces - S/R|
|Saturn||Aug 01, 2015 05:53||Scorpio - S/D|
|Jupiter||Aug 11, 2015 11:11||Virgo - I|
|Saturn||Sep 18, 2015 02:49||Sagittarius - I|
|Chiron||Nov 27, 2015 06:43||Pisces - S/D|
Understanding Transits and Retrogrades of Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron
The in retrograde motion is an illusion of the planet moving backwards based on the placement of the planet in relation to the Earth and the Sun. Each of these planets retrograde motion approximately once per year as the Sun is in a sign that is opposing (or close to opposing) that particular planet's transiting sign. Jupiter typically is in retrograde motion about 120 days. Saturn's usual retrograde motion period is about 140 days and Chiron's is in retrograde motion approximately 145 days. The retrograde for Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron generally encompass 35 percent to 40 percent of the year with Saturn being closer to 35% [four - four and one half months] while Jupiter and Chiron are closer to 40% [four and one half - five months]. When the planet is done transiting in retrograde motion, it will station briefly then resume the transit in direct motion.
To adjust the times for your timezone, add or subtract the number of hours your timezone is from 0 UT. If you live in the western hemisphere (mostly the Americas) you would subtract the number of hours from the time shown on the table. Most of the eastern hemisphere will add hours to the time shown in the table.
Links are provided below for timezone calculators and retrograde information.