The Outer Planets' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2017 - 2020
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 December 15, 2018 12:45 pm UTC
Jupiter begins retrograde motion in 3 months 24 days
Saturn is currently transiting direct motion.
Saturn begins retrograde motion in 4 months 13 days
Chiron is currently transiting direct motion.
Chiron begins retrograde motion in 6 months 22 days
|Planet||Date & Time (GMT)||Sign & Event|
|Jupiter||Feb 05, 2017 06:52||Libra - S/R|
|Saturn||Apr 05, 2017 05:06||Sagittarius - S/R|
|Jupiter||Jun 09, 2017 14:02||Libra - S/D|
|Chiron||Jun 30, 2017 07:09||Pisces - S/R|
|Saturn||Aug 24, 2017 12:08||Sagittarius - S/D|
|Jupiter||Oct 10, 2017 13:20||Scorpio - I|
|Chiron||Dec 04, 2017 09:47||Pisces - S/D|
|Saturn||Dec 20, 2017 04:48||Capricorn - I|
|Jupiter||Mar 08, 2018 04:45||Scorpio - S/R|
|Chiron||Apr 17, 2018 08:07||Aries - I|
|Saturn||Apr 17, 2018 01:47||Capricorn - S/R|
|Chiron||Jul 04, 2018 04:46||Aries - S/R|
|Jupiter||Jul 10, 2018 17:02||Scorpio - S/D|
|Saturn||Sep 05, 2018 11:08||Capricorn - S/D|
|Chiron||Sep 25, 2018 00:13||Pisces - R|
|Jupiter||Nov 08, 2018 12:38||Sagittarius - I|
|Chiron||Dec 08, 2018 07:52||Pisces - S/D|
|Chiron||Feb 18, 2019 09:06||Aries - I|
|Jupiter||Apr 10, 2019 17:01||Sagittarius - S/R|
|Saturn||Apr 29, 2019 00:54||Capricorn - S/R|
|Chiron||Jul 08, 2019 23:39||Aries - S/R|
|Jupiter||Aug 11, 2019 13:37||Sagittarius - S/D|
|Saturn||Sep 17, 2019 08:46||Capricorn - S/D|
|Jupiter||Dec 02, 2019 18:20||Capricorn - I|
|Chiron||Dec 12, 2019 03:47||Aries - S/D|
|Saturn||Mar 22, 2020 03:58||Aquarius - I|
|Saturn||May 10, 2020 04:09||Aquarius - S/R|
|Jupiter||May 14, 2020 14:32||Capricorn - S/R|
|Saturn||Jul 01, 2020 23:37||Capricorn - R|
|Chiron||Jul 11, 2020 21:09||Aries - S/R|
|Jupiter||Sep 12, 2020 00:40||Capricorn - S/D|
|Saturn||Sep 28, 2020 05:11||Capricorn - S/D|
|Chiron||Dec 15, 2020 22:16||Aries - S/D|
|Saturn||Dec 17, 2020 05:03||Aquarius - I|
|Jupiter||Dec 19, 2020 13:07||Aquarius - I|
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.