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The Outer Planets' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2015 - 2018

Jupiter * Saturn * Chiron

Updated May 1, 2016 by J McCaul

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).

Scroll down to middle of chart for current 2016 transit information.

Today is May 4, 2016 7:55 am UTC


Jupiter Jupiter 13°Virgo 18' Retrograde
Saturn Saturn 15°Sagittarius 11' Retrograde
Chiron Chiron 24°Pisces 1'
Jupiter is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Jupiter begins direct motion in 5 days 4 hours 18 minutes

Saturn is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Saturn begins direct motion in 3 months 9 days

Chiron is currently transiting direct motion.
Chiron begins retrograde motion in 1 month 23 days

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
  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  
  Jupiter     Jan 07, 2016 04:40     Virgo   - S/R  
  Saturn     Mar 24, 2016 10:00     Sagittarius   - S/R  
  Jupiter     May 09, 2016 12:14     Virgo   - S/D  
  Chiron     Jun 26, 2016 11:10     Pisces   - S/R  
  Saturn     Aug 12, 2016 09:50     Sagittarius   - S/D  
  Jupiter     Sep 09, 2016 11:18     Libra   - I  
  Chiron     Nov 30, 2016 09:52     Pisces   - S/D  
  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  

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.




Ingress/Retrograde Chart Links



The Planets Now

Jupiter Jupiter 13°Virgo 18' Retrograde
Saturn Saturn 15°Sagittarius 11' Retrograde
Chiron Chiron 24°Pisces 1'
Uranus Uranus 21°Aries 50'
Neptune Neptune 11°Pisces 37'
Pluto Pluto 17°Capricorn 25' Retrograde
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