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The Outer Planets' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2017 - 2020

Jupiter * Saturn * Chiron

Updated December 1, 2018 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 2018 transit information.

Today is December 13, 2018 10:25 am UTC


Jupiter Jupiter Sagittarius 46'
Saturn Saturn Capricorn 13'
Chiron Chiron 27°Pisces 54'
Jupiter is currently transiting direct motion.
Jupiter begins retrograde motion in 3 months 26 days

Saturn is currently transiting direct motion.
Saturn begins retrograde motion in 4 months 15 days

Chiron is currently transiting direct motion.
Chiron begins retrograde motion in 6 months 24 days

PlanetDate & 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.





Ingress/Retrograde Chart Links



The Planets Today

Jupiter Jupiter Sagittarius 46'
Saturn Saturn Capricorn 13'
Chiron Chiron 27°Pisces 54'
Uranus Uranus 28°Aries 52' Retrograde
Neptune Neptune 13°Pisces 48'
Pluto Pluto 20°Capricorn 0'
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