The Outer Planets' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2015 - 2018
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 August 29, 2016 2:40 pm UTC
Jupiter begins retrograde motion in 5 months 8 days
Saturn is currently transiting direct motion.
Saturn begins retrograde motion in 7 months 6 days
Chiron is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Chiron begins direct motion in 3 months 2 days
|Planet||Date & 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.