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Transpersonal Planets' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2015 - 2018

Uranus * Neptune * Pluto

Updated May 1, 2016 by J McCaul

Below is a table for Uranus, Neptune and Pluto Ingress & Retrograde dates, times (UTC), retrograde countdown, and zodiac signs for the next few years. Many people wonder when will the planet be in retrograde motion. The countdown has been included at the top of the retrograde/ingress table 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 26, 2016 10:20 pm UTC


Uranus Uranus 22°Aries 57'
Neptune Neptune 11°Pisces 57'
Pluto Pluto 17°Capricorn 9' Retrograde
Uranus is currently transiting direct motion.
Uranus begins retrograde motion in 2 months 3 days

Neptune is currently transiting direct motion.
Neptune begins retrograde motion in 17 days 22 hours 21 minutes

Pluto is currently transiting retrograde motion.
Pluto begins direct motion in 4 months

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
  Pluto     Apr 16, 2015 03:54     Capricorn   - S/R  
  Neptune     Jun 11, 2015 09:07     Pisces   - S/R  
  Uranus     Jul 25, 2015 10:37     Aries   - S/R  
  Pluto     Sep 24, 2015 06:57     Capricorn   - S/D  
  Neptune     Nov 18, 2015 16:30     Pisces   - S/D  
  Uranus     Dec 25, 2015 03:52     Aries   - S/D  
  Pluto     Apr 17, 2016 07:25     Capricorn   - S/R  
  Neptune     Jun 13, 2016 20:42     Pisces   - S/R  
  Uranus     Jul 29, 2016 21:06     Aries   - S/R  
  Pluto     Sep 25, 2016 15:02     Capricorn   - S/D  
  Neptune     Nov 19, 2016 04:37     Pisces   - S/D  
  Uranus     Dec 28, 2016 09:28     Aries   - S/D  
  Pluto     Apr 19, 2017 12:48     Capricorn   - S/R  
  Neptune     Jun 15, 2017 11:10     Pisces   - S/R  
  Uranus     Aug 02, 2017 05:31     Aries   - S/R  
  Pluto     Sep 28, 2017 19:35     Capricorn   - S/D  
  Neptune     Nov 21, 2017 14:20     Pisces   - S/D  
  Uranus     Jan 02, 2018 14:10     Aries   - S/D  
  Pluto     Apr 21, 2018 15:26     Capricorn   - S/R  
  Uranus     May 15, 2018 15:16     Taurus   - I  
  Neptune     Jun 18, 2018 23:27     Pisces   - S/R  
  Uranus     Aug 07, 2018 16:49     Taurus   - S/R  
  Pluto     Sep 30, 2018 02:03     Capricorn   - S/D  
  Uranus     Nov 06, 2018 18:59     Aries   - R  
  Neptune     Nov 24, 2018 01:08     Pisces   - S/D  

Understanding Transits and Retrogrades of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

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. Uranus typically retrogrades about 155 days. Neptune's retrograde period typically is about 160 days and Pluto's retrograde frame is approximately 165 days. The retrogrades for Pluto, Neptune and Uranus are generally about 40 percent to 45 percent of the year. When the planet is done transiting in retrograde motion, it will station briefly then resume the transit in direct motion.

The Astrology Promise of Uranus in Retrograde

Uranus' influence is the epitome of "expect the unexpected." Regardless of the direction of Uranus' transit, we must navigate the sudden changes that get thrown out. Some of us thrive on routine and consistency, and when Uranus has game, we feel like we're thrown into a proverbial blender. The sudden changes are actually subdued somewhat while Uranus' transit is retrograde. The period of Uranus retrograde allows us chance to think a little about our reaction to changes. It also gives us a chance to rethink and organize our need for change. Many groups formed while Uranus is direct, actually find more structure and organization after Uranus has begun retrograde motion.

The Astrology Promise of Neptune in Retrograde

Neptune's influence is considered to be creative, dream based and spiritual. We tend to walk around a bit more hopeful and optimistic while Neptune's transit is direct (moving forward). We may be more optimistic because we have an ideal or a fantasy that we hope to achieve. When Neptune's transit retrogrades, our dreams and ideals may start to drip away as reality forces us to come to terms with any portion of the dream that is based on fantasy. We will need to rethink our creative side, as well, since we may start to experience dissatisfaction with our current path or creative focus.

The Astrology Promise of Pluto in Retrograde

Pluto's influence is considered to be evolving, regenerative and transforming. When Pluto's transit is direct (moving forward) we tend to change from the "outside" in as the situations around us typically force us to evaluate our predicaments. When Pluto's transit retrogrades, we reverse this process to an inside-out evolution. Our internal forces seem to break down or redirect us so that we can see our own need for change rather than being forced into the process by others.

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 13°Virgo 43'
Saturn Saturn 13°Sagittarius 40' Retrograde
Chiron Chiron 24°Pisces 49'
Uranus Uranus 22°Aries 57'
Neptune Neptune 11°Pisces 57'
Pluto Pluto 17°Capricorn 9' Retrograde
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