We are experiencing a unique phenomena right now. All the planets are moving in a forward motion! While this isn’t rare to the point of being a “once in a lifetime” happening, it isn’t something that happens all the time.
In actuality, the retrograde motion of the planets is really an illusion. The planets don’t suddenly decide to move backward in their journey around the Sun. What’s actually happening is caused by the motion of the Earth passing the other planets in their solar orbit.
Direct motion or prograde motion is viewed in the night sky as planets moving from west to east. When the Earth catches up to one of those planets, its motion appears to stop in the sky and then begin to go from east to west. This is retrograde motion. Then as the Earth continues to move past the planet, that planet eventually appears to begin…
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