“Directed or moving backwards”
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What is retrograde?
There are certain periods throughout every year when the planets move in the opposite direction than they normally do. This is when the planets move in retrograde.
How long are planets in retrograde?
The time period each planet is in retrograde varies. The outer planets of the solar system move slower which causes them to stay in retrograde longer. Their time frame varies between 4 to 5 months within a year. The inner planets of the solar system move faster than the outer planets, which allows retrograde for shorter periods of time. Their time frame varies between 3 weeks to 3 months. However, the inner planets are in retrograde more often!
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What does it mean when planets are direct?
The planets stop moving in retrograde. They reverse and move forward again instead…