Reviewing the Retrograde

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Not as unusual as you may think.
So five or more planets retrograde at the same time… This happens more often than not, so it’s pretty normal, just like each year you get the different seasons, some are more extreme than others, some impact you more personally. Astrology is a little similar to this, there are cycles, it’s constantly moving and doing its thing, just like the weather.

Well yes you may wonder what on earth drove me to question the recent hype about ‘five planets retrograde hasn’t happened in over a decade’ headliners, perhaps it’s all that Scorpio investigative, quest to find the truth, my degrees of trusting, digging deeper, or perhaps I’m bored and have nothing better to do than question the current hype.
Whatever the driving force is I spent some time looking back over the years. Starting in the present 2016 and eventually stopping in 1988.
I did it for me, myself and I, to quench my thirst for the truth, boarder line obsession to know if it was true, and to see if I could somehow discover a pattern or something that could link this year, the five retrogrades to the time before, when this happened (as it has been loosely stated ‘a decade or so ago’).

I’ve chosen to share this because well I feel that the truth has been manipulated and although the current planets that are retrograde together now haven’t occurred in the same pattern before, there have definitely been five or more planets retrograde at the same time with more frequency than one may of been led to believe.
So any amount of fear that may or may not of been generated by ‘five planets retrograde’ can be reassessed – we’ve done it multiple times, it’s a common occurrence, the world, you and I have experienced these energies and are well versed in these energies, and we will continue to experience these energies is varying degrees in the future.

On that note, you can read about it, you can learn more about it, you can integrate the knowledge from it into your life, you can choose how much or how little you delve into it, you can be as prepared as much or as little as you like. It’s Life Live it!
I live in Melbourne so I’ve got the sunblock, the umbrella, the coat and the Tshirt.

Below I have listed the month and year that had five or more retrograde planets together. This is not conclusive, and there may of been more years within this time frame that had five or more planets retrograde at the same time, but my thirst had been quenched and I stopped looking.

Note – Retrogrades are not Rare.
The outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, retrograde once a year, this includes Chiron.
The two planets closest to Earth retrograde less often – Mars retrogrades approximately once every two years, while Venus retrogrades approximately once every 19 months.
Mercury retrogrades 3, sometimes 4 times a year.
June 1988
Uranus in Sagittarius
Saturn in Sagittarius
Neptune in Capricorn
Venus in Gemini
Mercury in Gemini
Pluto in Scorpio

May 1989
Pluto in Scorpio
Uranus in Capricorn
Neptune in Capricorn
Saturn in Capricorn
Mercury in Gemini

August 1991
Saturn in Aquarius
Venus in Virgo
Mercury in Virgo
Uranus in Capricorn
Neptune in Capricorn

July 1993
Neptune in Capricorn
Uranus in Capricorn
Saturn in Aquarius
Mercury in Cancer
Pluto in Scorpio

June 1994
Pluto in Scorpio
Neptune in Capricorn
Uranus in Capricorn
Mercury in Cancer
Jupiter in Scorpio

June 1995
Pluto in Scorpio
Jupiter in Sagittarius
Neptune in Capricorn
Uranus in Capricorn
Mercury in Gemini

July 1999
Neptune in Aquarius
Uranus in Aquarius
Mercury in Leo
Venus in Virgo
Chiron in Scorpio
Pluto in Sagittarius

August 2003
Uranus in Pisces
Mars in Pisces
Mercury in Virgo
Pluto in Sagittarius
Chiron in Capricorn
Neptune in Aquarius

September 2010
Neptune in Aquarius
Chiron in Aquarius
Uranus in Pisces
Jupiter in Aries
Mercury in Virgo
Pluto in Capricorn

July 2015
Pluto in Capricorn
Neptune in Pisces
Chiron in Pisces
Uranus in Aries
Venus in Virgo
Saturn in Scorpio

April 2016
Mars in Sagittarius
Saturn in Sagittarius
Pluto in Capricorn
Mercury in Taurus
Jupiter in Virgo