The Influence of Planets in Astrology
The characteristic configuration of the Sun, the Moon, and the planets in the zodiac of the day you were born, as well as their transit movements across the celestial vault in the past, present, and future, has a great influence in astrology.
In astrology, the planets are subdivided into two categories: personal planets and transpersonal planets.
The personal planets are the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. These are considered fast planets because they take less time to cross the zodiacal circle (minimum 28 days for the Moon, and maximum a year and 220 days for Mars). As they pass from one astrological sign to another, they balance their energies in a different way for each person.
The transpersonal planets have a slower movement, and they need between 12 and 249 years to cross the entire Zodiac. For this reason, they are also called collective planets, except Jupiter and Saturn, which are faster than the rest. These are Uranus, Neptune and, Pluto. The collective planets remain in a zodiacal sign for many consecutive years, and their energies influence one or more generations, having a much less significant influence on individual personality.
The Three Major Planetary Cycles That Will Begin in 2020:
In 2020, the “Big Transformation” begins:
- The movement of Saturn and Pluto will start on January 20th of 2020, and it will last 34 years.
- The movement of Jupiter and Pluto will start on July 31st of 2020, and it will last 12 years.
- The movement of Jupiter and Saturn will start on November 2nd of 2020, and it will last 20 years
Retrograde Planets in 2020
February 17th – March 10th: Mercury retrograde in Pisces and Aquarius
For the first time during this year, in February 2020, Mercury is in retrograde motion, transiting the Pisces and Aquarius .
Therefore, during this period, we might encounter difficulties and delays in communication, intellect, details, finances, commerce, communication means, and transport.
On one hand, Pisces is a Water sign, so this period can bring a lot of inspiration, imagination, and artistic sense, increased creativity and the capacity to apply the things we feel. Also, these difficulties can be related to water and installations, in general. For example, broken pipes, flooding, either caused by too much rain or by something broken.
On the other hand, Mercury in Pisces is directly connected to the Universe. Mercury retrograde in Pisces can increase awareness and intuition and can lead to the understanding and discovery of some unknown things.
June 18th – July 12th: Mercury retrograde in Cancer
Feelings start to affect our judgment, and we can’t count on our intuition. We focus on family, house, children, and we risk becoming introverted.
October 14th – November 3rd: Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and Libra
We should not take things too seriously or try to manipulate other people: it will lead to issues.
In this period, we return to morality, and we are bothered by any injustice, but it is also a time when we find it difficult to make decisions. In case we need to sign contracts, it would be good to delay it. Issues in the relationship with the partner can occur.
May 13th – June 25th: Venus retrograde in Gemini
Venus in apparent retrograde motion is a period when we reconsider all our values (the value of a romantic relationship, the value of a partner, personal value, material goods, money) in order to figure out if they still make sense or if they need to be adjusted. This is a time when we rethink certain contracts, associations, partnerships, when friends or lovers from the past reappear in our lives, and when we reevaluate certain relationships, purchases, values, wishes, and present necessities.
Those who don’t fit in “our relational projects” will be eliminated from our lives, and it is the best time when we can give up the partners who don’t meet our requirements and harm or hold us back, who don’t offer us a positive perspective on life.
The energy of Venus retrograde in Gemini is a “karmic signature” of soul and mind. Venus retrograde in Gemini will teach us that expressed love can solve any issue.
September 9th – November 14th: Mars retrograde in Aries
During this period, the Aries is going to feel blocked, in the impossibility to successfully finalize any plans. The natives will feel frustrated and helpless. They need to be patient and to take as much time as they need.
May 14th – September 13th: Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn
During the retrograde motion of Jupiter, people tend to learn from their own experience certain lessons related to faith, and some situations can occur when it is necessary to make adjustments regarding large-scale projects. If you need to travel during these periods, try to better organize the trips and don’t panic if you lose your luggage. You will learn to never count on other people’s help and you will become more adaptable to reality.
May 11th – September 29th: Saturn retrograde in Aquarius and Capricorn
During the periods when Saturn is in retrograde motion, you will encounter delays or blockages while doing certain activities, but it depends very much on what house from the natal map is Saturn retrograde in transit, and if in that house Saturn meets other personal planets, the situation will be completely personalized. You will work harder or you will make a bigger effort to accomplish your plans, and it is not excluded to make certain adjustments or to reevaluate your plans for better efficiency. Usually, Saturn requires better organizing and restructuring of information. The relationship with certain authorities becomes more complicated, so in order to finalize any action, you will need patience and perseverance.
August 12th, 2019 – January 11th, 2020: Uranus retrograde in Taurus
While Uranus is in retrograde motion, it is good to expect any kind of surprises. Uranus can cause extreme situations and chaos, but it can also bring unforgettable moments! You can be overwhelmed by anxiety or the desire the make changes during this period, this is why it is recommended to take time to analyze yourself and to determine the cause of these states, and what you need in order to evaluate to a new level. It is indicated to write down any idea that comes to your mind, no matter how strange or absurd it might seem. Starting a journal is a wonderful idea.
June 23rd – November 29th: Neptune retrograde in Pisces
eptune is the planet of dreams and imagination, and its retrograde motion is Pisces, the sign that it governs, comes with a strong impact on these natives, but also on the other astrological signs.
Neptune in Pisces urges us towards mysticism, forcing us to listen to our intuition and imagination, to use our imagination, to explore our fantasies, while its retrograde motion compels us to face the reality, to not let ourselves prey to dreams, it brings us with the feet on the ground, and it makes us face our fears and anxieties. This is a time when hidden secrets and truths can come out.
April 25th – October 4th: Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
Basically, Pluto retrograde is associated with the demolition and destruction of certain situations out of the necessity to innovate and to find motivation, truth, and inner peace. It gets us ready for a period of major changes, rebirth, and full reconstruction when it will restart its direct motion.
Pluto retrograde in Capricorn is pushing us to investigate our organizing capacity, self-control, and self-education, the capacity to plan, to take concrete actions, to manage resources, and the ability to progress to a new level through our own efforts, work, maturity, and seriousness.
Moon’s Influence in Horoscope
The phase of the moon during birth has a particular influence on the behavioral characteristics, four typologies being distinguished:
People born during the first quarter (day 1 – day 7.5): they are optimistic, full of energy, authoritative, and they are usually governed by Aries. They like to take initiative, especially in the love life, they are very determined, and they have all the chances to succeed in life. They sometimes tend to have exaggerated reactions. They find success early on in life because of the ambition and determination they prove.
People born during the second quarter (day 7.5 – day 15): they are charismatic, ambitious, and they have a very sociable nature, being mostly influenced by Leo and Cancer. They have a magnetic personality, attracting a great number of people, and they enjoy the attention they receive. They have a very strong motivation to accomplish important things in life. They don’t get angry very easily, but when they do, the consequences are considerable.
People born during the third quarter (day 15 – day 22.5): they are sensitive and intuitive, with a very developed sense of observation, being influenced in particular by Scorpio and Libra. They value the friendship relationships, being attracted by strong people that can help them fulfill their objectives. They have the tendency to be tense and absent-minded. They are the most successful when they are middle-aged.
People born during the fourth quarter (day 22.5 – day 29): they are similar to the Capricorn and Pisces natives, being meticulous, extremely organized and very intuitive, often counting on intuition in the detriment of logic. They are sensitive and they can be easily bothered by the exaggerate requests of others. Their personal development is a bit slower, but sure, and they will be unexpectedly successful later on in life.
For some people, especially for the Water signs natives (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), the Moon has a greater influence than the Sun in terms of the most profound personal wishes, intuition, imagination, sentimentalism, protection, and adaptability.
If there is no balance in the relationship with the Moon, these characteristics can degenerate in irritability, anxiety, oscillating states of affectivity, and irrationality.
The Moon influences the health of the digestive system, stomach, pancreases, the left eye in men, and the right eye in women, ovaries, breast, and genital organs. The Moon dominates the Cancer sign, which governs the IV house of the Zodiac.