Between June 26 and July 10th, five planets will be retrograde. This includes, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. On August 7, Uranus and Mercury are retrograde, making it six retrograde planets, and Chiron is also retrograde. (Chiron an asteroid-'the wounded healer.'). We have not seen this many retrograde planets since May, 2016.
This means summer is not the best time for launching new activities or starting new projects. What we can expect is to be going back over things started in the past, making corrections, making changes, re-vamping and redoing. In some cases people may decide something isn't right, or to their liking, or it may just seem like paddling upstream to start something new.
Either way, starting businesses, jobs, even new relationships on a retrograde Mars is not a good idea because when Mars turns direct and moves forward things may change or not turn out as planned.
Retrogrades are a part of the natural cycle and this should not be viewed as a negative. Sometimes we have to live in the moment, rather than the past or future, and this will be the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. And dip your toes into the ocean and just enjoy the summer. After all, we can blink and things will change once again.
Here is how the retrograde cycle works for summer:
June 26, Mars retrogrades
June 26-July 10, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto retrograde
July 10, Jupiter turns direct
July 26, Mercury retrogrades
August 7, Uranus retrogrades
August 19, Mercury turns direct
August 27, Mars turns direct
September 6, Saturn turns direct