The transit, or moving, planets go through the Zodiac signs at a different pace, taking anywhere from about 4 weeks for the Moon to hundreds of years for Pluto to go through the entire Zodiac. There are times when their tour in any Zodiac sign is more important and triggers major energy for the world, and one of those is when they are anaretic.
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What is the anaretic degree?
The anaretic degree is 29 degrees of any sign. There are 30 degrees in each Zodiac sign, so the anaretic degree is the very last degree. It's a point of crisis energy when the transit planets are at this position, and this can trigger all sorts of major events in the world, and set off high energy in our lives.
How exactly depends on the planet and the sign it occurs in. This can last anywhere from a few hours for the Moon, to a day or two for the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, to a week for Ceres and Jupiter, to 2 weeks for Saturn, to months for Uranus, Neptune, and Chiron, to on-and-off for a few years with Pluto.
A transit planet at the anaretic degree means the planet is gearing up to enter a new Zodiac sign, and we can feel the need to finish what we've started and get things going while we still have the chance. This can operate a little differently when this happens while the planet is retrograde, since it's coming back to the sign after being in a new sign, so we may find we're frantic to come back to something or do something over again.
How each transit planet impacts us while anaretic:
The Sun shines a light in transit, so that light can intensify while the transit Sun is anaretic. It can highlight what we need to bring attention to quickly since it only lasts about one day. The Sun is the Zodiac signs correspond to the Zodiac Seasons, so this is also the time to wrap things up from the season and prep for the next one.
The Moon brings emotional focus in transit, so emotions can intensify while the transit Moon is anaretic. We're far more likely to feel spurred on by what we feel, and motivated to take action by what is impacting us emotionally. This is only in effect for a few hours though, so you may not even feel it if it occurs during the time you're sleeping, but it does come around about every 2-3 days.
Mercury brings mental focus in transit, so mental energy can intensify while transit Mercury is anaretic. We may feel we need to take action with our plans, get things off of our chest, and gather information we need quickly. It may not be the best time for communication since we may not be thinking it through fully beforehand though. News can come quickly, good or bad, and we can be much busier than usual while this is in effect, which is about 1 day when Mercury is in forward motion. When this occurs while Mercury is retrograde, it can last longer depending on when (several days), and that can be a time when we have to review old ideas and plans, decisions and choices, and our minds may be super scattered and unfocused.
Venus brings pleasant energy in transit, so this can intensify while transit Venus is anaretic. We can feel lazier, more indulgent, and more stubborn, and while we may want to make something happen, we may not be as motivated to take action and instead want it to come to us. Action we take may be for the purpose of attracting what we want to us instead of outright going for it. Venus rules love and money, so this can also be a time where relationship issues are heightened and money matters are given more attention. This is usually in effect for about 1 day when Venus is in forward motion, and can last several days while Venus is retrograde. When this occurs during Venus retrograde, that can be a time to give heightened scrutiny to relationships, partnerships, agreements, and negotiations, and stubborn, stuck energy can be super high.
Mars brings energy and drive in transit, so energy can intensify while transit Mars is anaretic. We're super driven to take action, to get things moving while we can, and we can take initiative and go for what we want quickly. We may be impatient and impulsive because of this, and don't want to wait at all. We can be reckless, selfish, and wind up not even seeing it through fully. Anger and aggression is also increased. This is usually in effect for 2-3 days when Mars is in forward motion, and can last for a week or more while Mars is retrograde. When this occurs during Mars retrograde, this can be a time when that anger and hostility is almost too much to handle, and we're all bursting at the seams, easily frustrated and annoyed. Energy is so high, and we absolutely need something to funnel it into, otherwise it's just a time of a lot of frustration and fighting.
Ceres brings nurturing energy, so this can intensify while transit Ceres is anaretic. We may crave more nurturing and support from others, and can either give way too much ourselves, or nothing at all. We can become much more concerned about challenges others are dealing with, but may fall apart with overwhelm if we try to deal with it ourselves. We have to be careful of taking things too far, smothering ourselves or others, and try to find some peace and middle ground.
Jupiter brings expansive energy in transit, so expansion can intensify while transit Jupiter is anaretic. We want more space, more freedom to do what we want, and to pursue opportunities to expand in new, different ways. This can be a good thing, but we need to make sure we're being realistic and not buying into hollow ideas, plans, and words. Jupiter can breed laziness, so sometimes anaretic Jupiter can be a time when we talk really big but don't back it up with any action.
Saturn brings restrictive energy in transit, so restriction can intensify while transit Saturn is anaretic. We can feel the weight of our responsibilities so heavily, and it can be overwhelming. The intensity of the restrictions and limitations in our lives can feel like we're being squeezed in a vice. There can be extra challenges with the things we haven't been doing right, and we may feel like we're being tested and have to get everything right, and end up being too hard on ourselves.
Uranus brings energy for change in transit, so changes can intensify while transit Uranus is anaretic. We may be impulsive and impatient, jumping at the chance for change, desperate to make things different from how they've been before we miss our chance. This can lead to some bad decisions, and we really need to slow things down. Events may occur at a rapid pace though, and we have to do our best try to and be flexible enough to go with it but not let it ruin everything.
Neptune brings foggy energy in transit, so that fog can intensify while transit Neptune is anaretic. It can be harder to see things clearly, and we're uncertain with everything. It's always important with Neptune to have a strong connection to your intuition since that can guide you through the fog, but you may feel you have to question it at times. Deception is much easier, and we have to work on having better boundaries.
Pluto brings energy to transform in transit, so transforming can intensify while transit Pluto is anaretic. There can be massive change and upheaval occurring, and it can feel extremely unsettling or lead to struggles for power and control. There is likely a major ending happening, something big that needs to be finished or finally understood or let go of, and this can be a challenge. It may be ripped up from the roots, and the lasting important of this change can stick around for a while.
Chiron brings healing energy in transit, so healing can intensify while transit Chiron is anaretic. We may feel like we need to heal something quickly before we lose the chance, but this rushing through healing may lead to further problems. We may not be as sensitive to our own needs or the needs of others, which can lead to extra wounding. It's important to be steady with healing and let it flow as it wants.
Suggested Reading: Zodiac Signs at the Anaretic Degree