You have heard the hype about retrogrades, but what are they, really? When a planet or asteroid passes the Earth in its journey around the Sun, it seems as though the planet is moving in reverse. However, this is an illusion. It like two trains passing at different speeds, one appears to be going backward. When a planet goes retrograde (for a few weeks, or sometimes even months), everything that falls under that planet’s jurisdiction can go a bit haywire. In other words, when planets reverse their course, delays and chaos can ensue.