Pluto is currently in retrograde, with 157 days left. Hang in there!
Solar activity was very low. Spots re-emerged in Region 2760 (S06W17, Cro/beta), but despite the redevelopment, the magnetic gradient was loose and only weak shear was present. Newly numbered Region 2762 (N24W48, Bxo/beta) emerged but was also inactive and showed signs of decay as the period progressed.
There is currently only one planet in retrograde.
Don’t expect that transformative events just kind of slow down and things mellow during this retrograde cycle, because it does not work that way. Pluto’s going backwards alright, right down into your shadow. It’s a good time to unpack some baggage lest you start projection vomiting it everywhere.
The Solar System at a Glance
Solar wind parameters reflected mostly nominal conditions. Total magnetic field strength ranged from 1-5 nT, and the Bz component was benign. Solar wind speeds averaged near 350 km/s. Phi was predominantly negative during the period.
There is a 15% chance of solar activity, with a 1% chance of a minor event, a 1% chance of a moderate event, and a 1% chance of a strong event.
Not in Retrograde
Retrograde ends on 4 October, 2020
Fun Fact About Mercury
A day on the surface of Mercury lasts 176 Earth days, but a year on Mercury takes only 88 Earth days!