In astrology, each planet has a specified orbit that is based on time. In a personal horoscope, when a planet returns to the position at birth, this is called a return. These return periods bring important experiences based on a specific planet and sign placement. The following is a guide to help you understand astrological returns, and how to make the most of these important energetic periods.
Timing and Planetary Cycles
Each of the 12 planetary bodies of the zodiac has a timed orbit and/or cycle. Some planets have faster cycles lasting a few days, weeks, or months such as the moon, Mercury, and Venus while others the outer planets such as Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto have longer orbits that can last several years or decades. The return period of each planet is based on the length of time it takes for the planet to return to its initial position.