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Introduction to Retrogrades (Astro Psychology Oriented)

1. The transiting and Progressed Rx Planets make a huge impact on the individual's Psyche or pattern of thinking.

2. I am also adding each planets planetary Moon , which appears to retrograde with respect to the Planet

Mercury Retrograde
* reconsiders before speaking
* lots of inner conversation and thoughts
* expresses self better in writing
* feels misunderstood

Venus Retrograde

* reconsiders before expressing love or affection
* relates awkwardly to others
* doubts the love others offer
* can become obsessed in relationships
* feels let down by the commitment level of others

More examples can be found in Skyviewzone:
http://www.skyviewzone.com/astrology...adeplanets.htm


The Planetary Moon Retrogration shows multiple levels which also have an effect on the individual Psyche . For more info on planetary moons:

Space Today Online - Moons of the Solar System -

Demois = Planetary Moon of Mars = Multiple Qualities of Mars

Ganymede = Planetary Moon of Jupiter = Multiple Qualities of Jupiter

Titian = Planetary Moon of Saturn = Multiple Qualities of Saturn

Miranada = Planetary Moon of Uranus = Multiple Qualities of Uranus

Triton = Planetary Moon of Saturn = Multiple Qualities of Neptune

Charon = Planetary Moon of Pluto = Multiple Qualities of Pluto *

*Please Note = Charon and Chiron are not the same!
a. Chiron = Being an Asteriod is associated with the wounded healer = I don't use Chiron so I am not talking about it .

b. I don't use Moon Nodes aka North Node and South Node

3.As a rule of my personal observation the Retrogradation generally starts affecting the individuals psyche 3 days prior to the actual retrogradation.

There are 3 phases in the Retrograde cycle .

Starting Phase
Middle Phase
Ending phase

How to find out the 3 phases of the Retrogradation?
Answer: Number of Days of Retrogradation / 3


Example: Mercury Rx has last almost 21 days
21 days /3 = 7 Days
Starting Phase = 7 days
Middle Phase = 7 days
Ending phase = 7 days


Just like a bell curve (Normal Distribution Curve) in Mathematics . The Middle phase of any Retrograde planet does affect the individual more than starting and ending phase of the Retrogration cycle.

Slower moving planets aka Jupiter, Saturn , Uranus , Neptune and Pluto have a larger impact in terms of Retrogration than Faster moving planet aka Venus , Mercury and Mars.

4. The Aspect involved with Retrograde Planets.

Every aspect in the Natal Chart has a Zodiac Sign Quality

a. Conjunction = Aries quality = Arousing Quality = Sun/Moon Triggered

b. Semi Sextile = Taurus and Piscean Quality = Mercury Triggered

c. Sextile = Gemini and Aquarius Quality = Stimulating Quality = Venus Triggered

d. Square = Cancer and Capricorn Quality = Stressful Quality = Mars Triggered

e. Trine = Leo and Sagittarian Quality = Harmonious Quality = Jupiter Triggered

f. Quincunx (Inconjunct) = Virgo and Scorpio Quality = Problematic Quality = Saturn Triggered

g. Opposition = Libra Quality = Complementary Quality = Saturn Triggered

Its important to note what type of aspect the planet is making with a Retrograde planet ,whether its an Opening or closing Aspect.

Opening Aspect = When 2 planets form a First XX angle ( XX = 30 , 60 , 90 , 120, 150 ) of their cycle and start out in the signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, or Virgo its called an Opening Aspect

Closing Aspect = When 2 Planets form the Last YY angle (YY = 30 , 60 , 90 , 120 , 150 ) of their cycle and start out in the signs Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces, its called an Closing Aspect.

More in depth explanation of "Opening" and "Closing" Aspects



1.Conjunction = 00= Aries Quality
2.Semi Semi-Sextile = 30 = Taurus and Pisces Quality
**Aries Semi Sextile to Taurus = Opening Semi Sextile
**Aries Semi Sextile to Pisces = Closing Semi Sextile
3.Sextile = 60 = Gemini and Aquarius Quality
** Aries Sextile to Gemini = Opening Sextile
** Aries Sextile to Aquarius = Closing Sextile
4.Square = 90 =Cancer and Capricorn Quality
** Aries Square Cancer = Opening Square
**Aries Square Capricorn = Closing Square
5.Trine = 120= Leo and Sagittarius Quality
** Aries Trine Leo = Opening Trine
**Aries Trine Sagittarius = Closing Trine
6.Qunicunx = 150= Virgo and Scorpio Quality
**Aries Qunicunx Virgo = Opening Qunicunx
**Aries Qunicunx Scorpio = Closing Qunicunx.
7.Opposition = 180=Libra Quality

Similarly here you can replace any Aries sign with any other sign. Generally the signs are from Aries to Pisces in an anticlockwise direction keeping the direction (Anticlockwise in mind) we have to see whether the aspect is opening of closing ..
For example
let assume Mercury in Sagittarius Square Saturn in Pisces = its Closing Square since Sagittarius lies ahead of Pisces So the aspect is Capricorn Quality

Another example Mars in Capricorn trine Venus in Taurus = here Capricorn is at the end and Taurus is ahead of though its start from end and finishes at the start hence its closing trine hence it will have an Trine Aspect will be closing hence it will have a Sagittarian Quality.

Similarly here you can replace any Aries sign with any other sign. Generally the signs are from Aries to Pisces in an anticlockwise direction keeping the direction (Anticlockwise in mind) we have to see whether the aspect is opening of closing ..
For example:
let assume Mercury in Sagittarius Square Saturn in Pisces = its Closing Square since Sagittarius lies ahead of Pisces So the aspect is Capricorn Quality

Another example Mars in Capricorn trine Venus in Taurus = here Capricorn is at the end and Taurus is ahead of though its start from end and finishes at the start hence its closing trine hence it will have an Trine Aspect will be closing hence it will have a Sagittarian Quality.

According to the Huber school of astrology, there are 4 levels of experiencing any Aspect. If there is an aspect between a Retrograde planet and another planet, the person has a challenge in achieving these levels.

4 Levels of Aspects
a. Personal Level
b. Emotional Level
c. Mental Level
d. Transformational Level

Each and every individual should try to attain the 4th level.


Note about the "4 levels"

Think about the "levels" of a sign (e.g., such as for Scorpio: snake, lizard, scorpion, eagle). The basic idea is simple: different people use different "levels" of their energy. The more the person has worked with and developed themselves, the "higher" the level of energy they are able to "tap into".


The Huber school of astrological thought has developed this system to describe these different levels. These levels won't be appropriate for everyone, but it does show that there isn't simply one "hard and fast" rule for interpreting a particular aspect;the astrologer has to work to understand the person themselves in order to better understand how that aspect works in people's lives.


A few short steps to analyze a chart using the Huber school method:

1. Cast the chart at Astro.com or any Astrology Program you have
2. Count the number of Aspects which are highest in number from Conjunction to Opposition .
3. Let's say the number of conjunctions are 8 ...so its an indicator the individual core central theme of his/her life revolves round the Aries Quality. or There are 5 to 6 Trines, then its a Leo and Sagittarian Quality
4. Now check the number of Opening or Closing Aspect , If the number of aspect are closing aspects (example Closing Trines) then its Sagittarian Quality .
5. The Aspect define the core thinking pattern of the psyche .

References:
http://www.skyviewzone.com/astrology/retrogradeplanets.htm

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Last edited by wilsontc; 02-10-2010 at 04:44 PM.