the existential astrologer

Retrograde planets function as if they are closer to the earth – they have a stronger influence but their influence is inverted – we see the “other side” of the issues represented by those planets. Sometimes the influence of the retrograde planet is passive and we need to work with it to avoid frustration during retrograde periods. Understanding what the planets represent in retrograde we can work consciously to bring these principles out in our lives – especially if the retrograde planets are in the natal chart. We need all principles and influences represented by the planets to flow so unlocking these potentials is key to dealing with problems those planets may be causing through excessive or insufficient influence. The retrograde motion of planets is apparent – the planets only go backwards from the perspective of the earth. Sun and Moon never go retrograde – the Sun is the spark of life…

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