One of my readers asked me about Nessus conjunct her ASC. She told me she did not have the urge to be abusive, which would be the classic interpretation for Nessus conj the ASC. I asked her if it was Retrograde and it was. Hence, I started thinking about Retrograde planets. Some people like to complicate Astrology but I like to simplify it. If a field cannot be fun and practical, what good is it? Hence, I hope to take some of the mystery out of Retrograde Planets with this article.
I have several Retrograde Planets so have watched the workings from a personal vantage point. The easiest one to see is Mercury Retro because one uses one’s mind at all times. Mercury represents one’s mind and one’s communication style. I noticed that I learn in an unusual way. I could see this in college more than high school. I had to learn a subject from the basics up. I would get children’s books in Biology, Chemistry and any subject I had to tackle which was hard. Once I learned, I seemed to really retain it and more importantly, could be creative with it. However, I did not learn fast like some of my fellow students who could sit in a Chemistry class and imbibe the information. I would notice that some of them could not retain it that well, though.At any rate, I have to learn in a building block way. I have to understand a subject VERY deeply. This is a classic trait for Retrograde Planets. They call for depth. The call for an inner mechanism of going deeply into the realm of the planet before one can come out. However, when one comes out, one will be like a diamond pressured to such a degree that the coal became a fine gem.
I hope I am making myself clear. I will give other examples with Chiron and Neptune Retrograde, which I have, as well. Neptune Retro makes one search for God deeply. I, always, wanted to know God. When I was in college and saw all the girls joining the sororities and all the guys having keg parties, I thought there must be more than this. I, always, questioned the meaning of life from the time I was a child. I was reading Edgar Cayce and Jeanne Dixon books when I was twelve. Many superficial things in life seem silly to me. I think part of this is Neptune Retro which makes for a very spiritual person and naturally so. One must go deeply into the subject of God before one can come out the other side. Again, the key word for Retro planets is depth.
If we want to talk about Chiron Retro, we must talk about pain. The native with Chiron Retro will have the opportunity to go deeply into pain. Will they take the opportunity to go within and come out the other side? I don’t know. Some people will deny pain. Some people will use addictions to mitigate pain. However, these things mask it only. The Chiron Retro native must touch it, taste it and dwell in it before he learns his lessons. THEN, he will be called upon to teach, as is the lesson with Chiron.
The subject of Asteroids Retrograde sparked this article, so I will address them. To tell the truth, I have not given Asteroids Retro much thought. Someone I respected told me that Asteroids Retro were not that important and I took that on faith. However, now I am rethinking it. Everything in the chart matters. Nothing is meaningless. God made the charts as the blueprint of our lives and God lives in the details. Hence, I think a Nessus Retro will operate differently that a Nessus Direct. Please, leave your Comments as usual. They are like little letters I get in my mailbox 😀