The planets function as magnetic energies, radiating or absorbing energy according to their polarity. Through the study of them, and of their transits, we can help to observe the different ways in which each human being can take advantage of these energies. The retrograde planets do not work in the same way, and if we try to understand them as if they were direct, we can do little to help our consultants. The retrograde planets work energetically in three phases that are:
Living the future.
Have the feeling of having lived it.
Repeat the past.
The first two phases happen too internally so that they can be registered by the astrologer, the third phase is the easiest to be noticed, and from it, to work with the consultant.
Not only do retrograde planets lead the individual to the nearer past through repetitions, they also lead him to times and past life experiences.
It is as if there were parallel times in the person, and lived different experiences.
While the direct energies are going to live in the present, the retrograde ones coexist with the same ones but from times past.
A retrograde planet takes the energy of the sign in which it is, and directs this energy to the past, reliving the experiences already lived in other incarnations because they were not satisfactory or because they were not finished, and the house in which it is said Energy, will be the area of experimentation of the same.
The retrograde planets also show us the need for connection that the individual has with the spiritual world.
Most individuals possess at least one retrograde planet, but we can find more, up to eight, and more retrograde, greater need to connect with the spiritual has the individual, and greater will be their temporary displacement.
Mercury retrograde represents the conscious mind of the individual capturing the ideas from past times.
Usually the individual does not realize it, but he observes that others do not interpret it, this happens because he does not know how to transmit everything he knows in a way that is understandable to others.
It pays more attention to form than depth of knowledge.
In general you will feel misunderstood, so you will try to get in touch with others.
Its retrograde process allows it to have a good concentration, which makes it a good student.
In the area of sexuality, communication with the opposite sex is difficult.
His major problems will be revealed in the links, since the permanent going to the past, makes it relate the present links with the old, and this will interfere in their normal relations.
The advice will be to focus your attention on reality, on the present.
Venus represents the affections, the love, and for that it will represent the repetition of loves of the past, that is to say that it permanently feels the pain of the memory of the affective frustrations of the past.
He has a tendency to repeat affective stories in which he will be deceived or hurt, because when he seeks, for fear, not to repeat the pain of other stories, he will fall into them, and many times he will leave the loved one without realizing that he loves him Deeply, and will do so to avoid being left by the other, and then will suffer in silence for the loss.
You will live each story as if it were the old one, and therefore it will be very difficult to live your affective present.
He will suspect everyone who says he loves him. He will tend to remain alone with his ideal affections, and will have a tendency toward homosexuality, although it is difficult for him to practice and assume.
(It should be clarified that the human being is born bisexual and defines his sexuality during his childhood and pre-teaching, as is explained in Freudian theory, and we are speaking, in this particular case, of a tendency resulting from affective repression towards the other sex , Not an affirmation of such homosexuality.)
The advice for these individuals is to deepen their affective frustrations, to observe that they need to cleanse their past in order to be able to relate in the present.
Mars represents male sexual energy, willpower, action.
In the retrograde position, everyday actions are a recreation of the past, the individual will try to reproduce in this life the links and actions that were satisfactory to him in previous incarnations, and for that reason, he will try to assign to the people with whom he interrelates, figures Or characters no longer exist.
All this will cause him to try to induce those around him, to act as if they were those others he claims to bring from the past.
Its energy center moves to the past, to the place where its strength was most powerful, and reacts today, as if it were the response to the actions generated in that yesterday.
Generally there are grudges (from rage, revenge, etc.) that come from the past, which weigh heavily in this incarnation.
Their sexuality is going to be difficult because they will react to the sexual stimuli, taking as parameters customs or antiquated reactions.
We can advise who has this configuration, to be attentive, for their reactions to be thought, to do a work of observation so that the reactions are in accordance with the events that originate them.
Jupiter represents the inner order, and in the retrogradation position, we are going to meet individuals who live on an ethics, morals, and customs that, for the rest of society, will be “out of season”. The individual with this position will develop an own value system that will be lagged in time.
He will firmly adhere to spiritual and religious principles, and his greatest problem will be to judge others with laws that others will not understand, and the rules he will impose on his surroundings will be difficult to apply.
He will seek freedom, but for this he must avoid his internal duality past-present.
Observing the real world, the sociocultural rules of the present, adapting to them without losing their own, and fundamentally not trying to convince anyone of them, will be the best advice for this planetary position.
Saturn, by its structure, by its sense of time, makes that retrogradation indicates us continuity kármaca.
The individual will show prudence, seriousness, cost, and this has to do with the need to complete what remained pending in previous lives.
In this position we find the teacher, the one who will help the less understood to overcome those obstacles that he has already transcended.
The process of finding the way is slow but sure, and Saturn is the most comfortable planet in retrogradation.
The advice will be to advise the individual to investigate in his own inner world, since there he will find the way of his own wisdom.
Uranus’ retrogadation shows us the rebellion against everything that is bandages. It shows us the pioneers of the future.
It gives a great internal variability and this leads him to make incomprehensible decisions for the opposite.
Your intuition is very strong because it is permanently supported by the memories of the past.
We must help him to understand that being different, original, is really the path that leads to freedom.
Neptune in retrogradation shows the need to separate the reality of his ideas with the apparent of his unsatisfied fantasies. In this position is a world of dreams, old dreams that do not match the reality of today. The brightness, the appearance, can blind the individual, and the sensation of success make him dizzy, since they are part of his old fantasies.
Helping you to leverage your imagination to create a better world may be the best advice.
Retrograde Pluto represents the struggle of humanity as a personal struggle. The individual feels the impatience of the universal consciousness, and tries to observe the world thinking that humanity must be transformed but will rely on this observation in past ideals, and this will lead him to connect deeply with the spiritual, and his feeling will be the Of “being in the world without feeling part of it”. The advice to give will be for the individual to use his inner transforming power as the motor for his self-transformation.