Retrograde planets are planets that appear to physically move backward in the sky at the time of birth in a natal horoscope. It is only illusion as the planets only appear to move backwards in the sky from a point seen on earth. They do not physically move it is only optical illusion. Planets in retrograde effect people at a great level.
Planets in retrograde motion symbolize karma. Retrograde symbolizes an internalization of the planet’s energy, thus making us consider their energies more. The planets energy becomes a part of our consciousness through Retrograde in a birth-chart.
Mercury is already apart of our conscious and it’s nature is internalized by nature. As Mercury rules the lower mind and communication it is a part of a persons conscious nature. Retrograde still effects it, but not as deeply as the other celestial bodies. It is a different story from the other planets as there effects are greater.
The deeper influence of Retrograde planets are felt from Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Why is this you may wonder. The simple answer is because all of these planets are planets that don’t represent an integration into our conscious thinking naturally.
Sun, Moon and Mercury together are all naturally part of a persons singular consciousness in this lifetime. Mercury and Moon represent thinking of the lower and higher mind, and the sun is the other part of a persons conscious. Only Mercury can be retrograde in the normal consciousness because Sun and Moon cannot be retrograde in a birth chart.
Below is the list of planets and each of there Retrograde symbolic meaning.
Observing at one of the world’s largest telescopes is always an incredible experience – check out this recent blog post that I wrote from our run on Magellan Adaptive Optics to image the planet in the HD131399 triple star system and to search for other young planets! : k-wagner || ourspaceisbeautiful.tumblr.com