I feel like the reason retrogrades get such a bad wrap is because it’s a time of inner reflection, you need to figure things out for yourself by yourself pretty much, and I feel like a lot of people don’t want to do that.
Whether it’s cause they are afraid of what they find, or if it’s cause they think they already have things figured out and don’t think they need it. Retrogrades should be used to be introspective and find what you need to do to change, to get rid of the old that bothers you, keep what you love, and move into a new part of your life.
I think it can also be a very turbulent time, it can bring up what was hidden or repressed, it can show you things you don’t want to see so you can look at the hard truth. I do feel that it is a time of bettering yourself in anyway you can, even if that means cutting ties to toxic people or finally letting yourself do what you love. It will always be different for each person, and each retrograde affect is changed by which planet is going retrograde, as well as which planets are more prominent for you and how they react to the retrogrades.
Anyway, I just really feel like everyone thinks doom and gloom when they hear a planet is going into retrograde, and I think we should try to change that attitude, cause reality is only so much as you make it. We should let ourselves embrace what retrogrades represent and better ourselves in anyway we can.