Retrograde Planets in the Birth Chart

Retrograde Planets: An Indian lady standing in the water, adjusting her yellow dress over her naked shoulder.
Retrograde Planets in Birth Chart: “Lady” by Kamal Rao

Retrograde planets in the natal chart usually indicate an evolutionary need to undo or redo something with regards to the archetypal symbolism of that planet. In this post, I will briefly* address the possible meaning(s) of each retrograde planet in the birth chart, regardless of all other possible factors which may modify these basic interpretations. Therefore, please keep in mind that these are only possibilities rather than certainties: Continue reading “Retrograde Planets in the Birth Chart”

Pity and Rupture: Introduction to Chiron in the Birth Chart

Chiron: Breaking and opening in a black-&-white image of "Parting the Red Sea"
“Parting the Red Sea” (Photo Credit:

In Greek mythology, Chiron was a centaur (half human, half beast), albeit a very civilized one: his front legs were human-like, in contrast to traditional centaurs whose lower body would be horse-like. However, in transition from Greek to Roman mythology, Chiron lost his human front legs, and developed an equine lower body to become more of an average centaur, as it seems Romans did not have patience for too much ambiguity: they preferred an exact 50 / 50 ratio of man/beast, rather than a centaur which might be just a tad more human, and therefore not quite “balanced”. In this post, I will explore the meaning of Chiron from a Psychological and Evolutionary perspective: Continue reading “Pity and Rupture: Introduction to Chiron in the Birth Chart”