Structure of Consciousness: Saturn in the Birth Chart

Saturn: A young girl lying on a rock is looking at the horizon.
“La Fanciulla Sulla Roccia a Sorrento” [“The Girl on the Rock in Sorrento”] by Filippo Palizzi (1871)
Saturn has received quite a number of negative reviews in traditional astrology: above all, it is associated with “karma” (of the “burdensome” type), past life “sins” one has to duly pay for, physical deformities, moral incongruence, and basically all that is associated with “pain” and “grief”. Let’s look at this planet from different angles: Continue reading “Structure of Consciousness: Saturn in the Birth Chart”

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”