FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOLAR RETURNS

7. What do retrograde planets mean in a Solar Return chart?

There are only three retrogrades to interpret, Mercury, Venus and Mars. The outer planets are fifty/fifty direct or retrograde since they hold their direction for half a year. Some people will have Pluto retrograde in their Solar Return charts for their entire lives. These retrogradations of the outer planets do not seem to matter. Retrogradation of the inner planets however, is important. Mercury retrograde calls for a movement inward. You have gathered enough information and now it is time for you to reorganize your thoughts and consolidate your thinking. When Venus is retrograde, you must focus on inner qualities, rather than the quantity of money, possessions, and external trappings, or the legalization of a relationship. When Mars is retrograde, you need to learn how to handle your anger in an intelligent way.