“You may be a little slow at things…”
“You may do things backwards…”
“You may be more of an internal person…”
These are the kinds of things you may read or hear astrologers say when you ask about retrograde planets in your chart…
But are these things actually true?
On the most recent episode of Frank Answers, Frank Clifford said that ⅓ of us have Saturn retrograde in our charts, so naturally, I had to see if I was one of them…
Well, not only do I have Saturn retrograde, but I also have Mars, Jupiter, AND Pluto retrograde in my chart! (you can click here to see if YOU have any planets retrograde in your chart – any planets that have a lower case “r” next to them indicates a retrograde placement).
So it was incredibly powerful to hear the way Frank reframed these placements that often get a bad rap.
He says, “In my experience, a natal retrograde planet; it’s not backwards, it’s not slow, it’s not always simply about the “inner life” as you might read about in some books. Retrograde in my experience means second chance.”
Frank explains how you can look at the retrograde planets in your chart to see where you may have experienced something too early, perhaps without the self-awareness or maturity to handle it.
He says that there is an “early promise” in that retrograde planet that is put on hold, like a pause or a gestation period.
Then, later in life, that passion, interest, or calling gets rediscovered. You get a second chance.
I just love this idea and am curious: Have you had this “second chance” experience with a retrograde planet in your chart?
I know the life I'm living right now feels like one big “second chance!”
Even if you don’t have any retrograde planets in your personal chart, we ALL experience retrogrades together as the planets continue to dance across the skies.
Right now, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are all retrograde, backing up in your chart and illuminating the places where you might get a second chance.
Maybe Saturn is teaching you to reclaim your authority or Neptune is guiding you to re-dream your wildest dreams…
Like Frank said, retrogrades don’t have to mean that things are breaking down or sluggish. Maybe they are an invitation to try again, to pick up something that you gave up on long ago, or to reimagine something you thought was impossible.
One of the things I love most about Frank Clifford is his natural ability to take seemingly “negative” chart placements and aspects and reframe them in an empowering way.
If you have anything in your chart that you've heard negative things about, or you're feeling fear about a “negative” transit that's coming your way, I invite you to submit a question to Frank for consideration on our newest show, Frank Answers (completely FREE!)
I have loved Frank's approach to astrology since the first conversation I had with him on the podcast years ago…
And I can’t recommend his newest show enough, for those of you seeking empowering astrological guidance that comes straight from the heart.
Enjoy Frank's episode and more with this week's incredible lineup of shows!
Sending my best,
CEO & Founder
This Week on the ASTROLOGY HUB Podcast:
with Anne Ortelee
Tune in to prepare for the dramatic astrology for the week ahead and find out why Anne says, “You don’t have to blow up your life to get the freedom you want.” Watch or listen here.
with Christopher Renstrom
Mars in Leo may inspire you to be a hero! But saving the day may not go as planned… Find out more in your Horoscope Highlights, then read your personalized horoscope. Watch & read here.
[FRANK ANSWERS] with Frank Clifford
Learn more about how Frank interprets Saturn retrograde in the chart and ways you can reframe how you think about all retrogrades in your chart. Watch or listen here.
[COSMIC CONNECTION] with Rick Levine
Find out what Rick has to say about other lifeforms in different constellations or planetary systems, what it means for astrology, and what 2001: A Space Odyssey has to do with it. Watch or listen here.
Listen to Astrology Hub’s Cancer Season Playlist on Spotify!
We love making these astrology playlists so we can groove with the cosmic energies so we thought we would share our Cancer Season songs with you! Check out this playlist lovingly curated by the AH Team and feel those Cancer vibes 🦀🎶