Jupiter in Aspect to Mars

Mars Jupiter Aspects
Jupiter in Aspect to Mars: “Jacob Wrestling with the Angel” by Alexandre-Louis Leloir (1865)

What does it mean to have Jupiter Square Mars or Jupiter Trine Mars in the natal chart?  In this post, I will address Mars Jupiter Aspects: all the major “hard” and “soft” aspects will be discussed. Please note that these are baseline interpretations and may be modified according to the presence of other factors in the chart. You can also study Jupiter Signs and Jupiter Houses discussed in other posts. Continue reading “Jupiter in Aspect to Mars”

Retrograde Planets in the Birth Chart

Retrograde Planets in the Birth Chart
Retrograde Planets in the Birth Chart: “Woman Drying Her Hair” by Joseph DeCamp (1898)

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”