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”

Chiron in the Birth Chart (Pt. 4: Houses 10, 11, 12)

10th House Chiron, 11th House Chiron, 12th House Chiron
Chiron in the 12th House: “The Scream” by Edvard Munch (1893)

[This is a continuation from the previous post]. In the following post, I will address Chiron in 10th House, Chiron in Capricorn, or Chiron in aspect to Saturn; Chiron in 11th House, Chiron in Aquarius, or Chiron in aspect to Uranus; and Chiron in 12th House, Chiron in Pisces, or Chiron in aspect to Neptune: Continue reading “Chiron in the Birth Chart (Pt. 4: Houses 10, 11, 12)”

Pity and Rupture: Introduction to Chiron in the Birth Chart

Chiron in Psychological Astrology
Chiron in the Birth Chart: “Oasis Desert Door”

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”