Retrograde planets are the most confusing topic in astrology. Many of us fails to judge the results of retrograde planets because these planets have odd and complicated behavior. But one thing that I have experienced with retrograde planets are that these planets has to do something with our past karmas, person with retrograde planets are more determined for those particular houses which are ruled by that planet and also where planet itself is present.
Here I will not explain technicality of retrograde planets because lots of information is already available on this.
Let’s come to the point, i.e. how retrograde planets behave in a horoscope?
Behavior of Retrograde planets:
- Retrograde planets also gives results from the previous house.
- Retrograde planets can give something back to us which we have lost earlier.
- Retrograde planets can repeat the same story, it can be of success or failure depends on horoscope.
- In transit, benefic planet becomes more benefic and malefic becomes more malefic.
- Retrograde planets are not good for health.
Note: All these results varies according to horoscope.
Now, Let’s understand with a example:
This is the chart of a student who failed in his class 12th exams. He had given the exam in March 2019 and results came 2nd May 2019.
Astrological reason for his failure, I will also try to explain the use of transits on natal chart.
This is D-1 chart of this native, Aries rising and lagna lord mars is aspecting Lagna and moon is also having directional strength in 4th house means native have good physical and mental strength, which will always help this native in his difficult time and he will not go for any suicidal attempts in hard time.
Operating Dasha: Native was going through Sat-Jup-Jup till 1st May 2019 and from 2nd May 2019, Sat-Jup-Sat started. Saturn(R) is 10th and 11th lord placed in 2nd house and with 12th and 9th lord Jupiter(R). Jupiter(R) is dispositer of Ketu and 5th lord Sun and placed in 6th house from Sun and also lord of 12th house which is 8th from 5th house which means Jupiter is not going to support the Education and also Retrograde which means things will repeat, and he has to re-appear for class 12th examinations.
This is D-24 chart, here we can see that how badly the Jupiter is placed in 6th house but Retrograde Jupiter is indication of hope also, because it will also act from previous house, from it’s moolatrikona Sagittarius sign and Lagna lord of D-24 is strong which promises good education in future.
See the transits of 2nd May 2019, Both Saturn and Jupiter are retrograde in transit and he was also running through the same dashas means results will be more prominent. Now, the most important things is to focus on degrees of planets. See the degrees of Mars, Saturn, Rahu & Ketu, all of them are around 26 degrees. Degrees of Sun in natal chart is also 26, Sun is 5th lord of education. We can see that how badly the natal Sun is afflicted by malefic planets in transits and Dasha sequence and Kundali shows fall of education only.
I used word ‘only’ because 5th house also represents many things such as love, stomach, speculation, children etc but native only suffered for education because of planetary combinations in Horoscope and Dashas. Transits only confirms the events of horoscope and dashas.