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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:34 am    Post subject: Mercury Rx Reply with quote

Hello, I decided to open this post because I’m curious about how a planet like Mercury Rx behave, for example, I’m really new with horary astrology, but not with Astrology in general, I have done synastries, composites, natal charts, planets movements, etc and etc for years, something I have noticed very very often is when couples break up during Mercury Retrograde or for example when an important decision is made during Mercury Retrograde, isn’t a final thing, isn’t a decision set in a stone. Why? Because Mercury retrograde will make the same aspects that did retrograde being direct. Is there a name for this situation in Horary Astrology? For example when my clients call me and tell me during Mercury Rx, “I just have a big argument with my partner, we broke up” I always recommended to just analize the situation and wait because the situation isn’t really over. Most of the times, I see, that when Mercury being direct pass for the degree of the day of the break up when mercury was Rx , so the couple will talk again and take a final decision and most of the times they regret of the break up and come back but in a different way. Same happened when people come back or people coming back to your like in mercury retrograde, I don’t really trust when that happen (by experience of multiple cases), I trust in the real intention when the person still there when mercury is finally direct and out of being stationary for example.

Now I have an own case, because that’s how I learn Horary astrology, with my closest ones or with myself, where the significators are Jupiter and Mercury, there is a separating trine from Mercury rx to Jupiter, so that’s past, but mercury rx will come back and will make again the trine to Jupiter, have you seen this case represent in horary astrology? … I would like to imagine that the topic will be discussed again, of course, with reception, and essential or accidental dignities but I haven’t found information about it.

Any feedback would be very much appreciated

Thank you
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Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maleja -

There have been many threads regarding retrograde planets in the forums. In Christian Astrology by Lilly, you will find a lot of references to retrograde significators and their possible meaning as well.

A general retrograde thread with a lot of useful info:

I have an old thread about Saturn rx that has some relevant quotes about rx planets:

Here's one about whether it can collect or translate light:

There was a horary I can think of posted in the forum with a querent retro but the chart is expired:

Rx planets can mean many things and the main idea I take from them is they can be unpredictable. If it is something you are revisting it can make sense and just show that, such as returning to something from the past. This is true in natal too -- for example, someone with a retro 7th lord might have splits with the same person and come back to them periodically.

I once had a horary where an ill friend was stationing to retrograde and he ended up succumbing to his illness. It definitely can have very negative connotations but that isn't always the case. I don't see a ton of positive charts with retro sigs but it is possible. In missing items it can show a return of the item, for example.
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Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Tanit, I must say I’m a big fan of all the things you post here. Haha, truly, I love the way you explain so well everything.

Thank you so much for your reply, I will read all the posts, I always look here trought the option called Search, but I’m not sure why I didn’t get most of the posts you linked so thank you for taking your time.

Also, I’m really sorry about your friend. 😔

Hope you are having a good day
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