If a planet moves forward (7), the energy flows naturally and is outward going. The energy of a Retrograde planet turns inward. It's an innerforce and it needs to be reflected or reconsideration. Usually what the planet represents turns out different or not how it should be.

It is advisable to keep the planetary positions in mind when your making plans. Signing a contract or publishing a book is a good idea when Mercury is Direct. Rewriting a book is advisable when Mercury is Retrograde. Getting married or starting a partnership is not advisable when Venus is Retrograde, etcetera.

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