Karmic Astrology: (Volume II) Retrograde Planets and Reincarnation by Martin Schulman
(Translation into English)
Retrograde planets are energies which are directed inwards. Rather than going out from you to others, these energies enter your inner self, your past lives and traumas, replaying them again and again. It is like you replay an event in your mind again and again to analyse it again and learn more from it
According to Martin Schulman, in his Karmic Astrology: Retrogrades & Reincarnation, Vol. II, retrograde planets tend to break the time barrier. The individual brings memories of prior lifetimes into the present incarnation. There may be feelings of a “blending of lifetimes” characterized by the person attempting to resolve issues that still appear to be unfinished. The memories can be so vivid that the person does not recognize them as “memories.” In Schulman’s words: “He is living in a dulled phase of another time zone whose irresistible magnetism seems even more important than his current life.” The individual keeps re-living the experiences that relate to the particular retrograde planet.
Retrogrades operate through multiple dimensions at the same time. Thus, the person may “be either behind or ahead of himself in this life while still another part of self is not yet in this life at all. In addition to this lack of synchronization with chronological time, which in itself would be enough to upset most individuals, he also experiences on still another plane, a rather unique orientation in space.” (Schulman)
Schulman’s definition of a “Retrograde individual” refers to having either: 1) 3 or more retrogrades in the natal chart, 2) any one of the personal planets Retrograde, or 3) even one single Retrograde planet near the Ascendant or Midheaven (the 10th house cusp is called the Midheaven).
Mr. Schulman presents one of the most radical and unorthodox interpretations of retrograde planets yet published. Disregarding the traditional “good” or “bad” explanations, he gives instead a system which explains the three vibrational moods in which these planets may be expressed. Each planet is discussed thoroughly in all signs and houses. There is also an examination of the esoteric and karmic symbolism begun in Volume 1 of the Series.
(Not available separately – moved to bundled offer of Karmic Astrology: (Volume 1 to IV as Bundled Offering) by Martin Schulman )