Retrograde Asteroids In A Birth Chart: Infos & Insights -

Retrograde Asteroids In A Birth Chart: Infos & Insights

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Asteroids are made up of different types of rocks and metals that can be found in the solar system. They are these bodies made up of mostly nickel and iron that orbit around the sun. 

Dealing with our retrograde asteroids means knowing the backstories of what these asteroids mean. We may notice that when this phenomenon happens, many things from the past are being brought back for us to face them again. 

The symbolism of these asteroids represents the “feminine” part of our Psyche.

Some people may consider asteroids as just something to complicate our natal charts. But studying these asteroids will give us depth, details, acknowledgment of the feminine, and extra insight.

The Asteroids in our Natal Chart


In Greek mythology, Ceres is Demeter, the Goddess of Agriculture. She is the mother of Persephone, the wife of Hades and if you don’t know her story, here’s how it goes.

Ceres reveals how your own mother treated you and how you will treat your future children. This shows the family values you garner. You gain an insight into how your mother nurtured you and how you will be nurturing up. 

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Ceres is the co-ruler of Taurus, so this all really makes sense!


Chiron is one of the most popular asteroids we have. He is a centaur and is the “Wounded Healer.” He is the son of Kronos, and Kronos is associated with Saturn. 

Saturn is associated with time.  He is a more civilized centaur, an immortal, a medicine, an astrologer, and a spiritual healer. 

He was shot by a poisoned arrow and sustained an injury so significant that he could not heal himself. 

To deal with our own Chiron, we must look at two of the most important events of Chiron’s life:

  • He gave up his physical incarnation.

We have to realize that we are not just victims. We are not our experiences. But rather, we are just experienced. 

We can get from this by looking at our perspectives on the wound and how we are dealing with it.


The keyword when talking about Vesta is DEVOTION. This asteroid shows us what we spend most of our time doing. 

So when you are interpreting the asteroid, Vesta, in your birth chart, you get to see the representation of what you are most devoted to and what you are truly disciplined around.


When we are looking at our asteroid Pallas, we are actually using Athena to interpret it. And so, this is combining Wisdom and Welfare of Athena. 

And when we combine these two, we get STRATEGY. Therefore, when interpreting our asteroid Pallas, we are looking at what our strategy in life is.

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When we look at Juno, we look at her as the protector of women and all women’s issues, fighting for the institution of marriage. 

In women, your Asteroid Juno represents who you will become in marriage. 

In men, your Asteroid Juno will reveal the kind of wife you look for and what you want in a marriage. 


Eros is popularly known as “Cupid”. 

This reveals what turns us on in the bedroom and what area in life we have the most desire and passion for. This shows what ignites our desire as well.


Looking at our Psyche Asteroid reveals the purest of our souls. It is the most pristine version of ourselves. This reveals part of our souls that longs for our soulmates. 

This also shows us the area in our life where we will be experiencing and giving pure and selfless love. This shows us the soulful version of love.

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Eris is the Goddess of Chaos and Discord. She was actually the reason why the Trojan War happened. 

Our Asteroid Eris shows us where we exhibit inner strength and inner fierceness. This shows how we stand up for ourselves and where we use our rage. 

This also reveals where we fight for our survival and for our power.

What is Retrograde?

In a nutshell, retrogrades cause a lot of mix-ups, mishaps, and blasts from the past. This is the universe’s way to slow down and evaluate ourselves and the path we are on now. 

This happens because we won’t be able to do that when we live our usual life path.

When we look at how a retrograde works, it usually shows how asteroids and planets are going backward and not moving to the usual path they are going. It’s like everything is back spinning! But, of course, this is just an illusion because we know that asteroids and planets cannot move backward.

Asteroid Retrogrades

The above information is very important when knowing that our asteroids are retrograding. Knowing the backstories and what these asteroids mean will help us deal with our asteroid retrogrades. 

We may notice that when this phenomenon happens, many things from the past are being brought back for us to face them again. 

These are just course corrections and review our current situations and where we are at. Below are some of how we can interpret our Asteroids when in Retrograde.

1. Chiron Retrograde

When Chiron is retrograde, it may seem that you find it hard to realize that you are not perfect, and this can hurt you. You do not realize that this is part of being human, and this truth should be faced. 

This phenomenon teaches us to accept our imperfections because we can unintentionally hurt everybody else around us.

2. Ceres Retrograde

This retrograde can be interpreted by us looking closely at the relationships we have and how we nurture them and ourselves. This focuses on the things that connect us to the physical world. 

This includes the food we eat and the money we make to nurture and sustain ourselves. This particular retrograde will examine these things.

3. Vesta Retrograde

The areas of desire for dedication and devotions relate to internal consciousness. In this phenomenon, the universe is teaching the value of service but at a steady rate. This will examine how much dedication we are putting into our life. 

4. Juno Retrograde

When Juno is in retrograde, it will stir up many issues in long-term relationships and marriage. This is a phenomenon like Venus Retrograde, but this is more serious. 

This can bring up aspects in your relationship that need renegotiating.

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Karen is a Psychic Medium, a Professional Astrologer, a Spiritual Advisor, and a Life Coach who has been in this career for 19+ years. She specializes in numerology, tarot and oracle cards, twin flames, love & relationships, zodiac, horoscope, dreams interpretation, and astrology. She aims to provide comfort and assurance using her abilities to offer answers to those who seek professional guidance. Read More About Karen Here.