The retrogression of planets has a specific importance in Vedic Astrology. When a planet is at a specific distance from Sun, then the planet is called a retrograde planet.
According to some astrologers, a planet in the retrogression period becomes strong. In other words, if an auspicious planet is in retrogression, it becomes more favorable while an auspicious planet, in the retrograde state becomes more unfavorable. To be precise, planets in the retrograde state give special results.
Since some notable developments in the social, political and economic fields of life also take place in the retrograde positions of planets, the retrogression phase is obviously a phase of up and down.
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According to some astrologers, the retrogression of planets has a direct positive or negative impact on the birth-chart But here the initially mentioned principle of favorable or unfavorable planet doesn’t work. According to another principle of Vedic Astrology, ascendant lord whether it is in a strong planet or in a weak one, it is bound to become weak.
According to some other astrologers, if an auspicious planet is retrograde, it becomes unfavorable while an inauspicious planet in the retrograde state becomes strong. But one thing is obvious, whether a planet is favorable or unfavorable, a planet, in the retrogression period, has give special results. Rahu and Ketu are always in the retrograde state.
But why a planet in the retrogression is specially effective? The simple answer to this question is, the planets in the state of retrogression are nearer to the earth.
On the other hand, in Lal-Kitab, the retrogression of planets is neglected. It is because the author of Lal Kitab assimilated into his book only those principles and rules of Vedic Astrology which had appealed to his belief and faith. For example, Lal Kitab totally overlooks the planetary positions.
To say clearly, the principles and rules in Lal-Kitab has no similarity with those of the ancient Vedic scriptures. So Lal-Kitab is rightly called a modern scripture.