Retrogrades and Karmic Patterns

Sol W. Jonassen

Symposium in Zeist at Sunday 4 February 2024

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Retrogrades and Karmic Patterns

In order for time to exist there needs to be motion. This is the evolutionary drive in all life. Time is relative, and for earth time seems to be moving in cycles, not in a linear fashion. The past returns to make itself known and for us to recognize, re-align and release. Sometimes the past returns to make us realize who we truly and deeply are and what has kept us from living this potential.

Because we are on earth we are experiencing time in a very particular fashion thanks to the planets moving cyclically in a retrograde motion. And we experience it as life evolving in phases. The process of individuation and then later towards spiritual alignment are the core dynamics of evolution. They are emphasized when there are retrograde planets in a birth chart. It is as if the planets send us off on a search to find truth and alignment. And this happens at an increased speed when the retrogrades kick in.

In this workshop we will go through all the retrograde planets and study the phases of the retrograde motion, whether it is at the beginning, in the middle or at the very end. We will also look at the progressed chart to examine how a natal retrograde planet going direct by progression will behave. And last, but not least, we will examine the transit of retrogrades hitting vital points in a chart.


Take your chart with you, there is time to investigate this during the day in small groups.


Sol W. JonassenSol W Jonassen has been working professionally with astrology since 1999 and during this time she has presented at most of the major conferences like OPA, Norwac, AA in England, ISAR in Serbia, in India, River of Stars in Hawaii, Costa Rica and Turkey. She also hosted Polaris Astrology in the years between 2012-2017 and has worked internationally as a teacher for many years. This is her third time in the Netherlands.

She writes for a magazine in Norway and sees clients either through Zoom or in her office in Bergen, Norway.

Additionally she has a SoulFlow degree, a transpersonal approach to therapy, and is a certified Mindfullness teacher. As an avid yogini you will find her most of the time on her way to some of yoga class.

Her website is and you can also find her at Polarisatrology on IG.


10.00 – 10.30: Arrivals of delegates
10.30 – 10.35: opening and introduction by Peter & DIck
10.35 – 13.00: Mercury, Venus and Mars retrogrades.
These fundamental retrograde phases have a tendency to turn life up-side down and inspire us to go inwards to look at what is going on in our subconscious world.
13.00 – 14.00: Lunchtime
14.00 – 16.00: Workshop: Jupiter, Saturn and the outer planets and how they rock our world. Retrogrades by progression and transit.
16.00 – 16.30: Q &A
16.30: Final words

(All times into CET Amsterdam)


This Symposium will be organised by Caelestis and Ishtar, Dutch schools for Astrology.
Date: Sunday 4th February 2024 from 10.30 till 16.30 hour CET.
Location: Vrije School, Socrateslaan 24, 3707 GL Zeist

Price: € 70 and € 50 for students of Caelestis and Ishtar. A lunch is € 15,-