Your Hidden Powers: Intercepted Signs and Retrograde Planets Paperback – 25 Jan 2011
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
For those of you who don't know much about charts but are intrigued enough to keep reading, intercepted signs do a lot! Most astrological signs in a natal chart contain at least one house, sometimes they have two. This means that the energy of that sign colors that house along with any planet that is placed on it. For instance if Gemini contains the beginning (cusp) of the third house (representing communication and siblings) the person's actions in this area will be colored by Gemini characteristics.
When a very wide house (usually two since it has a counterpart opposite it on the chart) contains a whole sign with neither its beginning or end touching it, we have an interception. That means that the energies of that sign don't have a house to act out of. No area of life is directly represented by the sign. You then have to look to its ruler and use the house that contains it to express this energy. In short, your environment does not support direct expression of the trait or the needs of any planet placed inside of sign.
The other part of this book dealing with retrograde planets is equally valuable. I know of only two readily available book on that subject. This is a very good addition to the library of any budding astrologer!
To my knowledge, before its date of publication (1992), Your Hidden Powers was the only book that even considered addressing interceptions in the natal chart. While I can't vouch for the few others which have been written since, it has been Ms. Wickenburg's book which has been cited in numerous other astrology treatises that caused me to finally - after nearly 35 years of my own astrological studies - take a look for myself.
The most salient chapter, in my opinion, is Chapter 9, The Eight Stages of Cyclic Unfoldment; this information, in particular, is mandatory reading for anyone wishing to better comprehend the retrogradation process, itself, not just the so-called `cook book' interpretations by sign and house placement. Understanding how this process actually functions, as well as the definition of each stage in relation to a particular retrograde planet, will allow a more comprehensive delineation of the natal chart.
The only thing this book lacks is the consideration of Chiron, whose inclusion in even a basic interpretation of the natal chart, has become crucial for many.