This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Retrograde motion.
Symbol represents the apparent retrograde motion of a planet in an astrological chart.
Retrograde motion is the apparent motion of a planet to move in a direction opposite to that of other bodies within its system, as observed from a particular vantage point. Direct motion or prograde motion is motion in the same direction as other bodies.
While the terms direct and prograde are equivalent in this context, the former is the traditional term in astronomy. Prograde was first seen in an abstract of an astronomy-related professional article in 1963.
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