Retrograde Planets

Online Course
with Dr. Safron Rossi and Tony Howard

Course Description

Learn how to interpret retrograde planets in the natal chart! Take a rare deep dive into a topic many astrologers add in only as a footnote. As you read Erin Sullivan’s classic text on the subject, your instructors Tony Howard and Safron Rossi will guide you through an exploration of the meaning of retrograde signatures, the technical details, and a focus on Mercury, Venus and Mars. Tony will explore the theory, technique and application, and Safron will guide us into the mythic dimensions of the planets to invoke our imagination and creativity in the process.

Discover how Dane Rudhyar’s phase relationship model unlocks a deeper understanding of retrograde planets. Includes transiting retrograde planets in addition to natal chart significations.

  • Week 1: Retrograde Dynamics
  • Week 2: Mercury Retrograde
  • Week 3: Venus Retrograde
  • Week 4: Mars Retrograde

Required text: Retrograde Planets by Erin Sullivan

Next live dates: February 23-March 20, 2022
Pre-recorded lessons plus four live Q&A sessions during the dates above on Sundays Feb 27th 2:30-4pm Pacific Time, March 6th 1-2:30 pm Pacific Time, March 13th 9-10:30 am Pacific Time, March 20th 12-1:30 pm Pacific Time.

$295 (audit) / $350 (certification**)

*You may register and start this course and get started today or wait for the next live cohort on the dates above. You will have access to a discussion area to ask questions as you move through the course.
**Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Instructors: Tony Howard and Dr. Safron Rossi

Course includes: four video classes, four Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. 

Level: Intermediate students (you’ve been studying for at least a year or more and are have a basic grasp of the meaning of planets, signs and houses). This course can be applied toward certification in our four-year training program. You do not have to be enrolled in the program to take this course. 

Your Instructors

Safron Rossi

Safron Rossi


Safron Rossi, Ph.D., is Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program, teaching courses on mythology, archetypal symbolism, and research. Safron is editor of Joseph Campbell’s Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (2013), and co-editor with Keiron Le Grice of Jung on Astrology (2017).
Her research areas are Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, and astrological symbolism and practice. She is passionate about writing and publishes articles in Jungian, Archetypal, and astrological journals and lectures across the US and internationally in Europe, Brazil and Australia.
Safron is also consulting astrologer and loves engaging with clients to explore their charts.
Tony Howard

Tony Howard


Tony Howard is the founder of Astrology University. 

Tony’s writing has been features in The Mountain Astrologer magazine in addition to the Flare anthologies: Astrology, the Next Generation and The Book of Music Horoscopes.

Tony is passionate about sharing an astrology that empowers people to consciously co-create life as an engaged participant. Through his website he coaches both clients and astrology students to find inspiration, creative solutions and fresh insights using the cosmos as a guide.

Are you ready for an inspiring and in-depth courses on retrograde planets?

YES! Sign ME UP!

Rave Reviews

“The four-year program classes are informative, the students are supportive and we learn a lot from each other. Tony is an amazing teacher, he takes the time to talk and support each of his students' questions. Tony's support of his students is amazing. The classes are never rushed but supports the students' pace. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in learning about astrology to take any courses being offered by Tony University. Tony and his teachers are well versed, and of high caliber.”
– Maja Z.
"Safron Rossi has a beautiful way of weaving the mythological Gods into the symbolism of Astrology. The way she explains the archetypes is an opening door to shifting the way I'm looking at the planets as gateways into our psyche. Her message is clear, connecting the message in a hermetic way. To me enchanting and absolutely enjoyed it. Thank you!"
– Adriana M.

“ When you don’t follow your nature there is a hole in the universe where you were supposed to be. ”


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