The Planetary Retrograde tool highlights the range on a chart where a selected planet is in retrograde (moving backwards from a Geocentric perspective).
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To apply the Planetary Retrograde tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.
From the Astro tools, select Planetary Retrograde.
Left-click on the chart the Planetary Retrograde Orbs / Symbols will display on the chart.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Planetary Retrograde to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Planetary Retrograde tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool – such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Planetary Retrograde tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Planetary Retrograde, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the symbols of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the symbols view to the background.
Move to Front: If the symbols of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the symbols to the forefront.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Planetary Retrograde, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Planetary Retrograde Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Planetary Retrograde to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Set Time Alert: Sets a time alert for the selected symbol. For more information on Time Alerts click here.
Delete: Delete the Planetary Retrograde tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Planet: Selects the planet that will be used for the Planetary Retrograde.
Show Retrograde Shadow: When active, this property makes a shadow appear behind the retrograde Orbs.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Planetary Retrograde time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the Planetary Retrograde will automatically update.
Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).
Orb Properties: Expands to display the properties of the Orb, the following items can be adjusted:
- Show Orbs: Enables you to show or hide the orbs.
Orb: This setting allows you to adjust the acceptable variance for the Planetary Retrograde.
Orb Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Orb. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
- Full-Size Height: When selected the Orb will extend the full length of the chart, but not across indicators that are displayed in a separate view such as volume.
Orb Over All Views: When selected the Orb will extend the full length of the chart and will also extend to tools that are displayed in separate views, e.g. volume.
Show Symbols: When selected the Planetary Retrograde symbols will be displayed on the chart.
Symbols: By default is set to All but can be set to display symbols for either Retrograde or Direct movement only.
Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Planetary Retrograde symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.
Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Planetary Retrograde symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.
Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Planetary Retrograde symbols colour.
Stack Symbols: When multiple Planetary Retrograde symbols are added to a chart, this property allows you to stack them instead of having them appear in front of each other.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.