Retrograde Planets in the Birth Chart

Katie Turner - Know Your Vibes Astrology

Do you have any retrograde planets? I do. A retrograde planet is any planet that looks like it is going backwards through the sky. It’s not actually moving backwards though, but because of its orbit and our position in our orbit it gives the appearance of temporarily backtracking its path through the sky. To check and see if you have a retrograde planet in your birth chart go to > free horoscope > extended chart selection to create your chart. Then, if you look at the table of planet placements you may see an ‘r’ next to a planet’s position, letting you know it is retrograde. Here you can see I have Mars retrograde. The Sun and Moon will never retrograde.


What does it mean when a planet is retrograde? Some astrology sources will say it makes the energy move backwards, however I prefer to say it moves in…

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