How To Know Your Retrograde

Use the cosmic calculator below to determine which planets, if any, were in retrograde in your birth chart.

How can I tell if I was born when Mercury was retrograde?

It is well known that Mercury retrograde can sabotage any type of communication. Fortunately, it only occurs four times a year for three weeks at a time, but if you were born during Mercury retrograde, its affects may continue a bit longer. It turns out that not everything is awful because many extremely successful people were born while Mercury was in retrograde. Being born with Mercury retrograde in your natal chart can be a great gift, even though it may not initially seem that way. However, it can also make some aspects of your life more ambiguous.

Priorities first Look at your birth chart (you can make a natal chart on Cafe Astrology for free), then locate Mercury to see if you were born during Mercury’s backspin. The word “Rx” will appear above the Mercury symbol in your chart if Mercury was in retrograde when you were born.

What does that signify, then? “They frequently find it difficult to communicate with people because they are lost in their own thoughts. For instance, they converse with themselves while the other person is, of course, unaware of it. They think they spoke what they were thinking, but they did not truly do so “According to Astrology Booth’s website, astrologer Janet Booth. Or they misunderstand what someone says because they extrapolate their own ideas onto the speaker’s words, or they failed to pay attention because they were preoccupied with their internal debate.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because introspective people frequently exhibit extraordinary creativity. The late musical genius Prince was a Mercury-retro baby, claims Booth on her website. She said that people born during Mercury retrograde typically exhibit shyness as children but develop greater extroversion by the time they are in their early 20s. And this is the point at which the majority of artists let loose on the world.

What in my chart has a retrograde?

ICYWW, a planet is said to be “retrograde” if Earth is orbiting it and it looks to be travelling backward from our perspective. All of the planets go through retrograde motion, but Mercury is the most prevalent and feared because of his numerous three- to four-yearly retrogrades, which frequently result in what Kavanagh refers to as “Mercury mischief.” “Every year, the larger, outer celestial bodiesincluding Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto, and Chironmove backward for a significant amount of timetypically four to five months. Every alternate year, closer to Earth orbiting planets Venus and Mars go into retrograde.” She continues, “The sun and moon never go backwards.”

When a planet goes retrograde, its energy is effectively partly blocked from the outside, making it harder for living forms to express themselves there. Ambi Kavanagh is an astrologer.

What does it signify if your natal chart has one or more retrograde planets? Consider it a karmic lesson you must learn in this lifetime. It’s not all terrible news, and the chart doesn’t seem particularly bad either, according to Kavanagh. “When a planet is retrograde, its energy is effectively partially blocked from the outside, making it harder for the life areas that fall under its purview to express themselves. The soul of the chart holder opted to take on physical form in order to receive more profound lessons about the aspects of life that particular planet rules.”

What kind of retrograde are we currently in?

January 14February 3, 2022, is the first retrograde period. May 10June 3, 2022, is the second retrograde period. September 9October 2, 2022, is the third retrograde period. December 29 until January 18, 2023, is the fourth retrograde.

What occurs if a retrograde occurs when you are born?

What does it mean to have a retrograde birth sign? Some of the most inventive and brilliant persons have been born when Mercury was in retrograde. They could feel alienated and misunderstood, which can sometimes result in a loss of self-worth.

Being born during Mercury retrograde is it unusual?

It’s not unusual for comparable predictions to be made about a child’s life when they are born at the same time as a notable event. Several superstitious relatives questioned whether the fact that my cousin was born during a hurricane wasn’t a sign of some kind (for the record, he is now in his 30s and not a walking natural catastrophe). A birth during Mercury retrograde could be interpreted as a similarly ominous sign because it is the astrological analog of a hurricane. However, it turns out that there are some fascinating facts about being born when Mercury is retrograde that are really uplifting.

According to the well-known Australian astrology website Mystic Medusa, having Mercury retrograde when you were born is a benefit. “It is not harmful, or at the absolute least, not detrimental. Your consciousness is expanded, and you are given a natural poetic sense. It bestows upon them a fantastical literacy that many people long to possess.”

You have a good chance of learning you were one of the 25 percent of people who were born during Mercury retrograde, according to ThoughtCo. These are a few of the most intriguing details about your birthday’s astrological significance.

How can I tell whether my natal chart contains any retrograde planets?

It indicates that the planet’s orbit has slowed down. It can appear to be moving backward to the human eye. It isn’t. Just taking things easy.

You can identify the planets that are in retrograde motion by searching for that tiny R or “medication sign

You’ll acquire life skills at a young age if your birth chart has 01 retrograde planets. You may even believe that you are not need to “go within. However, you might suddenly feel the need to go to therapy if a planet retrogrades in your progressed chart (advanced material we’ll address down the road).

You could feel alienated from everyone else if you have four or more. You may be more introspective and self-reflective. You don’t follow the crowd; you follow your own values and march to the beat of your own drum. While you might not acquire life skills as early as in the zero to one example above, you certainly get wisdom by reflecting within.

Are planets in retrograde more potent?

What does it signify when a planet is in retrograde motion? Simply said, during a planet’s retrograde motion, it is during this time that it is closest to Earth. As a result, anytime a planet appears to be moving backward, it transits close to Earth.

When viewed from Earth, planets in retrograde motion appear to pause and move backward for a while. In fact, planets are always moving forward. It is not possible. Retrograde planets appear to be going backward because we on Earth pass the planet by, which is why it appears they are. When you try to pass another car on the highway, however, you see that even though they are moving forward, they seem to be slowing down and reversing. Similar to planetary retrogression, that effect. The main distinction is that, in this example, cars follow a straight course while planets travel in a circle.

Chesta BalaMotional Strength

Are the planets in retrograde strong? The fact that retrograde planets are closest to Earth during the retrograde period gives them great strength. Therefore, during that time, the heavenly body has the greatest impact over us. As enormous celestial bodies, planets have an impact on us both physically and metaphysically. Astrology is used to explain the metaphysical component.

What does retrograde mean in astrology? In astrology, planets have a greater weight and are therefore capable of producing effects that are more powerful. A retrograde planet technically has additional power points known as Chesta Bala, or points of being close to the earth, in terms of Shadbala, or planetary strength level. As a result, we have unequivocal evidence that the retrograde planet is significantly more potent as a result of raising the Shadbala score.

Chesta Bala is one of the six strengths that make up the overall Shadbala score on the planet’s Shadbala scale. Chesta refers to the force necessary for the movement of the planet in this context. In other words, this strength is defined as how much physical effort the planet expends, which also strengthens its astrological impacts.

As a result, whenever a planet goes retrograde, it needs to exert more power or effort to continue moving, which gives it Chesta Bala.

Is my Mercury going backwards?

Mercury will turn retrograde for the second time in 2022 on May 10. You may hear all kinds of things being attributed to the retrograde period of the planet of communication during this period, which ends on June 2, from technological glitches to misunderstandings with friends and loved ones.

However, what precisely is Mercury retrograde, why is it such a huge problem, and is there anything that can be done to prevent its hazards and errors?

What is now 2022 retrograde?

Knowing when Mercury will turn retrograde is very significant since, like every year, Mercury will turn retrograde in 2022 as well. In fact, based on the above table, Mercury will turn retrograde three times this year.