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The TOP 5 Things to Know About Retrograde Planets in the Birth chart!

Aug 25, 2023

Did you know that it's unusual NOT to have retrograde planets in your birth chart?

In fact, most people are born with at least one retrograde planet!


Most planets, with the exception of Venus and Mars, move in retrograde at least once a year, which makes retrograde natal planets more common than you might expect!

Retrograde planets often get a bad reputation in astrology, but they are nothing to fear.
When planets move in retrograde, they are positioned closer to the Earth, and their influence can be more obviously felt.

During retrograde periods, the energy associated with the planet involved becomes more internalized, introspective, and reflective.
Retrograde planets express themselves in ways that seem unusual when compared with their typical significations when they are moving direct.

There are many challenges and gifts provided by these retrograde influences.
Here are the top 5 things you should know about retrograde planets in the birth chart:
  1. Rx Planets express themselves in a way that is more internalized versus externalized. 
  2. Rx planets can be more obviously felt, even with the energy being internalized. 
  3. Rx planets are associated with RE-doing things that are tied to the topics associated with that planet. 
  4. Rx planets express themselves in a way that is more rebellious, disobedient, contrarian or outside of the norm. 
  5. If you have a planet retrograde in the birth chart and it goes retrograde in the sky, YES, it unequivocally affects you differently! 


Want to learn more about retrograde planets in the birth chart? Check out my in-depth tutorial below where I teach you about astrological planet in retrograde and what they mean in your birth chart!