What is a retrograde planet?
When a planet passes the Earth in its orbit (or vice versa), it is said to be going retrograde. From our vantage point on Earth, it is almost as if the planet is moving in reverse. This is an illusion, but it’s a bit like two trains passing at different speeds—one appears to be going backwards. Read more about this in Retrogrades in Astrology: What It Means When Planets Go “Backward”
Was I born with any retrograde planets?
Find out which, if any, of the planets were retrograde in your astrology chart when you were born, using our cosmic calculator below.