So, we all know what it means when a planet is in retrograde. But what does it mean when you if you have a retrograde planet (or several) in your birth chart? Having a planet in retrograde at the time you were born is a lot more common than you might think. In fact, most of us have at least one. Think of it as a karmic lesson to be learned within your lifetime. I certainly would not call it a negative gloomy thing or make your chart bad. It essentially means the planet’s energy is somewhat blocked externally, so those life areas that come within that planet’s domain are not as easily expressed. This means that it is up to you to identify those areas and choose to learn deeper internal lessons regarding the areas of life ruled by that specific planet.