What does it mean if Mercury is in retrograde in your chart? Chatty, brainiac Mercury is voted “Most Likely to Go Into Retrograde,” so it’s not uncommon to see Mercury retrograde in a natal chart. It may mean that you have lessons to learn related to thinking, communication, and the mind.
How do I know if I was born in Mercury retrograde? First things first: To find out if you were born during Mercury’s backspin, look at your birth chart (you can create a natal chart for free on Cafe Astrology), and locate Mercury. If Mercury was retrograde when you were born, you’ll see “Rx” above the Mercury symbol in your chart.
How does Mercury retrograde affect people born in Mercury retrograde? “Being born with Mercury retrograde is an advantage,” according to the popular Australian astrology site Mystic Medusa. “Or, at the very least, it is not disadvantageous. It deepens your consciousness and bestows an innate poetic sensibility. It gives the person a surreal literacy that many folks long to emulate.”
What does it mean to be born in retrograde? The truth is, being born during Mercury retrograde gives you an advantage when it comes to contemplative and all-encompassing thinking. You see every angle of an idea because you naturally have a tendency to look backwards and sideways, which is something Mercury is not naturally aiming to do.