KNOW your horoscope but keen to calculate the exact positions of the planets, sun and moon at the time of your birth?
Astrology lovers can work out their birth charts very easily, and also discover when planets are in retrograde this year.
Calculate your birth chart and planet position when you were born using your date and time of birth and the locationCredit: Alamy
How do you calculate the planet position in a horoscope?
All you need to generate your birth chart online and find out the position of planets when you were born are your date of birth, your exact time or birth and the location.
You can create your free chart online on websites such as Astro Charts after inputting your details.
The planets are then plotted onto a wheel to see which horoscope sign they fall into.
Each planet can offer insight into your individual character and give you clarity about what you need to do for growth.
How do you know if a planet is in retrograde?
The most commonly-known retrograde is MercuryCredit: Alamy
You know when everything goes slightly kooky and you don’t know why?
A planet could be in retrograde – which means that from the vantage point of Earth, it appears to be spinning backwards.
This means the Earth is completing its orbit around the Sun quicker than the other planets outside its orbit and periodically outpaces them.
The planet being passed will appear to move backwards, and that is the retrograde period.
The most commonly-known retrograde is Mercury, and during a cycle, it is said that arguments and mishaps take place.
Here are the 2021 retrograde dates:
- Mercury: January 30 to February 21, May 29 to June 22 and September 27 to October 23
- Venus: December 19 to January 1, 2022
- Jupiter: June 20 to October 18
- Saturn: May 23 to October 22
- Uranus: August 20 to January 1, 2022
- Neptune: June 25 to December 1
- Pluto: April 27 to October 6
For more mystic news, you can check out your daily horoscope here.