12 degrees to 02 degrees Taurus
12:06AM EDT, 18th April to 6:27PM EDT, 11 May
Approach: Began 04 April- The last day Mercury was @ 02 deg Taurus
Shadow: Ends 28 May- When Mercury reaches 12 deg Taurus going Direct
Let’s start right off by putting you at ease about the seemingly “scary” words: “Mercury Retrograde”
1. Mercury Retrograde periods are NEVER TO FEAR.
2. Mercury Retrograde periods are NECESSARY.
3. Mercury Retrograde periods DO present us with OPPORTUNITY.
When we resist the affects of the current transits that guide us, surely we will have more of a fight on our hands. The key to achieving success under any Mercury Retrograde Period is to expect change, and embrace it. We always witness those who are unaware typically getting aggravated and frustrated by Mercury’s typical bag of tricks he draws from over this passage.
This time Mercury is choosing Taurus to bring forth the necessary RE’s that are well advised to follow while we weather The Tricksters’ backwards journey. With Taurus being the sign of consideration, value, and patience, these are the virtues we are meant to adhere to the most as we gravitate to the actions of: REdoing, REassessing, REading, REvisiting, REjoicing, REaligning, REsting, REviewing, and by all means RELAXING!
Furthering upon the patience, REsponding vs. REacting is more important than ever to adhere to. The buzzes of changes that will undoubtedly occur while this Retrograde plays out in Taurus- will ask for practical, constructive, slow, and deliberate energy to be utilized in our communications, movements, and how we assimilate knowledge. REmaining in tentative, sluggish, stubborn, or biased choices will invite more of the natural chaos Mercury Retrograde loves to engage in. While we are wise to avoid important decisions and initiations at this time, our activity and behavior while in reassessment is imperative.
Look to the 12 to 02 degree Taurus piece of your personal Zodiac Pie to see where reflection urges to find you under this upcoming passage. Equally, the collective horoscope grants us another vantage point with some pretty accurate advice as to how to reap the best rewards as we focus upon the area of life the Taurus energy affects. Keep in mind, the added analysis of the personal birth chart grants a more in-depth look at how Mercury’s energies will equally be affecting you.
Your Mercury-Scope, if you will:
ARIES: Your values are being reassessed, and you may find you are quite head-strong about making any decisions. As much as you love to do things quickly Ram, you’ll find you are slower and plodding along with your thoughts. You’ll know exactly what to do after the shadow period concludes, so take your time now to redefine the material and what it really means to you.
TAURUS: You are feeling quite assertive in your verbal expressions, but watch out for a sharp tongue! Your innate patience is being tested for its true worth at present. Cast off any aggressions, for these will be regretted if given into later on. There are new mental concepts you are meant to explore, just know these may not be permanent ones.
GEMINI: If you’ve been dreaming a lot about the past as of late, you are right in tune with your self. The subconscious realms are stirring about you right now, and you may not be feeling your typical chatty social self. Take this needed time to go within and sit with both sides of yourself; while equally you’ll find artistic, compassionate, and metaphysical pursuits to be of comfort to you now.
CANCER: Your friendships are going to get a look-see over this passage, as well as the groups and organizations you are a part of. Don’t let your imagination run wild when any misunderstandings arise! You’ll enjoy time revisiting your hopes and wishes, and very well may find some interesting innovations that turn up. Should there be some old friends you haven’t spoken to in awhile, why not give them a call?
LEO: Your career and matters of toil are on the brain for you Leo. Don’t get caught up in thinking you haven’t done enough, unless the Lion has been a little lazy lately. Utilize this time to reorganize the work place, and you’ll find you are quite effective. Any planning you do now finds a slow-pace and requires caution as part of the process. The shadow period will find the soul-searching you’ll do at present to move forward with optimal results.
VIRGO: You are taking a vacation even it is only in your mind! Don’t let those optimistic thoughts escape you, as this is a perfect time to engage in spiritual, philosophical, and educational pursuits. There’s plenty of activity that is not making you shy away from expressing your ideas. Enjoy this time that will expand you and but of course bring that sense of perfection you strive to achieve closer than ever.
LIBRA: Wherever there is mystery lingering in your life, you are about to put on your detective badge so you can get to the bottom of it now. There are plenty of ways you’ll find your thoughts have a focus and there are ideas you wish to commit to. By the shadow period, you’ll discover that a new way of thinking has transformed within you, which will continue to further and expand itself as Spring concludes.
SCORPIO: Hold off on any decisions Scorpio, for you’ll really find it is challenging to arrive at them right now. You’ll weigh the pros and cons endlessly, and be sure to write them all down, so when Mercury goes Direct, you’ll be ready to move forward. Should those one on one relationships have a little confusion right now, this is only temporary. Take this time to regroup with the arts on some level, and you’ll love what you find.
SAGITTARIUS: You are the multi-tasker King of the Zodiac, and what’s great for your Archer, is you’ll find ways to perfect your thinking and organize all of those directions you aim in. You’ll sense you have a little more consideration in your verbal expressions, and not surprise everyone with that bluntness of speech you are so talented at. Guard against being too picky or fussy at this time, whether it is with others, or more importantly yourself. REmember perfection is always a journey not a destination.
CAPRICORN: You’ve been mentally stalwart and distinct over the past couple weeks, placing the focus of achievement upon your creative mind. Use your responsible nature to steer clear of egotism and pride as you allow any decisions to be rooted at this time. No matter what flux this REtrograde period brings, you are going to bring forth these new ideas into material form, but make sure you work out the details under the shadow period to see your new found ambition soar.
AQUARIUS: The new life you wish to bring to your intellect is seemingly more emotional than normal for you Water Bearer. You are finding plenty of imagination to draw from, but resist being overly sensitive and hone in on intuition to bring you back to center. Time with the family and engaging in home projects is where your inventive flow will find a steady course. All by all means, if you gotta let it out, have that cry would you?
PISCES: The mental state is sharp and swimming faster for you as of late in your deep waters. You may let Mercury’s backwards current take you to uncertainty, but don’t hesitate in this pool too long. There are multiple ideas coming at you urging to find a path to follow, and it is choosing one focus at a time that will allow them to come to fruition. Time spend writing will ground any thoughts you’ll want to remember to move forward with once the waters clear up.
Keep in mind, those events and situations that have occurred since 04 April- fall under the approach of this REtrograde. We tend to start to see the things that will undergo reassessment emerge over these couple weeks, in the specific areas of your life noted above. Equally before the shadow completes upon 28 May, you will see further opportunities for final adjustments that need to be made from all action occurring within the retrograde period.
The uncanny power of Lexigrams is also here as always to REmind you how to best find ease under this passage. There is an important tale for every sign to hear that is told from the letters within the very name of Mercury Retrograde:
DAY TO DAY, GREET YOUR URGE TODAY:
GOT TO REDO, GOT TO RETRACE
GOT TO REROUTE YOUR GAME
GOT TO RECREATE TO REORDER
GOT TO RE-EDUCATE
GOT TO GO TO A GREAT ART
GO TO A GREAT COMEDY
GO READ, TRY A REREAD
GO DO YOGA
GO EMERGE, RECORD A RARE DREAM
GO MEET A TAME COURAGE
GOT TO REDUCE OUR TERROR
GOT TO REDUCE A RUMOR
GO TO REGARD TO REDUCE A REGRET
GO! TRY TO AGREE- GO TO A TRUCE
GO MEET A TRUE EGO CURE: TRADE OUTRAGE TO GRACE
TRADE OUTRAGE TO A COURAGE REMEDY
GO TO A MERCY TO CURE A GREEDY EGO
GO GREET A MORE MATURE AREA
GOT TO A REMOTE AREA TO MEET A GREAT REMEDY
GO TO A GOD- ADORE YOU!
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