April 9th – May 3rd
Sometimes the Universe gives us a break even though it doesn’t always feel that way. One thing the cosmos always does is create balance. So the energies get slowed down a bit so we can have the opportunity to catch up. Mercury in Retrograde is that time out, it’s the chance to get caught up with life, it’s time to get unplugged, and take a long deep breath. It’s a good time to take time off from work if at all possible and focus on reworking anything that needs it. Mercury rules the lower mind and energies, so when it’s in a Retrograde cycle we start to perceive things in a very different way.
Mercury in Retrograde, like all Retrograde plants, is happening for a reason, this isn’t some new astrological fad. Planets have always gone into Retrograde and will continue to. So every once in a while we get a chance to pause or stop and get some rest. This is the time to review your life and the paths you’re on. What this Mercury in Retrogrades cycle does is help us to breathe, be still, relax, and review. The main thing to know as this energy is coming in, it’s time to review your life and redo anything that needs to be done. It is time to re-search, re-think, re-visit, re-connect, and to get re-organized.
What Not To Do during
Mercury in Retrograde:
– Don’t start brand new projects
– Do not get into arguments, avoid critical folks and tense people or situations.
– Do Not Sign Contracts or New Agreements
– Avoid Travel
– Do Not take misunderstandings personal. Our communication is foggy and clouded.
What To do during
Mercury in Retrograde:
– Redo, Rework, Review, Research, so basically go over things again and wrap up old business and projects.
– Double Check the Facts and all the info you come by.
– Revisit what you need to, like your work.
– Reconnect with the folks that matter if you’ve had issues or not.
– Backup Computers and any data you want to keep saved, usually start this process two weeks prior to the actual Retro Cycle.
– Reorganize your daily life routines.
– Reflect and practice spiritual work.
– Release what’s been holding you back or blocking you, let go of what no longer is working especially in your intimate relationships.
There can be positive things that come from a Mercury in Retrograde cycle that you just didn’t think about before. Like throwing out the old and organizing our lives. Focus on more past opportunities and reconsider them and see if they are still an option, and try to let go of any computer glitches or electronic snafus you might be experiencing.
Mercury is currently in Taurus and this is strong energy.
So our focus should be on re-organizing and reflecting. We see the world a little differently during this time, through these filters, we can have some very important inner revelations. It may not be as easy to communicate under this influence, but remember not to try and rationalize everything. Mercury Rx periods can be times of heightened inner awareness, so doing things like meditation, keeping a journal, reworking old plans, and reviewing, or around anything from your past can be quite helpful. Mercury Rx is also a powerful time to study, particularly for returning to old studies and re-learning or refreshing knowledge around a subject that’s already been taken.
With Mercury in Taurus during this particularly Retrograde cycle, past decisions and ideas from a new more possible enlightened perspective can be very useful. Even though we may be especially stubborn or impatient. Lots of folks will end up returning to old projects and end up redoing, refining and tweaking them. You may feel stuck in the past in some way while Mercury is Retrograde in Taurus, but you can find old or past ideas to be more useful now, so use them in new ways if you can make yourself move forward. This is a great time to review recent financial matters and discover mistakes or oversights. (And it is tax season.) Plans may be reconsidered in ways that can benefit you.
Retrograde Mercury is aligning with the Sun on April 20th just as the Sun enters Taurus, which lights up our thoughts! This inferior conjunction presents actually a good time for processing recent events and ideas, and for beginning to look at problems or issues from a new perspective and with some new information and a new understanding. What we say, do, write or project out to the world now can have a great impact, and this can be a positive or negative experience. There will be significant new ideas that can be learned during this time, although we are unlikely to seem them completely clear quite yet.
This Mercury in Retrograde cycle can also help you think back to a part of your recent past and help you reconnect to an old dream or goal, to follow through on. Someone from your past might get a hold of you for a second chance or opportunity, but that doesn’t mean it’s meant to be, usually, it doesn’t work out for the long-run. Because we are perceiving things in a different way as the truth tends to come out, and you just might notice or find some kind of detail you overlooked or didn’t catch before. This cycle can bring clarity and help you move the restrictions or blocks that are in your way to achieve happiness. Mercury begins retracing its steps in direct motion from May 3rd (its shadow ends on May 20th).