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29 Apr 2016

Mercury retrograde in Taurus

Mercury, the messenger, takes a pause.

Mercury retrograde in Taurus asks us to cultivate security through re-assessment.

Mercury rules communications (speech, messages, writing), networking, information, technology, short travel, and learning. Whilst retrograde, we have the opportunity to re-everything; reflect, redo, re-plan, re-order, rethink. Check mistakes, plan for a new direction, make preparations.

It supports an inward and contemplative time. Past memories, events, or conversations, are brought to the surface to reconsider. We are better able to view things differently, to find indirect or hidden routes to a solution, and to understand subconscious thoughts better.

This year, Mercury retrogrades through the Earth signs. So, practical and tangible matters need sorting out; income, finances, house, daily routines, health, possessions.

In Taurus, the emphasis is on tangible security, material goods, and our values.

Take a look at money matters. It will be an excellent time to renegotiate contracts, refinance, find a better mortgage deal, check that any regular payments are properly in place, or tidy up the accounts.

Take a look at what you own. Go through and simplify your possessions. Sell, recycle, mend, or donate. Keep only what adds real value to your living.

In Taurus, our communications might take on a stubborn quality. We might find ourselves digging our heels in with an idea, or others doing so. On a more beneficial level, we can find ourselves more willing to put in the steady hard work to achieve results. It also lends a grounded energy, to help us make necessary decisions.

Mercury Taurus is a deliberate thinker and we can all learn this ability to slow down and give people or a project our full and considered attention.

Ultimately, Taurus wants to see physical manifestations. This can be anything from; starting to write letters by hand again, moving your savings to an account with better interest, ridding yourself of house clutter, convincing someone to finally sign that contract, or getting around to the repairs on your car.

All practical matters that help us feel better connected and more grounded in our lives. Earth signs are the foundation, and without a sturdy and solid footing, everything else wobbles in uncertainty.


A relationship to Pluto tells us to listen to our intuition, learn from the past, and to watch out for lies. It'll be a good time to uncover secrets, expose shady deals, or work from behind the scenes to finally resolve an old issue regarding money.

A soft relationship to Chiron suggests we might have the chance to heal something - an old argument perhaps.

A favourable relationship to the North Node suggests a fated event, or decision, is to come.

The House in which Mercury retrogrades is where you need to do the work, so that in a few weeks, when Mercury turns direct, you can move forward in that area clearer and lighter.

Groovy peace to you.


For a fuller meaning, check for your Sun Sign as well as your Ascendant (Rising sign).


Aries:
Personal possessions and personal values.
You might have some news for a woman in your life.
You might change your mind about your finances or what you value.
An issue around hospitals or recuperation might be resolved.

Taurus:
Self image and self-care.
A woman in a behind-the-scenes position might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about how you project your personality.
An issue within a group or friendship might be resolved.

Gemini:
Retreat and self-recuperation.
A woman from a group might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about many things! Don't make firm decisions yet.
An issue affecting your career or reputation might be resolved.

Cancer:
Friends, groups and our hopes.
A woman in authority might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about a friendship, group membership, or collaboration.
An issue affecting your direction in life or personal philosophy might be resolved.

Leo:
Career, reputation and our place in the world.
A woman from a foreign country or concerning foreign affairs might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about career or responsibilities.
An issue affecting shared resources or sexuality might be resolved.

Virgo:
Ideals, exploration, education.
A woman you thought was an enemy, or is somehow 'hidden', might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about travel, vocational course, or your philosophy/religion.
An issue affecting your partner might be resolved.

Libra:
Debts, owed monies, and shared resources.
A woman in a one-to-one partnership might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about a debt, shared resource, or a deep commitment.
An issue affecting your daily living might be resolved.

Scorpio:
Relationships and one-on-one partnerships.
A female colleague might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about a partner.
An issue affecting your creativity or children might be resolved.

Sagittarius:
Work, service, health, daily routine.
A woman in a romantic, leisure, or creative capacity, might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about a colleague, your job, or your routines.
An issue affecting your family or home might be resolved.

Capricorn:
Self-expression, creativity, children, and romance.
A female relative might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about a creative project or a love affair.
An issue affecting your communications or travel might be resolved.

Aquarius:
Home and family.
A sister or female neighbour might have some news for you.
You might change your mind about a relative or your house.
An issue affecting your income or possessions might be resolved.

Pisces:
General communications, immediate environment, neighbours and siblings.
A woman might have some news for you regarding your income.
You might change your mind often in quick communications.
An issue affecting your self-image might be resolved.