Reroute Your Path with Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

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By: Narayana Montufar

Mantra: “The answers I seek lay in the alchemy and sacredness of my mind-body connection.”

It’s back! The second Mercury retrograde of the year is here, and it comes with extreme potency. From April 21st to May 14th—the Planet of Communication, Though Process, and Speech—will lead us through a rite of passage that is crucial for our 2023 growth. The retrogrades of Mercury are always transformative, and this one will bring either the reaffirmation that we are on the right path—or a complete redirection! 

Mercury will go retrograde in the earth sign of Taurus, a zodiac sign that rules the material realm: money, possessions, and financial stability. Over the three weeks, we will experience changes in this area of life as Mercury requests we take a hard, cold look at our budgets, spending, and overall finances. 

Every Mercury retrograde brings a distinct combination of energies, as it activates different planets in the sky. As Mercury begins its retrograde, it will be activating maverick and change-maker Uranus, the planet that inspired massive change in our lives in the past two years. A blast from the past could be in store, perhaps bringing remorse or anxiety for a big leap of faith previously taken.  

In astrology, Mercury and Uranus are intellectual influences, which could send us on a mental trip. Luckily, we have the Bull’s influence and strong connection to Mother Earth keeping us grounded. All we need to do is Taurus’ favorite thing: connect with and listen to our bodies. From April 21st to May 1st, this is the medicine we will all crave, regardless of our zodiac sign. Rest and relaxation, self-care and pampering, and time away from electronics will get us back into our groove. It is in those moments of restful and pure mind-body connection that our senses get reawakened. 

The Mercury Retrograde vibe morphs into a magical alchemy of destined events as soon as May 3rd arrives. From now until May 23, even beyond the retrograde (which ends on 5/14), our Cosmic Messenger will be meeting with the Lunar North Node of Destiny! If you need to make changes to your path, the Universe will speak to you now—all you need to do is listen. If you are on the right path, you will feel the wind at your back, moving you towards what will be a time of personal growth and success! 


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