Mercury retrograde in Taurus for April 2023: meaning and how it affects each zodiac sign

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Mercury will set, the planet of the mind, traditionally associated with communication, intelligence, thought and commerce retrograde He April 21st in the 15th degree of Taurus and will remain so until May 15th when placed directly in the 5th degree of the same sign.

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THE Mercury retrograde is an astrological phenomenon that is often associated with a variety of challenges and problems in areas related to communication, technology and travel.

In this way the sky warns us that a complex period is beginning. For this reason, some more than others we must be careful with the unexpected changes and confusions.

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With Mercury retrograde, the sky warns us that a complex period is beginning.  Photo: Shutterstock

With Mercury retrograde, the sky warns us that a complex period is beginning. Photo: Shutterstock

What does it mean for a planet to be retrograde?

There are periods in a planet’s cyclic orbit when it it appears to slow down, stop, and then reverse its orbital direction. From time to time, all the planets (except the Moon and the Sun) seem to stop moving across the sky and move back. This phase is known as retrograde.

Accustomed to the stability of an average daily speed, the planet then manifests the there is no need to keep moving (symbol of acquiring new experience) and instead begins to cross degrees traveled previously (symbol of past experiences).

Between the two there is a period of almost complete absence of movement call Stationary phasein which the planet exhibits an unusual inner stillness and composure.

All these apparent phenomena are essential for the astrological interpretation of retrograde planets.

In reality, no planet moves backwards. Although the retrograde condition is a astronomical illusioncreated by the accelerated motion of the Earth, does not invalidate the influence that retrograde planets exert on the human personality.

What makes a planet retrograde: astrological interpretation

From the point of view of astrological interpretationa planet moving in a direction contrary to the natural order is an anomaly or going in the wrong direction and, therefore, in general retrograde is considered a weakness.

For astrological interpretation, a planet moving in the opposite direction is an anomaly.  Photo: Shutterstock illustration

For astrological interpretation, a planet moving in the opposite direction is an anomaly. Photo: Shutterstock illustration

The appearance of a retrograde planet could reserve surprises, even when it seems to promise to obtain what is requested: there could, for example, be a change of circumstances or intentions which would then make the purchase useless, or the thing would be obtained, but by crossing or with problems or delays.

Al-Biruni defines “suspected” Still retrograde planet. In fact, many times this planet fails to deliver what it seems to promise.

The authorities of antiquity, as well as those of modernity, consider a retrograde planet as weakened in his expression.

Effects of Mercury retrograde

Mercury, a planet that is never very far from the Sun (never more than 30° away from the Sun), retrograde 3 times a year (more frequently than any other planet) and his the retrograde period always lasts 22 days.

Mercury -also known in mythology as Hermes, the winged messenger of the gods- was considered the warning planet.

Mercury, known in mythology as Hermes, the messenger of the gods, is the planet of warnings.  Photo: Shutterstock

Mercury, known in mythology as Hermes, the messenger of the gods, is the planet of warnings. Photo: Shutterstock

It is the planet which, for Astrology, represents the principles of communication; reflection; the one that governs our interests and our intellectual capacities; what it is related to displacements it’s ours adaptability; and that which governs teaching and education.

It is also what affects ours immediate environment, neighbors and brothers; He transportmessages and all forms of communication written or oral such as post, email, internet, telephone, documents and contracts.

All those areas can be disturbed or altered during their retrograde periods.

Mercury retrograde 2023

This 2023THE Mercury retrograde they will be all in earth signswhich is why you will definitely focus material and financial matters.

Earth signs are Virgo Taurus and Capricornand the retrogrades will occur in that order as the year progresses.

Mercury retrograde in the sky is now revise, rearrange, recapitulate what have we already done; finish what is pending but start nothing.

You will have to take care of do not make hasty decisions during these times because its consequences may not be happy. Like every time Mercury retrograde there will be tendency to errors.

Therefore, it will be necessary to try avoid misjudgmentsdo not follow the impulses because there could be misunderstandings, review our papers and documents well not to be distracted.

However, if we stop and think, they can be very creative times where we will become more intuitive, receptive and it will be useful for us to review situations.

Mercury retrograde in Taurus 2023

retrograde mercury in Taurus you can focus on review and reflect on stability issuessafety, comfort and sensuality.

It’s a good time to review our finances and how we manage our resources, as well as a reflect on our relationships and how we connect with our physical environment.

Retrograde Mercury invites us to review and reflect on economic issues and our relationships.  Photo: Shutterstock

Retrograde Mercury invites us to review and reflect on economic issues and our relationships. Photo: Shutterstock

All zodiac signs can be affected by Mercury retrogradeas each of them has some sort of relationship with communication and technology.

However, some signs may feel the effects more intensely From retrograde mercury compared to others, especially those ruled by Mercury, such as Gemini and Virgo.

The fixed signs – Aquarius, Leo and Scorpio – receive this energy from a unfavorable angleso they can feel the effects of Mercury retrograde from a more challenging wayas these signs are known for their resilient and sometimes stubborn nature.

Mercury retrograde can cause delays and obstacles in the decision-making processwhich can be frustrating for these signs looking to advance and progress.

However, this does not necessarily mean that fixed signs will experience serious problems during the Mercury retrograde period. While some hurdles may arise, it may also be time to do so reflect and review plans and objectives in the areas related to communication, finance and technology.

Also, the signs of the Earth –Bull, Virgin and Capricorn-can feel the effects of this transit more intenselyas Mercury retrograde in Taurus can focus on material and financial matters.

The Air Signs – Gemini, Libra and Acquarium– can also feel the effects of Mercury retrograde due to his own connection with communication and technology.

In the case of signs of Water-Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces – are not particularly impressed.

However, we all need to be careful as this is a file Universal configurationthose that, in one way or another, affect us all.

Source: Clarin

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