Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

Good afternoon.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  Our weather is kind of cool and not very springlike, but I didn't plan anything anyway, so it really isn't bothering me much.  Did all my cooking this morning and took a little snooze after I was done.  This cold seems to be working its way out of me now, so hopefully by Monday I'll be back to my old self.

So, here we for another Mercury retrograde.  Actually, Mercury generally goes retrograde at least three times a year.  This time it will be in Taurus, and Earth sign.  Practical concerns will be in the forefront as the material world comes into focus.  While you may find fault with your surroundings, your job, even your body, this is not a time for you to do anything drastic.  Instead, look for new opportunities while keeping tabs on other possibilities that might be satisfying to you.  

On a personal level, you may find yourself being overly self-critical at this time.  While a critique of oneself may lead you to making some positive changes...such as watching what you eat, incorporating exercise into your daily is important to maintain one's objectivity, for being too critical can bring on a bout of depression.

The key issue will be one of maintaining focus.  Mercury, the trickster, tends to bring unforeseen changes and blockages, yes, but the frustrations and aggravations we feel during this period depends on how we roll with the punches.  Unresolved issues from the past may be pushing themselves forward making us feel very uncomfortable, foolish, and inadequate.  

But, the above doesn't necessarily happen to everyone.  Actually, your Mercury retrograde depends on where it hits in your natal chart.  This is actually a great time for some people...especially if Mercury is well-aspected or retrograde in the birth chart.  

At any rate, everything will straighten out by May 28th as he passes the point where he first became retrograde.  

May you all have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and joy. 


  1. Thanks for the wonderful info Mary :) i do love coming over to your places, i learn so much. Happy weekend and hope you feel better soon x

  2. goodness another retrograde... explains so much ..... and so long til its past.... hope you have a lovely day dear.... enjoy...

  3. So glad your cold is almost done with! Not fun, those rotten things - but they do force us to take extra care of ourselves.

    I'm feeling the retrograde - and have been for a few days, since Mercury has been in shadow. Perhaps it's just this busy time, but I'm feeling rather inadequate lately, and wanting to hide. But no time for that - must keep going! I had my break. No rest for the wicked! *Cackles*