Mercury rules communication and his retrograde periods (when Mercury seemingly travels backward across our skies) can be synonymous with delays and misunderstandings, so be on the look out for what is arising around you and within you.
Mercury Retrograde works very well with ‘re’ words; such as rework, renovate and research and Mercury often gives us a chance to redo what isn’t working so well.
Mercury will travel ‘seemingly backwards’ between 4degrees and 50seconds of Taurus and 24degrees and 15seconds of Aries before once again turning direct on 4th May 2017 (AEST).
Where do those planetary degrees fall in your birth chart?
Which house (area of your life) is up for review?
Do you have planets around those degrees? What do those planets represent?
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus (from 10th April until 21st April 2017)
Taurus is related to our connection with the Earth, our Physical Body, Our Sensuality, Finances and Self Worth.
Based on ruling planet, Taurus is associate1d with the Heart Chakra.
As Taurus is an Earth sign, practical matters may be up for **re**view and this is a good time for **re**viewing/**re**assessing **re**valuing budgets and material possessions; perhaps giving gratitude for all that we own and for our bodies,as they carry us through this journey.
We may have to face where we can be stubborn and hold onto rigid views.
For those that haven’t been looking after their body or where there are emotional issues in need of attention, Taurean related health ailments can arise as Mercury relays signals through the body; such as Throat/Tonsil Issues, Problems with the Neck, Voice, Thyroid, Middle Ear and Heart.
Mercury Retrograde in Aries (from 21st April 2017 until May 4th 2017)
Aries is related to The Self, The Head, our Initiative and our Daring to Assert.
Based on ruling planet, Aries is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.
As Aries is a Fire sign, what Inspires us may be up for **re**view.
We may have to face where we can be Impatient and selfish or, on the other side, where we fail to assert for what we want.
For those that haven’t been looking after their body or where there are emotional issues in need of attention, Aries related health ailments can arise as Mercury relays signals through the body; such as Headaches, Depression, Burn Out (Adrenal Fatigue), Fevers, Accidents, Burns, Rashes and Sunstroke.
Potential for Awakening, Sudden Inspiration and Freedom of Speech
Mercury in the sign of the entrepreneur moves to conjunct Uranus (also in Aries) during this retrograde, so you may experience sudden inspiration, the stimulation of ideas or perhaps conversations, which stimulate and excite you to action.
When Mercury conjoins Uranus, the potential of an awakening is also a probability.
You may connect with a part of you that is wanting to break out from mental restriction and themes around the freedom of speech could come to the fore along with a desire to speak out for others.