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Mercury Retrograde in Taurus April 2016 - 4/28/2016 5:00:00 PM ~ Learning from Mistakes

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus April 2016

The second Mercury retrograde 2016 cycle starts on 28 April 2016 at 23° Taurus and ends on 22 May 2016 at 14° Taurus. Mercury retrograde April 2016 has much more positive effects compared to many other retrogrades. Taurus is a carnal Earth sign that is ruled by Venus, the planet of love. She is the sign that is all about pleasurable aspects of life. In mythology Venus ruled beauty, love and pleasure—she didn’t deny herself anything that felt good.

This new Mercury retrograde allows you to get in touch with deeply buried memories so you can heal old wounds. Old friends may reenter your life to settle old karma and allow you to move on. Happiness and prosperity will follow once Mercury turns direct. Each retrograde period tends to focus on one particular aspect of our lives, and for the next five weeks the area of our hearts and relationships will be returning for review. Often times retrogrades are said to be the time to avoid starting anything new—jobs, or relationships. We have the opportunity to carefully re-think our financial security needs, how to make greater use of our Inner resources/talents, and reconsider what possessions we actually need. It is an opportunity to deepen our values and re-vision our future.

This particular Mercury Retrograde actually encourages the usual careful and deliberate thinking of those who were born with Mercury in Taurus, station direct. We will all have to be careful about the words we use and the inclination to add more ego importance to their expression through bullying when the usual Mercury Retrograde misunderstandings can push our buttons.

Learning from ones mistakes and the uncomfortable truth just about sums up Mercury Rx here. If Taurus is prominent in your birth chart you may find you are constantly faced with intellectual opposition and therefore will have to develop witty deflective responses and a thick skin to criticism at this time. Those whose Sun, Mercury, Moon, or Ascendant is in Taurus will be most seriously affected.This three to five week period is all about review, and that is precisely why while starting something new may not be a good idea—going back to something old is always encouraged.

There are 5 planets that are also moving retrograde during this period and the areas of your life that may be affected by this are communication (Mercury), love and relationships (Pluto),when it's retrograde, those feelings turn inward, and it's a great time to foster some self-compassion. And honestly, the cheapest, quickest way for me to get out of my head and appreciate all that I have. Emotions, particularly anger and aggression (Mars) it is good to be more physical, do exercise and find ways to channel excessive energy better. and karma (Saturn) When Saturn is retrograde, though, it can sometimes lead to self-doubt and paranoia that you can't achieve your goals. And restriction (Jupiter). When Jupiter is retrograde, you're pretty much forced to rely on your own talents and strengths.

The best thing we can do during this review period is to try to look at everything with fresh eyes.

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