Mercury goes retrograde at 15° Taurus.
Mercury is almost conjunct Uranus at 16° Taurus. We’re ready, not quite ready for a breakthrough. We can see it coming. We can see the spark of light being lit just ahead of us.
But there are still things to be figured out. Mercury will embark on a 3-week journey to the underworld, to tie some loose ends. By the time Mercury finally conjuncts Uranus (early June) we WILL be ready. (by Astrobutterfly)
The next Mercury Retrograde period starts on April 21, 2023 in persistent Taurus and continues through May 14, 2023.
Every Mercury Retrograde is a time when misunderstandings and mishaps are common. Because Mercury appears to be moving backward in the sky, things associated with Mercury -- conversations, negotiations, technology, travel -- tend to go haywire. When Mercury retrogrades through Taurus specifically, it targets the areas of life Taurus rules: finances, values, possessions, and basic needs. You may experience financial setbacks, stress out about your physical or emotional security, or struggle to keep track of your stuff.
But there’s always something good you can take from Mercury Retrograde, too! A retrograde in Taurus is a great time to look at your spending/saving habits, for example, and assess where changes are needed. If you aren’t happy with the direction you’re headed, this is the time to revisit plans or paths you experimented with in the past to see if they make more sense.
Mercury Retrograde often gets a bad rap for leading to chaos, but it's not all bad! This retrograde period could actually lead to profound clarity! (by Tarot)