Mercury Retrograde 2016
The following is the scoop on the Mercury Retrograde 2016 in Taurus cycle. As is always the case, Mercury goes retrograde approximately every three and a half months for a period of about three and a half weeks.
Below are the dates for Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May
– Mercury Entered It’s Pre-Shadow on April 15 2:55 pm EDT
– The second Mercury Retrograde 2016 occurs in Taurus (23o 36″) on April 28 1:20 pm EDT
– Mercury goes direct in Taurus (14o 20 minutes of arc) on May 22 9:20 am EDT
– Mercury leaves it’s Post-Shadow phase on June 7 2:07 pm EDT
This time around Mercury will spend the entire retrograde in the sign of Taurus. Since the retrograde has the effect of delaying things and the sign of Taurus is known for being pretty stubborn and slow but sure, it may seem like things are taking a lot longer than they should when attempting to make connections. This cycle will require a considerable amount of patience, determination and stamina. Imagine the pace of a turtle and then slow it down from there! (Slight exaggeration but you get the point!)
Since Taurus is the sign of economics, there could be glitches in the financial sectors including banks, insurance companies and to some extent, possibly the stock market. Watch for problems associated with the earth, such as earth slowly but surely giving way and causing problems with transportation. The field of music as well as dealers of art also fall under the rulership of this sign. So musicians and art dealers may find more logistical problems as the retrograde wears on. Taurus rules the area of the body from the lower jaw through the neck, throat and shoulders, so those parts of the body can also be prone to problems. And since this is the sign of money in general, expect the names of wealthy people to somehow make headlines due to situations from the past slowly coming to light.
Best of luck during this cycle. Remember: Forewarned is Forearmed!
Read below how this Mercury Retrograde 2016 will effect your Zodiac Sign.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Aries
This retrograde will take place in your solar second house of finances so you’re well advised to pay very close attention to your budget, your bank account and purchases. Be deliberate in your decision making and be willing to take your time before making your move. Get a second opinion at the very least before deciding on financial directions. Watch your money such as debit cards, checks and cash when you are out and about. They could slip through the cracks and get stuck somewhere that makes it difficult to dislodge.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Taurus
Since this retrograde takes place in your own sign, you may feel a bit hesitant to make decisions or you may find you’re not being understood by those around you. Be patient when looking for alternative means of expressing your thoughts. And if you don’t feel comfortable making major decisions right now and you know you really aren’t procrastinating, use this time to review your options. Once Mercury goes direct, you should have all the data you need to move forward.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Gemini
There are times when even the likes of you, the social butterfly, need time to go into hiding. This is one of the times for you, since this retrograde takes place in your solar twelfth house. Carve out quiet time for yourself, preferably in a location that feels very safe and solid. Getting out into nature, feeling the ground beneath you, will help you deliberate. Leave your gadgets behind and listen closely to those whispers.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Cancer
Do you have a nagging feeling that you need to call a friend from a long time ago? If so, go ahead and heed that instinct. That person may be thinking about you but haven’t taken the time to make contact. This is also a good time to reconnect with your social circle in general or with groups with which you’ve had previous affiliations. Just understand that it may take time to pull all the logistics together.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Leo
Is it taking a long time to get through to your boss or powers that be? It’s not your imagination. They may appear to be AWOL or a little slower on the uptake than usual. Persistence pays off so stick to your guns and you should eventually make progress. The professional hats that you’re wearing may be stalling out right now. Hang on until Mercury goes direct to have a clear sense of where you go from here.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Virgo
Since this retrograde takes place in a fellow earth sign, things may go smoother for you than most. This is a great time to be looking at locations distant from your home turf. Perhaps there are some logistics to work on that will allow for smoother sailing as late May rolls around. Rest assured that the folks is those other lands are thorough, so they understand your need for orderliness. If the spirit moves you, get in touch with people from your collegiate years.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Libra
This cycle impacts your solar eighth house which deals with jointly held resources, which is a fancy name for such things as money shared through partnerships, insurance matters, debts and inheritances. So, if you’re looking to revamp insurance coverage or restructure debt, now is the time to do your homework. It’s a also a good time to revise your will or do research regarding estate matters. Write down your dreams, too!
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May 2016 for Scorpio
Pay close attention to legal matters and contracts. This is a good time to review potential contracts and start putting the wording together but this is NO time to sign on the dotted line. In fact, people could be backing out of contracts right now so if you need to enter into a new one, get a few extra eyes to look over what you’re proposing and make it official once Mercury goes direct. Watch for communication problems in personal relationships. Make no assumptions.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Sagittarius
Expect technical glitches in the workplace and communication problems to arise between you and co-workers or people who you deal with who work in an assistant capacity to someone else. Look back on past health patterns for cumulative results, but hold off on major medical testing until Mercury goes direct. If you have no choice but to have them done now, don’t be surprised if the results are very delayed are the test has to be redone.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Capricorn
You and Virgo’s should fare well under this cycle because of the earth element involved here. Remind children and loved ones that you are there for them and are sticking close by. This is a good time to reconnect with old loves from the past and to dust off hobbies or other projects that have been left on hold. Reread romantic writings. They hold enduring messages.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Aquarius
Progress on the home front appears to be anything but. Pay very close attention to how you communicate with family members and recognize that they may be equally entrenched in their way of thinking as you are. Nagging may not be your best option. Appliances at home may be stuck and don’t seem to budge. If you’re looking at changing things in the home, put a tentative game plan together and expect it to be ready by the time Mercury goes direct.
Mercury Retrograde 2016 April-May for Pisces
Are you working on something literary or perhaps revamping advertising? This is a great time to review and fine tune such projects, especially the sensual feel of the material. Pay attention to your stuff while commuting. Make sure you bring the appropriate items to your destinations. And listen carefully when talking to siblings and people in your immediate vicinity, such as neighbors. Return to old stomping grounds.
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