Transiting Mercury goes Retrograde April 28 to May 22 2016:

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  • Astrological “Event”: Mercury goes Retrograde 
  • Date(s) April 28 to May 22 2016
  • Time Line: He enters his storm April 24 2016: Goes Retrograde April 28 until May 22: back in “storm” until June 1 2016: It’s best to keep all new projects on hold from ***April 24 to June 1*** if possible. 

What does it all mean? 

  • Mercury is the planet of communications, he is also a messenger and likes to do two things at once. He rules Gemini and Virgo. 
  • Retrograde motion means that from the earth’s perspective, it appears that the planet Mercury is going backwards. 
  • Our communications and organizational skills may not be up to par during this time. 
  • Messages can get misinterpreted or misplaced. 
  • We can miss appointments during this period, so check your date book frequently and place all scheduled appointments in your date book or phone in a place you will see them often. 
  • It’s not a good time to begin anything until after June 1, if it’s at all possible. Projects begun now are not likely to go as planned.
  • Be prepared to redo things. 
  • It’s the perfect time to review, redecorate, renew….
  • It’s advisable that we check and double-check the fine print before signing on the”dotted line”.
  • Stick to hobbies already begun. 
  • Don’t be disappointed if things don’t go exactly as planned regarding our “down time”. 
  • Take extra care when sending out invitations to an event, make sure you have the date, time and place correct… or else you  may find you have to get them printed all over again. 
  • Be Prepared have more than one thing on the go at once, however, take care not to add more to your agenda then you can comfortably do, else run the risk of mixing up your “homework” or dates. 
  • Relationships might have to be re-assessed
  • Beginning April 24 2016 Write down any new creative ideas,note the time and re visit the list after June 1 2016. 
  • Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus... Taurus is ruled by Venus… Emotional and Material/Financial security may be on the agenda, and items such as the household budget may benefit from a review… Take care when signing financial contracts relating to long term financial commitments such as buying a house, however if we do our research it may be possible for some positive changes in the near future. Plans may not go as we had hoped, and patience is strongly recommended… 

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Copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology 4/25/2016





Astrology and how it affects our daily life. Transiting Mercury Moves into Taurus April 2016: Mercury goes retrograde April 28 2016


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  • Event: Mercury moves into Taurus

  • Date: April 5 to June 13 2016

  • Time: 7:09 pm (ET) 4:09 pm (PT)

  • Retrograde: Mercury turns retrograde on April 28

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What does it Mean? 

  • Mercury is the planet of communications and technology, he is what makes us think. He is also in “charge” of transportation
  • Mercury rules Virgo and Gemini
  • Taurus has to have both emotional and material security to be content
  • Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and money. 
  • Taurus is much slower to act than Aries is… she needs to be sure it’s the best decision, and she takes a bit longer to fully understand what is all involved. 
  • We could be slower on the uptake, and some of us could feel slightly frustrated at the pace…
  • Patience is in the cards for others, it will be easier for you to take your time and mull over your options… for the rest of us, we could be “chomping at the bit” to get going
  • We prefer to stick to what we know now, new ideas or projects or ways of doing things are more challenging to connect with
  • Slow and steady is the way to go now
  • Our thinking will be more on the practical side, tackling abstract issues may not go as well as anticipated. 
  • Some folks may be tempted to view the world through “blinkers” making it awkward for those around them… 
  • Those who have a tendency to be stubborn may be more so… hopefully their loved ones will be understanding and convince them with love and hugs to change their mind if the subject needs to be resolved now. 
  • Money issues could be on the agenda and if they are we are encouraged to take our time with them. 
  • We are more aware of our comfort needs now… so indulge… 🙂 

Mercury Retrograde: Enters Storm April 21, Goes Retrograde April 28 until May 22: In Storm until June 1 2016;

Try and Avoid the following: 

  • When Mercury is Retrograde or in its storm, it’s not the best time to begin any new projects. Work on the ones that are already in progress.
  • Because Mercury rules communications, technology and transportation, entering into any new legal contracts or signing important papers may not go as planned.
  • Predictions or expectations for or about such issues, (buying a house, signing a lease, a new job, a new study) will not go as planned.
  • If you have to proceed with important situations, be aware that changes are likely.
  • Make sure you find out all you can about everything, and make as many notes as possible. 

Try to follow the recommendations below: 

  • When Mercury is retrograde it’s  the perfect time to re-do and re-visit past issues…
  • Write down your ideas and the time they occurred. 
  • If it comes back on the market put another offer on that house you “lost” after your previous offer:  
  • Redecorate your home or office, check out your policies…
  • Bring up unresolved relationship issues and re investigate possible solutions.
  • Mercury retrograde gives us a second chance… 🙂 
  • Mercury in storm isn’t as strong as Mercury Retrograde, but it can still have a disappointing or challenging effect. 
Copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology April/5/2016