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Mercury Retrograde in Taurus 2023

By January 23, 2023September 8th, 2023Mercury

The Material Impact of Our Thinking:
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus 2023

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus
April 21, 2022 to May 14, 2023
from 15º to 5º Taurus

What does Mercury Retrograde in Taurus mean? 

Mercury goes Retrograde in Taurus from April 21 to May 14, 2023. This is the second of three Mercury Retrograde cycles of 2023 occurring solely in earth signs. Mercury’s retracing of Earth sign themes this year asks us to reflect on just how impactful words or communication can be.  Additionally, it asks us to reexamine the tangible effect of our systems of organization and our thinking upon our lives.

To put it another way, Mercury’s earth sign tour teaches us that our cerebral lives can affect the real, material parts of our lives. In Taurus, we specifically consider our finances, our sense of stability, our bodies, and our value system.

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus 2023

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus: Solidifying Our Security 

When Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, we rethink our sense of security and all that contributes to it. Obviously, this includes the material realm of our personal belongings, assets, our financial situations, and our food, shelter, and bodies.

Mercury retrograde periods mark times when we review and rework the area of our chart that he is traveling through. You may find yourself creating new budgets, going over expenses, and considering what needs to be changed. You may consider what has and what hasn’t been working in your diet and your spending.

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Venus, Taurus and Value Systems

Venus-Ruled Taurus wants to feel good in its own skin. On a deeper level, Taurus rules our self-esteem, our self-sufficiency and our value systems. That’s because self-esteem is derived from feeling like we can take care of ourselves and knowing what is important to us. Values may be theoretical (Air), but they have a very real impact on your material choices (Earth). In fact, values are the cutting edge of what we materialize and what we give energy to.

Our sense of what is important may be in flux at this time. It can be difficult to know what to put our energy into, what to invest in, and what to allow into our world. We may feel vaguely insecure in the very essence of who we are. As long as Mercury is retrograde, we are plunged into an introspective period with regards to our values. So, we may need to wait until Mercury is direct again for any uncertainty to clear. At this point, confidence in ourselves can be reestablished.  

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Fran Xin Yi

Fran Xin Yi is an astrological researcher and writer. She has studied astrology for over a decade through a Jungian lens, and seeks to spark understanding by articulating complex inner dialogues through the symbolism of the planets. To book an astrology reading, email frances@pandoraastrology.com.

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