Its that time again friends! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting some massive pre-shadow retrograde in my life!
The second Mercury retrograde 2017 cycle starts on April 9 at 4° Taurus and ends on May 3 at 24° Aries.

Let’s get ready for Mercury to head into retrograde. Yes… I said Mercury… Yes… That is the planet that dominates our communication, travel and technology. If you have anything you want/need to get done that requires flight, serious negotiating, contract signing or major purchases – you miiiight want to see if you can delay thing until mid May, if not be prepared for a bumpy ride.

The best thing you can do for yourself and others is patients, patients, patients. We always get through retrogrades in one piece, but it’s definitely not easy.

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Here’s the run down on this Mercury Retrograde Cycle:

1. Mercury Retrograde Shadow #1 started on March 27, 2017…that’s when it started creeping in.
2. Mercury Retrograde is official on April 9, 2017. Now it’s for real.
3. Mercury Retrograde Storm #1 runs from April 4-13, 2017. This is when it is most intense.
4. Mercury goes Direct on May 3, 2017. This is good, but still highly unpredictable.
5. Mercury Retrograde Storm #2 runs from April 29 through May 8, 2017. Intense again.
6. Mercury Retrograde Shadow #2 runs from May 8-May 20, 2017. It’s fading fast, but still has a little bit of sway.

Saturn is still in Sagittarius, and the great task-master in the sky goes into its yearly retrograde phase on April 6, 2017. This gives us a chance to roll up our sleeves and clear up any unfinished business that’s been clogging the pipes. Many people with Mutable Signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces prominent in their charts will have a “second chance” to get things right during this phase. Saturn will remain Retrograde until the end of August 2017.

Venus is still retrograde, which can be very challenging for intimate relationships. But there is good news, as the Planet of Love and Romance will turn direct on April 15, 2017. You may want to avoid making any long-term decisions regarding matters of the heart, one way of the other, until that time. Emotional issues are going to be pretty tangled up this month, so anything you can do that creates peace and understanding will be important.

There’s a Full Moon at 21° Libra on April 10, 2017, and it looks like a wild one! The Aries Sun and Full Moon in Libra will activate a Cardinal T-Square involving Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto. This will bring many issues having to do with truth and justice to a boiling point. As dramatic as that may sound, there is always a silver lining with these influences, as it gives people a chance to see things as they really are, and hopefully, do something about it! With Mercury going Retrograde the day before the Full Moon, laying low might be a good option for a few days.

The Sun goes into Taurus on April 20, 2017, helping us get more down to earth and practical. This should calm things down a bit. Taurus energy is restorative and will help with work and projects that require patience and fortitude.

Pluto goes into its yearly retrograde cycle on April 20, 2017. If you tune in to your inner self around this date, you may get some amazing insights about changes that have taken place in your life since last September.

There’s a New Moon at 6° Taurus on April 26, 2017, a favorable day to set intentions for the next month.

Opportunity Days: April 4, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 26

Good Luck Everyone!!! See you on the other side! 

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