Mercury Retrograde in Taurus April 9 -May 3, 2017: A Time of Reflection

The April-May 2017 Mercury retrograde is nothing to fear, it is simply a time of reflection and a time to pull up the weeds that are blocking you from seeing and communicating your truth. -Intuitive Astrology

Venus is in Retrograde until April 15th, and now Mercury is in retrograde April 9- May 3, 2017.

Interestingly enough, Mercury Retrograde is in Taurus. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. In addition, a full moon in Libra on April 10th will emerge and Libra is also ruled by Venus.


Venus is in full retrograde! This means humanity suffers from a lack of love. The lack emerges from a lack of love for ourselves and a lack of love and compassion towards others.

Mercury rules communication and Venus rules love and relationships. Therefore, communication in love and relationships will get complicated.

When Venus goes retrograde with Mercury, the universe is telling us that the way we COMMUNICATE our love must be re-evaluated.

Are you telling the truth of who you are and what you want from your heart? Or are you too logical, too analytical and too cerebral to communicate your heart’s desires when it comes to love, career, extended family and friends.

Mercury Retrograde is known to confuse, scramble and complicate communication in other areas too. It causes electronic disruption, equipment failure and accidents.

Some of the fun things you can look forward to during Mercury Retrograde include misunderstandings, mistakes, and disruptions related to listening, speaking, learning, reading, editing, researching, negotiating, selling, buying, travel, shipping, and anything related to computers and phones.


Mercury Retrograde in Taurus means that it is best you strictly adhere to your budget and refrain from shopping sprees and major purchases. Taurus rules money and the 5 senses so you may be tempted to indulge but do not give in. If you do give in, you will amass debt or buy into a scam that could rip you off several hundred dollars…

For your best chance of having a smooth Mercury Retrograde, don’t make any important moves, sign any contracts, or launch a new endeavor. Miller also writes that it’s not a good time to have any type of elective surgery because doctors are affected by the retrograde too.

Unfinished business emerges – Ex-boyfriends and girlfriends will contact you, old debts re-emerge and any issue that was not resolved will reach a full karmic circle demanding your full attention.

Mercury Retrograde forces us to tie up loose ends and gain closure so that we can move on to better things when it goes direct again. I like to refer to it as Spring cleaning! In with old, out with the new.

Nothing is quite what it seems…


If you accept a new job, the position will not match the original job description. If you meet a new person while Mercury is in Retrograde they are not who they appear to be. If you buy a house, you may get surprised with hidden loan terms when you go to the closing to sign the title.

This is a time of reflection so do not make any major moves. Instead, look within and develop a plan so that when Mercury goes direct you can execute it with confidence.

Full Moon in Libra April 10th: The Quietest Revolution

Brace yourselves… This full moon will be happening during Mercury Retrograde which starts April 9th.

Everything imbalanced in your life will come into bloom. Spring is approaching, the flowers are blooming and so is your intuitive knowing that your life needs more balance in certain areas.


Libra energy demands us to balance the scales. This is frustrating and takes work but if you are willing to do the work it is very rewarding.

If I could define the Libra energy in a song lyric it would be Lauren Hill’s – 

“You might win some, but you really lost one.”

What are you losing at the expense of imbalance within your life? Are you working too hard and not taking care of your body? Are you giving so much you do not allow yourself to sit back and receive?

It’s time to do an honest exercise I call energy inventory. How are you spending your energy? And in what areas are you lacking? This is a breakdown of how you are spending your days and weeks hour by hour. Download the worksheet Below:

Energy Inventory Worksheet

It’s time to confront what is unfair within your own life.

Libra demands equality and justice. It’s time to take responsibility and evaluate what you are allowing in your life that is unfair. This full moon will make it intolerable to accept being treated unfairly in relationships, in the workplace and in life in general.

Mercury retrograde will make us reflect on the past to ensure we are considering all the details before demanding fairness.


If you are the one being unfair to others, you will suddenly feel the karmic wheels change as you will notice this full moon will inspire others to stop taking your shit. People will not allow you to continue to use them and take advantage of them, so be prepared for backlash at the dawn of this powerful full moon.

Someone may realize enough is enough. 

Once the quiet revolution starts within yourself and you begin to balance out the scales of imbalance and injustice in your own life, you will be able to protest the imbalance and injustice that is happening in the world.

The quietest revolution is the revolution that starts within our own lives first. When we start demanding more from ourselves and others, we start demanding more from the world.

Of course, it’s true that Libra will always opt for a peaceful and zen approach, but it takes ACTION when it needs to. Libra is a cardinal sign, after all, and these are the signs that get things done.

Therefore, you may not be aggressive in your approach to change as the Libra Full moon energy illuminates the sky, but you will start the quiet analysis of what needs to be balanced in the silence of meditation or prayer. It will rise from you quietly, gently and decisively,  in true Libra fashion.

libra full moon

Thankfully, the beauty and grace of Libra energy will allow you to let go of people and situations in your life that no longer serve to balance your being in a positive light with the ease of releasing a butterfly. Balance the scales in your life with the beauty of the feminine divine within. Balance the scales lovingly.

By Janell Hihi

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