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.

Venus in Retrograde in The Sign of Aries: Every Relationship in Your Life is Put Under The Microscope

Venus will be in Retrograde in The Sign of Aries from March 4. – April 14, 2017

The planet of love is moving backward in the sky and every relationship in your life will be put under the microscope.

If there was any issue hidden under the surface or feelings repressed… watch out now! Shits about to get real!

This challenging planetary aspect will empower you to be bold and outspoken about what you need and it will give you the strength of purpose to easily leave anything or anyone not performing to your standards.

Art, music and everything creative will be embellished and especially attractive. Writers and musicians can use this phase as an inventive and genius streak…

Weak bonds will break. Strong bonds will fight but recover with a new found loyalty.

The goddess planet of love doesn’t settle and neither will you. Embody this bold energy and watch in awe as the things you desire and the relationships you dream of coming into existence quite effortlessly, but in order for this to happen, you must do away with the past.

Knowing your worth, and evaluating your self-esteem.

This is the time of new beginnings and endings if you are brave enough to accept what’s old, and well past its expiration date, and be open to passion you never knew.

This could mean you and your current beau grow from the challenges of Venus in retrograde or break officially what was already broken.

In love’s fiery embrace, we will see our romantic partnerships for what they truly are. Perhaps we will see them as our ultimate soulmate relationship, or we may come to realize that we’re in this relationship out of convenience or because we settled when our souls weren’t ready for more.

There’s no time for sitting on the sidelines and waiting, hoping that someone else will make a choice. The hopeless plight of indecision is gone because Aries knows what it wants and it won’t tolerate any less.

Fate will decide. Enjoy the ride…

Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Underlying health issues will arise on the surface… get a physical or if you’re rushed to the E.R start to evaluate lifestyle changes.

If you’re single, be wary of anyone you meet during this phase. They may be on the rebound from a recent relationship and just looking for someone to soothe their pain, after April 14th they will more than likely get back with their ex or you will discover there is another person in their life they are extremely close to.

The heart wants what it wants, and during a retrograde period, it won’t be able to find a reason why it shouldn’t have it; this is why affairs are more common during a retrograde period. Yet the affair itself isn’t as important as the reason why.

Luckily, Venus in Aries delivers answers and carries intuitive instinct and if you get an itch to dig, look around on social media and you will find out hidden motives and outright lies. Don’t be hateful, be thankful and keep it moving unless of course, this Aries energy provokes you to stir up some drama- by all means, dive in and stir the pot!

By Janell Hihi