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Mercury Retrograde Is Over! Bring On the Rescue Remedy

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Let the cosmos rejoice! Mercury turns direct (forward) on May 3, after a three-week communication breakdown in stubborn Taurus and aggressive Aries.

Can we get an amen? Mercury retrograde is over! Expressive Mercury was backspinning through bull-headed Taurus from April 9 to the 20th, before rounding out the final days of its cycle in egocentric, me-first Aries. You’ve probably experienced a few meltdown moments with friends, family members and even colleagues, especially during the frenetic cycle of Aries season. Thankfully, with slow-and-steady Taurus season now in full swing and the messenger planet pivoting forward into direct motion, those scrambled signals will start to stabilize. Praise be! Caveat: Discernment is STILL a must for the next three weeks as the fog clears, with Mercury’s “shadow phase” still in effect. Beware the “retroshade,” as we like to call it!

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The world has seen more than its fair share of insanely bullheaded behavior during this past Mercury retrograde (those United Airlines passenger removal policies) and warmongering machismo (MOAB droppings and North Korean missile parades). The messages of these moves were pure Mercury mayhem WTF in flavor—and we wish we’d never witnessed them. But this backspin gave us yet another peek behind the curtain of Humans Behaving Badly. This $#^% is real and it’s not exactly new. But we, as a species, CAN do better than that. As Mercury pivots into a positive flow—and continues powering through Aries until May 16—we have a chance to rewrite those unworkable scripts. Transmute that anger into activism—and please, rise up from your armchair and Twitter feed. The IRL world could use your actual participation.
And yes, the coast is clearing for the standard Mercury retrograde tasks: shopping for gadgets and a new set of wheels, signing contracts, getting tattoos, deciding whether or not your love interest is undateable…you know.
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Since Mercury rules the transfer and travel of information, hopefully your data has been password-protected and backed up to the cloud. (Tip: Try to keep it that way.) For more on Mercury retrograde in Taurus and Aries, read your Monthly Horoscope.

Utilize the time Mercury turns direct to the end of its shadow to make those big bold changes. Since the full shadow of Mercury doesn’t clear until May 22. Move ahead at a gentle clip and give your good senses a chance to resume.

And just a friendly reminder…

One thing you should know is that EVERY planet goes retrograde. The word “retrograde” has become so ominous these days, and even oversaturated in the mainstream. And while we might find this annoying in some ways, these cosmic cycles are also key times to really review, refine and reconfigure. While Mars and Venus only go retrograde every other year, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are in reverse annually, for a good chunk of each year, giving us all ample time to fine tune our most cherished projects and goals.

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