Mercury in Retrograde Horoscopes from Chani Nicholas

Mercury in Retrograde Horoscopes from Chani Nicholas

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Thursday, April 28th 

Mercury stations retrograde at 10:20 AM PT at 23 degrees of Taurus

Friday, April 29th

Venus enters Taurus at 5:36 PM PT

Sunday, May 1st

Sun settle Neptune

Not all Mercury retrogrades are created equally. Some bring havoc, mayhem, misery, mass miscommunications, major communication breakdowns and all kinds of chaos. 

I don’t predict that kind of cacophony for this Mercury retrograde. 

While Mercury is retrograde, it doesn’t make one difficult aspect. Actually it makes only helpful ones. It sits with its ruler, Venus, for nearly the entire retrograde. Venus is a planet of connection, beauty and creativity. Venus in Taurus is exceptionally potent. Venus in Taurus helps us to attract to us what we want and need. Venus in Taurus is tremendously helpful for being able to ground, grow and make manifest our talents. She’s also super down with sensual pleasures. For the next month, Venus in Taurus will help us to explore, make use of and manifest our talents in the world.

While Mercury, Venus and the sun are all in Taurus, they will be making trines to Jupiter (the planet of expansion, growth and optimism) and Pluto (the planet of long-range and powerful transformations). And then everything sextiles Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. It’s one of the better set ups that you can hope for, for a Mercury retrograde. This might make the retrograde easy, and it might go mostly unnoticed.

Considering that Mercury is about communication and Taurus is about harnessing and utilizing the energy that we have and building with it, this retrograde is about reviewing the resources that we have, respecting them, giving them a little fertilizer and a whole lotta love. 

Because at the end of the day, at the end of our lives, don’t we all want to feel like we really got to make the most of what we’ve been given? 

May this retrograde teach us how to let our love for what we have been given grow deeper and help us to become wiser in how we make use of our resources.

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AriesAries & Aries Rising

Review what you have to work with. Every skill you have. Write it down. Write it up. Write it all over your bedroom, your body, and your life. 

Write a letter to your talent. Say sorry for abusing, misusing and misunderstanding it. Buy it flowers. Promise to no longer judge the resources that you have to work with. Make a vow to validate your vehicles of virtue. Forget, once and for all, downplaying your Diva Dexterity. Putdowns need to be put out with the trash. Put out with yesterday’s bad decisions. This is today and you have every right to reframe. 

These next few weeks open up the gateways of your earning potential. But this is about more than just money. Cash is a side effect. The real earning ends up being the respect that we have for ourselves and the energy that we get back from doing good work in the world. Whether this is flowing extra well for you or you are wanting it to, this is your moment to take the whole situation deeper and make connections that you couldn’t have before.

Thank your talents often and they’ll show up more frequently. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Taurus copyTaurus & Taurus Rising

It’s time to settle in. Settle into your nature. Settle into your temperament. Settle into your element and into your season. Just don’t settle for anything less than being true to yourself.

Being human is such a strange endeavor. We are so painfully aware of not fitting in. We are so painfully sensitive to how other people perceive us. We are so painfully dependent on winning approval from those around us. What would it mean to you to be free from that, for even a moment?

As Mercury stations retrograde in your sign this week, you might find yourself in a review. A review of your assets, of your talents and of what is most important to focus on for your year ahead. But this review is supported, not enforced. As you review your place in the world and in your life, make sure that you honestly review your talents, your assets and all the resources that you have to work with. Review with love. Review with encouragement. Review with a dedication to making the most out of what you have.

Your ruling planet, Venus, reenters your sign this week. This is akin to having a reunion with your most lovable qualities. This is like having the best of your traits made more obvious. This is about getting to review all of your intimacy and relationship issues, with yourself and with others. This is a time that can help you to stabilize all that has been elusive to you. It can help you to ground some of your more frenetic energy. It can help you to remember that taking it slow right now is the only truly successful way to go. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Gemini copyGemini & Gemini Rising

There is something to be said for being able to experience your energy, your beauty and your talents privately right now. There is something to be said for developing your desires in private. There is something to be said for having your own relationship with a part of yourself before it’s made manifest in the world. 

There is something to be said about deepening your love for what you usually find difficult about your personality. There’s something about taking the time to make conscious what you usually try to sweep under the rug. There is something to be said about making poetry out of your pain. 

We all try to hide it. We all try to be OK. We all try to put ourselves together. Put on our face. Put on our persona. But what other humans really resonate with is our reality. Our rawness. We seem to suffer from this insatiable appetite to be alright when what we really yearn for is a place to be honest. 

Find those spaces. The ones that will allow you to express yourself, your ideas, your experiences, your hurts and your hopes. Find those that you can be real with. Find the courage to be real with yourself.

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Cancer copyCancer & Cancer Rising

What have you been afraid of when it comes to friends and finding your place amongst your crowd? What rejection do you presume will happen? What old resentments keep you from contact? What old patterns set off a reaction that leaves you too timid to take action? 

What have you healed with friends recently? What is healing in you? Who is coming back to you? Who are you sure you don’t want to return? What are you noticing when it comes to your reactions to others?

The next couple of weeks concentrate on the power of connecting to your crew, but in order to do so it’s important that you understand what gets in your way. How might you put people off? How might you let them know how important they are to you? How might you see yourself as no better or worse than anyone else?

Enjoy the ease you are sharing with those that you love. Enjoy the new love that is coming through. Your wealth right now is largely social. It’s dependent on your willingness to reveal yourself to others. Don’t worry about getting it wrong. Just get yourself right with your mates and they’ll make you feel the power of that kind of love. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Leo copyLeo & Leo Rising

You are entering into a month of astrological assistance that aims to support and promote your work in the world. You are set up to receive some green light go-aheads for your projects. Even with a Mercury retrograde rolling through your 10th house of career, there are many ways in which you can use the current astrology to help make your work real, sturdy and lasting in the world. 

This is a time that is tailored to helping you shine. Shine a light on your gifts. Shine a light on your efforts. Shine a light on what means the most to you. Your soul’s work. 

Don’t hold back. Risk giving it your all. Risk making it important to get right. Risk your reputation. Risk caring. Risk not caring if others understand it or not. Do it for its own sake. Do it because it’s a contract that you have with your soul’s work. 

You have a gift right now for being able to gather the right people. Gather them up, get them up to speed, get them on the right side of your work and work on the right side of them. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Virgo copyVirgo & Virgo Rising

Mercury, your ruling planet, stations retrograde this week. This seems to open up a series of questions for you. This seems to hold a light to what you hold true. It might be time to change your mind. It might be time to listen to a different tune. It might be time to look at an issue from another point of view. 

It’s definitely time to seek out an alternative source of knowledge. It’s definitely time to seek   wisdom from new branches of your tradition. It’s certainly time to sit at the feet of your teachers. 

They have much to tell you. They have much to share. They have many sources to cite, so sit tight and listen. Go the distance to get the offerings. Travel far if you need to. Let your inspiration lead the way. 

Pay attention to how you can gather, ground and ritualize what works for you. You are best suited to a sustainable routine. Your energy is best used seeking the things that you can put into play in a down-to-earth, witchy way. Knowledge means the most when it can be manifested into a skill or used to help you hone one. Interview what inspires you so that you can take what works for you and work it into your way of living. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Libra copyLibra & Libra Rising

There are dealings in the dark that you must do now. There are secrets and lies and whispers and ties that you must undo now. It’s time to shed a skin. 

There are deals that need you to deal with them. Relationship dynamics that you might not want to pay attention to, but you need to. A lot of good can come to you through those that you collaborate with. Grants, loans and a good amounts of opportunity want to come your way. Partnerships can be profitable if you can get clear on the patterns that you want to be perpetuating. And put the breaks on those that you don’t. 

Thinking that the same behavior will get you a different result is a bad waste of your good energy. Credit cards don’t pay themselves. Interest only increases. Being responsible for your debts and your deals will help grease the cosmic wheels.

The good news is that, at the moment, reversing the psychological dynamics that keep you down is easier than normal. If you stay awake. If you keep in your mind’s eye what is at stake. If you really want something to work in your favor, you’ve got to do the work that is yours to do. 

Don’t forget your magic.

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Scorpio copyScorpio & Scorpio Rising

We could call this season the Great Softening. We could call this the season of the sensual. We could call this a pause for pleasure. A portal to heal old pains. A moment to connect. 

This astrology is your permission to be permeable. 

But this is about being open while feeling safely held in a container. This is about feeling like your heart has place to land. This is about the fact that there is sturdy ground ahead, waiting you to reach its shores. A place to be understood. A home for your humanity. A shelter for your thinner-skin.

If you haven’t reach it yet, if it isn’t in your view yet, keep going. Don’t stop short of it. Don’t give up on it. Hold it in your mind’s eye. Do what you can to encourage it. Do what you can to understand how you have kept it out in the past. Do what you can to learn from your mistakes. Do what you can to clean them up. Do what you can to clear the way for the abundance that can come through others, to you. That might mean withdrawing energy from relationships that take more than they give. Correcting the energetic formula within your relationships will have a major impact on your own energy levels.

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Sagittarius-2 copySagittarius & Sagittarius Rising 

Start from where it is easy. Start from any corner that you can. Look for where the work flows. Look for the open office doors. Listen for the calls received. Respond. Go from there. Go from the open gate. Don’t waste time on what is closed to you at the moment.

It will all change. 

But for now you’ve got plenty of tasks to complete and a couple of cosmic currents to compete with. Mars retrograde in your sign has you unable to conjure up the energy to complete duties that aren’t totally true for you. Mercury stationing retrograde in your house of work makes it important for you to spend your time on what helps you feel alive because it might take you longer than you want it to.

But don’t be blue.

There is a tremendous amount of cosmic help for you to harness. A lot of love flowing into your house of employment. A lot of help from those that care for you, from those that care to help you, from those that you are beginning to build working relationships with. Make sure you keep up on your professional contacts. Make sure you keep in contact with those that are working on your level and on levels that you wish to soon reach. Sometimes all it takes is a little reminder that you are there in order for the assistance to start rolling in. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Capricorn copyCapricorn & Capricorn Rising

Review the way you play. Make some room in your day. Open up where you might have a more rigid grip and get on with whatever amount of the good life you can get. 

It’s the secret to your success. It’s the secret to your thriving. It’s the secret that we have forgotten. To know how to play is to learn how to work. Watch how nature works. Watch how children learn. Let yourself relearn the intelligence of play. 

Watch how many times you complain about never getting any time off and think about why that might be. And how that could be. And how can anything in you get free if it’s always bridled and ready for the race? 

I’m not suggesting that you slow down to the point of regressing or that you shift the pace of the way you are currently working, but I do think that one of the most productive things that you can do right now is remember the ways in which a little time to create, to laugh and to experience love can be the opening to great works of art and life.

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Aquarius copyAquarius & Aquarius Rising

Reclaim your pain. Reclaim your roots. Reclaim your right to be here. Reclaim what happened to you. Don’t let your life be a ghost story. Left to wander around. Left to rattle around. Left scaring yourself.

Don’t scare yourself.

Give your ghosts a home. Give them food. Let them be full. Let them be at peace. Let them find a place to land. Let them find a way to release themselves. This week’s astrology gets you to review an age-old (family) pattern that has caused you to forget yourself. To break yourself. To forsake yourself. To ghost yourself. But you can reclaim yourself.

Welcome yourself. In. Welcome yourself home. Welcome yourself back. Belong to yourself. First. Remember that you are your own home. Build your base. Spend your resources on your inner life. Make it right. Make it comfortable. Make it yours. Make it solid. Return back to your earth. Your ground. Your place to land. You don’t have to wander around, a stranger to yourself. You don’t have to wander around, afraid, alone or unsure. You can be here. There is room for you if you make it. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle.

Pisces copyPisces & Pisces Rising

Perhaps one of the most exquisite uses of our feelings is to learn how to channel them. Feelings take us for all kinds of rides. Down into the dark caves of despair. Up to the the highest heights of hope. Feelings indicate the vastness of human reality. Life in the body isn’t simple. We are at the whim of being effected by every other organism in the universe. 

To feel is to have the key to the heart of humanity. To give ourselves permission to explore and understand the nuances of our vulnerability and receptivity to one another is to be closer to understanding our true impact. We aren’t powerful just by being able to forge our way through the world without also being able to decipher what is important to let in, to express and to share. 

You have that gift right now, or at least the invitation to review your relationship to it. As Mercury stations retrograde in your 3rd house of communication, you have the opportunity to consider what you are saying, who you are saying it to and what kind of connection it helps to build, foster and forge. This is one of your greatest assets. Review it, use it and help yourself to appreciate it. 

Join me for this month’s new moon installment, Unlocking Abundance: The New Moon in Taurus and the Astrology of the Lunar Cycle from May 6th – June 3rd, in which I’ll offer personalized readings, new moon rituals and full moon reflections for each sign on how to manifest abundance with the energy of this lunar cycle. 

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