Oh, why not? Saturn is retrograde, Jupiter is retrograde, Mars is retrograde, Pluto is retrograde why not the hell add Mercury retrograde? Yep, that is what we are doing.
Let’s go over those dates.
April 14th Mercury in shadow (14 Taurus)
April 28, Mercury turns retrograde (23 Taurus)
May 22 Mercury turns direct (14 Taurus)
June 7th Mercury leaves shadow (23 Taurus)
You know the basics about a Mercury retrograde. Watch your communication. Think twice before you send that email. And when I say that email, I mean THAT email. Research like a crazy person anything that needs more information during a Mercury retrograde. But try to avoid large purchases or signing important contracts. And yes, sometimes you do have to do both during a retrograde. But try your best to avoid it.
With Mercury retrograde in Taurus we are going to have a variety of options. We are going to see where our thinking is stuck and in the mud. Some of us have thinking that is antiquated, makes no sense for who we are now and what we want for our future. Do you think it is an accident that we launch our New Moon & Treasure Maps which are focused on the changes we want to make in our life for this year and then two weeks later we get a Mercury retrograde exposing our rigid thinking? Seriously, how can we accomplish our big goals if our thinking is stuck? At the same time a Mercury in Taurus retrograde speaks to building things bit by bit by bit. Thoughts can be measured. Game plans can be mulled. Taking time on things that are important is highlighted by this retrograde. And above all ---our thinking can not be rushed. Let’s slow it all down during the retrograde. Once we get on the other side of it after May 22 we will be surprised by what we learned and what we accomplished. And finally one more note, Mercury retrograde in Taurus will highlight our money our properties and things we consider valuable. Like the Mars retrograde in Scorpio this Mercury retrograde in Taurus with emphasis on money could later serve us when Uranus moves into Taurus. Luckily in 2017 we will have another round of it so I guess the Universe knows we need a couple hits at that money bat before the world economy goes cuckoo again.