This is the second time this year that the Planet Mercury is Retrograde. The exact dates are April 28 through May 23 (you can always count a few days before and few days after) This time the retrograde is in the sign of Taurus. It is an especially rare situation because the planet Mars is also in retrograde from April 17 to June 29.

We already spoke about Mars retrograde in a previous post, but this time we are having two major planets revolving backwards at the same time.

Generally speaking, Mercury retrogrades about 4 times a year, while the planet Mars retrogrades every two years and two months.

Usually we focus on the negativity that the planet Mercury effected upon us when it is retrograded, but because this time of the year both Mars and Mercury are retrograde together we should be more aware of our communications and delays.

Mercury is the planet of communication, so the best thing to do for this period of time is to have the opportunity to look within and work out how we really feel, how we want to express our ideas and thoughts with the world.

Think of this way, when Mercury is direct he is helping us to speak our truth and communicate to the world. When Mercury goes retrograde, however, he gives us the opportunity to assess our truth and how we have been communicating it to the world.

You must understand the dynamic of the universe to work with those episodes. Mercury retrograde occurs at two levels. At one level, there is not much you can do with the actions of others, except to be more conscious, and prepare for delays and errors by double checking. On a personal level you can do much to avoid the consequences of Mercury retrograde. Most of us encounter the consequences when we are not centered, aware or conscious of what is going on around us, and more often than not the culprit is that we are not acting from our heart and spirit.

Instead we are reaching from our needs, our heart, from the buttons being pushed, or the way we take care of others and not ourselves. In that way we act from our shadow, and that is what Mercury retrograde is all about.

This is your time to clear your own tendencies and to clear the deck. Once it is over, you will be more knowledgeable and understanding. This is the time for helping us to raise our consciousness, learning how to use our energy in favor, rather than against us.

Sending you lots of blessings,

The SEAH® Team