Mercury Retrograde – April 21, 2023
We are currently in a Sacred Turning Point, with by Pluto hovering at 0º Aquarius (transforming humanity), the Eclipse Period activating dramatic changes, and now Mercury Retrograde that invites breathing space in to acclimate and reconsider all that’s transpiring, internally and externally.
Mercury is in Taurus, focused on what you value, $$ and security, comfort, the physical world, your body and practical matters, so prioritize those elements of your life – and if you can get out in nature, all the better (Taurus = Fixed Earth). These are the areas calling for review.
April 21 – We open the week with Mercury Retrograde today through May 14. Get get your Mercury Retrograde Report if you don’t already have it so you know how best to work with the energy.
Following the April 19/20 Solar Eclipse (squared by Pluto), there’s plenty to integrate this week, so welcome the extra time and space required to be present and function optimally – a gift that supports your nervous system and aligns with the rhythm of the universe. Whenever you can, take twice as much time to do half as many things.
April 23 – Mercury sextile Mars. This is the second meeting of these two this month, the first time being April 7. What began then that you want to continue or revise? Mercury-Mars in harmony excels at influencing, communications, sharing ideas, selling and expressing yourself with enthusiasm and focus. A great day for writing projects, speaking, connecting with others to accomplish something – and to rethink your position or approach in light of recent events and where you are now. You are in preparation and reorganization mode.
Remember, during Mercury Retrograde you may not have all the facts (that will appear later in May, when Mercury is Direct) or what you need may not be fully accessible now. Do what you can and don’t push for what isn’t organically in flow (it won’t work). If you get revved up, step back and breathe (Divine Timing).
April 24 – Sun conjunct the North Node. This aspect invites you to tune into where you’re being called and what resonates with your soul – and then to let go of what’s not aligned with your Highest Good. Often easier said than done, but when you’re ready, it will be smooth. This may be a preview of coming attractions and if so, get the memo…
April 25 – Sun sextile Saturn. This is a supportive energy of stability and restructuring, as you adjust to the ongoing changes in your life and the world. Also, Venus sextile Chiron, that creates fertile ground for heart healing, compassion, healing relationships and how you value yourself. Focus on what needs your attention and use this supportive energy for your evolution.
April 27 – Mars square Chiron. You may be triggered today or realize that you are not operating in the truth of who you are, but rather acting or performing (the way you’ve been programmed), to be acceptable to others – or as a shield for vulnerability (many of these are unconscious).
You may feel overwhelmed by all that’s happening and need a time out. Find your truth and consider how you can release behaviors, habits, programs that are not you – to reclaim the real You. Get support if you need it, because your old life will not return – we’re moving into a new frontier that none of us have seen before and alignment with your Self will open new doors for you!
Easy does it this week as you practice Self-care and make adjustments as needed. Clear clutter (a major Mercury Retrograde practice) to create space in your consciousness and in your physical world, for the new creations that will be arriving in the months to come. Spaciousness is healing – in your physical environment as well as in your emotional and mental body, with slow, gentle, deliberate movements.
Stay in the Witness position regarding drama (fear, gossip, negative projections) – don’t be pulled down by lower energies that rob you of your power, wisdom and loving perspective. Gather info, reassess where you are and notice what’s happening FOR you and around you. Everything has a purpose – including YOU, so be on the lookout for the new landscape you’re being led to. We need You here now. 🙏🏼
“Practice the presence of peace. The more you do that, the more you will feel the presence of that Power in your life”. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
“Enlightenment is you undefined by fear.” ~ Emmanuel
As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together.
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Lisa E Zimmerman is an Intuitive Astrologer and Coach, and Creator of Awakened Life Retreats, helping seekers discover who they came here to be and how to create an evolving, empowered and meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. ❤️