From April 21 to May 14, Mercury retrograde will occur in the sign of Taurus. The pre-retrograde shadow (which is the time before the retrograde officially kicks off, when we may already start feeling the effects of the movement) will begin on April 7, and the post-retrograde shadow ends on May 31. The planet of communication will be retrograde in the Earth signs throughout the year.
The earth sign denoted by a bull is rooted in the materialistic world. Mercury retrograde in Taurus means that the finances of all zodiac signs will be affected. The focus will be on business and career rather than love life. It is a particularly challenging period for signs like Taurus and Gemini, as their minds will oscillate between gaining control over their finances and fighting the urge to splurge on an expensive vacation or luxury items.
Overall, all signs will explore options to improve their financial condition and broaden their horizons in their work field. When it comes to relationships, all signs are advised to maintain boundaries with people to avoid triggering experiences and go into self-reflective mode.
The earth signs — Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn — will be most affected by all the Mercury retrogrades in 2023. However, even the fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) need to be mindful of some turbulence in their work lives in particular.
It could also be a period of transformation, creating opportunities to improve finances and usher in good fortune. Devoting some time to self-reflection can help as well. So, make the best use of this phenomenon without getting bogged down to minimize the unfavorable effects of Mercury retrograde 2023.