Here’s what to expect from the Mercury retrogrades of 2023
January 2023’s Mercury retrograde
The year 2023 begins with Mercury in retrograde (which began on Dec. 29). Up to the conclusion of the retrograde on January 18, it will be challenging to kickstart undertakings or get our resolutions flowing in full force.
Consider making local New Year’s Eve arrangements in light of Mercury’s retrograde motion. Give yourself some breathing room if you’re traveling so you can arrive in time. When in doubt, organize a relaxed New Year’s Eve gathering with loved ones.
Keep the gift receipts for the Christmas gifts you got in case you decide you want to swap them for something different later.
April 2023’s Mercury retrograde
The second retrograde of the year takes place in Taurus, the earth sign, from April 21 to May 14. We will be required to review our financial situation and spending patterns at this point. We are learning how to establish and manage budgets since money comes in and money goes out.
The same is true of our romantic relationships and those with our friends and family. After helping others, it could be appropriate for us to take a step back and wait to see whether they return the favor before extending ourselves further. During this planetary backspin, boundaries will need to be set.
August 2023’s Mercury retrograde
The Mercurial backspin for this summer lasts from August 23 to September 15 in Virgo. Anxieties and a longing for solitude might increase while Mercury is retrograde in Virgo.
Due to Virgo’s fluid sign and tendency to grab onto other people’s emotions, the trickster planet will make us feel as if the weight of the world is on our shoulders. We could have feelings that aren’t accurate or about ourselves. Energy spreads easily, so it’s crucial to guard your own at this time by choosing carefully who and what you want to associate with.
December 2023’s Mercury retrograde
Mercury will glid from Capricorn back into Sagittarius from December 13 to January 1, 2024. (Mercury will re-enter Sagittarius on Dec. 23).
Travel plans for the holidays may be affected by this planetary moonwalk. You can encounter unforeseen diversions as Mercury backs up into daring Sagittarius (think the classic holiday movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”).
Planning ahead can help you cope with this retrograde the best; allow yourself enough time to deal with traffic, aircraft delays, and missed connections. The most essential thing is to relax.
It may be difficult to set goals and aspirations for the next year, which is why it’s better to just go with the flow and follow your heart. Because you never know when something unexpected may happen, always have a bag ready.