Mercury turns direct [5 Taurus 51]
May 15, 2023 (04:17 GMT+1)
Mercury Turns Direct
As the new week begins, talk planet Mercury turns direct on May 15th. This is major news as it’s been a doozy of a Mercury retrograde phase since April 21st. Not only has communication planet Mercury been on go slow but there have been two major eclipses during this three week phase.
As both planetary events can coincide with misunderstandings, drama and confusion, it’s not been a period of time where clarity of thought has been foreground.
Both eclipses and Mercury retrograde have hidden themes. Whether people have gone quiet on you or you haven’t been able to get hold of the right information or the truth, it’s been an unusually tricky few weeks.
This week, everything starts to move and fast and it begins with Mercury’s change of direction. Here’s how to make the most of Mercury back up to speed:
- try again – second chances are a classic Mercury direct theme
- sort out any misunderstandings
- consider what Mercury retrograde taught you, i.e. where are you wasting your time?
- speak up
- initiate a conversation
- start a new project, idea, plan
- write a list – keep it short, deal with what’s most important or urgent in your life
- do what you say you will, recommit to a promise
- handle any technological or transport issues
- grab someone’s attention
- plug back in, renew your energy & focus
Dates And Degrees
For those of you who like to know the astrology, here are the relevant dates/degrees:
- Mercury entered its shadow phase – April 7, 2023
- Mercury turned retrograde [15 Taurus 37] – April 21, 2023
- Mercury turns direct [5 Taurus 51] – May 15, 2023
- Mercury out of shadow – May 31, 2023
The shadow phase is when Mercury is back at the same degree in the zodiac at which it turned retrograde. Sometimes, the ‘shadow’ dates can be relevant to what’s happening.
Personally, I prefer using the retrograde and direct dates. Turning points can be extra-significant for you if you have key planets/angles within 1-2 degrees of the retrograde and direct degrees.
Magic & Synchronicity
Plus, there’s more to this Mercury retrograde phase than first meets the eye. This is because the degrees of the zodiac where Mercury changed direction are red-hot all year.
Mercury turned retrograde at 15° Taurus and direct at 5° Taurus. The Lunar Eclipse on May 5th fell at 15° Scorpio (Sun at 15° Taurus) and the Lunar Eclipse on October 28th falls at 5° Taurus.
And, there’s more. The best planet Jupiter representing growth, expansion and good fortune is about to enter Taurus where it will remain for one whole year. On September 4th, Jupiter turns retrograde at 15° Taurus and on December 31st, Jupiter turns direct at 5° Taurus.
It’s extraordinary astrology and worth noting what this triggers in your horoscope and what may play out, come to fruition or flourish throughout 2023.
Something that’s been bubbling away over the last few weeks has a lot more juice left in the tank. Consider what this might mean for you.
Star Sign Guidance
Here are the areas of your life under the cosmic spotlight. This is where there’s a lot of positive planetary activity as Taurus triggers your horoscope throughout 2023. Read both your Sun sign and Ascendant sign:
- Taurus: image and body, profile and appearance, personal goals
- Gemini: retreat, solitude, quiet time, inner work, caring for self and others
- Cancer: friends, groups, wider society, politics, networks
- Leo: career, reputation and status, parents, future path
- Virgo: travel, education, philosophy and beliefs, spirituality
- Libra: joint finances and shared resources, the metaphysical realm, all that’s hidden and taboo
- Scorpio: relationships, both personal and professional, your one-to-one negotiations, contracts
- Sagittarius: work and routine, health and lifestyle, your well-being, being of service to others
- Capricorn: love affairs, children and pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment and luck
- Aquarius: home and family, your past and ancestry, where you come from
- Pisces: communication, local community, transport and trade, siblings and neighbours
- Aries: personal money, assets and possessions, values and self-worth
Once Mercury is direct, switch back on!
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