The First Mercury Retrograde Of 2023 Beckons You To Reevaluate Everything

Mercury Retrograde

It’s officially that time of the year when all of us can blame Mercury being in retrograde for everything that’s going wrong in our lives. 2023‘s first Mercury Retrograde is here, and I know I’m not the only one who’s feeling it. It began on 21st April and will continue to torment us till 17th May. Not only have I lost my favourite ring, but also managed to spoil my laptop—something that Mercury Retrograde should take accountability for. Mercury retrograde happens a few times every year, and yet there’s nothing that prepares us for it.

For the peak Taurus season that we are in, Mercury Retrograde beckons us to confront any unsolved concerns of the past, since it’s a fixed Earth sign. In simple words, Mercury will be moving backwards in Taurus. For those of you who are oblivious to what this sign stands for, Taurus being a bull symbolises determination and hardheadedness and is also related to materialistic possessions. According to, this period will be filled with re-evaluations of multiple decisions, the urge to make nonsensical impulse purchases and also the feeling to jump head-on into romantic situations. While all of this may seem daunting, there’s always a way to get through it and emerge victorious.

This is how the first retrograde of the year will affect various aspects of your life.—


Mercury Retrograde

This period often wreaks havoc on communication so one can expect miscommunications and mishaps in professional space. However, Mercury being in retrograde allows you to finish up on your unattended tasks. says that Taurus season often brings out feelings of stubbornness and rigidity, and with this period being all about changes, there could be some uncalled issues. One will have to consciously keep an open mind to changes being made at the workplace along with being cautious before signing any work-related documents. It’s best to have a second set of eyes inspect any crucial documents you wish to sign. Additionally, if you’re planning to make a life-altering career decision, let this phase pass.


While everyone enjoys indulging in some retail therapy to make themselves feel better, Mercury Retrograde in Taurus is probably not the best time to do so. Since finances are ruled by Taurus, this is a time to reassess your current and future financial plans. Prepare yourself for disruptions in financial issues like delays in payments and technical glitches related to financial technology—so online shopping is a big no-no!

Love/Sex Life

The sudden urge to reconnect with a past lover gets reignited this season. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet which governs love and sensuality, so this period is rife with struggles related to emotional security and intimacy. There are high chances that you could find yourself being pulled into thoughts of insecurities and negative emotions, creating tension between you and your partner. All of these can be solved with simple and crisp communication. Feelings of passion will be a little more intense than usual, leading to some steam moments in the bedroom. However, think twice, thrice or even multiple times before wanting to reach out to an ex-partner. And if the opposite happens, hit the block button immediately!

Health advises that the first retrograde of the year is a time to take a closer look at the decisions you’ve made for your health. Whether that’s mental or physical health, this is the right time to make positive changes in your routine. There could be times when you’re feeling lethargic and low on morale, the best way to deal with this is to get out of your comfort zone and engage in a physical activity that makes you happy. Take this time to take a step back and engage in self-care to make your soul and body feel at peace.


- Beauty Writer


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