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Mercury retrograde 2023: dates and effects on the zodiac signs

Retrograde Mercurys are the most feared astrological events by lovers of astrology because believed to unleash chaos and confusion. There is no better way to prevent its effects than by knowing when it will occur in 2023, so we can survive its fearsome energies.

A retrograde planet in astrology Happens when appears to move backwards or stop in its orbit, which is solely an optical effect due to our position on Earth. Astronomically this is impossible, since the planets always gravitate in one direction, but for astrological purposes, they do have energetic consequences.

What does Mercury retrograde mean?

Mercury is the planet that governs the way we express ourselves, communication and technology, when it is retrograde, affects these issues and we notice it in situations such as delays in all forms, our sayings cause confusion because we do not think as we normally do; our mental process is slower and we act like this accordingly.

Nevertheless, its effects have a lot to do with the sign where it retrogradeswhich in 2023, will occur in all cardinal signs, that is, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

Dates and effects of Mercury retrograde 2023

Mercury retrograde in Capricorn
December 29, 2022 to January 18, 2023

2022 ends with a retrograde Mercury in tow, in the same way 2023 begins. While it is retrograde in Capricorn it will have effects on our professional career, vocation and public reputation, explained Horoscope.com. This means that it will force us to rethink our goals, where we are taking our future, and it will alter the balance between personal life and work.

Mercury retrograde in Taurus
April 21 to May 14, 2023

When Mercury reverses in Taurus it alters everything that has to do with our finances, so it is likely that we will face late payments and have cash fluctuations. So we must pay special attention to these issues. Also, since the ruler of Taurus is Venus, the planet of love, it could alter our relationship dynamics.

Mercury retrograde in Virgo
August 23 to September 15

Virgo is an earth sign that is ruled precisely by Mercury. In its usual orbit in this sign it usually shines, but when it retrogrades here it causes traditional effects such as communication failures, logic and we tend to take all comments and criticism too personally.

Mercury retrograde in Capricorn and Sagittarius
December 12, 2023 to January 1, 2024

While Mercury retrograde transits through Sagittarius, we can be called to reflect and rethink our belief systems and perspectives, and when it does so through Capricorn, the story of what we will experience at the end of 2022 will tend to repeat itself, according to the horoscope.

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