On May 10, 2022 at 6:47am CST, Mercury goes retrograde at 4° Gemini 51’. Mercury is our ability to perceive and communicate our perceptions, and Gemini is the sign that encapsulates Beginner’s Mind, having a sense of wonder, awe, and playful innocence about life, always asking “why?” Gemini is a place where Mercury feels the most at home. We are constantly telling stories and making meaning. All beliefs start with a story of why. Now is the chance, when Mercury goes retrograde, to examine your thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs. As Mercury retrogrades into Taurus, we will see how our thoughts and beliefs align with our values. If you want to read more about Mercury in Gemini, please read Pluto goes retrograde in Capricorn & Mercury enters Gemini: Time to tell a new story.
Here are the important dates for Mercury Retrograde: April 27: Mercury entered its shadow at 26° Taurus 05’, just three days after conjuncting the North Node and squaring Saturn at 23° Aquarius and the South Node at 23° Scorpio April 28: Mercury at 28° Taurus trine Pluto at 28° Capricorn April 29: Mercury enters Gemini May 10: Mercury goes retrograde at 4° Gemini 51’ May 21: Sun conjunct Mercury at 0° Gemini June 3: Mercury goes direct at 26° Taurus 05’ June 19: Mercury exits its shadow at 4° Gemini 51’
On the same day, Jupiter enters Aries at 6:22pm CST. Jupiter in Aries is the beginning of a whole new cycle around the zodiac for Jupiter. It will briefly dip into Aries from May 10-October 28, 2022, turn retrograde at 6° Aries 53’, and then retrogrades into Pisces on October 28, 2022 until it enters Aries for good on December 21, 2022. Jupiter in Aries is an expansion into your greatest potential, as Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, the I AM, the spark of divinity that descends into matter to express itself in form (Taurus). Jupiter will give you a boost of passion, will, and fire to be your authentic self, to express yourself to the fullest, to expand your worldview because we learn more about ourselves when we explore the world and move beyond what we have previously known. How can you expand beyond what you ever thought was possible for you? What big visions do you have for the next 12 years (what did Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces awaken within you)?
Reexamine your story with Mercury retrograde and dare to step into a more expansive story with Jupiter entering Aries. Even if you don’t fully understand where you are going, don’t lose faith. Things will be more clear once Jupiter enters Aries for good on the Winter Solstice.