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New Moon in Aries Solar Eclipse & Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

We’ve got some supercharged, very intense energy this month with the New Moon in Aries Total Solar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde. The Eclipse is April 19/20 and Mercury Retrograde begins on April 21 and ends on May 14!

New Moon in Aries Solar Eclipse

Eclipse energies bring big changes, rebirth, new beginnings, new opportunities, and new pathways. This eclipse will bring with it supercharged energy thinning the veil and increasing our sensitivity, creativity, and intuition.

Eclipse energy can be felt up to three months prior to the actual eclipse and will integrate into our lives for about six months after the event creating transformation that will help to move us forward.

This New Moon Solar Eclipse is in the fire sign of Aries. The element of fire gives us all our strength, courage, passion, and determination. However, when fire energy is too strong it can lead to anger, attacks, destruction, or being too impulsive or ego-driven.

Balancing our own inner fire, during this eclipse will be an important theme. Expect the unexpected and get comfortable with the uncomfortable as we expand and transform during this time.

Pay attention to any ‘déjà vu’ feelings, synchronicities, and direct signs you receive during the eclipse season, as our subconscious, our intuition, and spirit activity will be heightened.

Relax and try to go with the flow as much as possible during this period.

Under this Aries eclipse you’ll feel added power and magic to help you set your intentions, seek opportunities, take a leap of faith, and put yourself out there. During this time, allow your authentic self to shine, and watch doors open for you.

Affirmation to help during this New Moon Aries Eclipse:

  • I am open to the energies of the Aries eclipse that are for my best and highest good, knowing I am and will always be protected.

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

When a planet is in retrograde it can’t fully express its energy. Because Mercury is the planet of communication, it gets the most attention when it goes retrograde.

Mercury is considered the divine communicator and rules over how we think and express ourselves to the outside world. Mercury was considered the Messenger of the Gods who could pass down insights and information from the heavens, which means Mercury is your personal channel between yourself and the Universe, Divine, Spirit, etc.

Ancient astrologers believed that when Mercury went retrograde, it traveled through the underworld, collecting lost, hidden, or untapped messages from deep within our subconscious.

It’s because of this descension into the depths of the underworld, our subconscious, that it’s recommended not to make any major travel plans, buy new expensive items, have important conversations, or sign contracts because, upon Mercury’s return from the underworld, it would likely bring new information, changing how we feel and think about things, and therefore changing our plans!

While Mercury is retrograde it is a good time to slow down and relax, reflect, and re-organize if necessary. Mercury retrograde gets a bad rap, however, it can be a healing and highly intuitive time for us – it’s all about how we choose to use the energy of Mercury Retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde can trigger our psychic abilities, so our dreams may become more prophetic during this time. Pay attention to them – they’re likely telling you something you might be ignoring during your waking state.

Eclipses and Mercury Retrograde can bring about some unpleasant and/or uncomfortable symptoms. Here are a few to watch out for and be aware of:

  • Sleep deprivation, strange dreams, or even nightmares

  • Exhaustion in general and due to lack of sleep

  • Increased anxiety

  • More accident prone

  • Trouble with your digestive system – indigestion, stomachaches, or other digestive issues

  • Weird or strange occurrences with your vision - things may just look different or strange

  • Miscommunications

  • Logistical delays; especially surrounding travel

  • Technical issues and mishaps with phones and computers or other electronic devices

Remember, Mercury Retrograde is a wonderful time to focus on introspection & self-discovery. To help with that, here are a few journal prompts to help you focus on the energy of Mercury Retrograde in Taurus:

  • I deserve to be wealthy. Write down what thoughts and feelings arise for you as you read that statement.

  • Journal five ways you can improve your relationship with money.

  • Identify three to five self-limiting beliefs about yourself and how they are holding you back. Is there a way to reframe these beliefs and let them go?

Here are some crystals you can utilize to help you with the upcoming Aries Eclipse & Mercury Retrograde in Taurus:

  • Black tourmaline is excellent for keeping you grounded, for cleansing & clearing your energy & the energy in your environment.

  • Rose Quartz is great for bringing the feeling of unconditional love & for helping to clear negative emotions.

  • Sodalite helps with clear communication & helps to keep the throat chakra clear & balanced.

  • Labradorite is a stone of magic and is also very protective.

  • Lepidolite helps with emotional healing, can relieve anxiety, and promotes rest and peaceful sleeping.

If you’re in need of more tools to help get you through this eclipse & mercury retrograde season head to Bhadra’s Healing Haven online shop for essential oils blends, bath salts & crystal bracelets that can help you during this time. We have blends that can help you remain grounded, and keep your energy clear; ones that help to bring peace & calm, and ones that help balance your chakras.




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