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Mercury Retrograde In Aries (and How to Use Tarot to Survive and Thrive)

Several years ago, I made a post here on Pagan Square about the ins and outs of Mercury Retrograde. You can get the scoop at this link.

Mercury goes Retrograde March 22nd through April 15th in 2018 in fiery Aries. To recap my other blog post, Mercury is a trickster god that symbolizes communications of all types--including the technology associated with messages.

Aries is symbolized by The Ram, an impetuous, aggressive energy that heralds the first day of Spring--a time of fresh starts.


When Mercury goes Retrograde in Aries, we often see impulsiveness, harshness and aggression. Sometimes, this is played out on a global scale in the form of uprisings or war. On a personal level, we can become easily provoked--and accidents or injuries are more likely than usual.


This is largely because on April 14th, Mercury Squares Mars in Capricorn. The next day, the 15th, Mercury Squares Saturn in Capricorn. (The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn--and he's known as the Restrictor and frustration abounds).


But on April 1st, Mercury is Conjunct The Sun--a favorable placement that is auspicious for starting new things.


NT PodcastOn my brand new Naked Tarot Podcast, I've uploaded a brief overview of how you can use Tarot to not only survive--but thrive--during Mercury Retrograde, using the symbols found on the cards.


Click here to take a listen.



-- Janet

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Janet Boyer is the author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse and Naked Tarot: Sassy, Stripped-Down Advice. She's the co-creator (with her husband, artist Ron Boyer) of the Snowland Deck and Coffee Tarot, and authored both companion books to those decks. A Renaissance Soul, she is also an award-winning cook, mixed media artist, jewelry artisan and journal maker. As a respected, trusted Hall of Fame Reviewer, she's penned over 1,200 published reviews that have also been featured in print magazines and other online outlets. Next to creating, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her beloved husband, son and 5 cats at her rural home in Pennsylvania.


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