Mercury Goes Direct in Taurus & Your Horoscope | 8 - 14 May, 2023

Mercury Goes Direct in Taurus & Your Horoscope | 8 - 14 May, 2023

Hooray! It’s been three weeks (since April 21st) that Mercury, planet of communication, has been dancing his backwards dance - but he's finally heading into direct motion in Taurus, on May 15th!

Before we get too excited, keep in mind that Mercury does have a period of what’s known as ‘shadow phase’ – otherwise known as ‘Retroshade’. This is the two weeks prior and post the actual retrograde. For two weeks, things may still feel a little wonky. So, hold back on rushing in to make those major decisions, in other words. Take your sweet Taurean time. After all, this is the sign best known for their patience. 

If you wanna learn more and explore some do's and don’ts for these next two weeks, click here. Now, let’s take a look on individuals insights into what the stars have in store for each sign:



If there’s one thing that never fails to excite you, it’s the prospect of change. It seems like you’re going to be in luck this week, so get ready for a rollercoaster ride - in the most positive sense. You may receive an unexpected financial windfall. Or, you may be faced with a sudden expense. Either way, it’s for a good cause, so don’t be concerned. Decisions relating to anything material should come that much easier, too, what with Mercury (finally!) going direct. Time to break out the champagne? We think so!


All the planetary activity is happening right on your very own doorstep at the moment, in your very own sign. First, the Sun and Uranus unite in an electrifying conjunction, reflecting a desire to break free of your comfort zone and get out of a rut. If you take a walk down memory lane, you’ll see that this has happened before, around a year ago. And the year before that. And the year before that. It’s gone on for a few years already, and so this is simply a continuation of the exciting new path that you’ve begun to walk.


Your ruler, Mercury, has gone direct as of this week. Phew, what a relief, right? It’s been an interesting time for you, as you’ve probably been much quieter than usual. Nevertheless, you’ve needed this reflection period. Now, you’re ready to act. The thing is, you may act in a way that’s completely unexpected, even in your own books. It’s almost like your inner teenager needs an outlet, so go right ahead. Just make sure that you don’t do anything that you regret. Pace yourself. 


If you’ve been battling when it comes to communication (with friends most especially), well, this is when it all begins to calm down. Now’s the time to make apologies and mend any broken bridges. The same goes for any goals that fell to the wayside. Go ahead and pick them up again. The Universe is right back on your side, with the added bonus of having learnt some valuable lessons. It hasn’t been easy, but you’re more than ready to forgive and forget. To start again. 

LEO ♌︎

This week, the Sun connects to Uranus in a conjunction. Last week, you probably had some brilliant ideas. This week, it’s all about putting them into motion. It’s about not being afraid to express yourself, even if that seems strange or shocking. It’s time for you to stand out and show the world what you’re made of. If that upsets the status quo, well, so be it. Life is too short to worry about what people think, right? Right. 


It’s a Mercury direct week – hooray! After three long weeks of dilly-dallying on decisions potentially relating to travelling or studies, you’re finally going to be given the go-ahead. In fact, that go-ahead may be so strong that you can barely keep up with the sudden and exciting changes that are coming your way. Luckily, you’re a mutable sign, which means that you’re very adaptable, even if you get grumpy at having your routine disturbed. This energy is here to set you free, so embrace it with open arms.


Your ruler, Venus, is linking to Neptune this week in a loving trine aspect. It’s oh-so-pretty. So harmonious. So easy. If you're in a relationship, you may be rather swept away by starry-eyed feelings. If you’ve just started dating, the same applies. If romance isn’t your forte at this moment in time, well, then you can look forward to an extra-creative period at work. Things just seem to flow, and you’re tapping int the magic, no matter how mundane the task or project.  


Relationships in general may be a source of a little anxiety this week. People seem to be acting quite out of character, whether that’s your sweetheart or business partner, or even a very close friend. You need to stay quite grounded and centered, or else you may be spun into their chaos, and you don’t want that, now do you? Let them carry on their own merry way, and stay in your lane. Mercury going direct will also help to bring better communication to any tricky situation. 


As someone who loves change and variety, you’ll be happy to know that this week offers a smorgasbord of excitement. With this in mind, be proactive and use the energy generated right now to create sweeping shifts in your usual routine. Maybe there’s a new habit you’d like to take on, or an exciting exercise regime. Or, perhaps, you’re ready to set sail and try your hand at freelancing. The Universe has got you, so go ahead and take that leap. 


Romance looks ever so exciting this week, not to mention delicious! If you’ve been struggling with communication blocks, rest assured that with Mercury finally going direct, things are set to iron out and flow that much more easily. Any pesky issues with ex-partners can also finally have closure at long last. Your creative energy is also returning, and you may even be in the mood to embrace a new, unique passion. This week, it’s all about expressing yourself in the most unique way possible. 




If you’ve been sitting with a domestic decision or situation that’s become stagnant, then this week brings a much-needed and welcome change. At first, you may feel a little unsettled at these shifts to your foundations. Your knee-jerk reaction may be told onto the familiar and to stay in your comfort zone. Nevertheless, remember that you did ask for this. Keep that mind as you make your way towards an even better, more exciting situation. Be open to discussion, too. Everyone deserves to have a say, especially with Mercury going direct now.


You're the one with all the brilliant lightbulb ideas this week. Don’t hide your genius – share it! The chances are good that your community needs a bit of a shake-up. You have enough diplomacy on your side now, seeing as Mercury has gone direct at long last. For the first time in a while, you’re not feeling tongue-tied or tripping over your words. If you’ve been thinking of coaching online or attending a virtual workshop, now’s a great time to do exactly that. 


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Margarita Celeste 
  A passionate, practicing Astrology Teacher and Consultant
  living in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. She has a special
 interest in Jungian based, Psychological Astrology, which emphasizes self-knowledge and individual growth. 
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