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Mercury Retrograde In April 2024 Will Impact 4 Zodiac Signs The Most During A Transformative Month.

Mercury retrograde April 2024, the most tumultuous and transformative month. The planet Mercury, traditionally associated with intellect, logic, and communication, also reveals a darker side, particularly delicate for the most sensitive among us. If you’re still on the fence about astrology, the next Mercury retrograde in April 2024 might just change your mind, especially if your star sign is among those that feel its effects most intensely. Be prepared: mischievous Mercury is making his return, sowing trouble and frustration like never before.

The first Mercury retrograde of the year hits 27th degrees Aries on April 1st, bringing new intensity to the start of spring. Expect a series of embarrassing situations, regrettable oversights, and a general decline in productivity in all areas of your life. You might have the impression that nothing is moving forward, Mercury retrograde has the annoying habit of plunging you back into the past and bringing up problems that you thought were over. With Aries, a sign of passion, energy, confrontation, intensity, and impulsiveness, this period could feel like a real gut punch.

It risks causing confrontations with authority figures such as your boss, your parents, or anyone else in a position of power. Issues of ego and identity might also arise, leading you to reconsider who you are and how you express your true opinions.

However, this retrograde is even more painful than usual because it comes right in the middle of eclipse season. After experiencing a lunar eclipse in Libra on March 25th, Mercury retrograde starts just before you are impacted by a total solar eclipse in Aries on April 8th. This makes April the most tumultuous and transformative month of 2024, with a double whammy of intense energies.

Eclipse season always brings big changes that propel us towards our destiny, but Mercury retrograde confronts us with problems from the past. Add to this the presence of Chiron – the wounded healer – also moving through Aries, highlighting wounds related to self-expression, determination, and our overall identity. Healing is never an easy process, certainly not linear, and during this retrograde period, you may feel like you are juggling the past and the future, trying to find a balance between the two.

Here’s Why These 4 Zodiac Signs Will Feel Mercury Retrograde Most

Fortunately, Mercury’s retrograde ends on April 25th-26th, when it will resume its direct march at 15 degrees Aries, bringing with it a form of healing for your mind, body, and soul. However, if your Sun sign, Mercury sign, and/or ascendant are among the following zodiac signs, expect to experience a, particularly trying and revealing time.

Here are the essential details:


You will inevitably be affected more than anyone by the swirling and confusing effects of this retrograde, because it begins in Aries, in your first house, that of the self. The setbacks, unexpected events, and confusions typical of Mercury retrograde could impact your sense of who you are and how you define yourself.

Avoid questioning yourself too much about your being and your essence, because too much questioning will only lead to more confusion. Instead, try to follow your intuition and allow yourself to explore different facets of your personality. Not everything has to happen instantly in your life, Aries. Allow yourself time for reflection and delayed gratification.

Additionally, since this retrograde coincides with the eclipse season, you’re also getting closer to major changes that could influence your long-term future. A total solar eclipse will occur in Aries on April 8th, marking a meeting of the challenges of the past and the promises of the future.

You make decisions to enact deep, lasting change, but you also face the need to discern what is destined to stay and what is destined to be left behind. Only time will tell, so take advantage of Mercury retrograde’s temporary period of confusion to begin a healing process, while the tumult of eclipse season reshapes your destiny.


Since Mercury is your ruling planet, its retrograde periods, occurring approximately 3-4 times per year, particularly affect you. This time it begins in your 11th house, that of community, hopes, and aspirations, which can awaken acute sensitivities in terms of social relationships, community life, and the realization of your ambitions.

You may find yourself in a fog of uncertainty about your place within your social circle and doubting your ability to positively influence others. This period requires extra effort from you to create meaningful connections. Be vigilant with inauthentic behavior; presenting a false image of yourself could backfire later. You might also notice delays in your social successes or reconnecting with old significant acquaintances.

Furthermore, this retrograde coincides with a period when Mars, the planet of action and ambition, breaks the chains of restriction imposed by Saturn, until their convergence in Pisces on April 10th.

With Mars and Saturn transiting your 10th house of career, you may feel an increased pressure in your professional life, alongside the social unpleasantness and disorganization brought on by this period of retrograde. But remember, diamonds are formed under pressure.


Virgo, you experience each Mercury retrograde with particular intensity, since Mercury, your governing star, directly undergoes these phases, and by extension, you too. This period promises to be particularly dark and deep, starting in your eighth house, that of emotional and financial investments.

It pushes you to explore serious and sometimes taboo themes while confronting you with emotional or material debts from the past. You may revisit unfinished commitments, questioning the compromises you are willing to make to achieve your goals. It’s time to reconsider the dynamics of exchange in your life.

Your relationships also feel the impact of this retrograde. Since it occurs in Aries, a sign ruled by Mars, the planet of action and passion, the effects are felt in an increased manner.

Mars’ alliance with Saturn in Pisces on April 10th amplifies the pressure around making serious commitments and navigating tumultuous times in your relationships. This Mars-Saturn conjunction, activating your seventh house of partnerships, invites you to make mature decisions and confront still-open wounds.


Libra, get ready, because April is shaping up to be one of the most intense months of 2024 for you. After experiencing a lunar eclipse in Libra on March 25th, which seemed to purge your life of superfluous elements and leave you emotionally drained, you are plunged into a period of profound transformation.

Mercury retrograde entering your seventh house of partnerships on April 1st will intensify this period of change, leading you to carefully consider how your relationships influence and shape your identity.

This period could reveal tensions and ego games within your current relationships, and even lead you back to old acquaintances with whom you have scores to settle.

Relationships require sacrifice and require you to value each other’s needs and desires, having the potential to radically transform your future and reshape you. Mercury retrograde coincides with the tumultuous eclipse season, and on April 8th, a total solar eclipse in Aries promises to further shake up your relationship landscape. Only the future will reveal the extent of these transformations, but one thing is certain: things cannot remain unchanged.

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