How To Use This Mercury Retrograde To Follow Your Heart’s Desire

By Jennifer Elizabeth Masters

The planet Mercury, that rules intellect, communication, technology and travel turned retrograde April 28th. Knowing what this retrograde means to you and how best to use this powerfully transformative five-week period could save you heartache and possibly prevent disaster.

Astrology is a science that helps us create our lives on purpose. I am not an astrologer but have studied and learned enough to be able to share my experience and wisdom with you.

Mercury, began it’s shadow point on April 14th turning retrograde today. The retrograde period ends on May 22nd and includes two more weeks beyond that in its shadow point. Because this retrograde is happening when three other planets are turning retrograde as well has the potential to amplify and cause an even greater impact transformation and upheaval in our lives. 

This retrograde began in the carnal and sensual sign of Taurus today. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus (Aphrodite) which governs all aspects of pleasure, beauty, and love. Venus, like Aphrodite, didn’t refuse any aspect of pleasure, enjoying it all. It is time to review your heart’s desire with this Mercury Retrograde.

It is time to follow your heart’s guidance. Love is all that matters. If you thought you said goodbye to someone in the past, it will be no surprise to hear from those from the past during this time.

Movin’ and Shakin’

Retrogrades are all about taking a second look at decisions that we have made. Sometimes we make choices that don’t support us. Now is an excellent time to review the way you have communicated and the self-sabotage that didn’t support your highest and best good. You may find a shake up in your relationship and a return to something from long ago.

Communication Needs To Be Clear

Misunderstandings can occur when communication isn’t crystal clear. Being vague can get you into difficulties. Learn to communicate effectively and honestly. Withholding information is a form of lying. It is time to come clean and communicate with clarity.

You may believe that the planets have little to no affect on your life. Just watch the tide coming and going with the rise of the moon, babies being born, and more deaths occurring at certain times of the year and you will begin to see the advantages of noting the retrograde periods.  

Pluto Retrograde

If you are a Scorpio, like me, it is time for your yearly review. Pluto began it’s retrograde period April 18th. Pluto is in retrograde until September 26th. 

The planet Pluto is all about transformation, obsession, death (not necessarily of the physical body) and taxes. The Pluto Retrograde is not only about personal transformation but generational shifting as well. Death could be about old ways of communicating or being in your relationship. Now is a perfect time to focus on letting go of co-dependency, control and fears surrounding love and relationships. 

Interesting that our tax returns were due during this period. Prince made his transition during the Pluto retrograde. It is not unusual for more deaths to occur during a retrograde period. Scorpio and Capricorns will feel the extent of the Pluto retrograde more intensely. Restless tension and stress are components of this retrograde.
Walk gently on the earth

Pluto is all about the earth and our impact on it. It is time to look at how you impact this earth, what your role is and how you will leave it a better place or destroy it.

Mars, Pluto, and Jupiter are all in retrograde during the Mercury Retrograde throwing more transformation into the mix.

Get Out Of Your Way!

Until we can express our true feelings, openly we stand in our way of a soul connection and love. Holding back when you know how you feel causes confusion with your loved ones. Expressing your desires with clarity is needed to follow your heart’s desire. You can transform your love life with a Mercury Retrograde. 

ASK and It Is Given

How often do you think something and suppress the urge to say it? 
How many times have you blocked yourself from having what you want? 
When is this going to change?

Note: I know of several couples (not me) that have withheld their true feelings from their partners and are now wishing for reconciliation. This retrograde period is an excellent time to make right what went wrong in the past. 

There are powerful uses for a Mercury retrograde period. I use them to my advantage rather than live in fear. Yes, I have begun dating someone during a retrograde who looked oh so promising, only to find out after the retrograde ended everything changed! 

Read the following list carefully and use this period to transform your life.

Do’s and Don’ts During Mercury Retrograde


  1. clean out closets
  2. clear out unwanted and unneeded items and clutter
  3. re-do taxes
  4. review your life and heart’s desire
  5. re-think
  6. re-organize
  7. look within and transform your life, world and view of your role on this planet
  8. return items you don’t want
  9. plan
  10. Travel back to a place you have been to before.
  11. Move back to a place you have lived.
Don’t do any of the following during a Mercury Retrograde:

  1. DO NOT start a new relationship during a Mercury retrograde it won’t last even if it feels like you have met Mr. or Ms. RIGHT! Before the retrograde is over you will be scratching your head wondering how something so perfect could end so quickly. Believe me; I have given this guidance to many that didn’t listen. They regretted it!
  2. Do not buy a computer.
  3. Do not get your computer repaired.
  4. Do not buy a new car. Why? You won’t like it once the retrograde period ends.
  5. Do not buy a new cell phone. You will have difficulties with it.
  6. Do not buy luxury items like a house, refrigerator, washer, dryer or anything expensive during a retrograde.
  7. Do not start a new business venture.
  8. Do not get married, engaged or begin dating someone new. Jennifer Anniston is one who got married during a Mercury Retrograde. She promptly had a nervous breakdown immediately following her wedding. Why? She thought she made a terrible mistake. Regret figures prominently following Mercury Retrograde decisions.
  9. List a house for sale.
  10. Sign a contract of any kind. 
  11. Buy a new house.
  12. Move to a new place or town.

Practice Self-Love

Loving the self is the key to all healing. I have been called The Self Love Guru because the focus on my work is self-love. Everything comes from a lack of self-love – even depression and addiction. When we love ourselves unconditionally, our health, relationships, and life shifts in powerful ways. Instead of focusing on problems we begin to see the gifts and lessons along the way. We see signs that guide us rather than feeling that we are unsupported. Instead of fear we begin to strengthen our faith. Rather than living in fear, we are empowered and joyful. I highly recommend everyone take my Love Yourself Fearlessly six week course, my signature program. In one session, people are changed. In three, they begin to see changes in their lives.

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