Cranky Mercury Retrograde – Shamanic Weather

We have potential for a Cranky Mercury Retrograde, but if you can deal with some unforeseen delays and surprise setbacks, you’ll be in a much happier mood at the end of this 24 day journey.

Messenger Mercury stations (stops to turn) Retrograde (“backward”) on April 1, 2024, in the sign of “I’m Ready Let’s Go” Aries. Retrograde means redo, reevaluate, reconsider, reschedule, re anything. Aries is a fire sign, fast moving and impatient, always ready to start something new. When the stubborn Aries Ram resists, we have a Cranky Mercury Retrograde.

The Bright Side

Other aspects of this Retrograde period are less tension producing and support your discovering the value of renewed patience and trusting the process

We are in the Eclipse Transformation Tunnel begun with the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on March 25, and we are entering a once-in-14-year conjunction (alignment) between Let Me Super-Size That For You Jupiter and Let Me Take You On A Wild Ride Cosmic Maverick Uranus. Plus, you’ll reap the benefit from some poignant Wounded Healer Chiron activations.

What That Means

You can shift cranky to crafty. You can feel the possibilities opening up, your intuition exploding, your destiny calling you. You begin a new personal cycle as we collectively, and far more slowly, transition into the Aquarian Age.

But Isn’t Mercury Retrograde “Bad?”

Mercury Retrograde has a bad rep, it’s true. Don’t make big purchases, do expect travel complications, and put off starting that new project. But, is it “bad” to be more thorough, take longer to plan, or review the budget before plunking down that credit card? Nah. It’s wise.

cranky Mercury Retrograde and Badass Boundaries & Psychic Protection art

by Mara – MJ

Your Cranky Retrograde 2024 Highlights

Day 1 and Day 25 – the first and last days of any transit are the most intense.

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse has us all stepping over the line from “I used to believe” to “Now I understand.” 

With Chiron conjuncting this Aries Eclipse, you can reach down into your shadows and bring forth a new light born from the strength and wisdom of hard work on past wounds and traumas.   

Earthly Love Venus and Spiritual Love Neptune dance together and awaken creativity, psychicism, pleasure, and that flow state that transcends time.

Venus also flirts madly with Have I Freaked You Out Yet Pluto. Their interplay releases even more of your personal magic and mystery.

Make A Move Mars meets Stern Taskmaster Saturn in The Dream Is Real And Reality Is A Dream Pisces to help you conceive a plan so that, after the Retrograde, you can move forward with implenting your dreams and goals.

Frankly, this is a very active period facilitated by the Mercury Retrograde effect!

Best Practices

Add extra time to everything. And spend more time on yourself. Revisit you. Remember yourself, and your core desires. Release expectations so you can recognize that the perfect cranky retrograde solution is a restorative nap!

Make this a Cranky Retrograde to Roar about!


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Shamanic Weather Disclaimer

This is a general interpretation not meant to address individual natal charts, soul journeys or destiny paths. Take what works for you and leave the rest behind! Love!

Art by Mara with MJ