Mercury retrograde, solar and lunar eclipses


As we say goodbye to 2022, we shared the information we learned about what the horoscopes are up to in 2023 in our interview with astro-trainer Ejem Kyzyltoprak, with our Uplifers readers, in our article “A pleasant interview with astro-trainer Ecem Kyzyltoprak about pending events. horoscopes for 2023. In this article, we take a closer look at the sky and discuss the dates for Mercury retrograde in 2023, as well as the solar and lunar eclipses that will take place this year. Although how you will be affected by these eclipses and retrogrades is directly related to your chart, if you want to know the dates in advance and be aware of their overall impact, you can continue reading our article. Here are the dates for Mercury retrograde 2023, as well as solar and lunar eclipses:

Dates for Mercury Retrograde in 2023

Starting with the ongoing effects of the last retrograde of 2022, there will be four Mercury retrogrades in Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius in 2023. The dates and effects of Mercury retrograde in 2023 will be as follows:

December 29, 2022 – January 18, 2023 Mercury Retrograde

The notorious Mercury Retrograde, unfortunately, managed to enter the new year with us, leaving 2022 behind, and Mercury Retrograde, which is in Capricorn until January 18, 2023, will continue to operate. For this reason, despite the fact that the new year has begun, astrologers remind you not to make important decisions and not take critical steps until Mercury retrograde ends.

This period will be a time when health problems come to the fore, especially among the elderly, the effects of climate change will begin to be felt more strongly, and on the other hand, old feelings will surface and confusion will occur. There are also events such as communication problems, misunderstandings, and false news. Let’s also state that towards the end of this Mercury retrograde that continues in Capricorn, divine justice will be done and a new period will begin with the New Moon.

April 21 – May 14, 2023 Mercury Retrograde

From January 18 to April 21, after a period when we can take a break and catch our breath from the effects of Mercury retrograde, we will face a second Mercury retrograde this year. It is important to remain calm, as during this retrograde period, which will take place on April 21 in Taurus, negative emotions such as jealousy and aggression can arise. In addition, it is very important to show a little more willpower in financial and taste matters. Otherwise, undesirable situations may occur. You need to be careful about diseases that can be exacerbated by seasonal changes. It is recommended to dedicate this period as much as possible to rest, stay at home and keep calm.

August 23 – September 15, 2023 Mercury retrograde

In the third retrograde year, from August 23 to September 15, Mercury will be retrograde in Virgo. This is a good time to rethink your day to day systems and protect important data. Making drastic and hasty decisions can have negative consequences. For this reason, it is useful to take your time and do everything according to the book.

December 13, 2023 – January 1, 2024 Mercury retrograde

The last retrograde year of 2023 will last until the beginning of next year, just like this year. Mercury retrograde, which begins in Capricorn on December 13th and continues in Sagittarius on December 23rd, will continue until early 2024. In this retro period, which will be difficult due to the influence of Sagittarius not getting along well with Mercury, some negatives are possible, such as disagreements, unfortunate events, travel cancellations, disruptions. For this reason, it is very important to get through the end of the year calmly in order to better start the new year.

eclipse dates 2023

In addition to Mercury retrograde, solar and lunar eclipses in 2023 continue to brighten up the sky. Among the eclipses that will take place in April, May and October, this year there will be 2 solar and 2 lunar eclipses. The eclipse dates and visibility are briefly as follows:

  • Hybrid solar eclipse in Aries April 20: Australia, Asia, Philippines (partial eclipse will be visible over Indonesia, parts of Australia and Papua New Guinea)
  • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse May 5th in Scorpio: Africa, Asia, Australia
  • Annular solar eclipse in Libra on October 14: Through the United States, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, and parts of California, Idaho, Colorado, and Utah; Central America – Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Panama; South America – through Colombia through the coast of Natal, Brazil through the Atlantic Ocean. (The partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, parts of South America, Greenland, and West Africa.)
  • Partial lunar eclipse October 28 in Taurus: America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia

The solar eclipses that will occur in 2023 are not expected from Turkey, but it is assumed that lunar eclipses can be observed from our country this year, depending on the weather. It is believed that the penumbral lunar eclipse, which will occur on May 5, will begin at 19:45 in Turkey and reach maximum visibility at 20:22. On the other hand, the partial lunar eclipse that will occur on October 28 is expected to start at 21:01 and reach its maximum level at 23:14. If you enjoy watching eclipses, it’s a good idea to mark the days and times.

So what are the implications of these eclipses? Lunar eclipses are considered the best time to deal with the emotions we are ignoring, to face the aspects we are eclipsing. On the other hand, letting go of unfinished business and giving time for it is considered one of the best actions. During these periods, it is useful to evaluate the options available. While the lunar eclipse on May 5 sets the stage for some financial troubles; There may also be delays in payments, problems with loans and debts. It is possible that similar situations will arise during the eclipse on October 28. Again, while financial matters are on the agenda, misunderstandings can also be at the forefront during this period.

Solar eclipses will put career and development issues on the agenda. The solar eclipse that will occur on April 20 in Aries will create important turning points in your personal career and will be an ideal time for talent development. During the solar eclipse, which will take place on October 14, issues such as partnership projects, new business steps, education and travel will come to the fore. It can be said that positive developments may follow when careful steps are taken for both solar eclipses.

Although we spend the first days of the new year under the influence of the last moments of Mercury retrograde, the skies that move in the coming days may be the call of happier and more hopeful days…

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