Just when you thought things were going to be looking up after Mercury retrograde came to a close on Apr. 15, Mercury retroshade is here to burst your bubble. Yep — that the retrograde post-shadow period is still a thing, and for two weeks after Apr. 15 as Mercury turns direct again, we're all gonna be feeling those retrograde effects linger in our lives. That said, some of you might be in the clear more than others, because there are four signs that Mercury retrograde's post-shadow period will affect the most due to the planet's position in the sky. While all signs will still feel the retroshade effects (aka, similar roadblocks they experienced during Mercury retrograde, albeit slightly duller), these four signs will feel it the most. Lucky ones, huh?
While Mercury retrograde only ran from Mar. 22 to Apr. 15 this time around, the pesky reality of pre-shadow phases and post-shadow phases ensured that all signs began feeling Mercury retrograde effects on Mar. 8, and they won't stop feeling it until May 3 — those two weeks before and after are due to Mercury being in a "transition" phase in and out of retrograde.
Depending on the attitude you adopt for the planetary interruption, it can either be a disastrous time or a transformative time. If you're hoping to have the latter experience, all you have to do is embrace the chaos. Take some time each day to reflect on the events that surprised you and find something that you can learn from it. Maybe there are ways you can better protect yourself from changes, or maybe there are better ways you can compose yourself in trying times. Every stressful experience is an opportunity to learn about yourself.