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Mercury Direct 2024 Horoscope: What’s in Store for You From April 25 to May 15

Mercury retrograde is ending — here’s how to make the most of the moment!

If it seems like you’ve been repeatedly trying to hit the gas this month but feeling like you’re at a standstill — or even moving backward — you’re far from alone. Since Monday, April 1, Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation, and technology, has been retrograde in independent, driven, impulsive fire sign Aries. This first sign of the zodiac, symbolized by the Ram, tends to prefer to move ahead at a lightning pace, while Mercury retrograde encourages us to slow down and look backward. These conflicting energies likely spurred quite a bit of frustration over the past few weeks. Thankfully, Mercury retrograde ends on Thursday, April 25, and you can once again plow forward and build momentum, especially when it comes to Aries themes like cultivating your sense of self, competition, and ambition. Here’s what to know to make the most of Mercury direct in Aries. 

What does it mean when Mercury retrograde ends?

Three to four times per calendar year, for about three weeks at a time, Mercury, the planet that oversees how we communicate, think, get from point A to point B, and interact with technology, appears to move backward from our perspective here on Earth. It’s tough not to notice when Mercury is retrograde, given just how speedy the pace of life is these days and how much we rely on technology. Yet, while it’s often portrayed as a complete headache, Mercury retrograde does have its silver linings: These periods allow us a chance to prioritize inner work and tying up loose ends — both which can ultimately lay the groundwork for more productivity and motivation once Mercury moves ahead. 

That said, when Mercury retrograde ends — also referred to as Mercury going direct — you’ll encounter fewer crossed wires while communicating with others, fewer delays while attempting to move through the world, and fewer technological meltdowns. You can also begin to build momentum on projects, conversations, and goals related to whichever area of life this Mercury retrograde was affecting (you can learn more by reading your horoscope below). And because you’ve had the opportunity to slow down and reassess, revise, rethink, reimagine your approach, you could find you’re now capable of hitting the ground running.

Related: What Is Mercury Retrograde? An Astrologer Explains How It Affects You

What does Mercury direct in Aries mean?

When Mercury moves forward in Aries, our communication and thinking tends to be extra zippy, direct and to-the-point, and at times, competitive and impatient. You might feel less inclined to hem and haw or dwell on a particular subject, preferring instead to move onto the next exciting thing. And as one of the cardinal bunch (the other signs that fall under this umbrella include Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), Aries loves to initiate and launch new endeavors and tends to be most comfortable dealing in big picture visions versus getting in the weeds. So, as Mercury picks up its pace and moves ahead in the sign of the Ram, you’ll find you can more readily kick off game plans that might’ve been on hold over the course of Mercury retrograde. It also bears noting that as the first sign of the zodiac, often referred to as the “baby” of the zodiac, Aries is playful, so the way we interact with one another could take on a lighter-hearted, more child-like tone. 

Here, how Mercury going direct in Aries will affect you based on your sign. (Be sure to read both your sun and your rising sign if you know it. If you don’t, you can find it in your birth chart or by using this CafeAstrology calculator.)


ARIES Mar. 21–Apr. 19, zodiac sign

Following three weeks spent reflecting on how you’ve been showing up in the world and how you’ve been pursuing passion projects, Mercury goes direct in your sign. Until May 15, you can begin to apply what you’ve learned from slowing down and cultivating greater self-awareness. In turn, you could feel even more confident and centered about stepping into a leadership position or overhauling your personal brand.

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Mercury direct 2024: Taurus

TAURUS Apr. 20–May 20 zodiac sign

For the past three weeks, Mercury retrograde in your spirituality sector has nudged you to spend more time engaging with your dreams and imagination. Chances are, this time out from your usual hustle has proved rejuvenating. You may even be itching to start to pursue new goals that have come up as a result of going inward. You’ll do well to continue to meditate on your aspirations while striving for more clarity, so once Mercury moves into your sign on May 15, you can go to bat for your vision. 

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GEMINI May 21–June 20 zodiac sign

This particular Mercury backspin fell in your networking zone, encouraging you to revisit and revise previously backburnered group projects while  reconnecting with friends you may have fallen out of touch with. This period likely renewed your commitment to collaboration, so as Mercury moves ahead, you can begin to pull together a step-by-step action plan for achieving shared goals with colleagues or friends. It’s been tough to get clear on exactly where you want to go together, but the clouds part now, and you’ll be well on your way to a team win. 

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Mercury direct 2024: Cancer

CANCER June 21–July 22 zodiac sign

With Mercury retrograde affecting your career zone, you’ve been turning inward to reflect on your professional aims and trajectory. It’s possible you’ve been frustrated that you’re not getting the recognition you deserve or clashing with authority figures. But setbacks have likely also taught you a thing or two about yourself and what you’ll do well to adjust to make your ideal vision a reality. Thankfully, as Mercury goes direct, you’ll be able to apply these lessons as you step into the spotlight. Now’s your chance to pitch that ambitious proposal or apply for that more senior-level position.

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LEO July 23–Aug. 22 zodiac sign (mercury direct 2024)

Mercury’s retrograde activated your adventure and higher learning sector, spurring restlessness and a desire to get out of your comfort zone and prioritize eye-opening experiences. While that may have been possible, you might’ve also found you could satiate that craving by reconnecting with an old mentor or brushing up on a key skill set. Now, as Mercury moves forward, you may have a better sense of how you can channel what you’ve learned toward big picture aspirations. Map out what you want to achieve, and you’ll soon be on your way.

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Mercury direct 2024: Virgo

VIRGO Aug. 23–Sept. 22 zodiac sign

Thanks to Mercury retrograde falling in your emotional bonds and joint resources zone, you’ve been going back to the drawing board to finesse shared financial goals and talk about what makes you — and your nearest and dearest — most comfortable within your closest relationships. With Mercury now direct, you can begin to apply any realizations that came up over the past three weeks. Perhaps you’ll design a new family budget or savings plan or begin nurturing more intimacy with your significant other. Either way, you’re on your way to feeling more fulfilled emotionally and secure financially.

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LIBRA Sept. 23–Oct. 22 zodiac sign

Falling in your partnership sector, this Mercury retrograde encouraged you to reflect on your one-on-one relationships and address any issues related to a lack of reciprocity or mutual understanding. Any head butting or misunderstandings likely helped clear the path toward getting in sync, and as Mercury moves forward, you’ll feel even more capable of brainstorming and enacting new approaches to shared aims. It’s also possible that you’ll connect and pair up with new friends or colleagues.  

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Mercury direct 2024: Scorpio

SCORPIO Oct. 23–Nov. 21 zodiac sign (mercury direct 2024)

With Mercury retrograde falling in your wellness zone, you’ve been spending the last three weeks renewing your commitment and strategy for caring for your overall well-being on a daily basis. Perhaps you’ve realized just how impactful and beneficial for your health it can be to say “no” to certain invitations or proposals in order to streamline your schedule. As Mercury moves ahead, you can put this lesson into practice, which will boost your inner peace and have you feeling even more centered mentally, physically, and emotionally. 

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SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21 zodiac sign (mercury direct 2024)

Over the last three weeks, Mercury was retrograde in your romance and self-expression zone, nudging you to be more spontaneous and throw set plans out the window in order to better connect with loved ones. You may have also been working on owning your voice and speaking from the heart. As Mercury moves forward, you could feel even more empowered to make fun, creativity, and downtime with your nearest and dearest a priority. This might look like scheduling more fun-loving get-togethers and finding new ways to channel your emotions into artistic outlets.

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Mercury direct 2024:Capricorn

CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19 zodiac sign (mercury direct 2024)

This Mercury retrograde fell in your home sector, requiring you to tie up loose ends related to projects around the house and to tend to any ongoing family issues. You may have also been taking walks down memory lane alongside loved ones more often. As Mercury goes direct, you could feel a sense of confidence that you’ve been tending to this important area of your life while nurturing bonds with your relatives. You can also build momentum on plans you share with your family members. 

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AQUARIUS Jan. 20–Feb. 18 zodiac sign (mercury direct 2024)

Mercury retrograde activated your communication zone, which made for a very frenetic and glitchy moment in which technology issues and miscommunications might’ve been popping up right and left. Thankfully, as Mercury moves forward, you can anticipate smoother sailing that’ll make it easier to check to-dos off your list and get on the same page as friends and colleagues. Now’s the perfect time to schedule a brainstorm or team meeting with co-workers or after-work get-together with your social circle. 

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Mercury direct 2024: Pisces

PISCES Feb. 19–Mar. 20 zodiac sign

This Mercury retrograde activated your money zone, encouraging you to reflect on how you’ve been earning, investing, and managing your assets. You may have researched new sources of cash flow, and with Mercury direct, you can begin to take action, whether that’s applying for a new job or proposing that you bring your skills to the table at your current job in a new way. Because this is also the sector of self-worth, you could be prepared to now take a stand to ask for a raise, greater responsibilities, or the opportunity to more actively apply a particular skill set. 

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