On June 17/18th, Mercury, the planet of: communication, the mind and our intellect, turns retrograde at 14 degrees of Cancer. Cancer, the 4th zodiac sign, is all about: home, family, nurturing and safety. Retrogrades are where a planet appears to be moving backwards from our perspective here on Earth. Retrograde themes have to do with: reflection, revising, re-doing and remembrance.
Mercury retrograde in the watery sign of Cancer, will bring up all the feels, and these experiences could be quite emotional and tender. Since Cancer rules our home and emotional foundations, past haunts and hurts that we previously felt, could come back to be re-examined. Our own ability to nurture and care for ourselves will be very prevalent. We will want to communicate with more emotion and might notice that an air of moodiness and sensitivity will be more common.
This Mercury retrograde will ask us to go back in time and past: people, situations and events could re-surface. Of course with any Mercury retrograde, frustrations and delays with: projects, electronics and travel plans could also be issues at this time. We are being asked to surrender to our most vulnerable and soft places within our soul. This will be a test to get in touch with how we “mother” ourselves and each other.
Mercury retrograde in Cancer is here to have us re-examine our past with a softer and more sympathetic tone of understanding. Coming back to our roots and sense of security will be big themes during this retrograde period. Family and connection to our soul’s mission will be highlighted. We might have to have some very intimate and uncomfortable conversations with others during this time. These communications will be imperative for healing past traumas, but also with liberating past burdens connected to feeling “unloved” or “unworthy”.
This Mercury retrograde period in the tender sign of Cancer, wants us to rewrite and re-communicate what makes us feel safe and at ease. Mercury retrograde in the sign of the crab, is here to: bring past hurts to the surface to be healed, reminders to ourselves of the importance of being nurtured and supported and the re-connection to the lost parts of our tender and sensitive souls. Mercury will turn direct on July 12th at 5 degrees of Cancer, but will be in his post shadow period until July 29th.
For this Mercury Retrograde in Cancer transit, I am doing an extended sign horoscope on my Astromomma Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/astromomma
These horoscopes, which are channeled from spirit, give you: practical, tangible and enlightening advice on how best to navigate this transit according to your individual sign.
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