Category: Astrological News Written by Margaret Gray & Armand Diaz Views: 1181
May 28th – Aug 5th (Retrograde June 17th – July 11th)
When Mercury moves into a water sign, communication softens as emotions take precedence over logic. On the plus side there can be greater empathy. However, you may find yourself struggling to express yourself clearly with loved ones about issues that are close to your heart, as strong emotions often have a pre-verbal component.
Mercury in Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which by nature ebbs and flows like the tide. Some days you may find it easy to connect and communicate with the people around you, and other days it may feel almost impossible, as inner mood changes swirl around.
Mercury in Cancer is a very creative sign and you may find it easier to connect with others via imagery than words. It’s a wonderful time for creative inspiration.
By nature it’s a gentle Mercury, so you are more likely to consider the feelings of others before speaking. However, sometimes there may be some confusion around. This is a great time to practice trusting your intuition and feelings, keeping in mind though that everything is always perceived through your own filters.
Some Key Dates:
May 29th: Mercury/Saturn quincunx - a painful awareness of injustice in the world may lead us to speaking up on behalf of others.
June 4th: Mercury/Uranus sextile – a great time to change how we communicate in our relationships. There are likely to be some sudden emotional insights about family dynamics. This transit will happen again on June 29th when Mercury is Retrograde, offering us an opportunity to re-view the changes we made on June 4th! The final sextile on July 22nd can help us to make changes based on the initial insights we gained at the first sextile on June 4th!
June 4th/5th: Mercury/Chiron square – words can hurt or words can heal! This transit will happen again on June 30th inviting us to re-consider insights we gained from interactions on June 4th/5th. The last square on July 20th can potentially be a time to heal issues that came to the surface at the first square in June.
Mercury Retrograde June 17th – July 11th – time to re-view, re-consider, re-think! (More on this in June)
July 7th: Mercury Rx/Mars square – understanding our actions on an emotional level. This square repeats on July 23rd offering us the opportunity to take action in our relationships, based on our developing perceptions.
Stay safe and well everyone and enjoy the beautiful creativity of Mercury in Cancer! MG
1776 chart of the constellation Cancer and neighboring constellations, from Fortin's Atlas Celeste de Flamsteed - from Wikipedia Commons
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Margaret Gray, MSW. and Armand Diaz, Ph.D., set up 'Relationships and Astrology' in 2016. They offer relationship astrology consultations to individuals, couples and families, as well as courses in Relationship Astrology. They can be contacted via: www.relationshipsandastrology.com
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