Mercury is retrograde starting the 12th of June, 2020 at 5 degrees Cancer. Then the messenger retrogrades back into Leo on the July 12th.
Wisdom & Authority
Mercury in Cancer slows the mind to its most thorough and internalized. We say more in fewer words.
Cancer is considered the pinnacle of the natural chart. There can be highs of feeling the accomplishments (the highs) and lows, as in “life is hard, a struggle.”
What life arena (house) and planets are under stern review. As we know, Cancer is Saturn-ruled, so there’s a sense of purposeful drive in the air and lodged in our beings. Keep in mind, Cancer deals in the dense physical, and many find it hard to stay grounded these days.
Mercury can actually be our ally, to bring us down to Earth. That’s why it’s heavy-duty, and it’s easy to feel stuck.
Like something important is embedded in the caverns of the psyche, and struggling to come out! Keep the faith in the process, though it may be slow going. Patience, trust, and a philosophical outlook help.
The messages of Mercury are intensified by aspects to Mars-Pluto and the N. Node. Even the stuckest life issues can be excavated and examined. It’s time for reviewing our personal path to mastery or getting what we want in life.
Much is dislodged, and the artificial coping mechanisms can be seen and released, so we get to more fulfilling ways of being. Here are some possible themes:
- Considering career options, but not necessarily making big moves.
- Deep healing that boosts your constitutions — immune system fortifying.
- Dealing with home structural issues (plumbing, electrical, the foundation).
- Taking another look at your relationship to authority.
- Letting go of superficial kudos that aren’t satisfying, and buckle down to go after a deeper sense of accomplishment.
- Looking at where you’re defensive about “what you know.”
- Eye-opening engagements with people in authority — bosses, advisors, loan officers.
- Seeing established icons, public authorities, “experts” with different eyes.
Knowledge & Questing
Mercury in Sagittarius alters how we travel, and could cause some delays with planes, trains, automobiles. Just in time for the holidays — wow — there could be diverted or missed flights, and even more accidents due to “not paying attention.” This amps up the desire to be there, now….but remember the sage advice of many an astrologer, to give yourself extra time to get where you’re going.
Sagittarius is the sign of journeys, but Mercury’s roaming in retrograde is more of the mind. A wonderful time for following new fascinations, in books, film, music. Inspiration could come from unexpected sources. The impulse to learn is concentrated and inward, for long nights of inquiry into ‘fields of study.’
After the retrograde in Cancer, the move into questing Sagittarius puts you on the hunt. It creates a searching vibe and sense of following inner promptings and ‘signs.’ Since Mercury retrograde is a fated time, you might experience more serendipity. These are clues from the universe about your path. Look to the life arena (house) and planets it contacts for likely themes.
- Planning travel or a great escape.
- Considering new paths of study, learning, training.
- Drawing close all your most alive sources of inspiration.
- Looking at pathways of expansion, growth, challenge.
- Building endurance physically, through movement.
- Revisiting other cultures, lands, possibly considering move or travel.
- Coming to a new understanding of matrices of power, law, higher education, finance, government.
4 zodiac signs affected by Mercury retrograde
If you are born in one of the 4 signs below, Mercury retrograde targets you directly and does not weaken you at all.
Mercury is the planet that governs you, so it is absolutely natural for its demotion to directly affect you. The most targeted is in your case the communication – your strong point usually, during this period can bring you trouble, especially if you get into controversy before estimating the magnitude I can take.
You may encounter problems related to money, travel or various projects in which you are involved. Some Gemini will be disturbed by news about someone from the past or someone dear to the present.
You may need to reorganize, postpone some plans, or split your expenses differently. What is certain is that you have to calculate every step twice and have a lot of patience.
You feel the effects of the astral context more than other signs. You have the impression that you are totally impenetrable in front of the events you are going through and maybe that stresses you. You are confused in many ways and your condition deepens as you feel compelled to turn over decisions or situations that you thought were over. A project that you have abandoned may catch your eye again, but rest is your best choice, at least this month.
Although you have the Sun in your sign until the 22nd and there are days when you feel the full support of the stars, something still holds you in place.
It’s Mercury retrograde in Cancer after June 12th. He does not allow you to freely enjoy all this beneficial context. It stirs your memories, arouses your regrets and nostalgia, the desire to return to past situations, to solve them.
Unfortunately, you do not manage to verbalize how you feel and not even you yourself are convinced where you should go. I can bring to the surface secrets that you have hidden for a long time or that others have hidden from you.
It’s hard for you to make decisions and you’re more sensitive than ever. It is important not to go too far with your thoughts and to focus on the present reality.