Astro_LOA Flash: Mercury turns retrograde, an apparent backward motion from May 18 to June 11 and crossing 13 to 4 degrees of Gemini. You can see the full retrograde zone below.
Learn more about transiting Mercury and Mercury Retrograde in these tutorials.
It’s definitely Trickster time and the best approach is to LAUGH! That really is good medicine.
Not that there’s anything pathological going on, but seriously, loosen up. Approach this time with a lighthearted curiosity.
Review what Mercury Rx mean. Metaphorically, the messenger of the gods is slowing down, going back over old territory, signalling a time for you to rethink your beliefs, MO, approach, actions, desires and above all thoughts, especially in the area of life where you find 4 – 13 Gemini. If you aren’t sure, ask for help in the comments!
To allow for change, we have to get flexible with our ideas. So now is the time to be more open, curious and ready to see another perspective. Relish this! It’s a chance to grow in so many ways.
What about buying computers, losing keys, traveling and signing contracts?
I receive a lot of emails that begin with, “I want to _____ but am freaking out because Mercury is Rx. What do I do?”
The answer is, you relax. Remember? We are meant to rethink things, reconsider and see the world in a new way. If we stay open, curious and laughing, and ready to welcome Trickster energy into our lives (because the Trickster only shows up when we are stuck and need a shake up!) then Mercury retrograde becomes an enlightening time, restorative and refreshing.
At the same time, it makes sense to allow for potential delays. Leave for the airport a few minutes earlier. Double check for the tickets, the keys, the shopping list the passport. Research more than shoot from the hip. Become more zen, more aware.
You can see how this is good for the soul, yes?
Hints by zodiac sign for WHERE you want to relax, rethink and restore.
ARIES: The Mercury Rx puts the Trickster in control of your tongue. You say one thing and they hear another. Emails, sans body language, get misconstrued. Don’t even think about sending text msg without punctuation. But it’s excellent for revising manuscripts or creative projects put on the back burner. Go there!
TAURUS: Use this Mercury Rx to get in touch with what really gives you a sense of peace and happiness, then let go of the outmoded core values and actions. Awareness through stillness is the first step. It will lead to skill and talent development that is more authentic than you ever though possible.
GEMINI: Mercury Rx meanders through your home, work, Self and relationship life. Everything! Best reflect on what you believe about what you do, where you do it, whom you do it with. How? Just set an intention to notice the things you like about your life and smile. Exhale and limitations are going, going, gone.
CANCER: With Mercury Rx in your solar 12th house, it’s time to go ‘in’ and listen to your dreams. Not daydream fantasies of achievement, goals, challenges and actions, but really sink deep into the depths of your soul. What messages are welling up from there? Watch for synchronicity, tune into feelings, receive.
LEO: Mercury Rx in your 11th house of friends and groups can turn the usual gatherings into a herd of wild horses, all galloping off in different directions. Not lot of control. Allow for a new view when it comes to social connections, and find ways to relax amid the chaos. Gems emerge when you aren’t looking.
VIRGO: Career, mission or profession can feel like a dream time journey, with the auto focus weaving in and out! This is good news! For the next three weeks you let go of trying to micromanage your future and ‘make things happen.’ Let your neurons relax so the universe can open new doors to infinite possibilities!
LIBRA: Travel or study plans turn into the trickster’s playground for the next three weeks. Deep breaths. Remember, it’s not about forging ahead right now, but finding peace and serenity in the midst of contrast. Take time out to reconsider your world view. Is it what you think, or what you are expected to think?
SCORPIO: Mercury Rx in your house of shared resources has you reconsidering any joint financial arrangements, both income and debt. As you sift through possibilities, you’ll discover creative ways to organize and restructure the boundaries to your liking. You decide, but not yet. Let it marinate for a while. Go have fun.
SAGITTARIUS: Communication with partners, practical or intimate, goes a bit zany– muddled and/or blurred! It’s not the best time to come to any conclusions as wires get crossed. Use your gut feelings to make choices that can’t be delayed, and ask what you believe about partnerships. Rethink your relationships, without judgement.
CAPRICORN: Mercury Rx through your 6th house of well-being says reconsider your lifestyle. Is this really what you want, or are you there because of circumstances ‘beyond your control?’ (ha!) Take stock of your nutrition, exercise, healthy care, comfort zone and routine. Start with what you believe about your body!
AQUARIUS: This is a time to go into cruise control on the creative realm and practice the art of allowing. Think play, recreate and relax. Consider where you can expand your beliefs and live more in the ‘now’. The goal is to drop judgment and experience life in the red hot moment. And it will be red hot!
PISCES: Thoughts turn to home life, family and symbiotic connections. Give yourself enough ‘me’ time to appreciate recent inner growth and development. Ask what family means to you. Home? Is there anything you believe that could be limiting your experience of others? Listen. Love. Reflect!
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Happy Mercury Rx, Everyone!