Stay calm and carry on!
Mercury, ruler of our thought processes, turns retrograde in the domestic sign of Cancer on Thursday, followed by the Sun’s movement into Cancer on the Summer Solstice and a powerful Solar Eclipse on Sunday. So yeah, there’s a lot to process, but it’s nothing new. You’ve likely been aware of what needs to shift for a while now. The energy this week centers on our ability to find safety and comfort when outside circumstances don’t exactly provide that. We’ll want to stay close to home, and be focused on how we can feel safe and secure and nurtured (all Cancer words). The energy is about pulling back now into that Cancer shell. We’re all aware of how unstable the world is at this moment. So with this week’s aspects, we start to look at what we can do in our own neighborhoods, our own back yard to make a difference and find peace and comfort. Self care is important as we can’t help others if we are exhausted and not thinking clearly. So as always, with Mercury retrograde, do anything with “re” in front of it. Re-organize, re-think, re-connect with family, re-build, re-lax… You get the point.
And for the love of all things holy, STOP with the fear-based Mercury retrograde posts. Delete them when they pop up on social media. This is not “the worst ever” “the most devastating” “the deepest, darkest, biggest, baddest” whatever you want to call it retrograde. It’s one of many we have every year and it’s just a good time to slow your life down again and RE-CONNECT with yourself and in this case, because it’s in Cancer, your family of origin or choice.
The Solar Eclipse adds a bonus of a turning point-a way forward that’s different. So if you’re born June 20-22, you can really use this energy to find a different perspective on life now and make significant changes. Whether it’s a healthier lifestyle change or stepping into or out of a relationship, use this powerful energy to tip the scales in your favor.
And a final note, Stonehenge is going to livestream the Solstice so if you want to escape for a little while and enjoy something you may only get to see once in a lifetime, click here for the FB link.
Call me an optimist but my wish is that maybe if enough of us focus on something beautiful and spiritual for a little while, we can make just a bit of a shift towards healing this world. Whether you look at it as spiritual event or just fun, I hope you enjoy it. Have a lovely week.
Aries (March 21-April 20) Aries softer, gentler side comes out this week as you find new ways to make peace with family members. A move may be on the horizon, or at least a few DIY projects. Pace yourself, the retrogrades may cause some delays. Enjoy the process instead of pushing for the outcome. You’re digging in your roots now so make sure they’re in fertile ground.
Taurus (April 21-May 20) You’ll need to watch your words this week as others are prepared to take things far more personally than you mean them. When it comes to a tricky conversation with a sibling or co worker, you’ll want to put yourself in their shoes before expressing your opinion. You (or others) may not be looking for a solution, but rather to be heard.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) You’ll be looking into ways to become more fiscally secure. Managing your money has been a big theme for you for quite a while now-I’ve mentioned this before- but you’re really in such a powerful time for paying off debt and creating wealth and you’ve had major wins. Now that you’ve seen what you can do, it’s time to take it to the next level. Perhaps you’ve been helping others do the same. So if you need to, clean up your credit, or those last bills and vow to not rack up any more. There’s tremendous peace in being debt free. Keep up the good work-don’t give up before the miracle.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Stops and starts this week may have you unsure of which way to go. Work may be a little frustrating, however standing your ground works well as long as you do it professionally and have your ducks in a row to explain why you feel things need to be done a certain way. Just watch out for overreacting. Remember, when you’re not sure, no decision IS a decision. If you like to be near water, this week would be the perfect time to sit by the ocean or a quiet lake and reflect/recharge and set your intentions.
Leo (July 23-August 22) Remember the adage “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”. That strongly applies to you as a socially busy week and interactions with acquaintances can get you into the danger zone. Financially this is a positive week as a debt is paid back or extra hours at work give you a bit of a boost. Over the weekend, some much needed downtime helps you recenter.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) Virgos can sometimes feel a little detached with their efficient exterior, however their feelings run deep and your feelings are strong and definitely visible this week as you’re given a chance to speak out on behalf of a friend or a group. Your passion for helping others and your keen mind come together as you find solutions to whatever issue is before you. It’s a win win week for anyone who’s lucky enough to have a Virgo in their corner. Just when you thought no one was listening, you’ll get validation that they were.
Libra (September 23-October 22) Just when you thought all was lost when it comes to moving ahead at work, things shift! You’ll be asked to take on additional responsibilities now or get the help you’ve been requesting for a long time. Others seemed to be ignoring you, but they weren’t. They were just preoccupied. It all becomes clear now so be ready to make a big move.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) If you haven’t already locked in vacation plans, you’ll need to be cautious during the retrograde. If you don’t have to sign on the dotted line, just wait. It’s ok if you have to though, but try to get it done before Wednesday. On another note, you’ll want to finish up any classes or certification programs you’ve been considering taking and decide if they’re really something you need to move forward. Scorpios love to go all-in on things but this week moderation is the key.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) So what is it that you really want? Your house of intimacy is currently hosting Mercury retrograde, meaning you have an opportunity to go deep into your heart and soul. If you’ve been struggling in a relationship (or lack of one), you’re being given a chance to get to the bottom of repeated patterns that have kept you feeling separate. Have you been holding back? Giving too much? Where’s the line? Deep stuff for normally sunny Sag. Take the time to know yourself better. Meditation and journaling can reveal so much now.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) That’s what friends are for, right? Who are your true friends? You’ll see this play out now with great speed as you reevaluate who you are spending the most time with. Single? A new love connection deepens quickly and it’s as if your heart is cracked open in the best possible way. Attached? Your partner or closest allies support you in ways you never thought possible. Feelings run deep as long as you accept loved ones for exactly who they are.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Helping others is what you do best but when it comes to a close friend or family member, tensions can flare. Staying neutral allows you to find the best possible solutions to a family matter and steer the boat into calmer waters. Just don’t forget, all this Cancer compassionate energy includes compassion and nurturing for yourself. Take breaks if the planets get too heavy for your soul. You’re being heard, but it may take a while before you see that.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Free your mind! Pisces gets extra permission this week to play and express your point of view. Explore anything that helps you feel like a kid again. Yeah, sure, there are responsibilities to take care of, you’ll get them done. But don’t let yourself get weighed down. Your creative voice is begging to be heard. Revisit an old hobby or passion project and let your imagination soar for at least a few hours this week.
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