Mercury Retrograde! June 2014

 

Mercury went retrograde yesterday! Are you ready?

 Mercury by Simeon Solomon

It has been interesting over the years that I have studied astrology, to watch how the opinions and attitudes toward Mercury retrograde have changed.

 

In my early years of study the only information I encountered was dreadful!

 

The general consensus was to hide under the covers and do nothing until Mercury returns to forward motion.

 

The idea was that everything would go wrong! Your communications would get you in trouble, every thing mechanical would break down, everyone would be late to every event, and life would simply be a disaster for three weeks!

 

Thank goodness we have moved beyond that type of thinking.

 

Each Mercury retrograde brings a different story depending on the sign it occurs in and the Aspects it makes to other planets during it’s backwards romp! It also impacts each person differently, depending on how it is impacting their personal horoscope.

 

If you have your chart and enough understanding of it to see where this Mercury retrograde is occurring (between 24° Gemini and 3° Cancer), you will know where your life will be impacted.

 

Even if you don’t have that information I would encourage you to be curious about what Mercury retrograde means for you.

 

For years I’ve been teaching people to think of Mercury retrograde as a time to slow down and catch up.

 

Our lives move so quickly! In our hurry we don’t always do the best job we are capable of. While Mercury is retrograde we are offered the opportunity to complete what has been left undone and revise the projects that were completed in haste.

 

Years ago I discovered that if I stick very closely to projects and plans that have already been started I can get a great deal accomplished during Mercury retrograde. If I take these times to redo my website, revise the book I’ve been working on, re-imagine the plans I’ve already set in motion; amazing amounts of work can be accomplished!

 

 

Let’s take a look at the broader picture of this particular Mercury Retrograde.

 

If you know your own chart, this information will be useful in understanding where and how you are personally being impacted by this cycle.
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    On May 20 Mercury entered its shadow, meaning that during the course of this retrograde Mercury will go back to the position it was at on May 20th, 24° Gemini.
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    On June 7 the actual retrograde begins at 3° Cancer. Mercury will retrograde back to 24° Gemini.
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    On July 1 Mercury will turn direct; it will take until July 15 for Mercury to move ahead of the point it was when it began its retrograde.

 

 

 A common issue during Mercury Retrograde is the need to recommit to what is most important in our lives, including our most significant relationships.

 

Does your most intimate relationship need a deep level of Revival and Re-commitment?

 

Please take a look at my new programs designed to assist in your Relationship Renewal!

The Three Graces and Mercury by Jacopo Tintoretto, ca. 1576

The Three Graces and Mercury by Jacopo Tintoretto, ca. 1576

 

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