“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein
Speaking of Cancer lunar cycle emotions, nothing can stir them up like an ol’ Mercury retrograde. This period, Mercury which is on top of Mars and in a bit of a battle with Pluto. This will not be a passive three- week Mercury retrograde with just some silly tech glitches and missed flights. Ah, no. There will be fights and mouthy-ness and tensions—a bit of depression and hopefully redemption.
Mercury shadow: June 20
Mercury retrograde: July 7 2019 4:14pm PDT -4 Leo 27
Mercury re-enters Cancer: July 19
Mercury Direct: July 31 8:57pm - 23 Cancer 56
Mercury re-enters Leo: August 12
Mercury shadow ends: August 15
The Mercury retrograde is impacted the whole three weeks by the tension of Mars and Pluto. Mercury crossed into the shadow (June 20) and got on top of Mars and both planets opposed Pluto. Okay. Then when Mercury turns retrograde on July 7 it does it at four degrees of Leo and dang if Mars isn’t still with him! Then Mercury breaks free of Mars and goes all the way back to Cancer and almost gets into it again with Pluto. Clearly, some people this cycle will just have to touch the flame to understand it is hot. Others will have to let their emotions guide them to new thinking.
This retrograde speaks to the possibility of an evolution in thoughts. Some of us will be thinking like a hero and ready to be brave. Others will struggle with issues around ego. When Mercury moves back into Cancer (July 19) our thinking will still be reactionary but perhaps not quite as hair triggered as when Mercury was in Leo. There could be a bit of depression and things feel so big. But emotions that are deep may impact our thinking and help us evolve especially near the end of the retrograde. By the time we get to Mercury direct July 31 we could have come up with a plan or thinking that will provide a real evolution to improving a situation. Stuck and rigid thinking is put on notice; this Mercury retrograde is ready to mix it up.
Small note: You may want to go back and look at your calendar and see what was going on June 2013 and July 2012 because both of those Mercury retrogrades were in the same spots of Leo and Cancer ass this cycle. Perhaps we will all be finishing up something that started during that time.
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