Mercury Retrograde in Cancer- June 18-July 12, 2020
Mercury Retrograde occurs three times per year, and generally, it wreaks metaphysical havoc while it's occurring. When the planet Mercury is in retrograde, it appears to be moving backward in its orbit. As Mercury is the planet that rules communication, it is during this time that we often see issues, breakdowns, and chaos in areas of communication, electronics, travel, and more.
Mercury Retrograde in its entirety can be broken down in the three phases- the pre-shadow, retrograde itself, and the post-shadow phases. Mercury entered the retrograde window on June 2nd and will end on July 26th. The pre-shadow period is from June 2- June 18, Mercury Retrograde runs June 18-July 12, and the post-shadow phase is July 12 through July 26. Pre and post-shadow periods give us an idea of what will be showing up in our lives during the time Mercury Retrograde is stationed in Cancer.
The Mercury Retrograde coming up is in water sign Cancer, which rules the emotions. Cancer also deals with family, meaning unresolved disputes could be brought to the surface during this time. This is a good time to face any issues directly, as it can result in a meaningful connection between loved ones!
Finding ways to create stability in your personal life is also important now. That way, when this retrograde phase comes to an end, you will be prepared for the new opportunities that require inner security. Honor your emotions during this time, but also remember that everyone will be extra sensitive right now. You will realize how crucial it is to practice giving and receiving compassion. True growth can be achieved by listening to your inner self. The results of these efforts will allow you to experience life with an improved emotional foundation.
-Juliana M. Fanucchi