These twin Moms had their babies on the same day in 1937! Gemini connections are precious, and Cancer love and family are what it’s all about!
Right now we are in the Gemini portion of this Retrograde cycle. The entire Retrograde cycle finishes July 16.
Mercury retrograded while just barely into Cancer, at 3 Cancer, back on June 7! We had that sneak preview in Cancer, showing us what we are working toward. June 17 until July 12, Mercury is back in Gemini taking care of unfinished business, but from the Cancerian perspective. Our mind pays more attention to communications matters involving home, family, feminine, investments. Logic and feelings have the opportunity to work together. July 1 Mercury is in Station and turns Direct (forward) at 24 Gemini.
Mercury in Gemini, the Twins, is in one of its own signs! Spirit knows, there are at least two sides to everything, but usually there is an exciting plethora! Intentions, what comes our way and becomes a necessity, or something we want to learn about, may take priority. How you think, your manner of attention, what you see that attracts your passion, matters. You can decide what you prefer to give your precious mind energy to, and keep grooming it, just like returning again and again to an image, a thought, a mantra, in meditation. Though, we have to admit, distraction is fine entertainment, and often leads us to something even more wonderful! What can I say?! I love stepping stones.
Now, while Mercury is Rx in Gemini, June 17 to July 1, is a truly classic Mercury Rx with Mercury being in the sign of paperwork, appointments, communications in general. He said, she said. Confirm appointments; wait to sign papers if possible. Unless you are super experienced, wait on escrows, vehicle purchases, and get the insurances, warranties. Wait on elective surgeries especially if they are Gemini related parts of the body (check with your astrologer). Moving expenses could triple since you might have to move again for some reason. Job changes won’t turn out as expected, could even be for the better, but if your heart is set on what you apply for…. Use this time wisely by reviewing and allowing the changes. Underneath it all, revise and update your communications skills. Invaluable.
Mercury Direct returns into Cancer, the Mother, July 12. The whole cycle finishes July 16. In just those first 4 to 5 days, we more acutely notice our feelings, how we interact verbally with our family, especially brothers and sisters. At home, check the vents, and neighbors may be on our mind more than usual. How we remember important things and how and what we study can make major changes in our lives. Our interactions with supportive women, communication aware of feminine styles can help us bond well and get good business done. Pay attention to every day commodities, supplies, keeps things running smoothly and investments humming. Keeping natural cycles in mind frees us from worry as we anticipate and take advantage of them. Work, rest, pleasure. And just like with Mercury in Gemini, in Cancer, the mind can be groomed to stay steady in emotional situations. It can learn self soothing, comforting, reassuring skills.
Phase 3, July 1 to July 16, Mercury is Direct! It goes over the same degrees the third time. Things get sorted out, finessed, come to fruit. For some the Rx may have been a bit of a struggle; for others it will be more than smooth, each change a payoff. Challenge signs with Gemini are Virgo/Pisces and Sagittarius. Plus signs are Libra/Aquarius and fire signs Aries, Leo. Also, it depends on what other aspects and planets are active your chart. Phase 3 is the time to open the doors and windows, let the fresh air sweep clean. Be blessed by the changes, make your adaptations, move the puzzle pieces. Reaffirm your connections; let people know what’s up now that things have changed. Move it forward!