It is that time of year again when Mercury, the messenger begins his retrograde journey through the sky on June 7th and will continue on his retrograde path until July 1st.
It is the time when we are given the opportunity to slow down and play catch up. Since this Mercury retrograde cycle is in Cancer, a water sign, it will give us an opportunity to rethink old habit patterns and emotional responses to challenges in our life. There may be a desire to retreat or spend more time with family or tending to family matters.
You may find yourself being more drawn to dream analysis and journal writing as this can be particularly helpful with self analysis during this cycle. This can be a very introspective time.
Mercury goes retrograde approximately three times a year. When Mercury is retrograde it means that it is moving in an apparent backward motion. This can affect all areas of communication and travel. Scheduling and rescheduling appointments, lost documents, faulty machinery, broken promises and misleading information could be an issue during this retrograde cycle. This would not be a good time to negotiate or sign new contracts. But if you must however, make certain that you have read and re-read the contract. Do not leave anything to chance. Telephones, computers and other related sources of communication could become troublesome.
This is not a particularly good time to make any major purchases, as you will probably not be satisfied with it later. This is especially not a favorable time to purchase a new car or computer. If either of these items have pending repairs this is when the need would become imminent.
This is a great time to regroup and play catch up. It’s a time to organize and/or clean out your closets and drawers.
The cluttered closet in my office has been hunting me for some time. I guess now that I am wheelchair free once again, I have no excuse but to answer the call. Is there a closet or area in your life that is calling you. This is the time to rise to the occasion. It could be a very healing and uplifting experience.
This is an auspicious time to re-group, re-organize, re-read, re-think decisions, re-write and re-process information. Enjoy and by all means take advantage of this time out. It’s a good time to re-read the chapter in my book about Mercury Rx.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcome and personally answered.
Kelly Lowe is an Astrological Consultant and the Author of “An Astrologer’s Journey.” Private appointments can be made through her website. She can help you plan and prepare for your future. Learn more about your relationships, career, the best place or places for you to live, love, work and play.