It always amazes me when people who know nothing about astrology all of a sudden become very interested as soon as the subject of Mercury retrograde arises — especially when it is retrograde. Everyone living on this planet can relate to this cycle. Even the media has mentioned it. I can recall watching CNBC when they were interviewing Arch Crawford, a well known financial astrologer. He was discussing how Mercury being retrograde affects the stock market. I feel so strongly about the importance of Mercury retrograde that I have devoted an entire chapter in my book, “An Astrologer’s Journey” to this subject.
Mercury is the planet that rules communications, travel, computers, telephones, anything that is a communication or connection device. When Mercury is traveling in retrograde motion these devices do not tend to function at their full or accurate capacity.
Mercury is considered one of the “personal planets” because it travels in close relationship to planet Earth. We feel its effects more personally than we do the outer planets — Uranus, Pluto and Neptune. Since Mercury is so up close and personal, we can relate to it on a daily basis, especially when it is traveling in retrograde motion.
Mercury will be stationing retrograde on June 26th @ 9:08 AM, EST, in the sign of Cancer and remain retrograde until July 20th @ 2:22 PM, EST. However, it will not be operating at full steam until after August 4th. So don’t expect everything to move magically forward on July 20th.
When Mercury stations retrograde it gives us a chance to take a second look at things. Since it will be in Cancer we may be motivated and guided to re-look at or re-think about our home and family environment. There may be a desire for us to retreat. We may want to re-think our old habit patterns and let go of the ones that do not serve us well. This can be an opportune time for self analysis and seeking counseling.
Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.
Kelly Lowe, Astrological Consultant & Author of “An Astrologer’s Journey”
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