Mercury (thoughts and communication) goes retrograde at 28 degrees Cancer on June 26th, one day after Jupiter enters Cancer. This means Jupiter-expanded feelings, needs and nurturing will be intensified by Mercury's reverse.
When Mercury goes backwards, thoughts of the past and contemplation about current needs will increase. Conversations will be heavily coloured by old longings/insecurities/childhood issues. This won't be a rational time: expect a mix of sweet, sad and wanting.
The purpose will be twofold:
- Deal with old food/Mommy/neediness issues so you can embrace Jupiter's abundance with a clean slate.
- Identify needs that are not being met, or that you've overlooked, so you can meet them with Jupiter's abundance.
You'll have to go back, before you can move forward.
Mercury will be retrograde until July 20th (at 13 degrees Cancer). If you feel hesitant about jumping onto Jupiter's badwagon during this time, that's cool. Use the retrograde energy to contemplate your next move. But if an opportunity does present itself while Mercury is retrograde...go for it. You can't put your life on hold just because the planets aren't all direct. Maybe there's a reason something lands on your plate during this time of retro-energy.
If you have planets/angles from 28 to 13 degrees Cancer, you'll feel this retrograde most intensely.