On May 29th, Mercury (communication and information) entered the emotional sign of Cancer, underlining issues around needs, nurturing, home, family and childhood. On June 7th, Mercury stations retrograde (reversed) in Cancer, stirring up an even deeper level of awareness around these issues. Mercury Rx is introspective and oriented on the past, so thoughts and discussions may involve plenty of “Remember when…” Nostalgia, hurt or resentment could be the result, but so could greater empathy. Memories that bubble up, or a resurgence of feelings (that you thought had been laid to rest), should be investigated.Mercury is the messenger, and he can manifest as a key person, idea or piece of information.As always with this transit, expect delays or changes of opinion around new projects/meetings, or a reconnect with someone from your past. This is an excellent time to reconsider your options or investigate, but not the best time to commit to, sign or launch anything new.
Mercury in your domestic sector has stimulated family discussions or information about your home (buying/selling/moving). As Mercury goes Rx, watch for a dive into childhood memories, or a re-hash of family history. A family member whom you haven’t heard from in awhile may also reconnect. Whether you feel impatient, overwhelmed or nostalgic, know that this is an opportunity to look closely at the root of your security needs. If you’re about to sign a document pertaining to a relocation, sale or renovation, be prepared for delays or a shift in perspective. You or another family member may not be 100% decided on upcoming changes.
- Messages to pay attention to: family history, repeated domestic discussions, childhood memories, information about mortgages, rental agreements, renovation contracts, property taxes
Mercury in your communication sector has increased the flow of discussions and information, but as it goes Rx, you may focus on one, particular item that hooks you at an emotionallevel. A random comment, meeting, piece of information or contact from the past may churn up surprisingly intense feelings. Your communication may also be more reflective/subjective/emotional; it’s ok to pull back and not give a final answer (you’ll change your mind later). Watch for delays/misunderstandings in emails and conversations.
- Messages to pay attention to: strong feelings triggered by (seemingly) random comments or words, reluctance to give a final answer, confusion/missed details in correspondence
Mercury (your ruler) in your personal resources sector has seen you pondering financial and emotional security. When Mercury goes Rx, your usual, light and flexible approachmay get bogged down. What you earn (or want to earn), what you’re worth and what you need may be particularly difficult to clarify; go slow and pay attention to gut-level reactions to any of these issues. You may find yourself pulling back and contemplating your satisfaction in a professional or personal situation. Discussions around a pay increase, new source of income or relationship security may appear to go backwards as issues from the past are brought up. If you’re asking for a raise, now is not the time to expect a final answer.
- Messages to pay attention to: feelings of security/insecurity triggered by discussions about money and emotional needs, shifting perspectives on what you earn
Mercury in your sign has increased the tempo of ingoing and outgoing communication, but as Mercury goes Rx, you may get stuck on one comment or theme that stirs up your feelings. Going over and over a discussion (especially one from the past) or obsessing about an issue is a sign that it needs to be addressed. You may also feel the urge toconnect with someone from your past (or vice versa). In general, this is not the best time sign official documents or make a final decision, because thoughts will be clouded by emotion/confusion. It is a good time to reconsider an offer or idea from your past. When communicating with others, know that your words will be incredibly subjective and may be distorted by this; it will be very difficult for you to stand back and get perspective on an issue. However, your dreams/instincts/self-talk will be fruitful, so tune into what’s going on inside.
- Messages to pay attention to: ideas and connections from the past that resurface, discussions that trigger your sensitivities, your subjective reasoning
Mercury in your hidden sector has set the stage for secrets or background information, and once it goes Rx, you may hold back before speaking out, or tune into a particular rumour/hint/gut feeling. This is a time for silence and awareness; much is bubbling to the surface, but you won’t have the full story. You may also notice declarations/promises being withdrawn or dissolving. However, nothing is final. Intuition will be at an all time high, and (for the moment) will serve you better than logic and hard facts.
- Messages to pay attention to: vivid or repeated dreams, gut feelings, suspicions, the urge to say nothing
Mercury (your ruler) in your social sector has triggered increased contacts with friends/groups/the public. When it goes Rx, you may reconnect with a friend/acquaintance from the past, or end up reviewing/revising a conversation, announcement or group affiliation. This can be a touchy time as you or others are triggered by an innocent comment. Hurt feelings are possible, but so is a deeper connection with someone, as you push past the usual, social boundaries in an intimate (and possibly uncomfortable) conversation. You may also find yourself pondering your place in the larger, social circle (where you belong, if you belong, and who your people are). Public launches and promotions may run into delays.
- Messages to pay attention to: thoughts about or contacts with friends from your past, feelings around public image or belonging, the need to talk about what really matters with friends/acquaintances
Mercury in your career sector has got you thinking about current and future ambitions, but when it goes Rx, a job search, conversation with management or career plan may grind to a halt. This could be due to you reconsidering what you really want, or someone else having second thoughts. All professional communications can take on an unusually emotional tone, so use caution when dealing with others (responses - theirs and yours-will not be wholly rational). In general, this is not the time to push forward with new career goals, as information and opinions will shift and communication will be strongly influenced by subjective concerns. This transit could also reconnect you to a client/boss/work colleague from your past.
- Messages to pay attention to: how certain career opportunities/plans make you feel, hunches about a new career path, unusually emotional communications with others in your professional field, work connections from the past
Mercury in your opportunities sector has triggered ideas/information in the areas of long distance travel, education, legal matters and publishing. As it turns Rx, a new development in one of these areas may stall, or you may revisit an old contact/idea involving one of these areas. Your big picture philosophies/ideals may also be under revision as you’re compelled to re-examine issues around right/wrong/justice. Now is not the time to expand or explore; you’ve dipped your toe in the water, but there’s other things to consider, first. Use extra caution if you’re signing any official or legal documents (double check all details and be prepared for changes).
- Messages to pay attention to: delays in travel plans/legal issues/applications to schools, a shift in your belief system
Mercury in your sector of shared resources has invited some deeper thoughts around money, intimacy or psychological issues. As Mercury goes Rx, you may focus on one, touchy issue or feel the need to “go there” in your discussions with a partner. Financial dealings or documents may also be delayed or subject to change. This influence could also cause you hesitate before taking the plunge with a financial or emotional investment; pull back if you need to and allow yourself to think about it. If you need to do some research before committing, this energy allows you to instinctively hone in on what’s hidden.
- Messages to pay attention to: delays or changing information around taxes, debts, loans, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy, the urge to research/ask uncomfortable questions
Mercury in your partnership sector has got you thinking about relationships, or has opened the flow of information between you and a significant other. As Mercury goes Rx, watch for one issue to take precedence in discussions, or in your thoughts about your love life. Rather than dismissing (what seems to be) an annoyingly repetitive theme, use this opportunity to hash it out. Alternatively, you or a partner may hesitate or backtrack on plans or promises. That’s ok; now is not the time for final decisions. Allow everyone the space to think and feel their way through. Some of you may hear from/find yourself thinking about a past partner. This doesn’t necessarily mean there’s more to develop with that person, but it could signal a time for final release.
- Messages to pay attention to: repetitive/touchy discussions between you and a partner, nostalgia about past relationships, contacts from past partners
Mercury in your sector of routine has increased the tempo of work, obligations or health issues. As Mercury goes Rx, some work tasks may stall, or details may require more investigation. Co-worker issues may become surprisingly emotional, or you may uncover an unexpected spurt of resentment in yourself around lack of appreciation for your efforts. Regarding health; look deeper, do research or get a second opinion around emerging issues/diagnoses. Overall, this influence encourages you to focus on certain tasks that need to be done, and those obligations that you should release.
- Messages to pay attention to: delayed work tasks, shifting facts around work routines, co-worker issues, health/diet questions, resentment, unavoidable duties
Mercury in your sector of self-expression has stirred up inspiration, creativity, flirtatious moments or the opportunity to focus on personal development. As Mercury goes Rx, a new attraction could fizzle, you could have second thoughts about a creative project or get distracted from that personal development. Issues with children could also be delayed. Whatever shifts or slows down, know that now is not the time to push. Reconsider your options and allow what’s meant to be to develop in its own time (if at all). It’s possible that more information is needed before you dive in.
- Messages to pay attention to: a change of focus or opinion around personal desires/goals, delays involving children/pregnancy, new attractions that shift or fade