Mercury in Cancer receives some intense aspects this week:
- June 27th: square Jupiter in Libra and trine Neptune Rx in Pisces
- June 28th: conjunct Mars
- June 29th: opposite Pluto
Jupiter amplifies big, emotional words, while Neptune increases the flow. There will be no limits to what’s said. Ideas will be rich and poignant, bubbling up from the well of primal emotions. Mars adds initiative or anger - maybe both. What began enthusiastically will become heated. The opposition to Pluto adds the shadow of power plays and unconscious projection. What’s verbalized will be a reflection of deeper issues. The Mars/Pluto opposition (July 2nd) intensifies things with desires that act out deeper compulsions. This is a no-limits aspect, and the urge to conquer will be extreme.
On July 1st, Chiron stations retrograde. The wound could be triggered, once again. Wouldn’t it be easier to leave all that discomfort behind? Not if you haven’t adequately resolved the issue. Use the reemergence of what made you vulnerable- you can only let it go once you’ve confronted it.
Aspects to Mercury in your domestic sector can stir up volatile discussions involving home, family, a domestic partnership or career. Your enthusiasm and anger will be stoked, and compromise will be the last thing on your mind. You may have very strong ideas about what must happen, but others will disagree. Watch out for the reactivation of old patterns- this can be your chance to respond differently. A home business or documents involving the sale of a home can be favourably impacted, as long as you keep impatience in check. Mars/Pluto suggests accidents or breakdowns around the home. Or, a now-or-never moment involving peak frustration around career, workload or challenges to authority. You may be in the mood to push, but someone in power willpush back harder.
Chiron Rx in your hidden sector works to subtly dissolve a hidden/unacknowledged wound. You may not feel this shift at all. Or, you may feel it as the vague reactivation of a painful issue that you thought had faded. The purpose is to release any baggage you’ve been holding - remnants of guilt, helplessness or shame may be triggered. It’s time to confront and let go.
Aspects to Mercury in your communication sector can trigger enthusiastic new ideas, big promises and aggressive declarations. Arguments are a strong possibility. You may be very convinced that you’re in the right, or someone else may challenge your ideas. In order to maximize the benefits and minimize the challenges, take a deep breath and think before you respond. Don’t assume that others will agree with you, even if your solution seems extraordinary. Mars/Pluto emphasizes difficulties with travel, education, legal matters or publishing. You may be pushed to deliver an answer or sign a document. Too, there could be tremendous pressure to complete a course of study or deliver a paper. Know that if you express force/anger, you’ll receive ten times more in return. Aim for calm assertiveness and measured determination.
Chiron Rx in your social sector can reopen doubts or vulnerabilities involving friends, groups or your public image. One friendship in particular may trigger reminders of old hurts. The aim is to acknowledge the wound (even if it’s a public acknowledgement) and then work on forgiving. You’re not absolving anyone or forgetting what happened - you’re just choosing to move on. In some cases, you may be confronted with a repeat of an embarrassing situation.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of personal resources suggest powerful information/discussions about earned money or personal values. There may be some encouraging news about a raise or new job/source of income, but also some stressful moments involving shared finances. Lack of control over what someone else has can trigger anxiety or arguments. Watch for disagreements about joint finances. Too, bold ideas about spending/investing will have to be measured in light of future consequences. Mars/Pluto can indicate a struggle for control over material resources or emotional investment. You may feel pressured to respond in a certain way. Or, you could be the one insisting on a particular outcome. Tread carefully - this is not the time for a battle of wills (someone could be seriously compromised). You can’t force someone to give/let you in. And, you cannot be forced - say “no” if you’re not comfortable.
Chiron Rx in your career sector can see you revisiting doubts about success, trusting someone in authority, or your ability to exercise authority. A weak spot in your career is a chance to confront areas where you may not be receiving adequate recognition or compensation. Too, this could be an opportunity to address flaws in your professional image.
Aspects to Mercury in your sign suggest bold statements, enthusiastic ideas and/or arguments. You’ll be ready to speak out about a passionate ideal or creative project, but others may challenge you. Too, you could be under tremendous pressure to provide an answer. Mars/Pluto indicates anger, resentment or power struggles with a partner. Also, competition can be intense. However, Mars in your sign gives you courage and energy. You will be ready to handle whatever anyone throws at you. And, the added friction can inspire you to go further. There is potential for a win, but be very careful that you don’t get sucked into a war of words. Keep your responses clean and stay calm. Also, watch for issues of projection - your anger might be triggered by a deeper issue that you’re assigning to the other person.
Chiron Rx in your sector of opportunities can reactivate a cause that you had given up on, or raise some old wounds about putting yourself out there. Travel, education, legal matters or publishing may be areas where you experience doubts. Too, your desire to reach out and help others may be triggered once more.
Aspects to Mercury in your hidden sector suggest background information, or secrets, will have a powerful impact. Unconscious impulses may result in compulsive issues involving work or health. Promises, plans or conversations can be pumped up by what you’re not fully aware of. Mars/Pluto suggests unconscious/hidden actions or anger can leak into your daily life. Too, a health/work issue that you’ve been ignoring can have negative consequences. It’s very important that you tune into what’s really going on - pay attention to what you suspect, or what you’ve been avoiding.
Chiron Rx in your sector of shared resources can reopen deeper vulnerabilities around physical/emotional intimacy. This influence can be valuable for exploring psychological wounds (revisiting may lead to a breakthrough). Too, an area of financial vulnerability(debts, taxes or your partner’s finances) may be up for review. In all cases, you will have to confront the feeling of not being fully in control.
Aspects to Mercury in your social sector can trigger bold public announcements, excited discussions amongst friends and/or arguments. Relationships with friends/groups will be volatile, with fast-moving, emotional statements. A launch or public discussion can feature passionate conviction and challenges to what’s being said. Mars/Pluto can increase your ambition to make an impression on others. Or, tension/a power struggle can erupt. Be very careful if you find yourself pulled into a battle of wills - everything will be out in the open.
Chiron Rx in your partnership sector can draw you back to a relationship wound. Painful issues may include feeling inadequate, or being used/unappreciated by your partner. To, a partner may need more of your attention and healing. Consider your role as healer or martyr - has it evolved? Are there old patterns you need to let go of?
Aspects to Mercury in your career sector (including the square to Jupiter in your sign) suggest a hopeful opportunity to advance, get a job, or meet with someone in authority. However, there may be more going on beneath the surface, so keep your eyes open. Hidden agendas or outright challenges to your ideas can be troublesome. While you may be full of enthusiasm, it will be easy to push too hard, or cross the line from professional to personal. Mars/Pluto suggests some unpleasant dynamics as you attempt to exert authority, or someone else tries to dominate you.
Chiron Rx in your sector of routine can reactivate an illness, weakness or troublesome work issue. The problem still needs to be addressed, but the solution will not be cut and dried - there’s probably no perfect fix, but there can be relief. A change in lifestyle or work habits may be in order.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of opportunities suggest volatile developments involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. An official announcement or document could surprise you with unforeseen extras. Information/discussions could pack a significant punch, as motivations are uncovered, or a new path to explore is revealed. There’s a feeling of excitement, but also some risk. Should you put your ideas out there? Mars/Pluto can fire up your urge to fight for something greater than yourself, or push into unknown territory. But be aware of deeper motivations - what are you reacting to? Even if it feels like a random impulse, there’s something below the surface that’s driving you.
Chiron Rx in your sector of self-expression can pull you back to a situation where you were rejected, or felt insecure about putting yourself out there. The review is meant to ensure that you’ve really moved on from this - denying what happened will continue to undermine your confidence. Work on integrating the discomfort into your life; resulting enhanced empathy and compassion will increase your ability to create and attract.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of shared resources suggests revealing discussions/discoveries about debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, home finances or physical/emotional intimacy. The reveal may happen suddenly, as the emotional floodgates open. This can be true even if money is involved. Mars/Pluto can lead to some heated exchanges, and passion mixed with anger/control. You may end up going deeper with someone than you anticipated. Too, struggles for financial control can be destructive, if you allow emotions to get out of hand. This is not a situation where you want to be ruthless.
Chiron Rx in your domestic sector can open a door to the past, one more time. Childhood wounds, old memories or issues of discomfort/vulnerability around the home (where you should feel most comfortable) can be troublesome, especially if you thought you’d put all that behind you. There’s still one or two loose ends to tie up - maybe some forgiveness is in order, even if the person you’re forgiving is long-gone.
Aspects to Mars in your relationship sector (including the opposition to Pluto in your sign) indicate passionate/controlling conversations. The line between passion and anger could be blurred, as one person asserts their point of view, and the other digs in their heels. At the same time, there can be excitement/optimism, as future plans seem possible. Mars/Pluto can up the stakes, as competition and power struggles take precedence - consider how crucial it is for you to “win.”
Chiron Rx in your communication sector indicates you may return to a hurtful conversation or meeting (this return may only take place in your mind). Whether you mentally trace over the wound, or there’s an actual exchange of words, this is your chance to make amends, apologize/forgive or admit (if only to yourself) that this was a weak spot. The relief follows when you finally say goodbye, but this can only happen once you admit how and why it hurts. For some, insecurities around communication or learning could be emphasized.
Aspects to Mars in your sector of routine suggest a sudden rush of work, solutions or improvements. You could feel overwhelmed by the amount of extra tasks, but at the same time, you’ll be brimming with initiative and innovation. Working under pressure could bring out your best. Health issues can take a sudden turn, with unexpected reveals, but know that there are also immediate solutions- you have tons of information to work with. Mars/Pluto can increase the pressure to deliver, achieve or fix something that’s broken- do your best, but be aware that this aspect increases the chances of burnout. You may be grimly determined, but your body won’t be able to keep up with your mind. On a different note, watch for conflicts with co-workers.
Chiron Rx in your sector of personal resources can reignite vulnerabilities with financial or emotional security. How you earn your money (and how much you earn) versus emotional satisfaction and physical health may be issues - this isn’t going to go away until you deal with it.
Aspects to Mercury (including the trine to Neptune Rx in your sign) in your sector of self-expression can trigger an obsessive new attraction or chance to display your talents. Writing/performing is especially emphasized. Words will be the conduits for your dreams, and your urge to go public/impress will be at a peak. There’s huge creative potential here, but also the potential to say too much. Mars/Pluto makes things especially volatile- risk will be emphasized, and whether that works in your favour or not depends on how far you push things. This could range from a hot, one-night stand to sexual obsession to a public statement/publication that challenges everyone (and is challenged).
Chiron Rx in your sign can remind you of a weakness, embarrassment or insecurity. While going back may be unpleasant, know that you don’t want lingering poison to undermine you. Unconfronted Chiron is like an infection that hasn’t been drained.