Mercury enters Cancer on June 4th, giving all communication and information a very personal spin. Cancer is the sign of home, family (especially mother/child) needs and inner security. Words will be subjective and may make you feel vulnerable. On the other hand, this is the transit to say what you really feel; empathy, neediness and protectiveness can be communicated.
Mercury in Cancer is able to communicate ideas in a way that everyone feels - everyone can connect with the message because it will resonate with them on a personal level, whether or not it’s targeted at them. So this can be a good time to (carefully) make your message public if you want to reach a wide audience on a gut level. At the same time, be aware that what you hear may or may not be meant to hit you in your soft spot. Even if it sounds like it’s all about your mother/past/inner child, you may just be resonating with the overall vibe.
Think before you respond- Mercury is a Cardinal sign and impulse (hurt, sadness, fear, possessiveness) can trigger emotional responses that say more than you counted on. This is the flood of words that rips off the bandage from the past and exposes your most private issues - this is fine if you’re ready to be verbally naked.
Mercury will exit this sign for Leo on June 26th, but will return to Cancer on July 19th, due to its retrograde. I’ll write about the Rx details during Mercury’s Leo transit, but know that Mercury Rx will reactivate 29 to 23 deg Cancer - questions about the impulsive words or a second look at how feelings and intellect line up will be featured at these degrees.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Cancer will make:
Jun 6th: trine Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (3 deg)
Jun 7th: sextile Uranus in Taurus (4 deg)
Jun 7th: inconjunct Ceres Rx in Sagittarius (5 deg)
Jun 7th: square Chiron in Aries (5 deg)
Jun 10th: square Pallas in Libra (10 deg)
Jun 15th: conjunct the North Node (17 deg)
Jun 16th: trine Neptune in Pisces (18 deg)
Jun 16th: inconjunct Jupiter Rx in Sagittarius (18 deg)
Jun 16th: opposite Saturn Rx in Capricorn (18 deg)
Jun 18th: conjunct Mars (21 deg)
Jun 19th: opposite Pluto Rx in Capricorn (22 deg)
Jun 26th: Leo ingress