Focusing on ‘the Feels’ to Direct ‘the Work’
Mercury retrograde phases happen every year. Usually the same elemental energy is emphasized. In 2019 Mercury will spend extra time in water signs Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. These signs, considered karmic, usually have an influence over career direction, daily work schedules, earnings, and health –all areas that reflect aspects of your value system. Like all members of the zodiac the emotional currents intermingle with thought processes, at times interfering with the ability to step back and rely on logic alone to see us through. For air signs that can be especially overwhelming.
MERCURY Retrograde in LEO/CANCER July 8thuntil August 1st, 2019.
The second retrograde phase begins on July 8thin the early degrees of Leo in conjunction to Mars. How and what you communicate is of greater importance than usual. You may be frustrated with others, end up saying things you don’t really mean especially at the start of this phase. In fact, your actions and behavior at this time can see you engaged in damage control up until mid August. This is not limited to casual conversations with friends, siblings and the like. Contracts, agreements of any kind will require extra attention – be aware of ‘fine print’. It would also be a good idea to take the time to consider how the decisions you make now will impact your life in the long term.
Once Mercury re-enters Cancer on July 19thyou may find that most of what you were fussing with is once again connected to your finances. However, it has more to do with your daily earnings than that of debts, investments and taxes as during the last retrograde phase.
Mercury corrects its course on August 1stbut will not re-enter Leo and be out of its retrograde shadow until August 15th. You can breathe a little easier once you’ve sorted out quite the heap of details and/or concluded what can be described as an intensive and extensive information gathering session.
2019 Mercury RX in a nutshell….
All three Mercury retrograde periods are likely to trigger emotions that are in need of further investigation. It won’t be easy. The tendency is to blame the actions of others for triggering us. While, yes, ‘they’ may play some part in causing us to hurt it is our responsibility to work through what comes up. The truth is no one can actually hurt us if we are aware and can accept that in order to grow, growing pains are to be expected.
* It is always worth noting that this interpretation of how the Mercury retrogrades can influence your Sun Sign only touches on one layer. It is an outline of the general theme. Where your planets were at birth, your rising sign, and a slew of other factors unique to your personal chart touch on deeper aspects.