Karmic Bones & Psychic Muscles
Mercury retrograde phases happen approximately three times every year. Usually the same elemental energy is emphasized. In 2019 Mercury will spend extra time in water signs Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. These are known to be the karmic houses in your solar chart Leo and so it seems you will be working through the emotional past on an intellectual level periodically throughout the year. Psychic senses will be more pronounced during the Mercury retrogrades periods adding to the confusion that increased emotional sensitivity brings.
*All fire signs, your self, Aries & Sagittarius, will have similar experiences but the influence manifests in different areas of life during each phase.
This isn’t something to worry about as much as it is something to be aware of. When Mercury is closer to the earth, as it is during these periods, it encourages us to focus a little more. There is more to gain than lose here.
MERCURY RXin LEO/CANCER July 8thuntil August 1st, 2019.
The second retrograde phase of the year begins on July 8thin the early degrees of your sign in conjunction to fiery Mars. Your will to do, to be, authentically yourself will feel great. However, with Mercury in your twelfth house of the hidden, something nags at the back of your mind. Subconscious drives tend to be reflected back at you through others. How others think, or how you think they think will be provide hints into the workings of your own mind. It can be a confusing time, although perhaps will not bring the same kind of confusion as the first Mercury retrograde that occurred in March. However, family matters and patterns from the past relationships may indeed influence how you view your circumstances, relationships during this time. This can be especially noticeable when Mercury re-enters Cancer on July 19th. In effect, there can be something of a revival of childhood memories that seem to have a larger effect on your life in ways you had, perhaps, not considered before.
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 afterwards as you release the emotional hold of memories long passed.
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.