How’s Mercury retrograde been for you far?
There has likely been an increased amount of difficult conversations caused by miscommunications, family matters resurfacing, emotions running higher than normal, as well as technology gone awry. However, with Mercury retrograde in the sign of Cancer, the resulting discourse may have felt a lot more emotionally triggering than your typical Mercury retrograde.
Cancer, like Mercury retrograde, also has a bad reputation: Cancer often carries the negative label of being the “crybaby” of the zodiac. If you agree with this, be aware that any negative perceptions you have toward certain signs are indicators of parts of yourself that you could bring more awareness towards. What you avoid or can’t tolerate is usually your medicine.
Cancer is not weak: Cancer’s emotional disposition is to encourage us to be more in-tune with our emotions & intuition, something that is commonly denounced in modern-day society. In a world led by logic and ego, emotions & intuition are often shunned and rejected, although these mechanics are part of our human cognition.
If this Mercury retrograde is making you feel more emotional than usual, it is likely because you are being welcomed by Cancer into new territory: feel your emotions to their depths, examine them, & accept them. The discourse that Mercury retrograde may bring is meant to highlight the emotional areas of your life that could use some more work. Don’t avoid it: the more you do, the harder the learning lessons become.
Although this process may sound intimidating, Cancer also teaches us compassion and unconditional love. So be kind to yourself as you begin the emotional labor that you may have denied yourself for some time.
Mercury will station direct in just a few days on July 12th, so if it’s been a trying time for you since retrograde started, just know that things will straighten out soon. Take these next few days to unwind as best you can and remember that if you get saddened, frustrated, or more emotional than usual, it’s Cancer trying to show you something.
Always remember that it is okay to feel things & be vulnerable. Do not let society turn you into stone.