Amidst the deep waves of pressure from the New Moon eclipse in Cancer, we now contend with Mercury stationing retrograde at 4° Leo. Mercury entered Leo on June 26th, so we haven’t had much time with the energy of this ingress, and now the tide turns, and Mercury traces his steps back out into the deep seas of Cancer. He will slip backwards from 4° Leo to 23° Cancer, reawakening conversations, thoughts, dreams, emotions, arguments, and symbols from June 20th through late July. Keep your third eye and ear open, my dears. Mercury retrograde is our own private time machine.
In this space, we find that there is a lot being shaken up. Five planets now retrograde (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto), caught between two eclipses, our hearts and psyches are either bursting at the seams, or feeling a bit strung out. However this energy finds you, I hope you can remain attentive to your feelings in real time, especially as Mercury retrograde dredges up information from the past. Look to see where Leo and Cancer are in your chart for more info on what area of life may be impacted by this retrograde.
The Moon squares off with Jupiter and trines Saturn, bringing initial feelings of self-doubt and a strong dose of reality to the fore. Plans that are well thought out are supported at this time, no space for guessing games. The Moon opposes Neptune as well, and there is cause for confusion, for daydreaming, and for drifting through the day. If your mind wanders, let it make art. Remember that this energy is in flux, not a finality.
The Moon’s trine to Pluto also digs up long-buried secrets, feelings, observations, and truths, and we are supported in this exercise. Letting that stuff of the underworld up into the light helps us integrate, and helps us find peace. Hades contains birds as well as bones. Cycles of life and death, moments of transformation, and cosmic rekindling are all available here. Remember yourself as exactly who you are.