It wouldn’t be summer without a little drama, would it? This year, the cosmos brings a lot of it, because Mercury has been retrograde since June 18. Even if you are not a fan of astrology, you probably know everything about the terrors of retrograde Mercury.
Right now, you might even think that this transit means that all of hell is about to break loose. Fortunately, it’s not nearly as bad as you might think, but we would be lying to you if we said it didn’t matter. In fact, you should jump for joy now that Mercury retrograde summer 2020 is over, as it is definitely a reason to celebrate.
So what exactly does Mercury retrograde mean? Well, let’s start with the basics. In astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication and cognitive function. When it undergoes an apparent retrograde movement, this planet does not function as usual, which means that connections are missed, messages are lost during translation and many errors are made.
After all, Mercury literally governs how you think and process information. When Mercury moves backward, you are essentially talking backward too. This is why it is a good idea to think twice before speaking, to check everything, and to leave a lot of room for errors during this period.
However, there is a silver lining to all of this. Retrograde Mercury is a great opportunity to revise, remember, rethink, and redo. Instead of forcing yourself into something new, use the energy of this transportation to make amends with your past.
Mercury retrograde encourages you to tie off loose ends and return to the drawing board. With Mercury retrograde being over, you will probably feel like you have finally gotten a sense of closure. Now that Mercury has stationed direct (July 12th) read on to see how it’ll affect your sign:
You are beginning to have a clearer picture of your heart. Embrace your deepest needs, recognize the pain you are healing from and be proud of the love it provides.
Why suppress your heart when it is so powerful? Let yourself be tempted by your potential for love, even if it hurts. Love is always worth it.
You know what to say. However, there is a time, a place, and a method to express it. You don’t just want to overcome your fear of saying it; you want your message to be heard.
Think about the impact of your words because they have the power to change everything.
You may have acquired the false belief that you will be happy once you acquire X, Y, or Z. However, unless you correct anything that keeps you from feeling happy inside, no realization, no matter its size, will not matter.
You are already enough, just as you are. Say it over and over until you finally believe it.
You may be wondering “Who am I?” and ask yourself who you are becoming and what your goal is. You are constantly evolving and who you are today can be very different from tomorrow.
Find comfort in the excitement of your changing self. Let yourself be surprised by it all.
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Much of who you are and how you feel is rooted in memories and trauma that happened so long ago. Dig deep and look for where they are hidden.
Give yourself permission to finally feel the pain of it all so that you can forgive and put it behind you. Forgive yourself, above all.
When you think of the person you would like to become, it is also important to think of the people you surround yourself with.
They inspire you and shape you with their influence. It’s okay to outgrow certain groups and get to know new ones. New friends are in the making.
The world will always try to boss you around and tell you what to do. However, certain rules are made to be broken. It’s time to find the courage to defy the rules that hinder your success.
It’s time to get bigger than any box could contain.
You may have expected a roadmap showing you exactly where your destination is. However, the world is not labeled for your convenience.
It’s a labyrinth for you to get lost, and getting lost is half the fun. Give yourself permission to meander and adventure.
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Sharing yourself comes with many risks. It is time to ask yourself if you are devoting yourself to something that really has your interests at heart.
Detach yourself from toxic energy and refocus that energy on something that has so much potential for long-term gratification.
You deserve someone who wants to love you and accept you as you are. Don’t settle for anything less than someone who really understands you.
However, you may need to work on your own relationship patterns before you can have the relationship you want. It always starts with you.
Your priorities may seem all over the place. Procrastination is a slippery slope because it leads to making decisions that don’t bring you the best.
It’s time to rejuvenate your routine and rethink the way you spend your time. Reform your daily habits.
You can’t wait for the spark of inspiration to magically arise in your life. Sometimes you have to go search for it instead.
A writer cannot wait for genius to land in their head. They have to sit at their desks and write badly over and over until something beautiful pops up.
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