What immediately comes to mind when you think of retrograde Mercury? Is it the whirlwind of an ex who will inevitably come back to haunt you?
How about the forgotten paperwork on your makeshift desk and the appointment you’re already late for? Mercury retrograde tends to throw a wrench into your current reality, but this transit is not the end of the world, as many people think.
Even though Mercury retrograde in summer 2020 will be the worst for these zodiac signs, think of it as a minor inconvenience rather than a devastating blow.
Truth be told, retrograde Mercury takes place three or four times a year, which means it’s not that bad. In addition, Mercury, the planet of communication, is known to be a trickster, so when the retrograde chaos of Mercury begins, try to laugh at it.
One thing to watch out for during this next retrograde of Mercury? Avoidance and passive aggression. Taking place in Cancer, this sign is symbolized by the crab in astrology, and how do crabs tend to move? Sideways. Cancer is the epitome of beating around the bush, so keep in mind during this transit that people cannot necessarily read your mind, and sometimes indirect communication creates more problems than before.
Cancer is also a sign that tends to take things personally, being the sensitive sign of water, so be prepared for emotional misunderstandings and be very careful about how your actions affect others. The retrograde Mercury of this summer begins on June 18 and ends on July 12, starting the season with a good dose of confusion and disorganized energy.
If you are a Gemini, a Leo or a Virgo, here is what you need to know:
You may encounter frustrating financial problems. Since Mercury is your governing planet, its retrograde never fails to throw you completely for a loop. It’s just something that comes with the territory of being a Gemini, that’s all.
This time, you could feel the stress of this transit on your bank account. Pay attention to how you spend your money, as you may make a financial commitment that you will later regret or you may end up mismanaging your funds.
Think about major purchases right now and don’t fall for a bargain without looking at the fine print.
You could confront difficult repressed memories. This retrograde Mercury could weigh heavily on your heart, Leo. In fact, it could open up some wounds that you thought were permanently closed, making you realize that you weren’t really on the trauma of your past.
However, that doesn’t mean that you’re going to be haunted by the past forever. This means that you finally have the opportunity to understand what went wrong and to heal in the process.
It may be time for you to finally talk about a memory that you have suppressed for a long time or to understand the depth of what you have experienced. Either way, it will set you free.
You may feel disconnected from all of your friends. Why do you feel so suddenly so far from the people in your life? Do you withdraw from your social life or do you feel that your social life is withdrawing from you? The fact is that it is perfectly normal to outgrow some people, but that does not make it easy.
You may realize that it’s time to make new friends or that it’s time to set the record straight with the people you surround yourself with.
Unfortunately, your zodiac sign is ruled by Mercury, which means that its retrograde will always hit you hard. Fortunately, the experience is just a three-week blip and you always come out stronger.