The July 2019 Mercury Retrograde transit began on July 7th and will be moving back from Leo to Cancer, then from Cancer to Leo again… stationing direct on the 31st. I’m honestly a little disappointed at how much shit Mercury gets when he begins a Rx transit… as a ‘natal native’ — meaning, when I was born, Mercury was in retrograde motion, I like to focus on the positive, productive aspects that this transit holds.
Yes, Mercury in Rx can bring things up from our past, cause delays, miscommunication, misunderstandings, errors or frustrations in important projects or contracts, inconveniences or sudden changes relating to travel, difficulties and malfunctions with technology and devices, etc… BUT hear me out because I promise there is ‘beauty in the breakdown’ if you slow down and go inward…
This transit presents an ideal and opportune time for reflection, assessment, analysis and introspection. We gain clarity through this energy and are able to see perspectives that we were blinded to before. It’s also a perfect time to triple check the ‘fine print’ or details regarding everything of importance.
It’s important to understand and remember that the specific sign(s) a planet is transiting through will be impacted the most, so always have your natal chart handy to locate where Leo and Cancer are for you. This will enable you to determine exactly what areas of your life will feel this energy. Even if you don’t have any planets in these areas, you may very well have significant aspects in certain houses that align with those zodiac signs.
Retrograde energy resonates with the internal, feminine, introspective energy, no matter which planet we’re talking about. With its transit through the zodiac signs of Leo and Cancer, the energies will be shifting back and forth. Again, find where Leo and Cancer are located in your natal chart.
The planet of Mercury in particular, goes retrograde approximately 3-4x each year. It is the ruling planet of zodiac signs, Virgo and Gemini - both of which are incredibly cerebral and intelligent signs.
Mercury also governs communication - both incoming and outgoing, technology and devices such as our phones / laptops/ etc., as well as travel.
All of those previously mentioned challenges can be avoided, prevented or at the least, alleviated in some way with the application of mindful and intentional behaviors and actions.
I like to remind my clients and readers that being informed and truly understanding the current or upcoming planetary energies is the best way to harness and utilize the power of astrology. I mean why would it be useful for us to know about Mercury Rx if all we are going to do in response is freak out about how chaotic things are going to be and worry ourselves in a state of fear? Astrology is a navigation tool, not a ‘set in stone’ form of prediction…
With the eclipses intensifying all planetary and lunar energies this month, it is an ideal time to just pause and rest. Putting our plans and ideas into action is not ideal right now. Instead, we are being presented with information, emotions, feelings, and realizations that are necessary to acknowledge in order to move forward with enough understanding, clarity and confidence.
The Full Moon in Capricorn arrives on Tuesday, July 16th along with the lunar eclipse. Take the last few weeks of this month to really ground yourself and your energy.
Eat nourishing and wholesome foods, take frequent meditative salt baths, give your body daily oil massages, drink plenty of water and herbal teas, and please be sure to get enough restful sleep! Our bodies heal, renew and receive spiritual downloads while we’re sleeping so it’s an essential part of staying balanced and feeling your best.
Love, Light & Abundance,