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Mercury Goes Retrograde in Gemini. May 29- June 20th


For the second time this year, Mercury turns retrograde and this time in the sign it rules, the mutable air sign of Gemini

What does this mean?

Basically it appears as though Mercury is moving backward in the sky. On a symbolic level this means the areas Mercury usually rules over, such as communication, intellect, connection and technology don’t function in their usual way. These areas are now more internalised.

On a practical level mercury moving retrograde can place a serious disruption on how we manage and deal with these aspects on a daily basis. However Mercury retrograde also offers us the opportunity to reflect and internalise this energy rather actively use it. We are really given the opportunity to review, reconnect, renew, and learn, so it is certainly not all bad, it is about re adjusting expectations on our mental capacity.

Mercury retrograde offers us opportunity to access more of our intuitive mind rather than logical mind. It is a particularly potent time for heightened dreams, so take note of what your dreams are telling you during this period, there are often messages delivered to us in our dream states now.

Gemini as an energy is all very mentally active, always moving, sharing ideas, connecting, communicating and thinking. Gemini likes to be busy. Mercury going retrograde now will affect Gemini and the other mutable signs, of Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces the most significantly with the addition of Virgo as it is also ruled by Mercury. This is a period where the mental thought structures may become easily scattered, disorientated and less likely to focus with the same degree as usual. Therefore its a great idea, if you can, to offer some leniency to the expectations you place on your mental faculties and have a break from really strenuous mental work, if you can.

Gemini is also incredibly active, running around piecing things, people and connections together. During this period the running around is less likely to bring the results you need.

When Mercury goes retrograde, we need to be aware that what we wish to communicate may feel restrained or potentially be miscommunicated. I encourage you therefore to ensure your messages are well thought out, clear and understood by the recipient.

Technology can frustrate us more than usual with Mercury retrograde. This is the period in which your lap top decides to have a malfunction, the software you rely on suddenly has glitches and you experience delays in all manners of transportation. I highly recommend checking your car is in good working order at this time.

Being aware of these energies can lessen our frustration as we are certainly in line to experience all kinds of unexpected and unplanned events, the best advice is to attempt to just go with the flow of it all. If you have had travel plans, these may be seriously disrupted, especially if you are currently living in Melbourne, Australia. We literally went into lock down as Mercury turned retrograde. Make sure you allow for flexibility if you can and allow a little more time either side to get to and from your destination.

If you can avoid signing contracts at this time, it is advisable. If you can not then ensure you go over the fine print again and again and ask plenty of questions.

On June 10th Mercury being retrograde in Gemini will be heightened as we experience a solar eclipse conjunct Mercury.

This will be an excellent time for second chances and pursuing new opportunities. I will write more about this specifically at the time.

Meanwhile, make sure you consciously remember where you parked your car, put your keys and back up your files. Above all, listen carefully and make sure you really understand what is being communicated to you and that you equally communicate your messages as clearly as you can.

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