Retrograde phases are a good time to slow down, and to take a little extra time and care with communication. Yet it’s also possible to approach them as a journey of discovery and reclamation.
Mercury starts its retrograde motion on June 17th in the sign of Cancer at 14 degrees, and will continue the backward motion until July 12th at 5 degrees of Cancer. Mercury retrogrades are generally marked by a need for extra patience and diligence. However, Mercury retrograde in Cancer, also invokes the theme of the heart-mind connection, allowing us to dive deeper into our psyches through the process of retrospection, supporting psychoanalytic quality of our dreamworlds.
Mercury in Cancer is a well known placement indicating strong writing skills as the ebbs and flows of emotions provide us with rich imagination and the need to understand our hearts’ longings. Furthermore, we are currently deep in the retrograde period with many planets moving backwards.
Retrograding planets in 2020:
- Pluto April 25th to October 4th
- Saturn May 10th to September 29th
- Venus May 13th to June 25th
- Jupiter May 14th to September 12th
- Pallas Athena May 17th to September 5th
- Mercury June 17th to July 12th
- Mars September 10th until November 13th