Hi there, it’s Luna…
As you may have noticed, the cosmic weather is improving lately.
You may have even felt the wash of relief that came as Mercury, the planet of communication and connection, went direct this week, giving you the green light to sign contracts including leases, and to buy any new, fancy gadgets or electronics you’ve had your eye on.
Just remember to keep the receipt, because we’re not out of the woods just yet.
From now until July 26th, Mercury will be passing through the same degrees he just went retrograde through, giving you the opportunity to re-think and re-evaluate your decisions before making a commitment.
With Mercury going direct, communication, especially with family, is starting to improve. Misunderstandings, unspoken anger and resentments were aired over the last three weeks.
This may have brought some serious turbulence into your life, but now that the tough stuff is out of the way, you will be able to see your situation more clearly and move forward with confidence in old relationships and new.
Now it’s time to see how the rest of the story plays out…
Mercury Direct | Third Time’s A Charm
As I wrote about in my previous blog post about Mercury Retrograde in Cancer, the cycle of Mercury Retrograde comes in three phases, similar to what happens when you forget something at home and need to go back and get it.
Think about a time when you were going out, but then realized later that you left your cell phone at home.
You were already on your way, but you had to turn around and go get your phone before you can really move forward and get to where you’re trying to go.
You have to walk all the way back and retrace your steps, but once you retrieved it, you were able to go back out and do whatever you set out to in the first place.
That’s basically what happens during a retrograde cycle. And with Mercury, it happens three times a year.
Right now, Mercury has just left the house with his phone, but he still needs to at least get to the point where he turned around, before continuing his journey.
This “moving forward” phase is known as Mercury Retroshade period, and marks the third and final time Mercury will pass over the same astrological degrees in this cycle.
Traditionally, this is when lost connections are reclaimed, and our plans and communications begin to work out “the way they should have the first time.”
Since Mercury was retrograde in Cancer, the decisions you are finalizing now have to do with creating greater emotional safety in your life, and may concern your home and family.
Cancer: Feeling Safe In An Unsafe World
Cancer lives for a sense of security, and when Mercury is in Cancer we all feel much more inclined to seek out connections that are trustworthy and allow us to let down our guard.
The world can be a harsh place and Mercury in Cancer wants to create refuge from life’s difficulties. Once we are safe inside our little crab shell, we can explore the softness of our love and emotions while nurturing ourselves and those close to us.
During this retrograde, you probably became very aware of the connections and environments that bring you a sense of safety, or anything that threatens it. If you’ve taken advantage of the opportunities that came with the retrograde, you’ll find that you are well on your way toward establishing stable roots that provide you a sense of refuge and protection. This might mean you’re in the process of uprooting your life and replanting yourself somewhere better suited for you.
If you are still struggling with the lessons from this retrograde, you are probably feeling pretty stressed out as you battle with someone close to you or against your environment.
It’s possible that the situation you’re trying to find safety and security in simply isn’t going to provide it. If you’re in a dynamic that is continually inhospitable, it may be time to let go and move on to greener pastures. Sometimes leaping into uncharted territory can feel scary, but with Mars in Aries making a square to Mercury in Cancer, the pressures won’t let up until you do.
Let the whisper of your inner child be your compass during this time.
As you reflect on the path toward greater emotional fulfillment, you may also experience inspiration directly from your higher self.
Sun Trine Neptune:
Opening To Divine Guidance
Coinciding with Mercury going direct is one of the most divine aspects possible in astrology: Sun trine Neptune. This influence allows you to make direct contact with your higher self and access true wisdom. If you’ve felt confused about your path forward, this will be a time when you can tap into what is truly in your best interest.
The solution that comes might feel unusually absent of the struggles you’re used to dealing with. Take whatever insight you receive over the next couple of days as an example of what’s possible for you. It may come through a dream, from your meditation practice, or simply from having a quiet moment of reflection.
However it manifests for you, know that any glimpses of inspiration you have aren’t just pretty mirages or fantasies. They are meant to inspire you into making your vision a reality.
Ego energies should be mellow over the next few days, so if you’ve been stressed out lately, this could be a good time to recoup by listening to music you love, doing art therapy, or practicing meditation.
Tension & Triumph On The Horizon
While it’s still a tense and dynamic time in the world, you are being provided with the necessary information to transform adversity, especially at home and in relationships, into powerful motivation to take risks that will lead you to a better future.
Pay attention to your inner truth and boundaries. Don’t be afraid to try something new if the old ways are no longer working, or at worst, hurting you.
Take your time making plans or important decisions until July 26th, because the information revealed to you over the last three weeks is still being integrated. You are in the process of organizing the insight and knowledge you received so that you can move forward in full confidence.
Use your time until July 26th to tie up loose ends in your home and family life and make amends where possible. Right now it’s important for you to start moving in a direction that nourishes your emotional body, provides a sense of rootedness, and allows you to share tender moments.
Be patient with yourself as you continue to integrate the valuable lessons of the last five weeks. You’re almost there!
Stay strong! I believe in you!
Your Fellow Wisdom Warrior,
P.S. Have you experienced any big changes on the home front in the last five weeks? Are you feeling more emotionally secure or still struggling to find more safety at home or in your relationships? Leave me a comment on the blog and let me know!