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Horoscope: Emotional Encounters Incoming | Mercury Retrograde in Cancer

By June 17, 2020 Astrology, Horoscope

Hey There, it’s Luna Dragonwell. 

I hope you’re staying safe and finding opportunities to feel connected and inspired during these powerful and turbulent times. 

As if things weren’t complex enough in our lives right now, Mercury is going retrograde today. 

Don’t worry though. In this brief forecast, we are going to break down the Mercury Retrograde cycle and work through it together. 

 Retrograde Summer:  It’s Mercury’s Turn

We currently have four planets in retrograde, and things are about to get even crazier with Mercury joining the mix in just a few hours. This Mercury Retrograde will take place in the watery sign of Cancer and last until July 12th. 

When Mercury goes retrograde, the cosmic tides shift in a way that has us reevaluating our plans and communication for three weeks, and with Mercury in Cancer this season, the topics we revisit will be matters of the heart. 

During this time, important issues concerning your home, family, cultural traditions, and anything in your life that provides emotional security will be undergoing a review. 

If necessary, you will be pushed to adjust course and release relationships or lifestyle dynamics that haven’t been providing the support that you need and deserve. 

You might also find that an unresolved family matter, even one that is decades or generations old, will come to completion.  Keep your heart open to what family issue this may be, and who in your life you need to resolve things with. This cycle is a great time to do it. 

Retrogrades Are Mandatory Cosmic Maintenance

Imagine driving a car every day and never taking it in for repairs. Day after day, you press the gas, hit the breaks, and drive it mile after mile.  

Eventually, it will break down and stop working altogether. However, if you regularly go in for a tune up, you’ll be able to fix anything that needs repairs before it causes you trouble down the road.  

On a cosmic level, retrogrades are like going to the mechanic. They are the necessary maintenance we need in order to keep progressing in our Soul’s Evolution. 

Every now and then we have to stop pushing ahead to make sure we’re not losing our way and that all our parts are in working order.

Mercury Retrograde has a bad reputation for making everything go haywire, but it can actually be a positive experience if you understand how to flow with the energy of it. 

This Mercury Retrograde in Cancer is no different.  You will find yourself presented with many opportunities for personal evolution through encounters with things from your childhood, family, and issues in your current home life. 

A Sentimental Three Week Journey

Cancer is the first of the three water signs. 

With it’s cardinal position, it creates the foundation for your emotions, intuition and spirituality. 

Although experiencing emotions can expose your tender underbelly, Cancer’s hard crab shell provides protection from the dangers of the harsh world.

It is concerned with creating a safe environment to feel, sense, and nurture yourself and your loved ones. Cancer rules the home, family, traditions, and your sense of security.  

With Mercury retrograding in Cancer you may find yourself on a sentimental journey. 

You are likely to catch yourself reminiscing and telling stories about your childhood, sorting through childhood objects, reconnecting with childhood friends and relatives, reviving old traditions, or reevaluating your current living situation.

By the end of these next three weeks, you might wake up to realize that things in your most intimate and personal life are much different than they are now. 

Expect Changes On The Homefront

Until July 12th, your home will be under Mercury’s critical gaze. 

If you are ready to move to a brand new place, try to put off signing the lease until after July 12th. Otherwise you may find that your new home does not become a long term residence. 

If you are returning to a childhood or ancestral home, or moving back in with your parents to save money, this is supported by the retrograde. You will find that this move allows you to complete some important karmic work with your family.

Another possibility is that your current home undergoes some transformation — whether by a change in occupants, relocation, or refinancing your home. The changes will reflect your current needs, and allow you to feel more stable and secure.

Sometimes our need for security churns up unconscious or unhealthy desires. We will also have to deal with intense emotional forces during this time. 

Confronting The Crabby Codependency Monster

The shadow side of Cancer is clingy, insecure, invasive to other’s privacy, moody, and co-dependent. 

When Cancer expresses itself unconsciously, it makes other people responsible for maintaining Cancer’s emotional security. This causes codependency and can be very stifling and disempowering for the person being tasked with preventing the other’s emotional insecurity from getting triggered.

If you have clung on to another person, this retrograde will bring up arguments as your partner or family member struggles to break free from your emotional demands. You may be flat out rejected by someone you love.

It could also happen in the reverse, where you are the one working to establish your own emotional autonomy, independent of a needy person in your life. 

Either way, codependency will not be comfortable or easy to continue during this retrograde.

If you’ve been in a situation that violates your boundaries or makes you feel threatened or scared, your internal discomfort will reach a breaking point and propel you toward taking immediate action to create a more secure, peaceful, and nurturing situation. 

A Focus On Emotional Security

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure, and if you haven’t been expressing your authentic feelings lately, this cycle will help you voice your boundaries and create more stability in your world. 

Cancer is all about emotional safety, so this retrograde will be instrumental in helping you get clear about what truly makes you feel safe and emotionally secure. 

The ultimate lesson of Cancer is to provide your own emotional security, rather than relying on others to make you feel safe.

You may find that a situation, person, or childhood object you have clung to is no longer needed to provide a sense of security. It’s possible that you have outgrown your crab shell and are ready for a new, bigger one. 

Remember:  It IS possible to turn this retrograde energy into a major boost in your life. You only need to know what opportunities to expect. 

Three Tips For Mercury Retrograde

To make the best of any Mercury Retrograde, here’s what to look out for:

  • Missed Opportunities:  Mercury Retrograde often brings back opportunities that you missed the first time they came around. This gives you a second chance to make an important decision that you may have not been ready to commit to in the past.
  • Changing Directions: Mercury Retrograde supports you in changing directions, especially if you’ve chosen a path that isn’t working out for you.  Your plans are bound to be revisited during this retrograde so be sure to stay flexible.
  • Greater Clarity: Mercury Retrograde helps you see how well certain areas of your life are functioning. It will intensify any weak points needing attention, particularly in the areas of communication, mental processes, and even electronic devices. This allows you to move forward with greater clarity and better communication when Mercury goes direct again.

Overall, you’ll want to stay on your toes and expect old opportunities and connections to come back around. Remember, just because something or someone old and familiar returns to your life, doesn’t mean you have to do anything about it. Trust your instincts! Any NEW plan or connection that happens during this time, for the next three weeks, is subject to change.   

In the sign of Cancer, this Mercury Retrograde will manifest through awareness that comes from your core inner world.  

It’s Time To Reconnect With Your Roots

This Mercury Retrograde has a mystical aspect. All of the water signs are intuitive and spiritual, and Cancer is no exception. 

The way Cancer’s spirituality manifests is through long-standing traditions, and the generational wisdom passed down through your DNA. If you’ve felt disconnected from your ancestral roots, this retrograde will present you with opportunities to reconnect. 

From now until July 12th, the cosmos fully supports rediscovery of the meaningful values and practices of your ancestors. This applies both to your personal lineage and as a larger, human collective. Mercury retrograde in Cancer encourages us to bring the wisdom of those who came before into our lives to guide us into the future. 

Above all, this Mercury Retrograde in Cancer wants us to revive elements of the past that are useful but have been forgotten or neglected, while releasing elements of the past that are no longer useful and don’t contribute to our overall well-being and security.

Now that you know what to look out for, I have every confidence that you will be able to gracefully navigate this Mercury Retrograde.

Knowledge is power, and you are a powerful being!

Crabby Hugs,

Luna Dragonwell

P.S. Have you already started to notice changes on the home front or in your family dynamics? Comment on the blog and let me know!

Luna Dragonwell

About Luna Dragonwell

Luna Dragonwell has been fascinated with the stars since she was a child. Growing up, she learned to track planetary motion and how it affects each sign. Now as a contributor to TarotReadingDaily.com, she is here to share here zodiac sign horoscopes with you. Leave a comment for Luna below!

21 Comments

  • Bongani zenzile says:

    Hi am bongani zenzile am staying at South Africa am here to thankful to the team life am living now it’s total different than the last couple of weeks I always a victim day after day week after week you can Imagen’s now am strong enough day and night I sleep well as I want I waycup anytime I want I can’t finish to count other things including joy happy ness thanks for every thing am living with hope now while I don’t have something on my hand thanks once again

  • You are right on with my reading. I am totally amazed at the accuracy. I am moving in the next 2 weeks. I’m selling my home. My mother passed away and owns half of my house.( we live in a duplex). She left her half of the house to me and my 2 sisters. We each get a third of the money from her half of the sale. My sisters have turned into people I don’t recognize. Trouble has brewed big time. I started to remember things from my childhood that are very unpleasant. They knew what was happening to me ( I was only 4 or 5 years old) and never told a grownup. Thank you for your advise. I will let go of the past and let go of them.

  • Amanda says:

    Wow so far over the last couple of weeks . My whole world went crazy . I rid myself of a very toxic partner. Literally . Just one moment an that was it . I was done . My daughter an kids moved in to sort her relationship. In 2 weeks my eldest an 2 kids will stay till there house is ready in August. I spent last week driving round we’re i grew up . An old school friends keep popping up out of the blue .. not to mention the strange goings on with me an animals. Bit like Mrs Doolittle all of a sudden . So yes we’re in mercury renegade. I most definitely am .❤️

  • Bolaji Olutosin Temilola says:

    Hi Luna, thank you for the invaluable information you send me and I am experiencing almost everything you pointed out to me about emotional roller coaster ride these planets going take me through. Infact someone from my past just got blocked because he refused to understand we are not made for ecah other. But now that you given me these insightful advise I know I am not wrong about what my inner man said, I am more prepare to face all these challenges,ready to face the reoccurrence of my past flame working with.my inner man and to take fully advantage of your advise. Thank you, as well to the rest of the team members who has given me the support I truly needed all these while. Best regards to you all. Much love

    Reply

  • Bolaji Olutosin Temilola says:

    Hi Luna, thank you for the invaluable information you send me and I am experiencing almost everything you pointed out to me about emotional roller coaster ride these planets going take me through. Infact someone from my past just got blocked because he refused to understand we are not made for ecah other. But now that you given me these insightful advise I know I am not wrong about what my inner man said, I am more prepare to face all these challenges,ready to face the reoccurrence of my past flame working with.my inner man and to take fully advantage of your advise. Thank you, as well to the rest of the team members who has given me the support I truly needed all these while. Best regards to you all. Much love

    Reply

  • Sheila says:

    Yes I have felt the change . Eldest moved out of my abode. I am happy . He was 10 yrs old when he called me a whore because his friend was telling him about his own mother. Since I was born. I have suffered trauma’s One was a rape He is old now 56 . @ 10 he called me a name. But called me a name . I also have 2 daughters 2 daughters by a man who I found out was a deceiver. Beat me a lot. said he break both of my leg He was drunk. He hated he children They were not boys. SO he removed them from my Grand Mother and she felt like she let me down had a heart attack and died. I stay away from one of the girls He left them with his mother in another state. while he lived not far from us. Who ever the woman he was with in Germany must have done him in. Evil man. My Family has past on I am 73 soon 74. I am not taking abuse from anyone of my 5 children. I am alone and was sort of Happy . I hope to meet some men and be happy . one is from my past . OH some of the old male friend came back but I closed the door to much foolishness ex calling them a etc. Thank for the warnings. Once a reader told me to stay away from My daughter. I felt they had put a curse. But I am That I am protects me always . I might hurt but I still smile a lot. I see jealousy of me.

  • Carol Camille says:

    Hi Luna…I was blown away from the insight I received from the message. I’ve felt for quite some time that I am super sensitive to my surroundings and that has been confirmed. I’m a Pisces and I’m learning to embrace my gifts. I’m on a “better me” journey and I’m seeking guidance from every area God sees fit to send my way. The above message I received from you on yesterday was so on point. I have the man of my dreams in my life now am I’m moving to his hometown in the very near future. When I saw you stated not to make a move (sign a new lease) until after July 12th, that just solidified things for me on another level. I moved back to my parent’s home temporarily and was feeling like a failure but now I see it was a much needed step on my aligned path. So much has become clear and is still fine tuning for me. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that I appreciate the insight. Now I’m not getting tripped up thinking I’m overreacting. I printed out the message and I’m reading it daily. I did have a “Seer” say last year that I would miss some opportunities because my Chakra was blocked. Now that I see the “Three Tips For Mercury Retrograde” I know I have a second chance for those opportunities to resurface. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • Hi Carol, it’s so touching to hear that you’ve found insight and validation from this article. Thank you for sharing! Sometimes we have to go through difficult or unideal experiences in order to be able to come into greater alignment with our soul’s path. Don’t worry about missing out on anything from having an energetic blockage, all the opportunities are still there and waiting for you. In the words of Rumi, “what you are seeking is also seeking you.” Take good care! Xx

  • Evangeline says:

    I have reconnected to a few old friends from long ago… I have walked away from a relationship for the I dont know how many times. This may be the final walk. I am going over my core beliefs.. how they work for me and against me. I am the observer of my self. I am learning who I am..
    hugs

    • Hi Evangeline, sounds like you’re at a powerful turning point. Self-observation is a rare and precious ability. Wishing you all the best on your path of self discovery and self liberation! Xx

  • Carol lynne says:

    Thank you my husband is very ill and really taking all my time things u have said is true I’m just going day by day

    • Hi Carol, it can be very difficult taking care of an ill loved one, especially if it’s on your own. I hope you find opportunities to recharge your battery too! Wishing the best to you and your husband!

  • Debbie says:

    Luna,

    I too lost a love that I thought was my happily ever after, over some trumped up issues that could have easily been talked through. It hurts to the core, but I am hopeful it means a better tomorrow for me. Thanks for your wisdom!

  • Cristina Maria Francisca de Los Villegas says:

    boy am i crabby THANK YOU FOR SHARING DEAR BLESSED LOVES LOVE TO ALL GOD BLESS YOU ALL PEACE AND LOVE OUT TO ALL OUR FATHER ABBAS CREATIONS I PRAY ALWAYS IN OUR LORD SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST KING OF ETERNAL GLORY ALWAYS AMEN HALLELUJAH

    • Cristina Maria Francisca de Los Villegas says:

      boy am i crabby THANK YOU FOR SHARING DEAR BLESSED LOVES LOVE TO ALL GOD BLESS YOU ALL PEACE AND LOVE OUT TO ALL OUR FATHER ABBAS CREATIONS I PRAY ALWAYS IN OUR LORD SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST KING OF ETERNAL GLORY ALWAYS AMEN HALLELUJAH GOD IS IN CONTROL BRINGING ALL US OUR FAMILIES TOGETHER FOR WE ARE ALL ONE LOVE IN GODS BLESSED DIVINE CREATIONS OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OUR FATHER IS DEFINITLY PERFECTING HIS CHILDREN OF LOVEAND TOGETHERNESS SACRIFICES WE WILL BE OF FOREVER CRAZY HA HA FORGIVE ME FATHER LOVE YOU SO TRULY AND GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOUR CHILDREN MY BROTHERS SISTERS CREATURES AND CREATIONS OF YOUR MAGNIFICANT LOVE DIVINE AND GRACEFULLY BLESSED OF ALL OF YOU YOUR LOVE UNCONDITIONAL WE ARE ALL OF ONE LOVE IN GOD SO PURE HOLY DIVINE LOVE HURRY HOME MY LORD BROTHER SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST KING OF ETERNAL GLORY GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST PRAY DEAR BLESSED LOVES FOR ALL ALL OUR FATHERS LOVE IS ALL AND EVERY THING THAT WILL BE OF LOVE YOU ALL BLESSED LOVES PRAY ALWAYS IN OUR LORD JESUS NAME AMEN HALLELUJAH

  • Brenton says:

    Hi Luna, thank you for the invaluable information you send me and I am experiencing almost everything you pointed out to me about emotional roller coaster ride these planets going take me through. But now that you given me these insightful advise , I am more prepare to face all these challenges and to take fully advantage of your advise. Thank you, as well as the rest of the team members who has given me the support I truly needed. Best regards all aspect

    • Hi Brenton, I’m happy to hear that you’re feeling prepared to make the best of the current cosmic weather. Even when we go through difficult times, the universe is always cheering us on and encouraging us to keep growing. Thanks for commenting!

  • Rajani priya says:

    Hi,
    What u said was true. The one I taught who is my future left me for no reason. Of course it’s drowning me. But I don’t want to blame him for my fate. Don’t know what else are left for me in coming days….

    • Hi Rajani, I’m so sorry to hear that. It sounds very painful to not know why someone you love has left. It’s important to grieve the loss of any relationship, but don’t forget that your sense of purpose and joy will return in time, when you are ready to let go of the hope for things to be different. In the meantime, see if there is any wisdom that you can gain from this experience that you can bring forward into your future. Big hug!

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