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The Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for June 7, 2021 – June 13, 2021

Solar Eclipse “Elements of this image furnished by NASA “

The astrology and horoscope forecast for the week beginning June 7, 2021, features a solar eclipse in Gemini, Mars moving into Leo, and a befuddling Sun square Neptune.

But let’s begin with the obvious – Mercury is retrograde in Gemini until June 22.

Even though Mercury is moving again, albeit slowly, we will continue to experience Mercury retrograde issues.  Expect problems with communication, electronic devices, plans, and it’s best to avoid signing documents or making decisions unless you have no other choice. 

Astrology Hot Spots

Solar Eclipse in Gemini:

This week we have a solar eclipse in the sign of Gemini.  Now ordinarily, solar eclipses usually affect heads of state, government leaders, high-powered corporate execs, and notable personalities on the world stage.  The good news is that solar eclipses are not as potent as lunar eclipses (In astrology, the Moon rules ordinary people). 

Since the sign of Gemini involves communication, during the eclipse, you may have difficulty communicating with others or getting your point across.  Further, you may have trouble understanding others as well. As with all eclipses, it is recommended that you slow down, practice self-care, and hydrate.  Since the eclipse is square Neptune, I would also recommend avoiding alcohol and mood-altering substances.  The solar eclipse happens on Thursday at 6:53 AM EST.

Mars in Leo:

This week, Mars moves out of Cancer and into fiery Leo.  In astrology, Mars is in his fall in Cancer, so he will appreciate moving into a sign more to his liking – and so will you!  If your ‘get up and go’ has been broken over the last six weeks or you have been less energetic than usual, Mars in Leo will help you get your mojo back.

Mars in Leo is energetic, motivating, and likes to get things done.  This is one of Mars’s best placements if you need a jolt of courage (remember that cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz?).  You may also find that your creative juices will flow steadily.  Mars does tangle with Saturn and Uranus while he is in Leo, but I will cover the astrology of that next month.

Mars remains in Leo until July 29.

Sun square Neptune:

Now and then, we all need a break, and Sunday is the day to do it since the Sun squares Neptune in Pisces.

In astrology, while the Sun is in Gemini, he likes to socialize, communicate with others, and share ideas and opinions.  But sometimes, we can go into information overload and just need a break, and Neptune is more than happy to oblige.

This weekend, you may have the urge to disconnect from the rest of the world, cancel plans, and do nothing of importance. Instead, you may want to spend the day resting, enjoying some music, or watching a movie.  Chilling will be your primary objective.

However, one bit of caution, avoid putting too much faith in the wrong people because they most likely will let you down.

Weekly Horoscopes

Aries:

Financial issues may be a concern at the beginning of the week but should be resolved quickly.  Communication issues with close friends or siblings may surface during the solar eclipse, leaving you bewildered and confused.  However, your mojo should return on Friday when your ruler Mars moves into Leo. Do something that you enjoy and pleases you this weekend.

Taurus:

At the beginning of the week, you may need to make your desires a priority with the Moon moving through your solar 1st house. Towards the middle of the week, your finances may be a concern as the solar eclipse triggers your financial sector. Expect unresolved family issues to surface this weekend when Mars switches signs, but you will find that you have the upper hand. If someone asks to borrow money, think twice because they probably won’t pay you back.

Gemini:

Gemini, even you may experience information overload and may need to disconnect and rest at the beginning of the week, but do not fret; your social needs will bounce back on Friday when Mars moves into Leo.  The solar eclipse this week occurs in your solar 1st house and reflects a new cycle for you.  Release the old and embrace the new.  On Sunday, don’t trust everything you see or hear.

Cancer:

 The solar eclipse this week may cause unresolved personal issues to resurface. You may feel confused and uncertain about the steps you need to take to resolve your problems.  The good news is that the strong focus in your solar 11th house means that a supportive friend or colleague may come to your rescue.  On Friday, as Mars moves into Leo, a burst of energy in the financial sector of your horoscope may brighten the next six weeks.

Leo:

Minor career disruptions may crop up at the beginning of the week, leaving you feeling annoyed, but this rain cloud will pass relatively quickly. The eclipse occurs in your solar 11th house, and you may need to make changes to your crew, especially when it becomes apparent that there is a snake in your midst. The good news is that this week Mars moves into your sign on Friday and begins a new cycle of motivation and optimism that should last for the next six weeks.

Virgo:

The solar eclipse this season lands in your career sector, and now is the time to take things to the next level because your reputation and continued success may depend on it.  However, be careful of acting too rashly because Mars in Leo will move through your unfortunate 12th house for the next six weeks.  Although your career may be your central focus, make sure you devote enough attention to your relationships because your partners may not feel like they are a priority.  This weekend, someone new may enter your life that shares your beliefs.

Libra:

This week, what looks like a curse you may be able to channel into a blessing.  The eclipse occurs in your solar 9th house, and a new quest for knowledge will be your focus over the next six months. This may include studying new subjects or traveling to discover other cultures. On Friday, Mars moves into your friendship sector, and you may feel like the belle of the ball as your popularity soars.  However, take some time to rest on Sunday because you deserve a break.

Scorpio:

The solar eclipse lands in your 8th house this week. Over the next six months, your primary focus may be on your financial obligations and debt reduction. The good news is that Mars moves into your career sector, and you may see a boost of energy, promotions, or improved standing that could increase your finances. This weekend, unexpected events will lead to a surprising understanding of yourself and others.

Sagittarius:

This week the eclipse lands in your solar 7th house of relationships and partnerships, but since Mercury rules your solar 10th house, business alliances may be a focus over the next six months.  On Friday,
Mars moves into Leo, and since you are a fire sign, your optimistic spirit will surge once again. This weekend, you will have a desire to try new things, especially if it makes you feel inspired.

Capricorn:

You may need to change your day-to-day activities as the eclipse lands in your solar 6th house.  This may include changes to your diet, exercise regime, and the amount of rest you get.  Mars moves into Leo on Friday, bringing family issues front and center over the next six weeks.  You may need to make a difficult decision you would rather avoid.  This weekend, do something exciting that helps break up the usual monotony. 

Aquarius:

This week begins with mild family issues that should resolve themselves easily. You may notice that you are more focused on yourself than you usually are because the eclipse lands in your solar 5th house. Over the next six months, your primary focus will be on getting your personal needs met, but issues with children may also be a focus. On Friday, Mars moves into Leo, and your relationships will heat up. It’s also an excellent time for you single Aquarius folk to attract someone new if factors in your horoscope support it.

Pisces:

The eclipse this week lands in your solar 4th house of home and family.  Over the next six months, you may notice that your focus will be on family relations, connecting with those you are closest to, home repairs or making a move. Be cautious of family members hovering too closely because they may have a dubious hidden agenda.  On Friday, Mars moves into Leo, and your diet and personal fitness become an issue. Avoid foods that cause inflammation.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for May 31, 2021 – June 6, 2021

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for May 31, 2021 – June 6, 2021

The astrology forecast for the week of May 31, 2021, features an energetically calmer week until we get to the weekend when all hell breaks loose.

So, make sure you enjoy the good vibes while they last!

Let’s dive in…

Astro Hot Spots:

Mercury Rx in Gemini / Mercury square Neptune

Just a reminder, Mercury turned retrograde on Saturday in a close applying square to Neptune in Pisces.  Throughout the week, communication will continue to break down until the exact conjunction on Saturday, June 5.   Expect misunderstandings, brain fog, and problems seeing the truth to be the significant themes throughout the week.  Also, as usual, during Mercury retrograde – avoid signing documents, making major decisions, and expect electronic devices to break down.

To learn more about the full impact of Mercury retrograde, you can read my article: Mercury Rx in Gemini 2021.

Venus in Cancer / Venus trine Jupiter

On Wednesday, Venus leaves social Gemini and enters Cancer.  In the sign of the crab, you will find that Venus is much more sentimental, affectionate and needs to feel like she belongs to someone.  You will be more sensitive to the actions and reactions of those you care about, especially family members and romantic interests. When Venus is in Cancer, I suggest that people stay at home and find activities that will help them create deeper bonds and lasting memories.  Venus remains in Cancer until June 27.

Immediately following Venus’ ingress into Cancer (Thursday), Venus will form a beneficial trine to Jupiter in Pisces. Venus trine Jupiter is a favorable aspect, and emotional situations that are currently experiencing difficulties may get some relief.  Your feelings towards others will improve, and you will have an increased need to connect with those you care for.  Additionally, this is a great time to repair any damage to relationships and get them moving in the right direction once again.

Venus trine Jupiter is also great for business meetings, negotiations, and all financial matters.  Just keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde before finalizing decisions.

Sun trine Saturn

Most of the time, when you hear an astrologer say the planet Saturn, you will listen to moans and groans that reflect the other person’s displeasure. Let me be frank – Saturn can be a difficult planet, especially when he is conjoined, squared, or opposed to another planet.  Just look at the cosmic tsunami unleashed in 2020 when Saturn conjoined a filled basket of inhabitants in Capricorn. However, the sextile and trines tend to bring out the ‘ringed one’ positive side.

On Thursday, the Sun forms a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, and this aspect tends to stabilize our lives. This doesn’t mean that problems will magically go away; instead, our outlook will be more balanced, and we are willing to put forth the effort to make things happen. Oh, and of course, we will be more disciplined.

Thursday and Friday are great days to accomplish something or complete a task.  Work and career-related matters should flow easily, and you may receive acknowledgment for your hard work. Just make sure that you get what you need finished by the weekend because the energies are pretty intense.

Mars opposes Pluto

Of all the planetary aspects, I find Mars oppose Pluto one of the most difficult to manage because we are more reactive when we are in situations that are difficult to control.  To make matters worse, the “nasties” (meaning nasty people) tend to crawl out of their caves and are in ‘full on’ attack mode.

You may find yourself at odds with others, especially if you feel controlled and manipulated. In its most extreme mode, Mars oppose Pluto can be violent, so avoid situations where conflict may occur. Mars opposes Pluto on Saturday afternoon.

Sign Breakdowns

Aries

You may need to make a concerted effort to keep a watch on your tongue as Mercury retrogrades in your solar 3rd house. Projects that involve discipline and the cooperation of others should flow smoothly midweek. Possible quarrels with family members may occur this weekend. Try to control your reaction to others, especially those on a powertrip.

Taurus

Mercury retrogrades through your solar 2nd house, and it’s time to put your financial affairs in order. This week is an excellent time to review banking information, due bills, and balance your checkbook to get to the bottom line.  Towards the middle of the week, you may receive recognition for a job well done. However, keep your opinions to yourself this weekend to avoid unnecessary conflicts.

Gemini

Geminis, you are in the hot seat this retrograde cycle because Mercury is moving through your sign. You may need to take an honest look at your life and make course corrections if required. Towards the middle of the week, career opportunities will allow you to shine.  However, this weekend, ghosts from the past may burst out of the closet, leaving you anxious and overwhelmed.

Cancer

This week Mercury retrograde moves through your solar 12th house, and it’s time to put the final nail in the coffin on unresolved situations.  You may find people that you have prior beef with resurfacing like a pack of hell hounds.  The good news is that once you resolve these issues, they will likely disappear once and for all.  This weekend avoid unnecessary relationship conflicts.

Leo

Mercury retrograde is going to wreak havoc in your solar 11th house of friends and associates.  You may spend the retrograde cycle dealing with a gossip or trouble maker forcing you to clear toxic people from your crew.  Reviewing your investments or overall fiscal picture may be a theme midweek. This weekend problematic people may try to affect your vibe. Ignore them if possible.

Virgo

Career-related issues will be your primary theme throughout the Mercury retrograde cycle.  You may feel that no matter how much effort you muster, it’s never enough to accomplish your goals.  You may receive some relief when a supportive friend rescues you with some advice and a dose of tender loving care.  Avoid arguments this weekend, especially with children or young people.

Libra

Mercury retrograde in your solar 9th house means that you need to check and recheck travel plans to ensure your trips go smoothly. Avoid unnecessary headaches by practicing due diligence. On Thursday, Venus moves into your solar 10th house and shines a spotlight on your career. Positive opportunities occur when you least expect them.  This weekend, stay on guard; someone may attempt to hurt your reputation. Nip it in the bud as quickly as possible.

Scorpio

Mercury retrograde moves through your debt-oriented solar 8th house.  You may need to take a close look at your finances and prepare for unexpected expenses.  Emotional conflicts may smooth over later in the week as the Sun trines Saturn.  But, this weekend, avoid arguments over opinions or political matters because it’s not worth the potential long-term damage.

Sagittarius

Relationship issues may be a problem during this Mercury retrograde cycle, mainly if past grievances or imbalance exists. You may have difficulties seeing your partners clearly, and it would be a wise decision to listen before you speak.  Close friends may be a source of support and security that you can rely on. This weekend, avoid places where conflict is likely to occur because it may put an avoidable dent in your wallet.

Capricorn

Work-related matters, schedules, and deadlines may be an unavoidable canker sore this Mercury retrograde season.  You may experience moments when you feel like you are getting the run around from those you depend on, forcing you to take on more than you can handle. Unexpected financial wins could occur midweek. Relationship conflicts may erupt when you least expect them over the weekend.

Aquarius

People from the past may resurface, leaving you both anxious and intrigued. Although you may initially like the attention, remember there is a reason you put them in the rearview mirror in the first place.  You may get an opportunity to have some fun towards the middle of the week, so take advantage of invites from others that may feed your social soul. Job-related issues may be a source of conflict this weekend.

Pisces

You may have problems with appliances or electronic devices as Mercury retrogrades through your solar 4th house.  These pesky annoyances could leave you rattled and anxious. The good news is that a knight (or lady) in shining armor may arrive when you need them the most, midweek.  This weekend, stay on guard; conflicts and arguments may irrevocably damage your friendships. Avoid argumentative people.

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini – May 29, 2021 – June 22, 2021

planet mercury in retrograde 3d rendering illustration

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini – May 29, 2021 – June 22, 2021

Mercury, the planet of communication, goes into trickster mode when he reverses course on May 28, 2021, at 6:34 PM EST.

So, I’ll give you a chance to scream and mutter before I give you the “Astro-Tea.”

Now that we have had a momentary fit, and the banshees have gone to wail elsewhere, let’s dig in…

Mercury Rx Dirty Dozen! Tips and Tricks to Wrangling the Trickster God

Let’s begin with the recommendations (Notice I didn’t use the lists of should or should not?  Mainly because we should never should on ourselves).

  1. Make sure you go over anything contractual thoroughly.  Make sure all the i’s are dotted, and all the t’s are crossed. If you can get away with it, wait until after the retrograde is over (June 22) to sign on the dotted line. 
  2. Avoid starting anything new.  New projects tend to have communication problems and mishaps when initiated during this process.
  3. Put a watch on your tongue.  (If it is not worth saying, don’t say it)
  4. Check your vehicles for any potential problems.  Before Mercury goes retrograde is the best time for a service call.
  5. Avoid buying real estate or renting apartments.  Usually, this means you are just going to move again during a future Mercury Rx.
  6. Using mail delivery services that offer tracking and insurance – especially now since the Post Office has still not recovered from the pandemic.
  7. Check, recheck, and check again any travel plans you have or appointments that are on the books.
  8. If you do travel, don’t take anything of importance or value. Only bring items that you do not care if they are lost or stolen.
  9. Expect people from the past to resurface.  However, once they do crawl out of whatever cavern they came from, proceed with caution.
  10. Back up all electronic devices.
  11. Avoid buying an automobile. 
  12. Mercury Rx is an excellent time to scour places (online and offline) for great deals!

Now, that is some list.  But, if you want to avoid the most annoying tricks Mercury has up his sleeve, it is wise to pay close attention and organize (Mercury loves that word) accordingly.

The Astro-Tea

Mercury is the planet of travel, commercial matters, business transactions, and communication for those of you not in the know.  Three to four times a year, Mercury (and he is the only planet that retrogrades that frequently) begins to move backward through the zodiac, at least from the visual perspective of the Earth. This is known as Mercury Retrograde or abbreviated Mercury Rx.

This go around, Mercury retrogrades in Gemini, the sign he rules. Now, some may say that is a good thing, but in my experience, planets that go retrograde in their sign can be more intense; you can expect that Mercury will serve up more tricks this retrograde season.  The mutable signs – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, need to be cautious because Mercury forms challenging aspects to your signs.  For Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius, you will still receive plenty of tricks, but they will not have as tough of an impact.  Finally, signs in aversion to Gemini (Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Capricorn) may have the most challenging ride because it is difficult to create a relationship with a planet you cannot see you may need to always stay on guard.

Mercury Rx square Neptune

As if Mercury retrograde was not bad enough, Mercury is applying to a problematic aspect to Neptune. Mercury square Neptune is a highly confusing aspect, and at times you may find it difficult to think clearly and unable to form the right words. People may misinterpret what you say, and equally, your ability to understand them will be challenging.  Most importantly, take any information you receive with a grain of salt because ‘the truth’ can be somewhat elusive while this aspect is active.  Try your hardest to be clear and concise with everything you say.

Mercury Rx conjoins Venus

Mercury also retrogrades close to a conjunction with Venus, the love goddess. Since Mercury Rx has a reputation for wanting to “run it back” (that’s hip-speak for repeat things), you can expect past relationships to resurface. Although the latest episode of “Return of the X” may be exhilarating, usually the same problems surface.  There is a purpose for this: Mercury wants to see if you learned the lesson the first time around, or do you need to go around the mountain of pain and heartbreak once again?

Hopefully, I have not terrified you to the point that you are ready to run to your bunker. Mercury retrograde does serve an essential purpose.  He allows you to review (he loves words that begin with re) and reflect on the past three months and take note of what has worked for you and where you may need to change your game plan. Additionally, if you have made some choices, you would like to re-do (notice that re), now would be the time to decide what changes you would like to make and act once Mercury goes direct on June 22.

As a final note, Mercury in Gemini likes things fast-paced.  He doesn’t stand still and can seem frantic at times. If you feel like you are on the wrong side of a mental hurricane, take some time and slow down. Take a break from the noise whenever you can.  And, if something annoys you (I’ll have to limit my social media time), stay away from it.

I will break down how Mercury Rx will affect every sign in my weekly astrology forecast.  Watch this space!

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius – May 26, 2021

Lights, camera, action!  Guess what?  It’s eclipse season, and the following month is a blockbuster-filled cosmic event that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat. So, get your popcorn ready the show begins on May 26th at 7:14 AM EDT.

On Wednesday, the blood moon lunar eclipse (a fancy power-packed Full Moon) occurs at 5 degrees of Sagittarius. For those of you with planets in Gemini or Sagittarius, this eclipse may have a more substantial impact, so stay on your toes!

Now, whenever I think about the sign of Sagittarius, I think of epic action films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark or Lara Croft. It’s big, bold, and filled with adventure and intrigue. Sagittarius is grand theater and reflects our quest for meaning that is greater than the lives that we live in the real world.  It’s the epic superhero motif complete with ‘justice’ that Sagittarius loves. After all, superheroes need a villain they can defeat to make things right in the world.  

Being a fire sign, Sagittarius wants to inspire, think outside the box, and provide us with the potentials and possibilities of a better tomorrow.  More simply, the energy of Sagittarius is about having faith in something good to believe in once again.

But what about this eclipse business?

The Anatomy of an Eclipse:

Twice a year, we enter into eclipse season.  An eclipse occurs when a lunation (that’s a new or full moon) conjoins the lunar nodes.  They happen approximately every six months.  Eclipses are supercharged New or Full Moons and are significant when considering transits and progressions because they often act as triggers for slow-moving planetary transits.

This Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse is an eclipse that involves the South Node.  In transformational astrology, the nodal axis reflects energies that we need to incorporate into our lives (North Node) and energies we need to let go of to remove potential obstacles (South Node). Since this eclipse is in Sagittarius, Sagittarian themes are what we need to release.

Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius:

As I mentioned above, the sign of Sagittarius is about meaning, and one of the areas that most of our personal meaning comes from is our beliefs.  Beliefs are tricky because they are as individualistic as our fingerprints.  Many of us have similar ideas, but they have an individual overlay, and like most things, change over time.

During this eclipse, we may need to test our beliefs and let go of ones that no longer have meaning or release ones that are no longer of personal use. In many ways, we can view this as the end of one storyline and the beginning of a new one, or more simply put, for the new to emerge (usually during a New Moon cycle), we need to release the old.

So, a proactive way of using this eclipse is to take some time to look at your beliefs, let go of the ones that are no longer useful, and begin a new quest to find new ones that resonate with the person you are now.

Jupiter, Lord of the Eclipse:

Another thing to consider is Jupiter. Jupiter is not only the ruler of Sagittarius, but he is also the Lord of the Eclipse, and he is currently in the sign he rules, Pisces.

I’ve mentioned in other forecasts that Jupiter in Pisces has to do with dreams, not the ones we have at night while sleeping (although eclipses may trigger those), but our aspirations and ideals. Since Jupiter is in square to the eclipse, one of the issues that may surface is that our beliefs may not align with our dreams, and to level up, we need to modify them to manifest what we desire.

Hopefully, this gives you at least some food for thought and helps you work with this eclipse productively. It is also essential that you take care of yourself during eclipse season because the energies can be difficult on the body. Eat good foods, drink plenty of water, move your body, and get lots of rest.

Your Personal Eclipse:

The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Sagittarius, and we all have the sign of Sagittarius in our charts through the astrological houses. If you know your chart, then you can locate what house the eclipse occurs in and add another layer of meaning.  I will break down the eclipse based on your solar houses for those of you who do not know your rising sign.  However, if you know your rising sign, you can read that for additional insight.

Aries:   The need to let go of beliefs and idealisms that may be limiting your personal growth.

Taurus: The need to let go of financial obligations or debt that are continuing to cause you stress and worry.

Gemini: The need to let go of relationships or business partnerships that have become toxic or codependent.

Cancer: The need to let go of habits and rituals that no longer add to your day-to-day life or overall well-being.

Leo: The need to let go of self-esteem issues that keep you from expressing your creative talents and individual expression.

Virgo: The need to let go of familial ties that are unhealthy and that bind you to tribal biases that prevent you from embracing a larger worldview.

Libra: The Need to let go of concepts, opinions, or prejudices that are limiting your interaction and sharing ideas with others.

Scorpio: The need to let go of attachments to money and physical possessions that are blocking your ability to be prosperous.

Sagittarius: The need to let go of self-importance and personal entitlements that are complicating your relationships with others.

Capricorn: The need to let go of past grievances so that you can focus on building a future you can control.

Aquarius: The need to let go of friends and associates you have outgrown or groups that offer you little value.

Pisces: The need to let go of social standing and your fear of the opinion of others and focus on becoming a unique individual.

Happy Eclipse!

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for the Week of May 24, 2021 – May 30, 2021

This week’s astrology forecast packs a massive wallop, so get ready; it’s going to be a rollercoaster of a ride that begins on Wednesday and continues through the rest of the week.

Astro Hot Spots

We have three hot spots to focus on this week.  I will give the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius its own post so watch for that to drop early in the week.  But we also have Venus forming a tense square to Neptune and Mercury retrograde in Gemini on Saturday.

Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces:

Venus-Neptune contacts are complicated.  Moreover, the squares and the oppositions are challenging to deal with and can be emotionally troubling if they strongly impact your chart.  Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces take extra care this week because your charts will likely be triggered. 

Venus square Neptune is about idealization. We all have a particular vision of how we expect relationships to work based on where Venus is in our birth charts. Venus-Neptune is a time when we are invested in our romantic dreams, and we may have a higher level of expectation because we seek fulfillment through our partners. We expect a lot out of those we care about, and ultimately, we become disappointed when our partners do not live up to the ‘perfect ideal.’  Since this aspect will influence all of us this week, our unrealistic expectations in relationships will become evident.

If you experience problems in your relationships, you may need to look at whether your expectations are too high.  Did you quit allowing your partners to be human and instead are looking for them to fix you, or are you seeking something from them that you should be seeking within yourself? If you have, you may need to accept your partners for who they are rather than what you would like them to be. Otherwise, this aspect can be tricky and can lead to hurt feelings and possible breakups. Contrarily, you may be in a situation where someone expects more out of you than you can humanely deliver. This tension can lead to frustration and feelings of inadequacy.  Relationships that end this week may be challenging to handle, so take extra care of yourself if this happens.

Mercury Rx in Gemini:

Finally, on Saturday, Mercury turns retrograde in his sign of Gemini.  Gemini is the sign that governs communication, business transactions, trade, and travel. You can expect typical issues that occur during Mercury retrograde to be amplified.

Mercury Rx Dirty Dozen! Tips and Tricks to Wrangling the Trickster God

  1. Make sure you go over anything contractual thoroughly.  Make sure all the i’s are dotted and all the t’s are crossed. If you can get away with it, wait until after the retrograde is over (June 22) to sign on the dotted line. 
  2. Avoid starting anything new.  New projects tend to have communication problems and mishaps when initiated during this process.
  3. Put a watch on your tongue.  (If it is not worth saying, don’t say it)
  4. Check your vehicles for any potential problems.  Before Mercury goes retrograde is the best time for a service call.
  5. Avoid buying real estate or renting apartments.  Usually, this means you are just going to move again during a future Mercury Rx.
  6. Using mail delivery services that offer tracking and insurance – especially now since the Post Office has still not recovered from the pandemic.
  7. Check, recheck, and check again any travel plans you have or appointments that are on the books.
  8. If you do travel, don’t take anything of importance or value. Only bring items that you do not care if they are lost or stolen.
  9. Expect people from the past to resurface.  However, once they do crawl out of whatever cavern they came from, proceed with caution.
  10. Back up all electronic devices.
  11. Avoid buying an automobile. 
  12. Mercury Rx is an excellent time to scour places (online and offline) for great deals!

Whew, that is some list!

The good news is that we can use Mercury Rx as a powerful tool.  Since Mercury is moving backward, we are moving over familiar territory. We have been here before, and we can use this backward motion as a review process that gives us the ability to ‘redo’ (Mercury Rx loves words that start with ‘re’) choices and decisions we have already made. Also, the truth always surfaces during a Mercury Rx. Expect new information to emerge that may have led to a wrong decision in the past.

Sign Breakdowns:

Aries:

This week begins with the Moon in Scorpio in your solar 8th house. Unresolved issues from the past may resurface, leaving you feeling less confident than usual.  Communication issues with friends or siblings may occur midweek. Plans that you have made for the weekend may go awry with Mercury reversing course.  Check and recheck all plans, especially those that are travel-related.

Taurus:

Relationship issues may be a prominent feature at the beginning of the week with the turbulent Scorpio Moon moving through your solar 7th house. Avoid financial investments that involve your friends midweek because they could lead to disappointment. Unresolved financial matters may resurface at the week’s end when Mercury turns retrograde.

Gemini:

Work-related activities may be complicated this week by people with a dubious agenda. Avoid overcommunicating with people you don’t trust because it could lead to negative consequences. At the week’s end, you may receive information that leads you to question your path. A course correction may be necessary, but get all the facts before you proceed.

Cancer:

Romantic encounters may be a significant feature at the beginning of the week, with the Moon moving through your passionate solar 5th house. Towards the middle of the week, please pay close attention to your dreams because they may give you answers to problems that have been troubling you.  Be as clear and precise as possible in all communications this weekend because Mercury turns retrograde in your solar 12th house, and you will be easily misunderstood.

Leo:

You may get an urge to decorate or make modifications to your home at the beginning of the week with the Moon moving through your solar 4th house. Avoid developing a romantic interest with a friend or colleague this week because you may end up disappointed, or you could permanently damage your relationship. This weekend someone from the past may resurface when Mercury turns retrograde.

Virgo:

At the beginning of the week, you will have a strong urge to communicate and share ideas with your social circle with the Moon moving through your solar 3rd house.  Towards the middle of the week, expect problems in your relationships if you are focused solely on your career. Speaking of your career, Mercury reverses direction in your solar 10th house this weekend, leaving you uncertain about the future.

Libra:

Pay close attention to your spending at the beginning of the week. As the Moon moves through your solar 2nd house and tangles with Saturn and Uranus, unexpected expenses are likely to occur.  In the middle of the week, day-to-day events may challenge your beliefs about life. Be open to alternative viewpoints.  This weekend, as Mercury turns retrograde in your solar 9th house, travel plans may be upended.

Scorpio:

Relationships are going to be your primary focus throughout the week.  Disagreements may lead to feelings of insecurity about the future. Avoid holding on to grievances and allow your partners the space to resolve their issues. As Mercury reverses course in your solar 8th house, past problems may resurface.  Deal with them compassionately.

Sagittarius:

Problems may surface at the beginning of the week as the Moon in Scorpio moves through your solar 12th house. Avoid overreacting to your difficulties or acting too hastily because you could make matters worse. Relationship unhappiness may lead you to do some soul-searching,  and this will be a continuous theme over the next three weeks as Mercury retrogrades in your relationship sector.

Capricorn:

Tensions may occur at the beginning of the week, leading to you choosing to be either part of the crowd or your own person. You may be confused by the motivate of others, and this could strain your relationships. Mercury turns retrograde later in the week in your solar 6th house.  Make sure you stay on top of your schedule, or mishaps may occur.

Aquarius:

Your career and home life may be at war this week, leaving you emotionally depleted. Some rest may be in order so that you get a break from the day-to-day grind. Make sure that your romantic life is on solid ground before you take it to the next level. Over the weekend, Mercury retrograde in your solar 5th house could lead to difficulties involving a child.  You may need to set solid boundaries.

Pisces:

Communication problems with others may occur at the beginning of the week with someone in your social circle. Be as precise as possible when communicating with others, or they may misunderstand your true motivations. You may feel that your family is putting unrealistic expectations on you towards the middle of the week.  Mercury reverses course this weekend in your solar 4th house, and past family issues may resurface that threaten to steal your joy.