Mercury dashed through jabber-jabber Gemini in a record breaking three weeks during May and has now plunged into cozy-quiet Cancer for the first half of June. It won't be moving full speed ahead much longer. In fact, Mercury will barely enter Cancer before it turns retrograde at the end of this week - and then slips back into Gemini in the middle of the month. The good news is that while Mercury retrograde periods are often thought of as a time when things will go wrong and will need redoing, when Mercury goes retrograde in Cancer it can create some very positive benefits:
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Cancer rules family and memories. When mental Mercury, the planet ruling thoughts and communication, is active in this sector we long to connect with our home base and now because Mercury will be retrograde it makes it even easier for it to help us remember the past and hopefully to then share these memories with loved one in a way that strengthens family ties. Now I say "family-ties" but that doesn't mean the good feelings are limited to blood relatives. Rather, it means that by thinking of the people we are trying to communicate with as "family" we will discover the right feeling tone to make the conversation flow. For example, perhaps you have a neighbor you've been enjoying walks with this last month or maybe you know them through a book club. Neighbors, walks and book clubs are all very Gemini activities so your friendship probably was very pleasant in May, but maybe it's starting to feel rather superficial. Now Mercury moves into the food and family sign Cancer suggesting if you are going to continue to enjoy your neighbor it is time to invite them over to the house or do something to make the "neighbor"r feel more like "family" - otherwise you may find they simply drop off your radar screen for a bit. Bottom line - when Mercury is in Cancer we want to connect feelings as well as words.
Venus continues her float through Taurus, the home of gardens and a sign she is most comfortable in. I'm anticipating awareness will be heightened this month about what the food industry is doing to our meat and vegetables. If you've been toying with the idea of modifying your diet to reflect more healthy food choices you may find your inner wisdom is telling you, "Yes, now is the time." I think it would be an interesting experiment to try for at least a week to ignore the cost of organic foods and instead fill the shopping cart up with only the best and the purest foods available. My guess is that not only would we feel better, I suspect we'd find our inner guidance would create ways to continue to manifest the money to keep the good food coming. Give abundance a chance!
Best day of the week coming up for just about anything will be Sunday June 8. The Moon will be in gracious Libra trining the Sun in Gemini and setting the stage for social get togethers PLUS Venus in Taurus will be trining transformative Pluto in Capricorn. Wow, together those two aspects create a wonderful opportunity to put all sorts of positive new programs into effect. I think I'll use it to get family and friends together for a vegetarian pot luck!
In honor of Venus in Taurus I'll close with my award winning super salad recipe:
Oil and vinegar dressing.
Call and tell me your favorite recipe and I'll print it here next time!
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