Mercury Retrograde in Cancer 2020
Mercury stations retrograde on 18 June 2020 until 12 July, in Cancer! Things are about to get more emotional and summer 2020 promises to be quite tense!
With Mercury stationing and a solar eclipse on the cards, you need to be ready. The cosmos is about to deliver an important message - something deeply personal to you. Something that holds the key to deep powerful renewal and rebirth!
With Mercury stationing retrograde on 18 June it’s time to rethink, reconsider, reconnect... Once the curtain falls, you’ll have plenty of time to review the situation. Use this time to examine your close emotional bonds and ask yourself whether your emotional needs are being met. Hit ‘Pause’, ‘Rewind’ and ‘Replay.’ Drop the act, stop pushing / resisting and ask yourself: what does my heart really want out of this?
This Summer Mercury retrograde allows you to travel back in time, rescue what is worth saving and carry it forward into a brand new future. Nature will surely rush in to fill the void but you have a rare chance in the meantime to go back over something, do what you need to do and say what needs to be said. It’s summertime. There is nowhere you have to be. Time to sort out unfinished business!
What does Mercury Retrograde mean?
Since Mercury rules our thinking processes, this is an opportunity to revise and reassess what you are manifesting in your life. Whatever you are thinking about and focusing on, you will produce in your life.
One of the best things you can do during Mercury retrograde is to be more laid back. Don’t react to every little thing that stresses you; allow it to flow around you like water off a duck’s back. Use this time to gather information and to do your research. Once Mercury goes direct, you can take action once again.
Not every Mercury retrograde period will affect you personally. In fact, there will probably be many Mercury retrograde periods that you hardly even notice. It depends on where it falls in your chart and what planets, if any, it activates. If it isn’t making close aspects to any of your natal planets, then you are unlikely to experience much disruption from it. If, however, this Mercury retrograde crosses your Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars, either by conjunction, square or opposition, then you are likely to experience some blips during this time.
If you have a strong Mercury emphasis in your chart, for example, if you are a Gemini Sun or Gemini ascendant, or Virgo Sun or Virgo ascendant, or if you have Mercury in a prominent position, you are more likely to be sensitive to Mercury retrogrades.
Mercury rules your nervous system and your digestion. This is an opportunity to reduce stress in your life, to relax a little more and to eat slowly. Savour each mouthful and really enjoy the process of eating. So many people rush around and eat while walking, travelling, even driving, which is dangerous. Aside from not being good for your digestive system, it can make you even more speedy and you could end up making silly mistakes.
Although Mercury retrogrades can be frustrating with delays, technical problems, miscommunications, they are a wonderful time for doing research, for reassessing your life, for reviewing a situation, for taking a step back from the fast-paced life around you, and for taking stock of how you can improve your communications for the future.
As this starts out as a Water Mercury retrograde, it’s time to learn how to connect from the heart rather than the head. Try to listen more, to be compassionate and to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Being near water or in nature is favourable as it brings peacefulness and serenity.
Don’t see this Mercury retrograde as a setback but rather as an opportunity. Cancer tends to look back and is somewhat sentimental. Perhaps it’s time to make peace with something or someone from your past. Focus on sensitive and caring communications. Take time to meditate, to write, to listen to music, to dance, to take photographs, to paint, to make a film or video.
With Mercury retrograde in Cancer it’s time to trust your intuition. If something you are hearing or reading doesn’t sound right, listen to it. Don’t move forward with a contract, a deal, a purchase, a sale, without feeling 100% good about it.
Try to let go of judgment and criticism and go more with the flow. Try to resolve conflicts and reflect on different ways of reaching consensus.
This is a great time to declutter, detox, clean out emotional and physical rubbish. Refine your diet plan and get tips how to lose weight and detox.
General tips while Mercury is retrograde, June-July 2020:
- Avoid signing important legal documents
- Don’t close a big deal unless it was started before the retrograde
- Don’t launch a new project
- Allow extra time when travelling
- Back up your hard drive and any important information before the retrograde
- Don’t install new computer software
- Get repairs done before the retrograde
Good things to do:
- Research a new project
- Catch up on your paperwork
- Complete a project or deal that you started before the retrograde
- Take time out to relax, read, and recharge your batteries.
- If you have to sign a contract or enter into a legal agreement, make sure you read it through several times and get a professional to check it over, so that you won’t need to redo it when Mercury goes direct.
Sudden events with unpleasant consequences can be caused at a global level: Read Mercury retrograde and historical world events.
Luckily, Mercury is the fastest moving planet, so it won’t be long before it goes direct again on July 12th. Make the most of this time to relax, rejuvenate, re-energise and rethink all aspects of your life.
How will Mercury retrograde in summer 2020 affect each zodiac sign?
So where can you expect the past to be dredged up into the light? Where might you have a change of heart? And what do you really need to revisit and discuss, airing any grievances in the process? Let’s have a look at the horoscope for your star sign and read also how Mercury retrograde affects your love life!
Aries: It’s time for a change
It’s time to clear house, dear Aries! This could a physical house clearing, where you joyfully uncover old memories and ditch what’s past its love-by-date. But it is an emotional house clearing too, where you can finally review past situations and see them in a new light. Words need to be said and conversations need to be had with a parent. It’s time for you to retreat and spend some time alone. This is also your cue to reconsider whether you’ve set up home in the right place, dig up your family tree and uncover your roots, or have some good old therapy.
Taurus: Calm down
Communication with the outside world could go quiet during this period, dear Taurus. Your usual contacts are not available - or it might be you who’s incommunicado, immersed in a creative project or travelling somewhere off the grid. Take this opportunity to reconsider your environment and the way you handle your communications, your connections to the outside world and your day to day movements. This is a good time to go on an email detox, study, switch off your phone or sit back quietly with a good book. How well do you communicate? Do you want to improve your communication with a loved on? Your Mercury sign cangive you some tips!
Gemini: Control your money
Money, money, money, dear Gemini! This summer has money written all over it! It might be money you’re owed, money you share or money you want to make and is late in coming. Either way, this is the time to reconsider your financial situation and, by extension, your priorities in life. Astrology can help you improve your relationship with money! Do you invest your time and energy in the right people and projects? Are you happy with the way - and amount - you earn? Do your relationships reflect your values? If not, time for some backtracking. Old money arguments could resurface now. You might finally receive that check.
Cancer: Prepare a new start
Mercury retrograde in your sign urges you to re-examine your whole outlook on life, dear Cancer! You’re ready to put your attitude, personality and goals under the microscope and that’s a tall order! It’s time to tidy up loose ends and put the past behind you. This will allow you to make a brand new start. How do you feel about going incognito for a while? Turning off your phone? Or maybe there is something you need to get off your chest? Forget the audience for a minute, ignore the applause and give yourself the gift of time alone with your thoughts.
Leo: Be loved and creative
July is prime time for a spiritual retreat, dear Leo! You need to reconnect with your source and draw some spiritual and creative strength. Do you feel that the universe has your back? Give the cosmos a chance to show you how loved you are! Tap into your inspiration! This is the best possible time to go into therapy, tackle your inner demons and shed light on the past once and for all. You could also find this a highly creative time. A secret or insight could fall into your lap providing the key to the puzzle and helping you find closure.
Virgo: Old pals reunite!
Old pals reunite! That should be the slogan for this summer’s Mercury retrograde, dear Virgo, as it happens in your friend-zone. You are in for a blast from the past that could bring you joy and even closure. If things have been left unsaid with a friend it’s time to say them. Have it out! Nothing can move forward unless you reconnect and revisit past hopes and dreams that tie you to that particular group of people. Only then will you know if the dream is worth saving or if it’s time to dream fresh dreams… So make the first move and have a ball!
Libra: Set your goals
You have some major thinking to do, dear Libra. Where are you headed in life? Where is your career going? If you’re not happy with the way things are you still have time to backtrack to a point where you felt happier. A lot has happened much too fast, so take a moment to consider whether this is really what you want. What are you aiming for in life? Getting clear about where you’re going right now will help you proceed with a much surer step come the Autumn. An old boss might get in touch offering you a second chance at something.
Scorpio: Time to relax
Feeling like rolling up your passport and going barefoot into the wild, dear Scorpio? You want to unwind, forget civilisation and take a long overdue trip. Delays are possible but if it’s been on your mind then do it! Publicity houses, courts, media towers, universities - they’re all practically shut and don’t need your input right now. You can let your mind wander and rethink your life’s bigger picture. Travelling will be memorable now, even if cumbersome at times, helping you get closure on a place or person that meant a lot to you.
Sagittarius: Money mind
Time to revisit that difficult place that has to do with money shared, dear Sagittarius. Who owns what? Who owes what to whom? And whom can you trust with your love, your money, your investment? An old debt is up for review and, given the timing, you can really write this one off once and for all if you play your cards right! On a more personal level, intimate relationships are also up for review. What old ties and dependencies do you have that prevent you from moving forward with someone? An overdue cheque might finally arrive.
Capricorn: Review your relationships
It’s time to review an important relationship, dear Capricorn. This could be a love relationship or a business partnership that you feel has gone too long without some important things being said. Take time to rewind and go over old ground, clearing the air and getting things off your chest. Others might be unreliable during this period. Or they might simply be out of reach. No matter. This will give you time to rethink whether you’re happy with said partnership or agreement. Old associates - friend or foe - knock on your door.
Aquarius: Improve your life
Ready for the holidays, dear Aquarius? (Check out the best summer destination based on your sign) Not much is going on at work and whatever is going on can surely wait… You’ve some down-time on your hands, just in time to ask yourself: do you get job satisfaction? Do you like the way you spend your days? Time to review your lifestyle. Where can you make improvements? The same goes for any skills and methods that have gone rusty and need to be polished for greater efficiency, creativity and wellbeing. Address that nagging health concern once and for all! You might run into an old gum buddy stirring up your exercise.
Pisces: Time to meet an ex
Dear Pisces, three little words apply here: old lovers return! Mercury backtracks through your love zone so get ready for a blast from the past and for a second chance at love that did not quite come to full bloom before. It’s also time to rethink your attitude around matters of the heart and around taking risks in general. (If you're ready to give a second chance our Mending Fences Tarot Reading is the best reading for reconciliation!) What do you need to do to find greater happiness in your life? What’s holding you back from finding love or from expressing yourself creatively? This is a good time to revisit an old hobby or reconnect with a child.