Mercury moves into Cancer on the 12th of June, 2018 and it’s time to get up-close and personal! Mercury will stay in Cancer until the end of the month, 29th of June and this looks set to create a lot of commotion around home, family and all kinds of close-knit emotional bonds.
Some Good Things To Do with Mercury in Cancer
· Spend time with your nearest and dearest and strengthen your bonds
· Have a heart to heart – open up about your feelings and clear the air
· Think about what it is you truly care about
· Delve into your past or explore childhood memories and photographs.
· Re-tell your personal story
· Read biographies of people that inspire you
· Explore your family tree
· Put a personal touch in your communications
· Exercise your memory: learn and retain new information
· Study subjects with a sense of history or tradition
· Translate abstract ideas into human terms
· Reach people’s hearts through words / gain popularity
· Channel your imagination creatively through writing, poetry or imagery
· Be there for someone – be supportive and caring
· Sort out property papers
· Let your instincts guide you
· Exercise your emotional intelligence
· Spend time by the seaside
What to Watch Out For
· Defensive, passive aggressive or manipulative behaviour
· Fearful or overly defensive thoughts
· Nostalgia and glorifying the past
· Getting too soppy, soggy and sentimental
· Increased subjectivity
· Irrational, moody reactions
· Taking things too personally / others doing the same
· Betraying your feelings with your words
· Warped logic…
· Everyone (inc. you) being overly impressionable
What does it mean when Mercury is in Cancer?
Mercury rules the flow of people and information, learning, communications, trading, writing, speech, social media, transport, travel, movement, ideas and thoughts. Cancer is concerned with nurturing and with your home-base, family and loved ones, your bodily and emotional needs and with attachments of all kinds. It also rules land, real-estate, the past, mothering and children, and your sense of belonging, safety and protection. Lastly, Cancer is associated with tradition and history as well as creativity, intuition and the imagination.
Thoughts and movements during this time are preoccupied with home and family, safety and nourishment. This is a perfect time to connect with your family – or those you consider closest to you – for some good old bonding or a heart-to heart. It is also a good time to sort out household or property paperwork.
Mercury in Cancer brings a walk down memory lane, so reconnect with old friends and relatives, or with your inner child, and get some closure. It is as if a magic door to the past is opened, making it intelligible for you. Intuition, imagination and memory are very strong now too. So use this time to learn and retain information, or to unlock your creativity through writing, poetry or imagery.
On the downside, the mind is more irrational, emotional and subjective at this time. Words become loaded with feeling and tend to be taken personally. So, if you get embroiled in emotionally charged interactions you might find yourself waterlogged. Trust your instincts and proceed with care.
Earth and water signs are likely to feel more at ease with this Cancer-Mercury vibe. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) like to see practical and applicable results to any thought process, in line with Mercury in Cancer’s non-abstract orientation. And Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are well-versed with the realm of the past, emotion, intuition and imagination in their day-to-day interactions and right at home with the sensitivity of Mercury in Cancer.
Air and fire signs may feel less at ease with emotional Mercury in Cancer. Air-signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) prefer to function on a more rational, abstract, unemotional level, unencumbered by subjective or personal matters. And Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) prefer a more bold, visionary and forward-looking way of thinking and handling their affairs, not being so keen on looking backward or getting too emotional.
But even if your Sun sign is in Fire or Air, it might be that your Mercury Sign – the way you naturally communicate – is in Earth or Water. So, check out where Mercury is in your birth-chart! You can also read more about the 4 elements in astrology: fire, air, earth and water.
How Mercury in Cancer will impact your Zodiac Sign
Communications planet Mercury moves into moody Cancer on June 12th, making for emotional talks till June 29th. Time for a walk down memory lane and for lots of commotion around home and family.
Your thoughts will be preoccupied with your safety and nourishment. This is a perfect time to connect with your family – or those who feel like family to you – and a great time to reminisce over old photos. Household or property paperwork can also be sorted now. This is a great time for doing business too, as your sales intuition is right on target.
Watch out that you don’t take everything too personally at this time. Cancer is not great at remaining objective, so getting too close to see things clearly can be a danger now. Get some much-needed perspective with your extended daily love horoscope!
Here is how Mercury in Cancer creates commotion for each zodiacal sign. Read your Star-Sign and Ascendant below. (Get your free birth-chart!)
Mercury highlights home and family for you dear Aries. Strengthen your bonds, tend to your needs, and take care of matters around your home, real-estate and your psychological wellbeing. This is a great time to create memories. If you want to invite someone special over for dinner, check out astrology and food: what to cook based on someone’s moon-sign.
Communications and travel are all systems go with Mercury in Cancer. You might take a short trip with family members, discuss a past matter, study a subject you care about, or reconnect with dear friends. Have fun discussing what you think about our celebrity horoscopes!
Mercury in Cancer highlights money and resources, dear Gemini. Find ways to make cash doing what you love, develop your communicative skills and connect with those who can help you increase your earnings. Family finances may be a hot topic. If you’re trying to get fit, our weekly fitness horoscope can give you daily tips and motivation!
You have the floor, dear Cancer. Time to sell your ideas and go after what you want. Mercury’s visit strengthens your intuition and powers of persuasion. Time to promote yourself, put your thoughts across and connect with the right people! Have you celebrated your birthday yet? Get yourself a special gift - your personal year ahead predictor report for the next 12 months!
Mercury in Cancer may reveal a secret or make you feel rather withdrawn. You may be dealing with a health issue, a project that’s all hush hush or simply need time to rest. This is a good time to remain under the radar. Psychotherapy can be very revealing now. Wondering why you keep being attracted to the same kind of person? Check out Venus in love: where does cupid strike? Find out where your Venus is by drawing your birth-chart. It’s free!
Mercury in Cancer perks up your social life, dear Virgo. Time to catch up with close friends, network and truly feel part of the community. You can also go after a personal dream or ambition now, whilst you have others’ support. Have a free tarot card reading if you need some extra guidance!
Mercury in Cancer energises your career and public image. It is time to think about how you want to be seen by others and how to best display your intellectual, creative and diplomatic skills. Your words have gravitas now, so utter them wisely. Stay one step ahead with your 2016 career horoscope!
Mercury in Cancer means you are thinking about the future and how to make yourself and your loved ones feel more secure. You may travel to see family or study a subject that ignites your imagination. You may come across VIPs who are supportive of your plans now. See how the planets are affecting you personally right now with your free daily natal horoscope, based on your unique date and time of birth!
Mercury in Cancer is all about other people’s money, dear Sagittarius. The money for a mortgage could come through now, or maybe you’re busy trying to find a sponsorship or close a deal. Relationship-wise, communications are intense: time to air your dirty laundry. If it’s all too up close and personal gain some perspective with your daily love tarot horoscope.
Others are particularly vocal now: visitors are filling your day with activity and bringing out the talker in you. Relationships are in the spotlight, and conversations are likely to be very stimulating. This is a good time to chat someone up or negotiate a deal. Here are some tips on how to keep the spark alive based on your sign.
Mercury in Cancer highlights work and health matters. You’re doing something you really care about, it seems, so do give it your all. You can find imaginative solutions to life’s little nitty gritty problems now too. Here’s how to aim for personal growth in relation to the planets in your chart.
Your romantic options seem to multiply with Mercury in Cancer, putting you in the mood for lots more fun. Play the field a little. This is also a great time to play with your kids, have fun and explore your creativity. Make him or her fall in love based on their star-sign!