Mercury is going retrograde ... again! The planet of communication will retrograde in the sensitive sign of Cancer from June 18-July 12, 2020. With any Mercury Retrograde we are given the opportunity to reflect, revisit, re-evaluate, redo, and release. With Mercury retrograding in Cancer, we'll have the added layer of old feelings bubbling to the surface, a greater need for security, or even the desire to connect with our home and family in more meaningful ways.
Mercury Retrograde may have a not-so-great reputation, but it isn't all bad! In fact, if we focus our energy properly, Mercury Retrograde can actually be a great thing for us!
So, what message does Mercury have for you during its retrograde period? The Tarot holds the answer! Below are six cards that offer wisdom and guidance for this cosmically chaotic time. Take a deep breath, focus on the cards, and then choose the one that's speaking to YOU...
Your Card: The Devil
The Devil card often appears in a reading when the person pulling the card is being held back by negative beliefs, behaviors, relationships, dependencies, or anything else that has kept them stuck. During this Mercury Retrograde period, you are being urged reflect on lingering hurt from past situations, so you can move past them once and for all. Consider how your circumstances have shaped you, the hold they've had over you, and the lesson you may have learned that could benefit you long-term. Now is the time to bring these issues out of the dark and into the light so you can finally free yourself from them.
Your Card: Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune suggests you may be at a critical turning point in your life. Just as a wheel turns in different directions, so can our lives -- even Mercury is moving in a different direction now! So, if you've been going through a tough time, this may be when you see things beginning to turn around for you. Pause and consider what brought you to this place: the factors in your control, the factors out of your control, and the factors you never considered before. Once Mercury turns direct, not only will this planet be ready for some forward momentum, but so will you./p>
Your Card: 6 of Cups
Choosing the Six of Cups for your reading signals that this Mercury Retrograde may dig up feelings of nostalgia for you. You could look back on a certain time in your life, a certain person, or even a certain situation, yearning to capture that same feeling again. Allow yourself a moment to reflect on this, questioning what about this situation brings back fond memories for you. But be mindful of looking back on the past too fondly. It's easy to romanticize years gone by; it's also easy to overlook how much you've grown since then. Instead, allow your past to be a source of inspiration for your future.
Your Card: 3 of Wands
If you look at the Three of Wands, you'll see a man staring off into the distance, looking at what lies ahead of him. He's anticipating both the opportunities and obstacles he may face, and he's plotting his course before he makes his next move. Choosing this card could be a sign that you are ready to expand your horizons, hoping to make progress in a certain area of your life. But with Mercury Retrograde's energy in the mix, you'd be wise to think first and act later. Give yourself time to create an action plan, considering how you'll manage any changes or challenges you might encounter. Ultimately, this could mean the difference between struggling and succeeding.
Your Card: Ace of Cups
Cups cards are associated with the Water element in Astrology, a perfect pairing during Mercury Retrograde in Cancer! The Ace of Cups could signal feelings of new love blossoming in your life. Even though this could ultimately be a good thing, romance is often tricky to navigate during Mercury Retrograde. This period might bring back an ex who wants a second shot at love with you -- but it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of this reunion that you're not able to clearly assess whether things will truly be different this time around. If you happen to meet someone new, take your time. Don't hit the gas pedal on the romance comes your way because you could miss the beauty of the ride ... or any red flags.
Your Card: Knight of Wands
In the Tarot, Knights are action-oriented cards, representing energy that we want to push forward in some way. The Knight of Wands specifically signifies a time when you know what you want, and you're very passionate about going out there and getting it. But this card can also be a warning about looking before you leap -- an appropriate message during this Mercury Retrograde period. If you are considering taking the next steps on something, take a moment to ask yourself: Is this really what I want? Have I created a solid plan? Is this the right time to pursue this? Taking the time to think about what's next could save you a major headache down the road.