Mercury in Cancer – Three of Cups: overflowing exchange of love; rare, valuable feelings and perception which can be communicated intimately.
This month is flanked by 2 eclipses, ushering in the changing orientation of the nodes on the Gemini – Sagittarius polarity. The Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius falls in the cross hairs of retrograde Venus (Gemini) and Mars (Pisces), generating a turbulent atmosphere most likely surrounding relationships. With Venus in retro through the 25th, best to put off major decisions for the time being where possible. As this is the first eclipse in this particular cycle, it’s likely to represent more of a trigger for the changes that will unfold over the next 18 or so months.
The Cancer eclipse is unaspected, though a Sun – North Node conjunction from Gemini the day before is highly beneficial for getting clarity about future directives. Fated events occur around these dates (June 20th – 21st) and something very significant occurs or is put into motion at this time. This is also a true departure from the prior cycle in Cancer/Capricorn and a moment in which to realize how different life has become in the aftermath of the significant structural transformation that has occurred.
Mercury prepares to retrograde on the 18th, so the air could be a bit thick and expectations parlayed temporarily. Through July 12th it will be important to check and double check all important details and even delay significant decisions. The entire cycle falls in Cancer, bringing up intense emotional feelings most likely connected to the past. The massage of the deep dive that is likely to transpire is to release and renew. Intuition is highlighted and can offer resolution for prior issues.
Mars squares the nodes from the 26th – 28th. This can produce feelings of anxiety where reorientation to changing conditions occurs. Realizations that the past is truly behind you and recognizing the changes that have occurred is a natural part of this process. Earlier in the month, from the 18th – 28th, Mars collaborates productively with Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn. This is a good phase for getting things done, though matters will require a delicate touch. The 13th is a bit more tricky when Mars aligns with elusive Neptune. There can be magical moments, but equally deception. From the 27th, Mars moves into Aries, where it remains well into New Years. More on that next month!
JUNE 5 LUNAR ECLIPSE 15’ 42” SAGITTARIUS
21 SOLAR ECLIPSE 0’ 21” CANCER
March 20 – April 19
If you have been working behind the scenes on an important professional project, you will see good results from mid month onward. A domestic situation that has been complicated is beginning to show signs of resolution with a key development around the 21st. You may be exploring your family history or reuniting with relatives this Summer. A voyage to an early home could offer insights into your past.
April 20 – May 20
The social ambience is exciting, and even if only online, friendship and conversation should keep your schedule busy. People from the past could reemerge over these early Summer months. It will be exciting and illuminating to reconnect. Potent financial developments are in store. Significant culminations over the last week of the month, as well as the Eclipse on the 5th offer a glimpse into emerging trends.
May 21 – June 20
Very positive professional developments are in store as you maintain a high profile and are rewarded for your efforts. You will be at your most impressive from the 18th – 28th. Several opportunities arise. A tense eclipse in your partnership house on the 5th heralds a change in partnership status. If the relationship is on solid footing there could be arousal. Money matters could go sideways from the 18th, while Mercury retrogrades. Save for that rainy day.
June 21 – July 22
A dreamy ambience on the 13th could stimulate your desire for travel and expansion. Make a list of places or a vision board to connect with these. Pivotal events on the 20th – 21st offer a glimpse into a new way of life. Pay attention to the clues and put them into motion on your upcoming birthday. Partnership is lively and dynamic, with an early July eclipse bring a situation to a critical crossroads. Mercury retro in your sign stirs up old emotions. This is the time to take on a healing process.
July 23 – August 22
Events are playing out in your most private and personal areas of your life, and for the time being, keeping a low profile is for the best. There is a sense of catharsis and renewal in this period. From the 18th, when Mercury goes retrograde, you likely retrace your steps and delve into issues rooted in the past. Introspection is highlighted, and you can uncover a solution for an unsettled matter.
August 23 – September 22
Relationships are highlighted, and this is an extremely positive time to cultivate love and commitment with someone special to your heart. The axis of home/profession is also activated, and there could be tensions around the eclipse on the 5th between these dynamic areas, with a partnership also playing a pivotal role in your considerations. Remain compassionate if friction arises and everything will work out.
September 23 – October 23
There is a shift in your professional trajectory this month as Mercury turns retrograde on the 18th. Reassessment of priorities continues into July, though the Solar Eclipse on the 21st, as well as events in the days leading up, can open a door for you to a new vocation or enterprise. Simultaneously, domestic or personal matters that have been concerning are resolved through the month. Productivity arises from a sense of these issues being settled.
October 24 – November 21
Communication within a love relationship is highlighted throughout the month, marking significant milestones in matters of the heart. A sense of idealism is pervasive and aligns with your desires. With Venus still in retrograde, this could be connected with someone who has reemerged from your past. There can be resolution now if things were not properly put to rest, or rekindling of a lost love.
November 22 – December 21
Significant changes are coming, and relationships are likely to be the center point of major adjustments for you. An eclipse falling in your sign on the 5th is a catalyst for the ongoing transformation you will experience over the coming year and a half with events throughout this period pointing to what you have to let go of in order to move forward to the next phase of your life. There are improvements to your home and finances from the 18th.
December 22 – January 19
Communication in partnership is emphasized this month, though a period of reconsideration occurs from mid month while Mercury detours in retrograde. The substantial changes and obstacles you have confronted over the last several are beginning to give you a newfound sense of strength and conviction in your efforts. While work may have slowed, a new direction is presented on the 20th that enables you to shift gears within a changing reality.
January 20 – February 18
Self expression remains emphasized as you retrace your step through a creative project or even a romantic relationship. There is a desire to return to the past and move into the future simultaneously. From the 20th you get strong indications of where to head next. A work project or assignment could be shelved temporarily while Mercury retrogrades. Facts emerge next month that improve conditions considerably.
February 19 – March 20
Mars continues through your sign, making highly productive aspects that influence your hopes, dreams and activate your social life. Mercury simultaneously transiting your pleasure sector through early August indicates a fruitful period of self awareness and discovery. Intuition runs strong and even while detouring retrograde, signals the resolution of past concerns, potentially surrounding a love relationship.