Few of us look forward to Mercury retrograde, because of the higher probability of communication glitches, particularly with our nearest and dearest! This one ought to carry an additional warning sign, because it's in a fire sign and Mars is still retrograde. Our chances of getting lost and the GPS breaking down have just doubled, both on the road and in our relationships!
This retrograde takes us back over communication issues from early July. It’s worth using the next few weeks to re-view and re-consider what has been fueling your communication with loved ones. Is it your heart or your ego? Do you need to be right most of the time? If so, what is the cost? Are you honest in your communication? Are you kind? Do you mostly communicate in person, or via text/email/social media? How do you communicate important information to those you love?
In retracing our communication over the past few weeks, Mercury will once more quincunx both Pluto and Neptune in early August. This offers the opportunity to revise dreams and to do some digging into thoughts that usually remain deep in shadow.
Although Mercury doesn’t aspect the Lunar Eclipse tomorrow, it adds some further confusion to the tense and somewhat volatile planetary energies in the sky.
As always with Mercury retrograde, it’s best to avoid signing any important document if at all possible during this time, particularly with Mars also retrograde. If you have to sign anything, always read the fine print in detail. This is also not an ideal time for a wedding, or to start a completely new project. It’s a great time to reconnect with old friends and ex partners, but not the best time to embark on a brand new relationship.
Remember that Mercury in fire is not renowned for its patience and the retrograde motion is likely to add to the general frustration. This is definitely a time to take lots of very deep breaths and connect with our sense of humor before speaking or writing to anyone, about anything! MG