Updated: Jun 18, 2019
Mercury retrograde is back to bring us some confusing thoughts and ideas yet again! From the 7th of July all the way till the 31st, we will undergo a Mercury retrograde in not only one, but two signs!
From the 7th until the 19th of July, Mercury will retrograde in Leo. After that, just when we are getting used to the confusion, it bounces back into the sign of Cancer on the 19th of July until the 31st.
When a planet retrogrades, everything that planet represents gets shaken up, and the result is some unpredictability and uncertainty in that area. Mercury is the planet that rules our communication and how we express ourselves. It also is greatly responsible for our mental thought processes. During a Mercury retrograde, instead of being able to think clearly, our thoughts make no sense. We will get many ideas popping in and out of our minds, but we will not know which of these ideas are useful to us and which are not. The messages and ideas we try to bring across in our communications get mixed up and jambled, and other people dont understand what we are saying. During Mercury Retrograde there can be many misunderstandings and disagreements due to this.
Leo is a proud, loyal, grand and boastful sign. Leo needs attention, recognition and appreciation for their consideration and efforts, otherwise they will not put effort into something again. This sign feeds on positive energy and feedback, as they react positively in return to this. When Leo is exposed to negative criticisms and ideas, or when they just get ignored, it can have a negative affect. The same applies for how during this retrograde, when Mercury is in Leo, we will have a need for recognition and praise for the ideas we have. Due to Mercury ruling mental processes and our perception, other people might not see what we want them to see or hear what we want them to hear. We might be giving it our all, working our best, being the best version of ourselves we can be but it goes unnoticed. This Leo retrograde is good to teach us how to be content with only ourselves knowing how great we are, or how successful and hardworking we are.
When Mercury moves over into Cancer on the 19th of July, we will go from trying to figure out how to receive vocal recognition and praise for our efforts to wanting to receive love and comfort from our families. When the world is unable to give you the love and appreciation you deserve, where do you go? Home. Home is where the heart is and home is where our loved ones usually here. When we are home, we can be appreciated, loved and cared for in a way that the world cannot. During the Mercury Retrograde in Cancer, we will shift from wanting praise and recognition from the outside world for our efforts, to wanting the love and comfort that our homes and family can give us. Not all will be sunshine and roses! Mercury is still in retrograde, and it can also be challenging to communicate with our loved ones during this time. There could be many thoughts from the past that pop into your head again, and you might feel inclined to address them, and to resolve issues between you and your family members and loved ones.
During a retrograde period, no matter how inclined you might feel to be vocal and expressive about a matter, it is always advised for Mercury to go direct before any issues are addressed. When Mercury goes direct in Cancer around midnight at the end of July, we will know exactly what to say to get the right message across again.