The weekend’s big news is the retrograde turn of Mercury at 6:34 pm EDT on Saturday. Mercury is retrograde for three weeks, four times a year and these periods offer an opportunity to look back and reflect, to revise our thoughts and ideas, and correct errors in thinking or judgment which may be holding us back. Mercury will continue its retrograde travel until June 22nd.
Mercury is in Gemini now, and will remain in Gemini throughout the retrograde cycle which will help to facilitate our ability to adapt to these changing ideas and more easily re-frame our thinking, as well as adjust to the flukes and snafus that are common when Mercury is retrograde. Mercury’s retrograde periods occur when Mercury is closest to Earth, and issues around information and communication become more significant. These are periods where the mind takes center stage and it may be necessary to pay closer attention to anything having to do with the transmission of information or use of equipment.
This weekend we have the Moon in steady Capricorn on Saturday, conjoining Pluto at 6:15 pm EDT – for a few hours we may find ourselves feeling intense and very focused on a goal or idea. The Moon will make the shift into Aquarius just after midnight, and will be very busy throughout the day on Sunday interacting with the Sun, Chiron, Uranus and Saturn. A busy Moon can mean a fair amount of mood swings, but Aquarius tends not to be moody or emotional so we may feel this more on an intellectual or energetic level.
Throughout the day on Sunday a beautiful trine from Mars in Cancer to Neptune in Pisces will build, culminating just after midnight on Monday morning. Mars in Cancer is a cranky Mars – sensitive and impatient but lacking the fire of action that Mars usually desires. But the harmonious trine from Mars to Neptune will help us to soothe jangled nerves by inspiring us to take some time to slow down and appreciate the beauty that is all around us. What a wonderful day to spend a Sunday! ❤️