I have to say, this has been the weirdest Mercury retrograde in recent memory, for me at least. As many of you know, I like to soothe people’s anxieties about Mercury retrograde and the truth is that snafus happen when Mercury isn’t retrograde too. But this one, with Mercury having changed direction in a square to Neptune, has brought a Neptunian layer that has just been weird. Orders not just going wrong but disappearing entirely. Contractors giving bad information based on wrong assumptions. Schedules being disrupted by people showing up when they said they wouldn’t. Just weird! Maybe it’s worse for me because all of this has happened right on my Gemini ascendant.
Neptune has been stationary in the sky through the entire three-week retrograde period – when a planet is stationary it carries a more potent punch, and Neptune’s purpose is inspire us to step away from the mundane world of schedules and to-do lists and instead move into more of an imaginative and creative experience.
How has it been for you? Let me know in the comments!
Mercury has now turned direct, but it will make that returning square to Neptune again on July 6th so if like me you’ve been having a weird time, don’t get too comfortable quite yet. 😃
Speaking of Neptune, in other big news Neptune has just changed direction so it will continue to be stationary for another few weeks. Stationary planets appear to stand still in the sky, and therefore if you are having a transit of Neptune to your personal chart (look to see if you have any planets in the 18-28 degree range of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius) you may continue to feel somewhat confusing energies, like the ground beneath you isn’t solid, for another few weeks. These are good times for spiritual practices or creativity – take up painting, spend time in meditation, listen to beautiful music and spend time in nature.
We also have Venus (relating) changing signs today and moving from sensitive Cancer into happy Leo. The next few weeks are likely to be more social as we continue to come out of quarantine, but I wouldn’t be a good Saturn person (Saturn is on my Sun) if I didn’t be a bit of an Eeyore and recommend caution and care as we continue to emerge from quarantine and attempt to live more normally.
That’s it for today… I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Friends, I am traveling until July 1 and will not be posting every day during that time. You can follow my adventures on Instagram if you like!
I have been quite productive in my creative endeavors!
Maybe that Neptune thing explains it. You’re right. Things not getting done–not just not done, but totally disappearing off of someone’s radar. Having to ask 2 and 3 times. A very frustrating time period, in that regard. (And thanks for the bits about the locations of planets in what you write. That’s helpful for me to visualize when I’m lazy enough not to want to get up and get my ephemeris. ;)
Yes, Lynn, quite a different Mercury RX for me, too. It’s in my 2nd house of values….well, I value “time”, my time. Can you guess? Three watches…yes, three watches decided not to keep “time”. The first time it happened (luckily I do have 3+watches, one expensive, one mid-range and the other an inexpensive) I switched, setting it aside thinking time for a new battery. The second time it happened, I thought, with much aggravation, Well, what the heck is going on? Third times a charm…Mercury got my attention, I had a good laugh, and reminded myself, I keep track of my “time”, not this device, this watch. Thank you, Mercury, for the reminder. And that was the last time my watch stopped keeping time. And, magically, after I acknowledged and thanked Mercury, they began to work!
Wow, that’s quite a story Renea! Vividly illustrates how the planetary influences bring things to our attention that we need to pay attention to. 😘
I’m a Taurus with Mercury in Gemini and the last degree of Virgo rising. Neptune has been transiting my 6th house. This month produced yet another medical mess. I learned that my PCP (who I really like) is leaving and had an extremely difficult time finding another one; I was put on medication that depleted my energy but didn’t work, I was told to see a cardiologist but no one was available until September… then finally, I found one (about an hour away) with an opening on…July 6th! So I guess I should not expect any answers at that appointment, but then I wasn’t expecting clarity anytime soon. Things seem to be improving now – I’m less tired and the medication may be working. I always appreciate the idea of Mercury retrograde periods bringing opportunities for a do-over but this was just a mess. ;-)
Ugh, I know when we are dealing with medical mysteries it can be even more frustrating. I hope it’s all resolved soon for you Lynn. 💕
Feels like I live in Topsey Turvey town. Order mislaid, plane schedule upset on m any levels, absurd misunderstandings…this reading feels like my life in video🥴
Yes unusually messy… appointments, changed time of birth just before consultation, misplaced poll’s ballots, possible electoral fraud, faulty vote material in a big way…