We are only a few days into Mercury’s Retrograde and the emails are coming in from readers with news of travel complications, job losses, and appliances breaking. A reader wrote and wondered if they were feeling the effects of Mercury Retrograde more than others because they had Mercury Retrograde in their natal chart.
Look at your natal chart and make a note of which house Leo and Cancer governs for you, as Mercury will retrograde through both signs. This is the area of your life that you will surely be going over something again.
If either of these signs govern your career, you will be confronted with issues concerning your job. Mercury doesn’t cause one to loose a job, however, if you have had any problems at work, they could certainly come up now. If you have been late for work on numerous occasions and this is something your boss has already spoke with you about, naturally your job could suffer during this time. If you asked your boss for some extra hours and he turned you down because the company budget couldn’t afford it and you scheduled a vacation, you may get news that you will have to put in mandatory overtime. Yes, life can get complicated. If your romantic relationship is governed by Leo or Cancer, you can expect to be revisited by and issue in your relationship you thought what resolved.
If you have been looking for a new apartment in hopes of moving soon, something could come up and cause you to stay where you are at for a while. You may go over your budget and find that you really can’t afford the expense of moving, or your landlord may tell you that your lease went into effect in September, not August…so you’re stuck where you are for another month or you loose your deposit. By the time September gets here you will have changed your mind about moving, or you find the perfect place that might not have been available to you if you had relocated in August! Your friends stop by in September, they love your new place and ask you how did you ever find it? You respond with, “Well, I just got lucky, I wanted to move in August, but my landlord informed me that I had another month on the lease. I was pretty upset at the time because I was tired of the noise at the other apartment, now I’m glad I waited or I would have not heard about these new apartments.”
Who will feel the strongest effects of Mercury retrograde? Leo and it’s opposite sign of Aquarius, Cancer and it’s opposite sign of Capricorn, as well as Gemini and Virgo, both ruled by Mercury. It does not matter if you have Mercury in Leo or Cancer in your birth chart. In fact, just because you have an empty house in your birth chart does not mean it stays empty for life. An empty house in your birth chart may have planets there right now!
In my natal chart, Mercury will retrograde through my 12th house for Leo as well as Cancer. The 12th house governs the feet and I have had a problem with my right foot for 18 months. Last Christmas I was in a cast through the Holidays and even though the podiatrist told me it would take a long time to heal, I was at the hospital yesterday asking my doctor for a referral so I could get a second opinion. I have been out of a cast for 7 months and I am long past ready to walk without pain. While I was at the doctors office I went ahead and scheduled a few other appointments for exams.
My father is in the hospital and had knee replacement surgery yesterday morning…both knees. His wife called (communications) to let me know how the surgery went and what his current condition was.
My sister called yesterday morning and was feeling down. We talked about depression (12th house) as we were both a bit sad. She lost her husband just over a year ago and I know from experience what she is going through. I was also depressed because both of my children are away from home right now and this is the first time I have had both kids away from home at the same time. My daughter can’t get a signal from where she is at and I called my son last night to remind him that I need to hear from him on a daily basis even if only for a few minutes.
So, your astrologer has been going through Mercurys retrograde with the rest of the world. I’m hoping for the best when Ashton comes home next week. I wouldn’t want any flight delays or problems with luggage, but I’ll have to wait it out.
How does Mercury affect me with my sun in Cancer in the 11th house? My physical and emotional well being, my dad, my sister, my children…all issues that are very personal to me as well as my need to feel secure. Do look at your sun sign and what house Mercury will retrograde concerning it as well. I promise you from experience, your sun sign, your rising sign, as well as the house that Mercury occupies during this transit should all be considered.
Hang in there Friends! In 3 weeks it will all be over and you will be in a better place…even if you can’t see that now.
All the best to you, Cornelia