New moon July 8th, 02:16:06 AM (CDT) is 16° 18′ Cancer
This is a time when we are more inclined toward intimate conversations, rather than superficial topics. Cancer is concerned with home, family and security. It is the nesting sign. Mercury is retrograde in the Water sign of Cancer, and conjunct both Sun and Moon (aka NewMoon). What does this mean?
This New Moon Comes with a Warning
Unfortunately, the retrograde energy may lead to misunderstandings, especially concerning our emotions and sense of security. Do what you can to be aware of crossed communication-wires, as they are happening. If you can identify the situation, and step back from it, you may be able to avoid hurt feelings on both sides. If you can identify a conversation that went awry, in retrospect, do what you can to revisit the topic and sooth any jangled nerves.
Be careful not to replay old scripts and hurts, projecting the past onto the present. Things you thought you let go of may revisit, especially in home and family matters. Just wait it out, and remember to keep the past in the past.
Keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde for everyone (not just you) and be as gentle with each other as possible.
Accentuate the Positive
With a retrograde Mercury occupying the same space as our New Moon, this is a fantastic time for brain-storming. Think outside the box. Don’t judge any of the ideas that are coming through, just allow them to flow. Especially any ideas around home/family/security/nurturing topics.
This is a great time to re-examine a situation or project, and a great time to re-evaluate goals. It’s also an auspicious time to switch things up… maybe move the furniture around & revamp the Feng Shui of your space.
At Eye of Horus, we always do a big physical and energy clearing during mercury retrograde. We also try to take a fresh look around and see if we need to switch our focus.
We are just in a terrific time for experimentation. Play with it!
But don’t commit to anything… Avoid signing any contracts, or making promises, until Mercury stations direct on July 20th. But please do take this time to experiment with changes and new ideas. Just remember that none of these new ideas are in stone. They are likely to be tweaked or changed again, but don’t take this personally.
The Lucky 18%
Another interesting note is that approx 18% of our population was born under Mercury retrograde. Such people naturally live with awkward communications & mis-fired plans, and tend to be a bit more nimble on their toes because of it. If your natal Mercury is retrograde, these phases might not hit you as hard other people. You can grin and say “welcome to my world”! This is a good time for Mercury-retrograde natives to stand as role models for the rest of the us. Rolling with the unpredictable changes is the best option, right now. Don’t get bound up in frustrations.
Breath and Release
Remember the Mercury Retrograde Presecription: Re-evaluate, Re-vise, Re-boot and Re-member it’s all part of the cycle. Also, a little Van Van Oil used to anoint a candle, your desk, or any space, can smooth things out, as well. Our Organic Van Van oil is made up of blend of asian grasses, with the main ingredient being Lemongrass, a very mercury-friendly essential oil. A good all purpose oil at any time, during Mercury retrograde, Van Van Essential Oil Blend is our favorite energy fix to get you through.
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