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June 4 – 10, 2014


For All Signs: Mercury, the ancient god of business and routine communications, turns retrograde on June 7. It remains so until July 1. This event occurs on varying dates approximately three times each calendar year. While this planet is in retrograde motion we experience frequent changes of plans and schedule. The old teachings, often authoritarian, tell us never to begin anything important while Mercury is retrograde because our plan won't turn out as desired. Personally, I hope this particular Mercury retrograde will serve the purpose of keeping countries and people under control. “Hesitation” is a good thing during this multi-year period when global and national relationships are so challenged. For information on how Mercury retrogrades on you this time, please see your Sun and Ascendant sign below:

Aries: The area of focus is related to property, family, and issues of security. You are likely reworking things in one of these territories. Family members may be erratic or hard to pin down, making it difficult to conclude open agendas. Have patience. Few of us really know what we’re doing while Mercury is retrograde.

Taurus: The Mercury retrograde focus is specifically on communications, neighbors, siblings, and others who are in your daily environment. Concentrate as much as possible on clear communications. Double check what you think you heard. You may need to consider the needs of your vehicle now. Give it a checkup.

Gemini: The probability is high that you will discover some error made in the past that must be rectified fairly soon. It may be as simple as finding a bill that was forgotten and left unpaid. Or it could be a little more complicated and involve a previous misunderstanding with a loved one.

Cancer: Give attention to the lead paragraph. Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign and will be more likely to affect your daily affairs than many of the other signs. Don't even try to finalize anything while a retrograding Mercury is with you. You may even reverse decisions which you have recently made.

Leo: Memories from your life history may surface for examination at this time. Old friends or acquaintances who return for a short time could be the trigger for this life review. It is possible you may have a greater than normal need to reflect, to write, and otherwise give attention to your inner self. For that reason plans may not work out so well in your outer life.

Virgo: Mercury will be retrograding in the Virgo territory that concerns friends, organizations, and community contacts. You may be having difficulty bringing things to fruition or conclusion in any of these areas. Perhaps you are compelled to put previous plans on hold. You are likely to find yourself thinking a lot about old friends and may want to get in touch with one or two of them. This is a time for nostalgia and reminiscence.

Libra: You are probably thinking twice about an action that sounded good in the beginning. Mercury has altered directions in the house of career and life direction. This is really more of a tweaked change than a larger life change. Now is the time to research the best possible choices, but don't make promises until you are certain.

Scorpio: Mercury is changing directions in the territory which deals with education, publishing, travel, public speaking, the law, and philosophy. Therefore any of these activities are subject to shifts, changes, or sudden deceleration due to lack of decision. Maybe the right solution just is not available yet. Have a sense of humor. You know Mercury is retrograding.

Sagittarius: Mercury is retrograding in the territory of taxes, debt, and joint resources. You will likely experience a need to go back and review financial history. Some may be hesitating over whether or not to become sexually involved with a new lover. The answer for that one is to step back for now. Think again in July.

Capricorn: Mercury is retrograding in the territory of significant relationships, contracts, and clientele. These areas may be challenging right now because it is difficult to make decisions or finalize activities. Have patience with yourself and everyone else. It is temporary.

Aquarius: This Mercury retrograde experience occurs in the territory of health, coworkers, tenants, employees, and pets. You may find it very hard to move forward with your diet and exercise program. It is a particularly good time to organize and sort closets, records, and files. Coworkers and employees may be hard to pin down.

Pisces: Mercury will be retrograding in your territory of children, creative life, and romance. You may feel the need to reconsider relationship decisions. It is also possible that you will want to reconnect to former lovers, even if only to check in and say hello. This could be a time to call a temporary time-out in an ongoing relationship.

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