Mercury is now retrograde, which means that in relationship to the earth, it appears to be going backwards. It turns retrograde on May 4th (pre-shadow) and goes direct June 11th.
Below are the dates for Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015
The second Mercury Retrograde of 2015 occurs in Gemeni (17 deg 5″) on May 19th at 1:49 am Universal time, May 18th 8:49 pm Eastern time and 5:49 pm Pacific time
Mercury goes direct in Gemini (13 degree 9 minutes of arc) on June 11th at 10:33 pm Universal time, 5:33 pm Eastern time and 2:33 pm Pacific time.
Mercury first enters the Pre-Shadow phase on May 4th and the final Post-Shadow phase on June 27th
During the forthcoming retrograde, Mercury will spend the entire time in the sign of Gemini. If you know anything about your chart and know you have planets in this sign and particularly between 4 and 13 degrees of this sign, you can anticipate feeling some of the effects of this cycle. Gemini is one of two signs that Mercury rules, so Mercury is therefore at home in this sign.
What can we expect?
As many of you may already know, a retrograde Mercury cycle is one in which logistics tend to go awry, communication runs less than smoothly and technical glitches are more likely to occur. If you’re one to plan ahead, it’s wise to be aware of the potential hassles associated with this cycle and do your best to be forearmed. This is not the best time to make major decisions, enter into contracts, make travel plans, make purchases of a technical nature or assume that plans made will move forward without a hitch. Some things to do during this cycle that may help offset the troublesome side of this cycle include confirming time and location of appointments before heading out, making sure you have everything with you that will need on your journeys, make sure your cell phone is well charged and operate under the assumption that plans may have to change at the last minute. Since Gemini is the sign of the twins, expect things to happen in pairs. The nice part of this particular cycle is that Gemini is a mutable sign, meaning that it’s easier to adapt. You won’t feel like things are set in stone forever.
BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER AND ALL DIGITAL DEVICES.
And remember, as the wise old Abe Lincoln said, “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.” 🙂
This is a favorable time to go back and re-do, fine tune, edit, clean out closets and drawers, and review paperwork. When making purchases, it’s best to hold on to any and all documentation associated with your purchase, no matter how trivial they may seem at the time. If you’re shipping something out, be sure to either have it insured or at the very least be sure you have a tracking number. If you’re making a major purchase, be sure you’ve done all your homework. If you’re ordering a part, be sure you’re ordering the right one.
On the good side, it’s not unusual to hear back from connections made long ago, some of which you might even have forgotten about. If that inner voice is urging you to connect with someone from your distant past, follow up on that. If you’ve misplaced something important, it may magically reappear. If something was lost in the mail, it may come back to you.
The sign of Gemini, in which Mercury will make its retrograde path, rules a myriad items, many of which have to do with facts, connections, connecting devices, such as pipes, tubes, wires and switches, communication, transportation, messages and messengers, telecommunications, and vehicles. In the physical body, it rules anything that is dual, particularly, hands, arms, legs, fingers, lungs.
On a global scale, we can expect problems in the transportation sectors, the shipping sectors, such as the post office and shipping companies, retractions of published data, recalls of vehicles or technological devices, problems with roadways and bridges, twin phenomena coming to light, to name a few.
When reading the information below, this can be applied to your sun sign or your rising sign. If you don’t know your rising sign, contact your friendly astrologer.
Best of luck during this cycle. Remember: Forewarned is Forearmed!
Read below how this Mercury Retrograde will effect your Zodiac Sign.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Aries
Pay close attention to driving, purge those filing cabinets of old data, touch base with siblings and watch your communication with people in your immediate vicinity, such as neighbors. Even when you are prepared, you may have to back track a time or two during the course of your journeys, especially those of a local nature. Keep a spare charger with you, even if your phone is well charged when you leave home. Be as explicit as possible when putting things in writing and it can’t hurt to have someone else look over your communications prior to hitting the “send” button.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Taurus
Monitor your finances. Scour bills, invoices and statements. Watch anything that is or represents money. Are you sure you know where your debit and credit cards are? Your check book if you still keep one? Double check pricing before making a purchase. Be prepared to have to cough up financial documents. If you’re thinking about making a major purchase, ask yourself how essential it is that you do this NOW. Can it wait until Mercury goes direct? If not, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Gemini
Since Mercury is going retrograde in your own sign, you could be hit from any of the usual arenas over which Mercury presides, such as transportation, communication, expression. The latter is huge! Feeling tongue tied? Are you convinced you’re speaking English but folks look at you as though you’re speaking Greek? Are you rethinking major directions in your life? These are all okay. Just be very cognizant of what you’re saying, what you’re thinking and where you’re going. Rethink your thinking processes..
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Cancer
This cycle finds Mercury in your solar twelfth house, which may have you leaning toward introspection and seclusion. Let thoughts wash over you and allow yourself to be immersed in conversations with your inner voices and guardian angels. Be aware that your thoughts don’t have much visibility to the outside world, so if you aren’t heard or recognized, don’t be surprised. Once Mercury hits Cancer, you’ll be ready to come out of hiding and have your thoughts heard.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Leo
Those social connections from times past will be the area of your focus during this cycle. If you’re feeling the urge to connect with folks you used to hang out with many moons ago, go ahead and follow up with those impulses. The chances are they’ll be delighted to hear from you and the connection will be most timely. On the other hand, don’t be shocked if the similar scenario is reciprocated. And if you’ve been involved in community affairs in the past, that too, may come back around.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Virgo
It may feel like old home week when it comes to your career. Expect to bump into people with whom you’ve had a professional connection in times past, or at the very least it may feel like six degrees of separation. The tricky part might be communicating with higher ups. They might be on hold, difficult to locate or pin down. If so, give them time to get their ducks in a row. They may not be on very sure footing for the time being but this, too, shall pass.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Libra
Since this retrograde will occur in a fellow air sign, it may a relatively easy cycle for you. This is a great time to connect with folks at a considerable geographical distance from yourself. In fact, the farther the better. And you might find this a fitting time to return to old stomping grounds. Another way in which you can maximize this time is to review studies. Those notes from long ago might just hold some timely gems.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Scorpio
You may find this retrograde to be right up your alley in a manner of speaking, because it occurs in your solar eighth house, the natural house of Scorpio. Therefore, your penchant for probing into the depths of our beings, will be nicely rewarded. The trick here is to utilize a happy balance between your gut instincts and logic. Let the facts speak for themselves and be careful not to allow preconceived feelings to steer your quest.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Sagittarius
Your interpersonal relationships will be the area triggered by this particular cycle. Partners or counterparts may be in an introspective mood or may not be as communicative as you prefer. Be careful not to infer anything by these actions. Similarly, when you are communicating, be certain you don’t misconstrue. There’s no harm in repeating what you think you heard, to be sure you’re on the same page. Unless your back is up against a wall, this isn’t the best time to finalize contracts or agreements. However it is a good time to analyze your options.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Capricorn
Keep an eye on your communication with co-workers. As you run ideas past one another, be sure you’re as explicit as possible, leaving no stone unturned. By the same token, it will be equally as important to verify all facts. If you’re in the process of compiling reports, verify accuracy. Do not assume that information has landed in the intended lap. And don’t be surprised if work schedules change at the last moment. Technological glitches could hamper production in the workplace. Review health records.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Aquarius
Do you have projects such as hobbies that have been placed on the back burner? If so, this is a great time to pull them back out of the closet and give them a once-over. Revamp, redesign, recreate. When communicating with significant others such as children or loved ones, it can’t hurt to reiterate, just to be sure you’re getting the point across to one another. An old lover from the past might pop in, if not in person, at least in your mind. There’s something to be said for a little reminiscing.
Mercury Retrograde May-June 2015 for Pisces
This retrograde takes place in your solar fourth house, thereby drawing attention to your home turf. Watch communication among family members, especially parents. A few mechanical glitches with home appliances could be a cause for concern, so hopefully you know of some handy repair people. The late evening hours will be fertile ground for sitting back and thinking things through. There’s no pressure to come to a conclusion. Just let ideas mull around in your brain for a while.
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