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Mercury Retrograde Round Two: June 7th through July 1st

Mercury, by B.A.Vierling

Here we go again:  round two of the three Mercury Retrogrades per year is upon us.  On June 7th Mercury will station and begin to turn tail at 3+ Cancer.  Then it will re-enter Gemini on June 17th, and finally turn stationary direct on July 1st at 24+ Gemini.

Watch where you might have planets between 24 degrees of Gemini and 3 degrees of Cancer.  That’s the zone in your life impacted by this ‘turn of events’ possibly.


But does Mercury Retrograde have to be that bad?  Of course not!  There’s an excellent article right now in the current issue of The Mountain Astrologer by Mark Wolz entitled Retrograde Mercury, A Slow Dance with the Trickster which takes the point of view that perhaps we need to re-think this phenomena that occurs three times per year for three weeks at a time.  Two of his highlighted comments are these:  “During Mercury retrograde, our actual ability to communicate will not slip into reverse—it is our perceptions, assumptions, and projections that turn things around……….Given a choice, I would much rather sign a contract under Mercury retrograde than during a square between Mercury and Neptune.”

So let’s think again about how to make the most of this three week period ahead and embrace it with more positivity for starters.


It’s a great time for contemplation, meditation, and just ‘being’.  After all, we’ve had more than a couple of months now of high velocity cardinal energy creating some burn-out perhaps.  If you can, take a break and a good long breather.  Breath in.  Breath out.  Just be.


It’s also a great time to review things and finish up projects you’ve been working on for awhile.  I have some clients writing books, for example.  This is an ideal time to work with an editor and refine your manuscript.  If you do have a practical project you are working on, this is a great time to work out all the kinks so that you can proceed ahead with everything working smoothly once the retrograde phase is over.

Communications can be sorted out during this three-week period.  If you’ve had misunderstandings and misjudgements, this will be a good time to reevaluate and find avenues of clearer perception and connections with another.  Slowing down can be good.

Sorting out and throwing out is one activity I really enjoy and what better time to do it.  Get rid of all that Gemini excess in your life.  I’m mainly referring to paper items:  old magazines, periodicals, files, old documents, even books that you no longer need or will read.  Time to eliminate.

Weeding out is good!  Weeding the garden—-great.  But weeding out in general makes sense during a Mercury in Gemini period.


I like to think of Mercury Retrograde periods as Yellow Light times.  Caution is called for, just as when you’re slowing down for a red light.  I know…..sometimes we speed up to zip through before that light turns red. Bad idea during Mercury retrograde.  It’s basically a time to slow down, and in this fast-paced age that isn’t always easy or supported by a modern world.  Nevertheless, if we don’t slow down mistakes will take place, accidents will happen, and misunderstandings will occur.

Here we have an opportunity to live in rhythm with the planets and stars.  Being in harmony with the spheres is a lovely way to feel in tune with oneself and life.  So enjoy this Mercury Retrograde.  See it as a good thing, because it certainly can be just that.

June 5, 2014  3 Comments
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1 Vanessa { 06.05.14 at 3:06 pm }

Great reminders! I love the yellow light analogy! Nevertheless, there is something about Mercury Retrograde and how I feel so affected by it. I don’t know if it’s just because I know it’s going retrograde, so I already get into that mode, or if it’s really true. But then again, a packed Gemini house will do that to you! Must befriend the retrograde and take a breath! (As I write this, I notice that I’m holding my breath! Geez!)

2 Genevieve Vierling { 06.05.14 at 3:32 pm }

Thanks for sharing Vanessa. Hopefully, you get a lot of art projects completed. I know you wear ‘many hats’ so enjoy them all!! This is your Gemini time. 🙂

3 celene { 08.02.14 at 9:28 am }

love it

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