Let’s set the stage. It begins on May 29 at 6:34 PM ET goes until June 22 at 6:00 PM ET. This retrograde is sitting right next to the June 10th Solar Eclipse, which is significant enough. However this time Mercury only moves 8 degrees in the 24 days that it is retrograde. This is considerably less then it’s usual distance of retrograding which is around 12 to 16 degrees.
So what does this mean for you and me Astrologically and Energetically?
When Mercury is moving its’ way through Gemini (its’ native sign) information comes at us fast and furious, it can be extremely hard to tell the difference between truth and fiction. Everyone is talking and no one is listening. When this planet appears to be moving retrograde in the sky, it happens 3 times a year, we have an opportunity to slow down the flow of information. Take things in smaller bits so we can process better.
Being that this Mercury regrade is right next to the Solar Eclipse of June 10th lends this Mercury retrograde even more power and clout.
I also decided to pull a couple cards from an oracle deck I love to receive insight from. The first card I pulled was “Talking Stick” the second card was “Storyteller”. I was not surprised these two cards came forward.
If you do not know what a talking stick is; in Native tradition it was a decorated stick that was passed around the circle to each council member during meetings. The person who held the Talking Stick was the only one speaking. The others present at the gathering had to listen and wait their turn.
When holding the Talking Stick we should communicate with our heart, not be shy or hesitant if there is something important for you to say. We are reminded to be authentic, to choose our words wisely and to speak our truth.
Good communication and listening skills restore the trust between people. Maybe you could use that in your personal life, and if not there I am certain we can use that in the global climate.
The Storyteller card showing up during Mercury retrograde and a New Moon Solar Eclipse is an opportunity to take the old dis-empowering dialogues we have about ourselves and work on changing the narrative. During Mercury retrograde we can re-write our story. During a Solar Eclipse we can set goals around that new dialogue.
Of course there is always more so come over to the media page and listen to more content about Mercury retrograde.