Mercury begins its retrograde journey in Gemini today, which lasts until June 22. This means that logic will be thrown out the window. We’ll all be relying on our intuition, which could prove faulty due to the celestial retrogrades. Projection could cause rather intense arguments. Therefore, it’s essential for us all to choose our words with kindness. Try to be patient with those you care about and give them the benefit of the doubt. We are all feeling the same intensity, and it’s important to keep confidants close right now.
Mercury in Gemini is a quiet and reflective energy. When retrograde, this energy can bring out insecurities followed by emotional meltdowns. Finding a unique and tender way to speak from the heart might be challenging, but it is essential. A helpful way to assert your feelings and let them be known is by expressing them through art, music, or poetry.
Remember that it’s okay to be a little nostalgic for the past. If you find that you’re missing a friend, ex, or family member, you should reach out to them. Don’t be shy about saying hello and checking in. Even if the communication is short, it’s a good idea to wish them the best and send them off with a little TLC. However, if you find yourself in an unpleasant situation, it might be time to cut ties with that particular part of the past and move on.
As the Moon approaches a conjunction with Pluto this afternoon, we may be prone to look for ways to take charge — looking for something that we can control. This week’s mutable-sign chaos may lead some of us to believe that we just need to impose a little structure. However, Mercury turns retrograde today and the Moon goes void-of-course following the Moon-Pluto conjunction and there aren’t likely to be many handles to really establish very much control of anything. This atmosphere could expose some significant hubris and aggression that is actually an expression of the fear of losing control.
Today is the 148th day of 2021
21 days until the summer solstice
0 days until Mercury Retrograde
217 days until 2022
Sun is in Gemini
Moon is Waning Gibbous in Capricorn
Mercury is in Gemini
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Cancer
Jupiter enters Pisces
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
+ Mercury is retrograde from May 29th and goes Direct on June 22nd in the signs of Gemini/Taurus
+ Jupiter is retrograde from June 20th and goes Direct on October 18th in the signs of Aquarius/Capricorn
+ Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius
Key concepts: togetherness, healthy and harmonious partnerships, commitment to a relationship, collaboration with others, interdependence
You’re entering a time of healthy, harmonious partnerships. Collaboration is key here as you’re invited to
explore the potential inherent in making a commitment to another person, a group, or even yourself.
Know that you’re bringing different gifts to the table; you don’t have to be in exact lockstep with everyone else. Being your authentic self actually brings you into alignment with others. You are a note in a harmony that neither overpowers nor is overpowered by any other. Your beautiful interdependence allows you all to shine.
Just keep an eye out for a sign that your subconscious, which has been conditioned by your previous hurts and experiences, is working in a way not in accord with what your healthy self intends. For example, you may desire a relationship but expect to be betrayed, so you unconsciously sabotage it. You say you want to lose weight but continue to eat compulsively and avoid exercise. In these moments, you are not attuned with yourself, and this disharmony spills out into all other parts of your life. If this is happening, you might want to take a hard look at yourself, do a self-inventory, forgive yourself, and then start singing a new song of self-love and acceptance. What’s really great about this is how quickly you are now able to turn this around. Have no fear: it is so easy to get back in tune. All it takes is self-honesty and a willingness to heal. You can do it!
This really is such a fortunate time.
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