Deer Moon Astrology, 6/22/2021

Today ends Mercury’s moonwalk in Gemini—or so we thought! We have two more weeks of Mercury’s sinister tricks because the shadow phase is in full swing until July 7. This is the most intense part of Mercury’s backspin, which commenced on May 14 in its pre-retrograde zone and formally on the twenty-ninth.

From now until July 7, we have a third chance to get clarity on matters and relationships (the first was during the pre-retrograde shadow in May). Getting roadblocks and doubts out of the way can help you clear the projections and fears out of your mind. Your path will become clearer because you’ll have more insight about your direction in life.

One word of advice: take baby steps toward success and don’t rush. We have all been living in our own personal bubble for the past few weeks and now we have to deal with real-life issues. All of the recent introspection will pay off because you can now properly express your sentiments to others and the world. We haven’t been able to see straight, but now that we’re crawling out of the mercurial haze, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Onward and upward we go—but with caution until July 7!

The Moon is briefly void-of-course overnight and arrives in Sagittarius early (5:55 AM PDT) this morning and begins to form an inspiring and confidence building trine to Mars. It is in this highly confident environment that Mercury turns direct. This is a lively and spontaneous environment that may require some self-discipline. Individual initiative is enhanced and well-supported but may require a spark or extra push to really show tangible results. We are more likely to find the right motivation close to home where we feel a sense of responsibility and connection. Whatever progress we have made in understanding the importance of the careful choice of words, will begin to bear fruit as Mercury begins to pick up speed in the next few days.


Today is the 173rd day of 2021
91 days until the Autumn Equinox
93 days until Mercury Retrograde
193 days until 2022

Sun is in Cancer
Moon is Waxing Gibbous in Scorpio
Mercury goes Direct in Gemini
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Leo
Jupiter is Rx in Pisces
Saturn is Rx in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

  • 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


There’s an element of privacy and secrecy about today. This does not include deceiving others. This is about keeping your own counself & being private about your affairs. This may be because the wolves are at your door & it will serve you well to not give people any ammunition against you.

Invisibility is your friend today and not revealing your hand, your plans or your thoughts is your best course of action.

As with all things lunar, the High Priestess also relates to intuition and inner wisdom & today you need to utilise both & listen to them intently. This is a day for gathering information, not revealing it.

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