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Mercury in Gemini ~ June 13 to July 3, 2009

Mercury re-enters Gemini on June 13 at 10:47 p.m. (Eastern), where he continues to retrace his steps from the retrograde period and from first time he entered Gemini this year. Unresolved issues or events from April 30 through May 6 may resurface between now and June 15.

The planet Mercury is the fastest moving planet in the zodiac. He represents how we think, how we process information, and how we communicate the information we've processed. He also rules commerce and trade.

Mercury is at home in Gemini -- quick thinking, quick-witted, curious, friendly, and versatile with varied intellectual interests. With my natal Mercury in Gemini, I'm a bit partial to this sign placement for Mercury. Gemini is the first Air sign -- cool, detached, logical, objective. Conversations fluid; ideas flowing; interactions friendly. However, despite Gemini-Mercury's vast curiosity, hunger for learning, and active intellectual pursuits, his knowledge can be superficial and at times fleeting; so make sure to write down any brilliant ideas conceptualized during this period.

While Mercury transits Gemini, he'll make connections to:

  • Pluto on June 16 ~ Mercury will be at odds with Pluto (intensity/depth/transformation), where our thoughts turn deeper with a need to uncover what lies beneath the surface.
  • Saturn on June 26 ~ Mercury will be in conflict with Saturn (realities/limitations/obligations), where our challenges become clearly defined for us. Knowing what or where the obstacles are aid in planning what or when to take the steps necessary to achieve our objectives.
  • Chiron, Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus on July 1 ~ Mercury will in be harmony with Chiron (healing), Neptune (insight), Jupiter (ideals) and in conflict with Uranus (innovation). Our minds may be awakened to unconventional solutions to common or long-term problems/issues. We remain under the influence of the rare triple conjunction that occurred last month, enabling the influence of Mercury's connections on this day to be farther reaching that it normally would be.
Where will this Mercury transit fall on your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Gemini and Virgo (both signs are ruled by Mercury) to see where Mercury's transit in Gemini might play out in your life. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it.

Look for your Sun or Rising Sign below then click here for an explanation of Mercury transiting those houses. (The first house listed is the Gemini-ruled house; the second is the Virgo-ruled house.)
  • Aries or Aries Rising ~ 3rd & 6th Houses
  • Taurus or Taurus Rising ~ 2nd & 5th Houses
  • Gemini or Gemini-Rising ~ 1st & 4th Houses
  • Cancer or Cancer-Rising ~ 12th & 3rd Houses
  • Leo or Leo-Rising ~ 11th & 2nd Houses
  • Virgo or Virgo-Rising ~ 10th & 1st Houses
  • Libra or Libra-Rising ~ 9th & 12th Houses
  • Scorpio or Scorpio-Rising ~ 8th & 11th Houses
  • Sagittarius or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 7th & 10th Houses
  • Capricorn or Capricorn-Rising ~ 6th & 9th Houses
  • Aquarius or Aquarius-Rising ~ 5th & 8th Houses
  • Pisces or Pisces-Rising ~ 4th & 7th Houses

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