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Mercury in Cancer ~ June 25 to July 9, 2010

Cancer Constellation
Mercury follows the Sun in cardinal sign Cancer on June 25 and takes his part in stirring the pot that stimulates the strain concentrated on cardinal energies.

Mercury governs all manners of thinking, communication, schooling, commerce, short travel and siblings. In Gemini, our minds are quick to think and move on, our thoughts logical, our words articulate, and truth may unfold through reasoning. In Cancer, our minds need to believe or feel what we think, our thoughts rooted at the heart, our words driven by emotions, and truth may be revealed through intuition. Cancer is the first water sign of zodiac, feminine (receptive), cardinal (creative/leader) and governed by the Moon. Cancer represents our inner sanctum, emotions, intuition and matters relating with women.

For those two weeks Mercury transits Cancer, we are reminded that our words have meaning, beyond their definition. Mere words can uplift or discourage, bring joy or sadness, comfort or frustration, courage or fear, confidence or doubt, facilitate peace or incite war, express love or hate. What we communicate and express are seeded by thoughts and ideas that form in our minds. Our mind's method of processing information help formulate the most basic of our thoughts. Mercury in Cancer encourages us to seed our thoughts with consideration that our spoken and written words illicit emotional responses as well as academic or intellectual ones -- our thoughts and words rooted from our intent.

During the first week of his stay in Cancer, he'll be taking part in keeping tense energies strained as he squares (in conflict with) Uranus, followed by another square Jupiter the next day, then an opposition (seeks balance) with Pluto-rx after and finally, a conjunction (merges) with the Sun. It's easy to get riled up and act on emotionally-based impulses. It's important during this period to be aware of thought processes and communication to ensure decisions/interactions are rooted in light and love instead of fear or the need for control. Early-born cardinal signs or those with natal planets/house angles within 5 degrees of cardinal signs may feel the intensity of these few days more strongly than others. Mercury is also heavily involved during the June 26th Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn.

While in Cancer, Mercury will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • June 25 to 28 ~ Mercury square Uranus and Jupiter; oppose Pluto-rx; and conjunct Sun. covered above
  • July 1 ~ Mercury sextile Mars. Allow Mars in Virgo to stabilize and give Cancer-Mercury practical focus. Emotionally-based actions can yield intended results when following detailed and well thought out steps.
  • July 8 to 9 ~ Mercury quincunx Neptune-rx and sextile Saturn. A blend of reality and dreams. Knowing what the challenges are, where limitations lie and the reality a given situation. Allow Neptune to give the dash of hope needed to 'see' past the hard work and commitment required. Avoid Neptune's temptation to 'escape' from the work that needs to get done.
How might Mercury's transit in Cancer have an influence on you? Look to the Cancer-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Cancer zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of Mercury transiting those houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for them below then click here for a brief explanation of Mercury's transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 4th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 5th House
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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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