Mercury goes Retrograde at 24 degrees Gemini on May 29, 2021 at 3:35 PM PDT. Mercury goes Direct at 16 degrees Gemini on June 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM PDT.
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Mercury goes on his second of three Retrograde sojourns in 2021. Mercury journeys through the Air signs throughout this year. In fact Mercury will be in Air signs for 201 days – that is a lot! With all this Air element energy, the alchemical key is to slow down and ground even more to balance this fast-paced, frazzled energy.
On May 29th, Mercury retrogrades in His home sign of Gemini at 24 degrees. Venus appears as Mama holding the hand of her son Mercury as Cupid. Together they bring in Aquarius energy to help you redefine the future. The Gemini Sun will activate this energy on June 15-16, 2021. During this retrograde time, prune unnecessary minutae from your mind and withdraw inward to spur inner growth. Let your heart hibernate to regenerate your internal resources for a future growth spurt.
At 24 degrees Gemini, Mercury experiences his 3rd Decan vibration. This vibration brings forward ancestral energy to offer you wise counsel for your future hope and dreams. Saturn Retrograde appears as the ancient Ancestor to lend his knowledge to help you restructure and reset a stronger foundation for Self-mastery.
SUPER TIP: Think back to your last Mercury Retrograde experience on January 30, 2021, at 26 degrees Aquarius which were helping you upgrade your consciousness. (Hint: Find where that is in your Natal Chart).
Planets in Aspect to Mercury RX:
At the time of this retrograde path, the eclipsed waning Moon occults Pluto Retrograde exact at 26 degrees Capricorn. You are being asked to climb higher in your spiritual journey and get to the core root truth of why your Soul has incarnated at this time. Watch out for feelings of aloneness or separation. Align with your Soul’s desire to evolve instead.
Mars sits in direct opposition to the Moon-Pluto RX conjunction. At 22 degrees Cancer, Mars brings into the mix this energy of gathering together and exchanging information that is both nurturing and fulfilling. Mars reminds you that everyone is in search of meaning. Offer to the best of your best to the mix. Tune into what you can offer that is both heals and helps. Forego too much focus on the negative and watch out for propaganda and false narratives.
Neptune is the biggest aspected planet, after Venus and Mars, to Mercury’s retrograde. Neptune wants to help each one of us realize the joy of creating a world that works. Neptune will have a very loud voice in Mercury’s ears. If you are paying attention, Neptune’s voice will be inspiring. If you are distracted, moving too fast, or not grounded, Neptune’s voice will be foggy and unclear. Practice paying attention.
Mercury RX Path:
Mercury retrogrades from 24 degrees Gemini to 16 degrees Gemini on June 22, 2021. This arrival degree is where the Moon and North Node were when Mercury went direct on February 20, 2021. On Mercury Direct day on June 22nd, Venus will be opposite Pluto Retrograde, too! Fascinating! And, the Moon will return to its’ Full Moon Lunar Eclipse degree at 5 degrees Sagittarius!
Mercury’s Retrograde path is 8 degrees. When Mercury goes direct, he will activate the North Node of Destiny from January 30th. Look back to what was happening in your life during that time.
During a Mercury Retrograde, Mercury and the Sun will form exact conjunction known as an “Inferior Conjunction”. This happens on June 10, 2021, at 20 degrees Gemini. When the Inferior conjunction occurs, it is like a New Moon. There is a seed idea that gets formed. This seed idea is infused with life energy when Mercury direct and the Sun meet again at the “Superior Conjunction”. This event is similar to a Full Moon and happens on August 1, 2021, at 9 degrees Leo.
Mercury begins the journey desiring to cut or trim away what is old or has outlived its purpose. This is a journey of “deadheading”. As you dive into this cleansing of the lower mind, you will mature into a robust thinker.
Now is the time to refocus on developing your critical thinking skills.
What is Critical Thinking?
Critical thinking is the ability to research, analyze, and debate an issue to get to a sound, objective understanding of what the issue is truly about. Take time to research information, facts, data, and/or evidence related to an issue you feel is critical to your well-being. Critical thinking is a skill that allows you to make logical and informed decisions to the best of your ability. This is a major Mercury, Gemini, Virgo skill set everyone must develop. Check ou these 10 ways to develop your stellar thinking skills.
What to do next?
Take this next 21 days – now through June 22nd – to pay attention, do your own research, and critically think for yourself. Slow down and stay grounded. Listen to your inner voice, the voice of Nature, and the voices of your ancestors.