Mercury Retrograde Is Almost Here. Prepare For An Intense Energy Shift

Mercury Retrograde certainly has one of the most notorious reputations of anything in astrology.

All it is, is when Mercury moves backwards from Earth's perspective, marinating in the energy of wherever it happens to get stuck.

Every planet at some point every year or two years, goes through a retrograde. However, Mercury is the only planet that seems inherently dysfunctional when in retrograde, and that's clearly observable each time.

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Chthonic dwarf planets retrograde every single year, for a predictable and clear period of time, and the retrogrades don't change their inherent feeling or nature very much.

In fact, Jupiter Retrograde is the most highly anticipated annual aspect in all of astrology:

The positive planet gets stuck in the sky, specifically before and at the end of retrograde where it remains fused to one static position, that's where a concentrated beam of euphoric energy goes.

Studying your astrological sign can give you quite a lot of insight into your personality. You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you as well!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

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If Jupiter Retrograde left the planet stuck in perfect conjunction to your Sun, you'd have a long, extended period of positivity perhaps months longer than the quickest pass Jupiter could make, which could be as little as a week.

The main thing any planetary retrograde does, is make a planet stay stuck in a certain position for a long period of time.

Imagine a metal object being placed into a campfire. It slowly turns red hot as it marinates in the flame, as does a planet marinate in the light rays of that sign, or the angle it makes to another planet.

Completely dependent on the angles and energy it conducts in that position, a retrograde is basically a planet marinating in a certain energy for an extended period of time.

This Mercury Retrograde toward the end of June and throughout July, will be unfortunately a very volatile and emotional one that lasts a particularly long period of time in feeling, because the shadow period in which it begins happens to spark the most volatile aspect in it.

The Mercury Retrograde starts right now, here in the middle of June 2019, with Mercury conjunct Mars in the emotional sign of Cancer, fire and energy (Mars) flowing through the collective mental state (Mercury).

The thing is, Mercury and Mars both oppose Saturn + Pluto throughout this retrograde, the once every 36 year Saturn conjunct Pluto which has been legitimately the source of all the upheaval and darkness that suddenly may have struck all of us about a month and a half ago.

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An underlying heavy, serious, purgative and volatile energy present in the air with Saturn conjunct Pluto is set to go off like a nuclear bomb during the week of June 16, 2019, when Mercury moving slowly in its shadow toward retrograde, aligns with Mars, for both to oppose Saturn and Pluto.

This third week of June will be absolutely one to watch out for, to understand the energy will pass and it won't stay like this forever. However, it's the preparation for all of July.

This aspect is where Mercury will slowly retrograde back towards, again reaching a very volatile, explosive, purging, upheaval-prone and serious feeling opposition to Pluto in Capricorn at the end of July.

At the end of July during this time, at the end of retrograde, the "delayed-reaction" type feeling from the eclipse in the middle of July will really start to kick in: you can expect the latter half of this summer to be full of surprises.

What's more, a Full Moon Eclipse (Lunar Eclipse) in the middle of July will precisely, very closely conjoin Saturn and Pluto, right there in Cancer close to Mercury Retrograde, again agitating this point. This will occur on July 16.

Studying your astrological sign can give you quite a lot of insight into your personality. You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you as well!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.

As we explained in other recent astrology articles, thankfully this period of Saturn conjunct Pluto lasting between now and the end of 2020, about a year and a half, is a purgative and harsh aspect that makes us eventually end up emotionally cleansed, revived of empathy, and open-hearted, especially due to the eclipses in Cancer, and the positive aspects to our spiritual, once every 160 years, pure Neptune in its own sign of Pisces.

Thankfully, you can rest assured that there's a specific, perfect, perhaps even Godly direction all of this trial and tribulation is leading people toward: the ideals of Cancer, the sign of family, the heart, a love for animals, empathy, compassion, and all that is of the mother.

The most important times to be aware of sudden upheaval (Pluto), or a collective lack of inspiration or slowness in the air that dramatically contrasts yet somewhat intensifies the potential for upheaval (Saturn), are the 3rd week of June right here, the middle of July, and the end of July.

These are the moments where Saturn/Pluto are triggered by Mercury Retrograde, Mars, and the eclipses.

Studying your astrological sign can give you quite a lot of insight into your personality. You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you as well!

That's right, the numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality.

Click HERE to learn what Numerology says about your life using only your Name and Birth Date.

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This Week's Horoscope Turns Thoughts Into Action, Here's How Each Zodiac Harnesses Its Energy

November 29- December 5

Brought to you by our friend Kelli Fox at Astrology.TV

There are a lot of constructive vibes around this week, and a whole lot of idealism too. The week begins with a potent Mars-Neptune trine on Monday, which encourages us to put some of our grand ideas into action.

We get back up on this task on Tuesday, with sextiles from the Sun and Mercury to practical Saturn, and from socially facilitating Venus to Neptune. Harnessing these energies means we can move forward constructively as well as find backing from our teams, colleagues, friends, and families.

The weekend may be a different matter, however – the Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius promises shocks in the system, especially related to issues of justice, fairness, or freedom.

Take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what the universe has to say about you right now.


You know what you want to do to improve the world, Aries, but you've always hesitated to take action on that. On Monday, the Mars-Neptune trine could be the push you've been waiting for, as you realize that your ideas and ideals can make a difference after all.

Tuesday is a particularly good day for getting moving with this. Get others on board with help from the Sun/Mercury-Saturn sextile, and fine-tune your career towards a more altruistic purpose with help from the Venus-Neptune sextile.

Saturday's Solar Eclipse prompts you to expand your horizons. You've been taking too narrow a view of life. Seek new views, learn new philosophies, visit new lands, meet new people. Change comes through many minds working together.


This week, you're inspired to create common goals with your partner – or with those closest to you, if you're single – and to work together on something which matters to your soul. The Mars-Neptune trine on Monday is particularly inspirational for this.

On Tuesday, the Sun/Mercury-Saturn sextile grows your confidence, while the Venus-Neptune sextile helps you to get support from your wider network or community for the ideals you're trying to share.

Look to Saturday's Solar Eclipse, however, for some boundary setting. You may have been too forceful in your dealings with others, or perhaps you've allowed others to behave inappropriately with you. That has to stop.


Focus on finding ways to improve your efficiency at work, or the ease and comfort in which you can do your job. You have many ideas for how to improve things, especially on Monday when Mars trines Neptune – some of them are a bit 'far out', perhaps, but it could be that their time has come!

You'll get plenty of backup on Tuesday from your partner, courtesy of a helpful Sun/Mercury-Saturn sextile, and you can also expect favorable reactions from authority figures, with the Venus-Neptune sextile helping your persuasive skills.

Saturday's Solar Eclipse occurs in your love zone – this could bring a shock or revelation about a partner, but it's likely to impact your own personal growth in a positive manner.

Take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what the universe has to say about you right now.


You've been feeling stifled and restricted recently, and this is the week to work on getting out of that rut. When Mars trines Neptune on Monday, you'll feel inspired to travel, to shake up your routines, to learn something new or to otherwise create new avenues of freedom for yourself.

Everyday practicalities that have previously stood in your way may start to dissolve on Tuesday, courtesy of helpful sextiles to Saturn, and you'll also sense that you have the full support of your sweetheart.

Look to Saturday's Solar Eclipse for a significant event or moment that underscores your need to break free – and which gives you the impetus to finally do so.


Family matters get a dose of healing and compassion this week, especially on Monday when Mars trines Neptune and encourages much better mutual understanding and forgiveness.

This provides a sense of relief and celebration, especially on Tuesday, when the Sun and Mercury sextile Saturn, allowing joy to flow through your relationship, and when Venus sextiles Neptune, freeing up more time for you to spend with your lover.

Saturday's Solar Eclipse occurs in your risk zone and encourages you to take a leap of faith. This is a very good time for treating fears and phobias, and for allowing your emotions to spill out freely – don't hold anything back.


There's a real sense of partnership in your relationship this week, with you both working together as a strong team and towards a shared purpose. The lovely Mars-Neptune trine on Monday underscores this and points towards a shared spiritual understanding too.

The Sun/Mercury-Saturn sextile on Tuesday shares responsibilities with your loved ones and improves your ability to delegate, while the Venus-Neptune sextile the same day adds a lovely big dose of romance and magic – what's not to love about that?

On Saturday, however, the Solar Eclipse falls in your family zone. You are being asked now to spend more time with your family, prioritizing domestic matters over work. See what you can do to make this happen.

Take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what the universe has to say about you right now.


This is a week when you should start to see financial rewards for all of your recent hard work. The Mars-Neptune trine on Monday activates your money zone as well as your work zone, so keep pushing forwards and following your dreams.

Improved communication on Tuesday will help with getting what you want, boosted by the Sun/Mercury sextile to Saturn. Meanwhile, family backup is also strong, as mirrored by the Venus-Neptune sextile the same day. People really are on your side.

The Solar Eclipse on Saturday challenges you to keep an open mind about a controversial subject; try to avoid speaking out on topics where you don't really know much about the background. Use it as an opportunity to learn.


You've known for some time that you need to focus more on the joy in your life – Monday's Mars-Neptune trine will help you do just that. Your priority this week should be things that make you smile, laugh, feel alive and feel vibrant.

You may have the opportunity to do something special on Tuesday, when the Sun/Mercury sextile to Saturn gives a financial push, and the Venus-Neptune sextile hints at magical experiences. Say yes to whatever life offers.

The Solar Eclipse on Saturday occurs in your money zone and may hold some shocks and surprises if you have been reckless with your finances. Pay attention to your personal security around this time too, and don't take chances.


This is a very spiritual week for you, Sagittarius, and on Monday especially you will feel drawn to meditation, divination, psychic insights, mediumship and past life regression. As Mars trines Neptune, all of these things have much wisdom to offer you.

You'll want to learn too, and Tuesday's Sun/Mercury-Saturn sextile gives you the opportunity to do so. As Venus sextiles Neptune the same day, you may also find a way to earn money through your spiritual gifts, although you should be careful to maintain the highest of intentions.

The Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on Saturday is a significant moment for you, and it speaks to your very identity and the way you choose to move forward in life. You have some important decisions to make.

Take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what the universe has to say about you right now.


Friendships are set to be important this week, and you will especially love meeting new people who gel with you intellectually. When Mars trines Neptune on Monday, it's also a good time for meeting people who can work with you towards a common cause, whether that's political, charitable or local.

There's a spiritual element to your group interactions too, most likely on Tuesday when the Sun/Mercury-Saturn sextile shows how you share values with other like-minded souls and the Venus-Neptune sextile activates the spiritual elements of your identity.

It's perhaps unsurprising then that the Solar Eclipse on Saturday in your spiritual zone may mark a turning point in your spiritual understanding. Open your heart and mind to new possibilities.


Give your ambitions free reign this week, because the cosmic vibes are lining up to support your success. On Monday, the Mars-Neptune trine is very promising, particularly if you want to work in a creative or artistic field, or if financial rewards for your efforts have been a long time coming.

On Tuesday you should find that the Sun/Mercury-Saturn sextile provides strong support from friends or your work-based team and the Venus-Neptune sextile the same day highlights money coming in from an imaginative or unusual direction.

The Solar Eclipse, however, occurs in your community zone on Saturday. Try to blend your very reasonable desire for material success with your deeper humanitarian desire for a better society. How can you work towards both these goals? There is a way.


New experiences beckon this week if you can step out of your comfort zone. Look to the Mars-Neptune trine on Monday to provide you with the confidence you need. Anything involving travel or outdoor adventure will be particularly good at showing you what you can do.

Sextiles from the Sun/Mercury to Saturn and to Neptune from Venus also play their part on Tuesday, giving you support and encouragement from friends and loved ones and reminding you that you're much more capable than you think.

Indeed, the Solar Eclipse in your status zone on Saturday may bring about a mini-crisis of some kind that puts you in the spotlight – but this will serve to teach you that you are a strong, capable individual, who does not need to fear anything. Go for it!

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