Mercury is now retrograde in Gemini and will be stuck there until June 11, 2015. Expect a lot of reunions going on at this time. Communications from the past will affect everyone, but here is a little help for each sign to help get you through this time. Just watch what you say and how, where and to whom you say it!
You will feel stimulated by this retrograde as you get an influx of energy from old friends that causes an awakening you back to your old self. Hobbies that became too expensive or dangerous as you’ve gotten older may have a new appeal, and an old friend just may have some coupons and the latest in safety equipment for you leaving you with no choice but to go ahead and enjoy yourself. If you have been experiencing depression lately this transit may be enough to blow those dark clouds away. The down side is that your current relationships are bound to suffer due to all of this excitement. You may be glad to see your old daredevil buddy, but your significant other or your nervous Nelly mother will not be glad to see what they considered a “bad influence” re-entering your life. In this case “bad influence” means people and activities that take up your time and make you unavailable to those closest to you. This may mean that it’s necessary to make some cuts in your life as far as people that hinder your freedom. If you don’t look forward to coming home to someone or something, then it’s time for a change and this retrograde will set the stage.
The new moon in your sign will make this a birthday month to remember. Many people are coming back into your life and it may be more deep than expected. You may find that memories seem to float to the surface of your consciousness bringing along the emotional and the physical sensations that come along with them. The energy from your ruling planet Venus is pushing you into those mushy corners and Mercury retrograde is bringing back more of the past than you can handle. There may be a lot of tears flowing, but the good news is they aren’t all the sad kind. The buildup in tension in your body needs to be released and tears, or sweat, are the perfect way to get rid of harmful toxins; you may find that you cry more than usual over the next few weeks; let it flow. This flow will let know which way to go. There is probably someone or something that you regret missing the first time around; now is the time to make it happen. That means that your current relationships may need to be adjusted; if it doesn’t feel right then it’s not for you. It may hurt to leave someone, but it may be deadly on the physical level to stay where you aren’t healthy and safe. Remember that what you allow in on an emotional level stays with you on the earth plane.
Your ruling planet will not have its usual reliable energy so you will have to be extra careful in your communications. Jokes that may sound funny in your head may not be so funny to others once they leave your lips; not that you mean any harm it’s just that usual elegance with language is lacking for the next few weeks. You may find that it’s hard to articulate your thoughts and slips of the tongue, stutters, etc. can really get in the way of your true meaning. Written communication will fare a little better as you will have a chance to edit it before sending it to its intended party. There could be some concerns if you misunderstand someone else’ words that may affect your ego, especially in the workplace. Just ask them to repeat if you think that someone has dissed you in some way and you will see that you have just misinterpreted the situation. Old friends will be coming back around and there will be plenty of opportunities for travel, just make sure that your schedule and credit limit can handle it.
During this retrograde it’s important that you keep your eye on what is really important to you. A whirlwind of social invitations and reunion activity can put you right in the crosshairs of temptation. That old friend that always got you take that last drink that you really didn’t need, or the ex boyfriend who promised he could come back one day, well that time is now and you need to keep perspective here. What you have now is so much better than what you thought you wanted in the past, and you need to preserve it even if old feelings start churning in your gut. Keep your home base sacred ( no drama zone), check in frequently, and let your loved ones know that even though you’re having fun, they are your first priority. You’ll save yourself a lot of guilt if you pay attention and enjoy the social ride without losing your way. Anyone who is worth keeping will still be around after the retrograde, and those that aren’t will fall to the wayside without much effort on your part.
Missed or messages sent to the wrong recipient may be a real problem for you right now, so make sure that all of your communications go to right person. It would be very easy to cause unnecessary drama in your love and family life with just the touch of the wrong button or pen stroke. You could write a letter to your mom and complain about your roommate, forget to send it, leave it on the kitchen table and come home to an empty house after work and no way to cover your rent next month. There are many scenarios, but the key is to stay silent about anything that is not an absolute emergency during this retrograde period it is just too easy to put your foot in your mouth. The little things that you say even in jest or out of temporary frustration, can cost you in big ways. People will be extra sensitive as communication is shaky at best for everyone right now. Save yourself a lot of grief and skip the gripe and moan sessions for now, you never know who may be listening.
This is where you go back to that point in time where you are sure your entire destiny could be changed with just one word. It may seem almost like a dream when you get the chance to say what’s always needed to be said. This will certainly happen in an unexpected way. You may run into an ex at the airport, see that long lost friend you owe an apology to at a work conference or just get the feeling that it’s time to pick up the phone and reach out to someone from the past. This does not guarantee a change in your entire life, but it will allow you some relief from all of the baggage that you’ve been carrying around. It is also possible that letters that didn’t make their way to you, or to the one you loved, the first time around will finally make it through- this can cause a lot of problems, you may have forgot about that person but there they are in your doorway on your wedding day! Oops! Well then take that opportunity to say what you have to say so the slate will be clean for your marriage, it couldn’t hurt to let all of that old stuff just go.
Jumbled communications will be a real problem for you over the next few weeks. Text messages may be perverted by autocorrect, your cell dropping calls right before a major breakthrough, etc. Check all facts first because it will be very easy to read a situation the wrong way and make a real jealous mess! That text message between your boyfriend and your sister that reads “I’ll meet you at the hotel at 8” may not be a booty call, but a meeting to set up a surprise party for your next birthday; you get the idea. Also be mindful of your own communication, especially those concerning other peoples’ significant others; use restraint in any interaction that could be misconstrued. You may also see monies find their back to you, especially refunds for old deposits and overpayments for utilities. There may be a lot of accounts receivable on your end so check into all of your old accounts to see if you forgot about something.
Lost in a sea of old emotional baggage, you’re just swimming along and over there your old typewriter floats by and that book you loved so much when you were a kid. And look, there are those letters that never made their way to you. It’s great that these things are back around, but you may be very hurt when you find out that these things went missing or were sabotaged by someone close to you. When you realize the betrayals and the players involved it will be time to make some serious changes. A group of friends may have decided that you didn’t deserve that great guy back in high school and told him that you were cheating or taken. It may not matter so much now that you’ve moved on but the sting from knowing that a secret cabal kept you from what you cherished most will hurt. The good news is revenge is not necessary, those people that did these terrible things are so miserable right now that nothing you could do to them could knock them any lower. It will be reminder, though, that you should really keep your desires private and practice more discretion when it comes to the company you keep.
Over the next few weeks it may feel like you have to go back to school all over again. It may be something simple, but important enough that you have to learn step by step. A new skill or practice will make you go to the back of your brain and retrieve all of those little bits of lost or unused info floating around. This experience will help you maintain balance during this retrograde period. If you are using your mind as often as possible and adding new concepts you should fair pretty well this time around. You may be a great support for friends and family that are not faring so well under Mercury retrograde. Classmates and college roommates may ring to say hello and that will give you even more opportunities to express and listen to others pushing higher knowledge.
You may realize that you really don’t have the authority that you’ve been throwing around. If you have made good decisions when telling others what to do you may find that a work promotion or community responsibility will finally make its way to you, but if you bullied others or used your power to further your own interests to the detriment of others, you may have a lot to answer for during this retrograde. Past mistakes at work may come back to haunt you; that person you pushed down the corporate ladder when you felt strong may report you to your superiors or have something nasty up their sleeve for you. If you fess up and apologize you can wiggle out of any trouble easily, but being stubborn will not work out this time. This also extends to your relationships in general, have you been naughty or nice to your friends and lovers? The good news is that you will know for sure over the next few weeks, and you will also have the chance to correct any imbalances before they become problems.
“Oh that’s why that happened!” For you this retrograde will be easier than the last few, there will be a lot of unexpected meetings and lightning bolt moments over the next few weeks. You will find things, and find things out, that you could never figure out before. Much of the past will start to make sense and promote a real sense of healing in your life. You will see that rejection was not the case in most of your unhappy love affairs; they were just not meant to be, at least not at that time. There will be no shortage of those types showing up and calling you now; whether you want them to or not, but the good news is that all of them will at least have some information for you that puts the puzzle pieces of your broken heart back together. This awakening can also bring you the person you were waitng for all this time. Just make all communications clear and be honest in all of your romantic dealings and enjoy this retro with an open heart and mind.
You may feel like it just isn’t fair that someone you just can’t stand is coming around again. That one person who you were sure if they just disappeared all would be right with the world and all the attention and admiration they received would be yours. You may have been right, may be they were an obstacle to your happiness but you’ll have to do it all over again. You will have a lot of support from your friends, but remember that others have the right to live their lives as well, regardless of your feelings about them. Try to find a way to keep those old rivalries and jealous feelings under control and know that their presence is only temporary. Try to find a way to manage your displeasure, and keep alcohol to a minimum. You will work through your feelings and end up in a healing space when it’s all over.