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Sun 19° Sagittarius 12' 31"
Moon 11° Gemini 22' 02"
Mercury 03° Sagittarius 09' 21"
Venus 19° Capricorn 15' 27"
Mars 14° Scorpio 43' 11"
Ceres 09° Capricorn 47' 44"
Pallas 14° Sagittarius 13' 52"
Juno 12° Libra 20' 14"
Vesta 13° Taurus 21' 10" 
Jupiter 01° Capricorn 58' 55"
Saturn 19° Capricorn 05' 04"
Chiron 01° Aries 26' 06" 
Uranus 03° Taurus 02' 26" 
Neptune 15° Pisces 58' 58"
Pluto 21° Capricorn 44' 41"
TrueNode 08° Cancer 25' 09" 

Retrograde Mercury in Cancer

Retrograde Mercury in Cancer - Cautiousness

"Turned away from it all
Like the blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work"

This week's waning Moon and retrograde Mercury in Cancer sees us turning inward and embracing a degree of cautiousness that seemed unthinkable just last week. Any residual power struggles dissipate or go well under cover. We set aside the strong imperatives to take control and begin to feel an independent, creative energy building. Intuitive clues support our progress but we may not find the desired levels of understanding through our intuition alone. Risks may be required. We may need to reach out to others in ways that don't seem altogether safe. Essentially, we are looking for safety through a desire for self-sufficient, will-power driven independence. Independence may offer us space for creative exploration but we still need to keep open the channels of cooperation, collaboration and open, honest communication with others. This is where we need to try to strike a balance this week: Intuitive insights may have us a bit confused. Cautiousness may hold us back from making valuable creative headway. An independent attitude may cut us off from those whose help we need. But we can make use of all of these factors in a completely different way by cautiously following the creative, intuitive threads and staying in touch with others who can help us determine the best course forward. Mercury turns direct next Wednesday as we reach a brand new lunar cycle, the Leo New Moon (8:11 PM PDT 8° Leo). The new burst of energy will be expansive and we need to use this week's energy to make considered preparations.

Mercury's inferior conjunction with the Sun produces considerable cautiousness. We are more likely to seek safety and comfort than engage in any of last week's struggles. Monday's Aries Moon sets up a Grand Fire Trine, which completes Tuesday morning. The building energy levels are focused on establishing independence. Monday's heady atmosphere leads to increasing cautiousness on Tuesday afternoon when 'the bill comes due' and we recognize that 'the piper must be paid'. Determined independence takes over on Wednesday and intuition is very strong. However, it isn't so easy to fully comprehend the insights that are surfacing. Concerns over fairness could produce significant distractions on Thursday, blinding us to 'Big Picture' progress. There is a degree of 'fixity' on Friday that may have us feeling that 'the die is cast'. However, we may not really be as stuck as we feel. Saturday's Gemini Moon, coupled with the last days of the retrograde Mercury may produce some confusing interactions. However, there is plenty of compassion and understanding that keep things from getting out of control.

Daily Astrological Currents - Retrograde Mercury in Cancer - Weekly Horoscope

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