Mercury Retrograde - June 18th, Wealth and Success?

The Mercury Retrograde begins on June 18th at 14 degrees in Cancer, and it ends on July 12th at 5 degrees in Cancer. 


Mercury in Retrograde motion is usually travel delays, lost items, communication, and technology breakdowns. However, the Mercury Retrograde in June 2020 will have a far more positive influence than usual. There are no planetary aspects under this retrograde, but it is under the influence of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Sirius. This protends success in business, wealth, and honour. 


Another positive influence on this Retrograde comes from the asteroid associated with prudence, wisdom, and deep thinking. So rational thinking, caution, and wise counsel can help you make the right intelligent decisions that lead to wealth and success. 



What is Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury in Retrograde is a regular cycle occurring three or four times a year for roughly 24 days. While this is more frequent than other planets, Mercury is only retrograde 19% of the time. 

The Mercury retrograde is only one part of a 3 part retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone. The two direct phases are called the shadow periods. 


Mercury Retrograde brings technology and communication breakdowns, anxiety, travel delays, and loss of items. It can also make you react quicker than usual, so be cautious with your words to avoid arguments. Double-check all your emotions and be careful when posting on social media for mistakes or content that might not be appropriate. 


Mercury Retrograde is not a great time to sign contracts in business, as important details will not yet be available to you. If going on long car journeys, make sure you get your car serviced or checked first. Travel can also be delayed on both ends, so leave plenty of time when going to places, especially with work, meetings, or anything else important. 


Mercury, Retrograde June 2020

Following is all three phases of this retrograde and when they will take place. 

  1. June 2nd to June 18th - the first shadow phase from Mercury entering the retrograde zone until mercury stations retrograde. 

  2. June 18th to July 12th - The Retrograde phases lasts from Mercury stationary Retrograde until the Mercury direction station. 

  3. July 12th to July 26th - The second shadow phase lasts from Mercury stationary direct until leaving the retrograde zone. 

Mercury Enters Retrograde Zone

Mercury enters the retrograde zone on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, in Cancer. During the first shadow period, you will get an idea of the transport issues and communication issues arising during this phase. 


Mercury Stationary Retrograde

Mercury Stationary Retrograde on Thursday, June 18th, 2020, at Cancer. Fortunately for us, the two brightest stars in the sky and bringing a positive influence on this retrograde. 


Sirius Influence On This Retrograde

The most substantial stellar influence comes from Sirius for three reasons. Firstly, it is the brightest of all fixed stars. Secondly, it is closer to Mercury, and lastly, Mercury pulls up short of Canopus but has already passed over Sirius. 

The fixed star Sirius gives wealth, devotions, passion, resentment, and honour. Mercury conjunct Sirius: Great business success, unnecessary worries, and accidents. 


Metis Influence On This Retrograde

Asteroid Metis was named after the Greek Goddess of deep thoughts, prudence, and wisdom. She happened to be the first wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena. 


Metis keywords are intelligence, good judgments, power, and magic.


Mercury will then station direct on Sunday, July 12th, 2020, in Cancer. There are no planetary aspects but joins a positive fixed star. 


Fixed star Tejat Posterior in Cancer gives power, energy, and protection. It also gives the ability to express ideas in reasonable and acceptable ways that win because of their intelligence. 


Mercury leaves the retrograde zone on Sunday 26th in Cancer. 

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