Mercury enters Cancer
26th PDT 17:24 / 27th AEST 10:24
Following a short passage through its domicile, Mercury enters cardinal water sign Cancer today, seeking to synthesize logic and emotion. It will navigate Cancerian seas for just over two weeks, during which time it will align in its superior conjunction with the sun, delivering some illuminating and impactful downloads.
While Mercury transited Gemini, we identified the people with whom we share comfortable rapport. Yet after a period of genial, yet borderline-superficial social interactions, we’re keen to take our exchanges to a more intimate place. Topical breadth is traded for depth. And if we are to achieve depth quickly, employing nostalgia is our not-so-secret weapon.
With Mercury in Cancer, memory is potent. We might find ourselves absent-mindedly revisiting yearbooks, photo albums and mixtapes, or dusting off old hard drives to salvage forgotten media. Ephemera offers reflection fodder. We take note of how our opinions, and thus our identity, has changed over time, and in what ways we’ve remained the same. Relating our upbringing, childhood, or origin story can help to foster new bonds or strengthen preexisting friendships. Yet romanticizing the past also creates inevitable bias.
Words carry weight in Cancer territory, but we’re so influenced by subjective reasoning that it can be difficult to ascertain what they MEAN. Here, we are conditioned to rely on our instincts to make judgement calls. We might presume that a shared history unites us with others in thought and motive. However, experiences, statements, and conversations may mean one thing to you and something else to another. We can be in for a nasty surprise if we take someone into our confidence, only to later realize we’ve been vulnerable with the wrong person! With Mercury in Cancer, we're inspired to establish intimacy to create safe, secure relationships. But we must do a proper job of vetting our audience, instead of assuming empathy alone can cultivate true connection.
Written by Nyssa Grazda