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Mercury Retrograde, June 26, 2013 – July 20, 2013

This post was written by Anna
on June 26, 2013 | Comments (10)

Run for cover! (Really, just kidding.) Mercury turns retrograde today, June 26 in Cancer; it will station direct on July 20. Since Mercury is so slow-moving, the effects of this retrograde period likely started being felt a few days ago, and the effects could potentially be felt for a few weeks afterward (until the end of July).

I’ve stated many times before that Mercury retrograde is truly not to be feared. While periods of Mercury retrograde are not ideal times to begin new ventures (and you should be extra careful with details of communication, travel, and finances), they are still powerful times of “re:” renewal, reflection, re-doing, recovery, etc. This is a time to use the powerful planetary energy to the fullest. Mercury retrograde in Cancer (a water sign) favors deep thinking and meditation. This is a time during which you may find yourself questioning your own self-imposed emotional barriers, or examining ways in which you could be more in tune with your family and your emotional ties to them.

Neptune is also retrograde during this period (through November 13), as is Pluto (retrograde through September 20), so you will have the added attention to feelings of renewal and new beginnings (Pluto) and intuition (Neptune) during this period of Mercury retrograde.

Reader Comments

Written By Jessa
on July 1st, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

I’m so feeling the notorious Mercury Retrograde electronic communications craziness today at the office!!

Written By Starchild
on July 11th, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

Good ol’ Merc huh? 🙂 It’s been a challenging retro in ways of communication issues online and personal/face to face.
The upside is, on a personal note, we do have this time to reflect and revamp. Talk about testing my patience at times though… haha.
Chin up ya’ll. Mercs retro will soon be through 🙂

Written By becky
on July 13th, 2013 @ 4:58 am

Often wish I wasn’t a Gemini and didn’t have so many phases like this to cope with in one year. Very rarely does a retrograde supply happiness for me but it has happened. June/July’s retrograde this year feels the worst. A sudden shift in my relationship with my partner and a loss of ability to settle my baby to sleep. Leading my to total despair and confusion. I wouldn’t wish being a Gemini on anyone!

Written By phnxraj
on July 15th, 2013 @ 6:55 am

I am planning to buy a car. should I postpone it to say july 22 till the retrograde is over?

Written By Ayla
on July 19th, 2013 @ 9:55 am

You should definitely postpone purchasing a new car until the 22nd or later.

I have been having issues with my job search. I was offered a position one day, got a call back the next that they don’t have final approval. Final approval can take a day or a week, or they don’t know! So frustrating!

Written By Vickie
on July 19th, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

So I have a question. I was born during a Mercury Retrograde. I don’t have all that many problems during these times, though I notice many of my friends do. It seems that businesses I start, relationships I start, and other beginnings always go better if I start them during a Mercury Retrograde. Is this odd? Or is it normal for us retro-kids?

Written By SusanB
on July 20th, 2013 @ 7:18 am

This has been the WORST Merc Retro EVER!! I am still dealing with problems with work communications – some relaxing weekend after an incredibly taxing 2 weeks of utter non-sense and hysterics at my job. I am certainly looking at a job search after the ugliness I have been mired in – but, I won’t start until after today!! Someone told me that this is breaking everything down so it can be rebuilt and something even better can come about.. I am repeating that as a mantra while I am slogging away…

Written By cristoph
on July 20th, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

Well this mercury retrograde – hit on June 26th.MY old Birthdate – as I had to surrender it 15 years ago as well – it was killing me. So I change my DOB and celebrated it – as April 21 and yes things did change dramatically, for the better. Except the past few years have had the 26/6/58 – bombed with Eclipses on all planets. In 2013 – the bombs included a Mercury retro. Exactly on the day of the shadow period. I got violently ill – some say food poisoning – some say the novovirus . What it did was so destructive – I vomited for 7 hours and had a Brain bleed. I could not walk or see – and I am still not better. Its now today July 20th, 2013 and I am locked in my room – as it turns direct on my natal mercury at 13.23 cancer. SO as it was so deadly – on the approach.. what’s about to occur ? Its so explosive – PS its opposing Pluto – approaching square to Uranus with mars and Jupiter conjuncting the SUN of June 26/6/58.
Im laying low – as I am not well – still very dizzy – and as its so personal – well it will what its meant to do – even if I hide – lol

Written By al
on July 21st, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

actually mercury is FAST moving planet. not a slow one…..article is wrong. its the fastest moving planet compared to the rest.


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