Hello fellow retrograders! Has Mercury been getting busy with your plans and emails, making it virtually impossible to get anything done? She’s a creeper, that one, and she’s not going to let up until July 20. Good news: Jupiter is in Cancer until July 16, 2014, “showering us with a year of opportunity, growth and fresh starts,” according to my astrological guides, the Astro Twins. The planet of golden opportunity and good fortune, Jupiter is “exalted” in Cancer. For those of us here on planet Earth that means our personal lives will be the focus for the next thirteen months. In Cancer, Jupiter can help us expand emotionally and encourage us to get in touch with our deepest emotional truth. You might also feel inspired to get your home in order, or turn your nest into an extension of your personal interests. Any of this resonating? For a sign-specific overview of what to expect during this planetary phase, pay a visit to the Astro Twins.
Honestly, do we really need this planet? All it seems to do is go backward and turn life upside down. From today until November 26, Mercury passes the Earth in its orbit—otherwise known as retrograde. Otherwise known as TOTAL CHAOS. At least in the communication, organization and detail-oriented departments. So basically everything. Now is the time to cross your Ts and dot your Is, avoid any major changes or new undertakings, and triple check your emails before hitting Reply All. There’s also the whole election thing. According to my go-to astrology advisors, the Astro Twins: “As you head to the voting booths today, concentrate deeply on the lever you’re pressing. The last time Mercury was retrograde on Election Day was in 2000 when Al Gore was declared President of the USA, only to discover the next day that Bush actually won due to a miscount. It’s already a nail-biting election to begin with, here’s hoping Mercury’s retrograde doesn’t add more drama to the mix.” –Bets