On June 22nd at 6:00 p.m. EST, Mercury will finally move direct in the sign of Gemini after spending three weeks retracing its initial steps. This Mercury retrograde has been an interesting one…especially since this Mercury retrograde featured air sign energy, Gemini, making communication that much more confusing. On top of this, retrograde Mercury made several stressful aspects to planets in Pisces making anything related to communication and facts even more confusing. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief that Mercury is finally moving direct. Now, we can get to using this amplified Gemini energy to effectively collect information and use it to our advantage.
Mercury in Gemini Goes Direct
With Mercury moving direct in Gemini, there is an opportunity to move forward with communications of all sorts, but it is still important to bring the information that was gained during the retrograde with us. We all got through the second Mercury retrograde of 2021, and our lives didn’t totally fall apart…hopefully. However, even if there were some major or minor hiccups in communication and travel during Mercury slide backward, it gave us the space to consider what adjustments could be made so that when Mercury moves direct when can implement adjustments accordingly.
The answers to these questions provide clarity that can be used to move forward. Remember, Saturn and Jupiter are both in Aquarius offering a tremendous amount of solid support (Saturn) that produces prosperity (Jupiter). Given the highlighted air element of Mercury in Gemini as well as several other air sign planets forming positive aspects to Mercury in Gemini, we have the ease to utilize information and our intellect in ways that produce solid results.
Learning from the Retrograde
Although there is a tendency to harp negatively on retrogrades, this Mercury retrograde in Gemini was quite informative. So much information was revealed…if you were taking notice. Instead of moving forward and being the social butterfly that Mercury in Gemini is known for being, we were all asked to just pause for a second. There were several positive supportive aspects as well as some tense difficult aspects to Mercury in Gemini. Let’s not forget the illuminating but stressed New Moon eclipse in Gemini! So, even though Mercury was retrograde, there were boundless insights provided that we can now incorporate into our consciousness as we move forward.
Positively, what did we learn from retrograde Mercury in Gemini’s direct meeting with Venus in Gemini? Hopefully, we learn to slow down in communication (retro Mercury) in order to have harmonious interactions (Venus in Gemini) with other people. Perhaps doing so allowed us to collect some information that we would never have known.
What did the Mercury retrograde in Gemini energy in a tense aspect to both Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces reveal about facts and information? Perhaps we learned that all communication is not what it appears to be. Perhaps we learned to hold off on speaking when the facts and information don’t appear clear. Perhaps we learned that sometimes intuition has to be followed when the facts don’t feel right. That is the lesson of Mercury square Neptune energy.
Finally, Mercury retrograde in Gemini aligned with the new moon eclipse energy in Gemini. Eclipses wipe out the old in order to bring in new fresh energies. With Mercury retrograde at the time of the eclipse, we may have made plans for our new airy, communicative beginnings as represented by Gemini. There is even help from the transiting north node in Gemini.
Consider what this Mercury retrograde has imparted in terms of information. What have we learned from all of the energies whether easy or tense? This Mercury retrograde in Gemini has been incredibly revealing and insightful, and now that Mercury is moving forward, it is to our advantage to take the information learned during this retrograde period, and use it constructively.
Making the Most of Mercury’s Direct Motion
So, now that Mercury is finally moving forward in Gemini, how will we take advantage of Mercury being “at home” in its sign of Gemini? Collectively, this is an excellent time to learn as much as we can from our immediate environments as well as connect with others whether in person or via social media. Strike up conversations, learn new information, and remain curious as Gemini’s curiosity is what keeps it youthful and well-informed.
For specifics on how to maximize the energy of Mercury in Gemini and use the information from Mercury’s retrograde period in your personal life, check the house ruled by Gemini in your natal chart for more information on how to apply the information and insights received during the Mercury retrograde in this current Mercury forward movement. For example, if Gemini rules the 2nd house, you may have received information about how you can improve your self-worth, personal assets, and security, and finances. If Gemini rules your 7th house, the Mercury retrograde could have provided information about your business partners, romantic relationships, contracts, as well as any open enemies that you may have. Consider what was occurring before Mercury went retrograde as well as what information was revealed via the retrograde in order to make intellectual (Mercury in Gemini) choices on your path forward.
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