Thinking with Your Feelings as Mercury Transits Cancer
From July 11th to July 27th, Mercury transits the emotional, caring, nurturing sign of Cancer. Get ready for communication to take a dive into the emotional realm where exploring and sharing feelings is more important than being stuck in our heads. This is a time when we will all be deeply in our feelings, and we will speak and think with our emotions. This is important to understand because the thinking process takes on a less logical approach. Continue to read on to find out more about Mercury’s transit through the sign of Cancer.
The Mercury in Cancer Transit
Mercury will be transferring Cancer for about two weeks. And during this time, it is important that we consider how our emotions impact what we think and how we communicate. Now is the time where we are more interested in expressing ourselves emotionally and having conversations that allow us to explore our emotional realm. We are going from the logical airy energy of Gemini to the emotional waters of Cancer. For some people, Mercury in Cancer is welcome as it allows for further exploration of emotions. This transit offers the opportunity to consider feelings and share them with a trusted few. For others, Mercury’s transit through Cancer makes them a bit uncomfortable particularly if they are used to dealing with more logical and rational thought processes. Now is the time where we are more likely to consider information on a deeper level as opposed to thinking and speaking superficially. It is important to note that because our thoughts are being impacted by our emotions, objectivity can be very difficult. For this reason, it may take some effort to put some distance between what we think and how we feel.Read More »
Mercury in Cancer trine Jupiter in Pisces
July 12th offers a beneficial aspect known as a trine between Mercury in Cancer and Jupiter in Pisces. This is excellent energy for anything involving traveling, studying, and exploring new information and ideas. Under the influence of these two sensitive water signs meeting together in Mercury and Jupiter, we can expect a more intuitive, empathic, and sensitive approach to sharing and relaying information and relating to others. We will find that success comes to us when we adopt a more sensitive, caring, and intuitive approach to thinking and communication.
Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus
On July 20th, there is a working, harmonious aspect between Mercury in Cancer and Uranus in Taurus. This energy denotes that there could be new information presented through Uranus in Taurus that can prompt changes and assist us in moving conversations beyond the mundane. It is possible that having emotional conversations can lead to breakthroughs mentally and emotionally presenting change that can positively impact foundations and security.
Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces
July 24th brings a harmonious aspect between Mercury in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces. This is a very sensitive, empathic energy that heightens emotions. It will be quite hard to avoid separating our feelings from our thoughts at this time. Because the intuitive faculty is likely to influence the thought process, it is quite possible to make decisions on a whim. Under this aspect, it is important to take some time to consider how the emotions are coloring the thought and communication processes.
Mercury in Cancer opposition Pluto in Capricorn
July 25th brings tension between Mercury in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. This particular aspect introduces an element where words can be used as weapons. Pluto in Capricorn wants to have control at all costs while Mercury in Cancer is not above using emotional manipulation verbally in order to get what it wants. These two opposing forces can lead to exchanging harsh words…especially if either party feels that they are being attacked. Under this energy, it is best to walk away and consider our emotions solo so that we don’t take the approach of attacking others verbally because we are in our feelings.
More Than Words
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Under the Mercury in Cancer transit, it is important to understand that words have a deeper meaning at this time. For the next two weeks, don’t take anything anyone says at face value. Every word matters, and given that we’re dealing with Cancer energy, there’s likely to be an emotional element to whatever is said. In general, Cancer energy isn’t relegated to approaching things in a direct manner. Thus, it will be important to read between the lines and question whatever is said during this period in order to gain deeper insight. If there are concerns about misinterpreting communication at this time, this can be an excellent time to have those thorough, deep conversations that we normally avoid. As Mercury transits a water sign, we have the opportunity to delve deeply into our emotions and actually have the chance to speak on them with support under this Mercury in Cancer transit.
Emotional Judgements & Perceptions
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It is important to remember with this Mercury in Cancer transit that thoughts and perceptions will be colored by our emotions. For those of us who are deeply connected to our emotions already, this watery Mercury transit is likely to amp up our mental-emotional connections. For others, this could be a time where feelings supersede logic. Also, Mercury’s harmonious connection with the Pisces placements in Jupiter and Neptune increases the sensitivity and emotion that is going to color our judgments and perceptions. Remember, emotions can be high at this time, and it is important to take some time to process emotions as objectivity could be difficult at this time. Over the next two weeks, it is important to make the space to explore emotions while also considering that at this time we could take things more personally and perceive things more subjectively due to Mercury’s transit through Cancer.
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