This Mercury Retrograde comes on the heels of Mars’ retrograde which began on April 17th. Although they don’t exactly aspect each other Mercury is making its station on the 28th exactly opposite the degree of the Mars station at the end of June. It is a kind of opposition by association.
Mercury retrograde is often a time when we are called to reflect and consider (con = with, sider = star) things from a different perspective; one that is less about our assumptions and more about what the world is actually showing us. Never is this stronger than when Mercury is retrograde in an earth sign such as Taurus.
Mars retrograde asks us to be strategic about our actions. To consider what truly motivates us and how we might act based on our true motivations rather than our primal instinctive reactions.
The opposition of Taurus (where Mercury…
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