Planet Tracker Mercury inCancer
Jul12, 2014 to Jul 31, 2014
Mercury is associated with intellect and Cancer withfeelings. This combination offers us an opportunity to perceive and communicateour emotions more directly at this time. Conversation is likely to be morepersonal than usual, with a greater capacity for intimacy. However, objectivitymay suffer as awareness is filtered through the powerful issues of security,family and safety.
Every astrological pattern offers its challenges andopportunities. In fact, they are really two faces of the same thing. In thiscase, the challenge is to articulate emotions without being overcome by them.The opportunity is to soften the separating aspects of the logical mind toconnect with others in a more personal fashion.
Cancer is a water sign. The mysteries of water can not bespoken, only felt. Mercury’s passage here does not erase the rational aspectsof perception, but it broadens them to include information that can not be putinto words. Know that silence can be full of meaning. This time is a reminderthat real listening is done with the heart, as well as with the ears.
Mercury in Cancer shows up in the charts of conservativeslike Nancy Reagan, Bob Dole and Pat Boone. Prince Charles, a watery Scorpio,has met this placement with both Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles.
David Duchovny and Isabella Rossellini speak with Mercuryin Cancer soulfulness, as do storytellers Bill Cosby and Arlo Guthrie. CatStevens’ Mercury in Cancer helped lead him to Islam, while Salman Rushdie’s hasled him away.
Cancer adores tradition, the home and the garden. So,it’s not surprising that food, style and do-it-yourself goddess Martha Stewartwas also born with Mercury in this sign.