Mercury in Cancer

After spending time in the comfort of his own sign, Mercury’s restless spirit was ready for a change of scenery. Although he’s always eager to explore new horizons, the next stop on Mercury’s celestial itinerary will put his renowned adaptability to the test.

CancerFor the next four weeks, Mercury will be drenched in the sensitive, intuitive and emotional waters that Cancer calls home.

An intellectual in every sense of the word, Mercury views the world through an analytical lens and experiences life through his head. In contrast, Cancer views the world through an intuitive lens and experiences life through his heart.

Whereas logic, intellect and reason always enjoy an open door policy with Mercury, feelings, sentiments and passions are met with a “Do Not Disturb” sign. As a result, Mercury finds conversations under Cancer’s roof uncomfortable because the Crab loves to talk about its feelings.

Although the airy sign of Mercury may feel he’s drowning the first time he’s drenched in Cancer’s emotions, his instincts will kick in and he will adapt to his environment. Then, as he catches his breath and realizes that his head is securely above the water, curiosity will get the better of him.

One of the first things Mercury realizes is that though their style may differ, both he and the Crab have a reputation for being changeable. Just as he is repeatedly accused of being fickle by the rest of the zodiac, Cancer is routinely described as being moody. As a result of this shared experience, he feels a sense of camaraderie with his neighboring sign, and to his surprise, this type of feeling actually feels quite good.

Eager to learn more, Mercury dives in and starts to experiment by blending his intellect with Cancer’s diverse set of Moon-inspired emotions. As he does so, he comes to understand that the lesson here isn’t just to strike a balance between logic and emotion; it’s about reconciling intellect with intuition so they can work together in a most productive partnership.

By the time his visit here has come to a close, Mercury will be ready to wring out his clothes, polish up his wings and head towards the warmth of the Sun. As luck would have it, his next stop is Leo, where he can bask in its glow as he proudly expresses his newfound insights.

Mercury is in Cancer from July 13 – July 31, 2014