No, this isn’t deja-vu! Mercury will return to its rulership zodiac sign, Gemini, on June 13, where it previously transited on April 29 before its retrograde on May 10, which caused the planet to retreat into stubborn and focused Taurus. Mercury in Gemini will bring relieving and lighthearted energy that will lighten your mood and make conversations flow easier. Get ready to share new ideas, approach life from a logical yet curious standpoint, and talk things out instead of butting heads with people.
Now’s The Time To Speak Up
Mercury is the planet that governs communication, mindset, and logic, which is highly compatible with airy Gemini — the flexible, social butterfly of the zodiac. Mercury in Gemini will encourage you to be enthusiastic about sharing ideas and hearing other perspectives; conversations will be kept lighthearted and easy-going rather than deep or argumentative. This upbeat energy is a great time to ask questions and engage in thought-provoking debates. Avoid passively accepting ideas without questioning where they came from, or nod along even though you have no idea what’s going on — speak up!
Compared to Mercury’s opinionated and stubborn transit through Taurus, its free-flowing movement in Gemini will make you more receptive to feedback and give you a generally positive outlook. Instead of sticking to one idea, you’ll find that the people around you are more likely to change their minds and opinions as they uncover new information and educate themselves. Expect to be more interested in hearing people out (even if you disagree with them) instead of shutting them down. However, stick to the facts when delivering your argument, and avoid spreading misinformation and speaking on behalf of others when they haven’t asked you to.
Keep Your Mind Active
Mercury in Gemini carries a youthful vigor that will motivate you to keep your mind stimulated with new ideas, projects, and hobbies. This transit is a great time to connect with your family, friends, and colleagues by organizing casual meet-ups. Work-related conversations may be more successful when held over lunch rather than in the boardroom. Similarly, you’ll be more inclined to spontaneously catch up with someone you’ve become distant from over a warming phone conversation. Mercury in Gemini has a non-committal essence that makes this transit a perfect time to get experimental with new ideas and activities without the pressure to stand by them in the long run. However, keep in mind that backtracking on things you have said or dripping out midway through a project could frustrate or inconvenience the other people involved. Get out, get social, speak your truth, and live freely without totally throwing caution or care to the wind.
Don’t Forget About Mercury’s Post-Retrograde Shadow Period
Mercury’s movement through Gemini will be a breath of fresh air after its destabilizing retrograde, which began on May 10, causing miscommunication, technological errors, and irritating delays. However, Mercury’s post-retrograde shadow period will continue until June 18, when Mercury passes 4 degrees Gemini — the position where its retrograde began. This post-retrograde shadow is a great time to revisit any writing material, contracts, or agreements you made during Mercury retrograde when you were hesitant or anxious about your decisions. However, you may still feel frustrated by this energy as you readjust to Mercury’s direct motion — especially if you are a Gemini Sun or Rising. Mercury will remain in good-humoured Gemini until July 5 when it will move into sensitive Cancer.