Mercury AND Venus Retrograde at the same time? If it were a television series, you’d be telling the writers to lay off the hooch. We already have a core narrative – dystopian meltdown, turbulent social transformation – does it really require an absurd subplot?
Well, yes actually. Bring it on. A magical realism influenced rom-com/ghost story/makeover is very now. The crisis has already inspired many people to radically shift their relationship paradigm. Ever since last Halloween, when Saturn-Pluto really cranked up the catharsis, nobody has had the bandwidth for insubstantial or dysfunctional attachments, not even with themselves.
Mercury AND Venus Retrograde Is A Magical Realism Rom-Com
Mercury turning Retrograde in Cancer has metaphysical significance but it’s also the style of inspo you pull from memorabilia and in particular, photographs that arrive out of whatever dimension of time they were hiding in. It’s psychometry, dowsing, and altars. Venus still Retrograde in Gemini is resolutely not only in the moment but in multiple moments. It’s flipping from mode to mode without apology and via a rationale explicable only by as yet undiscovered quantum physics theories.
And, Mercury rules Gemini. If it were a television series, it would be like 90s Jerry Springer, where you’re appearing on a panel to talk about U.F.O.s or something and then your secret sister/doppelganger/Annunaki parole officer struts in stage left. Or Tomb Raider but you’re putting relics back where they were. Add in an element of “suddenly I realized I had to have red hair, it was an existential decision” style channeling for the full package.
Conventional Romantic Rules No Longer Apply
Relationships are similarly whack but, as late 2019/early 2020 took out many of the shakier ones, Mercury AND Venus Retrograde are weird but enriching. Something similar applies to single people navigating the strange terrain of this mate-date era and anyone who feels as if the plague and associated fuqery has blocked their creativity or style groove.
This Mercury Retrograde raises the weirdness, dissolves creative obstructions, and provides plot-illuminating flashbacks to the early Nineties. Conventional romantic rules no longer apply. If you want to advertise for a wife like the gentlemen above, do it. Cats are clearly a perennial hit. Other potential options for this about-to-be-crazy period are below.
The 24 weeks of Saturn back in Capricorn (from July) and Mars antsy in Aries are going to be confronting enough (geopolitically, economically, see my Turbulent Times posts) so if you can enjoy bizarre but brilliant intimacy or inspiration, commit to it.
If you’re devoutly single and liking it, flaunt it. Why go through the motions of pretending you’re seeking the ‘right person’ in your imaginary spare time? With Mercury Retro in Cancer, introspection will become uniquely enriching.
Related: Bibliomania, channeling Venusian Vibe into knowledge and re-creating yourself in a more current cultural context. You see, Mercury is in a more emotionally expressive/feelings oriented sign and Venus is in cerebral Gemini. These Retrogrades (I’m not counting Venus as properly Direct until late July) bring fresh intellectual perspective to zones that are usually subjective as fuq. In the same way, they imbue information and zippy conversations with sensuality. If you’re seeing this purely in terms of a pair-bonding, you’re missing out.
Not only are Mercury in Cancer concepts inexpressible outside of art, they suit high lunar focus. Low lunar focus is when you moon around the place, working the Food-Emotion beat, seeking serotonin, and confirmation of your crappiest biases. High lunar focus is art, stars, primordial instinct, and big deal obsessive creative vibe. June 17 till July 10 is made for it.
The combo of Mercury and Venus Retrograde also inspires people to up their Love Zombie game. If you can’t have them, at least transmute the yearning into a multi-millennia spanning perspective. Maybe you needed this phantom relationship to understand meta-truths about society? Or to feel ‘in love’ and high all the time without the hassle of a relationship.
Brilliantly, this astro pulls couples closer together, perhaps even inspiring a more cohesive bond through shared paranormal experiences and joint creativity. A hundred years ago, Seances for Two were a popular dating activity. Presumably, the ghosts would serve as chaperones and the necromantic nature of your evening would provide plenty of topics to talk about.