Mercury moves into the caring sign of Cancer today which is already inhabited by the Moon (it’s ruler). This wonderful Mercury & Moon conjunction can be expected to highlight areas of compassion and thoughts of where we should, we really should, be doing more. Maybe the healing is required within the home or outside. Perhaps our compassion is required towards our self or towards each other … or even towards people who we don’t even know!
Or maybe Mercury Moon in Cancer brings us a message of loneliness.
Looking at the chart for today we see that the Moon is square to Chiron and this is another indicator of our messages of healing on a wider scale and wider times. And it also brings the worry to mind of that loneliness.
There is a growing epidemic around us every day. it is an epidemic becoming of epic proportions. Yes, there are the concerns of environment and, quite rightly so, we should be acting more to safeguard our planet. Indeed our oceans need our help. Nature requires our attention. However there is another concerning aspect to our life in the 21st Century.
And that is of loneliness.
It is quite incredible that, in this connected world in which we live, people are lonely. Loneliness is not age related nor anything else related. Loneliness is sweeping through our world neighbour by neighbour and we are losing the ability to recognise it. Loneliness is not a popular term to use. Who wants to admit that, with social networking promoting ‘friends’, they are feeling ‘alone’.
Do you speak to your neighbour?
It was not so long ago that I would wait for the bus to go to work. There were the same faces at the bus stop at that time of the morning. An odd bunch of people who, ordinarily, would not meet up and yet there we were. And we chatted. We got to know each other through the shared purpose of waiting for a bus. It was noted when someone was not there. Now no-one speaks. Look at a bus queue the next time you are near to one. Everyone will be on their phones and either reading or listening to music. No-one speaks.
Are you lonely? Do you feel that sense of being alone and not having anyone to speak to? Are you able to put yourself into those shoes for just a moment? And then magnify it to every day and week …
This is likely to be an emotional day. And yet also an uplifting day if we choose. Mercury messages are often factual and sometimes playful and then again witty or exactly what is needed to be said. We have the choice as to how we deal with Mercury and what we action from his communications! Bearing in mind the proximity to the Moon and those messages will be tinged with emotion and intuition. There will be a depth to our conversations today and a sense of taking those insights forward.
Mercury is a fast moving planet. The messages have a zing and then the planet moves on.
Mercury moves into Cancer today and joins the Moon. There is always something felt at the moment when a planet (or star!) changes signs. Something happens or is seen and an essence of what that planetary aspect ‘is’ becomes apparent. Often it is subtle and yet, when we are aware, we see it unfold. I am asked about when a planet is at the very end of a sign or at the beginning of another and whether this is ‘on the cusp’. In all trueness there cannot ever be a ‘cusp’ as a planetary body will either be in one sign of the zodiac or another. And the energy changes accordingly.
We urgently need to home in on loneliness. Do you speak to your neighbour within your home? Do you smile at your neighbour sitting on the bus? Do you ask how someone is and then listen to the answer?
Mercury in Cancer offers us all the opportunity to consider our connections with each other. And the Moon brings in a gentle kind of love.
As always, with love, from Alison x
PS – do you know where Mercury is in your chart and how helpful that can be for your own connections? I have chart chats available now to find your hidden treasures.