Weekly Forecast June 1: New Moon with Mercury Retrograde

Mercury enters his second week of retrograde motion this week as we head into a new lunar cycle.

The New Moon on Tuesday falls at 13 degrees Gemini, just a degree from the point at which Mercury will return direct on June 19. Since Mercury rules this New Moon, you may have to wait a couple of weeks to see any real effects. By then, the Moon will be full and conjunct the Galactic Core, no less. Unfortunately, knowing that positive changes are on the way may not help you keep your cool, as Gemini isn’t known for patience.

It does, however, like to be entertained, so deal with your frustrations by seeing a good movie. Go for a light and fluffy romantic comedy – better still if you own it and won’t have to stand in line or risk a late fee because something unexpected comes up that prevents you from getting the DVD back to the video store on time.

For more on the New Moon, check out the excellent analysis that Neith posted on Saturday.

Meanwhile, I’m hearing about healing crises of all kinds this week, a manifestation of the triple retrograde of Chiron, Mercury, and Neptune. This is powerful medicine, and it tastes awful. You can read more about it in my new post on The Pisces Chronicles.

Venus, Mercury and Cupid

As for Mercury, the little bugger, he’s wreaking havoc in classic retrograde style. Twitter is overloaded, my replacement ATM card didn’t arrive before the old one expired, the bank’s customer service line wasn’t answering, and my last paycheck from my old job got sent to the wrong place. Paperwork for my new job is stuck in bureaucratic purgatory. The ferry system is down yet another boat, so there will be long lines to get off the south end of Vashon for the next two weeks.

There will be plenty more where that came from, so do keep in mind my usual Mercury retrograde caveats: give yourself extra time to travel and accomplish tasks, be prepared to get put on hold and wait in line, keep a close watch on keys and credit cards, and be clear in all of your communications. If there’s a mix-up, don’t bother trying to figure out who’s to blame. Forgive, forget, and move on.

We’ll get some help with the latter courtesy of Venus. On Friday, she forms a snappy sextile with Mars. Sparks ignite when the universal feminine contacts the universal masculine. Whether you’ve got your eye on someone or are single and looking, check out where these two are in your chart. The Sun sextiles Mars mid-week, giving us an energy boost and getting Mars in the mood for his hot date.

Both the Sun and Mercury will conjoin Venus this weekend, providing small opportunities to clear the static and get a good connection. This also would be an ideal time to say “I’m sorry.” It’s amazing how far those two little words will go, and they don’t cost a thing.

Love and blessings,
Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat

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Image: Venus, Mercury and Cupid, by Nicolas Chaperon, 1612-1654 (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Forecast June 1: New Moon with Mercury Retrograde

  1. mm

    Thank you this Pat.

    I’m watching this New Moon quite closely. Not only because of paperwork and bureaucracy issues *sigh* and Mercury retrograde but more so because the Sun/Moon/Venus will be conjunct my natal Venus at the lunation ….. and I do, kind of, have my eye on someone. I’m far too old for all this but since when has that ever stopped anyone!!

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  2. Pat Post author

    I was just in the process of posting a long comment on my blog, and the Blogger server apparently crashed! Now I can’t get into any of the Blogger blogs that I’ve got bookmarked!

    Let’s see how long it takes them to get this fixed. Twitter is still having problems, too.

    (But I did get my ATM card mess straightened out this morning.)

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  3. Jessica_

    Ack! Why did I think I would be immune to Mercury Rx? Giant claim check from the auto insurance got stolen or misdelivered and CASHED by someone else…. now I can’t pay the giant ransom for my car!

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  4. mm

    Merc retrograde redux. People are forgetting appointments. With me! Harrumph.

    Pat and Neith: Thanks for the good wishes. With trans Saturn currently square my Sun and shortly to be square Chiron, Venus and Mercury I doubt anything that does transpire will be moonlight and roses. But who knows? It makes life interesting at the very least. :-)

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