Mars enters Taurus - Action requires patienceby Leslie Tagorda
Astrological transits always affect us all in real time — you’ve probably read about what to expect when Mercury is in Retrograde, or Jupiter enters a new sign, but how does these energies apply to you specifically?
This is where your individual birth chart placements come in. When you were born, you came to Earth with a very specific set of energies that are special to you specifically, based on the placement of the planets in the sky. Just because you have a Sun that was in the constellation Capricorn when you were born, doesn’t mean the other planets were also in Capricorn!
In real time, when a planet ingresses into a new sign, if you have those natal energies, notice what energizes and activates for you. Note how this activation feels. If it’s Mars, it’ll gear you up to action; if it’s Mercury, it will prompt you to reassess how you communicate etc.
Regardless, you get to choose how you will express all of these unique energies lighting up different parts of you.
In my free Biz StarCast that talks about the astro weather forecast coming up for the month and how it applies to your Work, (sign up here) I highlight the individual experiences of transits that match the signs of your planets natally. For example, even if a Mercury in Taurus affects everyone, it’ll affect you differently if you have that placement in your natal chart!
This post will excerpt that experience so you can refer back to this whenever you need to understand this part of your chart more.
Mercury enters Cancer
11:25 PM PT | 2:25 AM +1 ET
Communicate your feelings
How can you authentically express your emotions in a powerful way?
Now through July 19, for a short 2 weeks, Mercury rushes into sensitive Cancer. While in Cancer, Mercury is able to help you get clear on your deepest needs for emotional security and communicate them in meaningful ways. It’s like wearing your heart on your sleeve.
In your Work, your authentic ability to say how you feel connects you with those you are meant to serve. Use the next few weeks to speak to what success feels like to you, as well as get clear on what belonging and inclusion feel like in your Work. Mercury in Cancer isn’t the most chatty naturally, so tap into your feelings to communicate the wisdom that is there.
For Luminaries with Mercury in Cancer natally, you’re not one to express your feelings or thoughts through words. Your voice and words oftentimes feel distant or not eloquent enough to communicate what you mean. Your feelings and sensing are so much more intelligent.
You are great at perceiving how others are feeling, and even better at nailing what their emotions are (often more then they can for themselves!). Your sense is definitely inclined toward the intuitive and emotional, and is much stronger when it’s picking up remembrances of the past. You most likely have a knack for history, documenting timelines and can often recall the year of any event.
You have a hard time letting go of a feeling or the past. Do ask yourself during those periods if you’re holding on for a sense of security, or if you’re simply holding a grudge.
You are great at speaking to what your boundaries are for the greater good.
When you speak from your emotions, or give value to your tears as a transmitter of wisdom, you will always find the words. And when you don’t have the words, communicate through your heart. Sometimes a long hug says all you need to.
If you have natal planets or angles in Cancer, as Mercury speeds through this sign, you will gain clarity on that archetypal energy. Get curious with what feelings and emotions require clarity, expression and the sacred “nos” of boundaries through the power of Mercury.
Inspired to take a deeper dive into your chart? I have 1:1 AstroBrand™ readings available if you want to connect the dots on how the placements of your chart show up in your Work.
I also have a mini-course that sets you up with the foundations of how to read your natal chart for your unique Brand — Written In The Stars is a 5-day training that goes over the signs, the houses, and more so you can understand the archetypes that make up Brand Astrology.