This season’s Mercury retrograde is in Gemini: one of the two signs Mercury rules. We could say that this planet is at home here. However Gemini is a restless sign, and the very nature of Mercury is to be restless always looking for another thought or piece of information. So the mind of individuals as well as the collective mind (think media) will be restless, funny, and very tricksterish. This period will be easier for those who have a sense of humor about themselves as well as others. The joke is on all of us.
Here are the aspects Mercury will make from the beginning of the shadow around May 5th until the end around June 28th.
Square Neptune: May 9th in the approaching shadow: May 28th while retrograde: June 23rd in the departing shadow. These are times to be extra careful about what you believe and who you trust.
Retrograde: May 18th.
Conjunct Mars: May 27th Lots of energy to wed thought to impulse. S/he who hesitates might just be in better shape then the other option.
Conjunct Sun: May 30th The most mystical moment of a retrograde period when the heart and mind are one. A good day to listen.
Sextile Venus: June 10th. Opportunities for all manner of creative expression.
Direct: June 11th. the end of the retrograde period encourages us to wrap up the issues we were dealing with while it was retro. Until June 28th.