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The Mercury Communiqué: Mercury in Cancer

Keen Category: Astrology Advice

An illustration of the Cancer constellation with the planet Mercury in the background

The fastest planet in the zodiac is Mercury. So close to the Sun, yet so important to life here on earth. Mercury rules communication; the way we speak to others and the way that we take in what others are saying is related to the zodiac sign that Mercury is visiting.

Soon the little planet will be headed into zodiac Cancer. It will not be there long, but at a fast speed it will intensify all the attributes of the zodiac sign of the Crab. The visit lasts from June 25 through July 9 this year. During this time, the themes in life that this sign most influences will recur in everyone's daily activity. Cancer dominates all discussions of real estate, memories, sentimental pleasures, feelings of security, domestic pleasure and asserting your rights when provoked.

Expect to be talking about all of these topics and more when the messenger planet enters the sign of the Crab. Read your sign below to see how you will be talking.

Aries March 21 – April 19

Get ready to talk to a real estate agent about selling or buying, or to a roommate about finding a new apartment or living arrangement.
Sentimental Love Scenario: Revisit the place you grew up or a reasonable facsimile and insist that your man act like it is a first date.
Domestic Estate Business: Finding a way to make or collect the rent will be a money issue that dominates the days of Mercury's visit to Cancer.
Asserting Your Rights: Annoying phone callers need to be set straight.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Education is featured in your life while Mercury visits the Crab. A revisiting of something you studied in school or a quick life lesson – one of these is on the way.
Sentimental Love Scenario: An old boyfriend never fulfilled that one fantasy you had started to plan. Will it all still work if you tried it now?
Domestic Estate Business: Some interior decorating ideas flow based on vintage patterns from your childhood or the way your parents decorated.
Asserting Your Rights: Gossip could be swirling and you should be quite public about the truth.

Gemini May 21 – June 21

Finances get a quick boost and you might turn around abruptly and spend it all in one place.
Sentimental Love Scenario: You and your partner should play clone: dress up as close to exactly alike as possible and go out for the evening.
Domestic Estate Business: You may not want to deal with a money issue, but now is the best time to get it off your plate.
Asserting Your Rights: Do not let anyone tell you how you think or feel about specific topics.

Cancer June 22 – July 22

Mercury in your sign makes you look sharp and gives your words a serious, meaningful tone.
Sentimental Love Scenario: Your favorite outfit from when you two first met probably still fits. Put it on to see if he notices.
Domestic Estate Business: Your leadership in a community matter will add to your status and require little effort.
Asserting Your Rights: You should only talk to the supervisors who can make decisions.

Leo July 23 – August 22

Dreaming big is favored, but expectations of accomplishing much are not, so enjoy the chance to get some dawdling done.
Sentimental Love Scenario: A few drinks at a high-end cocktail lounge with your dreamboat lover will do just fine.
Domestic Estate Business: The looming thought of having to move will color your decisions and planning.
Asserting Your Rights: You better have someone who can articulate your desires, as you will not really be able to find the right words.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Getting into a group of like-minded people to advance your cause will be assisted by Mercury's visit to Cancer.
Sentimental Love Scenario: Is there a favorite play or band that will be drawing lots of people? You will want to be in that crowd.
Domestic Estate Business: Rumors that spread quickly need to be tracked down and analyzed.
Asserting Your Rights: You are an individual no matter how many people around you are dressing the same.

Libra September 23 – October 22

For a brief few weeks, you can navigate the treacherous waters of fame and glory. You will suddenly be recognized for something.
Sentimental Love Scenario: Take your lover out to see the people who are currently your biggest fans. He should love the reflected glory.
Domestic Estate Business: Bring a representative who can maximize your current success to last longer and be more lucrative.
Asserting Your Rights: Go diva, this is your time and you have earned it.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Adventure sets in … is it time for a vacation to a far away place where nobody knows you and you can be whomever you wish?
Sentimental Love Scenario: Wearing a mask and having a fling go hand in hand on a hot summer night.
Domestic Estate Business: Hopefully, you have been planning ahead to be able to spend, spend, spend on your vacation.
Asserting Your Rights: Do not put up with an agreement that had fine print negating the more prominent lead in.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

It would be a nice event for you to host if people would just stop interrupting. Didn't they get the memo that you were the life of the party?
Sentimental Love Scenario: Is there a place that you two can dress up and live it up in style? If so, make sure you hold him close all night.
Domestic Estate Business: What you owe will be central to any expansion or redecorating plans.
Asserting Your Rights: Hiring a professional to help with negotiations is advised if things get stressful.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

This is an intense time with a specific partnership, but not really "make or break" as much as "look before you leap."
Sentimental Love Scenario: Try to make the subject weddings and see how deeply he grimaces. If you are hitched, discuss renewing your vows.
Domestic Estate Business: Community property will be a topic of deep discussion.
Asserting Your Rights: A lover has to know the boundaries of what is and is not acceptable behavior. To be fair, you must be clear and not make assumptions about what he "should know."

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Your goal in this short time period should be to go over some paperwork from the past to find out what you need to know.
Sentimental Love Scenario: A legal expert who is helping you with administrative tasks could be getting cuter and cuter each day.
Domestic Estate Business: The beauty is in the details these days, and it might take a lot of effort to explain them all to some important people.
Asserting Your Rights: Do not sign any contract in which you are not completely satisfied.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

An excursion to an art museum could be the most inspiring afternoon of the year. Do not be afraid to indulge in fantasies of joining the masters on the walls.
Sentimental Love Scenario: Talk to your man in the slang of your childhood and insist he watch your favorite old television shows with you.
Domestic Estate Business: You took a gamble on your living arrangements. The payoff or loss is coming soon.
Asserting Your Rights: Don't get stuck babysitting someone's child, especially if that person is already an adult.

Mercury Communication Forecasts of 2010