Astrology Horoscopes

Mercury in Cancer May-August, 2020

Mercury enters Cancer on May 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm ET.

Mercury will be in Cancer until August 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm ET.

  • Mercury stations Retrograde on June 18, 2020 at 1:00 am ET
  • Mercury will be Retrograde for about 3 weeks until Mercury stations Direct on July 12, 2020 at 4:27 am ET.

This is a good time to find comfort in talking to people close to you that you know genuinely care about you. Feeling comfortable and bonded with the people you are with encourages healthy relationships.

If you’ve had stress and tension in your family life, this is a good time to turn over a new leaf, talk about how to peacefully care for one another and to have a meeting of minds. Perhaps you need to put some of the past behind you and move forward with a new perspective on life-long bonds.

More people will want to spend time at the beach and near bodies of water with an interest in peace and calm. Connecting with people you are most comfortable with supports a good flow of ideas and conversations. A picnic of delectable foods, or cooking together while gabbing about life can bring family and friends closer. Comfort food, and family meals can be a great way to connect and communicate.

With Mercury in Cancer, emotions impact the mind more easily and vice versa so it’s a good opportunity to practice emotional intelligence with others.

Care for yourself to be sure you can have the mental state that contributes to the better care for others as well. Self care, like relaxing in a bath is recommended to help you balance out your physical and mental tension.


Mercury is Retrograde from June 18 to July 12, 2020.

Mercury Retrograde is also known as the Trickster, so mishaps and miscommunications are likely to happen during this time.

With Mercury Retrograde in Cancer, people can become more defensive and protective, especially with family and people they feel a close bond to, their heritage, their homes and their homelands.

This is a time to rethink and reconsider. We could witness many instances of a lack of emotional intelligence during this period. With mixed information and opinions it’s easy for people to get emotionally worked up and reactive.

Practicing emotional intelligence will be extra important during this period. Mercury represents the mind, and especially while retrograde we can see strong examples of bias and misinformation that can grab people’s emotions. People can take things extra personally now, and can be super touchy and defensive when disagreements arise. People are likely to change their mind frequently. Hypocrisy could be on full display as people’s biases and emotions may dominate adding to confusion and lack of clarity.

It will require more effort to make best decisions. It is wise to slow down and take the time to focus on logic and intelligence to see different perspectives instead of reacting with emotions. If you see people pushing for reactions, question what is really going on.

Instead of getting caught up in emotions and over reacting to information, ideas, perspectives and disagreements, it is wise to put in extra effort to think logically and look at how to return to common sense and rationality.

Mercury representing the mind also relates to media and social media. Mercury Retrograde in the water sign of Cancer, reminds us that it’s wise to consider how brainwashing methods are used to manipulate the minds and emotions of people.

We can also expect some issues around the house to crop up during this period. If you are moving during this period, renewing a mortgage on your house or a lease for an apartment be sure to read the fine print, ask questions, and do a walk-through detailing any issues you notice. A backup copy of your video recording of the condition of your home is recommended now.

If you are in the process of renovations you can expect some hiccups to happen during this period. For such large, extensive home projects it can be best to do research rather than making commitments to full scale, complicated changes now. Around the house, if you notice any issues like leaky faucets don’t forget to tend to them before they make an unexpected mess.

Mercury rules commerce and closely relates to finance. Cancer rules the household and interestingly – “Economics comes from the Greek word ‘oikos’ meaning household or the management of the household…” This can be a great time to review your plans regarding your financial nest egg with estate planning.

If you don’t have a will yet, this would be a good time to do research on how to get such things in order, or to review a will that may need updating. However, do be extra attentive because we all know with Mercury Retrograde it is easy to make errors and forget important details.

This is also a good time to reinvent your garden, perhaps adding new flowers or changing the layout. You could change your mind frequently during this period so it is best to experiment with ideas rather than make permanent changes. If you have potted plants and flowers you can easily shift things around to get a different perspective. Little changes that aren’t that risky like adding bird feeders or a simple bird bath could make your yard more interesting and pleasant to give your home life a welcome change.

In the kitchen, it’s easy to go for the comfort foods and forget about calorie counting now which can remind you that a dietary makeover might be in your best interest. Don’t be surprised if one of your kitchen gadgets goes on the blink or you miscalculate your ingredients, make a mess or have to redo a recipe that isn’t working out.

While Mercury is Retrograde, nostalgic memories and vintage interests will be commonplace. Creativity can be inspired by the past. Reading and writing, especially memoirs, historical accounts and romantically inclined poetry can encourage deeper emotions and creative expression.

Spending more time relaxing to ponder, dream, think is recommended now. Some of your most interesting thoughts and ideas could arise while you’re lounging around the house or resting in bed.

Likewise, tending to simple creature comforts like making a coffee or having a cup of tea can take you down memory lane. Feeling cozy and relaxed can inspire creative ideas. It’s a great time to sit in the garden to watch the birds and smell the flowers.

Mercury will finish Retrograde and go Direct in Cancer on July 12, 2020 at 4:27 am ET.

And finally, Mercury will be in Cancer until August 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm ET. 

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