Sunday, August 04, 2013

Mercury in Cancer, New Moon in Cancer

Mercury enters Cancer on Sunday, August 4. After spending over two months in Gemini (since late May), Mercury is finally moving on in the zodiac. Mercury is the planet of Rational Thought, and Cancer is an Emotion-based Water Sign. Therefore this is not a good position for Mercury; the emotions will prevail over the intellect. But it's a short transit; just two weeks. Mercury will leave Cancer on August 20.
The New Moon will be on Tuesday, August 6, @ 20 deg. Cancer. This begins the Hindu lunar month Sravana, named for the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, which in most years would be in that sign. But this year the Full Moon (on August 20) will be in Dhanishta nakshatra. Although normally considered a favorable month, this year the energy of the month is somewhat compromised due to the New Moon occurring at the midpoint of the Rahu-Ketu axis, i.e., Square to the nodes. This position is considered unfavorable, and adds an element of Stress to the coming lunar month.
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