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Mercury in Cancer

Sensitive, empathic, and compassionate, Mercury (Thoth) in Cancer natives bring an emotional overtone to all their communications. Cancer cares deeply – about home and family, safety and security. These concerns are at the forefront for these natives – it’s what they think about and therefore focus on in their communication with others.


Mercury in Cancer people nurture with their words. This is the caring friend who is always there with a sympathetic ear. Learning to be kind without feeling responsible for other people’s emotional state becomes the objective for this very empathic position. These individuals make excellent counselors for they have an uncanny ability to tune in to the emotional state of others. In its shadow, this position can take things personally and become defensive, hearing hidden criticisms in the words of others.


For those born with strong Cancer energy, the greatest lessons revolve around the difference between conditional and unconditional love. In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Cancer is allied with Nut and Geb, the Divine Parents. Nut is the Sky Goddess; Geb is the Earth God. These two love each other intensely and through that love they create the container that keeps all their children – the creatures of Earth – safe and secure. Nut and Geb offer their children true unconditional love. They will love us no matter what we do – without judgment or expectation. They also will not shield us from the consequences of our mistakes.


Mercury/Thoth will move through the emanation of Cancer/Nut and Geb from July 11 – August 11. This is a tender time – emotions will ebb and flow with the tide. Practice offering compassionate words to others – and to yourself - without expectation of anything in return.


July 11, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.



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