Cancer  (June 21st to July 21st)
There’s something very interesting that happens when Mercury retrogrades for this year, especially for water signs like yours. A retrograde planet is a planet that appears to move backwards from the Earth’s perspective. Astrologically, a planet’s retrograde seems to disturb the normal functioning of that planet. In Mercury’s case, we generally experience changes with regard to communication and transportation. However, Mercury starts his retrogrades in water signs this year, and that prompts these signs to be more emotional in ways unique to each sign. In your case, you could be touchy when others question your knowledge or area of expertise. On the other hand, you could also experience this extra emotional energy as an almost insa-tiable hunger for knowledge in a field or area of expertise that’s relatively unexplored for you.

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