Clozette's resident astrologist Sarah Low
Many of us all around the world have been adjusting to the new normal. The new normal includes embracing technology and also working from home. It is interesting how technology has helped us stay connected with friends and family. Maybe the new normal now includes finding love online via online dating, too?
2020 thus far has been shocking for many of us. But just like any crisis, hurdles or obstacles, remember that tough times don't last — only tough people do.
Mercury Retrograde is back this 18 June to 12 July. Just as we are beginning to get used to living our lives with the assistance of technological tools, apps, and software, Mercury Retrograde — the troublemaker — will affect us by creating technical issues, communication hurdles, etc.
Mercury will retrograde in the sign of Cancer. This means emotions will start to influence our judgment and we get confused between our feelings and intuition. All of us will want to give more attention to family, children, and household-related matters. During this time, many would want to seclude themselves from friends and look within themselves for solutions.
Truth and power is the theme for you this month. To you, it is highly rewarding when you can speak your truth and see progress towards obtaining your desired dream. However, be careful with hurting someone with words or unethical methods to gain power.
You are given a chance to reconsider what you want to do. You will not be able to thoroughly analyse the problems as a result of your indecisiveness. Be calm. Do not overthink and be honest with your feelings; the mist surrounding you will eventually clear up.
If you make a steady effort, you will be freed from all pressures. When you don't make a constant effort, it is a sign of pending troubles. Pay attention to personal relationships, including romantic ones. When it comes to decisions concerning financial problems and work, you should follow advice from an expert or a mentor instead of making decisions guided by emotions.
Relationships are like dancing; learning the steps is easy, but when trying to synchronise the steps with a dance partner, you need to read the cues. When you do not understand the signals, you will create missteps and fall flat on your face. Do not force your friendship or a relationship with someone, especially when they are not ready. If they misread your intentions, the trust will be broken. Trust that is lost is difficult to regain.
Suppressed emotions and fears will come bursting to the surface. You are required to face issues that you have pushed back in your subconscious mind. To improve your situation, you need to stop being pessimistic and be more assertive of your opinions. If you stay quiet, your chances will be reduced by half. It's time to express your intentions firmly.
Change your attitude if you want to create a new beginning. This month is the perfect time to start taking lessons and pick up new skills. You will be able to associate with great mentors. Stop fussing about the past. Try changing your point-of-view and take an active part in the 'new' world.
The key to success is a change in perspective. When you change your way of life and thinking completely, your situation will likely improve for the better and good luck will come your way. It is essential to say "Yes" and "No" clearly. Even if a strong rival or competitor appears, face each other person fairly. You will never know, an enemy may turn into a friend. They might turn out to be an unexpected person who might help you.
In life, you cannot stop time. You cannot also prevent a person's feelings from changing as our point of view changes when we mature. There may be reconciliation with a friend or a lover this month that is sure to go well. Go with the flow and take one step at a time. Do you not notice the person who thinks you are important? They are surprisingly closer then you realise.
You are a simple-minded person, but you get by without a lot of trouble or drama with the people around you. You spend your days with an honest, sincere attitude. As the typical free-spirited Sagittarius that you are, if you get stuck in a rut, you like taking a carefree hike to take your mind off problems. Your positive mindset tends to bring you good luck. Be careful of insincere conversations this month as it will lead to a pitfall. Be careful not to cross the line and discuss topics that people might find offensive.
When making decisions this month, use calm and fair judgment. Do not make decisions out of ego. You have been feeling out of balance dealing with several matters recently, but rest assured that things will return to normal. However, you cannot expect the new normal to be like the old normal. Reflect on the past only to learn from it, but the past should not haunt your future decisions.
You have a powerful sixth sense and can obtain important messages from your premonitions. Recently, there is a strong inkling for you to seek within for answers. Reconnect with friends whom you have not spoken to in a while via text message or a phone call as you might gain a clue or get the sign that you have been searching.
You are the type of person who has a lot of sympathy and gentle feelings. You love having emotional connections and acquiring deep friendships. But sometimes, when you rely on other people to give you meaning in life, you will find yourself going round and round in circles. If this continues, you will end up not developing any self-satisfaction. Be open with your feelings and be independent in searching for your happiness.
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