This week in astrology is a time of taking stock. We are being called by the stars to look deeply, honestly, and intently at our lives. While this level of integrity can be difficult, it can also be transformative and help us to align with what we truly want.
Mercury has been moving backwards in the sky since May 9th, and on Friday, June 4th, it finally stations direct again, ending the dreaded Mercury Retrograde that has been plaguing us for the last few weeks. Of course, it will then be in its "shadow" until it returns to the degree at which it first started to appear to move backwards, which isn't until June 18th. So we aren't fully in the clear, but things will lighten up considerably... just in time for Saturn, the planet of karma, to turn retrograde.
Mercury is considered a "personal planet" ruling the mind, communication, and technology and its retrograde is swift so we tend to feel its impact quite intensely. It retrogrades for 3 to 4 weeks every 3 to 4 months. During Mercury Retrograde, everyday things seem to work in reverse.
Saturn, on the other hand, retrogrades for 4 months every year. Saturn rules matters of responsibility, discipline, convention, duty, and time. Wherever Saturn is in your personal chart is where the primary focus of the "work" of your life