Mercury turns stationary retrograde on June 26 at 9:08 a.m EST, and will remain so until July 20. The stationary retrograde which lasts through the 29th,is generally the time where events occur that let us know the Mercurial energy is shifting and changing gears. This is often the most important period of the retrograde along with the stationary direct period when Mercury begins to move forward, shifting energy once again July 20-July 24.
Mercury retrograde in Cancer may be overly emotional for some and hard to handle especially for Fire signs. We may walk down memory lane a little too often, and events and situations may revolve around family members, the home or other loved ones.
All planetary cycles have their propose though, and Mercury retrograde is about reflecting, re-organizing and re-doing. The time for new actions will be after Mercury goes direct again, and often we have gained new ideas and new directions.
Now is the time to clean out your closet, both literally and emotionally. Get rid of the clutter in your life, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water, or get rid of things you will later regret!
There is a karmic quality to a retrograde, and some relationships that have ended can reconcile and others break up entirely. Many divorces and separations occur on a retrograde Mercury. Lawsuits can be settled or initiated, and situations or things that have broken down can be repaired.
Look for delays, miscommunications and slowdowns in business and most affairs. cars break down along with computers and other machinery. If you are looking for a job, there could be delays. This is a period to fix what is in your life, or look at the general direction you are headed. The time for new ventures of all types will be after July 20.