The trickster is back! The Ghost period of Mercury retrograde has already begun in Capricorn/Sagittarius on November 22, 2010. The magnification of Mercury will be at its strongest December 9, 2010 to December 31, 2010 and it will continue its travel through the ghost period again December 31, 2010 until it is exact position on January 18, 2011.
Many Vedic and some western astrologers consider that a planet that retrogrades commence its period about 2 to 3 weeks before retrograde position. Especially in the Vedic wisdom, meaning prepare now for the obstacles for tomorrow and you will regress any issues due to planetary pressure. Therefore, I would consider that many of you may start the effects as early as 22nd of November. This phase may be considered outline of what is yet to come.
Though mercury is retrograde at 5 degrees in Capricorn, there is no doubt that it will affect Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). But it will also affect later signs of Sagittarius as well as early signs of Capricorn. Since mercury is a very slow moving planet we have to consider the affects of mercury as a vehicle without gas. Though it can move it is not accelerated until the engine has gasoline and right now the gas stations are closing one by one and they will reopen after the first of the year. In addition, if you are not a cardinal sign you will not get away from this effect these issues will be intense for mutable signs such as Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, Gemini’s until December 21, 2010, then it moves into Capricorn magnify cardinal signs such as Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libras, starting as early as 22nd of December 2010 and it wont ease until 5th of January 2011. Unfortunately mercury returns back into Capricorn at 9 degrees on January 18, 2011 when it stations it self. Trust me when I say Mercury Retrograde takes everyone as a prisoner.
Mercury in Capricorn produces an intelligence that is traditional, systematic, determined, sensible, perceptive, enduring and well prepared. This period many of you may become strict and lack laughter or humor at times, this is because understanding is being forced into learning and learning that bestow upon monetary security or our placement in society or work principles.
Since Mercury already rules Gemini and Virgo, it will affect our communication and practical skills. However the disadvantage is often through Pisces who control our spirituality and emotions and Sagittarius controls how well we accept the truth and knowledge. This means almost everyone will be affected.
Love affairs will be fickle and inconsistent due to ego centric approach. All areas of communication are upsetting, especially matters relating to relatives, business, particularly anyone who is doing home business, travel, relationships, and estate purchases or sell of. Documents can go misplaced. Be sure to carry a journal and refer to it frequently. Gossip regarding associates, partner and colleague should be discounted or taken for a grain of salt especially if sex or money are involved and the plot will thicken with innuendos which leads up to December 31, 2010, which is when mercury begins to move forward.
There is little choice but to re-examine our individual vision and attitude about existence. There is, however, an opportunity to expand insight into our own self-image. When mercury is retrograding in the signs of Gemini it creates a lucid and communicative focus and causes us to climb into something new and unique and you may even want to get away to a place you may have never gone before. The information that is received by the cosmos during the retrograde period is coming at you to re-examine your past. Thus, history may haunt you or give you a better insight into your psyche, which will be based upon the truth. This may cause you to revert into expansion through fear that may intern cause you to dread the future or through acceptance to change. These tendency will to be prone to confusion, indecision, fickle minded, and frustrations. Often times there are predisposition that you must do what ever you can not to become hateful towards criticism and not to take it personally.
This period can also damage any business transactions, legal issues especially matters of interactions which may be blocked in some way, and writers may have a block of some kind. It is a time for a break if you can. Recognize mercury is about the needs of both when it comes to romance. Since relationships are based upon needs of two there may be a choice between past relationships and the present. It will be a time where people from the past may return in you life and it may be during this time where you may have to decide if you want to move forwards in the relationship or re-consider to have a new beginnings in your life. Any unfinished business from the past will be re-examined at this time. The energy of Mercury gives you the opportunity to know exactly what you are doing especially to consider closing doors or re-open them. Many relationships that do not have a solid foundation could break up during Mercury Retrograde because mis-communication or that through re-examination it has run its course.
If there is a needed desire to keep a relationship solid, then it is advisable to consider every relationship with kid gloves, because it is bound end. Additionally if there is an ending the communication may not straighten out until January 18, 2011 and waiting too long may be a subject to little to late. However, relationships are not the only subject of concern during retrograde period.
Communications of all sorts whether it be personal, business, legal, political and even governmental will have their issues. Due to scattered energies and frustrations, there is a over all theme of quarrels, delays, minor mistakes, delayed communications, getting lost, missed appointments, mechanical outage, computer issues and most of all accidents.
To see how this retrograde will affect you especially for those who hold the any planets in Cardinal sign, Sagittarius, Pisces especially Gemini, I would suggest to contact my suggested astrologers for remedies. Their contact information can be found here. Please note that if you want understand the past you might want to look at how mercury affected you December 26, 2009 through February 04, 2010 when mercury was in Capricorn
This conventional concept arises in the illusory planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this ocular false impression. Retrograde periods, are often problematic since human nature does not want to go back but to only move forwards, hence can not often handle change. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon. Mercury, much like the winged messenger of the gods, comes in on feather-light wings and commands us to articulate. Communication, understanding and consciousness are all within Mercury’s sphere, as are reason and analysis, our manner of philosophy, and how we create and express our thought progression.
A mercurial nature brings to mind agitation and activity. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, potential, attitude, analysis and the capability to rationalize things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be stimulating! This Planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get rejoin on both an objective and psychosomatic level. Further, Mercury’s energy is both skillful and sensitive. Mercury is about short distance travel, visiting with old friends and neighbors, and getting away for the weekend. It also emphasizes close friends and relatives. Mercury will also allow you to speak, write and learn. Express your self as often and well with kindness and objectivity and anything less will not be appreciated or accepted by mercury energy.
Through mercury energy you will be taught how to communicate and if the communication is not well articulated it will be challenges. Transportation and communication are the most influenced during mercury retrograde. Dialogs will be difficult to interpret where what is meant to be said and what is being said may confuse the simple negotiations. This why signing contracts and being involved in legal issues may not be advisable. Hence, with a little caution and being careful in your communication with steady and slow communication the point that is made may be embraced
Have an alternative or back up route while traveling. There may be a chance that flights may get cancelled or problem with a vehicle while you are traveling, during this time remain clam because as always have a back up plan. When you do have a back up plan perhaps if you are single you might meet someone new or if you are attached it might be a chance to get a little romantic. Use this time to do activities that start with “re”: renovate, revamp, review, renegotiate, and research…
In general, Mercury rules philosophy and insight, dispensation and distribute information and all means of messages, trade and transport. By addition, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who work with their minds or their intellect: writers and orators, commentator and columnist, scandal and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves. Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misapprehension; defective, dislocate, or delayed communications, talks and trade; glitches and breakdown of phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some critical piece of information, or section, has gone lost, or wrong. When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s thinking is more pensive and we tend to think about topics and concern that relate to the sign involved. Artistic inclinations including crafts, music, art or design tend to be blocked by conditions beyond one’s control. Legal matters will proceed bit by bit and unpredicted barriers tend to appear.
Mercury retrograde tends to lack depth of insight and has no tolerance for detailed scrutiny. Process and incentive for knowledge, communication and transportation are subject to obscurity under this aspect. It brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds.
The good things to do when Mercury is Retrograde: contemplate, study, amend the book/poem/song/essay you’ve been writing, clean house, talk to your pet, listen to music, paint, go for a walk, learn yoga, exercise and most of all catch up on sleep! Since, mercury is a very sluggish moving planet affecting almost every sign with no discrimination. It is my suggestion that you buy a yellow candle and shape your name through the wick. Smear the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant the psalm 70 every single night. This period will last for 6 weeks (2 weeks prior 2 weeks retrograde and 2 weeks moving) and it will be hard on all of us.
These minor suggestions will allow friendly interactions as well as compassionate in circumstances. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until January 18, 2010. Remember that with all functions of psalms and mantras achieving the desired consequences is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear perceptive of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to voice for many but it is a powerful foundation of energy. I have chosen three mantras for this period. The mantra for Mercury energy is
“Om Budhaya Namaha”
(Om Bood-han-yah Nahm-ah-ha)
“Om and salutations to Buddha, presiding spirit of planet mercury” This should be recited November 22, 2010 through January 18, 2011.
Om Gurve Namaha
(Om Gur ve Nahm-ah-ha)
Should be recited November 22, 2010 until December 21, 2010
Om Shri Shanishwaraya Namaha
(Om Shri Shani-sha-war-ya Nah ah-ha)
Should be recited from December 22 through December 31, 2010.
This mantra is used to achieve mental lucidity, to shun and conquer confusion and keep welcoming interactions flowing.
It is my suggestion that you re-visit areas of your life that needs the up-most attention which is all about you. In this life even though people in our lives do play a great role, we must take into consideration how we act towards them. We must also take into consideration if our reaction or actions create unnecessary conflicts. All humans are given an ego and through our ego’s we can create a sublime bliss in our relationship or create chaos. It is my suggestion to set up an in-depth reading for your self through Vedic philosophies or reach out to your Astrologers.
For those who follow my shows on December 03, 2010, at 9pm Eastern standard time. I will be hosting Eastern Serendipity with Leslie Hale who will expand on this period and perhaps, you can get a free reading done to find out how these aspects will affect your life for 6 weeks period of time.
For those who attened the December 03, 2010 show or just could not make it and want a transcript you click on the icon below or the direct link to the show can be located here.
Listen to Maharani Rutan
Once again I want to thank Leslie Hale for coming on the show and brining us such a wonderful insperation and we look forward to having her on the show again ..
I also encourage everyone to have relationship in-depth reading done during December 10-14, 2010 even if you had one done shortly before to better prepare you. And please remember Gemini’s will be greatly affected by this retrograde period as well as the Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010.
Wishing you the most peaceful, blessed mercury retrograde period.