Silence is a virtue: Mercury Retrograde Summer 2012

Mercury Retrograde

Ghost Period: June 27 through July 13, 2012

Retrograde Period: July 14 through August 08, 2012

Stationing Direct: August 08 through August 21, 2012

By Maharani Rutan

On June 27, 2012 Mercury begins to move backwards … sending communications, missed appointments, mail and the www into a general snarlup! This awkward period lasts for three weeks or so, until August 08, 2012.  It finally straightens out on August 21, 2012, bringing things back to normal.

Often time’s mercury retrograde can be viewed as streaming communications going haywire.  To better understand this period we must think of it like fiber optics in the water; before it can be placed in the water, the ground must be cleared away and this clearing away period begins June 27, 2012 through July 13, 2012.  From July 14, 2012 through August 08, 2012 the communication and miscommunications begin to malfunction. Through severe reflections and adjustments streaming communications begin to straighten up August 09, 2012 through August 21, 2012.  These adjustments are an absolute necessity for humans where reflection and learned lessons can be a time of new beginnings or close the doors for good.

When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s decisions are more reflective and we tend to think about issues and concerns that relate to the sign involved. With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, people with this sign prominent in their charts will be particularly prone to such contemplation. There is little choice but to reconsider our individual views and attitudes about who we are and where we are going.

There is, however, an opportunity to develop insight into our own self-image. When mercury is retrograding in the sign of Cancer it creates a mental and emotional mystification with memory lapses.  People will love to appreciate flattery yet easily take offence when it is given.  The big lure will be to over do something to pay off for emotional instabilities so please watch yourself.

Love affairs will be fickle and unpredictable due to ego-centric attitudes.  All areas of communication are hyperbolic, especially in any theatrical or leadership-oriented activity, or matters of state, or to do with children, romance and creativity in general. Documents can go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often.

Mercury in Cancer often allows reflection of the past and conversations of many months in the past.  Often time’s people may seem defensive or overly affectionate.  Avoiding arguments is best, especially not to provoke arguments – its best to step away from people.

Be sure to speak to my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale and find out how mercury retrograde will affect you.

A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional concept ascends 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 visual misconception.  Retrograde periods, although often problematic for many of us, are not particularly uncommon. 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 speak.

Communication, intellect and awareness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are rationality and cerebral, our manner of rational, and how we create and express our thought processes. A mercurial nature brings to mind agitation and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, possibilities, opinions, reasoning and the ability to rationalize things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing! This Planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a corporal and spiritual level.

Mercury’s energy is both dexterous and perceptive. Mercury is about short trips: a visit to a neighbor or a friend across town, the workaday commute, and a weekend getaway. Siblings and transportation in general, are also within Mercury’s realm. Speaking, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This Planet implores us to express ourselves often — and well.

Because Mercury rules communication and transportation, these two areas are most influenced during a Mercury Retrograde. Conversations might be more problematic, as crossed signals and unclear meanings confuse normally straightforward discussions. Still, with a little attentiveness and consideration, you’ll get your point across. Similarly, be prepared with a back-up plan when you’re traveling. If your flight gets canceled or your car won’t start, remain calm and make the best of it. Who knows — you might not have met that fascinating new person in the airport lobby or bus stop if you had taken your flight or driven to work…

Remember, we can use this powerful energy in positive ways. Use this time to do activities that start with “re”: renew, repair, review, renegotiate, and research…

In general, Mercury rules intelligence and awareness, dispensation and disseminating information.  All means of communication, commerce and transportation. By delay, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who work with their minds or their wits: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves.  Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misunderstandings; flawed, disrupted, or delayed communications, negotiations and   trade; glitches and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or awry.

Artistic tendencies including crafts, music, art or design tend to be blocked by circumstances beyond one’s control. Legal matters will proceed slowly and unforeseen obstacles tend to emerge. Mercury retrograde tends to lack depth of sensitivity and has no patience for detailed analysis. All areas of communication are affected. Methods and motivation for learning, communication and transportation are subject to difficulties under this aspect. It brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds.

The good things to do when Mercury is retrograde: meditate, contemplate, edit the book/poem/song/essay you’ve been writing, clean house, talk to your pet, listen to music, paint, and catch up on sleep!  Since, mercury is a very slow moving planet and it effect almost all planetary signs, it is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through the wick.  Anoint the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant the psalm 70 every single night.  This period will last for 3 weeks and it will be hard on all of us.  This will allow friendly communications as well as understandings in situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until August 21, 2012

Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result 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 understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy I have chosen two mantras for you during this mercury retrograde:

“Om Budhaya Namaha”

(Om Bood-han-yah Nahm-ah-ha)

“Om and salutations to Buddha, presiding spirit of planet mercury”


This mantra is used to achieve mental clarity, to avoid and overcome misunderstandings and keep friendly communications flowing. Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a physic or a tarot reader.  In my opinion an in depth reading should be done every moon cycle.

May the retrograde move you and bring to you wisdom and serenity.





Something to talk about: New Moon in Gemini June 2012

New Moon In Gemini

June 19, 2012

By Maharani Rutan©

The New Moon will enter our skies in Gemini on June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am EST, 9:03 PST. This new moon settles it self still in the degrees of Gemini approximately 29 degrees depending up on the orb.  Concluding that all those that have Gemini in their chart will be affected and the residue affect is partly due to the Solar Eclipse in Gemini last month.

The most unusual aspect happens when there are two moons in the same sign.  For those who follow my lunar blogs know that for every new moon and full moon there are blogs which emphasize the general tendencies of each cycle.  How cool it is to have two moons in Gemini. The first moon lit the sky with the Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012, read more about it here. This moon focuses purely on negotiation, creativity, music, painting and most of all self-expression. If you did not get a gift from the last solar eclipse and you are a mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces or Sagittarius) expect a gift.

So you got slapped a bit by the last moon and the solar eclipse and it’s not as if you have not been slapped before.  Get over it! Because this new moon will help bring out new communication skills, the act of inserting one’s foot into one’s mouth will not get you into trouble in the future.

Not only are there two Gemini moons similar to the Aries moon of last year, we also have our beautiful hostess Venus who is sleeping until June 27 so be patient with love. When meeting someone new, it may be a little quirky at first without a real reason as to why, but, if it is meant to be it will stick around and show you wonderful changes. Then decide after the 27th if you really want it or not.  So why not bring out the daisies and start plucking petals; “he loves me”, “he loves me not”, “she loves me”, “she loves me not”… ?

However, if there is an existing romantic relationship, remember that one cannot bake a real cake without a little sweetness, however, the store is closed and you will have to live without it until June 27.  So, don’t get scared if love does not seem right, and know this too shall pass – it always does – so don’t stir drama where there is none.

The moon for many Gemini’s, those who have Gemini in their charts, as well as other mutable signs, could bring an increase of finances in late June.  But at the same time there could be a big expense that comes in June also and it is all in the negotiation that will help you find resolution at the end of the day.

Additionally, many have had some hardship with finances since the first week of February, but not to worry. Perhaps it will go forward where money could be manageable by June 25, 2012. Some news may come about old money due to you or a new job could be in the prospects.

The closer your birthday is to June 19th the more intense the changes.  Many of you may begin to feel this as early as 5 days before.  However, even if your birthday does not follow the New Moon it is advisable that you look clearly at your astrological chart to see how you will be affected by the New Moon. This can be done by contacting my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale.

All mutable signs are encouraged to keep their cool if the communication is not resolved in the next two weeks.  If not resolved, don’t expect it to happen in the first week of July when Mercury will bring you a check point for 8 weeks.  The intensity of the retrograde always affects mutable signs even though it will go through Cancer this time.  No matter what sign that Mercury retrogrades in, Gemini, whose emphasis is on Mercury, is always affected.  Mutable signs follow because they love to talk and need communication.

The New Moon signals a time of materialization. There is a desire to explore and begin something innovative, be it a small adjustment in the way you approach your everyday life or the decision to leave everything behind and start anew. The energy is right for making impulsive decisions as long as your actions do no hurt anyone and are humble in nature.  This is the time to act from your heart and trust the process – take a risk, live in the moment, dance to your own drummer. The New Moon blesses new beginnings, and invites you to take a chance! What do you want to envision in your life? What vision do you wish to manifest? The new moon begins a new cycle and is the seed of the beginning lunar cycle.

The chart of the New Moon is the key to opening doors for the coming lunar month.  The New Moon is an asking (invocative) time, and a time to prepare for what our needs are according to the prospects available (through Gemini this month). This is the time to Harvest, Pray and be Thankful, and to work on fertility and prosperity. There may be intensified skewed behavior patterns within yourself or those around you. A greater need to strive for accomplishment and to fulfill personal plans and ideals.

A tendency to react impulsively and emotionally during this time will be natural. With the Gemini ease of seeing both sides of everything, we feel more flexible, unpredictable and loquacious. It is a good time to write, take care of responsibilities that resemble mathematical puzzles, make speeches, presentations, or just let ideas fly through the clouds.  Academic pursuits and mind games may become more used to rationalize emotions.  An impulsive tongue may quickly express things that are only true for the moment.

will induce the logical solution for any emotional difficulty by jumping right into providing helpful opinion. Feelings may switch on and off, whereas various aspects of a situation may force the bending and adjusting to others. This type of energy could make people appear fickle or two-sided, but it is really the sign of an open mind. Nurturing others by staying in friendly communication will create a greater urge to keep in closer contact with a motherly figure.

The Gemini moon stimulates your curiosity. Interesting ideas appear constantly, like doors opening up to reveal other doors. Now is the time to make connections, perhaps via e-mail or telephone. Explore your garden, learn from it, but don’t plant.

The Moon in Gemini also brings time of messages and adaptability. People may feel very fluent and inquisitive. This is a time to pursue intellectual interests and to take care of communications both verbal and written. Like the Twins that symbolize Gemini, people may be able to see both sides of a problem, but they may also be inconsistent and fidgety, unable to make up their minds. Caution needs to be taken to avoid saying something in a rush that will be lamented later.

It is my suggestion to bring out those aspiration papers again and cross off the ones you have already have changed and make new ones.

Also, I suggest to purchase a Yellow candle carve your name on it and anoint it with sandalwood or frankincense oil and chant the following chant: “”I ask to find the inner light of my creativity” I wish for the universe to help me achieve the recognition that I desire.” “I pray that I may find the strength to take chances with my creativity.”  Along with Psalm 7 every night until the next new moon phase which will be July 03, 2012

Om Veshnu Namaha

(OM Vesh nu Na Ma Ha)


Please remember, for those who are reciting the mantras for the Lunar and Solar Energy, this mantra will be in addition to already recited mantras in order to bring the benefits of the new moon.

This Mantra opens the universal forces in your life and allows the righteous changes to occur.

Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a physic or a tarot reader.  In my opinion an in depth reading should be done every moon cycle.  Since, every moon cycle represents a change it not only affects our external forces but our internal forces as well.

Of course, we all have burning questions every now and then and it maybe necessary to have a reading done more often, but sometime we have to let universe take its course.

When dealing with a tragic situation it is my suggestion that before you have a reading done you must clear away negativity and fear from your emotions so that a reader can give you the clearest reading possible.  Remember every physic base all their telephone readings on your energy. So remember to ask guidance from the higher power before having a reading so that you can be neutral with your energy.  The clearest answers can be given when energy is at a neutral point.

Never get a reading with your energy is scattered because you may not receive the best reading possible.  98% of all physics are empathic and clairvoyant so this energy is very important to them as well as you.   Always remember every reader has their boundaries as to how far in the future they want to read.  This is of their choice; however, reading beyond 6 months is a very hazy situation. Our free will plays an important role in our destiny and we are able to change anything.  This is the main reason why many readers do not go beyond the 3 to 6 months mark.

These are general tendencies and no way reflects the exacts in one particular sign it is my suggestion for the latest up to date trends in your chart during this lunar eclipse I would suggest that you get in touch with my recommended astrologer

Please note I am NOT an astrologer nor claim to be one however, as a Hindu Sanskrit reader we use these utilities to be a threshold for our readings. In the Hindu ideology planets push the power of resistance and our free will takes the actions. Therefore anything done through humility and nature will play a great importance in life’s positive outcomes

May this moon bring enlightening conversations and wonderful communication skills.

Thank you once again