Last Mercury Retrograde 2016
Pre-Progression: Dec 1-14, 2016 (Begins in Sagittarius)
Pre-Regression : Dec 15-17, 2016 (Moves into Capricorn)
Mercury Station:Dec 19, 2016
Mercury Retrograde Regression: Dec 20-22, 2016
Mercury Retrograde Juncture: Dec 23, 2016 -Jan 7, 2017
Mercury Direct: Jan 08, 2017
Post-Regression: Jan 09-12, 2017
Post-Juncture: Jan 13-27, 2017
Within a few weeks we can all finally say good bye to 2016, and ponder what surprises that the cosmos has for us for 2017. But not to worry there will be plenty of time to ponder. As we had ended 2015 and begin 2016 we all contemplated what the universe will bring to us.
The year 2016, begin with mercury retrograde, “Its passage in Capricorn/Aquarius axis which usually represents worries, friendship, and organizations, until February 19, 2016” (Read more about it here)
Though, many in advisers in psychic and new age communities will be certain to say that mercury is not retrograding until December 19, 2016. Those in the Vedic philosophical teachings will always state that there are planets that are very slow in moving backwards, and slow in moving forwards. This is because the cosmos wants humanity to be sure to understand the message behind the phenomenon.
Certainly it is difficult to say that all of us can remember specific date and time. This is why I always recommend that my clients keep a journal so important events can be recalled easily. Just like anything in life not only does everything always makes a full circle but everything is always recalled. For instance, mercury is going to be retrograding in Capricorn at 15 degrees on December 19. The closes to this was on December 17, 2003 which as 12 degrees. Perhaps recalling 2003 may be difficult but it is the universes way of asking what have we learned from it.
Mercury retrograde will be back again in Capricorn in the summer of 2019, however it will not be at this degree until June 18, 2020. Mutable sign, (Gemini, Pisces, Virgo, or Sagittarius) mercury can be very challenging period for you. However, this year’s concentration fell on earth signs where the intensity of retrograde magnified the energy first with Capricorn the same time in 2015 (read about it here), which impacted Capricorn/Aquarius. Followed by nudging Taurus with the 2nd Mercury retrograde in April through June shaking up Gemini in the process (read about it here). Finally discombobulated Virgo’s during their last eclipse while tailgating Libra August through September (read about it here). Here we are now, at the same exact point as we were December 19, 2015, once again there is a whole lot of shaking going on with Mercury in Sagittarius/Capricorn axis.
The journey of retrograde at the end of this year will begin in Capricorn/Sagittarius axis. Capricorn usually represents negative thinking but at the same time it needs profession, status and success to feel good. Whereas, Sagittarius seeks courage, education, motivation and conviction to keep smiling and together it question each and every one of us especially those that have mutable (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius) and Earth signs (Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn), if what you do for a living does not inspire, excite, allow you to expand what career goal then why are doing what you are doing? This inspirational mode will continue dwell those that have above listed signs in their charts until January 27, 2017 where it will end the journey in the Aquarius
Mercury rules mutable signs but this time almost everyone is taken prisoner. Anticipate communication misunderstanding, deceitfulness, and miscalculation. Those that will be impacted by Mercury will be almost everyone, including but not limited to Capricorn, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, and all those that have any of these planets as their primary in their charts. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this visual misconception.
Retrograde periods, while commonly perplexing, are not principally rare. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon. Mercury, much like the winged messenger of the Gods, comes in on feather-light wings and instructions us to speak. Communications, feeling and awareness are all within Mercury’s territory, as are objectives and consistency, our process of balanced, and how we express our thought progressions will be highlighted.
An unpredictable nature carries to attention irritation and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things occur carelessly. Mercury is about a fast wit, philosophy, choosing, arrogance, perceptive and the capability to justify things. Mercurial energy can be ethical or callous, but it will surely be stimulating! This Planet also encourages us to transfer from one thing to the next and to get reactions on both a physical and psychological level. Further, Mercury’s vitality is both vigorous and insightful. Therefore it propels things so fast that sporadically we can say or do things without reasoning and regret them later.
Mercury is about short journeys: a social call to a neighbor or a friend at a short distance, the daily travel, and a weekend retreat. Relatives and transportation over-all are also within Mercury’s realm. Messages, letters, paperwork, online communications, and education are also within Mercury’s domain. This Planet begs us to be hasty — and well, just be you.
Discussions might be more perplexing, as crossed signs and unclear inferences cloud normally straightforward negotiations. Still, with a minor caution and consideration, you’ll get your point across. Similarly, be prepared with a back-up plan when you’re traveling. If your trip gets put off or your car won’t start, stay serene and make the best of it.
Mercury rules self-examination and consciousness, relaxation of the rules and is sociable and all means of communication, trade, and transport. By extension, Mercury quite often creates glitches for those people who work in these areas, especially people who work with meditation or intellect: authors and speakers, spectators and adversaries, gossips and medics, cheats and thieves.
The inferences which I am focusing on are ideally from Vedic readings as these are NOT Western Astrology or Eastern Astrology predictions. Rather, all inferences below are general tendencies. Each tendency will be unique to that individual and I suggest that you speak to my recommended astrologers, Leslie Hale, Xtrology or Lee.
I will begin the general propensities on the astrological signs that will be affected the most. However, please remember the tendencies are based upon markers that are bestowed upon VPA charts not to be mistaken for astrology.
Everyone will be a prisoner this mercury retrograde. Earth signs & Mutable signs, listed in order below, will be taking the pain for many of us. If a chart has Earth or mutable signs anywhere those planets will be triggered.
Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus
I know, this year has been hell. I wish I could say it’s almost over but next year you will have one retrograde in your sign. Without retrograde how do you know if you are going in the right direction?
Capricorn: Last year the universe wanted you to look at changes you needed to make in areas of friends and colleagues. Now, the universe asks you to reconsider everything whatever connections which are left are has a wrench thrown. You may see more misinterpretations, confusions and most of all you may feel no one is listening to you. There may be many things you may have to redo only because you did not pay attention to details as you should have. But one of the positive things that is coming your way is Uranus (God of destruction and chaos) will go direct by the end of this year this means that you will now have the focus you need to make the changes to your home and family. Therefore, thinking mercury as bad things take this opportunity to think of it as a second chance to make it right. The last supermoon in December will be blessing for you as well.
Virgo: You are a natural born workaholic but there are things you may love to do which is to relax and veg but you may not have time for that. This may cause you to slip on perfection and effectiveness of your work. Often during this time you may feel you are not getting rapport you want or you may get too much micromanagement. You cannot stand drama and you might find it’s come from everywhere. Don’t be surprised if old skeletons you put away come out of nowhere. But like anything changes is difficult for you with Uranus going direct you are now ready to make changes needed to safeguard your most precious interpersonal relationship. Perhaps the super moon will show you if that you will reap the work needed in career if not you will be frustrated more so than ever.
Taurus: Maybe your own insecurities and aggressive nature have torn relationships that you should have kept. Now you will see for yourself what it feels like to be smothered, and sometime it may feel everyone wants your time. However, it could also be that there is so much damage done, you may feel all alone and no one is really talking. There may be many misunderstandings and travel will have many mishaps. Hence you always want what you want and this could make things even more complicated for you. However, you may have been holding on to something or someone that needs to be let go but did not have the power or strength to really do so, now Uranus will help you do that at the end of the year. But before that the super moon will help you with your financial and emotional life by helping you transform your life.
Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius and Virgo (elaborated above)
Mercury retrograde has always been difficult for you. Though you are used to it by now as it does happen three to four times a year, it has been a nuisance in your everyday life.
Gemini: This mercury is just making you a sour puss. You may become so serious that you will not be positive with anything. Perhaps I might call you extremely moody for a month and half. Maybe an old lover or a friend comes knocking at your door and finally you can put things to a rest or start over. But the positive is that Uranus will help you find your dreams and future you will now have better solid friendships and more independence better than ever before and your supermoon will also help you reap what you sown. Remember work hard otherwise you know the universe slaps you for your laziness.
Pisces: People often misunderstand you that you are a loner. You are the furthest from it. Matter a fact sharing your own dreams, expectations and your insecurities with others helps you understand life better. Mercury retrograde may make you feel as though you are walking alone in a dessert all by yourself and when you are with people no one is listening. Often when you try to assert yourself you are really questioning yourself. You are now questioning yourself your visions, individuality, and prospect. You might even be inclined to reach out to old friends to see if anyone is reconnecting with you on the same level. Perhaps there is no need to worry Uranus at the end of the year will now help you see things much clearly as to your transformation and stability and help to your own transformation in February. The super moon before Christmas will wake you up and give you nudges to let you know you have a second chance at your dream
Sagittarius: This mercury I can just picture instead of mercury representing the thinker it may be Sagittarius representing the thinker. There is going to be plenty of back and forth issues regarding money matters. There could be stubborn quality and lack of active listening. The most frustrating part will be that your life may go into what I call a stagnation mode it will be like a roadrunner on a screen running but not going anywhere. Maybe running in place won’t matter much when Uranus helps to bring some control and fun back into your love life. Better yet the super moon helps you rebuild a existing relationship and gives you the courage to finally walkaway.
Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus (expanded with earth signs).
There is an old saying fixed signs cannot adapt to changes well but actually it is the opposite they adapt so well that they change with the change.
Aquarius: You may feel everyone wants a piece of you and all you may want to do is go under a blanket and hide. There is a great chance of you feeling fatigue, emotionally drained. Going back to people, places and things from the past is never easy for Aquarius especially having to deal with demons and mistakes. But as unsettling as it is there is a lesson behind this which is question your own inspiration and hidden matters. Perhaps mercury and Uranus are working together to help you make the changes you have anticipated ready to transform your life the way you want it to. The supermoon will finally give you the courage to walk away from a relationship or get closer to someone you really care for.
Leo: Too much planning and not enough doing may be the problem during mercury retrograde dear Leo. You may read too much into something and being concrete is not always a good thing where the details are lost in the meaning. The pressure can cause old health problems to come back and here we go again old health treatments will have to be tried again. But changes have been difficult and stressful for you and perhaps Uranus will make it a bit easier by the end of this year. However, supermoon will defiantly open your eyes to what needs to leave your life such as a person, people or things.
Scorpio: I feel so confused. I am sure I will hear many of you say that this retrograde period. It’s almost as if your mind has more energy than it knows what to do with. Things that are being said, ideas that are being shared but most of all discussions that are being led have a different outcome than what your mind is trying to convey. Thoughts and communications are not flawless, specific and transparent. Even if you have had difficulties in communication during this period, by the end of the year; Uranus is finally going to help you get your health, work and everyday life back in order and super moon will help you reconnect with your inner child if you want to cry its o.k let it out.
Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn (expanded with earth signs)
I have been told are the most shrug people during retrograde. They understand retrograde they adjust and they keep moving.
Aries: There could be problems at work and the goals and objectives you have for yourself. I would not be surprised if there are misunderstandings also. This may all have to do with the responsibilities that are placed on you and you may not be ready to hold yourself accountable. This will cause your reputation to be tarnished. This mercury is about second chances and resetting your objectives and goals so they are realistic. With Uranus going direct the end of this year you may finally feel more in control and with the full super moon now you are able to communicate more openly, emotionally, and transparently. This will in fact help you understand the world better than ever before.
Cancer: It’s not often when people do not get along with Cancer people but this retrograde period it may be the most difficult of them all. There will be plenty of misunderstandings with people that you love. You may find things are out of sync and this may cause minor disturbance in your environment which lead to disagreement and minor chaos. When this happens the self-assurance is never the best and everything seems blah. Maybe the nudge of Uranus finally assuring you about your career will help you see things in a brighter side at the end of the year . But before Christmas the full moon will make you a bit more emotional and you might want to be by yourself and let your inner child and past be released through music or just want to be a couch potato.
Libra: I don’t think there is ever a time Libra’s have a difficult time expressing how they feel. Hence this mercury retrograde period it may be very difficult to stay harmonized your own emotions will lack impartiality. There may even be a part of you that just does not want to deal with emotions. This is not because other people’s issues are not important but something deep inside of you is much more important which is tearing you apart. With the super moon just before Christmas it will help you complete things you could mot before and Uranus going direct by the end of the year will assist you in finding yourself and your changes to impact your relationship with yourself and others
Anxiety and substance, even groundless worries and doubt, are awakened, especially from work or are in a hostile condition; susceptible to being emotionless with a pessimistic idiom. Sustain discretion and poise in your occupation and do not try to decode written things too much.
Mercury is very lethargic and it touches almost all planetary signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant Psalm 70 every single night. This period will last for 6-7 weeks total and it will be hard on all of us.
This will allow friendly communication as well as understanding in situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until January 27, 2017. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras, triumphing the expected outcome is dependent on upon the prominence of purpose.
The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. I have chosen two mantras for you during this mercury retrograde:
(Om Maa nee pud mee Hummm)
“Om and salutations to Buddha, presiding spirit of planet mercury”
These mantras are used to manage coherent clearness, to elude and resolve confusions and have welcoming communications.
Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic readings have a characteristic prospective. We determine the improper actions and catch answers by creating a distinctive of gratitude through actions and responses. Astrology is grounded utility in which Vedic readings comprised upon. I am not an astrologer nor do I claim to be however, basic appreciative in astrology does assist us in applying what we know to what we need to know in order to clasp the energy and direct it to the most positive outcome.
This blog will not contain information on what remedial on what to do or what not to do, as there are plenty of internet websites and astrological sites that can provide that. Rather this is based upon Vedic prospective of what to expect to that it can be diverted and be mindful of it.
Please use this energy well to restart and find your resolutions because there is an uncomfortable path ahead with the eclipses. Two will be in February 2017. Be gentle with yourself.