Mercury Retrograde Winter/Spring 2019
Pre-Progression: February 19-March 1 (Pisces)
Pre-Progression Juncture: March 2-4(Pisces)
Mercury Station Retrograde: March 5(Pisces)
Mercury Station Regression: March 6-9 (Pisces)
Mercury Retrograde Juncture: March 10-23 (Aries)
Mercury Direct Regression: March 24-27(Aries)
Mercury Direct: Mar 28 2019 (Pisces)
Post-Regression Juncture: March 29-April 2 (Pisces)
Post-Juncture: April 3-16 (Pisces)
As I was editing this blog while watching Nightly News NBC they had 4 featured stories. I turned to my husband and I said, “I knew it!” I know share with you some things which have an earie resemblance.
In my predictions of 2019, I had stated, “I also would not be surprised if Morocco, England, Kuwait, Sweden, and Belgium are in the news for the first few months of 2019. But more so London, Melbourne, or San Francisco” Read more here. As of 2/2/2019, Nightly news reported, “On Monday, seven supermarkets, three fast food chains and the British Retail Consortium trade group begged lawmakers to avoid leaving the E.U. without an agreement.” Read more here
The second story relates to flooding and snow, I stated in my predictions in December 2018, “On January 18-30, 2000 a powerful snow storm hit North Carolina dropping 10 inches of snow in 24 hours. Perhaps due to the mild winter, there could possibly be shocking snow or monsoon rainfall.” Read more here. Nightly news claimed that there could be more flooding read more here
Third story was reflecting about the how the American people are handling he shut down. My prediction was that “Since Leo represents leadership, home, and strength, I surely would not be surprised if issues of family, security, leadership, and home are highlighted.” Many Americans with jobs were forced stand in line at pantries because they could not make ends meet. Watch more here
Lastly, the financial front will foresee many things, “there could be possible promotions, job changes, financial buy outs, purchasing of new businesses to solidify investments, and finances through hard work.”– Read more here. Hence Nightly News concluded even though many were impacted by the government shut down, many new jobs were created. Read more here
Here we are today, in a couple of weeks just when the full moon graces us, Mercury retrograde begins its sluggish voyage backwards in time and the initial ghost period begins on the 19th, continuing until March 04, 2019. On March 05, 2019, it is still conveying its mis-perception, misunderstandings, separations, reunions and forces each one of us to re-visit our past to see if we made accurate choices.
Mercury is a very slow planet; therefore, the intensity will lesson slowly with the most crucial time between March 5 and 9. Some of us could feel the relief as early as March 10, 2019 but then it becomes intense again March 24-27, 2019. While the sign of real relief will not make any noticeable energy move until March 28, 2019, it endures its journey until 17th of March when it begins to move forward again to let us know that whatever decisions were made, we must stick by them. Thereafter, from March 29, 2019 to April 16, 2019 will be an adjustment period where our decisions must stick, otherwise, by the next retrograde they will be recalled again.
Remember, if you meet someone new during retrograde it may be a very unclear and slow period. Unless you or the other person have strong planets, which could negate the energy, the unclear nature will continue. Nevertheless, if there is a reconnection it may be short lived, or you might reconnect with the past only to find out after the retrograde phase is over it is finished. This is the time to introspect if the person from the past can meet your expectations and for how long. If it’s someone new you may discover their real personality after the retrograde is over. Whatever happens, reminisce, it is a journey not a path.
This retrograde is placed in the planets of Pisces and Aries (according VPAT) so whichever house Pisces/Aries is in you VPAT chart is where the energy will be the most intense. Hence, as VPAT states, everyone has Pisces somewhere in their chart which means almost every one of us will be impacted in one way or the other.
A planet is defined as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional impression 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.
Even though it seems that this will be a horrible journey, remember, for every window that closes, a door opens. With the new moon in Aquarius energy behind us, and the Full moon in Virgo energy ahead of us, something beautiful may occur. Confident, free, and loving energy could bring new and old friendships while hard work and deep analyzation will bring forth new ideas and possible new places to work.
However, as Mercury begins to move slowly in retrograde within the first week, we could all feel a very serious undertone. This is all due to Venus moving into Capricorn according to VPAT. Many of us will find new ways to network or influence their energy towards financial structures and may be very prone to focusing on career and professions. Every connection which is linked to financial or resources will be respected as long as there is consistency and transparency. Every emotion will have an analytical approach until such time as we feel comfortable with our connections; but most of all, things may be very quiet on the interpersonal front.
Retrograde periods, although often thought-provoking for us, are not principally 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 orders us to express. Communication, understanding and awareness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are perception and rational thinking in the matter of philosophy and how we create and express our thought processes.
Remember, we can use this influential energy in positive ways. Use this time to do activities that start with “re”: restart, reparation, review, renegotiate, and research…
In general, Mercury rules contemplation and consciousness, giving out and circulating information and all means of communication, commerce, and transportation. By extension, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who work with their thoughts or their wits: writers and speakers, reporters and censors, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters, and thieves.
As a rule, Mercury retrogrades every quarter and this year will be the fire and water action. Per VPAT, it will be resonating in fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) and in water signs (Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio). The fire and water combination can cause some uproar in relationships, professions, and the way we communicate with one another. Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, a planet of communications however, Gemini is mutable sign. Mercury usually affects all that are mutable (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius), and even if Mercury retrograde does not fall in a mutable sign, these people will definitely feel the jolt and lethargy of this slow period.
When Mercury is in Aries, there is a tendency to make swift decisions. The energy may be impulsive at times due to Mars’ (ruling planet of Aries) provocation, leading to catastrophic situations. There is a tendency to jump at implications. This will be especially true for those that have Aries in their VPAT chart, including all fire signs, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Add to this Mercury retrograde in Pisces which creates spiritual and sensitive misperception with bizarre visions, sometimes leading to psychic experiences. As mental processes are tangled with emotions, we find it hard to detached concepts and thoughts from desire and impracticality. Our psychological alignment can be unhinged, idealistic, and overly-spiritual, but it also gradients to sluggishness and upsurges in the impulse to consume alcohol or anything that alters our moods. Anxiety and pressure, even baseless doubts and suspicion, are stirred particularly from working or existing in antagonistic environments, rising to a sharp, sarcastic tongue.
When we merge Pisces (Watery, Dreamy, and Visionary) with Aries (Dominate, Prorogation, and Driven) it is bound to be a very steamy passage. Thus, we now inter-mix Air from the past moon (in Aquarius), Earth from the full moon in Virgo, and Water and Fire from the Pisces/ Aries Mercury retrograde, resulting in the entire spectrum of emotions.
During this time the mixed energy will surely cause plenty of confusion. Whereas, many will feel that this is the most intense planetary flux that they have ever felt. This flux could cause carelessness with those that have primary planets in Fire (Aries, Sagittarius or Leo), amplified by the retrograde energy. Confrontations could escalate whereas choosing your words will be your saving grace. These words will cut people like a knife and hurt those we don’t mean to hurt.
Uphold discretion and dignity in your professional environment and do not try to read between the lines when there is really nothing to find. The rigidity of Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal delusions; unpredictable, dislocated, or delayed communications, negotiations and trade; glitches and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. All of these problems usually arise because some vital portion of information, or element, has gone off track or askew.
When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s thinking is more introspective, and we tend to think about matters and concerns that relate to the sign involved. There is, however, the prospect to gain insight into one’s own ego. Mercury sets out to reorganize our thinking processes and for many of us this is painful and frustrating. Moreover, these understandings expose mistakes in our inner organization as well as our external development, which can make us feel irresponsible and inadequate.
All areas of communication are pretentious. Approaches and inspiration for education, communication, and transportation are subject to complications under this aspect. It brings travel delays and missed appointments of all kinds. Documents can go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often. 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!
Below, you will find a predisposition to retrograde energy for every astrological sign. Please note this is neither sidereal nor tropical astrology. Rather this is based upon VPAT predictive predispositions which are based upon the universal energies.
It is recommended that you view your VPAT chart for the position of Aries/Pisces planets, which will give you an overall focus of what should and will be expected during this time. I will highlight the two signs which will be the most effected, followed by others.
Dear Aries, life has not been a cup of tea for you for the past 7 years. You may have gone through jobs, relationships, and perhaps even relocation. There also could have been health issues with family as well as yourself. Now you must look upon 2019 as the fruit of your own seeds. You may find that there is a lot of confusion right now and this is due to Uranus in Aries which always involves the unexpected. This year will not be like any other. During this time, you must be cautious of a few things which are listed below, however, this the time to get out of any relationships that do not benefit you. Let go of the past and be sure you are honest with yourself. Some of the things you want may not be likely to occur until after your birthday. But Mercury is the time to clean up your mess, especially in the area of hurt feelings, and make amends. This is something you learn from your Pisces brother/Sister. Dear Pisces, though Mercury retrograde has always been, and will continue to be, problematic for you, the eclipses are now behind you. Chrion is also behind you and now is the time to look at yourself during retrograde and see what you have learned. Jupiter, the planet of luck, has continued to bring you luck and you should enjoy this as much as possible, especially when it comes to your career. During retrograde you must consider your temperament, your covert dealings, and how both of these have affected your life.
Affected areas and negative tendencies.
Aries: Communications, family issues, temper, and finances
Pisces: Minor family illness, attentiveness, communication, and reckless spending
Many astrological theorists claim that mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius) have the most difficult time. However, this is not because of the energy, but rather, it is about adjustment. Mercury affects communication, intellect, and change. Hence, being a mutable sign, change is nothing you are unfamiliar with. Gemini’s have two sides to every situation especially when things are a bit difficult and sudden. Since they look at different concepts all the time, this is nothing new to them. But Mercury also affects understanding and often the speed of the work. Virgo’s are known to be very particular with what they do; they are constantly crossing their T’s and dotting their I’s, thus even when things are crazy it does not matter what day it is, they just get on with what they need to do and do it as meticulously as they possibly can. Pisces are so in tuned that once they get a feeling something bad is going to happen, they will alter their path and get to their destination without any stress. Finally, the sweet Sagittarius; they hate boredom and the same daily routine, so when Mercury kicks them or knocks them off their chair, they just laugh and say, “that was fun, let’s do it again.” The problems occur when it comes to the things that they cannot control, and this is when Mercury is difficult for them, three times a year.
Affected areas and negative tendencies.
Gemini: Ego, children, lethargy, and zeal
Virgo: Relationship disagreements, communication, comprehension, and financial risk
Pisces: See above
Sagittarius: Ego, haste, moodiness, and lack of professional drive
Taurus is the most stubborn sign of the zodiac; they have a difficult time with change. They tend to hold on to habits, people, and things, even if they are poison to them, because they want to be able to have the control to do it when they can, or rather, when they want to. Capricorns can be just as stubborn, however, the difference is they work hard and think too much at times, thus Mercury causes confusion through their analysis
Affected areas and negative tendencies.
Taurus: Reckless spending, technology, unclear intentions, and communication with aggression
Capricorn: Assertiveness, lack of planning, lack of recognition, and reckless responsibilities
Like their sister Gemini, Libra and Aquarius shrug their shoulders when it comes to difficulties. If it is broken it usually gets replaced, if is something they can’t figure out they will find a manual online. They make their adjustments any way they know how, however, they cannot handle hiccups very well.
Affected areas and negative tendencies.
Libra: Lack of success, hiccups in projects or work-related assignments, lack of passion, and communication
Gemini: see above
Aquarius: Analyzing too much, finances, decisions through haste, and lack of motivation
Unlike the other astrological signs, water signs (Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio) are among the most intuitively active astrological signs in the zodiac system. Therefore, they are more in tune with the moods of their environment and the world. Their waver, spiritual, and comforting personality usually picks up on any tragic turmoil around them, therefore becoming emotional sponges; which, in turn, causes chaos and confusion in their lives. This year will be a year of Mercury retrograde in water and fire which means it is currently Aries/Pisces, in the summer it will be Leo/Cancer, and in the Autumn, it transitions to Sagittarius/Scorpio. Therefore, there will plenty of time for personal introspection.
Affected areas and negative tendencies.
Pisces: See above
Cancer: Communication, family illness, wavering intentions, and work-related issues
Scorpio: Health issues, communication, children’s health, and financial investments
The best thing to do during Mercury retrograde is to think before you act, not to do things in haste, be supple, but most of all, actions do not have to be bad. During Mercury retrograde in Pisces/Aries, there is a great tendency to be fiery, intuitive, compassionate, and driven. These tendencies usually cause people to feel a lack of confidence and distrust.
Since, Mercury is a very slow planet and it effects almost all planetary signs, it is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Smear the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant the Psalm 70 every night.
This period will last for 6-9 weeks and will be difficult on all of us. Through prayers and mantra recitation, the energy will allow friendly communication as well as consideration in all situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until April 10, 2019.
Remember that with all submissions of psalms and mantras accomplishing the anticipated result is contingent upon the eminence of the goal. 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 Mani Padme Hum
(ommm Maaani Paud maee hum)
Om Amitabha Hrin
This mantra is used to achieve rational clarity, to evade and overcome confusions, and to keep welcoming dialogs continuing.
Please note that everyone has Pisces somewhere in their chart, but those that will be affected the most during this transitional period are mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini). However, Aries will also be pushed to their limits. This means those with mutable signs and fire signs, such as the sun or the moon, or even ascendants, will be affected.
I am not an astrologer, nor do I claim to be. Vedic readings are fixated and geared to provide a pathway and the importance of actions and feedback, and uses the sun and the moon as groundwork giving you the best potential. This is so you can make your own free will decision which is not prejudiced by another, rather, what is in your best interest.
Take this time to nap, relax, and enjoy the slowness and “ahhh” later…