Principle of Pleasure or Pressure: Full Moon in Libra 2017

Full Moon in Libra

April 11, 2017

By Maharani Rutan©

On April 11, 2017, we will have a full moon transiting in Aires/Libra at 22 degrees. The full radiance can be seen around 2:08 am EST and 11:08 pm PST. However, this is a very auspicious day. Not only is it a full moon, but for many Hindu practitioners it is also “Hanuman Jayanti”. I will explain more about this magnificent day a little later.

According to the ancient astronomers, depending upon which region you reside in, the April full moon names were unique due to the culture. The first full moon in April is usually referred to as a Pink moon, or the Grass Moon. Often the mention of the Pink moon is due to the shade of herb moss that resembles dusty pink during the full moon light. While Green moon represents the robust color of the grass during the spring season bringing that life back to grass on the ground

It has been theorized that full moons disturb our opinions of people and frequently make us short-tempered. The methodical facts show that the density of the water current against the moon is the basis of numerous intermittent behaviors in people. Water is attracted towards the moon when the moon is full which intensifies the pressure of water retention and hermitages around the world including people, places and things.

As human beings, we are deep-thinking and our thoughts will be a bit slanted on the full moon night; just as the moon’s gravitational pull affects the ocean’s tides, so too will it pull us from one direction to another. The full moon may cause unexpected behavior and elicit wrath, premature labor, and bleeding.

Some people may not feel the effects of this moon, but it depends on several aspects. Primarily affected are those that have many planets in water and they could find this full moon to cause headaches, fatigue and possible sickness 5-7 days before and after the full moon. Additionally, if there is water and Libra in the chart it is a double whammy. Nonetheless, everything becomes flawless and more focused under the light of the Full Moon – desire and self-esteem can become quite exaggerated, and we may have more cognizance of, and a spotlight on, relationships. There is a good chance of getting a surge of energy from the light of the Moon and have more luminous dreams.

However, daydreaming and taking those dreams to the next level, may be a little bit more difficult this spring. According to Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories, there are four planets in retrograde, some of which have already been retrograding. Please note that these theories are a unique style of philosophies and neither Western, nor Vedic Astrology’s have the same idea.

VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theory) states that the first magnificent planet to go retrograde is Jupiter which is currently sitting in Virgo; thus, by association, it is affecting all earth signs (Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo). It will remain retrograde (1/28/2017) until June 29, 2017, which could cause money, luck, and financial progression to be a slower for those that have planets in those that were mentioned above. (Read more about it here).

The second outstanding planet that is always is misunderstood but is a teacher of karma is Saturn. VPAT positioned Saturn to be in Scorpio until January 15 and moving into Sagittarius on the 16th where it went retrograde and will remain retrograde until April 16, 2017. Saturn is about the importance of diligence through grief. People who are modest, honest, having faith in God face few problems as they are the benefactor of Saturn. Saturn will remain in Sagittarius from April 16 through June 06, 2017 when it goes back into Scorpio once again. There are numbers of people affected by this retrograde thus proving important for all. (Read about Saturn in Scorpio here) and (Saturn in Sagittarius here).

Third is our wonderful trickster, Mercury, who comes knocking at our door three times a year and is the most hated planet. However, he should be the most loved planet as he brings to us a time to reconsider all things in our lives to make sure we don’t make the same mistakes. VPAT considered his opening and transiting retrograde to be on March 23 and will continue in his path until May 21-23, 2017. The most effected signs will be Taurus (all earth signs Capricorn, Virgo), Mutable signs (Pisces and Gemini) and all those that have earth and mutable signs anywhere in their charts. Read about it here

Lastly, five days after the full moon and around the time of the eclipse, Pluto, the most misunderstood planet but the most powerful, makes its move. The retrograde will begin on April 15, 2017 and it will continue until the first week of September. Pluto generally retrogrades only once a year and is about rebirth and regeneration. But remember, the universe places this in our lives to give us the willpower to let go and eliminate. If you don’t let go, the events in your life will force the issue.

With all these planets retrograding, the full moon push and pull, the power of prayer, and Hanuman Jayanti will be the most welcoming spiritual phase. Hanuman Jayanti is celebration of the birth of Hanuman who was a faithful devotee of Lord Rama. But he too had supernatural powers and helped save Lord Rama’s wife Sita from evil Ramayan. His devotion was so strong that he could move mountains and clouds through his faith.

Many Hindu devotees celebrate this day differently; however, in Gujarat they fast the entire day. They go to Hanuman or Lord Rama’s temples by the hundreds and pray. It has been told in the scriptures that he was born at sunrise; therefore, most people begin worshiping at sunrise after a holy bath. Puja and Prasad is usually performed and ancient traditions state that people who worship him symbolize him as a devotion of strength, energy, and devotion. Hanuman is also known as the 11th avatar of Lord Shiva.

All relationships are about devotion and strength, and Shiva always represents a male and female energy thus the placement of the full moon is perfect. This moon is positioned to convey light on relationship issues; the sun in Aries will bring opposition in everyone. It’s an echo of one’s self in others’ lives and whatever that is put out there will come back, whether good or bad; therefore, being the best you can be will be the optimal way to go. Focusing on the needs of others will defiantly bring brownie points during this full moon emphasis.

Libra Moon values peaceful relationships. Appeasing people that are close and encouraging people to look after others with kindness and enjoyable manner with music and beautiful things. Libra Moon needs close friendship, company, or marriage to feel cherished and safe. A need for peace, harmony, and enjoyable surroundings is a must. In emotional situations, the Libra Moon tends to act very realistically and endeavors to make fair decisions. People will have strong compassion to, and attraction for, others. This comes from the Libras search for harmony and balance, for the Libra nature accentuates teamwork.

Since moon in Libra represents Amiable, Beautiful, and Comfortable, Open-minded, and Loving, it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced. This full moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil or peppermint oil and chant the Psalm 26.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.

Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. 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 are a powerful source of energy. For this year, I have chosen two mantras for Libra moon:


Om Hreeng Kleeng Shreeng

(oooom Hriiiinnng Kliiiing shhhhhriiing)


Om Tatva Niranjanaya Tarakramaya Namah

This mantra produces the excellence of friendship.

Remember to cross out the old affirmations, even if there is only the slightest change, and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember, never make the affirmations begin with “I balance”, they must be worded “I need balance in my life with friendship and love.”

This blog focuses on tendencies which may not individually relate to a person’s chart, rather it is a stepping stone for the tendencies of our environment. To find out how this full moon will affect you astrologically, it is advisable to set up a time with a recommended astrological advisor, Lee Stillwater or Leslie Hale.

A Vedic reading embraces a variable destiny and the forks that lay ahead for Karmic changes. It also embraces how our own wiliness to beautify and make changes allows prosperity and happiness in our lives. A Vedic reading is a pathway to changes and acceptable things in our lives whereas Astrology brings a foundation of the path. Together they bring a symphony of cohesion bringing peaceful resolutions.

Wishing you a harmonious full moon.

Maharani Rutan©

Copyright © 2017 cosmicpsychic,cosmicpsychics, Maharani Rutan@ eta. all All Rights Reserved

Sluggish Stubbornness: 2nd Mercury Retrograde 2017


Pre-Progression: Mar 25-Apr 5, 2017(Begins in Aries)

Pre-Regression : Apr 6 -Apr 8, 2017

Mercury Station:Apr 9, 2017 (Taurus)

Mercury Retrograde Regression: Apr 10-14, 2017

Mercury Retrograde Juncture: Apr 15, -27, 2017

Post-Regression: Apr 28-May 2, 2017

Mercury Direct: May 03, 2017 (Aries)

Post-Regression Juncture: May 04-8, 2017

Post-Juncture: May 9-21, 2017

By now we have weathered the slowdown in the early part of the year; considering and reconsidering where our life will be 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years from now. But we still don’t have absolute answers. We thought we did until what was hidden came to light.

According to Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories, when Saturn moved from Scorpio (read about it here) and into Sagittarius, some of what was hidden came to light. It so happened that on inauguration day, we were fooled; or did we fool ourselves? We may never know. However, I spoke of blindfolds and shocks in my projection blog of 2017 (read about it here).

In the mix of it all, the entire society was angry, hostile, agitated, and most of all, aggression was the name of the game when Venus and Mars were in Aries. While Mercury retrograde was direct, time just moved us right into the month of February before we knew it. Jupiter debunked luck and money for many earth signs (looking at VPA) and we entered the darkness of the lunar eclipse in Leo.

The darkness was wretched; it shocked foundations and relationships while taking away things dear to our hearts. Leo represents family and our structure; it questions what was stable and what was not. Leo also asks if something was meant to stay or go; we had no control. With the lack of control all we could do is pray. Then there was Shiva.

Often represented in the form of Pisces, he brought light and the Last Solar Eclipse for Pisces until 2035. With blessings and prayers, he assures us that with a little faith there will be a new beginning. But it means we must look at all aspects of our lives. How much does money control our lives? If it was taken away what would happen?

The universe also questioned our need to control every situation and if, for a brief moment, someone else had the control what would happen? Then came the full moon in Virgo where something had to give. If it got in the way of work, projects, and goals, it ended. Be it a job, partnership, or even prospective interview, it had to be let go.

Now, the universe wants us to consider the last 2 months and think about what we have learned. It’s not like we have not gone down this road before. If you have kept a journal, which I recommend to everyone (especially my private clients), consider the events of April/May in 2010 then compare them to the issues of Mercury retrograde of April/May in 2016. Though the circumstances may not be exactly alike the lessons are surely similar. Since Mercury seems to want to question you, dear Taurus. It seems to me that you are being re-tested every 6 years so you can guess that the next time you will be tested again will be in 2023. So, enjoy this ride. I know…NOT!

The Pre-Progression period of Mercury begins on March 26 2017 and carries on until April 05, 2017 in Aries/Pisces. I consider this a signal from the universe to let all of humanity, especially those that have Earth signs, Mutable signs, and Fire Signs with a main focus of Taurus, to look back at events of March 2006, and 2011 and you think deeply about what could have been changed then and what will you do now. If you do nothing you will also be questioned by the universe again in 2018. Though things are not as intense, the circumstances in one’s life will begin to unfold where difficulties could begin to arise.

By the time April 6 rolls around many will become irritable, and Mercury will begin to touch the heart of fixed signs (Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, and Taurus). The Pre-Regression period forces some to feel chaotic, as if something is not right or missing. Reflections of these events are linked back to April of 2004, May 2010, and now. But be sure that some of them are resolved. As the universe may ask similar questions in May of 2023 to make sure you have the answers.

The Pre-Regression period is as simple as leaving the keys to a car inside the home and locking yourself out; or leaving something at home when you are halfway to work. It is about minor glitches. Unfortunately, these minor mishaps will continue to disorient us until April 08, 2017.

On April 09, 2017, suddenly, almost everyone that has Taurus in their chart, mutable signs, fixed signs, and earth signs by default, will be affected by the intensity of retrograde energy. It will feel like a bad hangover. But it will not just affect the Taurus’. It will take everyone hostage. This day will seem like forever and many of us may pray for it to be over sooner than later.

Mercury turns retrograde at 4 degrees in Taurus. Mercury retrograde is always known as an omen to communication. In my eyes, Mercury is a Buddha. During the Mercury retrograde stationing period we can become very overwhelmed with TMI (too much information), thus it can cause small details to go unnoticed. It also gives us a time to look at old concerns in a different light, giving a deeper understanding of solutions. I believe Mercury is given a bad rap, like Saturn who is our teacher. Both Mercury and Saturn play a significant role in our lives and without them we cannot fully understand our lives. We can’t learn from our past in order to correct ourselves for the future.

When Mercury is retrograde, all conclusions are more reflective and we lean toward matters and anxieties that communicate to the sign involved. With Mercury retrograde in Taurus, people with this sign prominent in their charts will be predominantly predisposed to such introspection. Mercury retrograde creates a rational and emotional focus on self-autonomy and love with freedom. Attitudes may change, possibly being inclined towards an obstinate and judgmental nature. The big temptation will be to pressure people into sharing the same mind-set.

A planet is termed as retrograde when it gives the impression of moving the wrong way through the zodiac. This customary notion rises in the misleading planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth relative to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never really retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way due to this visual illusion. Retrograde periods, although frequently challenging for us humans, are not rare. Each planet retrogrades except for the Sun and Moon. Mercury, much like the winged messenger of the gods, comes in on feather-light wings and commands us to speak.

Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal confusions: faulty, interrupted, or delayed communications, discussions and trade, along with the malfunctions and failures of telephones, processors, cars, buses, and trains. These complications frequently ascend because a vital piece of data, or element, has gone off track, or askew.

Taurus also refers to resources and those things that are a natural part of our lives such as food, shelter and clothing. Mercury in Taurus conveys facts which deliver evaluation of such objects and the standards we place on them. Monetary values will become a key component which influences the reconsideration. Some people may modify their financial aims and find different resources of financial structure. Mercury retrograde does NOT mean that you must halt the tasks you have in mind rather, take the time to be faultless. Be sure not to sign agreements or get yourself involved in legal disputes because it is a guarantee that there will be reexamination before the next retrograde.

Conversations might be more challenging, as crisscrossed gestures and blurred connotations muddy normally straightforward discussions. Still, with some slight thoughtfulness and reflection, you’ll get your opinion across. Similarly, be prepared with a back-up plan when you’re traveling.

On April 10, 2017, the intensity will continue though it may ease just a bit. However, the hangover will still cause many of us some dizziness. There are two things that earth signs cannot truly live without, especially Taurus. Once they have taste of it they want it over and over. This does not mean that it is bad, rather, sometimes it is difficult to balance both. The love of money and love of love. I would like to say that April 10, 2017 will be the only day you would feel this but this may not be the case.

Mercury Retrograde Regression, which is the hangover after the hangover, will continue until April 14, 2017. It is not recommended any financial, legal decisions, or papers be signed during this time as some important message or detail will be missed. It is also imperative that breakups or misunderstandings be handled with kid gloves as reconciliation may not happen until the next retrograde.

During the end of Mercury Retrograde Regression, on April 14, 2017, and the beginning of Mercury Retrograde Juncture Regression from April 15 through April 27, 2017, there will be mass confusion, especially in the area of relationships. While Venus is another planet of expansion and finances, it is also a planet of love in many senses. It is a time to consider the mistakes of the past. Be careful not to make hasty decisions during the Pre-Regression period as the Mercury Retrograde regression period is still valid and you may have adjustments, changing your mind and heart. Remember, not everyone thinks and acts like we do.

The message of the past is scrambled and is flying through our memory, like a movie on fast forward, to make sure we have all the answers we need. In fact, the information may become very overwhelming April 28, 2017 through May 02, 2017 when Mercury Retrograde moves into Progression period to station direct on May 03, 2017.

Suddenly, for one day the messages will stop. Things become very quiet and quite often many people are told that Mercury is stationed so there is no need to worry but in fact, it is the opposite. Mercury Stations on May 03, 2017 to help humans catch their breath for a moment. This allows the scenes and answers to be fed at a slower speed giving most of us, except fire signs, time to breathe for a minute or two while checking on fire and mutable signs.

On May 4, 2017, the energy will now enter post regression into Aries 24 degrees to test all fire and mutable signs; seeing if their homework from March 26 through April 08, 2017 is finished. If not, Mercury will come back and revisit with the rest in 24 hours.

Finally, Mercury gathers every zodiac through the post juncture and gives each sign homework to do until their period, from May 05, 2017 until May 21, 2017, has concluded. This is when all things return to normal again.

The good things to do when Mercury is Retrograde: reflect, envision, revise, de-clutter, spend time with your pet, listen to music, paint, and catch up on sleep!

Possible Mercurial messages that may need to be revisited are those actions/reactions and communications that continue to be repeated. These have not been the best decisions we made and they have not been the good for everyone. But Mercury will not bring all bad communication, he always brings mixed messages.

The information which I bring to you is not astrology or numerology; it is part of the Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories, whereas astrological tags are used as a character base. Therefore, the predictions are based on a VPA theoretical basis, not astrological. If you are looking for a western astrologer, please seek Lee Stillwater or Leslie Hale. If they are unreachable, please contact any of my other preferred astrologers (here). For those that have had one done, please look at your VPA chart and implement as needed. The predictions are in the order of intensity, placement, and timing.

Fixed Signs

As a family, we often suffer together. Taurus, as a part of the family of fixed signs, will feel the impact the most. As the recollections of 2004, 2010, and 2015 Mercury retrogrades were not easy, they add to the mix of Venus retrograde which is bound to cause every Taurus, and those in association, a bit of confusion. Money will be problematic and forget love and romance. Leo’s may be suffering some effects of Saturn as it moved into Sagittarius on January 26, 2017 (per VPA read about it here) and the eclipse this February really woke them up. But it shook us all up, including Scorpio’s, when we felt the relief of Saturn moving away from Scorpio (read about it here) and the eclipse bringing tears. And about those tears of loss, Aquarius is still shedding their skin as a result of the 2016 eclipse (read about it here).


Areas of reflection and confusion: Well being, disposition, integrity, self-respect, and endurance.
Positive: Professional improvements and escalation in social circles.
Warning: Handle finances, legal issues, and family with care.


Areas of Reflection: Conviction, belief, perception, knowledge, visions, and revelations.
Positive: remaining full of activity and sufficiently overloaded with work.
Warning: Unanticipated interruptions in travel and expenditures.


Areas of Reflection: Individual environments, educational instruction, family, and secluded matters.
Positive: Surprising monetary increases.
Warning: Be extra cautious with your health, do not trade stocks or bonds, and mind your communication with family.


Areas of Reflection: Trust, legal processes, standing, spouse, and relationships.
Positive: Successes regarding job, money, and travel.
Warning: Refrain from arguments with your loved ones.


Mutable Sign

Since Gemini’s are ruled by the planet of Mercury, family kinship always makes that affected discomfort for all mutable sign 3 to 4 times a year. However, within the past 1.5 years, mutable signs have been blessed with major transformation of the ending of the Pisces eclipse series in February 2017 (read about it here). These signs are blessed with Jupiter still in Virgo (per VPA) until September 2017 (read about it here) and the teacher of past and present karma entering into Sagittarius (per VPA) retrograde on Jan 26, 2017 (read about it here). All of you may have had your share of higher than highs and lower than lows. Perhaps bipolar; it’s not you, it’s the planets. At least Virgo and Pisces are finished with their eclipses and I don’t foresee any eclipses in mutable signs this year or next. But that does not mean you will not be affect by other personal planets.


Areas of Reflection: Revenues, money, retention, communication.
Positive: Transfer to a new job, alteration of your home.
Warning: Cease from gossip, boldness, and rage.


Areas of Reflection: Long life, coverage, doubts, frustrations, hardship, and griefs.
Positive: Backing from your spouse or partner, and interactions will be delightful.
Warning: Don’t be slothful or defer.


Areas of Reflection: Resolution, agreements, move, and finishing responsibilities.
Positive: You will have love, sacrifice, appreciativeness, and genuineness from your spouse.
Warning: Cautious of indulgence and investing in real estate.


Areas of Reflection: Vigor, nourishment, obligations, distrust, and opponents.
Positive: Your ideas will finally get recognized.
Warning: You may feel fatigued due to work overload. Watch your emotions and legal issues.

Cardinal Signs

Most of you, at the moment, are somewhat worry free. Others may even be looking forward to things coming together soon. Nevertheless, the backlash of Saturn moving into Sagittarius may cause some Aries to drip drop money or have difficulties finding career opportunities. Capricorns maybe getting mixed signals between Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus retrograding. On the other hand, Cancers and Libras may be feeling a little bit at home doing what they need to do; either work to glorify their home or work to make their home more comfortable. Enjoy your time as I can’t say it will be the same during next year’s summertime.


Areas of Reflection: Ethics, higher education, religiousness, and families.
Positive: You may get positive acknowledgment for what you do for fun.
Warning: Cautious about your health and partner/spouse.


Areas of Reflection: Limitations, excess, dishonesty, verbal abuse, reserves, and offerings.
Positive: You may travel and earn a gain over your competition.
Warning: Cautious economic choices or enterprise should be avoided.


Areas of Reflection: Heritage, uncertainties, forfeiture, discord, and shame.
Positive: With hard work, you will accomplish your goals.
Warning: Watch your health, expenses, and arguments with relatives.


Areas of Reflection: Recognition, dignity, power, promotion, success, and respect.
Positive: You will get involved in new religious activities and dive into your hobbies.
Warning: Watch out for an elderly female in your life with health issues.

The information which I have brought is all general tendencies and should not be considered exact to personal charts. Please remember this is not astrology; if you are looking for western astrology please contact Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwater. Having a VPA chart will allow for exact examination of the true nature of how one will feel during retrograde.

For those that have had VPA chart done it’s a matter replacing the values above.

With the beautiful moon in Aries/Pisces and first day of Mercury retrograde period, let’s slow down and take a deep breath.

Since Mercury is a very relaxed moving planet and it has consequences for 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 the Psalm 70 every single night. This period will last for 8 weeks and it will be tough on all of us. The energy of the fusion of candle and oil energy will bring forth welcoming communications as well as compassion in circumstances. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until June 03, 2017.

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:

Easy Mantra

Om shanti shanti shanti

(omm shaaa nthi shaaa nthi shaaa nthi

Difficult Mantra

“Om Mani Padme Hum”

This mantra is used to triumph spiritual clarity, to avoid and astound confusions, and keep approachable communications flowing.

Please recall, I am NOT an Astrologer nor do I assert to be one; rather, I am a Vedic Sanskrit Reader who incorporates Astrology as a value and basis of the reading, and ambiances the splendid transformation destiny and Karma reading as a conclusion to all readings.

I will be doing special timing readings for my clients during this period. Don’t forget, if you are going to plant the seeds of this wonderful new moon in Aries do it before the 29th.

Make a list of all your desires which cannot be bought or gained through manipulation (if you are not sure about these please contact me), bury it, and plant a flower or flowers over it. Take care of it like baby, water it, give it sun, and see how the universe expands it.

Maharani Rutan©

Copyright © 2017 Cosmicpsychic,cosmicpsychics,Maharani Rutan@ eta. all All Rights Reserved

“Sleep in Heavenly Peace”: Last Mercury Retrograde 2016


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

By Maharani Rutan©

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.

If you are looking to see how mercury retrograde will impact you personally, I suggest you contact my recommended astrologers Leslie or Lee.

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.

121016Earth Signs

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.

121116Mutable signs

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.

121216Fixed Signs

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.

121316Cardinal Signs

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:

1216bud“Om Mani Padme Hum”

(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.


Maharani Rutan©

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Shocking endings and beginnings: First super full moon August 2015


First Super Full moon 2015

Full Moon in Pisces

August 29, 2015

By Maharani Rutan©
The first of the super full moons begins with the 2nd full moon in August. This full moon will trigger our emotions, sensitivity, re-conclusiveness, and solidarity. For many, intuitions will be triggered by the energy and a great deal of awareness to humanity.

On August 29, 2015, the Super full moon in Pisces will light our sky with spectacular grace, sitting beautifully in 5 degree Virgo- Pisces axis. Some of you may even be able to see it as early as the day before, however, it be at its fullest at 2:36pm EST, 11:36am PST depending upon the orb. Perhaps the closest to this degree that can be possibly be recalled would have been August 28, 2007 at 4 degrees in Pisces.

The energy of this moon is so intense that, shocking news may come to many as early as the 21 and that energy will continue until September 5, 2015. It could be good and it could be bad whichever it is it is a nothing that was expected but was suspected.

A couple of days before the Super moon, Mercury retrograde would have entered Libra by beginning its journey through Virgo (Read about it here). The delightful sun will also enter Virgo. Jupiter has already entered Virgo (read about it here). This moon will significantly impact nearly every person. There is no reluctance that this energy will bring more supernatural gifts and we may be more prone, or subtle, to our surroundings and with others. All will seem more luminous under the nimble the full moon. This may impact individuality; becoming more inflated and mostly having to do with our personal relationships with others.

Our sleep will absolutely be troubled and often mystical moons such as this will cause human doubts to connect even more with the universal energies. When Venus enters Leo it seriously influences fun and playfulness. Virgo’s however, take a somber turn from requiring everything fun to now being graver. People you love will be led to deeper considerations. Virgo is unsurprisingly reticent, thoughtful, and a great listener. The difficulty will transpire when the relationship becomes unpredictable; there could be more apprehension in regards to gratitude. Be cautious not to be too precarious to your partner, especially those that have Virgo planets.

Be careful as people tend to be a little awkward during the full moon. Bleeding and lose blood may become a problematic; therefore if you are going for a medical procedure during the full moon take added time to care for yourself. Love, romance, poetry and compassion will be the sparks that bring illumination during the full moon, especially during the midnight hours.

The sun in Virgo and the moon in Pisces can be a very good time to heal when the physical world and spiritual world becomes one. There will be no indication of obsession with trying to find limitations but tolerance as they merge. Mantras, poonam Pooja, as well as prayers can have a key influence on soothing and outcomes as the answers are on a higher level.

On a full moon energy will cause people to become highly disconnected or self-absorbed with concern about humanity and serving others. The Moon in Pisces guides in a time of limitation and realism. Emotional ties, relaxation, healing, and assisting those less privileged is the subject of this full moon. There are also propensities to muse in a quiet place and heal interior aching and surrendering for the sake of humanity. During this full moon be very careful of indulgence, preoccupation, greediness and ego-centrism. As the moon in Pisces represent spirituality, insight, extravagance to materialism, you should focus instead predominantly on being considerate, artistic, and sympathetic.


Be considerate to everyone, as they will go through changes themselves. This transformation is absolutely essential. In less than 30 days, the Solar Eclipse will begin its journey through Virgo as it did for them in 2006 through 2008, and the Lunar Eclipse will end a cycle for Aries, which began October 18, 2013. As they were rechecked by the Universe October 8, 2014, they will be rechecked for what they have learned in two years and for the last time September 27, 2015.

You may choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all solicitations of psalms and mantras accomplishing anticipated results are reliant on upon the value of purpose. The spiritual journey is interdependent upon the journey and the intention as it must be clear and precise without selfish predispositions.

The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Pisces moon is:

Om Shri Shiva Namaha

(Oom sha ri shiv a Namaha )

You may reverse the mantra to Om Namaha Shivaya whichever seems easier


For those who want to learn more about mantras or just want to learn to how to pronounce them may go to this You tube video by Sarman Parmar

Additionally, as mercury continues to move backwards in time, I would suggest for Hindu practitioners, as well as those who want to follow the Hindu Philosophies, that one more mantra be added.

Om Buddah Namaha

(om bud dah Na ma ha)

For those who are celebrating Poonam, make sure you do Satyanarayan Pooja and recite the above mantra changing the Namaha to Swaha.

Make sure you have crossed out aspirations that have the slightest change and create 12 new ones. This is a very spiritual moon; aspirations regarding materialism must be voided and replaced with harmony, union, thoughtfulness, and kindness. For Christian practitioners, I recommend to light a white candle on that day. Carve your name on the candle, anoint it with Frankincense oil, and chant Psalm 65 three times.

I am not an astrologer, rather a Vedic reader who unites the energy of both Vedic and Western astrology as a basis to Vedic philosophy. Vedic readers examine the troubles to contribution in shifting contrary destiny and karma to bring optimistic pathways into self-concept as well as self-actualization so the passage can be as sublime as the path that it taken. I highly suggest that if you follow western astrology or are a little curious, I suggest you speak to my recommended advisers Leslie Hale or Xtrology. Otherwise you may seek any of my recommended advisers here

This full moon is going to affect almost everyone and it should be embraced as a change that is absolutely necessary. To recognize that something has to go, or leave, and our psyche will help us with this pathway.

If you wish to have a re-cap, I suggest that Virgos and Aries wait until their eclipses, and remember, the magic number for unification, peace, and healing is 40 days, therefore, if you had a reading done less than 40 days please wait for a re-read until the eclipses pass.


To find out where the moon placement of Pisces is in your chart I would recommend that you contact my preferred astrologers and discuss the impact of this moon. Additionally, request your planet placement for future readings so that you do not spend your resources unnecessarily.

May you have the most super full moon with the extreme empathetic passage ever, however be warned that relationship could end due to assumptions. Jobs can end because of money and on the other hand babies can be born around the full moon and investments could go well too. But Mercury retrograde may slow things down so be mindful

Maharani Rutan©


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Delayed Justice; Unpredictable Understanding: Final Mercury Retrograde for 2015


Mercury Retrograde

Ghost Period: August 26- Sept 16, 2015

Intense Retrograde Period: Sept 17-October 9, 2015

Motion Direct: October 10-17, 2015

By: Maharani Rutan©

The last Mercury retrograde (read about it here) seems like it was just yesterday. With one roller coaster after another between Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, and Pluto playing rough, Mars and Neptune did not help matters much.

Once again we are forced to slow down and consider everything that happened in the past. The slow moving planet mercury will be turning retrograde again on August 26, 2015. It will begin its journey in the ghost period motioning backwards at 28 degrees Virgo. As Mercury is a slow moving planet it will not station retrograde until September 17, 2015.

On October 9, 2015, Mercury will begin its path to motion forwards at 0 degrees Libra; touching every planet again until it hits station direct on October 17, 2015.

Many astrologers believe that a planet that retrogrades begins its period about 2 to 3 weeks before it begins its actual retrograde period. This is especially the case in the Vedic philosophies, meaning plan now for the hindrances of tomorrow and mitigate any future crisis because of planetary stimuli.

Therefore, I would expect that the energy will be felt as early as August 26, 2015 and as late as October 17, 2015. This period may be reflecting a shadow of what is yet to arise.

Many people elaborate that Mercury will straighten out on October 9, 2015, conversely, the speed of the planet must be calculated, which often is not. Nonetheless, some of the anxieties and perplexity could subside by October 9, 2015; hence, one may be still viewing life with foggy glasses until October 17, 2015.

merclibra20015An example of the energy can be drawn as a train. Before the train begins to move on its track there are many things that need to be prepared prior the journey; such as tickets, time, and other mechanical issues that could cause delays.

When Mercury is retrograde, there are a lot of introverted and self-conscious thoughts which could cause memory loss or forgetfulness. With Mercury retrograde in Virgo-Libra, people with this sign conspicuous in their charts will be predominantly disposed to such contemplation.

Since Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, they too will be affected as the life they may have once known is in a slow speed. But all mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius) will feel this. Forget about patience, Sagittarius and Pisces may have 0 tolerances. The only thing one must blame it on is Mercury; then again, Mercury does not care how one feels. He will take everyone hostage.

This year’s retrograde has been the most troublesome for Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) causing major frustrations. We began our year with the first Mercury retrograde in Aquarius then moved to Gemini and the very last retrograde for this year is going to pound Libra.

Mercury retrograde in Libra may cause a lot of hindrances for Libras and anything that goes wrong is self-scrutiny. The last time Libra’s may have felt like this could have been around September 2009. This could have caused many people to reconnect with people from the past or they realized that they were in the wrong situation at the wrong time. The most recent retrograde would have been in October, 2014 (read more about it here).

Venus rules Libra which focuses mainly on relationships. Reflection will be directed towards personal lives to evaluate, assess deeper issues of relationships, and opening our eyes to the real problem. Libras must expect the unexpected.


The retrograde does not have to be ruthless; it’s blessing about love of order, loveliness, modification and honesty. Many people start to panic when someone mentions Mercury retrograde due to the reputation of delays, obstacles, and electronic malfunctions.

Mercury in Libra questions how communication and quality of relationships relate to one another. It is time to clear up misunderstandings, create healthy boundaries and set a goal to re-discuss the issues after Mercury is direct so that there is no misinterpretation in the future.

Love matters can be unpredictable and impulsive due to egocentric outlooks. All areas of communication are traumatic, especially matters relating to families, business, and particularly anyone who works from home or travels a lot. Papers can go missing. Be sure to carry a journal and refer to it frequently. Rumors concerning companions, partners, and coworkers should be discounted or taken with a grain of salt, particularly if sex or money are elaborated. The plot will coagulate with ambiguities leading up to October 17, 2015 when mercury begins to moves forward.

A planet is defined as retrograde when it seems to be moving the wrong way through the zodiac. This customary concept rises in the misleading planetary motion created by the orbital turning of the earth and relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never essentially retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this optical impression.


Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing! This Planet also stimulates us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a physical and psychological level. Further, Mercury’s dynamism is both agile and insightful.

Mercury is about short journeys: a visit to a neighbor or a friend across town, the workaday commute, or 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.

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 philosophy and insight, processing and distributing information, and all means of communication, commerce, and transportation. In addition, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who are thinkers or acumen: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves. Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misapprehensions, unsound, interrupted or postponed communications, conferences and trade, malfunctions and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some critical piece of information, or element, has gone off track or askew.


When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s rational is more meditative and we tend to think about matters causing distress that transmits to the sign involved. Creative propensities including trades, music, art, or design tend to be obstructed by surroundings beyond ones control. Legal matters will progress sluggishly and unanticipated difficulties tend to appear. Mercury retrograde tends to lack complexity of awareness and has no tolerance for detailed exploration. Approaches and inspiration for learning, communication, and transportation are subject to complications under this aspect. It brings travel delays and missed appointments of all kinds.

The good things to do when Mercury is retrograde: reflect, envision, 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!

Tendencies which I elaborate below are general and based on Vedic philosophies, not being directed to any specific individual. If you are curious about how Mercury retrograde will affect you individually, and its effects according to Western Astrology, I would suggest that you contact my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or any one of my recommended astrologers here

I will begin with Libras and all Air signs(Gemini, Libra & Aquarius) as 2015 has been fixated on Air sign introspection. Followed by Earth signs lead by Virgo that feel as difficulty in adjusting, but mercury is not bias at all and he can rattle Pisces and all water signs. But somehow of all the astrological signs Fire signs are the only one that shakes of almost anything


Libra: This is your Mercury; the universe really wants you to slow down, consider and contemplate who you are. Do you like the way you look? Are your dignity, integrity, and face being saved by your personality? Remember that one of the most important eclipses is coming in your sign next month and some of these answers you must be prepared to answer. You must also consider how your personality affects people, how easily you become sarcastic, and if you always want control.

Gemini: Your relationships with your children, pleasure, and spiritual practices will be questioned and slowed tremendously. You may not enjoy all the things you used to enjoy and you may even feel as though your wishes are not being granted. I would also not be surprised that if you are married or about to get married, issues of the past come back for discussion and you may feel like you did back in May, 2015.

Aquarius: I am sure many Aquarians want to go back to school, or they are becoming spiritual and your intuition is mostly antennas. Learning, visions, travel, and education can all be problematic to you dear Aquarius. There is a high chance you may easily become very confused, you may not be able to sit still or be able to meditate, and your intuition may be off. This is because you are now questioned that if everything in your life is not consistent and all the gifts you have, i.e. learning, teaching, spirituality and initiative capabilities, were not present then who are you?


Virgo: Money has always been on your mind however, this Mercury questions your money, education, resources, security and anything that is focused around money. It may be that your paycheck is delayed, or a deposit gets lost. I would not be surprised that when you expect to be consistent in areas of money this is where the universe will question you as well. The question to Virgo’s occurs even though Jupiter has a nice placement on your chart. If the money was not there or that money is used faster than it comes in will you still be ok? Most of all, how much weight do your place on your financial resources?

Taurus: Even though Jupiter has entered Virgo and this is a blessing for you too, Mercury will make things a little difficult. You may find that your work and health regime has slowed down. You may feel as though your work is coming to an end or something is wrong. It’s a time to introspect whether what you are doing for a living or career is what you want to do for the rest of your life. If so then what can you do to improve productivity?

Capricorn: Power, prestige, recognition, success and status are all important to you Dear Capricorn, but now Mercury questions you and your profession. You may feel that you did not receive the recognition you usually do, you may feel as though you are not getting ahead in your finances, or you may even feel people are disrespecting you. Mercury also questions how reliant you are on your profession and if you aren’t really reliant then why do you put such emphasis on it?

Pisces: Money matters have been the most important aspect of your life since March. But the time is coming where whatever you are owed, such as pension, inheritance, and gratuity is not arriving in the fashion it used to be. Other people are also not compensating or being too generous with you. The problem is you may have been too reliant on this even though the bashful side of you may be denying this. It is asking you, Pisces to get realistic with what other people must give you and consider what you must give to others.

Cancer: The pleasures you have with your mother, house, and what gives you comfort will be questioned. You may find your environment problematic. All facets may have electronic problems, delays, or uncertainties. Mercury now questions how well did you treat your mother? How well did you take care of your things? Most of all, what affect does it have on you as a person?

Scorpio: You have been down the road when financial matters were limited in your life. Normally you can tell who is deceiving you and who is not. You can also tell instantly who your enemies are, doing this with prayer and reliability in the universe. But now the universe questions how reliant are you on spirituality and resources, and do you cry in secret. All these will become obvious and there may be confusion in regard to religious practices and outcomes.

Aries: Your current relationship will be tried. It is Mercury’s way of having you reassess your past and consider how you may have affected the relationship. I would not be surprised if there are misunderstandings and miscommunication in all areas of personal relationships. You should know that you do not want the past relationships back otherwise they will haunt you.

Leo: You may discover that this retrograde is causing you to be sluggish at work or that there is no work that needs to be done. You may become bored and often feel as though something is wrong. If you work in areas of creativity, writing, or any sort of media, expect glitches in all aspects of creativity and passion.

Sagittarius: I realize you hate Mercury retrograde because you seem to think that Mercury slaps you harder than anyone else. However, this is not true. As a matter of fact you will now see that friendships will be questioned, friends from the past may reconnect, and most of all the communications that friends give to you may seem scattered and confusing.

All of the references listed above are mere tendencies and again, I would recommend you speak to an astrologer if you want in-depth knowledge of how Mercury will touch each planet or none.

Since Mercury is a very sluggish moving planet and it affects virtually 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 the Psalm 70 every single night. This period will last for 3 weeks and it will be hard on all of us. These actions will allow friendly communications as well as understanding in challenging situations.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until October 21, 2015. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. 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 are a powerful source of energy. I have chosen the following mantra 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 attain spiritual transparency, to evade and overcome misinterpretations, and keep welcoming communications smooth.

Keep in mind this is not a time to make any hardcore decisions about anything – rather, think about it. Sign, promise, and create nothing. Remember that legal issues, closings, work, communication, and transportation will all be flawed at this time.

Young woman sitting on sofa, looking at distressed man at table

Most of all make no decisions regarding relationships, there can be difficult conversations, misunderstandings, obsession, jealousy, envy and even power struggles. If by any chance the relationship breaks up, it will be hard to mold it back together again this year as you may have to wait until next year to do so.

In awaiting reunions, make sure you know if this is what you want because if the person is reserved, difficult to understand or just unavailable, they will still be that way now. Again if there is a reunion then do not expect it to stay forever, as all the issues of the past will come tumbling down at the next mercury
Maharani Rutan©

Copyright © 2015 www.

Anxiety, Obsession, and Conviction : Full moon in Capricorn July 2015

fm7315Full Moon in Capricorn

July 01/02, 2015

By Maharani Rutan©

Summer is in full bloom; Mercury slowed us down a little and made us realize that the past is no longer beneficial to us (Read about it here). The summer also gives us time to slow down and enjoy the warmth. Some of us took the time to relax, slow down, and take those afternoon naps. Others worried, obsessed and became impulsive.

As July is one of my busiest times in training/teaching, I will try to make sure the blog rest of July is also posted. This is so that you are well aware of the reactionary tendencies which one may have.


Now, we are forced to wake up, the beautiful Cancer-Capricorn Full moon on July 01/02, 2015 and the brightness will light the sky at 10degrees in Cancer-Capricorn. Unlike last year, this year it will not be that close to the earth but beautiful enough to sit on the grass and gaze to see how perfect it is with all the stars in the cosmos.

The heat, humidity and the rain creates a rush of water and thunder, thus the English people named the first full moon in July to be Thunder moon. However, as the antlers began to grow on deer, the Native Americans name the first full moon in July the full buck moon. But every full moon is an important significance to Hindu’s as it is called Poonam. A time of forgiveness and starting over.


On the same day (July 01), 2000, the moon was located at the exact degree in Capricorn-Cancer. I am sure many of you many not remember that year. The most wonderful astrological aspect was a partial solar eclipse of the sun in Cancer-Capricorn.

In music, “Breathe” by Faith Hill was the top of the Adult Contemporary billboards. 8 people died in the Pearl Jam concert in Copenhagen. Actor Walter Matthau (of the original Odd Couple) died. On television: Friends and Everybody love Raymond are hitting the charts in television. Sports highlighted the twins of tennis Venus and Serena Williams as they became the new Wimbledon champs. In technology: we are now advancing. Music was being used for personal use without payment. And finally tickets are being sold on the net. Religion: Many followers of Dalai Lama go to see him in Washington, packing the Mall with over 50,000 spectators.


Technology was booming and so was the economy. Baby boomers were diminishing slowly and Generation X (1965-1984) was developing. These people were shaping their world through ideology and dedication to their country yet they were the most diverse with no bias regarding religion, sexuality, class, or even ethnicity. Working hard and using their own parents, the baby boomers, as a symbolism to live by. Thus, Generation Y was bound to stand up for their rights and individuals of their own kind.

Fifteen years later, we question what the baby boomers teach Generation X? And what will Generation Y instill into Generation Z? These are the kind of puzzles Capricorns consider due to their sensitive and insolent intentions towards others. Perhaps it can be a good thing as Capricorns are great leaders as well as business owners.


The Earthy Full Moon brings a time of preparation and growth. It is a period of individual gratification, but also a time to examine the abysmal significance in what you’ve created. How can you assimilate your prophecy into the world for the greater good of all? The Full Moon urges you to distinguish and respect the importance of other people in your lives.

Interactions are of pronounced prominence at this time. Input, assimilation, connecting, romances, and fervent dialogues are a theme for the full moon. The emphasis and dynamism will be geared toward attaining stability. This moon will give the energy to influence any aim. Capricorn Moon sets us conveniently up the incline toward our highest goals. Dig in those hooves and get climbing!


Limitless energy to challenge anything; Love earnestly, Seek respect and dignity in all things – thus thoughtfulness and productivity is one sided. Emotional circumstances may be somber, evaluating the consequence of your words and actions. There is greater need to be around social circles that are disciplined and correct. There also is plenty of energy to become determined, useful, and a good leader. By fostering others and recognizing their realizations, reassuring them to endure, there is a sense of belonging. You look to your mother for discipline and order, and may see her as a person of high status.

With the moon in Capricorn the quivering of Saturn is highlighted. It is time for assessable motivation and a consciousness of work and responsibility. In the search for standing and monetary gains, people might become ignorant, even callously harsh, through egotistical need rather than bitterness.


The Saturn influences of Capricorn cause sarcasm or doubt. Generally, while the Moon is in Capricorn energy is sluggish. It is time for industriously applying yourself to tasks while living solely in the present. The Earthy Capricorn Moon sets us straight up the mountainside toward our highest goals.

The moon in Capricorn is Strong-minded, Subdued, Determined, Solid, and Changeable. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.


When it comes to finding nourishing relationships and achievement, it is of the utmost prominence to begin with a clear thought of what your goal should be.

The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Capricorn moon is:


Lord Shani

Om Sri Shanaishwarya Namaha

(OM Sri Shan aish shwarya Namaha)

The intention of this mantra is to safeguard and fulfill needs.

It is my suggestion that you purchase a green candle and recite Psalm 117 if you find the mantras too difficult. Make sure you take the time to write down 10 aspirations and recite them every day, wording them to say “I can have…”

Please remember, I am not an astrologer. These are broad inclinations to aid in comprehension and consideration of the energy that can often lead to either misinterpretations or a deeper understanding of what we need to be aware of. Each individual will feel the effects of the full moon uniquely and it is my suggestion, if you wish to have an astrological reading that you seek my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or pick from my listings that could also assist you.


Vedic readers focus on shielding mixture through forthcoming forecast and common propensities rather than fundamentals, which can only be enlarged by the higher power energy, not human even through supreme aptitudes. Therefore, the higher power energy is sanctioning the option for modification.

Wishing you the most successful full moon in Capricorn.

Maharani Rutan ©


Creative Communication: New Moon in Gemini 2015

nm611215New Moon in Gemini

June 16, 2015

By Maharani Rutan©

The new moon comes just in time as the energy of mercury retrograde is causing many of us to be frustrated, obsessed and impatient (Read about it here).

The void of the moon will foster a new moon in Gemini on June 16, at 10:06 am EST and 7:06 PST. The striking void will bring likings in the way we interconnect and how we communicate will be the key for new beginnings while it transits at later degrees of Gemini (25 degrees depending upon the orb). However, the null and void is not desolation, rather a call to start something fresh.


The degrees of this new moon’s placement will be more of an impact to later born Gemini’s, including those that are born 5 days before and after the new moon. Looking back in time, the closest to this degree of the moon would be at 27 degrees in a full moon in December 2002, and new moon in June of 2007 at 23 degrees.

Examining the past is an important aspect of understanding the present and I recommend a journal every month as this can aid in being prepared for the future and handing the present.


This is a very hot seat for Gemini’s as Mars and Mercury are still hovering the Gemini planets. Soon, Mars will move into Cancer which can be quite difficult; between trying not to be emotional and being more constructive. The greatest joy however, will come to Leo when Jupiter makes its last dip into Leo to make sure they shine bright before it leaves and moves into Virgo. But Virgos will be on top of the mountain looking down with a great big smile on their faces starting in July.

In a matter of couple of days from this new moon, Scorpios will be feeling the burn of Saturn one more time and as they finish their last round of Saturn. While Sagittarius people will find it a relief from Saturn for a couple of months. There is an old saying in the Vedic philosophies – when Saturn leaves for good, it always leaves a present at the front door and this present is so remarkable that it cannot be replaced. The transit back into Scorpio begins again June 15 until September 17, 2015. I promise, Scorpio, you will find relief; it is almost over so hang on.


The New Moon motions a time of progress. There is a desire to take vigorous action because established messages are no longer practical. They could be as subtle as taking time to think about what you say, what you do, and how you do it. The adventurous side may want to take a little extra time to see the staging or take new lessons for well-being and health. You could begin a new business or start a new friendship, the change will come from the heart – believe in your heart and faith that every risk is worth taking as if it is the first day of one’s life.

The New Moon blesses new philosophies and new chances. These risks create the spirit of your own dreams and innovation after the Lunar Eclipse brought endings so that this moon can help us with the path we call life. nm69215

Depending upon where the placement of Gemini is in your chart it is predisposed by this moon and it makes unmanageable things possible while stimulating one to take risks and blessing them as long as they are good for everyone. Every chance will be worth taking so that there are no regrets of things never tried. To see where your placement is I would suggest you contact astrologers or my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale.

However, Gemini’s will not be the only ones that will be made ostentatious by the mix of creativity. All those that are mutable signs (Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces) will also be affected. Also affected will be those that have ascendants or descendants in Gemini in their chart. But remember, this may seem to be a very perplexing period of time. On one hand there will be new thoughts of how to communicate, thoughts about education, and inspiration, while on the other hand Mercury retrograde will absolutely slow things and make life a little confusing. (read about it here)


This is the time to Appreciate, Pray and be Thankful, and to work on copiousness and affluence. Many will be highly independent in their disposition. A drive to accomplish and satisfy individual ideas and principles is the focus of this energy. Hence, there is a propensity to react irresponsibly and melodramatically. The Gemini energy knows how to see both sides naturally; subsequently feeling more supple, undependable, and verbose will be the subject of this moon.

It is a good time to write, take care of household tasks and things that remind you of scientific puzzles, make speeches, or just let ideas fly through the clouds. Academic pursuits and mind games may become more vital to justify emotions. A spontaneous talk may quickly express things that are only true for the moment.


The Gemini moon arouses your inquisitiveness. Appealing notions seem cyclically interesting; like a small box within a larger box. Now is the time to make connections, perhaps via e-mail or telephone. Explore your garden, study from it, but don’t plant. Enjoy this ride because retrograde will make people look at their choices to make sure they were accurate for the circumstances.

The Moon in Gemini also brings a time of messages and elasticity. People may feel very talkative and attentive. This is a time to chase scholarly happiness and to take care of communications, both unwritten and inscribed. 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 rush that will be grieved later.


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

I also suggest the purchase of a Yellow candle; carve your name on it, 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 the chant, recite Psalm 7 every night until the next new moon phase; this will be July 1, 2015. Also in the mix mercury retrograde in Gemini, so not only will mutable signs (Gemini, Pisces, Virgo and Sagittarius) be affected naturally but also those that have Gemini anywhere in their charts. So be prepared.

The mantra for this new moon is:

Om Veshnu Namaha

(OM Vesh nu Na Ma Ha)

For Hindu practitioners who are able to open up their 3rd Chakra which is “Padma” lotus near the heart, replace the Namaha with Savaha; this is only recommended for developed mantra reciters.

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


The mantra for mercury retrograde (read about it here)

Om Buddha Namaha

(Om Bud –da ha Na-ma Ha)


Never get a reading when your energy is dispersed because you may not receive the best reading possible. 98% of all psychics are empathic and intuitive so this energy is very significant to them as well as you. Always remember that every reader has their limitations as to how far in the future they want to read. This is their choice; however, reading beyond 6 months is a very hazy condition. 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 month mark.

Please know that these are broad inclinations and in no way impersonate diligence in one particular sign. For the latest up-to-date trends in your chart during this new moon, I would suggest that you get in touch with my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or other astrologers in my recommended advisers page.


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

Stay calm, focused and call to the higher power to make your way through the propensities of extremists.

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Maharani Rutan©


Prisms of color lighting the moon: Full moon in Virgo 2015


Full moon in Virgo


Holli Celebration

March 05, 2015

By Maharani Rutan©

Our last full moon before the eclipse will light up the sky to make us aware that something is about to change and we must work hard. The full moon in Virgo will be orbiting at 14 degrees in Virgo (give or take a few degrees depending upon the orb) on March 05, 2015 at 1:05pm EST.

Some of the worst transits, and those that just bring irritability, have moved passed us. Now, communication should flow better, and we are seeing things much more clear. As a matter of fact, those that have Aries somewhere in their chart will not be shy or subtle about what they want in their lives; this is especially true when Mars (Sex & Men) and Venus (Passion & Woman) is in their life. Some may be very direct in what they want. Charm, magnetism, sexual or romantic relationships is what they want, and they want it now.


Aries and other Cardinal signs also become clearer with what they want. Sagittarius and those with primary planets in Sagittarius are going through a major transformation. These changes will be very unsettling as Saturn returns in Sagittarius and continues to transform (Read about it here). The intense period will bring some relief to Sagittarius in the summer as Saturn swings back into Scorpio for its last transit. (Read about it here)

But one of the most auspicious times next to Diwali is Holli in the Hinduism. Holli has many different meanings. Some call it “Spring Festival”, “Celebration of Good vs Evil” and others are a Celebration of Brotherhood. It begins on March 04, 2015 with a giant bonfire to signify burning of evil souls and saying goodbye to darkness and bringing light to many.


The following day Holli celebration begin with parties, food, and throwing of powder colors in bright red, yellow, orange, green and blue all of which represent the color of spring. Many western cultures have adopted the concept of Holli, through events such as color run, leukemia with colors etc. Whatever the reason is being this is to nub mother nature into bringing spring with love and understanding.

Each full moon represents different feelings depending upon the zodiac sign it is in. It is an energized time as the full moon naturally brings new people into your life, meaning that you must also let go of people who no longer fit. The energy and difficulties in doing this usually take place during the waxing stage which occurs 5-7 days before the full moon. The full moon does not necessarily affect the sign it is in, rather the opposite signs. But to know the depths of how the moon personally affects you, I would suggest you contact my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or XtrologyofHollywood.


Many western scientists have failed to prove that violence, crashes, chaos and floods of patients in hospitals often happen during the full moon. In the eastern philosophy, Tibetan, Hinduism, and Buddhism believe that the full moon is auspicious. This is when the mind is the most clear and thus it is an ideal time to do prayers, meditate, and be thankful.

The full moon energizes more clarity in areas of spiritually, and the psyche. And moon in Virgo represents hard work, details and comfort; making this moon practical, critical, analytical, nurturing.


It is a period of individual nirvana, but also a time to pursuit for the deeper meaning in what you’ve shaped. How can you assimilate your idea into the world for the greater good of all? The Full Moon urges you to distinguish and honor the significance of the “other” – other people, other ideas, and other values.

Relationships are of great importance at this time, and you feel a need to share, to merge, and to your other half, whether passionately or through other channels. You are called upon now to work toward accomplishing stability – set the scales of your internal environment and outer persona, balance your necessity to take with your capability to provide, and integrate your final principles with what is possible in the world.


The influence of this FULL MOON can be especially difficult or challenging for those who were born under a FULL MOON PHASE, as well as for those of the mutable signs. Additionally, for those whose birth Moon is in Pisces, this Full Moon can sometimes represent a critical time for potential accidents, injuries, carelessness and the undertaking of rash decisions or judgments.

The Moon in Virgo brings a time of realism, exploration, and effectiveness. People may feel more diligent and detail-oriented. As a result, this is a good time to complete tasks; predominantly minor scale projects that require organization and attention to detail.


While the Moon is in Virgo, it also a good time for academic pursuits, but not it is better for those demanding precarious specifics rather than advanced inspiration. This is a good time for taking care of any matter that requires careful attention. People may become reluctant and salvaging with Moon passing through Virgo and will tend to be sharp, demanding, and even overly serious at times.

To calm these effects and be more productive with its energy, you may choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle (which will be the solar eclipse).


The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Virgo moon is:

“Om Eim Saraswatiyei Swaha”

(Om I’M Sah-Rah-Swah-Tee-Yei Swah- Ha)


This mantra invokes energy for making any project fruitful and successful.
The intention of this mantra is to keep us in balance and from losing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy.

Please take it easy this moon and remember in a matter of two weeks the solar eclipse will impact all humanity as it stands. Everyone will be affected by it as it is in Pisces and Pisces is God’s astrological sign in both Vedic and western. And since we are assumed to be God’s children everyone has Pisces somewhere in their chart.


Maharani Rutan©


Leslie Hale Bio

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Leslie Hale


 Compassionate & Intuitive

She specializes in astrological guidance to empower you with knowledge of future events, relationships, financial and major life situations. Her goal in an astrology reading is to answer the questions you may have about any situation you are currently involved in, review your opportunities and time frames most likely for success, as well identify when the ‘down’ periods will be and how long they will last. This enables you to make informed decisions with a realistic and accurate view leading to a happier and more positive future. She can also pinpoint personal strengths that can point you toward a more successful future.

Leslie is a professional astrologer who approaches all consultations in an open and honest manner. Astrology is her passion and she has studied under many successful and well know astrologers for over 30 years. She has been a full time astrologer for nearly a decade, has since consulted with over 5,000 clients in all walks of life.

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Repair, Reconsider, Reinvent: Mercury Retrograde June –August 2013


Mercury Retrograde

Ghost Period: May 28, 2013 through June 25, 2013

Stationing: June 26, 2013 through July 20, 2013

Stationing Direct: July 21, 2013 through August 06, 2013

By Maharani Rutan©






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Mercury turns retrograde again; sending plans communication to go slanting including the internet, and any forms of communications. This uncomfortable period that we may be feeling may last for three weeks or so, until July 20, 2013 when it intensifies and the congested energy will not complete leave until it is completely stationed direct on August 09, 2013.

Mercury has begun his journey backwards already.  It began in Gemini and finish in Leo. The ghost period which is known as a gestation period began the 28th of May.  If things have slowed down or the messages are not coming clear this is just the beginning. As we get closer to June 26, 2013, the areas of transportation, communication and anything to do with conveying a message will be mus-delivered, lost, or even seem confusing.  Many people will not feel any kind of relief even when mercury begins to move forward in motion on July 20, 2013.  The sign of relief will be evident August 6, 2013 when things are much clearer.

The energy of this retrograde can be compared to June of 2007.








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With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, people with this sign prominent in their charts will be particularly prone to such introspection. There is little choice but to reevaluate our individual interpretations and opinions about whom we are and where we are going and who are the people in our lives and why we are here?  There is, however, an opportunity to expand insight into our own self discovery.

When mercury is retrograding in the signs of Cancer it creates a mental and emotional confusion with inconvenient forgetfulness.  People will love to admire flattery yet easily take offense when it is given.  The big temptation will be to indulge to compensate for emotional insecurities. Please watch you’re self.   Love affairs will be unpredictable and unreliable due to ego centric attitudes.  All areas of communication are inflated, especially in any theatrical or leadership-oriented activity, or matters of state, or to do with children, romance and creativity in general

Gemini’s is ruled by mercury which means even if mercury is in retrograding in Cancer, not only will all a Mutable sign Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini’s be affected but all cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer) will also be affected.  There is, however, an opportunity to enlarge awareness into our own self-image. When mercury is retrograding in the signs of Cancer it creates an emotional and sympathetic focus. Often causes people to reach into something loving, caring and compassionate with real recognition.  But it may cause an urge to escape to a place they have never gone before. 



This retrograde the effects of the retrograde will impact people differently the general tendencies for this retrograde will be unique.  But trust me when I say it is about slowdowns.

For Aries it is situated in the 4th house which deals with family, estate, childhood and emotions.  Whereas, Taurus it will be placed in the 3rd house areas of education, short trips and communications of all types. While Gemini’s 2nd house where money may slow down or financial matters may have glitches. At the same time for Cancers it will be positioned in their 1st house in areas of health and personality.  Additionally, for Leo’s in the 12th house in areas of solitude and hidden secrets not getting quick answers as to what their direction in life is. And Virgos in the 11th house where they may struggle with friends and allies and projects things may slow down there as well.

Nonetheless, for Libra it will be located in their 10th house which represents the family, it could be there may be power struggles within the family or distancing or people from their past may just appear again. But Scorpios will be in the 9th house where deep though and the answers will not come easily it has to do with spirituality, distant travel and journey which is inner and outer. There will also be reservations for Sagittarius where mercury settles in their 8th house where their passion lays questioning who they are and other people’s money.  But for Capricorn 7th house where there may be slow down on their relationship (interpersonal).  Also Aquarius in their 6th house of sickness and health wondering if obligations are causing them to feel sick, or do they need to cut back.

Whereas, Pisces who are affected by almost everything is going to have their 5th house shaken where things their love and pleasures will be questions.  Please note these are general tendencies.  It is my recommendation that you speak to Leslie Hale and find out how intense these houses are for you.  



All the information received during this period may be incomplete and caution must be taken not to assume things. This is also a time to reconsider our actions of the past and see to that we are held accountable for anything done in the past will be uncovered.  Disposition to confusion, indecision, fickle minded, frustrated  is the norm, however, being careful that actions and communication does not instigate offensiveness and criticism since everyone will be feeling the push and pull of this energy. 

This period can also damage for business relations, legal issues especially matters of communications that is obstructed in some way, which could cause writers block.  Therefore it is advisable to take several breaks to refresh thoughts.

Mercury is not just about individuality but also in areas of interpersonal or romantic relationships it is wise to be a little more cautionary.  Since mercury’s energy is to revisit, rethink, reconsider people form our past may return just when we thought we forgave, forgotten even released them from our lives.  However, if there is any second chance this is the second chance for a closure or an opening, but, any romance which begins during this time is based on confusion, miscommunication, and indirect assumption.  This type of energy is a settling energy whatever begins now could end by next retrograde or end by the end of August 2013.



If you are in a relationship this could break up the relationship because of miscommunication; treat every relationship with kid gloves otherwise if it breaks up it won’t be restored again until October 2013 when another cycle comes around to re-visit old issues again.

Neptune is retrograding until November 2013, so even if things seem confusing during mercury retrograde a highlighted sensitivity may cause things to look as clearer than any other time.  Neptune has been in Pisces for a long time, and Neptune also has to do with being highly sensitive to your psyche.  This is a call that if careful attention is not given our intuition this could cause confusion.  Neptune could cause many people to feel spaced out or feel as though they are disillusioned with every day task.  Things could get so confusing that this is a happier time for crooks, swindlers and even those that promise you paradise and before you know you have nothing.  This transit can be a bit eye opener when November comes around where we are able to see clearly our own vulnerabilities, and how confusion and uncertainties have caused us to make decision we would not have under normal circumstances.  So be extra cautious.  Try not to sign any contracts, be involved in or a part of any legal issues without consulting an attorney.  

A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving in reverse through the zodiac. This customary perception 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 visual misapprehension. 



Retrograde periods, although often problematic people and, 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 express. Communication, understanding and consciousness are all within Mercury’s purview, as are reasoning and perceptive, our manner of thinking, and how we create and express our thought processes. A mercurial nature brings to mind impatience and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here.

Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, opportunities, thoughts, reasoning and the ability to justify 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 answers on both a somatic and psychosomatic level. Further, Mercury’s energy is both agile and observant. 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. Communication, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s territory.

This Planet appeals us to express ourselves often — and well. Because Mercury rules communication and transportation, these two areas are most influenced during a Mercury Retrograde. Discussions might be more problematic, as crossed signals and unclear meanings confuse normally forthright discussions. Still, with a little carefulness and contemplation, 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 cool and make the best of it. Who knows — you might not have met that captivating 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”: renovate, restoration, review, renegotiate, and research…

In general, Mercury rules thoughts and opinion, handling 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 minds or their wits: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves. 

Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misinterpretations; inconsistent, interrupted, 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 critical piece of information, or component, has gone awry, or askew. 



When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s thinking is more introspective and we tend to think about issues and concern that relate to the sign involved.  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 perception 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 holdups 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, 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 08, 2013. 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 a mantra 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.


Please note that I am not an astrologer, these are general tendencies and may not reflect the intensity of what one reaction and action towards one specific thing.  To best see how these energies will be amplified I would suggest you contact any of my astrological advisers (here) or contact my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale for the possible scenarios.

Vedic readings are very unique in all prospective, they are what is known as preventive methods through the energy that is in place.  We can know what the future holds but the key to a spiritual and sustainability is the adaptation and being the willing participant of change and dual prospective.  Vedic readings provide a prospective to change the direction by understanding and adjustments.

I wish you the best in the journey through retrograde, remember when things happen just laugh and say “I know what you are doing .. mercury” .