Auspicious Preludes: New Moon in Taurus 2017

New Moon in Taurus

April 26, 2017

By Maharani Rutan©

Hooray! Spring has sprung! Mother Nature is making sure we know it by slowing down humanity through the orders of the Devine. But this moon is a very special moon in many ways; it’s an auspicious moon in VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories). There is an old saying; if you want to do something or plan something and you need luck, then do so one-half hour before the void of the moon.

VPAT also calls this moon the lucky moon. This is the day when the moon will turn into a new moon one-half hour before unification of the sun. Theory goes to explain that any planet in the solar system whose center directional sphere is within 15 to 19 minutes from the sun is very auspicious. It brings serenity to humanity and luck with serendipity.

The New moon will void our skies on April 26, 2017 at 5:16am PST and 8:16am EST. But the energy will be graced through 6 degrees in Taurus, depending upon the orb. This type of energy has never been repeated before, though we may have come really close in 2009 when new moon was in Taurus at 5 degrees or in 2006 when it was in 7 degrees. But every degree does make a difference on the impact to the behavior patterns of humanity. If you miss your chance to make the 30-minute window of luck, don’t worry, in 2036 it will be back at the same exact degree and you can try again.

New moon is influential in many ways; often they are known as wishing days. If there are any wishes that one has, they can be fruitful so long as they are selfless, non-biased, humble, and are not single-minded or focused. The luck will always be granted based upon needs, never wants or desires.

It is also a time of reawakening when we give ourselves a fresh start. A moon in Taurus grants a brilliant time to compel individual objective and the teachings circle around luxury and contentedness. Emotional responses are tranquil and stable, while shying away from hostility. However, if there is un-justness, there will be stubbornness when defending a position – never backing down.

Moon will guide a time of attentiveness and sensibleness. People may feel more conventional and steady. This is a virtuous time to endure or to conclude tasks that have previously been in progress, as people may be more trustworthy and comprehensive. This may have a lot to do with Mercury now moving away from Taurus and going back into Aries allowing a slight lifting of the pressure (read more here).

On the other side of the coin, Taurus loves expensive things and lately it has been very uncomfortable. Taurus loves consistency and Jupiter has not been consistent as it moved rretrograde in January (according to VPAT), in Virgo; it will not be direct for another 2 more months. This may cause many Taurus’ or those that have Taurus anywhere in their chart to act bull-headed — reluctant to compromise and be quarrelsome. Care needs to be taken to avoid pleasure-seeking and extreme anxiety or longing for material possessions.

Saturn is still retrograding in Sagittarius, which could cause some fire signs or those that have fire in their chart to be edgy, and cranky. While some mutable signs may be a tad bit depressed because mercury still retrograding. Just remember Dear Taurus, your just a little confused and feel your luck may be running dry, casinos are a not a place to be. Perhaps for half hour during the void of the moon.

While the universe may be nudging your luck, you have positives on your side, Dear Taurus. Some are suffering through the negative energy of Pluto Retrograde which started as of the 18th of April. This the time for you to learn, dream, envision, go to school; remember that class you wanted to take, or special technique you wanted to learn? But you just could not focus. Well, guess what! The universe is giving you a second chance, how about that! Enjoy yourself!

Since, moon in Taurus represents Stress-free, Applied, Sensual, Tolerant, and Persistent. We must use the practical senses. Remember the 10 aspirations. Don’t forget to cross the ones you have already accomplished and make new ones. Don’t forget to manifest matters concerning materialistic things at this time. And most of all, don’t forget to light a white candle that day, carve your name on the candle, anoint the candle with Frankincense oil, and chant Psalm 65 three times.

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 a satisfying relationships and success, 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.

This year I have chosen to introduce two mantras; one which will be easy mantra for those learning the practice of reciting, and another for those who are experts. The mantra for Taurus moon is:


Om Hreeng Kleeng Shreeng

(ooommm Hriiiing Kliing Shriieeng)


Om Gopalaya Uttardhvajaya Namah

Please note I am not an astrologer; I am a Certified Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Reader. Our theories are not based upon exact numeration nor exactness at all, we use place holders as unique characters and symbols as souls in the universe and believe everything is a possibility. In addition, if we know of something ahead of time, we can avoid it and evade trouble by changing outcomes or the way we view it which can alter any severity.

If you had your 6-month reading with me in February check both of your lists and manifest your positives.

Wishing you a very productive new moon in Taurus 2017.

Please be careful regarding communications and relationship issues until at least mercury is direct.


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©

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Retreat, reconsider and regenerate: Mercury Retrograde May-July 2014


Mercury Retrograde Summer 2014

Ghost Period: May 23 through June 06, 2014

Retrograde Intensity: June 06 through June 25, 2014

Stationing Period: June 26 through July 06, 2014

By Maharani Rutan©

The most important aspect to humanity is communication, but sometimes as humans we don’t think about what we say, what we do, and how it affects people. Thus, our universe brings energy of re-examination and the planet of communication begins to move backwards in time. This allows us to re-consider, re-think, re-connect, re-do, and sometimes re-pair what is, or could be, broken to re-visit and help us realize if we want closure or an opening.

The cantankerous period led by Mercury will begin to move backwards in time; beginning its ghost period on May 23, 2014 in Gemini through June 07, 2014 while reeving steam and preparing us for intensity as it continues to move backwards in time until June 25, 2014. Until this time there is little breathing room until it finally stations on July 6, 2014. Throughout this time things are considered and in silence and chaos we find our answers.

The Mercury retrograde ghost period can be as equally crucial as it intensifies. The ghost period will be affecting Gemini’s the most, bringing delays to many aspects of their lives. This will affect later degrees of Gemini. When mercury is retrograding in the signs of Gemini it creates an intellectual and passionate focus which causes us to soar into something new and unique. It’s also possible that you will want to escape to a place you may have never gone before. All I’s and T’s must be crossed, otherwise, the past will surely hunt us. There will be tendencies to feel confused, indecisive, unpredictable, frustrated and the communication may come across as aggressive towards blame but do not to take it personally. This period will continue on and off until July 06 however, it will be easing as the New Moon in Gemini will bring new exploration on May 28, 2014.



On July 01, 2014, Mercury will move into the sign of Cancer. With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, people with this sign prominent in their charts will be particularly predisposed to introspection. There is little choice but to review our individual interpretations and views about life. There is, however, the prospect to expand insight into our own self-perception. When mercury is retrograding in the signs of Cancer it creates psychological and emotional confusion with memory gaps. There is adamant choice not to remember things because we don’t want to live in the past. Now the past is having us reconsider who, what, where, why and how it happened.

The wiliness to flatter is a natural healing method for collaboration but one can easily take offense when it is given. The big inducement will be to overdo something to compensate for emotional uncertainties, so please watch yourself.

Relationships in general are inconsistent and unreliable due to egocentric attitudes. All areas of communication are embellished, especially in any theatrical or leadership-oriented activity, matters of state, or having to do with children, romance and creativity in general. Vital information can be lost so CYA everything. Back up your important document; print it, or keep it in safe places that you can easily remember. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often.

A planet is termed as retrograde when it seems to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This customary impression arises in the deceptive planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never really retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this ocular illusion. Retrograde periods, although often problematic, 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 orders us to connect. Communication, understanding, and consciousness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are reasoning and thinking, our manner of philosophy, and how we generate and express our believed processes. A mercurial nature brings to mind impatience and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Sometimes if mindfulness or carefulness is not utilized, this can cause a mishap that leads to frustration and chaos.

Mercury is about a fast wit, quick thinking, options, thoughts, and the ability to rationalize things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing! This Planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get responses on both a physical and psychological level. Furthermore, Mercury’s energy is both agile and insightful. 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. Talking, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This Planet implores us to express ourselves often — and well.

When Mercury goes retrograde (the appearance of traveling backward), our communication will be challenged. Because Mercury rules communication and transportation, these two areas are most predisposed during a Mercury Retrograde. Discussions might be more difficult, as crossed gestures and blurred meanings cloud normally forthright discussions. Still, with a little thoughtfulness and attention, this can be also overcome.

Similarly, be prepared with a standby plan when you’re traveling. If your flight gets canceled or your car won’t start, remain quiet and make the best of it. Who knows – while waiting there might come beautiful idea or an answer which you been looking for and maybe even phone call from someone which you never thought you would get.

Remember, we can use this powerful energy in positive ways. Use this time to do activities that start with “re”: restart, renovation, re-assessment, renegotiate, and re-examination…


In general, Mercury rules intelligence and awareness, 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 observances or their minds: authors and speakers, critics and detractors, nurses and physicians, con artists and thieves.

Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misinterpretations; inconsistent, interrupted, or delayed communications, conferences and trade; malfunctions and failures with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. All of these problems usually arise because some critical piece of data, or element, has gone lost or skewed.

When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s thinking is more meditative and we tend to think about issues and concerns that relate to the sign involved. In this period are all Mutable Signs (Gemini, Pisces, Virgo and Sagittarius) as well as Cancerians and those that have Cancer in their chart.


Artistic tendencies including artistry, music, talent, or design tend to be blocked by circumstances beyond one’s control. Legal matters will proceed sluggishly and unexpected problems tend to appear. Mercury retrograde tends to lack complexity of awareness and has no tolerance for detailed examination. All areas of communication are affected.

This period can also damage any professional transactions or legal issues; especially matters of infrastructure which may be blocked in some way. Writers, you may have a block of some kind and it’s time to take a break. Mercury is not just about oneself – in romance or personal relationships – please be careful around this time because of this aspect: people from our past could return. Make sure that we want them back in our lives (as the old saying goes, don’t look through rosy glasses-you might get a hangover). Relationships also could break up during this time because of miscommunication; treat every relationship with kid gloves, otherwise if it breaks up it won’t be restored again until September 2014 when another cycle comes around.

The last time mercury retrograde was in cancer was in 2007. Though there may have been a more recent time, this much intensity is similar the transit in 2007.


Since this type of intensity can be very problematic, it is imperative we understand what lessons mercury has for us. Though these are tendencies not to be fixed, I highly recommend an astrologer of your choice or you can find my recommended astrologers here for a personal reading.

These tendencies derive from Vedic aspects of world view during the retrograde period.

Aries: Mercury retrograde could possibly bring back issues of the past relating to family or home. You may reconsider the past places you lived and how the effects are haunting you now or must be revisited.

Taurus: You may be reconsidering your work and may have issues regarding a business that you are in or things you are doing. There may be delay in receiving information or things you need to continue to do what you want to do in areas of creativity and customer service because of misunderstandings; or things could incredibly wrong because of communication.



Gemini: There could be issues around money; how you get your money, how it could affect travel, or things you want to do. There may be a delay in receiving or paying; things may get cut off or shut off because either the money is not received in time or you may have to cut it off because you have lost something where money is the focus.

Cancer: This retrograde is in your sign. It is fixated on looking at yourself – where you are and where you are going. Your thoughts may be confusing and you may change your mind often. There may be issues of how you were raised, your family members and how they supported you, and who you are becoming. Either way, you will be doing a lot of soul searching but be careful; you might have a tendency of being moody and may hurt people whom you don’t want to.

Leo: You may consider your karma; everything that is happening is all about what has happened, is about to happen, and what is going to happen. It’s about destiny – where karma and destiny is looking at who you represent, the structure of your life, and what is your destiny is. All of these areas are where the questions lie.

Virgo: You may connect with old friends or old friends may disappear. It is about collaboration and team building; you may find delays here or that you will find more support than you thought. Things may become very quiet or quite exciting. Be careful because misinterpretations could bring some people into your life you don’t want around and could represent problems with friends.



Libra: Your work may slow down or you may have issues with your home and where you live or want to move. It could be that you are forced to take some vacation time you don’t want to take or that the job you were starting or a project goes astray. Careful not to take it as a personal attack, it is not about you even though you may think so. It is also about what makes you feel secure.

Scorpio: This may seem confusing but if you are learning something you may find it confusing, if you are reading something it may be confusing; it is about what you want to learn, education, and religion. Everything may seem clouded by confusion in areas of higher learning, whether it is intellectually or spiritually.

Sagittarius: Mercury retrograde may cause some trouble in areas where other people’s money is involved. What I mean by this is that if you are waiting for money (ie. a refund or a paycheck) you might find it is delayed or you may not get it at all. Your business may slow down or all of a sudden it becomes so busy that you don’t find out until later that you never got paid. Whatever the case is, support from other people may seem inconsistent.

Capricorn: You might have some issues with relationships. You may break off a relationship, you may have slowness in your relationship, you may not want one, but if you are in one things may seem a little weird.


Aquarius: Though you can naturally go through this, this time it may hit home whereas your work may slow down, you may be under scrutiny, you may decide to take a vacation, old customers may reappear, or you may lose them all together. Whatever the case may be, it is all revolving around what you are doing for work.

Pisces: It’s all quiet on the home front? It may be that you could be distant from your loved ones or the family life is a little bit slower. It may also mean that family life will get better after a period of time out. You may also introspect what family life is all about and misunderstandings could occur.

These just minor tendencies and the things that could motivate a world view through mercury retrograde as well as what needs to be considered.


Approaches and inspiration for education, communication and transportation are subject to difficulties under this aspect. It brings travel difficulties and missed appointments of all kinds. The good things to do when Mercury is Retrograde: meditate, contemplate, edit the book/poem/song/essay you’ve been writing, clean house, talk to your pet, listen to music, paint, and catch up on sleep!

Some of the greatest things that happen during this re-contemplation time is that Mars, the planet of men and authority, will be going direct a couple of days before the shadow period. Read more about this beautiful period by Leslie Hale here. And Ceres (a planet most people don’t talk about much) which focuses on self-love and taking care of ones spirituality and unconditional love will also be going direct. Therefore even though things may be a little rough, it’s the best time to figure out how to be as spiritual as possible so that you can have, and give, the unconditional love that is deserved.

As Mercury is a very slow moving planet, it affects 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 8 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 July 06, 2014. 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 two mantras for you during this mercury retrograde:

“Om Budhaya Namaha”

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

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

This mantra is used to achieve psychological transparency, to avoid and overcome misunderstandings, and keep friendly communications flowing.

Woman doing yoga exercise


Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a psychic or a tarot reader. In my opinion an in-depth reading should be done every moon cycle. The next moon is going to be on May 28, 2014 in Gemini. Perhaps there will be a new way of communicating, but during retrograde it may be quite difficult to get your point across – precision and hard work will greatly benefit.

Wishing you re-wards during this auspicious time of re-generation and re-consideration – especially in the area of relationships, including your own.