First Mercury Retrograde for 2021
Pre-Juncture: January 15-20, 2021 (Capricorn)
Pre-Junction: January 20-26, 2021 (Aquarius)
Pre-Progression Juncture: January 27-29, 2021 (Aquarius)
Mercury Retrograde (Station): January 30, 2021 (Aquarius)
Mercury Station Regression: Jan 31- Feb 3, 2021 (Aquarius)
Mercury Retrograde Junction: Feb 04-Feb 16, 2021 (Aquarius)
Mercury Retrograde Juncture: Feb 17-19, 2021 (Aquarius)
Mercury Direct: Feb 20/21, 2021 (Aquarius/Pisces)
Post-Regression Juncture: February 22-25, 2021(Pisces)
Post-Juncture: February 26-March 13(Aquarius)
On January 15, 2021 the trickster of disorder, hindrance and suspensions goes backwards in time. This shadow period, often referred to as the ghost period, began to motion backwards on January 15, 2021. This is where Mercury will continue to move backwards in time even quicker, forming strength, sluggishness, and weary feelings. The most powerful time will be from January 30, 2021 through February 20, 2021, and this is where Mercury will stay for approximately 3 weeks, starting to motion forward February 22 through March 13, 2021.
If you recall, last year’s first Mercury retrograde was on the February 1, 2020 and if you can recall how you felt during that time you will also be able to understand this year’s Mercury retrograde. If you are a mutable sign (Gemini, Pisces, Virgo, or Sagittarius) Mercury can be very problematic for you.
The attentiveness of Mercury retrograde will fall more on-Air signs (Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius). The best way to comprehend this energy is not to create too many responsibilities as there may be things that will cause them to go erratic. Blame it on Mercury.
This retrograde begins its passage in the Capricorn/Aquarius axis which typically represents doubts, relationships, and governments, until January 29, 2021. Thereafter it moves backwards in motion until March 13, 2021 where it will end the journey in the Aquarius/Pisces Axis.
So many astrological implications are going on right now that it would not surprise me that we feel a little faint every now and then. Saturn recently moved away from Sagittarius and moved into Capricorn on the 20th of January and retrograding on and off all last year and this year. Jupiter, being a planet of luck and expansion, also moved from Sagittarius on to Capricorn as well. Therefore, much of this has to do with government work, communication, and friendships.
Mercury rules mutable signs, but this time everyone will be imprisoned. Expect communication mis-perception, deceit, and confusion. Those that will be impacted by Mercury will be almost everyone, including but not limited to Aquarius, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, and all those that have any of these planets as their primary in their charts, especially Aquarius in their chart. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way due to this visual delusion.
Retrograde times, while often thought-provoking, are not chiefly rare. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon. Mercury, much like the feathered messenger of the Gods, comes in on feather-light wings and orders us to speak. Communication, sentiment, and consciousness are all within Mercury’s terrain, as are goals and lucidity, our technique of rational, and how we express our thought progressions will be highlighted.
A changeable nature transports normal consideration into annoyance and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen frantically. Mercury is about a fast wit, attitude, choices, defiance, understanding and the competence to defend 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 responses on both a physical and psychological level. Further, Mercury’s vigor is both energetic and observant. Consequently, it pushes things so fast that, sporadically, we can say or do things without justification and regret them later.
To be able to understand the energy of this mercury it may be wise to look back at mercury was in the same sign and similar energies. The last time mercury was in Aquarius/Pisces was in February of 2020. “As the bird flu cause an epidemic, now the coronavirus flu has caused alarms across the world” (read more about it here).
Scientist and researchers alike can not understand how it was that the Spanish Flue of 1918 infected and killed 50 million people and people were able to get vaccinated by the millions and now our infrastructure is not able to handle it as advanced as we are? Perhaps it may be time to review the past and see how it was done and do it all over again.
Mercury is about short trips: 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. Communications, letters, paperwork, online communications, and education are also within Mercury’s domain. This Planet begs us to be hasty — and well — just be yourself.
Discussions might be more interesting, as crossed signs and blurred consequences cloud generally straightforward discussions. Still, with minor care and reflection, you’ll get your details across. Likewise, be ready with a back-up plan when you’re traveling. If your trip gets put off or your car won’t start, stay passive and make the best of it.
After the 20th of February, Mercury retro in Pisces produces numerous and fervent confusion, with strange views upon occasion, protuberant to psychic capabilities. Psychological methods being tangled with feelings, we find it hard to separate perceptions and ideas from yearning and clumsiness. Our psychological shape can be unbalanced, improbable, and overly spiritual but it also disposes to fatigue and surges the impulse to drink liquor or do things to suppress, either through eating, smoking, or even doing drugs.
With all these energies, it is bound to get a little confused; be very well prepared.
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 universal tendencies. Each tendency will be unique to that individual.
I will begin the over-all tendencies on the astrological signs that will be affected the most. But remember that everyone will be a hostage here. Air signs & Mutable signs, listed in order below, will be taking the pain for many of us. If a chart has air or mutable signs anywhere those planets will be activated.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: This is not a negative transit for you; actually, your creative juices will flow, and your charisma will allow praise and honors that wish to be received.
Feb 21-25: Impressive communication will assist you to increase your financial flow.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Careless spending and investments could cause you to get into difficult situations which you may not be able to get out of. Being overconfident will also not help you. Do not spend or invest beyond your limits.
Feb 21-25: You will have plenty of support from your partner, additionally, you may want to build a home or invite people for a celebration.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: A new project will lead to a successful completion and your confidence will soar.
Feb 21-25: A possible move or relocation. Your temperament could land you in big difficulties.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: High energy and doing good deeds will surely bring you luck. However, instead of looking at all that does not work, focus on your goals.
Feb 21-25: Your expenses could rise and struggles at the workplace are possible.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Stress at the workplace is possible. Maneuver the negativity as it may harm your health.
Feb 21-25: Your professional and romantic life could soar.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Your financial structure will become strong during this time and you can do it with great confidence and a realistic approach.
Feb 21-25: Your thoughts may revolve around a new house, car, or something that you really want. But remember to stay focused as all the ideas in your mind regarding a better way of working will give you the recognition in your career.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Projects will finally be completed, and you will have major success in your career life due to hard work and focus.
Feb 21-25: Your financial structure will bring sustainability and you will accept and cherish what you have in areas of love and relationships.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Positive energy in your love life is possible and transparent communication will help build a stronger foundation.
Feb 21-25: Financial losses or unexpected gains are possible. Be careful not to overwork yourself, causing you stress.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Family and personal life is going to be very peaceful. Property, vehicle, or land purchases are possible.
Feb 21-25: Refrain from unnecessary arguments with your loved ones as they could cause major rifts.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Focus in areas of complicated projects. Ideas will give the financial uplift you seek. Your negotiation abilities will soar which could lead to advancement in your work or career.
Feb 21-25: Ideas will assist your loved ones and family to have a better blissful life.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Hard work will finally pay off. Confidence and enthusiasm will soar which will enhance new financial growth.
Feb 21-25: Refrain from making any investment decisions as they may not work in your favor.
January 15-Feb 20 & Feb 26 through March 13: Tedious work will give you the most rewards and you may have the energy to complete pending projects. Try to be mindful regarding higher ups.
Feb 21-25: There is a possibility of being more spiritually inclined and you may receive the support from your siblings.
Remember that these are just universal propensities; for a deeper look at your own planets and the intensity that you will experience, you may want to contact an astrologer.
Anxiety and substance, even groundless worries and distrust, are stirred, especially from employment or if you are living in a hostile situation. You may be inclined toward being cold with a pessimistic tongue. Support privacy and poise in your employment and do not try to interpret written things too much.
Mercury retrograde gives rise to distinct misunderstandings; hurt, anxious, or suspended communications, talks and occupation; breakdowns and catastrophes with telephones, PCs, automobiles, and transportation in general are possible. All these malfunctions often rise because some serious element or piece of data has gone askew. When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s awareness is more inattentive, and we are motivated to reason problems. Worries around communication can be attributed to the sign involved.
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 year I have decided to do something different. Not only will I bring forth a Sanskrit mantra, but also a mantra to create change in the way one is viewing life that can assist in making the transition easier for 2021.
Maharani’s Mantra for Mercury retrograde:
Give me the power to make the right decision at the right time
Om Braam Brim Braum sah budhaya namaha
This will allow friendly communication as well as understanding in situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until March 13, 2021. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras, achieving the anticipated outcome is reliant on upon the eminence of purpose. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.
Vedic readings offer a distinguishing possibility. We discover the incorrect and catch answers by producing a characteristic of gratitude through engagements and responses. Astrology is just the groundwork to Vedic readings. I am not an astrologer nor do I claim to be, however, a basic understanding in astrology does assist us in applying what we know to what we need to know in order to embrace the energy and direct it to the most positive outcome.
Please use this energy well to restart and find your solutions because there is an uncomfortable path ahead with the eclipses.
Be gentle with yourself.