Phoenix rises: Partial Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio April 2013

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Partial Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Scorpio

April 25, 2013

By Maharani Rutan©

Abstract from Leslie Hale

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As we move into 2013, the skies will light up with a Partial Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on April 25, 2013.  This magnificent event is the series of eclipses which will impact fixed signs.  The eclipse will occur within 5 degrees in Scorpio at approximately 4:07 pm EST, 1:07 pm PST.   This will be a definitely a site to see since the Moon will also be full in the sign of Scorpio at 3:57pm EST and 12:57am PST.

This is the second series of eclipses which will continue to impact all fixed signs, especially Scorpio.  The first eclipse began its journey on November 13, 2012 (Read about it here).  At which time a new journey for many was the closing of one door and opening of another, however, the eclipses will continue to impact fixed signs when another eclipse will enter our skies on May 09, just a couple of days before Mother’s Day in Taurus.

“The first of three spring eclipses occurs April 25, at 5 degrees of Scorpio at 3:57 p.m. and this is a lunar eclipse. Scorpio is a water sign and so it is emotional. Scorpio can evoke dysfunctional behaviors and patterns, wounded feelings, and dark and intense feelings of rage, repressed anger and hurt and reopen old wounds, hurts, and traumas for many.” Leslie Hale

Following the cluster will be a Sagittarius eclipse on May 25, 2013.  Naturally mutable signs have been going through changes since 2010.  Read about the mutable signs eclipses December 2010, Beginning of June 2011,   December 2011, June 2012, and November 2012.

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Unlike most eclipses, this eclipse will shine only in one area of the hemisphere and it won’t be seen by many.  To be able to see the entire eclipse the best area to be is Eastern Europe or Africa.  Though some in central Asia and western Australia will see this, North America will not have the visibility of this event, but will feel it in many other aspects.

To better understand the effects of this eclipse is to look back at how things unfolded on a personal level between November 1-12, 2012.  Read about it here.

Scorpio is the natural ruler of the eighth house of death and transformation, taxes and corporate and joint finances. It also has to do with the way we feel in a relationship as well as sex. Eighth house themes can often seem as though there is a feeling of forced change. Death can be literal and metaphorical in our personal lives and in the world.” Leslie Hale

Prior to the eclipse, Venus and Saturn will be at their opposites.  Venus is in Taurus but Saturn continues to remain in Scorpio.  Saturn pounding Scorpio is just the beginning of a cycle which could continue for about 2.5 years.  Read more about it here.  

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Fortunately, for many Scorpios it has not been that bad. Though very strenuous in areas of money and work, perhaps employment is not satisfactory, or there are layoffs, or you may even fear you don’t have enough money. Depending on where Saturn sits in an individual chart equates to the impact of one’s life.

The effects of this eclipse can be felt as early as 5 days before (April 20, 2013). The discomfort of the energy of the eclipse will be felt by everyone; however, the intensity of the eclipse depends upon the house that the eclipse falls in an astrological chart.  Every eclipse has a significant bearing on creational  revolution in our lives for at least 6 months; therefore, early born Scorpios as well as those that have primary planets in Scorpio may feel this effect more so than ever as well as early fixed signs .

Scorpio is ruled by Mars (and Pluto). Mars is considered the God of war, and Pluto rules power structures, bullies and change that is beyond our ability to control, and is considered the planet of revenge.” Leslie Hale

When a lunar eclipse occurs, the earth is transitory between the Sun and the Moon, creating a Full Moon as we experience every month – but in this case, the alignment is perfect – the occultation of the Moon complete. The intensity of the Full Moon is great, partially covered for a few minutes by the earth’s shadow. The Sun and Moon are occupying opposite Astrological signs, therefore highlighting the particular polarization characteristic in Scorpio. During the period of occultation, the Moon’s reassuring light is temporarily blocked.

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This eclipse is particularly relationship oriented – our relations with others can be disconnected, braved, or suddenly welded together as the shock calls one to action. We may deeply consider our feelings and needs within the context of the house where planetary aspects are affected. To fully appreciate the potential of the lunar eclipse, we must explore both houses and signs that are brought into play. First, where the Moon is – we can confront our demons, old habits and fears, and second, where the Sun is placed – we may find the means to embrace a release from whatever bondage we experience in life through our creative efforts. In any event, there are opportunities for deeper understanding and finding a balance in our lives.

People with fixed signs (Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius) prominent in their charts will have a hard time separating their individualities from their emotions; failing to recognize that something (or someone) they want may simply represent ego involvement instead of emotional commitment. What we are called upon (or driven) to do may often interfere with what gives us emotional satisfaction, or we chase after our desires, while we waste, or fail to develop, our talents and skills.

For others the Scorpio theme will have to do with money, credit and taxes. It is a time of looking at the harsh realities of our own personal situations and the state of the world” Leslie Hale

This eclipse will also re-stimulate, to some degree, the issues that were raised by the November 12, 2012 eclipse Read more about it here. This will be an end of a cycle or a significant change in direction of affairs focusing on home, family and health.  It may be that you will end a relationship or your partner may become indifferent.

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This 6-month period is a time to focus on other people’s money or joint ventures of some sort.  Since there are two eclipses in Scorpio, different aspects will occur in people’s lives.  For example the first one could bring money and the second could bring introduction.  The first eclipse does have Mars in the 7th house which represents relationships which could means that if a person is single, then commitments will be on their minds.  If already in a commitment there will be a stronger bond.  Even though the first eclipse can seem slightly negative, people who are in a relationship will give the support needed to move forwards.

Eclipses usually shake our foundations, pull us out of our normalcy and supply the energy to see the world without rose colored glasses or even blue if I may add.  So that the world is clear and accurate, to best understand this formation think back at 1994 when Scorpio Taurus eclipses first entered for many of us, you will see the theme repeating itself.

The terrorist attack that occurred at the Boston Marathon on 4-15 is indicative of this eclipse in Scorpio (eighth house death) and the rage that exists in the world we live in, and what a wounded society we must confront during these difficult times. It is being called a coordinated attack and the first on American soil in 12 years. The individuals who perpetrated this attack are without a doubt full of Scorpio rage and anger, and as the story unfolds we will discover the motivation for the attack also involved revenge.” Leslie Hale

While I was writing this blog a friend of mine phoned me and asked “oh I am so scared of these eclipses” I said, “but why?” She said, “well you know us Scorpios can’t stand drama and I can see it coming.” So I explained. … Let me think back ….

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 A very dear friend died during 1984 which cut my relationship with whom I was and who I became.  My family moved from Michigan to Florida leaving behind all my friends. I began a new life where I knew no one.  My outlet was to mix with people who were negative and toxic in my life.  And through those toxic relationships I learned to be a stronger person by learning to live in forgiveness.

Eclipses are always wild, they always shake and rattle things and things happen so quickly.  It could be simple thing as marriage, promotion or career breath through, break ups make ups, whatever the case may be it is the universes way of pushing forwards.  With the full moon it will pack the punch and if the full moon falls on your birthday it is guaranteed you will be naturally be transformed whether you like or not.

“This eclipse (moon) is conjunct Saturn, and this combination will bring home our own personal realities as Saturn is the taskmaster from whom we get nothing for free. The eclipse is opposed by Mars and the Sun adding to the volatility and frustration of this eclipse. Taurus energy desires to hang on to things and situations and Scorpio-Saturn energy demands we release them.While this eclipse may evoke some very negative feelings and situations, there is a silver lining in the mix as well.” Leslie Hale

 

Eclipses always bring news: good bad or ugly; try not to push during the eclipses it’s better to think than act.  Eclipse is about planning but not acting.  Eclipses are emotional and it’s a deterrence, it helps to get energy to do things that one has never done and don’t judge under any circumstances.

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“Saturn and Pluto are in mutual reception that is each is in the other’s sign reinforcing the positive sextile between the two, along with Venus’s trine to Pluto. While we may be forced to deal with our own harsh realities, as Pluto retrogrades aspecting Venus and Saturn we can experience a deep transformative effect during this period as well. Once we accept our own harsh realities, we can move toward solutions and rise to a new level of understanding and then action. But first we must be willing to lay bare our feelings and situations as they truly exist, before seeking a new understanding and ultimately solution.” Leslie Hale

The moon in April also is named the seed moon; so plant those seeds and bring them to the light of the sun.  The first few days of the full moon are always a waxing moon; try to avoid confrontation as much as possible.

The full moon in Scorpio is a time for renewal and rebirth like – Phoenix rising from the ashes as will the Scorpios.  Many things in our lives may be fading so it is time for rebirth.  We are soothing past the old and peeling old skin.  This moon is about the Gods, Karma, Sun, the Moon and humans.

In the Buddhist tradition the full moon in Scorpio is known as “Wesak”; a time of enlightenment. Scorpions are naturally expressive, intuitional and psychics.  Their nature of picking up signals from people are so honed that they become sponges to other people’s emotions. These emotions for non-Scorpions can be quite theatrical which may cause many people to hide feelings pretending everything is ok but it is not.

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 When the Moon is full, the heaviness between the moon and sun creates a gravitational pull of the bodies of water which can be linked directly to pressures in humans. For those who are in the same sign as the full moon, be cautious as it can affect the moods with primary signs of Scorpio or fixed signs.  There is absolutely no doubt that this moon will create an inner and outer pull of energy that may make some of us quite cantankerous.

Scorpios, and those that have any houses in Scorpio, it is time to expand those houses. It is the most metaphysical time of the year; it’s the spotlight of the Phoenix. It’s time to let go of things that do not fit your hunger, the world is watching you – release the desire and put on a mask that is fit just for you. Keep peace, keep motivation, and keep focused.  It will get a little weird. Remember that it’s all in the attitude. Know and understand the psychic and powers of the Scorpio are often feared and respected; there is nothing in between.

The theme for this eclipse and full moon is in the area of relationships, if a relationship ends the universe will give enough ammunition to do so but with the mix of the energy of Neptune (God of confusion), Sun, Mars and Saturn also in the mix, the universal energy will make it easier to let go and show positive paths for reasons to let go.

If a relationship is going through a healing process or a matter of a little time off, now there will be a new sense of energy which will strengthen the emotional bond and patience will be very much appreciated and will save the relationship.

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Lastly, if a relationship begins within the few days of the eclipse there will be a forward motion of attraction and it could be a union which will help the relationship bond even further.

There is a greater need during this full moon energy to feel protected and firm.  Because of this energy, hostility, contention and anger will bring out the most vivid part in all of us.  There is a great need to express the deeper level of our conciseness, but there is a greater need to remain calm if someone tries to tap on to your energy. 

Full moon in Scorpio will definitely bring out the stinger even if they are not Scorpios.  This experience can be felt as early as 5 days before the exact full moon and 5 days after.  Emotions will be penetrating and issues will come out which were not brought up before.  There is a need to allow the experience to flow, but to use alliance instead of forcefulness.

The full moon in Scorpio may cause some communication, egocentric attitudes and group activities to not go over very well only because everything and everyone may be exasperating or ill-tempered. Most of the issues that will cause these disruptive behaviors may have to do with sex, formation, birth and rebirth of nature and nurture.  It may even be about money and signing of contracts; be sure to read it before you sign anything though mercury is already direct, therefore there nothing hidden.

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Everything during the full moon will be exaggerated, egos will be high and inflated and there may be a greater need for relationships.  During this full moon there are greater chances to have many stunning dreams and bleeding and hemorrhaging through clumsiness or laziness may cause problems so take care.   

This is the time to Harvest, Pray and be Thankful, and to work on fertility and prosperity.  Love and romance go wild under a Full Moon, especially around midnight. In a full moon you may become highly objective, clear minded and aware of your own needs and the needs of others.

Plants and herbs were harvested and dried as the richness of the first harvest was realized; as ripe berries were gathered and used for paints, dyes and as a source of Vitamin C. Health and creativity are emphasized and there is a sense of well-being and drama to this lunation.

All Scorpions have been going through a very difficult transit especially within the last year.  Scorpions will now become a bit faithful, money oriented, and relationships will no longer be based upon physical plane but emotional and spiritual stability.  Any Scorpios that are born in October will now let go of the past (relationships or burdens) and embrace a joyful conjunction of the spiritual world.

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If you are a Scorpio and looking for work or a relationship the opportunities may come around May and accumulation now or in June when Jupiter is in Cancer.

When the moon is in Scorpio, we become more accustomed to hidden or mysterious influences and our psychic antennas may be activated. This is a time for working to maintain poignant behavior patterns and for working on overcoming inner fixation thoughts or desires. There can be a need for recognizing habits and reactions that keep you locked in power struggles. This Full moon is most favorable for seeking assistance from your divine center and Higher Power to gently release you from inner negativities. Psychic Power is the focus.

The Moon in Scorpio marks a time of increased eagerness and longing. People may be feeling more self-assured and more interesting, as well as being reactive and imaginative. In general, emotions at both ends of the spectrum are heightened and likely to vary quite a bit throughout this influence. Connections on a deep level could be made with members of the opposite sex with the Moon in Scorpio. Represented by the Scorpion, Scorpio possesses an enigmatic and penetrative nature. Feelings of envy and vengeance may arise, so special caution is needed to avoid disagreements. The Scorpio Full Moon can be a vehicle for power urge, which can often result in hostility or even dangerous impulses.

Since the moon in Scorpio represents Impetuous, Determined, Hot-Tempered, Courageous, and Robust 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 white candle and carve your name through the wick.  Anoint the candle with lavender oil, sandalwood and chant the psalm 39.  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, 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 mantra can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy. The mantra for the lunar eclipse:

 

Om Chandrakia Namaha

(Om Chan dra Kia Nam aha) 

The intention of this mantra is to call upon the God of protection and harmony to give you internal and external peace without uncertainties 

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corpio moon is:

 

“Om Angarakaya Namaha”

(Om An-ga-ra-ka-ya Na-ma-ha)

 

This mantra is to call to the lord of peace and removal of any obstacles in your way. The intention of this mantra is the to keep us in balance; from losing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy.

With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is 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 beginning with “I need”, it must be worded “I will need to be shown how to retain”

Please note these are general tendencies, and I highly recommend that you make an appointment with Leslie Hale to find out how this eclipse will affect you.  Most of the time Astrology is a guide to what is coming in the future and Astrologers are able to give you a glimpse of what you can expect. At the same time, Vedic readings are also quite important because they use the aspects of the sun, moon, karma, dharma, destiny and spiritual inclinations to encode what is about to come so that you can modify your life to have the most benefit from the eclipse.

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 I will be offering 6 month personal in-depth readings starting the 22nd.  These readings will be encompassing areas of life that may not be touched upon by an Astrologer while your Astrologer will touch upon areas which I am not able to uncover.  Together you can amplify the best of both worlds and create a destined path of your choice.

Please remember I am NOT an Astrologer nor do I claim to be one, rather, I am a Vedic Sanskrit Reader who encompasses Astrology as a utility and basis of the reading. This surrounds the magnificent transformational destiny and Karma reading as a conclusion to all readings.  One can easily create cohesion between Vedic readings and Western Astrology.  I would really suggest that you make an appointment with my featured astrologer Leslie Hale, find out how things are about to unfold, take good notes, then get a Vedic Reading so that you are able understand and adapt to transformational changes for your own destined path.

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.  Since, every moon cycle represents a change it not only affects our external forces but our internal forces as well.  Of course, we all have burning questions every now and then and it may be necessary to have a reading done more often, but sometime we have to let the universe take its course.  When dealing with a tragic situation it is my suggestion that before you have a reading done you must clear away negativity and fear from your emotions so that a reader can give you the clearest reading possible.   The clearest answers can be given when energy is at its most neutral point.  Never get a reading when your energy is scattered because you may not receive the best reading possible.  This is the main reason why many readers do not go beyond the 3 to 6 month mark.

Wishing you the most irresistible moon ever and I hope you hold your hands together and Namaste the universe for all its simple pleasures

Namaste

Maharani©

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Respite, Unwind, Envision, and bond: Mercury Retrograde Feb-March 2013

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Mercury Retrograde Spring 2013

Ghost Period February 09 -February 22, 2013

Retrograde Period February 23, 2013 -March 17, 2013

Stationing Period March 18 -31, 2013

By Maharani Rutan©

On February 09, 2013 mercury begins its journey fast track backwards in time and the initial ghost period begins on the 9th and continues until February 22, 2013. On February 23, 2013, it is stationary while bringing with it confusion, missed communication, break ups, make ups and forces each and every one of us to think back at our past to see if we made the correct decisions.  This planet is a very slow moving planet; therefore it continues its journey until 17th of March when it begins to move forward again to let us know that whatever decision is we must stick by it.

Remember if you meet someone new during retrograde it may be very confusing and slow period unless you or the other person have strong planets it may be short lived or that you might reconnect with a past only to find out after the retrograde phase is over that it was not worth it.  Perhaps nothing has really changed or you might even notice people come knocking at your door to finish their journey.  Whatever happens remember it is a journey not a path.

This retrograde it is placed in the planets of Pisces so what ever house Pisces is in whether it is your sun sign, moon , Venus or ascendant it will have a high impact on the predominate signs.  Often times all mutable signs (Gemini, Pisces, Virgo and Sagittarius)  are affected by the retrograde period.

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A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional concept arises in the illusory planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way.

Even it seems that this will be a dreadful journey-remember for every window that closes a door opens.  With this remarkable retrograde period join the New Moon in Aquarius with it will bring new way of being assertive, love freely and bring friendships to new beginnings on February 10, 2012.  Along with it the cosmos will surely make sure that you learn the lessons in love when Venus Square Saturn (karmic lessons) as well as making sure that you respect your bosses when Mars Square Jupiter that same day. So breathe… during that time and know this shall too pass.

Retrograde periods, although often challenging for us humans, are not predominantly unusual. 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 speak. Communication, understanding and consciousness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are reasoning and rational, our manner of philosophy, and how we create and express our thought processes.

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A mercurial nature brings to mind restlessness and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, promises, sentiments, thinking and the ability to justify things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be invigorating! This Planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a corporeal and emotional level. Further, 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. Dialogue, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This Planet implores us to express ourselves often — and well. Because Mercury rules messages and transportation, these two areas are most influenced during a Mercury Retrograde. Conversations might be more problematic, as crossed signals and unclear meanings confuse normally straightforward discussions. Still, with a little thoughtfulness 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 calm and make the best of it. Who knows — you might not have met that fascinating new person in the airport lobby or bus stop if you had taken your flight or driven to work…

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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 thoughtfulness and awareness, processing and propagating 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 speakers, reporters and censors, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves.

“Mercury retro in Pisces creates mental and emotional confusion, with strange dreams sometimes psychic experiences.  Mental process being entwined with emotions, we find it hard to separate ideas and opinions from passion and idealism.  Our mental orientation can be unstable, unrealistic and overly-spiritual but it also inclines to laziness and increases the urge to consume alcohol. Nervousness and stress even unfounded fears and paranoia are stimulated especially from working or living in hostile environment inclines to a sharp, sarcastic tongue.”

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Maintain confidentiality and self-respect in the working environment and do not try to read between the lines, when there is really nothing to find.” Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misinterpretations; inconsistent, disrupted, 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 crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or awry.

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. There is, however, an opportunity to gain insight into one’s own ego.  Mercury sets out to rearrange our thinking processes and for many of us this is agonizing and exasperating. Moreover, these experiences reveal flaws in our internal organization as well as our external planning, which can make us feel imprudent and insufficient.  All areas of communication are affected. Methods and motivation for education, communication and transportation are subject to difficulties under this aspect. It brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds. Documents can go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often. The good things to do when Mercury is Retrograde: meditate, contemplate, edit the book/poem/song/essay you’ve been writing, clean house, talk to your pet, listen to music, paint, and catch up on sleep!

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 March 26.

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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 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 mental clarity, to avoid and overcome misunderstandings and keep friendly communications flowing.

Please note everyone has Pisces somewhere in their chart, those that will be affected the most during this transitional period is mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini).  This means those with mutable signs such as the sun or the moon or even ascendants will be affected.

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These are general tendencies, perhaps you will feel the push or pull perhaps not but to find out how this retrograde will affect you, I would suggest you make a an appointment with my recommended adviser Leslie Hale (here) or get in touch with any of my recommended astrologers (here).

I am not an astrologer nor do I claim to be Vedic readings are focused and geared to show you the emphasis of actions and reactions and uses sun and the moon sign as a ground work giving you the best possibilities.  This is so that you can make your own free will decision and it is not influenced by another rather what is in your best interest.

Take this time to nap, relax and enjoy the slowness and ahhh later..

For those that are fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Leo and Taurus) please remember you will feel the effects of Saturn even if you are not a Scorpio.  You may read about this period here.  And others are still being affected by the Lunar Eclipse in November 2012. Read more about it here

Namaste

Maharani

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