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Mercury Retrograde through Aquarius (30Jan-21Feb2021) – astrology forecast

Mercury Retrograde: Is this one a walk in the park.. finally?
Heads up on the upcoming Mercury Retrograde through Aquarius. This infographics has all the info !!!!

Infographics - Mercury retrograde through Aquarius  30th January to 21st February 2021.
Infographics – Mercury retrograde through Aquarius 30th January to 21st February 2021 – blog /art (c) Mani Navasothy – author teacher Witch http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

I always consider ..not just the period of actual retrograde (in this case from 30th Feb to 21st feb), but also the date when the planet catches up to it’s previous advanced position.. for that’s when the issues brought up during the retrograde period are truly getting resolved so further progress can be made.

Between 30th Jan to 21st Feb-

— past issues are going to come up hard and fast. I note that at start and end of retrograde period, the effects are more disruptive.. and in between, we get a little calm but still have to be working on identifying those things bubbling (or rather erupting) up

— During this time, the retrograde Mercury forms various aspects with other planets (that’s normal). BUT what’s amazing about this particular one.. is that apart from the 10th Feb, when Mercury(R) squares Mars ( a volatile stressful day), there are NO negative or harsh aspects between Mercury and any other planets (excluding the moon – that’s a special case!).

-During this retrograde time, if anything, it forms beneficial aspects! On 8th Feb, it conjuncts The Sun; On 13th it conjuncts Venus, and on 14th it conjuncts Jupiter (which happens *again* later on 5th March , during it’s direct motion!! That in itself is a 2nd chance.

-warning: Saturn in Aquarius forms a square on 17th Feb.. a few days before Mercury goes direct. That may cause other deeper difficulties.. and may seem like it’s Mercury retrograde doing it. So please don’t always blame the `messenger of the Gods’ for everything

And finally Mercury leaves Aquarius on 15th March.
So between 30th January and 15th March, Aquarians have a lot of work to do.. dig deep, go over older issues, explore and resolve them.
I’ll have to write more specific forecasts on those matters another time, as this one is about Mercury retrograde.

Stellar wishes

-Mani Navasothy

Related blogs:

Saturn transit through Aquarius

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Astro Forecast: Venus direct & Mercury Retrograde (Nov-Dec’2018)

Venus direct & Mercury Retrograde (Nov-Dec’2018)

November 2018 - venus direct and mercury retro - Quantumphoenix-net

Venus goes direct today in Libra! So that’s great for all Librans & Taureans. BUT Mecury who has been in Sagittarius starts retrograde today…and will do so till 7th December. So that’s difficult 3 weeks for Sagittarians, Geminis and Scorpios.

During this retrograde period, Mercury will slip back into Scorpio on 1st December and keep going retro till 7th Dec..

ps. Sagittarians will have it tough between 17th Nov – 1st Dec. Then then it eases up. On 13th December, direct-Mercury re-enters Sagittarius.. But as that’s direct, Saggies get a chance to sort things proactively any issues that surface between next 2 weeks. Just be relieved that because of the Mercury slip back into Scorpio, Saggies don’t get the full 3 weeks of tough-love from this merc-retro period.

-Mani Navasothy


Good News- Mercury goes direct soon (22Sept16)

Good News all! The end to the current hardship stint of Mercury-retrograde influence is almost in sight!! 🙂


Mercury began its retrograde motion at the end of August’16, at 29’05” Virgo (Virgo is ruled by Mercury..so extra powerful). We then went into an Eclipse portal (set of Eclipses separated by 14 days.. 1st Sept to 16th Sept).

Eclipses are cosmic accelerators.. so whatever issues that Mercury Retrograde was bringing to the surface will have been additionally intense.. as the Heavens interrupt our flows and progress..to make us stop and deal with those issues.. !!

And now.. in a few days, Mercury retrograde motion comes to a halt.. (stationary.. at 14’50” Virgo, on 22nd sept.. just hours before the Autumn Equinox ..which is a time of balance of dark & light). And then Mercury begins to go direct again.. through the sign of Virgo. So you’ll start to see progress again..

However, it will only reach its previous `spot’ in virgo around 6th October.. So till , you’ll still be `cleaning up’ personal issues/ matters..

I’d say ..make use of the energies now building up towards Autumn Equinox… along with mercury-direct motion. The synchronicity of these two stellar events are uncanny.. and conspire to help us make true inner shifts…as painful as recent few weeks will have been..

Bright Stellar Blessings.
-Mani Navasothy

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Mercury Direct tonight – some details (25Jan16)

Hoorah! Mercury goes direct tonight around 21:50hrs gmt! 🙂

It started retrograding on 6th January, at 1’Aquarius, slipped back into Capricorn and got to 14’Capricorn.. Tonight he goes direct..and will reach Aquarius again on 14th Feb..and back to where it was on 15th Feb.

Mercury retro details jan-feb2016 - Mani Navasothy

So the review & re-discovery time is now concluding…and renewing and re-directing begins for the next 20 days..

Where were you (internally, mindfully) on 5th January? Think back to it…and do things different now.. so that when that same turning point happens in 20 days time…it’s not your path anymore..and that you are on a parallel route (for a short while) but heading in a different motorway

Good Fortune !

-Mani Navasothy

Snow spiral & the Coming of Bride

We are at that pause..the point between Yule and Imbolc..

Amazing how just in the course of even one day our moods can change.. forming, merging, dividing, re-merging, emerging, undulating.. What turbulence our hearts make.. while the mind watches it all.. We are now about a week into the Mercury-retrograde.. Things will unravel.. and would seem like chaos.. the more one tries to pin down reality, more it will slip away.. And it is exactly at these times, that  you must  hold dear your faith in the Stars..and Fates..

..and  that all will be well!

In a few weeks, the Goddess Bride shall arise from her wintery place of mysteries, and walk into our lives again.. her path illuminated by a hundred points of light.

And she’ll bring with her the 3 gifts – the flames of inspiration, purification and that of healing..

Poetry, creativity and hope will abound…

..and the anguish of the artists, the pangs of the lovers and longings of the lost shall be fulfilled.. !

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy

Snow spiral & coming of Bride (c) Mani Navasothy 2016.jpg
Snow Spiral & The coming of Bride   – photo & art (c) Mani Navasothy 2010 / 2016.  

Astrology : Retrograde Planets in 2015, dates & zodiac signs affected by them

Today sees the beginning of  the annual Pluto retrograde!   And I got thinking (late last night) that it was when Pluto began transiting my sign (few decades ago now – go on figure it out) that I began to study astrology much more seriously, and started attending classes and so on.   Anyway, for months (or years?) I had been wanting to create a visual aid to see all the Retrograde motions of planets on a chart wheel.  (never seen one before)..  so after a morning of hard work (manually putting every line, every letter and so on on a graphic, using data from the Ephemeris)…here we are!   🙂

 Retrograde motions of Planets in 2015, the durations and zodiac positions  (click picture for hi-res image)  

Retrograde planets in 2015 & signs affected by it (c) Mani Navasothy 2015.    www.QuantumPhoenix.net
Retrograde planets in 2015 & signs affected by it (c) Mani Navasothy 2015. http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

.I will return to this blog to start writing in all the details, tables and so on..  but for now – Breakfast calls (at 2.25pm!). I’ve earned it, don’t you think? 🙂

-Mani Navasothy

Astro-Alert: Mercury Retrograde starts today!


Mercury retro 4-25oct2014Mercury begins its Retrograde motion in a day (4th Oct) in Scorpio, slips back into Libra, and keeps going back for few weeks (till 25th Oct)..

Its influences can already be seen.. Watch out for disruptions and interruptions, miscommunications, arguments and trickery… With the Scorpio flavour of power games highlighted, also look out for probes and spilling of secrets..

But from 25th Oct, we get an opportunity for balancing…It’s not all bad.. It may provide opportunities for lost paths to be explored again..


Dialogues on Mercury retrograde! (7th-28th Feb’14)

mercury retrograde feb 2014
mercury retrograde feb 2014

It’s that time again..  when Mercury undergoes (the optical illusion of) retrograde motion in the heavens!!

This one sneaked up on me.. Having put these entries on my calendar in various websites I run, I forgot..- until the start day itself.. when I was having an unusually `wrangle’ kind of a day out of no where..  arguments, miscommunications.. and some issues.. And then a light bulb went on in my head..and I remembered..in the early hours of the night .. and sent a text-update to my facebook wall.. to alert friends 🙂   (well, that technology worked..even though the mind-tech of remembering didn’t..)

Rather than give the usual `forecasts’ (you can look up the typical symptoms at a previous forecast here..) am going to do something a bit different this time..  Am going to copy/paste some of the funny interactions I had with my friends on this topic.. (names removed of course..  but my fb wall is public..  they all know that…)

The actual `forecast’ is in my conversation.. (look for the purple lines 🙂

Me>  Mercury now retrogrades til 28th feb. Pisces, Aquarius, Gemini & Virgo watch out!

friend#1 >Good news just what I want to hear thanks

friend#2 > Aaaarghhh could av warned me earlier ,,,Mani ,,! Gggggggrrrrrrrrrrr ,,,!! X 

friend#3 > Boo-hoo! 

friend#4>  Oh no!

friend#2 >Oh yes Barry ,,, lol ,

me>  sorry ye friends.. I was getting into all sorts of scrapes.. disgruntlements..and such.. and then it hit me…and I remembered a mercury retro-was lurking about this time…and yes..it started thursday (yesterday evening!) I am gemini rising.. so it hits me too..

friend#5> This explains so much!

me>  yeap (friend) … first few days are tricky ..then it sees to go okay (the phase where we can change things ..take alternative roads.. and towards the end it gets tricky again.. )

friend #6> ok will do .. thanks xxxx

friend #7> Not very happy about that as I am traveling on 23 Feb and this is something what should b e avoided at any cost. If I would have known when booking, I would have done a week later for sure. Hope I have a save journey and my snakes are save while I am not here.

Me>   alternative roads..as in roads and opportunities we missed the previous time.. 

friend #7>But I also was reading on different astrological pages that travel should be avoided at any cost? But I am glad I am leo 

Me>   Nah..we can’t avoid travel.. Mercury retro is seen as affecting `local’ or short travels.. glitches on computers.. miscommunications.. arguments.. missing small prints on contracts & agreements.. trickery.. that sort.. Also governs relationships with siblings.. (as proved by the outburst I had with my sister last night out of the blue.. That’s what got me wondering `something is up’.. 

friend #7> Huhhhh, thank you Mani, I was really worried.

friend#4> Great I gotta go to Cambodia on a visa run

friend#4> Mani you got room in that Tardis mate take me back to 1983 please

friend#8> Ahh that explains a lot..My adobe reader is truly messing me up.. well I have a Virgo raising.. to an otherwise Happy Go Lucky Saggy disposition. .. Now I Understand the computer tension..just as well I decided to quit and watch Dracula 2000 film despite it being a totally useless film .lol.. Barry.. wow Cambodia you say? Take me with you please friend Croydon sucks @ the mo ..*chuckles* X

me> Yeap (friend).. Cambodia way more exciting than croydon.. Take me too with you…

friend#9>aaaahhhhh I hate it outspoken as I am. always puts me into trouble

friend#10 >  I do love a challenge

In my next astrology related blog, I’ll be writing about the coming full moon in the sign of Leo..  It’s on the Valentine’s day..and that’s going tomake Valentine day ..very interesting.. 😉

Make sure you subscribe to my blog..or check back for that in a few days..

-Mani Navasothy


Mercury Retrograde (oct 2013 – previous blog)

Retrograde-FREE period ends (for next 3 years)

Mars -Venus analysis for Valentine Day 2012

Mercury Retrogrades NOW – in Scorpio! Time to shed that skin!!

mercury retrograde oct2013
mercury retrograde oct2013

Well, good people.. it’s that time..when flight-footed Mercury begins to retrograde…!

It’s in the sign of Scorpio, and goes retrograde for the next 3 weeks..  (21st October to 11th November 2013)..  a time when many things seem to become problematic..  in relating to people, stress builds up, the mind is over active or full of worry..   matters go astray..  transport problems disrupt routine (we’ve already seen that today in Tubes in London)..

As this one is in the sign of Scorpio, you can expect many Scorpio related issues to surface..   matters of power and control..or rather manipulative matters. The sheer intensity you may have felt in the past few days is due to the beginning of this astrological process coinciding with a full moon/ eclipse also!

This particular Mercury retrograde period is also holding the upcoming Uranus-square-Pluto..   which in itself is causing huge upheavals.. and changes..not all of them pleasant. It’s as if the snake is about to shed its skin..  First it needs to go hide in a safe place..then it goes blind..and the  comes the painful process of peeling itself off the old skin.

Except, none of us are getting the much needed refuge in a safe place.  No. This time, the snake must do it out in the open..  and while someone is pulling the snake backwards by its tail..  !   The sooner it sheds, the quicker it can escape the dragging..  because all that’ll be left in the hands of the dragging hand is old skin..

Try not to get left out in vulnerable situations..  try not to get engaged in conflicts that can result it personal secrets being spilled or dragged out.  Watch out for legal matters coming to bite you..    but also previously lost roads being found (then taking that road or not is a choice you must make..).   Matters concerning death is a possibility.. so are wrangles with siblings  or cousins (Mercury represents siblings also). Sexual activities, obsessions are also a problem..  !

As for secrets.. sometimes, revealing them may actually be rather cathartic and a release ..Freedom? !