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Mercury retrograde -29May to 22June 2021 & related forecasts.

AstroAlert: Mercury Retrograde starts in Gemini!
(post exploring several upcoming astrological events).

Hi all.. it’s that time, for us to blame everything that goes wrong on Mercury-retrograde :-p Seriously though, this coming Mercury-retrograde is going to be `tricky’ indeed (sorry sorry I’ll try not to get distracted with silly jokes).

But am not joking though. not a word of it so far.

Mercury rules Gemini (and Virgo).. and from tomorrow 29th May 2021- till 23rd June’21, Mercury will be retrograding in its own sign. Now initially this can freak out many people ( I include myself as one). but on a bit more careful thought of the overall pattern, I am led to believe (led astray? okay okay sorry).. that this coming 3 weeks is about to set us all off on a very interesting journey.
Why?
Because this is not jus about Mercury.. but as the cosmic magician and messenger, it/ he is doing something `interesting’.

We already have Pluto retrograding, and Saturn started retrograding too just a week ago. And as many hyped up online astro writeups have been saying, we’ve juts had the first of a set of eclipses. But that’s not the exciting bit (did I just use the word exciting and interesting, instead of crazy, disruption, excruciating?)

Already yesterday/ today I’ve had to deal with a lost parcel worth £112. (It’s okay after some calls, I got the parcel!). And Mercury retro hasn’t even started yet!!

As Quantum Mech states, observer is not separated from the observed. Likewise, an astrologer is never separate or immune from the forces of planets.. and we are humans too, and I put in some personal stuff to indicate that the planets affect me too.. and am in the trenches with all of you (`We are in this together’).

Back to forecast. As someone with Gemini-rising, I know all about the forces of Mercury retrograde affecting (assaulting?) my life :-p (I say all this in such a jolly way.. but wait a few days till we are all in it and my tune will change and I’ll be angst-ridden no doubt ). Ya see.. honesty ! Personal empathy !! 😉

So with Saturn & Pluto in retrograde, now Mercury starts too.. That’s already quite much. But that’s just the start .. sorry!

Just as this Mercury retro ends (22nd june), Jupiter-retrograde begins (21st june) and a week later Neptune-retrograde begins (26th June). We then have 2 months where .. there’s Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter & Neptune are retrograding. Uhhh 😦 And then Uranus-retro begins on 20th August.

No you can’t hitchhike out of Earth on a passing spaceship and run away to Andromeda!!

Each planet goes through a retrograde period every year. It’s unavoidable (except Mercury that does it 3 times, Venus & mars sometimes don’t).

Often in life, we speed through so many things.. and like a person going at 77mph on M4 who missed a turning and has to then keep going a bit more till we find another exit, then double-back via back-roads.. to find that missed exit/ destination.. sort it out..and then get back on track.. we are forced to do so …in life.. by the retrograde influences of the planets.

Don’t think of it as disruptions.. even if it feels that way.
Think of it as Recovery. Reconnect. Regroup. Refine. Rest. Recuperation. Re-imagine. Re-fuel. Retro-fitting. Realigning. (include Remorse. Restitution).
You get the picture now? !

As for Mercury retro.. think of it as finding the parcel that got lost 😉 Finding the path that you could have taken but didn’t and now have a chance to atleast consider.

Think of it as lost messages being found.
After all.. Mercury is the Messenger of the Gods!
Why would we ever think Mercury retrograde is `bad’?
Gods don’t mistakes.. do they?!

So let me go back (or forward, to events that have not happened yet).

the 3rd Mercury retrograde will happen between 27th Sept- 19th October!! Oh for crying out loud, we haven’t even started this one and am going on about the next one, I hear you exasperating?!

Bear with me.. am already under it’s influence :-p
That’s not a bad thing , as this is happening on my ascendant.. Either am way off the mark.. or the Messenger god is speaking sharply to me this time.. (and I’ve just had a lunar eclipse in my sign too).

So here come s the punch-line!
All the retrogrades we are beginning to experience now and in the coming months are all going to end ..bit by bit, around about the time the 3rd phase of mercury retrograde ends..

The mind-messenger planet is about to start a period of reconnections and reintegrations between us and other planetary energies.. that will culminate with the end of the next mercury retro.
We have no choice but to live through this.
And we should..

The world has gone through a crazy time with covid-19 pandemic, fears, lockdowns, deaths, laws, power & controls, conspiracies, protests and so much more.. in the past 18 months.. And what now follows is a cosmic opportunity for re-structuring.. Am not bothered by what the government is going.. Forget that.

This is a chance to work your power..

Oh did I mention that the 2nd part of the Eclipse is happening in 2 weeks, in the sign of …Gemini on 10th June, while ruler of Gemini (Mercury) is still retrograding?

Ah yes.. BANG!
There are no coincidences in astrology.
My teacher used to say, when the planets want to give you a message, they do so in 2-3 ways.

Mercury retrograding in its own sign of Gemini, while a annular solar Eclipse happens in Gemini.. is that message coming in more than one way.

That the final mercury retrograde happens in the sign of Libra – symbolising balance, just as all the upcoming retroplanets going direct after many months of summer.. is part of that message.

That then is the bigger picture ..in more detail and less hype.

What does it all mean?
Oh come on.. Have you not been reading what I’ve been just writing?

I only meant to do a few lines.. but look at this crazy long forecast-thingy that’s just spilled out of me..
Thank you Mercury – lord of magic and messages, mind, journeys and connections – without whom, we’d be just blobs of brain disconnected from bodies and lives.

And ps. this is the most unusual forecast I never planned to write.
Like I said, am under the influence too…and I teach by example.
So read all that am saying. Read between the lines.. 😉
Bright Stellar Blessings
-Mani Navasothy

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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
www.QuantumPhoenix.net

 

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-retro-sept-2016-c-mani-navasothy

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!

Astro-Alert!

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..

-Mani

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

Links:

Mercury Retrograde (oct 2013 – previous blog)

Retrograde-FREE period ends (for next 3 years)

Mars -Venus analysis for Valentine Day 2012