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Good news – Mercury goes Direct tonight! (17March’13)

mercuryAbout 3 weeks ago, on 22nd February, Mercury began it’s retrograde motion in the zodiac sign of Pisces.  It went from 19 degrees backwards to about 5 degrees in Pisces. Now Pisces is one of those signs that is thought to be dreamy, inspirational.. etherial and nebulous. In it’s rather negative side, it’s also about confusion, bit of chaos, urge to escape..and deceptions. Add this to the fact that Mercury ..when retrograding brings out issues like mis-communication, negative thinking, stressful mind states, problems with local organisations and travels.. you can see that this combination..and the resulting 3+ week period can be a very trying time on so many level for everyone..

Pisces, Gemini & Virgo people would have been more severely affected, and those with these signs as their ascendant (rising signs). For the rest of the people (signs), which ever house where Pisces falls within would have had the troubles..  Things may have started to unravel drastically or even begun to dissolve ..  !

GOOD NEWS..  you can stop holding your breath, or gasping for fresh air. Mercury retrograde period (this one) is now over.

Mercury goes direct today.. 17th March, at about 8.03pm (gmt).    The last few weeks may have stirred up all sorts of troubles …and as Mercury now goes direct, not only do those hindrances start to fade away, on a personal level, you can take the initiative (mercury rules the mind), and get to resolving issues that have come up.

Miscommunications, arguments, contractual problems, agreements that stalled, commercial ventures that took a nose-dive – can all be attended to now, and successful be sorted – mostly in a positive way!

Although Mercury is now going forward, it has to catch up to the place where it got to before… So it will take Mercury  till 6th April, to get to it’s previous position (19 degrees Pisces)..  So until then, you have an opportunity to make every effort to resolve issues that have been coming up in the past 3 weeks.  And then things can really take off..

So…breath – smile- and bravely tackle the issues with a positive frame of mind..  with imagination, compassion and your highest ideals (positive qualities of Neptune which rules Pisces)..and all will turn out very well indeed.

-Mani Navasothy

 

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Rare Astrology opportunity: No-Retrograde days coming up in January 2013

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All the planets are going around the Sun in an anti-clockwise direction (if we were to watch the whole solar system from `way up’ above the north pole of the Earth).  But because planets are orbiting the Sun at different speeds, what we see differs – depending on where and when we are observing from. It’s a bit like being on a moving train in railway station, with another moving train on the adjacent track. Even when both trains are going in the same direction, one train may be going slightly faster than the other. So sometimes, it may `look like’ your train is going backwards, or the other train is going backwards.   Same with planets. The ones closer to the Sun are going faster than Earth.  And Earth in turn is going faster than the ones on further orbits.

Because of all this geometry, sometimes we on Earth see other planets going `backwards’ for certain periods every year. So if for example, Mercury seems to be going backwards for a few weeks, we say it’s `Mercury retrograde’.  Now during such periods, the influences of that planet on us are different. Astrologers advise people not to start new business ventures during a mercury retrograde period, or astrologers advise people to take extra care with communications, contracts etc.  For different planets, these `areas of life’ differ (ie when venus is retrograding, relationships matters may be affected, so consolidate on relationships, and don’t plan new ones – unless of course it’s about touching base with an old `could have been…but missed the opportunity’ ones!)

Average duration of retrograde motions

Mercury:  Retrogrades for 2-3 weeks.  (Happens 3 -4 times a year).

Venus: Retrogrades for about 5-6 weeks. (Happens once a year).

Mars: Retrogrades for about 10 weeks. (No retrograde in 2013..! More on this in another post!)

Jupiter: Retrogrades for about 4 months (happens once a year).

Saturn: Retrogrades for about 4 and a 1/2  months (happens once a year).

Uranus: Retrogrades for about 5 months (happens once a year).

Neptune: Retrogrades for about 5 months (happens once a year).

Pluto:  Retrogrades for about 5 and a 1/2 months (happens once a year).

Now here’s the big thing. At any one time, there may be some planets going direct and some retrograding. But we do get clear few days or weeks, when all the planets are going direct, and there are no retrograde planets. These windows vary. This is astrologically very important (it’s as if we have a smooth straight road and no opposing wind is slowing down our cars.. ).

I was just musing about this and happen to catch the fact that our next window of NO RETROGRADE is coming up. (Sometimes I just sit and trawl through Ephemeris data ..looking for patterns. It’s almost an intuitive -meditative bit of work! 🙂 )

30th January – 17th February 2013       That’s the rare 17 days of smooth astrological climate.   And you should make full use of it.   The subsequent `Retrograde-Free’ time slot is a good 3 years away after this… in December 2015!

Here are the periods (past & future) where No-Retrograde motion is observed from Earth.  (Remember these are the `smooth days’ ).

1st – 20th December 2009  (20 days)

6 – 9 December 2010 (3 days only)

30 Dec’10 – 26 Jan’11  (26 days)

25 Dec’11 – 23 Jan’12 (28 days)

30 Jan – 17 Feb 2013  (17 days) – coming up. Then 3 year wait!

26 Dec’15 – 4Jan’16 (10 days).

8 Jan –  5 Feb 2017 (27 days)

2 Jan -7 March 2018 (2 months!)

5 Jan – 4 March 2019 (2 months!)

I’ll write more about this topic soon.

-Mani Navasothy

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How Mercury retrograde showed up last night

 

The Astrology webinar last night (Venus trines & transits) went …well, almost 🙂

I had been planning the slides all day (previous day) and yesterday started creating them on my graphics package.. The art & creative process is enjoyable and rewarding in it self for me.

All was well, till the evening, when at one point I picked up a sudden energy.. I shook it away and continued, but then things started to get frantic, and a bit disruptive with technology. I think that culminated much later – suddenly – when my phone-link (and the phone-link of webinar tech /host) both got cut off …just about 1 hr into the webinar.  Luckily we had covered all the basics relevant to the webinar, and were doing last sections and future topics.  My partner who was listening in live in north london via website also said she had experienced tech problems.

We did manage to recover..  I think the Hostess Ivy was off aiar for 30 seconds. She came online and explained some features, and texted me to re-log in. And I was online within 2 minutes and covered the missing bit before progressing with further 25+ minutes!

I could get all upset about this technical glitch (Ivy had never had one in 6 yrs she has been running webinars. This was the first it seem).

But thing is, I am actually smiling to myself.  Yesterday was when mercury started retrograde. While I had been pre-occupied with the trines, I had not paid much attention to this, so the universe reminded me in a sharp way. But more importantly, it was a real live `evidence’ of the mishaps that mercury retrograde can bring..  So in a way, during  an astrology webinar,  we actually got a bit of `real live demo’ of the astrology influence!

Okay jubilation of proof aside, we do have the next 3 weeks of mercury retrograde. So it’s good to double check agreements, plans, contracts, appointments, transport time tables, and ..back-up computer files etc.

Stellar wishes to all.

-Mani 🙂