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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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Retrograde Planets in 2021

Hi all. here’s the graphics (hand drawn with pencil and ink) for the full retrograde planetary motion / dates for this 2021. I’ll type up the dates later on here..but the graphics shows everything.

Retrograde Planetary motions in 2021 – blog / art (c) Mani Navasothy http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net

As I write this on 20th February 2021, on the eve of Mercury going direct, we are about to enjoy a full 2 months of NO RETROGRADE period (21st Feb to 27th April).

And heads up- from 20th August to 6th October, there’ll be 5 planets retrograding .. that’s Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.. all of the transpersonal and generational / global planets.

***The most intense period will be when Mercury retrograde also joins those 5.. namely, 27th Sept to 6th October – when 6 planets will be retrograde!!! ***

A few more observations. There is NO retrograde for Mars this year! BUT Venus begins retrograde on 19th December and will end that on 29th January 2022. So bit of warning, Yule/ Christmas / New year time is going to be not so easy in 2021.. especially the days leading to Xmas, as the Uranus-square-Saturn culminates for the 3rd time on 24th Dec’21.

Below are some hard works that I manually go through to create these astrology blog posts.. (every time!). I don’t put it through some software. It’s all done by hand and with intuition & past observations guiding me as I write forecasts. Just so you know ..!

Please don’t copy my graphics and put it on your pinterest or some other places. I DO NOT give permission, and have NEVER given permission for any of my art/ graphics to be put anywhere.

Stellar wishes

-Mani Navasothy – Author Astrologer Witch

Retrograde Planets 2020 Dates

Hi all..  here is an infographics showing full details of the dates/ durations / signs of all the Retrograde Planetary motions  for 2020.  Note I’ve omitted January’20 when Uranus ended its previous retrograde.  But shown January 2021, when Uranus ends the upcoming retrograde motion.  Feel free to keep a copy of this graphics in your devise for quick reference.

RETROGRADE PLANETS 2020 DATES showing the year wheel, months, and arcs for each planet (Mercury to Pluto).  Right side of graphics shows data in written form.

Dates of Planetary Retrogrades 2020
Mani Navasothy

Mercury
17th Feb (12’52 Pisces) – 28th March (28’13” Aquarius)
18th June (14’46” Cancer) – 12th July (5’30” Cancer)
14th October (11’39” Scorpio) – 4th November (25’57” Libra)

Mars
9th September (28’08” Aries) – 14th November (15’14” Aries)

Venus
13th May ( 21’50” Gemini) – 25th June (5’20” Gemini)

Jupiter
14th May (27’14” Capricorn) – 13th September (17’24” Capricorn)

Saturn
11th May (1’57” Aquarius) – 29th September (25’20” Capricorn)

Uranus
15th August’20 (10’41” Taurus) – 13th January 2021 (6’43” Taurus)

Neptune
23rd June (20’58” Pisces) – 29th November (18’10” Pisces)

Pluto
26th April (25’00” Capricorn) – 4th October (22’29” Capricorn)

Please give credit to me if using this in any of your shares/ works as I created this graphics manually using am art software.  All data obtained from Raphael’s Ephemeris.  Background (space) pictures from NASA site.

Stellar wishes.

-Mani Navasothy.

Astrology: Retrograde Planets in 2016 (dates & signs)

Hi all, here is the infographics I have created to show  Retrograde motion of all the planets – their  Zodiac positions & dates.

Retrograde planets in 2016 & signs affected by it (c) Mani Navasothy 2016.jpg

Notes:

Mercury has 4 retrograde periods in 2016, with the 4th one just starting in late December.

Venus makes No retrograde motion in 2016 (compare to Mars that had no retro motion last year in 2015).

A total of 5 planets will be retrograding at the same time between 28th April to 8th May (of course some of them start or end their retrograde motion before or after these dates..). Those planets are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto.   We can expect quite a lot of challenges at that time.. as normally we only  get 4 planets retrograding at one point or other.  That said, next year in 2018, there will be a few weeks where 6 planets will be retrograding !

I’ll type up the actual dates for all the planetary retrograde motions (same info on graph..but typed here) in a few days so come check again soon.

I have used data from `American Ephemeris 2000 to 2050′  (2nd ed. ACS Publications).

Stellar wishes

-Mani Navasothy

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

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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