Mercury in Aquarius

Mercury transits the sign of Aquarius from January 25th, 2021-February 4th, 2021

Mercury transits the sign of Capricorn from February 4th, 2021-March 11th, 2021 

Astrological Forecast (January 4th, 2021-January 25th, 2021): Mercury Transits Capricorn

Mercury transits the sign of Aquarius from March 11th, 2021-March 31st, 2021 

Mercury is retrograde January 30th, 2021-February 20th, 2021 

Mercury Retrograde is only a problem if Mercury is a functional malefic planet as is the case for those born under the rising signs of Aries, Libra and Aquarius and if it is afflicting any houses or planets and/or if Mercury is afflicted by another planet by aspect or conjunction. (Afflictions are only applicable when planets are within 5 degrees of another planet or the rising sign degree – in any house.) The significations of Mercury can suffer when transiting the 6th, 8th, or 12th houses.

RETROGRADE PLANETS

“This is only a visionary phenomenon as it occurs due to different speeds of the planets in relation to the earth. The effects on a natal chart are due to the fixed angular position of planets with reference to a particular place on the earth for a particular time, natal or transit.”

Though the classical as well as some of the modern commentators have ascribed different views for the results of retrograde planets, my professor from India (Professor V.K. Choudhry) who developed the Systems’ Approach to Interpreting Horoscopes is of the firm view that retrograde planets are to be treated in a normal way as per their longitudes, so far as the natal influences are concerned. However, the transit influences of a planet appearing to be in retrograde motion and then direct motion are prolonged on a specified degree(s).

“To understand the impact of a transit retrograde planet it is necessary that one learns predictive techniques and methodology for reading the triple transit influences.”

Not everyone will benefit from the so called “Massive Energy Shifts” other astrologers claim happen during retrograde moments. At the same time, not everyone will suffer from the ever so present and widely accepted attitude that Mercury retrograde is always bad! 

If you are a serious astrologer or serious about astrology you must look at the functional nature of Mercury in each specific chart. I cannot stress this enough!

 For the Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising signs Mercury becomes a functional malefic planet and can cause harm in their charts. The remedy for this is to:

  • Help children on Wednesdays
  • Don’t wear green
  • Don’t wear Emeralds
  • Listen to chants for Goddess Durga on Wednesdays

For the Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces rising signs Mercury becomes a functional benefic planet and will not cause harm, but can become weak by transit or affliction. You can strengthen Mercury in your chart to protect against weakness by:

  • Wearing lots of green clothing
  • Using lots of green decorations in your home
  • Put green cellophane over a window in your home and let the green light in
  • You can buy green tinted sunglasses or a green tinted water pitcher and cups
  • Emerald is a safe and favorable gemstone for your chart

The remedies are easy and effective!

Happy (or not so happy) Mercury Retrograde to you!

Aries

There can be income and gains connected with writing, business, and communications as well as with fields of health and finance. Because Mercury rules your sixth house of conflicts, debts, disputes, health, and financial issues, it is not good for you to wear green clothing or emerald gemstones. Instead, you can listen to chants for Goddess Durga and help students on Wednesdays. This will help to avoid any issues relative to income, gains, friendships, older siblings, and fulfillment of desires during this transit.

Taurus

Focus on your career and professional life connected with writing, business, and communications. This is a good placement for your children, investments, and creative projects. Enjoy good business and communication skills during this time as well as analytical problem solving capabilities. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Taurus rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.

 

Gemini

Focus on your dharma (work in life) connected with writing, business, and communications. This is a good placement for your home life, parents, property, vehicles, and fixed assets. Enjoy good business and communication skills during this time as well as analytical problem solving capabilities. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Gemini rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.

 

Cancer

There may be some setbacks, delays, accidents, and vulnerability on account of your entrepreneurial activities, self efforts, and independent projects. There can also be some issues with the respiratory canal, skin, nervous tension, and decision making. Protect younger brothers (if any). Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Cancer rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.

 

Leo

Connect your wealth, status, and continuation of family life with partnerships, relationships, joint ventures, and marriage as well as with writing, business, and communications. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Leo rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.

 

Virgo

There can be conflicts, debts, disputes, and health issues regarding your respiratory canal, skin, nervous tension, and decision making. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Virgo rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.

 

Libra

Connect your higher education, investments, and creative projects with writing, business, and communications. Because Mercury rules your twelfth house of losses, expenses, separations, and hospitalizations, it is not good for you to wear green clothing or emerald gemstones. Instead, you can listen to chants for Durga and help students on Wednesdays. This will help you to avoid any losses and expenses relative to your higher education, children, investments, and creative projects during this transit.

 

 

 

Scorpio

There can be income, gains, friendships, and fulfillment of desires connected with your homelife, parents, property, vehicles, and fixed assets. Work out of your home on writing, business, and communications. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Scorpio rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen your Mercury.

 

Sagittarius

There can be entrepreneurial success, independent projects, and self efforts connected with your career and professional life. Connect your entrepreneurial activities with writing, business, and communications. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Sagittarius rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.

 

Capricorn

There can be good luck, divine grace, and good fortune connected with your wealth, status, and continuation of family life. It would be a good time to ask for a promotion or raise. Connect your wealth and status with writing, business, and communications. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Capricorn rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.

 

Aquarius

Focus on deep research, language, mystical and occult knowledge, ancient knowledge, writing, business, and communications. There may be some setbacks, delays, accidents, easy gains, windfalls, and inheritance. Because Mercury rules your eighth house of setbacks, accidents, and vulnerability, it is not good for you to wear green clothing or emerald gemstones. Instead, you can listen to chants for Durga and help students on Wednesdays.

 

Pisces

Be careful with your communications and with technology. There may be losses, expenses, and separations with partnerships, relationships, joint ventures, and marriage.  There can be some issues with the respiratory canal, skin, nervous tension, and decision making as well. Because Mercury is considered a benefic planet for the Pisces rising sign it is safe and favorable for you to wear green clothing and emerald gemstones to strengthen Mercury.