Everyone cringes at the thought of Mercury retrograde but it is not bad for everyone and gets a lot of bad press.  You all  know about Mercury retrograde so I wanted to share some new things.  First of all if you were born with Mercury retrograde, you are more right-brain orientated and have more spatial orientation and recognize patterns and are not logical.  It will be interesting to observe if during Mercury retrograde you need to be more intuitive rather than logical during the  transit.

Secondary, Mercury retrograde is not bad for every rising sign.   It is most difficult for the rising signs of Cancer,  Scorpio,  Pisces,  Capricorn, Aquarius, and Sagittarius  due to house ownerships involving  the 6, 8, 12 and even the 7th  house ruler.   It  actually makes Virgos and Geminis stronger in their physical body but maybe more inward.   Because of retrograde in Cancer this year, Virgos and Geminis are having a longer 2nd and 11th house transit from their rising sign which ultimate leads to gains after the challenges and fights from the Mars opposition and the unscrupulous energy of the Rahu presence in Cancer.  The impact of this retrograde will depend on your rising sign. Mercury does will with 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th and 11th house transits from the Moon or Ascendant so  Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius  and Aquarius and Aries actually may do better with this one. 

Mercury retrograde is happening in the gandanta area of Cancer which is connected to Pisces Navamha until August 3rd, where it tends to get lost mentally in spirituality when it needs to be more logical and practical.  As we mentioned earlier, you have to watch your sharp tongue and not be too critical or poisonous with your speech.  . O

The problem is that Mars is opposing Mercury in transit and Mercury and Mars aspects  can lead to disputes  and aggressive arguing nature , being too self-centered and ruthless.   Awareness around this is going to be important as debating about who is right becomes an ego-centered event to justify our position and keep us chained to a position and not open to seeing other points of view.  Be open to listening more and understanding and integrating others points of view over the next few months and the impact is still there with Mercury in Leo with the 8th house aspect from Capricorn also.

So like always, back up your computers early, get your letters and marketing and business dealings done early today,  be redundant about communications and do not assume that your emails and phone messages and texts will get picked up.  Most of  all,  be patient as Mercury is like the Greek god of Hermes and he wants you to laugh when these things do not go right. He is the trickster, so smile and accept and be patient and know it will be over by August 18th.  Mercury is usually retrograde an average of 21 days and this is the first time in a long time when it is happening for 25 days!  .

If you like the way I analyze  transits and want to learn how to do this, you can take my Transit and Aspect Class which is 7 Video Tapes and is available for download now. on sale for 125.00.  You also might enjoy our  Principles  of Timing   dashas. which includes 7 vidotapes for 195.00.

Have a great weekend!

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