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 owner-ships 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  Scorpio this year,  the water signs for the ascendant or moon  will have a harder time with the transit.     Taurus rising or moon usually does particularly good with it but this year it is a 7th house transit and could impact relationships and partnerships and re-evaluating. Libra will have a better time with it as it is a 2nd house transit and  and Leos also are not by a 4th house transit.   Still it will depend what house Scorpio  is for your chart during this current transit and how strong it is in your natal chart and so many other factors.

Mercury retrograde is happening in Scorpio where it requires deep psychological inquiry and spiritual practice to do well.   It is going retrograde in Jyestha nakshatra which usually has to learn lessons around handling sexual desires and not becoming overbearing in leadership.   On Nov 23-Dec. 5th , it moves back into the constellation of Anuradha (Scorpio  3.20-16.40) where it supports friendship and networking and spiritual practice. .

Mercury transits from the rising sign or the moon are considered good when they are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10th or 11th houses from the moon or rising sign.  Hence if your rising sign or moon is  Capricorn,  Aries, Libra, Gemini, Leo  or Virgo , it is considered a good transit.  Still it is moving back toward a trine toward Rahu which is exact again into Dec. 4th where you have to watch out for deception in business and from the media and will be in a planetary war with Jupiter again on Nov. 27th.

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 Dec. 6h .

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 for 125.00.


Vedic Astrology Transit Guide 2019 – 2020



guide for anyone interested in understanding planetary transits that often blocks us from moving forward in our life.

Barry’s unique spiritual and psychological approach to astrology will help you understand how planet placement impacts your emotions and psychology that bind us to self-blame, doubt and fear, and anger.

This guide for 2019-2020 will help you plan the next few years by your rising sign so you know the best months of the year for progress and how the larger transits for Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu and the eclipses will impact your life.

Articles Included in This Book:

  • Saturn/Ketu conjunction for March-Nov. 2019
  • Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio and Sagittarius by Rising and Moon Sign
  • Rahu and Ketu’s Transit through Gemini/Sagittarius by Rising and Moon Sign
  • Saturn/Ketu/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius
  • Saturn/Jupiter Conjunction
  • Eclipses in Gemini/Sagittarius
  • Political and economic Landscape for 2019-21
  • Guides to major transits of Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu and all the transits of the Sun, Mars, Venus and Mercury and Eclipses and Periods of Combustion
  • General articles on eclipses, retogrades, combustion, exalted and debilitated planets, planetary aspects, signs and dashas.
  • Over 300 pages.

As a bonus, Barry has included global and economic, political forecasts for those interested in Mundane astrology.

This is definitely a reference book to have on your shelf for practicing astrologers or just people who like to dabble!
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The deepest purpose of astrology should allow us to see the Maya or illusion that runs through our mind and blocks us from seeing our own Divinity. Astrology should reveal our hidden patterns and not just affirm what we know about our self already. It is our hidden patterns and blind spots which get us into the most trouble and cause us the most suffering. It takes courage to look at them, bring them into the light and transforms them but that is why we are on the planet. It is much like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day (1993). How many times do we have to repeat our lives and relive our pain or do we realize our flaws and actively work on them and transform ourselves into a more conscious and active and loving and compassionate person. In this brilliant collection of essays divided into 7 sections, Psychological and Emotional and Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Secrets of the Houses, Blind Spots. Spiritual Astrology, Relationship and Techniques, Barry reveals material beyond the ordinary in unveiling our True Self beyond the illusion.    The great spiritual teacher Yogananda was fond of saying that  most of what we call the spiritual battle is really a psychological battle and once that battle is won, the spiritual battle is a short one.  This book aims to support you in deep spiritual growth with profound psychological insight.

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