Mercury is connected to the Greek god Hermes and is one of the planets connected to laughter and humor.   If we do not find the humor in situations that Mercury creates when retrograde and conjunct Mars at zero Sagittarius into Dec. 28th , we are going to be really flustered and frustrated.  Be careful with your Christmas travel and remember to be patient as stuff always happens at the airports during Mercury retrograde and mechanical problems and repairs tend to increase around the Mercury/Mars conjunction on Dec. 28th.

This  Mercury retrograde until Jan 1st may seem challenging because it is connected to Ketu through the Nakshatra of Mula and Ketu is in Mercury’s sign of Virgo.   Mercury/Ketu associations can create scattered and forgetful thinking and you have to rely on intuition if you are going to survive.   Mercury conjuct Mars into Dec. 28th can create arguments and disputes and violence is not out of the question in the dangerous Gandanta area.  The FBI is warning us already about threats because of the Israeli / Hamas conflict.

Mercury in Mula can be indecisive and vacillating and Geminis and Virgos and Sag. Rising may experience more self-doubt than usual.  Use the transit to breakaway from the material energies of Christmas and explore the deeper spiritual realm–which Mula nakshatra always wants you do.   Avoid fighting with siblings and relatives which are ruled by Mercury and the Mars conjunct may make Christmas dinner a bit feisty.  Luckily the trine from Jupiter onto Mercury on Dec. 18th and onto the Sun on Dec. 27th will help the situation.

Mula consists of nine stars at the end of Scorpio and is the place of the center of the galaxy which Western Astrologers are fond of calling the Galactic Center as that wonderful part of the sky that looks like a white river in the night sky.  Mula means “root” or “the center” and people who have a sun, moon or ascendant lord in this constellation are very direct and do not like to beat around the bush. This is the core of the galaxy and it is ruled by Ketu who wants to get to the core of everything: hidden motives, events, core roots. Ketu is connected to past lives and Mula wants to tie up all the talents from one’s past lives and bring them together. It seeks deeply for the truth of existence. It is also place where whistleblowers tend to come out so expect more secrets to come out in the continuing scandals and corruption escapades.

If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal chart, it can make you  more intuitive people and reverses Mercury’s normal logical mind.  This may be triggered in transit for some.

Mercury retro is good for Geminis and Virgos as it strengthens their rising sign and Taurus rising may do better with as it owns the 2nd 5th house. Cancers have the most difficult time with it as Mercury owns the 12th house.

The cobra pose is good for balancing Mercury and the shoulder stand can sort out a confused mind so those may help the next few days.


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