On January 21, everyone’s favorite little mischief maker, Mercury, goes retrograde for its usual three weeks of possible mayhem, misdirection, and mistakes.

This time Mercury is retrograding through the Vedic sign of Capricorn and that may create problems in the areas of business, accounting and real estate. Probably not a great time to buy a house or apply for a loan.

The good news is that Mercury in Capricorn has a natural tendency to slow down and be more conservative in its actions, which can be helpful during a retrograde.

The usual recommendations for a Mercury retrograde are in effect: Check everything twice, schedule to allow for delays, speak and write carefully to avoid miscommunication, and – like Mercury – develop a wicked sense of humor so you can be amused throughout the process.


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Here is a quick Mercury fix to improve your communication during the upcoming retrograde. It’s short but difficult:

Touch your thumb tip to your little fingertip (the Mercury finger) to form Buddhi Mudra. Now take several deep breaths in and out, or do some Breath of Fire to oxygenate. Then take a deep breath in and hold it while your shake both hands (in Buddhi Mudra) AS HARD AS YOU CAN FOR EXACTLY 75 SECONDS! No more, no less, and keep the breath held in.

There – that will teach Mercury!

(Folks with uncontrolled blood pressure problems or eye problems should exercise caution when holding the breath for this long.)



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Unusual Passion ~ Venus & Mars in Aquarius

The day after Mercury goes retrograde, Venus joins Mars in the Vedic sign of Aquarius on January 22.

Whenever Venus and Mars get together, passion is assured. The area of your life ruled by Aquarius will certainly light up later this month, and because it is Aquarius this passion may take some unusual twists and turns.

If you know your Vedic rising sign or Moon sign, this area of your life may suddenly become imbued with passion and intensity for the last week of January and into mid-February. Of course, remember Mercury is also doing its backward thing during this time as well.

If you are clueless about the rising or moon sign, use your Vedic Sun sign to gain some insight.

More sign specific details on my blog. Keep reading here…



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