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When Life Gives You Mercury Retrograde: February 6th – February 28th 2014


We practice the Sidereal tradition of Vedic astrology -- an ancestral interpretation of the planets that was passed down to late grandfather and now to my father. This is study of different planetary and star-pulls of our Universe in relationship to each of our own personal constellations. The following is a general analysis -- birth chart analysis is much more in-depth, multidimensional, and specific. If you are interested in that work, let me know. It is a great experience and modality of self-study.

The planetary impact is based on where your Ascendant was when you were born, in the Sidereal Jyotish astrology. If you do not know where your Ascendant is, you can connect with me and I will get it to you. We want to spread a sense of control over our own destinies. It benefits all of us.


Aries: Feb 6th to 18th is a time to visit with older siblings, mentors from the past, and check in with long term investments.

Feb 19th to 28th be careful about making any moves about your career and social status. Watch what you say and how your words fall at work or in social settings.

Taurus: Feb 6th to 18th is a time to be cautious about your social standing both at work and play: minimize being defensive under perceived attacks. Feb 19th – 28th would likely find you in touch with father figures and ethical questions, in some apparently tense situations. 

Gemini: Feb 6th to 18th may get you into disagreements with your boss at work or elders at home. Be calm and patient. Feb 19thto 28th may see some tension with those you owe money or some favors.

Cancer: Feb 6th to 18th is a time to carefully revisit and manage your debts from the past, whether in cash or in kind. Feb 19th to 28th may see arguments with your significant other or business partner: be calm and patient.

Leo: Feb 6th to 18th is a time to make sure your closest personal and business relationships do not descend into needless disagreements and arguments. Feb 19th to 28th may see some tensions simmering in your workplace teams which may impact your health as well.

Virgo: Feb 6th to 18th may be a time when your team, whether at work, play or home,  is not fully supportive of you. Manage with patience. Feb 19th to 28th will be time to calmly manage issues with your romantic interest if you are in the dating scene or young children, if you are a parent. 

Libra: Feb 6th to 18th will likely see some tense conversations with your romantic interest or young children. Go back into times past to remember how you can manage these situations calmly. Feb 19th to 28th may see some arguments simmer with maternal figures in your life or it may be as mundane as the home repairs that you have been postponing that you can no longer ignore.


Devi on Vellum. Turmeric+Ink on Vellum. 2013. 

Scorpio: Feb 6th to 18th is a time to focus on managing and taking care of your mother and your home. Feb 19th to 28th may see you in unnecessary arguments with your friends or younger siblings.

Sagittarius: Feb 6th to 18th re-connect with friends from the past and also focus on what is happening with your younger siblings. Feb 19th to 28th is a time to focus on your immediate family and taking care of any financial issues.

Capricorn: Spend Feb 6th to 18th on making sure all your tax papers or bank credit related papers and accounts are in place. Manage any disagreements with spouse and children with patience. Feb 19th to 28th may find you in two minds and not quite able to communicate clearly. A low key quiet approach will help overall during this period.

Aquarius: Feb 6th to 18th is an ideal time for retreat and meditation, to help you go over past year or so to see what has worked and what has not. Feb 19th to 28th may see some confusion and potential loss in terms of credit availability, relationship with children or romantic interest. Pay careful attention and manage this period patiently.

Pisces: Feb 6th to 18th may see some disturbing disagreements with your closest relationships, whether personal or business. This confusion may then spread in the Feb 19th to 28th to include older siblings and authority figures. A testing time to be managed with careful patience.



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