February Mercury Retrograde is Up!

Special Note: Vedic astrology planetary positions are based on their location within the constellations of the Sidereal zodiac and not the Tropical signs.

As the Sun passes through the constellation of Capricorn, through the 12th, there’s likely to be an additional emphasis on material, business and practical affairs, not so much as a worry but to ensure greater efficiency, progress and peace of mind.

After the 12th, Sun enters the sidereal sign of Aquarius, which favors group activities, communal affairs, enjoyable get-togethers with friends, and a more sociable climate overall. This combination of the practical and the social should be productive in a number of ways, and it’s a chance to get back in touch with some of your favorite people.

The planet Mercury is back center stage and it’s about to turn retrograde on Feb. 6. Mercury is the communications planet and relates to such things as paperwork, documents, agreements, job searches (including for part-time work), commitments, contracts, and staying current with the latest up-to-date news or information.

A retrograde planet is one that appears to be moving backward in its orbit from the standpoint of earth, so this three week period that ends on the 28th is considered auspicious to go over past efforts, review options, reread your favorite books, find important papers, and handle any unfinished business of the last 90 days. In other words, it’s a chance to catch up on some of the loose ends of your current affairs and creatively vary some of your daily routines to add interest to your personal life. On the debit side, there’s likely to be more unexpected schedule changes, dealings with those who may be less than reliable, or unanticipated equipment failures at inconvenient times. Expect the unexpected and remain flexible in your approach to business and personal affairs.

Between the 1st and 12th, Mercury is passing through the part of the heavens related to healing illnesses (Shatabhisha nakshatra), whether spiritually or physically. So this can be an advantageous time to obtain good health information, take a new look at your physical condition and consider varying your health routines. This particular influence will also recur during the second half of March, giving you more time to take an in-depth look at what might be ailing you and ways of feeling better. Sometimes it only requires a singular change that can help eliminate discomfort and bring your health back into balance.

Between Feb. 12 and Mar. 19, Mercury is passing through the part of the heavens related to wealth and abundance (Dhanishtha nakshatra), including any activities regarding property and real estate, possible improvements or renovations that will be taking place during the year. It’s also considered favorable for improving your surroundings or adding more comforts to your life. This can also be an auspicious time for the arts, for dancing or playing musical instruments, in order to feel a greater sense of emotional well-being and a fuller self-expression. There’s also the greater possibility of enjoying more travel, but it might be wise to double-check any travel arrangements, appointments or meetings.

Wishing everyone a great month.

Sincerely, Haizen

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