Monday, May 19, 2014

Mercury Retrograde in Vedic Gemini on June 7, 2014/ Budha Vakra in Mithuna Rashi

When exactly does Mercury turn retrograde in Gemini-

Mercury/ Budha turns retrograde/ Vakra on June 7, 2014 in the evening in the Vedic sign of Gemini/ Mithuna Rāśi/ Rashi. It is already conjoined Jupiter/ Gurū/ Guru in Gemini.

Implications of retrogression in Vedic astrology-

Retrogression in Vedic Astrology denotes a state of tremendous strength and effort of the planet concerned. When a natural benefic such as Mercury/ Budha turns retrograde and that too in its own sign/ Svakṣetra/ Svakshetra, its significations manifest in a greatly heightened state. This is a positive due to the inherently benefic nature of Mercury also and for reasons stated immediately below.


Budha/ Mercury is joined Gurū/ Guru/ Jupiter in the Gurū-Śiṣya/ Guru-Shishya Yoga- a relationship of teacher and disciple is currently fostered in Gemini. Jupiter is the greatest benefic in the zodiac and under His tutelage, the youngster Mercury profits no end. His magnificent intellect and creativity, rationality and brilliance finds sage direction.

North-Indian Transit Chart-

The transit chart for the retrogression of Mercury in Gemini is given below for reference-


Crucial communications, exposition and writing of the most elevated and highest thought, books, journals, essays, analyses, drafts, emails, business, finance, law, high philosophy and religion, imbibing information at the level of sheer genius are some of the manifestations which are likely to show up. The aspiration to the acme is best pursued now. That which was left behind or left unfinished or is awaited comes through. The fundamental rule of this phenomenon in transit is that of success, achievement and attainment especially in those charts where Mercury and/ or Jupiter are very strong.

Gemini/ Mithuna Rāśi/ Rashi relates to expression and creativity and hobbies. The pursuit of things is for their own sake rather than to fulfill pressing professional objectives as a matter of obligation or compulsion. (It’s the holidays…) Work will be an extension of pleasure and excellence.

Held up payments, contracts and documentation will find fruition now. For those in vulnerable times, or with the relevant planets assailed in the nativity might not wish to initiate.

Why Mercury does what it does-

Budha/ Mercury is an inner planet/ Aṅtara/ Antara Graha. Since it is close to us, it inspires closeness in us to its significations. Hence, the clamour for currency. It is a major Rajas Guṇa/ Guna Graha and creates desire for money. For this reason it is classified as a Daitya Graha. For us it is divine, just as a Deva Graha-there should be no mistaking this.

Special, shining things-

Not only is success guaranteed to those it is destined due to the conjunction/ Yuti of Mercury and Jupiter but there is constant awareness of some serious prosperity in the other Budha sign/Kanyā Rāśi/ Kanya Rashi/ Virgo:

i.                 Cañdra-Maṅgala Yoga/ Chandra-Mangala Yoga- One speaks of the Moon-Mars Yoga in Virgo, the Śaśi-Maṅgala/ Shashi-Mangala Yoga which is an indicator of properity.

ii.             Rāśi Dṛṣṭi/ Rashi Drishti/ Sign Aspect-

The Jupiter-Mercury Yoga and the Moon-Mars Yoga coalesce in magnificent awareness of each others’ graces and create something truly splendid- knowledge and wealth, information with perspective as to structured professional work.

iii.         Gajakeśarī/ Gajakesari Yoga-In Gochara/ transit a great Gajakesarī Yoga  is formed between Jupiter and Moon, the latter being in the 4th from the former. Fame and glory- a combined effect of a lion and an elephant (in a jungle).  

Mercury is a fast-moving inner Graha. For a substantive paper on the slower moving Jupiter/ Guru poised to move to its exaltation in Cancer/ Karka Rāśi in June, 2014 itself click here.

For an analysis of the even slower Karmic Rahu-Ketu axis changing signs in July, 2014, click here.

For Part-I of the series of papers/  articles on the Saturn transit to Scorpio in Vedic astrology in November, 2014, the slowest of them all, click here 

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