Mercury Retrograde in Leo from 24 August 2023
By: Future Point | 25-Aug-2023Views : 908
Mercury is a planet in Vedic Astrology which primarily signifies intellect, commerce, transactions, computation, trading, market operations, documents and electronics. It goes into retrograde motion 4 times in a year and when it does, things with respect to the above mentioned fields often get into the realm of turbulence & uncertainty.
However on 24th August 2023, Mercury has gone retrograde in the sign of Leo which is governed by the Sun and represents the Fire element. Mercury will remain in the retrograde motion till 16th September 2023.
This will be a challenging period for many in some way or the other, though the degree of impact would obviously vary from person to person as per his/her ascendant sign and the overall planetary placements in the Natal Horoscope.
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Let us look at the impact of this retrograde motion of Mercury on people belonging to All 12 Ascendant Signs:
Mercury is lord of the 3rd as well as the 6th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 5th house that signifies Comprehensive Intelligence, Love, Children and Speculation. During this time whether it is competitive exams or some documents related work, you could face problems. There could be a delay in your exams and you would have a hard time concentrating on studies. If you are a pregnant woman then this is not a favourable time and caution is warranted. If you are in a relationship then have an open minded conversation with your partner to avoid any misunderstandings. The aspect of a retrograde Mercury on the 11th house of your horoscope could bring financial troubles in your life. This is a time to avoid foraying into investments that pose a significant amount of downside risk to the capital.
Remedy: Chant the Beej Mantra of ‘Buddha Graha’ (Planet Mercury) 108 times daily.
Mercury is lord of the 2nd as well as the 5th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 4th house that signifies Mother, Comforts, Motherland, Vehicle and Real Estate. Things will not be smooth in your family and your relations with your mother could go sour during this time. Furthermore, your mother’s health is also at risk. You could face problems with some of the electronic equipments in your house. You are not likely to succeed in saving money in the manner that you would have wanted as expenditures will be on rise. There could be troubles with the functioning of your vehicle. The harshness in your speech would deteriorate your relations with your near & dear ones. Things are not looking smooth for you if you are married as you could face serious differences in opinions with your spouse.
Remedy: Donate green articles/products to the needy on Wednesdays.
Mercury is lord of the 1st as well as the 4th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 3rd house that signifies Younger Siblings, Courage, Struggles, Communication, Documents and short Travels. Your health trajectory could decline and the atmosphere at home is likely to remain tense during this time. Certain electronic items might give you a tough time. It is advised that you halt all non-necessary travel plans during this time. Work consciously towards ensuring good relations with your siblings, especially younger ones. If you are in the field of writing then you are likely to face challenges. Your electronic equipment such as Laptop, Mobile Phone, Camera etc. could malfunction if you are in the communications or media sector, therefore it is advised to take good care of such items.
Remedy: Worship Lord Ganesh everyday with a devout heart.
Mercury is lord of the 3rd as well as the 12th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 2nd house that signifies Accumulated Wealth, Speech, Family and Food Habits. The financial domain of your life will be negatively affected with an unprecedented rise in your expenses. You will find yourself incapable of saving money during this time. Chances of a sudden financial loss are very high in this period. Keep your speech in check and if you are planning to travel during this time, then it is advised to defer the travel plans that you can. Your relations with your younger siblings will pose challenges to you. Small arguments could spiral out of control. Your inclination towards spirituality & inner quest could decline. Your father’s health is at risk.
Remedy: Offer ‘Durva’ to Lord Ganesh on all days of the week except Sunday.
Mercury is lord of the 2nd as well as the 11th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 1st house that signifies Self, Ego, Personality, and Core Nature. Both the houses of your horoscope that are associated with wealth are going to be negatively impacted by a retrograde Mercury as a result you could face financial distress during this time. There could be a delay in getting payment or salary and you might have to spend money many times on the same object which was not supposed to be the case otherwise. You could lose money or it could get stuck in a risky investment. Arguments could arise between you and your family members or friends due to some misunderstanding with respect to what you say while trying to convey your message across to them. You need to be very cautious if you are in the field of Investment Banking, Politics or Journalism. You could face health problems related to Digestion, Skin or Throat. If you are married then act consciously to ensure bliss & harmony in your marriage.
Remedy: Chant or recite any Mantra associated with planet ‘Buddha’ on a daily basis.
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Mercury is lord of the 1st as well as the 10th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 12th house that signifies Loses, Expenditures, Hospital, Hidden Enemies and Foreign Settlement. You are likely to face health issues that would result in repeated expenditures. Retrograde Mercury will negatively impact the career or profession domain of your life. You could face problems due to a lack of clarity in communications particularly when some documentation is involved. You might have to undertake multiple travels during this time for business or career related commitments. You could get entangled in some legal dispute and your relations with a relative could also deteriorate.
Remedy: Donate books & stationery to needy students.
Mercury is lord of the 9th as well as the 12th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 11th house that signifies Gains, Realization of Desires, Friends and Social Circle. This period is not conducive to the financial domain of your life therefore, stay away from making any investment during this time else your money or investment could get stuck or even decline significantly. You are likely to spend money to fulfill your desires. You could get into counterproductive arguments with your elders or friends. Take care of your father’s health. If you happen to be a pregnant woman then take utmost care of yourself during this period. This is not a good period for you if you are a student. Try to have constructive communication with your partner if you are in a love relationship to put all misunderstandings to rest.
Remedy: Donate money and or resources to a ‘Gaushala’ (Cow Shelter).
Mercury is lord of the 8th as well as the 11th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 10th house that signifies Career/Profession, Name, Fame, Power and Position. You might have to face ups & downs in your career. Chances are high that you will have confusions that would lead to misunderstandings with your colleagues. You will find it hard to complete your assignments on time. There could be delays in obtaining key documents that would likely affect your performance. If you have to pay your dues then do that as soon as possible otherwise your image could get tarnished in the society. Relations with your siblings or some relatives could drift away from harmony. This is not a time to make big investment decisions. Your personal life will not move in the direction as you have planned or anticipated. Take care of your mother’s health.
Remedy: Worship Lord Ganesh and feed Cows.
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Mercury is lord of the 7th as well as the 10th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 9th house that signifies Father, Spirituality, Fortune, Higher Education and Foreign Travels. If you are doing business in partnership then you are likely to have disagreements with your business partner over various issues that will leave their impact on your business for some time to come. If you are in a job then getting into arguments with your colleagues could land you in trouble. You could face delays in executing your roles & responsibilities. You might get tempted to make a job switch during this time. The retrograde Mercury could pose challenges for you in the marital domain of your life.
Remedy: Feed needy or poor people and offer ‘Durva’ to Lord Ganesh.
Mercury is lord of the 6th as well as the 9th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 8th house that signifies Sudden Gains & Loses, In-Laws, Accidents, Inheritance and Longevity. Your health is at risk and warrants extreme caution from your side vis-a-vis diet. You could suffer from ailments related to Skin or Reproductive Organs. Relations with your in-laws could deteriorate and it is therefore advised to avoid any confrontation. If you are in politics or public dealing then be mindful of what you say as your words could be wrongly interpreted during this time. If you are pursuing higher education then you will have to work really hard to remain on a positive academic trajectory.
Remedy: Donate money or resources to an orphanage to seek divine blessings.
Mercury is lord of the 5th as well as the 8th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 7th house that signifies Marriage, Spouse, Business and Partnership. If you are in a love relationship and looking forward to tying the knot with your lover, then you are likely to face resistance from your family members and it will be very difficult for you to win their approval. If you are married, then your married life will pose challenges to you in terms of the health of your spouse which will be at risk during this time. Your words could be misinterpreted by your spouse despite your best intentions. Students that are doing research related work will face obstacles in their endeavours during this time. This is not at all a good time to indulge into speculative activities.
Remedy: Help needy or poor children to earn the blessings of ‘Buddha Graha’ (planet Mercury).
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Mercury is lord of the 4th as well as the 7th house of your horoscope and will become retrograde in the 6th house that signifies Job. Competition, Litigation, Loans/Debt, Disease and Open Enemies. If you are married then chances are very high that you would get into heated arguments with your spouse that will vitiate the marital domain of your life. Expenditures related to electronic items and or vehicle maintenance are on the cards for you. You could get into a legal hassle that would be negative for your emotional health or the state of your mind. Your health will be turbulent during this time. Beware of someone committing a fraud on you in this period.
Remedy: Worship Lord Hanuman with utmost devotion on a daily basis.
This was about the in-general effects of retrograde Mercury on people of all 12 ascendant signs. If you want to know how this transit will affect you personally alongside knowing the effects that all other planets are casting on various aspects of your life, then do consult with Dr. Arun Bansal from Future Point who is an astrologer with over forty years of experience.
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