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Mercury is about to start retrograding in Pisces, its sign of weakness, between March 26 and April 15.

According to the rules of Vedic astrology, speech, writing and mathematical calculations can become challenging in an average Mercury retrograde.

But when Mercury is also in Pisces, clarity disappears, and details and boundaries are blurred. These undesirable effects cause us to consider Mercury in Pisces a debilitated planet.

And a debilitated Mercury retrograde is almost redundant.

Call it ‘double retrograde’ or ‘extra retrograde’ and you get an idea of how this planetary phenomenon could disrupt your analytical skills and everyday communication.

So to stand out in a crowd, and win through perfect speech and powerful ideas, here for you—some truly easy ways to make this Mercury retrograde both a profitable and pleasant time.

Choose beauty and free-thinking

Pisces loves purity, the sublime and poetry. Meditation in the silent magic of nature, and spaces of untainted beauty attract Pisces people.

Shunning silence, Mercury loves talking, and the hustle and bustle of the stock market and social media.

So Mercury in Pisces leads to reduced conversations and vivid imagination. Einstein could definitely testify to this as Mercury was placed in Pisces in his birth horoscope.

Historical records show that during his high school years, Einstein had an inclination towards daydreaming.

This portrait of the great scientist fits the Mercury in Pisces profile to a T.

In fact, we know that Einstein was both a genius—whose brilliance is still impressing—and a mediocre student of language. Archives also reveal that he initially flunked the first entrance exam to the well-known Zurich Polytechnic. He was later admitted to this same college, but he often skipped classes and antagonized his professors.

While breaking established rules of our society is obviously not recommended, your out-of-the-box thinking and increased intuition can now make you a winner.

Try this

  • Set a timer, and meditate for 15 minutes in the morning, before starting your workday. Visualize your goals and new ways to reach them. Imagine feeling happy after the flawless achievement of your goals. Relax and open your eyes.
  • Add beautiful details to your presentations, articles, speeches, and communication.
  • Triple check all aspects of your business-related work.

Take your time

Now as assertive Mars puts his focus on a weaker, retrograde Mercury, speech and conversation can be accelerated and turn catastrophic.

The planet Mars is associated with both action and courage—and while these are divine tools for goal achievement, it’s no secret that to enjoy happy relationships we need to be rather thoughtful and considerate.

Try this

  • In communication, take plenty of time before responding or just let it go.
  • Stand up for yourself if there’s a repeat offender, but still follow protocol and general rules of courtesy.
  • In relationships, give the benefit of the doubt.

Vedic steps to increase money

The traditional sounds for Mercury are believed to change your brain and make you alert, effective in speech and smart in business.

Recite Mercury’s mantra OM BHUDAYA NAMAHA 108 times on Wednesdays, and during the Mercury hora or hour. To find out the hora of Mercury, check the AstroVed Hora Watch app.

Dr. Pillai says that fire rituals or Fire Labs harness the power of the infrared—as in remote control systems. This is why these ceremonies can help you to attain your goals through the intervention of benevolent and powerful Archetypes or celestial beings.

Sponsoring a fire ritual to Mercury or his overlord Vishnu is believed to bring business savvy and financial wealth.


Donatella Riback (Lalitha Devi) is an empowered Pillai Center Teacher and a certified Vedic astrologer at www.AstroVed.com


Lalitha Head Shotby Lalitha Devi


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