Mercury Retrograde 2014

Mercury Retrograde 2014

Mercury Retrograde 2014

Mercury retrograde lasts from February the 6th to 28th, 2014. The first of three Mercury retrograde phases this year, each lasting three weeks. This one spans 15 degrees of the zodiac, from 18 degrees Aquarius to 3 degrees Pisces.

We often expect to experience some difficulties in communication and transport when Mercury is in retrograde motion, and this may well be the case when we start to look at the Mercury retrograde chart. However, using this chart, plus three important planetary alignments involving Mercury during it’s retrograde travels, the major theme this time around seems to be one of vigorous interaction at the spiritual level, verging on psychic warfare.

The diagram below shows the Mercury retrograde cycle for February 2014. You can see it spans the entirety of constellation Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish. It begins with the retrograde station in Head of the Fish, on the brightest star Fomalhaut, and ends with the direct station in the Tail of the Fish.

Mercury Retrograde February 2014

Mercury Retrograde February 2014

There are two major background influences to this Mercury retrograde period. The influence of constellation Piscis Austrinus, particularly the main star Fomalhaut. In the horoscope for the retrograde station following, you will see that Mercury is conjunct Neptune, the other major background influence for Mercury Retrograde in February 2014.

Mercury conjunct Neptune in its highest manifestation is accurate psychic ability and acute perception at all levels, the unbiased processing of this spiritual information, then the expression of this insight through compassionate, supportive and selfless words and thought projection. More often than not however, especially with Mercury retrograde, thoughts and words are twisted by misconception, irrationality, confusion, fear and paranoia. This results in deceit, treachery, lies, poison and all manner of underhand tactics.

The fixed star Fomalhaut is “very fortunate and powerful”, however it can “cause malevolence of sublime scope and character” and be “either very good or very bad”. With Mercury, this Archangel Star causes losses, disappointments, secret letters and slander. With Neptune, this Royal Star gives secret enemies, secret affairs, occult interests and dishonesty.

Mercury Retrograde February 2014 Horoscope

Mercury Retrograde February 2014

Mercury Retrograde February 2014

So you can see where I get the sense that Mercury stationing retrograde on Neptune and Fomalhaut sets us up for a Mercury retrograde period of psychic battles. There are two sides to every battle, and there will be winners and losers. It appears that the stakes are high. Marina’s interpretation of Jupiter opposite Pluto, another strong feature in the retrograde chart, suggests religion may play a strong part in all this. 

The diagram of the Southern Fish shows the battle lines are drawn between 18 degrees Aquarius and 3 degrees Pisces, the time-frame from February 6 to 28. The height of the action occurs between February 14 and 17, when the Sun aligns with Mercury retrograde, both trine Mars. Intense communication, forceful, vigorous, passionate. A time for attacking, successful actions, yet someone must lose. Perhaps the best form of attack is vigilant defense. The Sun Mercury conjunction in the Tail of the Fish is on a star called Lambda (λ) Pisces Austrinus. It belongs to a group of stars the Chinese called  Yǔ Lín Jūn, ‘The Palace Guard’.

The victor is then best advised to retreat behind the palace walls, as Mercury square Saturn on February the 18th indicates and very nasty and bitter loser. They are not willing to accept defeat, deploying a range of sinister tactics including propaganda, defamation and lies, in order to steal away the spoils of war.

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8 Responses

  1. proudmum says:

    This really looks scary. for decan 3 cardinals u have said mercury will trine for same period n will be really useful but here it looks damaging n loosing.

    • Like I said, there will be winners and losers. If you have a good aspect to Mercury retrograde then it is more likely you will do well out of this.

      • proudmum says:

        I have libra decan 3 , mercury is in my second house and it conjunct uranus and square Jupiter. and makes trine with moon and sextile saturn in natal chart. how to see what is mine mercury aspects good or bad.
        Sun Libra 28°12’42
        Mercury Scorpio 12°03’45 in house 2 direct
        Ascendant Libra 0°49’45

  2. debbie says:

    sounds like my life story in the past, hopefully done now, having chiron at 5 Pisces and sth node 29 Aquarius… all led to my having a fear of success for a while, not any more though, thank goodness! I am hopeful of a good turn around for me now and I dont wish losing on anyone, but if thats how it has to be, its not my responsibility and it wouldnt be on purpose, my conscience is clean and clear, and I wouldnt trade that for anything :)

  3. debbie says:

    oh yeah and I have neptune trine mercury in natal and I am extremely psychic, just imagine a child born with the conjunction? wow, that would be mind blowing!

    • Hi Debbie, thanks for that feedback. I have just started writing up Mercury Neptune aspects, will get to the trine before too long.

      • debbie says:

        Excellent! and happy to contribute to what helps educates regarding anything “Occult” to remove the misnomers :) Will look forward to reading it Jamie, I realise there are other powerful aspects involved with my psychic and intuitive faculties, which are multi faceted as most are (Moon conj Poseidon in 12th, Jupiter conjunct IC, 9th house sun/merc etc) yet I do feel that the Neptune/Merc trine is a powerful creative flow, so will be interesting to grasp and understanding of it even more!

  4. Johnny Wardell says:

    My 21st birthday is on February 18th should I be concerned about going out cause thus far since the first of February my car got broken into and whomever it was smashed a window yet stole nothing at all, my car breaks down a mile from work two days later and my car has been in the shop for a week, and three days after that my girlfriend I live with cheated on me and then moved back in with her mom at least I have my other roommates as support. I find it almost humorous that all this has happened so suddenly when the months leading up were just great, any ideas on if this whole Mercury Retrograde is apart of it?
    Also I don’t want anyone reading this thinking I’m looking for sympathy, If anything I feel it may be a blessing in disguise, a serendipitous chain of events leading me to a path I’ve either strayed from or a path I’ve yet to take, Because since all of this I’ve noticed that I’ve been pretty spiritual as well I’ve been daydreaming and noticing the little things such as being overly intrigued by the reflections of the trees and sky on the surface of a pond, and I’ve been cleaning the side of the road of liter on my lunch breaks at work and not worrying about others judgments or assumptions of me just being myself, I’m making more music, writing poetry, seeing things in many different ways and thinking in an intellectually structured manner other than the sporadic mess of relation as I normally do lol,
    Regardless or not If any of what I said is even relevant I’d like to know if I should be concerned about the 18th,
    Any reply’s would be greatly appreciated,
    Thanks! (:

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