Mercury Retrograde 2013 (February through March)February 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Retrogrades | 6 Comments
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Apparently the Solar Fire Electional search feature (in versions 7 & 8) does not have the ability to identify the beginning and end of retrograde periods. So, we are using the following sources to identify Mercury retrograde periods for 2013:
We note that source #1 shows Mercury Retrograde as starting at 4:41 am EST on February 23rd and source #3 as the exact moment as 3:41 am EST. (Of course, we adjust to Central Time since we cast the charts for Plano.) Since the Daily Planetary Guide says 4:41 EST, we will use that as the tie-breaker.
Update: Tech support has given me a workaround for finding Mercury Retrograde periods using Electional Search:
Transiting point =Mercury
Coordinate type = Long.Speed
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Comparison value = 0
But, for this post, we will stick with the original analysis.
Here is the chart for the beginning of the retrograde cycle:
And the Retrograde period ends on March 17th (St. Patricks Day)
Here is the U.S. Map for this chart. We note a powerful activation that crosses Houston and central Mexico. It is a combination of Pluto and an asteroid known for bringing about Justice. We suspect that this will be a particularly bad time for organized crime entities that are connected to this geography. Surprises are coming for them.
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We see that both the Netherlands and the UK are particularly active, also:
Australia and New Zealand are highly activated:
India is comparatively quiet, except Raipur (and to some degree Delhi):
Here is a larger map of Asia at this time: