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MERCURY goes RETROGRADE on Election Day, November 6, 2012

November 5, 2012

On Tuesday, November 6th at 4:04 p.m. MST, Mercury will go into retrograde motion.

This retrograde period will last until November 26th. How will it impact our national presidential election? There could be confusion and problems with certain polling precincts and ballot tabulations, for one thing.

However, most of the transiting planets look favorable for re-election for our President Barak Obama. Mercury will be “hemmed in by malefics” i.e. a little “sandwich” between malefic Mars and malefic (debilitated) Rahu, in Scorpio.  Interesting that Mercury rules Obama’s 6th house of “enemies, rivals and competitors” and in Scorpio, it is sitting in his 11th house of gain. It also governs his 9th house of Good Luck and Good Fortune, which he should gain a good portion of, from this planetary placement tomorrow.

To also quote a fellow Vedic Astrologer regarding President Obama’s chart for election day (whose name I do not know as this was forwarded to me without that being listed): “In transit, he will have 6 of the 7 planets passing through a Bindu (auspicious) point, in Ashtakavarga, a very positive sign.”

On Inauguration Day, Jan 21, 2013, he will be running Saturn-Saturn-Mercury period; Mercury governs his 9th house (Dharma, luck, fortune) and is well-placed in his chart.”

There has been so much written on the election, and candidates’ birth charts, let us also focus on some other planetary influences which will affect us.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE occurs on November 13th, in its sign of debilitation, Libra.  There is a very good website on which you can view the area of the eclipse: http://www.eclipse.gsfc.nasa/gov.

total solar eclipse will be seen from parts of Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, South America and Antarctica on November 13–14, 2012. It will be November 14 local time when the eclipse is visible in places west of the International Date Line.  The eclipse starts at 19:38 Universal Time (UT) on November 13 and ends at 00:46 UT on November 14, 2012.

Since this eclipse will not be visible in the USA, it will have less impact on us here.

LUNAR ECLIPSE (penumbral) on November 28, 2012.  Eastern Canada and the USA will miss the eclipse entirely since it begins after moonset. Observers in western Canada and the USA will have the best views (but it is NOT good to look at eclipses!) with moonset occurring sometime after mid-eclipse. To catch the entire event, one must be in Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, or East Asia. The areas in which an eclipse is visible, will receive the most impact from this celestial phenomenon, according to the ancient texts. Unsettling changes, societal disruptions and natural weather or geological disasters often correspond to these events, some time after they occur.

Please contact me at if you would like to schedule a personal reading. Thank you so much for any referrals as well, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, from the Sunshine Corner. 303-473-9393