Skip Navigation Links
Love Takes a Tumble this Valentine's Day

Love Takes a Tumble this Valentine's Day

Mercury going retrograde on February 6, 2014 might threaten to throw your love life into disarray. Confusion and indecisiveness may plague your relationships, especially if they are new. Follow the suggestions given below to steer clear of Mercury's way, and if somehow you cannot, thwart any adversaries with these simple yet effective combat strategies.

Don't Date Someone New

Mercury is the planet of communication and intelligence and when it goes retrograde there is a major change in the way we think and process thoughts. We are susceptible to misjudging people and similarly others may misjudge us. Thus, entering a new relationship at this time is a very bad idea.

Combat Strategy: While it is definitely not advisable to enter a new relationship during Mercury retrograde, you cannot just ignore if the guy/girl of your dreams walks into your life and is vying for your attention. Here's the solution - even if it may seem impossible, try not to act too desperate. Go on a date, but keep the communication simple and minimal. Do not discuss anything personal and remember no discussions about your exes. Maintain distance. Think twice before saying anything.

Do Not Get Married

New endeavours tend to hit an impasse when Mercury is in retrograde and getting married is no exception. You may be deeply and madly in love with your beloved, but as has been proved many a times, you may not have the happily ever after that you had been wishing for, at least not with your current partner. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds got married during Mercury retrograde and sadly but expectedly their relationship ended in a divorce two years later.

Combat Strategy: Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do. Postponing your marriage to a later date (preferably, after March 21) would be your best bet.

Avoid Romantic Getaways

There could be last minute glitches that may jeopardize your travel plans. Worse, you may end up having a fight. But what is worst is that your relationship may end. You can never be sure of what may happen the next moment when Mercury is in retrograde.

Combat Strategy:  If your partner has already planned a trip, refusing to go along will definitely not please them. So, here's what you can do. Plan everything in advance and make sure you take everything that you may need along with you. Book the hotel in advance, avoid going to remote and distant locations, rec-confirm the tickets and you will be fine. If you have made all the reservations before the 6th of February, you can expect a fairly problem free trip.

Do Not End a Relationship

Ending a relationship is an emotionally taxing experience and with your skewed sense of judgment, courtesy of the retrograding Mercury, there is every possibility that things may take an ugly turn.

Combat Strategy:  If you are in a stifling relationship that has taken a toll on your life, you must end it right away. However, signing papers for divorce is best avoided during this period. Mercury turns direct on February 27. You may go ahead with the divorce once the retrograde period ends. But do not end a relationship over petty arguments that you might have been having only recently. Take a break. Spend some time with your friends but do NOT utter the words 'Break Up'. You could be making a huge mistake and perhaps you know it too. On the contrary, this is a good time to fix any old issues and rekindle the love in your relationship. Also, if things between you and ex had not worked out before, but you still have feelings for them, use this period to get back and give this relationship a chance.


The Right Career Choice According to Your Horoscope

The Right Career C...

The days when parents decided their child`s career is over. Today, children themselves decide the course of study they want to undertake and the career they want to ...

Read more
Rani Mukerji - Astro Analysis of Bollywood`s Aries celebrity

Rani Mukerji - Ast...

Rani Mukerji, one of the most versatile and accomplished actresses of contemporary Hindi cinema, is lovingly called “Khandala Girl` ,after her super-hit song, ‘Aati ...

Read more
Accomplishing Your Financial Goals in the New Financial Year

Accomplishing Your...

There is nothing like having some handy savings ready in an emergency. Many of us have learnt the art of saving from the beginning; while many like to assume they wi...

Read more
Gudi Padwa 2018 - Significance and Rituals

Gudi Padwa 2018 - ...

Gudi Padwa or ‘Chaitra Shukla Pratipada`, is a festival celebrated more commonly in Maharashtra by the Hindus. It falls on the first day of the Chaitra month, which ...

Read more
Chaitra Navratri

Chaitra Navratri

India worships the nine-forms of Goddess Shakti twice a year with much devotion and fervour for nine continuous days. These days are called ‘Navratris`. Although the...

Read more