Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mercury in Retrograde; Getting It Together

Firstly, Mercury doesn’t actually move backward. Mercury simply APPEARS to move backward, just as the ancient astrologers perceived thousands of years ago. After about a three-and-a-half-week period, this paticular planet will reverse itself and move “forward” again.

Mercury is the planet situated closest to the Sun, so it's orbit is much shorter than Earth’s. Three or four times a year, Mercury speeds past Earth, and this is when we experience a "Mercury retrograde" period. Again, I want to note that the planet never actually moves backwards and I think this misconception is what fuels a lot of the hysteria surrounding this phenomenon.

 I'm trusting that, the majority of you, have will acually just have a normal day. Maybe even good or great day! While we all have our own interpratation of how this planetary influence works in our lives it's important to note the good as well as the hang-ups. We often over look this fact in life-even when Mercury is direct. Mercury is a powerful messenger. While I know that many of my clients are harshly affected by this retrograde, I'd like to take a minute to address these moments of friction. If we know that a certain area suffers when Mercury is in retrograde, we should pay special attention to the area, preparing for it before the retrograde hits. Areas such as communication, technology and travel are often affected. This is Mercury's way of polishing you, making you check yourself, re-directing your focus, making you aware of things you neglect and common slip-ups. Perhaps, if we were all a little more careful, prepared and polished in our focus, these little habitual retrograde hang-ups would stop happening. Because when we prepare and address them, we have solved them. We have ended the procrastination or the sloppy work causing these little mistakes. We are then free to focus on something else. Maybe it's another area we lack in that rears it's head or maybe it's the satisfaction and pride that comes from addressing an area we lack in. Maybe, it's a beautiful balance of both. I encourage you to see the Retrograde as a time balance, a time to wake up and pay attention, a time to get your ducks in a row. After all, friction is what polishes away our jagged edges.

It is perfectly fine to perform work during this time-I have for the last 20 years. It's the perfect time for realeasing old crap, cleansing your home and self, interpreting and receiving messages from the spirit world, divination and preparing for new opportunities. Mercury is the messenger! Don't be afraid of your own ashe'! Messages are on their way whether you like it or not so stop fearing change, differences, new ideas and approaches. Get ready-the best is yet to come.

Let's reverse the retrograde with planning, awareness and work...and we'll find balance.

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