I have not been immune to Mercury’s Retrograde Foibles. Ugh.
To be honest, I am treading water negotiating these last couple of days. Retrograde ends on the 25th.
Add in the Full Moon in Leo (Lord have mercy, was there no other constellation?) and the time is ripe for all kinds of messes to do with communication, clear thinking, truth and travel.
Even if we are being watchful and cognizant of possible Mercury related shenanigans, it is easy to be caught unawares. (is this a word?)
I have avoided signing contracts during the retrograde period even though it meant putting off the listing of my house on the real estate market. So, a big decision, hanging on the travels of a planet. But I have been immersed in the Mysteries of life for too long to pretend that what happens in the heavens does not affect us.
The area that I find most challenging this retrograde is communication. I am not only struggling to communicate my truth but also finding it hard to hear what is being said to me.
I am not able to think clearly when I am not hearing truth, or not wanting to hear truth, and that can cause huge rifts within relationships.
So what can we do to get through the last few days of this? How can we use Full Moon Energy to shift our trajectory from ‘catastrophe waiting to happen’ to ‘challenge accepted’?
Stuff is going to happen during a retrograde. Why? Because any retrograde is an opportunity for change. The force of a retrograde pulls us towards having to open to growth.
So when things come up, try to see them objectively and seek out the lesson within. You can take this retrograde as the time for inner growth or you can take the next, but rest assured that it will keep coming up until you have dealt with it.
Be Kind to Yourself
During any process that requires shifting of the consciousness, there are growth pains…such as the planet endures during earthquakes, or a woman endures during childbirth. Kinda unavoidable.
See yourself from a distance if you can, have compassion for what it is you are suffering through and offer kindness.
This can take the form of meditation, any kind of creative endeavor, a time-out (such as allowing a day for healing – massage, energy work, having a reading done) or journaling your journey. Say kind words to yourself, take it all in stride.
It can be hard to see the forest for the trees sometimes. In times of strife, we do not have all the answers. Take time to seek out wisdom from whatever channels are open to you. A book perhaps, a friend with a compassionate heart, a song, a poem, a walk in nature.
Do not rely on yourself for everything when Mercury is doing it’s crazy dance.
Full Moon Love
The Full Moon can bring on very intense emotions and reactions. The gravitational pull on our watery natures is best not ignored.
But we can also gather strength from the Full Moon, even as it triggers releases.
I like to engage with Luna and tonight, will bathe in her light while meditating. I will pull on Her energy as she pulls on mine and we will give to each other. We will not be opposing forces. I will allow her reign over my being and flow outwardly towards her as well…I will go with the flow, allow my tide to go out and then come back in, and see what treasures the ocean of my being washes up on shore.
I will make Moon Water (simply charge a jar of good water in the moonlight) and wash my face with it in the morning. I will anoint myself with moon oil and seek a new understanding of myself. I will charge my moon crystals – Celestite, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Azurite (whichever you have) – in the moonlight and wear them for the coming month as healing agents.
Mercury Retrograde cannot be avoided but neither can our own natures.
Whatever work you have to do, do it now. If not now, then when?
Namaste, my loves.
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