07 Mar MERCURY RETROGRADE DEMYSTIFIED:: MASTER THE ART OF SELF INQUIRY & SELF LOVE WITH MERCURY!
The 2102-2018 years have seen incredible upheavals in the HUMAN BRAIN. The Awakening of the human species is upon us. Inevitable. YOUR AWAKENING IS UP TO YOU. Stop pretending like you do not have a choice. Or a voice.
MERCURY RETROGRADE HELPS US BRING THE MIND DOWN TO EARTH.
TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL DARLING MERCURY ASKS.
1⃣Don’t take others personally.
2⃣Don’t assume >>> ASK FOR CLARITY
3⃣Speak with integrity / USE THE WORD FOR GOOD.
‘TAKING A LEAP’
Why see walls as far too tall?
Why see life as hard to take?
Why see out of narrow eyes?
Why fall in a frozen lake?
Why be scared to make mistakes?
Why let strong bow down to weak?
Why not say “i am, i can
and i will take that giant leap!”
‘TAKING FEAR TO A FEARLESS HEART’
So many times in my life i have come face-to-face
with fear, and each time i have it has looked me in
the eye and said: “I will haunt you ’til you’re dead!”
I have lost count of how often i’ve frozen to the spot,
too fearful to move a weakened muscle. Many times
i’ve told myself ‘i can’t’ and many times i have seen
an opportunity run the other way, because i was
always listening to the voice of fear instead of going
with my courageous spirit.
Fear is just a four letter word but we tend to put it on
a pedestal then bow to it, worship it, be in awe of it
and allow it to shatter our hopes and dreams, simply
because we choose to give it power.
However, it doesn’t have to stay that way, we can lead
it by the hand to a place it won’t understand, to a place
it won’t wish to hang around…we can take it to our
Fearless love to all,
ENTER THE MERCURY RETROGRADE SHADOW WITH THE AMAZING
Mercury is now “in the Shadow” – the area of Zodiac where it will later go retrograde in about 2½ weeks time. During its retrograde cycle, Mercury travels through the same span of the Zodiac three times (called the Shadow). The first time through, it is going in direct motion (moving forward), then retrograde (looks like it’s going backwards), and then direct again. This means there is a more extensive process of development and change involved with things that Mercury influences—ideas, thoughts, frame of mind and mental focus. It also concerns the collection, exchange, analysis and organisation of information. All forms of communication are also affected. This includes not just talking, but also email and snail mail, the Internet, the media in general, books and magazines, as well as public transit (buses, trains, etc.) and neighbourhoods.
The situations developing over the next couple of weeks (leading up to when Mercury actually goes retrograde) will likely require further research, deeper consideration and adjustments to unexpected discoveries over the next couple of months. Expect changes in your plans, increasingly disrupted communication, and new information coming to light that may not fit conveniently into your plans. It’s wise to leave lots of extra time to do things, to plan future projects and get to wherever you’re going. Patience is a valuable quality during this time. If you must make important decisions during this time, try to build some flexibility into your plans to allow for later changes—or if possible, you may want to delay final or irrevocable decisions until well after Mercury goes direct.
Here are the key dates of this Mercury cycle (for North American Eastern Time):
- Mercury enters the Shadow: Mar.08
- Mercury-Sun greatest elongation (as evening star): Mar.15
- Mercury stationary Retrograde: Mar.22
- Mercury Retrograde conjunct the Sun: Apr.01
- Mercury stationary Direct: Apr.15
- Mercury-Sun greatest elongation (as morning star): Apr.29
- Mercury leaves the Shadow: May.03
- Mercury Direct conjunct the Sun: Jun.05
MERCURY RETROGRADE | MARCH 22-APRIL 15
For the next three weeks, our communication skills and the way we perceive others and the world are somewhat altered. People love to spread stories of stress and anxiety about these times. Please do not listen to those stories.
Focus your attention on getting caught up on all the projects that have not been completed over the past few months. Yes, it is a good idea to double-check your schedule and your communications. It is not a good idea to head into this upcoming three weeks anticipating problems. You will surely find what you look for.
This is the best time to get projects completed that have been previously begun. When Mercury turns direct […], the slate will be clean and it will be a delight to begin a new chapter!
The early part of the day may bring you face-to-face with some deep insecurity as you are again reminded of the intense, revolutionary change that is occurring in so many areas of the world, including our culture, our communities, and on a profoundly personal level, within us. Each layer reflects the other layers.
What you see shifting and changing internally, you will also see reflected in the circumstances of your community and the world.
Remember, there are 4 simple steps to working with Mercury retrograde:
1. Don’t buy into the drama and negativity you hear about it!
2. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed since the last Mercury retrograde – this includes projects, errands, conversations, and even books you have not finished.
3. For the next 3 weeks, check off the tasks on this list! This is your focus!
4. Don’t be tempted to start any new projects, new commitments, new jobs, or new relationships.
Following these steps is not only intended to help smooth out the process but is intended to help you absolutely LOVE Mercury retrograde. It is such a powerful time to catch up on all that slipped through the cracks of your busy life!
People get so worried about Mercury retrograde; it really is only a problem if try to push forward. This is a pause button offering us a powerful opportunity to catch up with our lives!
Share this post! Help others understand how best to work with the cycles of Mercury’s movement.
It may be necessary to review all the details before coming to an agreement or signing on the dotted line.
If you feel unsure, allow more time to pass before making a decision.
The next three weeks offer you a chance to re-vamp or repair what hasn’t been working for you.
Take the time to unpick your stitches carefully.
A rush job now doesn’t work.
A focus on quality brings beautiful results.
Mercury retrograde is a checkpoint, a chance to review if you are really going in the right direction and also to re-do steps that may have been missed. Often, the stationary days are the most fraught with issues as Mercury slows down to an almost stop, encouraging us to do the same. Work with this consciously by creating a little ‘stop’ time on the stationary days in order to allow some time to think and really become aware of your mental chatter.”
On an inner level, this is also a period to review your sense of self esteem and reflect upon whether you truly value the skills you have learned and the resources you have at your disposal. Sometimes, we can have a tendency to dismiss aspects of ourselves that seem unimportant – especially when it comes to natural talents.
First and foremost what does the astrological Mercury mean?
Mercury symbolises all the facets of life experience that enables you to communicate, process, receive and assimilate information.
It reflects a naturally proactive busy-ness and therefore symbolically indicates the manner in which you rationally think and exchange information with the world around you, so you can make sense of the world!
All modes of communication fall under the symbolism of Mercury; not just verbal discourse, but non-verbal signs and significations as well. The essence of Mercury, however, resides not in the particular language system but rather in the impulse to communicate, through whatever method. For this reason, Mercury also reflects the learning of technique (a sort of language system), through which skills may be expressed (a form of communication). An example might be a carpenter who has mastered the “language” of carpentry: using various tools (its alphabet) he expresses himself (communicates) through the making of a table (his statement; discourse). His orderly, logical approach, based upon learned skills, techniques and the careful observation of data (e.g., measurement of width, height, volume of wood, etc.), also involves the essential Mercury principle of assessing data (measurements and assessments gained through the handling of materials) and expressing ideas (his design or blueprint).
WELCOME YOUR ANNUAL MERCURY RETROGRADES
THE EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE IS ON!
MERCURY RETRO IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY TO GET CLEAR WITHIN // TO WATCH HOW YOU SPEAK // TO WATCH HOW OTHERS SPEAK // TO CHOOSE CLARITY // TO CHOOSE IN GENERAL. YOU ARE NOT OUT OF CONTROL OF THIS LIFE. THE UNIVERSAL FORCES THAT BE ARE PART OF YOU. YOU HAVE TO COME TO REALIZE THIS. WE LIVE ON A BEAUTIFUL ORGANIC SPACESHIP EXPLODING THROUGH OUTER SPACE.
WE ARE ONE.
JUST LIKE SOMEONE CAN WALK INTO ROOM & LIGHT EVERYONE UP WITH JOY / MERCURY IS ONE OF EARTH’S CLOSEST ALLIES & HAS HUGE EFFECTS ON COMMUNICATION/TRAVEL/DETAILS REGARDING CONTRACTS/LIFE CHOICES/PAST LOVERS/PAST SOUL CONNECTION/EGO HEALING.
LEARN TO LOVE YOUR INNER MERCURY & BECOME A MENTAL ALCHEMIST.
CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THE DIRECTION OF TRUTH & LOVE & YOU WILL THRIVE THIS RETROGRADE SEASON. OPEN WIDER! GET GROUNDED! CHOOSE TO THINK & FEEL FOR YOURSELF!
EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF THIS HUMAN LIFE WE ARE BEING CALLED BY THE UNIVERSE TO EVOLVE WITHIN OURSELVES.
MERCURY RETROGRADE IS ALWAYS A SEASON OF OPPORTUNITY, RENEWAL AND REWIRING OF THE BODY/MIND CONNECTION. THE ZODIAC SIGN THAT MERCURY IS RETROGRADING IN ACTIVATES WITHIN THE HUMAN BODY & MIND. THE ELEMENTAL ENERGY IGNITES THE SOUL. SYNCHRONICITY TURNS UP. WHAT DO YOU THINK, FEEL, SEE?
THIS DANCE HAPPENS UP TO 4x A YEAR AS MERCURY ORBITS THE SUN EVERY 88 DAYS TO GAIAS 365.
[Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, and so it’s the fastest to orbit the Sun. In fact, Mercury only takes 88 days to orbit the Sun. In other words, Mercury’s orbit only takes 24% as long as Earth’s orbit.]
I WORK WITH MY INNER MERCURY TO CLEANSE MY HUMAN BODY OF ALL THAT NO LONGER SERVES ME. ALL OF THE EMOTIONAL BREAK DOWNS & PLAN RE-DIRECTIONS & COMMUNICATION EXPLOSIONS ARE PART OF OUR EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS.
NO THING IS JUST “HAPPENING TO YOU”.
LIFE IS ALWAYS UNFOLDING.
EVERY TIME THINGS DO NOT GO THE WAY I PLAN I EXCLAIM >>> PLOT TWIST!!!!
KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS JUST WORKING WITH YOUR YOUR SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION DAY TO DAY.
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS THINKING AND FEELING AND BREATHING AND SPEAKING IN THIS BODY, ARE YOU NOT?
LEARN TO RESPOND INSTEAD OF REACT.
LOOK AT YOURSELF.
BE WITH YOURSELF.
MAY YOU WORK WITH THIS RETROGRADE PERIOD & DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW ABOUT YOURSELF.
WE ARE EVOLVING AS A SOLAR SYSTEM // INSIDE OUT
MERCURY RETROGRADE THOUGHT QUESTIONS:
WHO IS / WHAT IS MERCURY?
WHERE IS EARTH IN RELATION TO MERCURY?
WHAT CONSTELLATION WAS MERCURY IN WHEN I WAS BORN?
WHAT IS AN ARCHETYPE?
WHAT IS THE PSYCHE?
DO I SPEAK FROM MY HEART?
HOW DO I RELATE TO OTHERS?
HOW AM I SHARING MY PASSIONS WITH OTHERS?
WHAT AM I PUTTING OFF / AVOIDING & WHY?
WHAT PREVENTS ME FROM OPENING UP & SHARING MY TRUE FEELINGS WITH OTHERS?
WHAT ARE MY WOUNDS AROUND SELF EXPRESSION?
HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT CHANGING HOW I THINK/SPEAK/FEEL?
BLESSED RETROGRADE SEASON OF ALL.
“When Mercury goes retrograde, it appears to go backwards in the sky. Physically speaking, this is an optical illusion because we’re observing it from Earth’s perspective, but astrologically it is very significant. Any retrograde planet’s energy becomes much more internalized, more intense and harder to express outwardly in a way that is direct and clear.”
“What does Mercury represent in astrology?
In astrology, Mercury is the planet that symbolizes speaking, writing, critical thinking, information, the five senses, education, the mind, travel, transportation, movement, contracts, the market, duality, twins, and siblings. Mercury is the ruler of — aka the planet associated with — the signs of Gemini and Virgo.”
“Mercury rules the mind and communication. His position in the chart shows you how you learn, how you think, your style of speech and the way you make connections with others. He is your intellect and psychology and the knowledge you attain through life. As ruler of transportation, symbolically he shows how you get from A to B in life as well as on the road. On a deeper level, he can show how you communicate with the divine and your own inner spirit. Mercury may tell you the way or recite a tall tale to fool you into going some place else. He is imbued with trickster energy as well as being a divine messenger.
Mercury is a quick moving personal planet. When he reverses he triggers in each of us a period of reflection and re-organisation – in fact pretty much any word with the prefix ‘re’ can be applied during this period. How the retrograde will affect you may manifest in a myriad of ways.”
COME BACK TO THIS LINK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO TRACK MERCURY’S JOURNEY
& TO CONNECT WITH THE UNIVERSAL MIND.
WE ARE IN THIS DANCE TOGETHER! AS ABOVE SO BELOW!
“Mercury retrograde occurs at two levels. At one level, there is not much you can do with the actions of others, except to be more conscious and prepare for delays and errors by double checking.
But at the personal level you can do a lot in order to avoid the consequences of Mercury Retrograde. Most of us encounter the consequences when we are not centered, aware or conscious of what is going on around us, and more often than not the culprit is that we are not acting from our heart and spirit.
Instead we are reacting from our needs, our hurts, from our buttons being pushed, or the way that we take care of others and not ourselves. In that way we act from our shadow, and that is what mercury retrograde is all about.
Mercury Retrograde occurs when it is moving backwards, into its shadow, and thus communication, scheduling, transportation and judgment becomes cloudy or error prone. As much as outer work is challenged by Mercury Retrograde, introspection and inner work is very supported. Take advantage of Mercury Retrograde by clearing your own tendencies to get caught up in your own shadows and those of others.
If you seek to take advantage of this opportunity, I heartily recommend you consider getting this book: It is a direct and practical guide back to your core and greater becoming, without the fluff.”
What Happens During Mercury Retrograde?
Astrologically, each planet in the sky exerts a unique influence on us, and the world we live in. The planet Mercury rules our intelligence, mind, memory and all types of communication ranging from talking and texting to writing. It also affects our self-expression and communication style. In a more public sense, it rules commerce, computers, telephones, transportation and air travel.
How Mercury functions in a person’s birth chart explains a great deal about how they formulate ideas and share them. It indicates how someone makes sense of the everyday world they live in. During these three weeks when Mercury is retrograde, one’s mental faculties are not functioning well; in fact, they “go on vacation.” READ MORE
EMBRACE YOUR INNER MERCURY RETROGRADE.
ULTIMATELY IT IS A TIME TO SLOW DOWN & SEE HOW OUR WORDS & BEHAVIORS CREATE LASTING CHANGE IN THIS WORLD.
AS CHILDREN OF EARTH, WE ARE ALL GUIDED BY THE ENERGETIC MOVEMENTS AND EMISSIONS OF THE CELESTIAL GIANTS IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM. THE MORE YOU LEARN ABOUT UNIVERSAL LAW & THE PLANETARY ARCHETYPES THE MORE YOU MAY CHOOSE TO SEE MERCURY RETROGRADE AS A GIFT.
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