Understanding Mercury Retrograde Cycles

Understanding the Mercury Retrograde Cycle

Understanding the Mercury Retrograde Cycle

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio October 31st to November 20th, 2019

“Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward — and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going: it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs — only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you… All energy simply transforms.”

Suzy Kassem

This morning I was reminded by my friend Jen how programmed with fear we are about this wonderful and powerful time for clearing illusions and deepening our spiritual connections. Yes, I’m talking about Mercury Retrograde and as with every single Mercury retrograde, I’m prompted to share more about the cycle. The more we know and understand the more we are able to navigate the cycle with neutrality, grace, and ease.

So, let’s clear up a few things so your frown turns upside down and you can sail your way through what looks to be a fantastic period of time and “we can awaken within the dream to glimpse the symbols and signs that are laden with meaning and speak to us from beyond the veil.”~Mystic Mamma

  1. We’ve been in the pre-shadow for almost two weeks (as of writing this) so it already hit. We don’t just wake up one morning and it’s Mercury Rx. The slow down begins well before the date it starts.
  2. Astrology is meant as a guidepost, not a hitching post. Don’t get stuck in the programming and fear that runs rampant during these weeks.
  3. This is merely a time for reflection and paying attention. Get on with your life just pay a little more attention to detail. Offer yourself space to do what the retrograde period is asking you to do which is to review, reflect, revisit, release, clear out and forgive anything lingering. Be sure to include yourself in the forgiveness process.
  4. Don’t “blame” Mercury Retrograde (or the moon for that matter) for everything that happens. Mercury Retrograde and moon phases (I’m adding the moon because I hear similar things during full or new moon cycles) are natural cycles. Do you blame the rain when the flowers bloom? Do you blame the cold when the leaves on the trees turn glorious colors of red, orange and gold during the fall?
  5. The cycle is as much about awakening and reviving your creative expression as it is about reflection. Did you start a passion project then put it on the shelf for later? Later is NOW! While this might not be the perfect time for starting a new project, you can certainly plan for a new one and revisit (and possibly integrate) something you started and never finished.

“Some things happen for a reason, others just come with the season.”

Ana Claudia Antunes

Mercury retrograde IS an illusion

In fact, Mercury Rx IS an illusion. The planet is NOT going backward. It just APPEARS to go backward. When did clearing illusions and revisiting energy in order to heal get such a bad rap?

Do things go wonky? Yes. Is technology affected? Yes. Do things slow down? Yes. BUT Mercury retrograde simply points out where we are not aware and where we are stuck in an illusion (picture) and sometimes we need to slow down to see and understand things more clearly.

Meditation tip: If you ground yourself and choose awareness, more often than not, you will see something you may have missed otherwise.

Mercury Retrograde is a time when intuition runs high. It gives us the perfect opportunity to slow down and see things in a different light. It also gives us the opportunity to better understand situations (from the past), others and ourselves.

In the fast-paced world we live in, Mercury Retrograde offers us a respite and a time for reflection and revelation. It is a time of increased awareness with ourselves and our relationship to the whole. Use this time wisely.~Shine Your Light Debbie

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What you see is what you get. Dream on!

Is “Struggle” your Default Comfort Zone?

“Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.”~Nellie Bly

A few weeks ago I told my Mom I was changing up my diet routine and, in response, she asked me a couple of interesting questions. The questions were simple but thought-provoking. “Is it sustainable?” and “are you going to spend your whole life counting macros?” When I thought about those questions I realized that most of my life I’d been focused on losing or maintaining my weight loss.

The questions also reminded me of how many clients get so close to their goals then backslide or stall. What happens is that they (we) get stuck in the fear picture of what happens next? Most times the fear is not in our conscious awareness.

Why does this happen? Because just like me, many people spend a good deal of their attention, time, energy and often times, money in effort “trying”. It doesn’t matter if it’s losing weight or some other life-long struggle. There is so much effort going into the perceived problem that there is no vision as to what we would do with our energy once we actually reach our goal.

Think of it this way: When so much energy is poured into a problem, in addition, to constantly trying to figure it out there is the distress and frustration of not getting what we want and not knowing why. What also makes it so challenging is that the day-to-day struggle eventually becomes our default comfort zone.

Where’s your energy?

Here are a couple of questions to explore. What is/are the thing(s) you struggle with? What are the things you worry about or intensely focused on for so long that you can’t even picture life without that intense focus? How much of your energy is being taken up by trying to solve, fix or change things?

For some, it’s energy tied up in searching for a relationship. For others, it’s their weight or how they look and, for others, it’s lack of money or resources. To be clear, none of this is wrong or bad. It doesn’t really matter what it is. All of us have something in our lives we’ve intensely dreamed of, wanted or focused on so much that we throw all of our energy and into it.

Where you place your energy and attention has everything to do with how much energy you have for creating.

Ok, so you’ve put all your energy and attention into “fixing” this thing and can’t seem to get there. Have you ever stopped to look at how much of your creative energy you’re pouring into fixing the problem, getting what you want or changing your circumstance? Have you ever taken a breath, stepped back and looked at how much you’ve identified who you are with the thing you’re in effort worrying about? Most importantly, how much energy would you free up?

What would you do with your energy and who would you be if you actually got what you wanted?

When I ask that question I’m not asking how you would spend your money if you won the lottery, or what would life look like if you were in that perfect relationship. I ask so you can begin to think about what you want to create and where you’d put even a portion of your energy if it was available to you. It’s also important to explore how much of what you focus on has defined your direction.

So, where would you put your energy? What comes next? What’s your vision? Who would you be? How would you (re)define yourself? It’s not that you have to abandon or give up on those things you want. It’s about calling back your energy and, in your mind’s eye, have a vision for beyond the goal once you get there.

What you see is what you get!

Everything we want can happen when we focus our energy in the right places. It’s about creative vision, stepping out of the effort and, in some cases, totally shaking up our world to go beyond our default comfort zone. ~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2019 All Rights Reserved

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Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant, Energy Healer, Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her readings, healing work and consulting Debra also offers one-to-one mentoring sessions to guide people to their own truth, vision and spiritual gifts. For more information, please visit her website. To schedule a session: Click Here