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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Mass shootings: Actions we can take to make a difference…

In memoriam for those who have lost their lives to gun violence
In memoriam for those who have lost their lives to gun violence

This is a guest post by Spiritual Teacher Raphaelle Tamura

I have been very lucky to live an amazing life – not one without itʼs intense challenges of course – but one that has allowed me to dive deeply into learning to understand the human soul, one who has tried to practice tolerance, understanding, and love at every turn of my life. I make mistakes like everyone else, but feel I have been blessed in many, many ways.

This past week there was horrific news, once again, for everyone in our country (U.S.A.)

There were, tragically, two more mass shootings – one in El Paso Texas near the Mexican border where twenty-two died and scores more were hurt and another shooting in a sweet midwest town, Dayton, Ohio where nine died and so many more were injured.

Each time it happens it also brings back the trauma of having lived not too far from
one of the more distant (in time) but memorable of the schools’ shootings – April
20, 1999 – the Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Although I was not there physically I lived in a town nearby. Being quite sensitive, this shooting affected me deeply on every level – emotionally, physically, psychically and spiritually. I even dreamed about some of the people who died in that incident.

For weeks after the Columbine shootings, there was a dark, dense cloud that hung over the Denver area both physically and energetically, which felt sad beyond belief.

The only light in the time following that shooting was that a Whole Life Expo by coincidence happened to be scheduled shortly after that shooting. There were speakers like author Dannion Brinkley (of “Saved by the Light”) and others who truly helped to bring the beginning of healing to that town – was I ever grateful for that.

About a week after the shooting, I went to join my husband in Los Angeles and I decided to fly instead of drive. On takeoff, as the plane lifted above the clouds, I got my first “breath of fresh air” clean and clear of all the heavy grief and worldly attention that was energetically pressing down on the Denver area. I could not believe the difference. I would never forget this tragedy that visited my home at the time.

In my posts, I pretty much like to stay away from politics or super-touchy subjects because the goal of my personal site is to help uplift people and share the joys of life with friends and family. But these two more shootings hit me deeply and I had to say something – so on August 4, 2019, I posted the following:

“To El Paso & Dayton- my most heartfelt condolences. A whole country weeps at these devastating losses.”

It was my passionate way of expressing my love and prayers to those grieving at their personal losses due to these shootings and also to those grieving because they read about it and felt the losses deeply themselves. It was a kind of “cry in the dark” so to speak, but I sent it out with love and hopes that it could inspire love & prayers from my following.

What I got instead was something surprising – an intelligent dialog where minds gathered to come up with various ideas on what we could all do to help. I made my contribution which got a lot of replies – but my reply was to the one cynical person who posted and off it went!

Others made their thoughtful comments as well. I wish to share some of that dialog because I feel it is relevant and maybe even helpful to those who have “ears to hear.” The cynic in that conversation kind of plays the “devilʼs advocate” because of his cynicism, but I wanted even his voice to be heard because his voice is the voice of many – those who think changes cannot happen – it is the voice of hopelessness that many understandably feel – and I would pray and hope that we can all, in some way, start to change this mindset so necessary changes can actually be created.

We are here to wake one another up and it is my hope to do this through whatever form I can.

After I wrote my brief post, one of my respondents, E.M. who works at a school, asks an important question, “What actions can we take to make a difference???

The first responder to that question said, “Canʼt. This horse left the barn
decades ago.”

The next response was, “You can keep working your own energy and hanging with other sensitive people. We all do our part in different ways. What we each are doing as energy workers is beneficial even as these incidents continue to occur.” This respondent is an artist and sensitive like me. She is talking to the metaphysical community who knows how to do “energy work”

The next respondent was me – since I wanted to reply to G.K.ʼs concerns…

We are never without hope and the ability to help change things, dear brother. And
that darned old horse can be caught and returned to its barn if we as a collective
go looking for it and correct its behavior and shortcomings.

Here are some things we can do

  • Love one another, spread awareness, teach and practice love at every turn of events and if active campaigning for changes in laws and policies is on your path to do, then do it – with conviction and love, not fear and hate.
  • Don’t practice or teach hate-mongering – If you practice it, you are teaching it, then it spreads like a virus.
  • Teach the truth about history, first and foremost – we learn from our past mistakes
    and can avoid, in the future, the same ones!

We can’t fight hate with hate, it’s obvious that doesn’t work. Nor can we ever give up on things. Love will one day prevail – maybe not today – but it will prevail if we are diligent to actively make that change within ourselves first, then the world, second.

an attitude of fortitude must be taken

Like the young people going to Washington, DC after the Florida school shootings – no changes were made as yet but their voices were heard by millions. Their voices touched the hard hearts of those “in charge” – the ones who were forced to hear the voices of the angels through these
young people, and so a seed was planted. Perhaps it will sprout in a surprising way. Keeping hope alive is also important.

Loving thoughtfulness is another helpful tool to practice with individuals near you who are grappling with the tragedy of it all. Or how about looking at what needs to be changed on the collective level and becoming an active part of that change? The more of us who do this, the faster the positive changes can happen. It does take time and patience but we have to know it really is possible first. It is.

My final words for this post: Since this has become an open, public “issue” maybe it is time to think about “What can I do to help?” and “What can I do to prepare myself in case I find myself
in the middle of a shooting?”

If we are awake and aware, grounded and loving, we can offer a lot, even if it is a helping hand after-the-fact, a kind word or voting for a change in legislation. Donʼt put this in the back of your mind, and whatever you do donʼt lose hope! We are now all faced with the challenge of having to be the change that we want to see, so, what are we waiting for? Letʼs do it!

©️Raphaelle Tamura 2019 All Rights Reserved

Raphaelle Tamura is a Clairvoyant, Spiritual Healer, Teacher, Author and Chief Operating Officer of Seraphim at Mt. Shasta. She runs a spiritual seminar business and co-hosts Living the Miracle Radio show with her husband Michael Tamura. Raphaelle is in the process of publishing her first book “Shantiʼs Lives: The Extraordinary Story of Animal Reincarnation.” You can find out more about Michael & Raphaelle Tamura by visiting their website.