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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The Thing You Want…. and Can Have!

Are you living a life that you love? A life filled with purpose? You know it’s there. For ages you’ve sensed there’s more and now it’s time to see it clearly. All you have to do is open your mind and connect with your heart.

Who we are and what we came here to do has always been there patiently waiting for us to release the blocks that keep us from seeing it. It is our mind that blocks us and it is our mind that frees us.

“Close your eyes and turn all the way around, slow-w-ly. Sense or feel the open door, the one that offers you ease, that welcomes you to a new homecoming.

Walk up to this doorway, still with your eyes closed. Feel the grain of the threshold under your feet, the doorjamb beneath the palm of your hand. Feel the life pulsing on the other side, offering itself to you.

When you’re ready, step through. Breathe this new air. Feel who you are, in this unknown, deeply familiar place. Feel how you stand, how your feet hold and are held by the ground here.

Feel yourself welcomed, embraced, in all your beauty and timidity, your power and grace. Feel all this place holds for you and with you.

Ask those questions that glow steadily in your heart.
Here are the ones that arise to my lips in this liminal space.

Why am I here?
How do I truly love?
What is yearning to be born?
How do I serve now?
How do I love my world now?

Stay here for as long as you wish. When you feel complete, for now, ask this place for a talisman, a reminder that the door is open for you, that welcome and belonging await you there, as they do here.

Turn around, and step back into the present moment, bringing the gifts of this place with you. Place your talisman on your altar, or in the altar of your heart. Kiss it, bless it, be blessed by it.

Write a note, a promise to yourself, to your soul, to your world: This is what I will do to live where I’m being called, to live where I belong.

Then, gather your allies and resources. Make a plan. Put it into motion. Begin today.”
~From Hiro Boga’s new book To Be Soul, Do Soul: Adventures In Creative Consciousness

It’s all in your mind! The only thing that gets in the way of stepping into the world we wish to create are those blocks in our mind. Remember always that the door is already open just waiting for us to walk through it. It’s time to live a life that we love, filled with joy and purpose. Enjoy the journey!~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2018 All Rights Reserved

SpiritLightInsight.com

Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant Visionary, Energy Healer, Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.