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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Awakening Souls Energy Insider: July 2018 Edition

Awakening Souls Energy InsiderIt’s July which just happens to be this Leo woman’s Birthday month! July’s flowers are the Water Lily/Lotus Flower and the Larkspur. They are not only beautiful but hold great symbolism.

Water Lilies and Lotus flowers represent rebirth and optimism as they return to waterways after the rains, even if they dried up the previous season. They also represent what is true, good and beautiful, including peace and spiritual enlightenment. To me, this represents hope that what seemingly will never return will bloom again.

Larkspurs are sweet and joyful sprinkled with a wee bit of lighthearted, carefree summer days. I sense a theme here and I’m good with it.

I’m choosing to hold space for all that is good and beautiful to prevail in these tumultuous times. I hope you’ll join me in holding space for a rebirth of peace, kindness and love.


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July Musings

July MusingsWhat a month this is going to be! Many Astrologers are calling this the Summer of Retrograde. In addition to Mars (already) in Retrograde, and Mercury entering Retrograde on July 25th we will have a Full Blood Moon lunar eclipse. It’s a bit like lions and tigers and bears. Oh,my!

Yes, the energy is all over the map, so to speak and we’ve all been feeling the heat. I know some like it hot but I also know others do not.

Of course, I’m not talking about the weather. There are those who exist on chaos and division and it’s possible that you are taking on some of that energy. Fear is running rampant and it is challenging to figure out how much of it is ours and how much is not. If you’re feeling isolated, frustrated, angry and lashing out, you might also be feeling the early effects of Mars Retrograde.

A quick note about July 4th:

I’m almost afraid to write anything about a holiday that is supposed to be a celebration of freedom but it’s important to open a conversation so we can begin the process of bridging the divide between “us” and “them.” It’s not about “us” and “them”. It’s about WE.

“July 4 1776 “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Let us all work towards establishing justice, promoting the general welfare and securing the blessings of liberty for ALL.

Retrograde SummerMars Retrograde

All planets at one time or another go retrograde. This is when they seem to move backwards.

Astrologically speaking when a planet goes retrograde we experience a slow down of forward motion in our lives; We are given the opportunity to create great change as we review and recharge.

Mars Retrograde June 26-August 27

Mars, the planet of action, motivation and desires, began it’s retrograde cycle on June 26th. If you’ve experienced a lack of motivation or apathy, feeling sluggish or impatient this is why.

Mars in Retrograde gives us the opportunity to take pause and reflect on our actions.Are our actions in alignment with our vision and purpose? Do our actions have clear intent that supports what we wish to create? What are WE putting out into the world?

Mars rules over emotions like anger, conflict, and frustration so if you’re holding on and resisting them, this retrograde period may cause them to be released. The good news (yes, there’s good news!) is that when Mars is in Retrograde the energy slow down will allow you to be more mindful. This will be especially helpful in your communications this month.

All actions, and our intent behind those actions, have consequences and those consequences are either in alignment with our vision and supporting us or not. As with all retrogrades it’s best to pause, reset, regroup, recharge, re-energize and reflect.

Mercury Retrograde July 26-August 19:

The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. So, when Mercury is retrograde, stay flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.

About a week or two before Mercury retrogrades, finish any tasks or projects at hand. You can’t stop your life, but plan ahead, have back-up plans, and be ready for angrier people and miscommunication.

Some people blame Mercury retrograde for “bad” things that happen in their lives. Instead, take this time to sit back and check where you put your energy in your life.”~Farmers Almanac

Just as with the Mars Retrograde this is a gift of slow down. Take advantage of it! Here’s a post I wrote about using The Power of Mercury Retrograde for Self-Healing.

(You might also consider joining me for the How to Thrive During Mars & Mercury Retrograde meditation workshop. You’ll have everything you need to get you through! Please visit my website meditation workshop page for details.

Summary:

Yay for the retrogrades giving us time to pause, practice patience, and all the RE’s. Relax, review, recharge, etc. It’s time to breathe, forgive and, as I mentioned in the opening, hold space for a rebirth of love, tolerance, inclusion, kindness and peace.This month is a month to be aware of what we’re putting out into the Universe.

It is a time to connect with all that is good and beautiful within our being so we can join together to effortlessly hold space for all that is good and beautiful in the world.

There will be plenty of time to enjoy the of summer days. For now it’s time to take a breath. Find joy in the lush green of a forest or meadow or the beauty in a babbling brook or mountain stream. Enjoy the summer festivals, loving moments with family and friends and of course celebrate YOURSELF and all that you are!~Shine Your Light Debbie