Many times in life we are ready for a change. They say that when you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. But what if you know the destination, but not sure of the path? That can present some different problems. But in my experience, if you have faith, work hard and do the best you can, you usually get where you need to be. That is because the ripples of intention are far reaching.
Wouldn’t it be great if life came with a GPS, or at least a compass? Unfortunately it doesn’t, so we just have to accept that as humans, we are going to get lost sometimes, end up on the wrong path, not recognize the way home or even meet up with some scary people. But we may also find amazing paths, incredible sights and have amazing adventures with wonderful people. I have been told that I am too optimistic, but I am OK with that. Half the fun is the journey anyway.
Mercury has been in retrograde since mid-August, which is a time when communications, electronics, travel and relationships become bogged down and messy. I definitely do not need any more mess sin my life – as my house cleaners can attest. Throw the eclipse in the mix and you have a hot astrological mess.
But all hope is not lost. Astrologers everywhere say that this can be a very productive time – Between the two celestial happenings, this is a great time to embrace change, because it is coming. It is a great time to get those ducks in a row and get ready.
First this is a good time for self-reflection. Pay e=attention to anything that is holding you back or doesn’t feel right. Think about what you want in life and align yourself with those goals. Mercury in Retrograde is a great time to bring things to a close, so think about what you need to let go of that are not serving you. When we use our time and energy on what does not serve us or what is no longer good for yes, that is energy wasted that could be used for better things that bring us closer to our goals.
It is also a great for self-care and deep reflection. According to astronomers, this is a time when we are more in tune with our deeper rhythms. When we listen to that little voice inside us it allows us to move forward authentically, and set intentions that are true to what we really want. This is also a time that gives us the courage to follow through, even if the tasks are hard. This is when we want to tie up loose ends, so that there can be a clean beginning
But be patient, these realizations may not come immediately. And once they do it may take a little bit of time to implements and come to fruition. More than anything, be patient with yourself and give yourself as much compassion as you would give others.
This Mercury in Retrograde I am using a reset button, To relax, take stock and know when, how and in what direction to move forward. I have love, laughter and faith in my corner, and they won’t let me down.
Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking. J.C. Watts