Well, this was a fun one! I have been thinking of writing about this old chestnut for a while now and as syncronocity would have it – My girl Gala Darling already posted the purrrrfect post about my mate MR (mecury retrograde) earlier in the month. I thought – well, I’m not one to re-invent the wheel, so I thought I would ask you to read this little gem first to learn about WHAT it actually is in a astronomy sense and then refer to my little illustration below on how to not only survive, but to THRIVE during the rest of this retrograde (finishes early July!) and to help us be better prepared for the next one in October.
I wanted to make this retrograde representation kind of beautiful because it actually is. It’s raw, it’s confusing and it’s all kinds of irritating – but I’ve come to realise this is what makes life fun. Challenging. Interesting. I wish I could blame all my typo’s and shocking punctuation on Mercury, alas I don’t think any of you would fall for that one all year round 😉
Tonight I decided to meditate on the key points of what this retrograde means to me and how it affects our daily lives during this period and incorporate its message into a bit of a mandala form.
Now whenever I have the urge to shoot Mercury down and blame it for all my problems for a good couple of months of my year, I can look back on this mandala, peel back the layers and recall his teachings to me at this time.
I hope it brings you the same positive and prepared feelings and that this has helped you to embrace this time just as much as any other. Print it out if you need a daily reminder to see the beauty in this seemingly chaotic time.
One last thing to note is that you really shouldn’t fear this time – ‘Don’t do this’ ‘Don’t do that’ – it’s all fear based reactions and I’m really trying to teach myself and others that this is no way to live and lead your life – Simply see it as a chance to take a different path. Stop and reflect before you sign the papers, double check it really is the perfect home for you before you ask for the keys – or take that deep breath, go back into your heart deeper than before and find out what it really is that is causing your current irritability, agression or stress before you approach the other party. This is a time for learning and understanding some darker elements of yourself, or to simply just slow down and smell the roses and forget about those not-so-urgent website updates, computer upgrades or material things. They are just things. Look out for yourself, be kind, be gentle and just be.
On that note, I’m going to take tomorrow to just hang out with my little dude and forget about the emails.