I realized a few days ago that Mercury was retrograde. It started its retrograde journey end of August.... reached it's peak (or station point) 17th September. We've had a number of Mercury retrogrades this year. First in Jan/Feb, then again May/June, now in Sept/Oct and once again in Dec.
I must have a think about the previous events and see if they had a similar effect on me then.
I can say without exaggeration, that this has been the toughest few weeks that I can remember. Actually Jan/Feb was tough now that I recall. I quit a 4 year stint in a job that was going nowhere, extremely toxic and left there feeling like I was unemployable - ever
I have recovered but the recovery took many months. I am feeling positive about work and people and most of all - myself. I feel worthy again. Competent.
But I digress... given my last post of 'family values' - I can see so much of the difficult scenarios that played out in the last few weeks could be attributed to Mercury retrograde.
I've not slept, I've eaten my way into getting bigger.. (thankfully now back to vaguely what I used to weigh), paced the floor with indecision and agitation, unable to navigate out of a paper bag actually... wasn't much fun at all.
But mysteriously; a few days ago - my spirits started to lift (After a melt down on Thursday 17th ) ... all the things that felt insurmountable a few days ago - well - they didn't seem so bad. Nothing else had changed... except now we were past the 17th Sept. I must say - I don't really know enough about this to be sure about anything - but it's been a tried and proven tradition of humanity to observe what goes on around us and in the skies.
My mum tells me about how they farmed the land when she was little - they knew when to plant and reap based on the moon cycles and associated weather patterns... (mental note- must document all the things Mum has told me over the years). Amazing stuff and all without the help of google.
This was information passed down to them from generations before. These are the things they learned from grandparents and taught their children and their children.
They monitored life, weather, crop yield and proliferation and learned what worked and what didn't and when. They were true observers of life. They lived in the moment - there was no other place to be. There was no TV, or Google or Facebook. For most part - they had little choice during and post WW2 as there was little in terms of money or food.. Life truly depended on how well their crops fared and their animals prospered.
I think we've forgotten how to observe ... so busy disconnecting ourselves from nature in the interest of working and paying bills and making a life. We've forgotten I think....... to dream and look at the stars and pay attention.
Mercury Retrograde Can be a Blessing The retrograde cycle tends to reveal what is not working properly, and although it can contribute to delays and frustrations, it can also reveal issues that are important to resolve, fix or address.
It is actually a very good time to deal with what has been put on the back burner, or to finish what had already been started much earlier.
It is a good time for reflective and creative writing, inner work, journaling, spiritual work and completing long overdue tasks.
I've been thinking about this blog idea for a number of years.... and how funny that I would embark on this journey during Mercury retrograde..
We think we are in control - newsflash.... we are to a degree, but we are also under the influence of a bigger force that interplays at a galaxy and planetary level, gravitational impact, magnetic grid impact.
Check out the changes in the Earth's axis over the last few years - proof that everything changes and ever evolves .... and this same force is the driver behind that essence that breathes life into a seed in the soil and controls oceans, solar flares and any other natural phenomenon we can think of. We are truly connected as one and part of such an amazing orchestration of life.
Blessing to you and your families