Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Self Care During Mercury in Retrograde

As of yesterday, Mercury is in retrograde. Mercury rules communication, and being in retrograde, means it is going slower than it usually does (appearing to go backwards from our view on Earth), thus making our efforts to communicate really difficult. This is good time to review and re-do, but starting something new probably means re-doing it later. If you've already started a project, it's fine to progress, just be aware of technological issues running amuck. All the computer glitches, dropped cell phone calls, faxes that won't send or receive, texts that never made it- all due to Mercury in Retrograde. Also, all those fights with people at this time? It's a communication issue, so be patient, have compassion and learn what you need to from this situation. Issues from the past tend to re-surface at this time, so note them for what they are, process, and move on. Your animal companions are anxious and needy right now too, so centering and grounding yourself will help them too. 

Meditation to review any issues you've encountered, yoga asanas, regular deep breathing, connecting with nature, journaling, engaging in creative activity, flower essences* and healing crystals** are all ways to take care of yourself always, but are especially important while Mercury is in retrograde.  Of course, exercise, drinking plenty of water, eating healthy, fresh, minimally processed foods, getting plenty of sleep and eliminating any unnecessary stressful activities are imperative at this time. Taking a walk outside, especially where you can touch some trees and see some fall flowers will take care of both exercise and connecting with nature. Take some water with you and a camera and you've included 2 more things from the above list. Write about any insights you had along the way and you've journaled. None of these have to take up your whole day, but take the time and you'll sail through this tense period. 

This Mercury in retrograde is especially intense as it is right between the penumbral eclipse/full moon that just happened Friday and an exact square of Pluto and Uranus on November 1st. My forte with Astrology lies with knowing how the signs affect a person's personality, but I have been following Empowering Astrology and Starsdance Astrology on Facebook and it has been very helpful in helping me stay aware of how the planets affect our daily lives.
The above picture is of a wall hanging I have depicting the Green Tara, Goddess of Compassion. Call upon her during this time, as self-compassion is so important, now and always. Self-compassion leads to compassion for others, which may not allow you to fully understand their behavior, but will help you to accept it. 
*The "Positive Energy" formula by Fox Mountain Flower Essences and Active 8 by Flower Essence Services and the Calming animal blend by Vortex Essences are both linked on my Flower Essence page and have been very helpful to me and I recommend them at this time. 
**Green Moss agate gives one the feeling of being in nature and is one of my favorite healing crystals when needing peace. Please read through the rest of the descriptions on my healing crystal page and decide what other healing crystals resonate with you for calming energy. 
I wish you peace. If you need further insight on any situation that arises, such as issues from the past re-surfacing or conflicts occurring between people, I am available for Angel Tarot readings via email. You will get your answer usually within 24-48 hours, which is much faster than making an appointment and much more convenient.

Mercury is out of retrograde November 10th, but give it a few days since some things go even wonkier as it catches up to speed.

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