Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Mercury Retrograde June 26-July 20, 2013
The retrograde of Mercury happens from June 26-July 20, 2013. Mercury's shadow period begins June 9-August 3, 2013. The shadow refers to when Mercury is moving at a much slower rate. Since Mercury rules over: speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, formal contracts, documents, listening, travel, mail & shipping, etc. During this time decisions can be a challenge. It's not advised to sign contracts or start a new business, expect delays if you do. Be mindful of spending as its easy to be careless with it. However the positives of this retrograde is that its best for re-organizing and reflecting things in your life.
Activities to do during the retrograde
- Re-establish priorities
- Reconnect with people from your past
- Review finances
- Reorganize your home or office
- Reconnect with people from your past
-Review, revise and edit written work
-Discover past errors or oversights
-Conduct research and investigations
-Revive projects that were put on hold
What can we expect?
Mercury will rule from mid-July through mid-October 2013, this Mercury retrograde will give us many signs and signals which we can apply during the Mercury rule. It's going to be a time of critical choice and change. It's the opportunity to look what we have already experienced in the past before we move forward at the end of the retrograde period.
This marks an important phase shift in our lives, the beginning of a new way of living, feeling and knowing. It will be an intense time that won't make much sense while we are in it, but just go with the flow, it will be understood later. So for now just focus on planning and not acting quick on anything. Have patience all things will happen in their own time. It's about the process regardless how we feel or think right now about things maybe not moving forward as fast as we like, it will come soon enough we just need patience.
The past two months had a lot of change both within ourselves and in our external world. Now is the time to just process all this change and become familiar with what is. To prepare for moving forward. The shadow time is to reflect and plan. When Mercury goes direct its the time to act and move forward with stability.
The Grand Water Trine
The Grand Water Trine begins when Mercury goes stationary retrograde. This brings stable and flow with great ideas, connections and interactions coming due to the addition of the Moon trine Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter creating a equilateral triangle (120 degrees from one another). Water signs rule our emotions, passions and spiritual connections. Neptune in the sign of Pisces will stimulate creativity and our connection to the Divine. Saturn in Scorpio brings increased patience, investment and insight. While Jupiter in Cancer brings family love and real estate opportunities. This begins July 8 through July 27, 2013. July 20 Mars joins Jupiter and it brings additional energy, its completed July 26 when the Sun enters it all. And if none of that made any sense these three planets reach their climax it brings vibrations that are beneficial to use bringing with it inspiration that we can accomplish anything.
The key point during this time is to listen to your gut, what is going on on a deeper level within you. If there becomes a deep need to break free from something or someone, before you act; pause and reflect what is making you feel the need to act this way. Explore what things from your past may be contributing to these current thoughts, and your present situation how that is influencing your thoughts. As well as reflect on the direction you see yourself in the future. It's the time to be gentle with yourself and see what's really causing a reaction within you. Is it someone from your past coming into contact with you? A repeat of a situation you get to revisit? Whatever you are faced with take time to meditate with it. By mid-October you will be able to start your journey with more stable footing because you were able to be gentle with yourself and reflect on what it is you truly want and made all the planning preparation so that you are now more ready to move forward, understanding who this new you is.