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Mercury in Retrograde? No Problem. You’ve Got This.

Mercury in Retrograde?  No Problem.  You've Got This.

 

One of the most highly discussed topics on social media right now is that of Mercury being in retrograde. What does this mean for everyone? Are we all doomed to experiencing emotional roller coasters, things breaking and businesses going sour? No. …. or yes. Well.. Let me explain.

I feel like you probably know the history behind this confusing topic, but if not, let me divulge for a moment. Mercury goes through this phenomenon about 3 to 4 times in a year and for about 3 weeks at a time where the planet appears to slow down, stop and then go backwards a bit. However, it’s more of a pause – an optical illusion while the rest of us must continue to orbit in forward motion in our daily lives. In reality, all retrogrades show us that it is sometimes more important slow down and reflect on the inward than simply remain focused on the outer. Robert Wilkinson writes, in his Aquarius Papers, “…While it seems as though Mercury retrograde is associated with things that malfunction and miscommunications and delays, we must remember that in actuality, no planet or its influence is good or bad unto itself. We are the ones who determine our ‘destiny,’ based on our choices, which shape our character. In that sense, ‘character is destiny,’ and so we have the responsibility to determine whether we will be active or passive in responding to life’s challenges.”

As with all retrogrades, we can use this time to take a reflect on the things of the past, or even what has recently begun. This current one helps us to re-shape our minds, understanding, perspectives and processes by taking current observations into past feelings, filling in some aspects or elements we previously didn’t understand that could set the stage that would allow us to forgive or have compassion for something we went through.

That being said, I have to admit that I didn’t know retrograde was upon us until my spastic emotional highs and lows whispered (or shouted) into my subconscious, that something bigger was happening in and all around me. I felt incredibly happy and excited about this, but at the same time, ready to bawl my eyes out. Why, you may ask? Well, I’m sure I don’t know! That’s what this whole retrograde thing is all about, right??

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This isn’t necessarily a ‘bad’ thing. I know people (myself included) who are apt to post cautionary calls to awareness, but in truth, this occasional visitor arrives with an intention to give. We have the opportunity to use this time to follow in it’s path; to stop, pause, look back and reflect. It’s a time when people are more intuitive and that old buried shit seems to come back for us to more fully deal with.

Because we are operating from a more sensitive, dare I say, more emotional state, we are advised to stay away from signing contracts, venturing in to new markets, starting/ending a relationship … In short – this is NOT the time to make major decisions. It IS time to sit down and reflect on your personal healing, growth, needs, goals, desires …. and where you are on your road to bliss.

I realized that for my life, I need to take better care of myself and plan ahead to include those times that feed and fuel the natural motivated and excited energy within me. That is my natural state. But starve the spirit, especially when it is most in need, is to engage in self-sabotage. THAT is the shadow side of Mercury being in retrograde.

I believe that incredible things and opportunities are about to get amazing for everyone – but you won’t be able to experience them if you remain stuck in this potential bad mode/energy. Now, more than ever, surround yourself with uplifting people and create proactive, positive practices in your life.

You may even want to temporarily change how you ‘do life’. We all desperately need to take care of ourselves right now. Take baths when possible, nap occasionally, meditate, write, read, laugh, hang with friends, get in to your bodies, play …

So, give to yourself. Get happy. Eat healthy, be active, meditate, express yourself and have grace with your weaknesses. If you aren’t loving yourself, if you aren’t happy, you will only stunt the progression of possibility.

What do you do when retrograde strikes?   What gets you through with a smile on your face?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Wonder Woman & Miracle Max

Wonder Woman.  We all know about her.  Miracle Max?  You know, he’s the witch doctor played by Billy Crystal in The Princess Bride.  IF you haven’t seen The Princess Bride, grab your beverage of choice and indulge in that incredible cult classic.

Getting back to the point.  What I want to talk about is a kind of ‘mom thing’ at face value.   But whether you are a parent or not – there are truths here for you; either that you will relate to, or at the very least give you a reason to cut the rest of us some slack or treat us to a well-earned spa day.

It’s incredible how  a cold snap in the weather or an unexpected flu can cause you to take what you THOUGHT you were going to get done that day and force you into an extra degree of creativity.  I realized today that though I did hours of computer work, I hardly sat down.  Every 10 minutes, I was needed for food, drink, band-aids, ice packs, hugs or mediation!

However, as these announcements of hunger and boredom began to layer themselves in my ears, I remembered how incredibly lucky I am. These moments of chaos can either blind us with anger or allow us the opportunity to see beyond the veil of confusion and panic to see the joy and beauty that’s all around.  This day like every other had limitless possibilities for joy, love and abundance and I was hell-bent on swimming in it!

What if……   What if these stretches of repeated chaos are simply arriving in our reality to allow us to see beyond? What if these circumstances are giving us a chance to see what we really CAN do with that wonder woman cape of ours?  What kind of miracles could we create in our families, homes, dreams and careers?  You know….  miracles hardly happen during the calm.   They tend to happen in the storm.

In the end, I have to say that in my ‘wasted work day’ there was a treasure to be found.  What I thought was bound for failure, instead gave birth to new ideas and projects that I’m SO excited to get busy on. (stay tuned!) But in the end… that’s the point!  I chose not to limit my day by a near sighted ‘realistic’ perspective… rather took the chance to ask, “What else is possible, today?!”  Because these are the questions that invoke action and creation.

So this is what I will leave you with:

What do you desire to feel?  Who do you desire to be?  Feel it.  Be it.   Chase after what others deem impossible and be the miracle.

 

It’s time. Be Empowered.

I’ve decided it’s absolutely not too early to start those New Year’s resolutions.  And even if you don’t agree, I won’t care because I have based my life on forging new roads contrary to what others deem possible or ok.

SO, sit back and enjoy my rant for a moment or two.

In case those of you don’t know, Solomon Artistry was formed in order to provide a platform for individuals to be empowered and succeed.

Our team is strongly committed to getting your creative talents and ideas seen and heard across the globe.  We have a holistic approach, recognizing that big industries aren’t the only thing with the ability to hold you back, but also your health, status, parenthood, spiritual growth and many other things that can leave you with that ‘underdog’ mentality.

Ok – well, even though it’s entirely unproductive to hold on to that personal and career martyrdom – I realize how common it is and how badly it needs to be addressed.

So whether you are here for styling, consulting, creative direction, PR …. or just here to cozy up and be encouraged… that’s the whole point.

You are here.  You are reading.  Great.  Then be encouraged and know that all the things you think are holding you back, just don’t have to any more.  There are infinite possibilities waiting for you regardless of your path.  Just be open to them.  Be true to yourself.  For more tools, ideas and inspiration….   Subscribe and follow our posts.   We’re excited to get you LIVING.

Ciao.