Mercury Retrograde Alert – April 22, ’16
I posted the image above in tribute to the passing of Prince, the brilliant musician, singer, dancer, producer, entertainer and trend-setter who transitioned yesterday. He passed on the Full Moon in Scorpio (sign of the mysteries of life and death).
How apropos and impactful. A huge loss, but then again, we’re getting major lessons about endings – and appreciation. One of the teachings available from these losses is to learn to appreciate everything NOW, rather than waiting until someone/something is gone and then having a major tribute.
What are you taking for granted in your life and in the world? Nothing is guaranteed anymore, so it will serve you to notice all the Goodness and blessings and magic of life that is here for you, now.
The Mars/Pluto Retrogrades and Scorpio Full Moon have initiated endings and/or upheaval for many people. This creates a turbulent atmosphere, potentially activating reactive behavior. Easy does it…
As always, I urge you to focus on where you want to go – and what you want to create in your life. Being in reaction is not an empowered way to live, because trying to control, grasp, or maintain the status quo doesn’t work in a changing world.
By the end of this week we will have five planets Retrograde, with two of them being very important to your daily life – Mars (action/will) and Mercury (communication/info). Please get your Mercury Retrograde Report if you don’t already have it. This is the energy of reviewing, redoing, revisioning or resurrecting.
Mercury Retrograde (April 28 – May 22) is about course corrections for things already in process – what needs adjusting and revising. You can even consider it a kind of “rehab” (see my Boulder VIP Retreat). This is not the time to launch something new, unless you’ve been in the planning stages already.
The #1 thing you need to do today is to back up your info on your electronic devices! Back up your iPhone/Android, computer, iPad, and any other info that’s important to you. Also, have your car checked, especially if you’ll be doing any long distance travel, as Mercury rules ground transportation.
You will have lots of opportunities to practice patience and flexibility, using your intuition, along with available info to make decisions going forward. And there will be times to be working behind the scenes, preparing for your “coming out” later :))
You can continue to make progress during this time, however you will be better served by aligning with the energy of the cosmos as you do it.
Decide to be unstoppable as you continue to evolve and grow, no matter what. This means taking actions with focus and a clear intention to magnetize blessings and aligned teammates along the way.
Pay attention to signs from the Universe as you go along. The world is your mirror, you know – it will let you know how you’re doing. And I’d like to end with a quote from Prince that sums it all up:
“You can always tell when the groove is working or not.” ~ Prince
Yes you can. Rest in peace, sweet Prince. ♥︎
**** We still have major Moon Void of Course periods this week***, which can derail intended outcomes and productivity – and are optimal times to access your creativity, spiritual pursuits, routines or leisure activities. Be aware and pay attention.