25 March 2018

2018’s First Mercury Retrograde ~ Essence Ka tha'ras ~ 22 March 2018

Source: Shambahalla New Earth

2018’s First Mercury Retrograde
March 22 – April 15

Retrograde energies get a bad rap…
Retrograde energies are meant to be used as a time of introspection.

Back in 2011 I wrote an article about the Pluto Retrograde we were experiencing then. Following is an excerpt from that article, but the same holds true for all planetary retrogrades. Each one just brings us opportunity to look at and work on different areas of our life for differing periods of time.

“Retrograde is what is meant by the apparent action and motion of a planet as we view it from earth. As viewed from earth, a retrograde planet appears to be standing still and/or moving in a backwards motion. When a planet is in retrograde, its energies and their affects on us, individually and collectively, are amplified. An example of this in a physical nature would be if you ran in place instead of running in a constant forward movement. In running in a constant forward motion your view is continuously changing, but if you run in place for an extended period of time, you are looking at the same view for this increased amount of time. You get to look at things in this one view and see the details very clearly.”
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This gives us the “time” necessary for deep introspection, “time” to do “the hard work on self”, “time” for learning and true understanding of the more complex spiritual knowledge we are reawakening to.

The problem is, many people have a difficult time doing the hard work on self. The vast majority of people on the planet right now have fallen into the trap of consumerism and instant gratification, and unfortunately this has spilled over into the area of spirituality.

People seem to be looking for that “Magic Pill”; that one course they can take, that one book they can read, that one Guru they can follow, that will instantly make their life perfect, instantly fill them with a complete understanding of Universal Knowledge, and instantly they become a “Master”.

People seem to miss the knowing that Spiritual Awakening and the attainment of Enlightenment is an infinite journey, and each step along this journey’s path should be given the time, reverence and respect it is due.

Each step on this journey should be IN-Joyed.
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Traditional Mercury Retrograde advice says to…
(from the “Old Farmer’s Almanac”)

“WHAT TO DO WHEN MERCURY IS RETROGRADE

The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. So, when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.”
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