Have you been feeling the affects of the Mercury Retrograde? We are about half way through now, with Mercury going direct on the 11th, but we may feel the affects of it for the most part of June. I know a lot of you, me included, don't really look forward to Mercury Retrograde. Communications and travel tend to be affected. That includes electronics and other communication devices.
Last year my hubby and I booked a trip to Cancun. I mistakenly didn't check the chart before booking the trip and the day of our trip was the first day of a Mercury Retrograde. We had some setbacks in our travels and some annoyances with communications with hotel personnel. We also had some issues with internet access. However, all in all, we had a wonderful trip and I came back with some amazing memories and probably the best vacation ever.
That being said, I still believe that for the most part, we create our reality. Yes sometimes the moon and the planets and the stars affect the things that come across our path. Yes, Mercury Retrograde brought some challenges our way, however hubby love and I overcame the challenges and had the best vacation of our lives!
Sometimes I think the Universe or Spirit sends us things like Mercury Retrograde so that we have the opportunity to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life. Perhaps our electronics act up so that we will look up from our computers and our phones and our tablets and look at the life that is right in front of us. I like to leave my phone at the house when I go out for a walk or a run or to work out in the yard. I want to be completely present in whatever I am experiencing. Yes sometimes I like to have my phone around to capture a picture of what I am experiencing but how many times do we miss out on so much of life that is right in front of us because we are too busy checking our phones?
The full moon on Tuesday is calling on us to celebrate our lives. Think deeply about life and our purpose here at this time and this place. We have come to this time and this place for a purpose. The highly spiritual number 11 is playing a huge role in the stars and planets at this time. Look at the things that are going on in your life with the thoughts of the big picture. What is the higher purpose of those things that are going on in your life at this time. What signs and symbols are showing up in your dreams and in your everyday life?
If you choose to honor the full moon with a ritual, be sure to use the element of fire in your ritual. Sagittarius is a fire sign. You can honor the full moon by lighting a candle or dancing around a fire pit in your backyard. Meditate on those things that you are drawing into your life and thank Spirit for the power of the moon in your intentions.
Remember to set your stones and crystals outside. They love the power of the moon and you will find their energy restored as they bask in the glow of the moon!
Most of all, don't dread any stage of the moon or the planets. Our intentions and expectations play a big role in what we end up experiencing. If we expect to meet up with all the crazy people when it is a full moon, guess what will happen! If we expect to have communication mishaps and misunderstandings during a Mercury Retrograde, the Universe will not disappoint.
Let us honor the planets and the stars and the moon no matter what stage they are in. Yes, we are affected by the planets and the moon, but more importantly, our beliefs and our expectations affect our experiences day by day.
Expect to greet each morning with love and joy, and meet each new experience with the expectation of growth and evolution. We are here to enjoy our lives and to grow from our day by day experiences.