Mercury In Retrograde Ends April 15th

IT IS ALMOST OVER...MR ends on the 15th of April at 2:21am California time.

Give me a Hallelujah! Ok I may be exagerating a bit, not!

Please note: This is a REPOST from a dead blog from years ago. All content applies as well as the side commentary.

"Mercury in retrograde is a great time to review and renew. A time to allow stillness, to revamp intentions and reflect on what is important now in this new year. Mercury in retrograde has a perfect energy to deepen awareness to self. Finding out what really matters to you."

Okay did that.

"As the lines of communication are being tested during Mercury in retrograde, a slow and steady pace will bring much needed relief."

Oh yeah slow and steady alright because I could not go any faster. I wanted to soooo bad.

"This takes patience, but more specifically, it takes being dominantly focused on alignment. The inner knowing and intentional willingness to want to feel better. .... and no you are not stuck."

Yes it sure feels like I am stuck some times. But yes I know ALIGNMENT of body mind and spirit trumps everything. Mercury in Retro made me meditate ALOT!

In the words of Abraham and Hicks

We are focalized Consciousness, specifically responding to the vibration that you manage in your asking.

--- Abraham

"Being in alignment attune to the higher self feels good. Trusting that life will flow perfectly as this connection to source is the predominant intent. The intention to focus on keeping a calm state will take more conscious effort in a Mercury retrograde."

Yeah I just said that. Had to do yoga and meditate more. Or was it drink more wine?

"Being communication challenged during this Mercury retrograde, is the perfect time for self reflection and reevaluating of life priorities. Basically plans go askew and words get misconstrued. Yet to be optimistic it’s said that intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary. 

Hopefully you made through MR unscathed and used that "high" intuition to navigate through the unpredictable terrain of Mercury going "backwards". But most importantly that you took time to enjoy life. Because Life is supposed to be fun!

Much Love To You,

More on this topic by Victoria Bearden

Victoria's Astro-Updates, Mercury Retrograde

Once again, it's time to get ready for another Mercury Retrograde! Oh, boy, right? Mercury is the planet that rules communication, travel, cars, electronics, computers, appliances, and the general flow of things in daily life. When it goes retrograde, that means Mercury is at the far part of it's orbit around the Sun, so it looks as if it is going backwards, in relation to the earth. Of course, planets do not go backwards, at least not in the Solar System we live in, but when a planet goes retrograde, its influence on us seems to go in a reverse direction to the "norm." That's why Murphy's law seems to operate so much more frequently during these periods. Things just aren't flowing they way they usually do. This retrograde should be particularly interesting because it falls during such a sensitive part of the Election. I can't wait to see what kind of wild "miscommunication" might come out of that!

Mosty, Mercury Retrograde is more of a pain in the butt than a major catastrophy. Things break down, cars have to go in the shop, people miss appointments, we get into more tiffs with friends through miscommunication, computers go on the fritz more, travel plans get messed up more, and people from the past show up in droves. Remember, it's not always bad, but can be confusing and frustrating if we expect things to go the way they usually do. The following is a brief synopsis of what to expect during the weeks to come and the significant dates associated with this event, which happens about 3 times each year.

  • Don't buy a new car, appliance, or computer unless you absolutely have to. I probably will have problems or have to be returned. I don't even buy new clothes during Mercury Retrograde unless I have to.
  • Get your car tuned up and checked up if you have the least bit of suspicion about it.
  • Expect something to go wrong with your computer and back up your files, carefully.
  • Know that people aren't communicating as well and be patient.
  • Know that you aren't communicating as well, and try to be clear.
  • Enjoy chance meetings with old friends and get in touch with people from your past.
  • Take a trip down memory lane and dig up your old photos and journals.
  • Be careful with travel, check and double check your itinerary and expect possible delays.
  • Avoid signing contracts if possible.
  • Keep and extra set of keys around.
  • Be introspective, connect to your dreams, meditate, and take a DEEP BREATH.
  • If you don't have to start a new job or business project during this period, that would be good.
  • Be a lot nicer to people and explain yourself clearly. People are more confused and frustrated than usual and could use your extra TLC. It's nice to be the person who can be helpful during this period, rather than part of the problem.
  • Just because your old boyfriend, girlfriend, ex-husband or wife calls you and wants to get together, do not necessarily take this as a sign from the Universe that you are supposed to get back together. This kind of stuff always happens during Mercury Retrograde, and is more often than not just at "Review Session" so you can get some perspective or some closure about that person/relationship.

Mercury Retrograde gets a bad rap, but if you just take the time to tune in to the change in the energy, you'll do just fine. And if the you-know-what hits the fan, if you are being mindful and centered, you'll react to it a lot more effectively.



tah groen

Tah has been involved with Yoga most of her life. She started practicing as a teenager. Inspired by a mentor to join a class at 16 sparked the yoga fire which has been burning ever since. After launching a sportswear line with her then husband in the late 80′s and becoming a mother of two daughters, it was time for a healing change. Trusting in the age old adage, “Do what you love”, was the consistent echo in her mind. A pivotal time of transition, a powerful period in her life as she realized the path that called her. Do what you love clearly meant that she become a teacher. In 1996 working simultaneously within the health food industry as a reliable source for nutritional council and support, Tah’s yoga business grew. She was able to open one of the first yoga studios in La Jolla. Shakti Yoga was born. After enjoying this prime location for a handful of years she realized the benefit of being a mobile instructor. This was the next logical step for her since the established client base was corporate and private. As she teaches she shares her healing touch of Reiki and Thai Yoga Therapy. Tah lives in San Diego with her partner of 15 years; and besides her two daughters who are in their 20s, has a rambunctious 5 year old son, who instead of a dog to follow him around has a loyal Bengal cat named Jagger.