to the Cosmic Newsletter! (Today’s issue is called Slow Down & Catch Your Breath.) Join me for a cup
of tea (or coffee if you prefer) and let’s visit about the spiritual-psychic realm. My favorite is cranberry-orange.
Today we’ll discuss the current Mercury retrograde (both
pluses and minuses), emotional/psychic mood-swings, and quick ways to get grounded and stabilize your energy system during
Mercury Rx. Grab your cup of tea (or coffee) and let’s go!
SLOW DOWN & CATCH YOUR BREATH (Mercury Rx)
DEAR FRIENDS, hello there. Hope your week
is off to a great start! As you have probably already heard by now (especially if you follow me on Facebook), Mercury
is in retrograde. Mercury retrograde is infamous for causing all kinds of delays, mis-communications and tech problems.
It can also put strain on one’s emotional state as well. Or perhaps I should say, it brings the emotions to the
surface and tends to make us all a little bit more moody and also more likely to emotionally react (or OVER-react) to situations.
Some people are even more likely to become seriously depressed during Mercury retrograde. Others see an increase in
mood swings back and forth from feeling very UP and positive one minute to feeling very DOWN and pessimistic the next.
Of course, not every one experiences these emotional extremes as a result of Mercury retrograde….but those who are
naturally more emotional or psychically sensitive often will notice rapid and extreme fluctuations in their emotional states
during Mercury retrograde.
If you are sensitive in this way, it might sometimes feel like you are in an emotional “funk” during times of
Mercury retrograde. Staying GROUNDED can help you rise above the funk and keep from getting submerged in your own inner
STAYING GROUNDED DURING MERCURY RX
What I mean by grounded in this instance is finding an outlet for the intense emotional and psychic energy that is surging
through your system. It can be especially helpful to get outside and sit on the ground or even to just touch a tree
or a bush for a few moments. If there are no plants nearby or no soil to sit upon, sometimes just sitting upon a cement
step or porch can be grounding too. If you are in need of emotional or psychic grounding and centering, you might also
try doing a simple cleaning task such as mopping the floor or folding laundry.
Since running water produces negative ions (which are not
negative at all but are actually positive and psychically purify your aura), it can also help to take more frequent showers
during the time that Mercury is in retrograde. A brisk 10 minute walk outside will also help to get you re-grounded
and restore emotional equilibrium whenever you are feeling overwhelmed by the intense emotions or psychic energy spikes
of Mercury retrograde. Eating grounding foods such as soups or casseroles made with potatoes, onions, or carrots (the
ROOT vegetables) can also help stabilize your energy field and re-connect you back to the here and now during Mercury retrograde.
CHALLENGES OF MERCURY RX (stuff you need to know)
Mercury retrograde is not at all inherently negative,
and it does have some good points. However, in order to reap the gold from Mercury retrograde cycles, you do need to keep
yourself properly grounded and spiritually and emotionally centered.
The problem comes with Mercury retrograde when your emotional or psychic energy levels spike so sharply and so rapidly that
you don’t have time to adequately adjust. Also, many of us simply don’t have proper outlets for all this
extra emotional and psychic energy. So instead of doing something constructive with all this spiritual-emotional-psychic
energy (like working on a creative project or doing a reading for someone else), we blow our tops, get depressed, or make
Also, remember too that as I said
above, Mercury retrograde does bring repressed emotions to the surface and increases the likelihood that you will react
emotionally to life’s daily situations. This is why it is generally not a good idea to make major decisions during
Mercury retrograde, and it is definitely not a good idea to sign contracts or make any binding long-term commitments right
You may think that you know all the facts and are being rational, but it is more likely that with whatever you are facing
right now, the so-called facts that you know are not very reliable, and certainly are not the whole picture. This
is why it is better to be flexible, relax and go with the flow right now, rather than trying to undertake too much, or getting
locked-in to a long-term agreement at the moment.
If you DO decide to make changes during this time, understand that it is likely that the changes you make right now are
only temporary, or will have to be re-done at a later date…..indicating that even if you are going to go ahead and
make some major changes (or start on new projects) you shouldn’t invest too much energy into what you are doing, as
it is only going to have short-term, transitional results at best (if any results at all). This guidance applies to
NEW changes and new things. However, Mercury retrograde doesn’t necessarily have to negatively impact the outcome
of things that you have been working on for awhile (see below).
MERCURY RX (psychic stuff you will appreciate)
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, Mercury retrograde periods are EXCELLENT
times for tapping into intuition, being more contemplative and meditating, receiving messages from angels and guides, and
having a reading done. Even though it may not be the best time for taking major action right now, between now and February 11th (and onward to February 19th if you include the post-retrograde
storm) is one of the best times of this entire year to seek guidance from the spiritual psychic realm, for
the spirits (and our own Inner Spirit) find it easier to speak to us when we get our left-brains a bit more out of the way
and open to the voice of our spirit.
Also, Mercury retrograde favors projects or life experiences that involve following through,
re-doing, reviewing, completing and getting closure….
Sometimes you can experience great mental breakthroughs and
tremendous strides forward during Mercury retrograde regarding issues or problems that you have been trying to solve for
a long while. The reason for these sudden breakthroughs probably has to do with how Mercury retrograde stimulates
the intuition and the psychic senses (while temporarily turning down the intellect). Some problems are better solved
at the spiritual, creative or intuitional level, rather than trying to rationalize or analyze your way to a solution.
However, you cannot push these kinds of right-brain
insights or solutions….they arrive in their own unique way, in their own time frame, and sometimes in the least expected
ways or times. This too is part of what Mercury retrograde is trying to impart to you….the wisdom of slowing
down, getting still, and creating SPACE in your life for miracles, beauty, and surprises to happen. These things just
aren’t as likely to happen when you are always in a hurry or trying to push to get things done on your own time frame
(rather than relaxing and being responsive to the time frame of the Universe).
MERCURY RX ADVICE
The best advice
I can give you for thriving and being successful and happy during these next few weeks while Mercury is retrograde is to
relax, be guided by your heart and/or your intuition, and to spend more time getting in tune with your spiritual-psychic
self (including getting & doing readings), and LESS time obsessing about earthly-based plans or specific deadlines or
schedules. Get more REST too over the next few weeks if you can.
Hope you found this guidance helpful! Feel free to pass it on to someone else who might benefit from the reminder to
SLOW DOWN and catch your breath while Mercury is in retrograde.
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Killion,
Spiritual Psychic Medium, Astrologer
P.S. If you would
like to learn more about the timing and effects of the three Mercury retrograde cycles in 2015 and how to best harness the
gold of these multi-week transits, you might be interested in picking up a copy of my latest book on my website, Cynthia’s
Cosmic Almanac for 2015 (sales of this book also go to help support the work of this newsletter). Here’s the
link for more info: http://www.cynthiakillion.com/order_almanac.html
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