A TIME TO MOVE FORWARD
QUICK PREVIEW of this edition:
This year has gotten off to a bit of a slow start with Mercury
in retrograde up until yesterday (Sunday, January 8th 2017). Now that Mercury
has gone direct, over the next few weeks, energy levels will begin to build again, and the momentum for change and progress
will increase with each passing day. Clarity will return too!
However, it might still feel a bit like walking in jello for the next
week or so while Mercury is in its post-retrograde storm (not to mention the post-retrograde shadow that continues for well
into this month). Therefore, if you are wise, you will continue to use the next few
weeks ahead to get organized and plan, and to move ahead GRADUALLY while rebuilding your energy.
Please keep reading for more info, and may Spirit bless you & yours in the year ahead!
READINGS RESUME: This is
just a quick note to let you know that I have now finished my annual month-long reading break that I take every year in December,
and am now available for personal readings again.
You can find all the info you need for scheduling private readings on my website at Cynthia Killion dot com, including
prices & reading availability. (And if you have a question that isn’t answered
by the info there, you can also e-mail me directly from the site, or just reply to this Cosmic Newsletter with your question.) I look forward to serving many of you in the year ahead by doing your readings for you!
P.S. By the way, I do want to mention here that we
are currently in an EXCELLENT period cosmically & energetically speaking for having a reading done. This is due to us just having crossed the psychic gateway of a New Year, as well as still being under the
residual effects of the Mercury retrograde (see below for more info about Mercury having gone direct and the phases of return
back to the so-called normal state). Whether you will be having your reading done by
myself or another competent psychic-medium or astrologer, from now until about the end of this month is one of the best periods
of the entire year for having a reading done. (I myself am having a session with one
of my own spiritual advisors this month.)
MERCURY DIRECT & MOVING INTO THE NEW YEAR
(Perhaps slowly & gradually, but we are definitely moving now)
Dear Friends, hello there, and Happy belated New Year to you! I would have wished you a happy
New Year sooner, but I wanted to wait until AFTER Mercury went back direct to write you. After
all, it’s more fun to write when I have some good news like this for you! And
this is very good news indeed, since with Mercury having just gone back direct (on Sunday, January 8th) we can
now move forward with greater clarity, energy and ease into the New Year.
A Slow Start
With Mercury having been retrograde since December
19th (and in its pre-retrograde storm since Dec 15th), the New Year got off to a bit of a murky start,
energetically speaking. I don’t know about you, but this is the first year in
a long time that I remember so many of my friends saying that they didn’t stay up until Midnight on New Year’s
eve, but instead went to bed much earlier than they usually do on that night, because they just didn’t quite feel the
energy and excitement that they usually do moving into the New Year.
that’s not very surprising at all, given that Mercury was in retrograde as we turned over the New Year. Not to mention, we had just had the December New Moon on the 29th, so lunar energies were still
pretty low on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day proper. PLUS, we also had
Mars conjunct Neptune on New Year’s Day, and although that can be great for meditating and tapping into spiritual inspiration,
it can also have a bit of that wet-blanket, discouraged feel to it, and is quite the opposite of energizing!
itself has an effect that is kind of the opposite of what we usually associate with how we want to feel coming into a new
year. Meaning, it
tends to lower the physical and emotional energy levels and cause one to SLOW DOWN and REFLECT, rather than move forward and
Those who are more in tune with their intuition and the natural rhythms
will often instinctually choose to slow down and rest more during a Mercury retrograde cycle.
(Even if it is also occurring at the same time we cross the psychic gateway into a New Year).
That doesn’t mean that you don’t still move forward and accomplish some things.
But it does mean that when we are under the rays of Mercury retrograde, the movement forward (at least in the outer
world sense) is slower or requires a greater concentration of focus & intention.
Put quite simply, it is just takes more EFFORT to get things done in the physical world when Mercury is in
retrograde. (In contrast, it can be much easier & effortless to commune on a spiritual
level during Mercury retrograde.) That’s why if you can, it is best to lay low
during these retrograde periods, and save your most important projects & new beginnings for LATER. (If you can.)
life does go on (even when Mercury is in retrograde) and sometimes you have to at least try to move forward anyway. When that is the case, then one should move forward with greater caution & awareness, and MUCH more
attention to detail than usual. It is a bit like coasting through an intersection when
the light has turned yellow (or perhaps, even RED).
RED TO YELLOW TO GREEN LIGHT
Now that Mercury has just gone direct, we have now moved out of the Red Light No Fly zone time (cosmically speaking). With each passing day, any recent fogginess or confusion should lift, and clarity will begin
to come back in greater and greater measure. It is safe and advisable to move forward
with new ventures and relationships at this time. At least, somewhat.
You see, the shift back to a more forward-moving cosmic balance
does not happen instantly once Mercury has gone back direct. Instead, it occurs gradually
in phases, phases which are relative to the speed of Mercury’s orbit, as well as to its position of movement through
the zodiac. It usually takes a few weeks for clarity, equilibrium and energy to return
back to normal levels after Mercury has gone back direct.
In terms of specific time frames, I recommend still
proceeding with caution for the next week or so while Mercury is in its post-retrograde storm, which lasts up until
January 14th 2017.
this to be an orange or yellow light period. This doesn’t mean you can’t get started
on new projects now, but instead of trying to do too much at once, it would be best to simply dip your toe in the water and
begin GRADUALLY. Even better yet, if you can, take another week or
so here (up until January 14th 2017) to continue getting organized and getting rested up and replenished. You can also just continue to keep on going with projects that you have ALREADY started,
and you will do just fine if you do so during this time.
major decisions, purchases & other major considerations—if it were me, personally, I would continue to put off making any major,
life-changing decisions, purchases or moves forward until after January 14th. At
least, if at all possible. (If for some reason it is not possible, then just remember
to be EXTRA patient & prepared to go the extra mile, as delays and unforeseen difficulties are likely to crop up for just
a little while longer yet. Don’t forget to ask your guides for EXTRA help too
during this time!)
14th to January 27th, think of it as being in the yellow
to yellow-green light period. The closer it gets to January 27th, the easier it will be to see your
situation clearly (including what needs to be done to make positive change). It will
also be easier to move forward and get things accomplished from that point onward.
The TRUE GREEN LIGHT
PERIOD begins this month on January 27th,
which is when Mercury finally comes out of its post-retrograde shadow. From this point
forward, it will be MUCH easier to actually move forward, and to access higher levels of clarity, energy, stamina, and motivation.
RELAX AND LET THE
meantime, let me say that even now as I am writing this for you (on January 8th proper, the day that Mercury has
just gone back direct), EVEN NOW, you may have ALREADY begun to feel as if a load has lifted off your shoulders, and as if
a newfound sense of clarity & peace is descending upon you. It is likely that some
situation that was perplexing, worrying or confusing you recently will start to become more clear very soon, if not already. Indeed, over the course of this next month, Universal forces are on your side to help you
see this situation from a higher and more cosmically informed perspective.
Wherever there have been challenges, you will likely find that over the next few weeks, it is easier
for you to get the guidance and help that you need to proceed on a clear and positive path of action.
But since it is still early on in the direct motion
of Mercury, and since we are still yet only in the orange or orange-yellow light part of the cycle (so to speak), I would encourage you still to concentrate on relaxing and shoring up your energies. (At least for just a little while longer
yet.) Don’t try to be too forceful, in a hurry or overly direct at this time, for in doing so, you could create problems
for yourself later.
I would recommend that you continue to slow down and relax and give yourself all the time you need to gain your footing before
really stepping out and stepping forward. If you already feel sufficiently organized,
grounded and prepared, then go ahead and step forward now if you must. But do so gingerly
and carefully, saving your big launches, leaps and moves forward for after January 15th (and preferably after January
27th) if at all possible.