(Cosmic Update on Mercury Rx follows below)
My new Connecting with Your Ancestors & Ancestral
Spirits course will be beginning in early November (which is just right
around the corner). Right now is the time of the year when the Veil is so very thin, and we can easily
commune with our spiritual guides & ancestors. This is why I wanted to teach this course at this time.
Please note that this is the one and only time I intend to teach this entire course live. For more
info, keep reading below, or go to http://www.cynthiakillion.com/courses/ancestors.html.
Please note that these classes are being
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The class fee is quite reasonable, with a 30 dollar discount for those who enroll by
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YOUR COSMIC UPDATE
Dear Cosmic Psychic Friends, hi there. I hope you are enjoying this lovely
fall-time season. (And to my friends & readers in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope that you are having
a splendid early spring.) Wherever you are at on our beautiful Mother Earth, another Mercury retrograde is coming down the cosmic pipeline soon.
Right now, we are still just in the PRE-retrograde
shadow of Mercury, which means our experience of time & space is already beginning to shift & change, and probably
we are ALREADY starting to notice small, subtle changes in how we are coping & dealing with day-to-day realities, as well
as changes in dreaming patterns and energy levels. (At least, some of us will notice this now—others
may not notice until later, as we all respond to the energies differently & at different rates, and also we can respond
differently to each new energy shift.)
This is a good time for writing down your dreams, increasing your meditation time, and paying very good attention
to any warnings or premonitions coming from your intuition or inner psychic. Now is the time to really slow down & commune
with your ancestors & guides.
On the other hand, it’s not such a good time for relying only on logic or so-called “facts”.
It’s not that “facts” can’t be relied upon (indeed, often they are the only thing that can
be relied upon.) It’s just that you will need to expend extra energy getting your facts STRAIGHT
during Mercury retrograde (AND in the days immediately before it), as things often aren’t the way they seem during this
time. Not to mention, emotions are started to get INTENSIFIED, and there’s nothing like heavy emotional
energy to cloud the lens of facts & logic.
So before you go and let yourself get triggered or upset or accuse others of wrong-doing, or before you start
to believe your job, relationship, career, life or whatever or “over”, maybe you could step back and take a breath
or two, and give yourself some time to RE-ASSESS before jumping to conclusions or taking actions that you can’t take
For it’s so easy to feel self-righteous and justified when the energies are being activated in this way.
And of course, this applies to people that you are in relationship & dealings with as well—especially for
those who usually have a habit of feeling self-righteous or justified (even when their actions aren’t really justified).
Whatever dominant emotional energies you have at this time, these shifts will tend to AMPLIFY and INTENSIFY those energies,
pretty much to the point where they can interfere with your logic & reason at times.
It is for all
these very reasons that Mercury retrograde is one of the BEST times for getting a reading or counseling session, or otherwise
seeking an expert opinion, at least, assuming it is a reader, counselor or expert that you KNOW you can count on. The emotions
can take on quite a SWIRL during Mercury retrograde, swinging to BOTH sides of the extreme (both unrealistically positive
AND unrealistically negative).
What you need to do now is invoke the practices & connections
in your life that can help you find and stay in the CENTER.
The official retrograde begins on October 31st (of all days) and continues up until November 20th.
However, as I mentioned above, we are already in the pre-retrograde shadow of this transit, which is a time when discord
and restlessness subtly begin to churn & stir beneath the surface. Perhaps you’ve noticed an
increase in CONFLICT, mis-understandings or dis-agreements lately. Maybe even you’ve found that you
more easily lose your temper or patience with people whom are close to you or those whom you usually get along well with.
(Or perhaps THEY seem to be losing their temper with you and speaking more meanly or harshly than usual.)
There is definitely a SCRATCHY
side to Mercury retrograde that isn’t usually talked about….I find that this scratchy side often shows itself
as early as the pre-retrograde shadow time, and certainly by the time of pre-retrograde storm (which we are approaching on
Friday). But maybe you’ve been lucky so far (or just stay inside your house like a hermit with
no social media) and so you have mostly avoided the scratchy aspect of these energies.
Even so, you might have noticed that there have been some unexpected
scheduling issues lately, with plans sometimes having to be canceled or re-arranged for a much later date. If
so, know that there is something larger than just your own energies at work here. It doesn’t necessarily
mean that you won’t get to do that thing that you wanted, but only that it is delayed for now and that you will have
to wait a little while longer while until a more ideal time for that experience or event.
I view all of these little
(and sometimes not so little) frictions and annoyances of the shadow phase as simply hints and tiny tastes of what is yet
to come in the weeks ahead—these effects generally tend to intensify as we get closer to the retrograde proper.
(Although occasionally, the worst annoyances happen BEFORE the retrograde starts, and then things mellow out just a little
bit during the retrograde proper.)
Soon we will move from just being
in the shadow phase and then we will hit the pre-retrograde “storm” on this
Friday, Oct 26th. The pre-retrograde storm
is the moment when the speed of the orbit of Mercury reaches a significantly slow rate. This significant-slowing
down usually happens about a week before the official beginning of Mercury’s retrograde period, with Mercury’s
orbit coming to a near standstill on the day it actually goes retrograde.
(and not just those who are psychically sensitive) begin to notice a shift in the energies and social atmosphere by the time
the pre-retrograde storm begins—including all your standard Mercury retrograde associations, such as increased communication
problems & break-downs, spike in emotional outbursts & depression, tech and transportation issues, re-scheduling and
scheduling issues, and travel delays and problems.
For all practical purposes, the
pre-retrograde storm is when the effects of the retrograde begin to hit in a very OBVIOUS way, although things can certainly
intensify a bit more when the retrograde proper begins.
JUST TO RE-CAP, for you before I sign
off, we are currently in the pre-retrograde shadow of Mercury retrograde, which if Mercury retrograde were a band, this would
be akin to the band showing up on the scene and beginning to set up. Then, on this upcoming Friday, October
25th, we will enter the pre-retrograde storm, when the opening act for the Mercury retrograde performs.
Finally, the Mercury will “officially” station retrograde on Thursday, October 31st (yes, on Halloween)
and that is when the retrograde technically begins, and it continues until November 20th.
Thanks for being a reader of this Cosmic Newsletter! Hope you found
this edition helpful. As always, feel free to write me if you have questions about scheduling private readings,
or about classes, flower essences or herbal creations. Until next time, May the blessing of the Ancestors
& the helpful spirits be with you, and may you have a magical & enchanting Halloween Season ahead!