Saturday, January 26, 2008
Cyclecast for Mercury Retrograde (1/28 - 2/18), and how to survive it
Our seeking is complete, fellow-travelers; our insights are in place; our exploring is done for now. We are perfectly posed at the top of the climb. Let us rest for a while before the next cycle spins us forward - ripe for the plucking and ready to get involved again.
This sounds like a good time to take a break! We always dread Mercury Retrograde because when the planet of communication appears to go backwards, a lot of our plans get messed up. And it's true, we should be careful about taking on new ventures, because it's not an auspicious time to move forward. Also, always double-check on important emails, faxes, letters, etc. Expect some delays, especially towards the end of the cycle.
But if it's our attachment to plans that causes us grief during this time, well, lose the attachment! (You've heard the one about the Zen master who gave away his vacuum cleaner because it had too many attachments....groan.) Maybe you can't move forward during this time but you can rest and re-group. Here are some Good Things to do during Mercury Retrograde:
~take lots of naps ~watch a favorite old movie ~contact an old friend you haven't heard from in a while ~finish reading a good book, or complete an art, craft, or sewing project ~clean out your desk, a closet, or the garage ~get outdoors; putter around in your yard or take a walk and enjoy the crisp winter air
Since these are some of my favorite activities - especially the naps! - I've actually begun to look forward to Mercury Retrogrades. It's like a spring break the Universe gives us three times a year. (It's also a good time for bodywork or a past-life reading; visit my website http://www.geoglowconsulting.com/ for information about my services.) And when we're rested and refreshed, we'll be able to move forward with renewed energy for the next phase the Universe brings to us.
I'll be back in a week or so with another post. Meanwhile, I'm going to take a nap..zzzzzz....