What a Retrograde

Many joke around about Retrogrades, commonly blaming occurrences or changes in behavior on the Retrograde season. Humor on the matter gives me hope that there’s awareness of the fact that our human experience is effected by celestial movements.

When I first heard the term Mercury Retrograde, I was fresh out of college. I had a silly, almost unexplainable spat with an old friend about the way our phone call was greeted. It was so annoying and I couldn’t figure out where the communication went wrong. Needless to say someone dropped me a line about Mercury being in Retrograde. That meant sometimes our everyday communications can become convoluted and jumbled.

Since then it hasn’t stopped. Every Mercury Retrograde Season for the next three years was met with tumultuous experiences, bad endings, long distance and troubling travels, no need to go on you get the picture. Everything that happened during the Retrograde was drama and annoyance. I couldn’t figure out why this season meant days of bad luck. There was so much dread around the the matter. What the hell was going on up there?

During a Retrograde, the planets are seemingly moving backward across the etheric back drop from earth’s perspective. From our understanding all of the planets are rotating in the same direction around the sun at different speeds and frequencies. This means some planets can be either a head or behind us in there rotation yet will appear to be moving backwards. Now each planet; Mercury thru Pluto; has a Retrograde Phase and they all correspond with different areas of our life.

After feeling fooled and shamed to many times by the universe I began to look ahead and research the next Retrograde coming up. I decided that I’d be ready for whatever and to know not to have any expectations of anyone or anything. Since, every seasonal Retrograde has become a time of excitement, paradigm shifts, and affirmations of my alignment.

Visualize yourself in the celestial worldview. You are in space standing on a rotating orb that represents earth and you are looking towards the sun. Because the sun is spherical, the orb is taking you on a path that goes 360 degrees with the Sun in the center. All of the other planets are orbs as well circling the bright star at the center. If you observe the scene ahead, you see a tiny orb of Mercury moving the fastest around the sun. As the tiny orb gets closer to you approaching you on the left, it soon passes you continuing in the the same direction now moving further right. As the tiny orb becomes oppositional from you perspective it appears to now be moving against the flow. From your standing position on the orb you see Mercury is completing the circle and moving backwards coming up upon you again from the left.

To ride the Retrograde, I learned some very important things about the people I seek council with, the energy I give to situations, and how I look at what’s happening in front of me. Often times the conflict that is occurring between yourself and another during a Retrograde was already present. Due to the monotony of the day to day, we typically overlook certain degrees of negativity due to the nature of consistency. The Retrograde time brings any issue that is not being address to light.

The environments you find yourself in during your daily experiences begin to shift during a Retrograde. They tend to test you or congratulate you. If your in a state of dissatisfaction with your environment than it becomes intensified. Some lose jobs and relationships. The other side of the game is the spaces your in can become rewarding. It’s always a time when new people emerge presenting opportunities. It’s up to you to use your intuition to guide you.

Once you find gratitude in the day to day, the up and down, your life’s work feels enriched. The daily experiences are sweeter and negative talk lessens. If everything is aligned, certain thoughts and speech materialize instantly into your worldview. Many know this as the Law of Attraction. Well Retrograde Season is primetime to draw your needs and wants to you. To give a brief story to coincide this way of thinking:

The Headliner for the Summer Season has been The Carter’s OTR Tour. I had a desire to see Beyoncé perform after just recently becoming a supporter. Her ticket prices were astronomical however, I was not fittnah pay more than $100 for some tickets. The only person I’d spend big bucks on is Erykah Badu. I remember saying outloud that I’d rather see Muva Badu before I see Beyoncé. That being said my girlfriends and I purchased our cheap nosebleed seats for Yonce. OTR was one day away when a client offered me FREEE tickets to see Erykah Badu! So just by saying out loud my desires the universe helped me achieve it.

This Mercury Retrograde season was full of feminine energy and healing. New love interests to get to know and beginning new projects. I’m looking forward to the next season this fall.

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