Happy Magnificent, Mercurial, Magickal, Manifesting Monday Delicious Lovely! Today is a delightful holiday here – Family Day – so I’ve been hanging with the mob and as the sun has been shining, gardening had to happen! Thankfully where I live the Parks department of the City creates a huge, massive pile of hot, steamy, well aged compost (soooo love the smell). So I hauled a truck full of it on the weekend, weeded, gently moved renegade blue bells to a new spot and popped all the stinkiness into the garden. Yum!!! I revel in talking to the plants, advising the weeds they need to politely depart and exploring all the little buds and strivings of green shoots that are pushing up getting ready for Spring. Makes my heart soar and I find it is a fabulous way to let visions flow.
We have lots to explore today and we are going to play with the analogy of making a Trifle (work with me here), to explain everything for this week. You ready?
Today we enter Mercury Retrograde! Whoot, whoot! (Can you say, hold onto your bloomers?) So as we know Mercury is the planet of communication, mentality, thinking patterns, rationality and reasoning, and adaptability and variability. So yes we can sometimes get a tad lost and a bit like Chicken Little running around saying “Mercury is retrograde, Mercury is retrograde! But prior to running around like Chicken Little, let’s think of Mercury Retrograde as the Jelly in the Trifle okay? Wobbly, interesting and sometimes slips off your spoon.
When Mercury enters into retrograde, it guides us to tap into the unseen, hidden realms of our mind. It helps us to tune in and listen so we can become better communicators, on all fronts. While things in our outside world may feel a little chaotic and all over the place during a Mercury Retrograde, it is our inner world that is calling to us.
This is the perfect time to really take the time to investigate some of the leftovers from the past. Now what do I mean by that? Let’s say every time you think of your sister there is a resentment about something she did or didn’t do. Therefore this resentment is taking up space in your head and heart, holding energy blocked instead of allowing it to flow. Time to let that puppy go and welcome your own energy back clear, clean and fresh. So if you experience any “tweakiness” during this retrograde take a moment to look at if it’s coming from outside of you or from inside. If it’s yours and it’s holding old energy that can be better used in the present day. Let it Go! If it’s coming from outside you (like your partner, your kid), you have no control over other people, places, situations and things. So don’t let your energy get sucked down that rabbit hole.
So then to add to it, we are in the Waning phase of the Moon. In other words, we have had a glorious Full Moon and now it’s getting smaller and smaller as the New Moon approaches. It’s a re-lease, re-flect time, a re-trograde time! (This is the custard of the Trifle).
Then if you remember, the Shamanic theme of this month is Management. This is about really managing our energy, staying out of overwhelm, managing our thoughts and letting go of those sticky pieces of the past that are taking up space. (So now we have the Lady Fingers and Fruit in the Jelly of the Trifle). Lol. Getting hungry yet?
So with all of this swirling around you, the most important thing to remember is to be Grounded. (This is the glorious Whipped Cream on the Trifle that brings it all together.)
When you are grounded, it’s as if you have put huge roots down into the Earth and are being held, supported, nourished and nurtured. So no matter what winds, or energies, or loopy things happen around you, or what someone says to you, you can bend and sway with grace and then come back to center. Aaaahhhh, it feels lovely, yet we so often forget to do it and wonder why at the end of the day we feel fragmented, foggy, overwhelmed, haven’t slept well etc.
There are so many easy, easy, techniques to ground. Drop a grounding cord (you can do this in a grocery store line up – if you don’t know how to do this email me). Cover your crown chakra for 30 secs and breath into your feet. Smudge and set an intention. Stand in tree pose and visualise your roots going down, down into the Earth (I have done this one in meetings!) Hug a tree. Stand on the earth/grass with bare feet and breathe! Follow your breath for a few minutes (fabulous to do when waiting at a red light). Rub your palms together and wiggle your toes at the same time.
The key thing is to do it every day. You can’t set a grounding cord and expect it to stay there for a week or so, yes? So with all these they offer you the space to clear your mind, calm your emotions, manage your energy and let the delicious whirlwind of Mercury retrograde to just tousle your hair instead of blowing you over. Let me know which ones you pick.
Phew, okay, let’s crack on with the reading! (I can so chunter on lol). I will be honest, when I went to the cards to ask who wanted to guide this week (and you bet my mind had an idea of what it wanted). I laughed so hard that my tea came out of my nose, not an attractive sight! It wasn’t the cards that my mind were thinking of, but it is the cards that my guides picked. And they picked The Oracle of Divine Circus.
Now if these glorious, cheeky guides are new to me, please let me introduce them – as it’s rude not to. The reason I laughed is these glorious guides are playful, but deep. They think outside the box and invite you to do the same. “What is life if not a Divine Circus? Life might seem ordinary at times, yet when we look more closely, it is bursting with creative diversity, constantly evolving, pulling rugs out from underneath our feet (usually just at the moment we think we have everything under control) and opening doors we couldn’t even see were right there before us moment earlier. Life is magical, thrilling, sometimes strange and even scary. It can inspire you and touch your soul, inviting you to discover the unique magic within you, to dare to live it, to express it, to play with possibilities and embrace what sets you apart from the crowd. “
Yup, I think they are perfect for this week!
The crystals that wiggled and jiggled to be involved are:- Labradorite, Carnelian and Black Moonstone. Oh yes and the glorious Camellia flowers that are popping out everywhere wanted to come and shed some love and light.
So my Delicious Lovely, let’s take a moment to settle in shall we? Just breathe yourself back into your body, imagine your feet on the earth, the breeze gently brushing your cheek and breathe. Allow all the dramas, the thoughts and the worries to seep out your feet and drop into the earth. If you would like some extra support on re-leasing there is a glorious guided visualisation for you. Then when you feel ready and in your heart space pick the card or cards that whisper to you on this delicious day.
Did you remember to pick?
Come with me and let’s go see shall we?
You will soon have cause for celebration. Whether a big win or a token gain affirming that the best is yet to come, sweet success is headed your way. Prepare to celebrate!
It’s time to find the celebratory spirit within. Maybe you already feel it, or maybe it’s the last thing in the world you can imagine feeling right now, but whether it’s on your radar or not, a cause for celebration is imminent. So can you put yourself in the party mood? It starts with a carnival attitude and a pleasure-seeking state of mind. Can you allow for pleasure? For play?
Oh yes, there is always so much to do, but sometimes all that can happen more quickly and easily another day. It’s time to spend your energy in playfulness. That is the most enjoyable piece of spiritual guidance you are probably ever going to receive – so relish it! Don’t wait another moment to get your celebratory vibe on! If you want more success, happiness and celebration in your life, you can enhance that right now by being happy for the success of others around you. Do you know that success is like a wave? When you genuinely congratulate another and feel happy for their happiness, your own energy field gets a jolt of that same energy. You attract it into your own life. You deserve success for all you are and all you’ve accomplished just as much as anyone else.
Be happy for them and be happy for you as the universe is giving you notice of a party – and you are most definitely meant to attend – and it’s heading your way.
THE GOOD GEISHA
You are clever. You know how to play an impressive game of strategy to win approval and gain allies. Even without always noticing it consciously, you can sense what people want. Sometimes you are so good at showing others what they want to see that you forget how beautiful you are when you are just being you. But your time has come, the time to unveil the one true real you and attract the allies who are not interested in what you can do for them, but who love you for who you really are.
You are ready to opt out of a game that most people play unconsciously. It’s a game of image and appearance at the expense of the true self.
So many people are so used to playing this game they no longer realise they are doing it. They don’t really know who they are and they are afraid to really find out. They live behind masks that appeal to others but slowly starve their authentic self, denying it the opportunity to experience being seen and to receive real love. Any promise of success, love or wealth that begins with you contorting yourself into something you are not is a false promise. It cannot deliver anything worthy of you.
You are not one of those fearful souls, but you know what it is like to have been caged in an invisible prison, a way of thinking and being that is not good for you. In times gone by, your soul has been shackled, your voice silenced, your true beauty hidden under more “appropriate” and “acceptable” guises, your intentions misunderstood and your words misconstrued. You’ve been like a beautiful wild creature, captured as though somehow you could be tamed and changed.
Be unafraid to discover the depths of your own being coming to life. If you do not, you shall bind yourself to a life far too bland for the colour and majesty of your soul. Being what another wants you to be is a false promise of love, and you are destined for love, real, wild, pure and true. Make sure you start by giving it to yourself, then you can share it with others and receive it from others too.
The Universe needs you. It needs your strength, your guiding hand, your devotion, your goodness and your protection. There are people, projects, ideas and hopes that need your encouragement, your optimism, your nurturing. You have helpful healing power in you. Be confident enough to be gentle and your inner power shall uplift and protect many in this world, keeping them safe and inspiring them to trust in love.
We all have moments where we wonder if we are doing such a great job at this game of life. The idea of helping others might appeal; and yet, when we have our moments of struggle in our own lives, we may question whether or not we are a good candidate to protect, guide and nurture others.
When the desire to create a positive contribution to the world exists in your heart, you must remember that such desire was placed there on purpose, for your life purpose.
There is a truth in your heart, the truth that knows every being is loved and serves to feel safe and live their life in freedom and truth. Your adherence to this truth can tame even the most fearful and resistant thoughts within you and the people around you. Your invisible influence also helps all beings to remember that there is no need for fear, and that together, we can create a world where all creatures are happy and free.
Oh my gosh, how delicious and delightful for this glorious energy time. Wishing you an amazing week filled with the deep sense of ease that comes with grounding, the fiery passion of dreams burbling, the soothing waters of emotional well being and the gentle breeze of knowing and surety. Sending you massive hugs and squeezes! (Psssst, and remember to laugh!)