AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER
REFLECTION AND BUMPS IN THE ROAD
Do not be surprised if you find yourself wanting to tear out your hair in frustration this Month. Two planets are going to be stationary at the same time!
Mercury who rules all types of communication and any form of transmitting information, technology as well as all forms of travel and movement, has been in an awesome place recently, but this will begin to change.
During Mercury retrograde periods, there are more noticeable errors, disruptions, breakdowns, and complications with all of these things. Before the retrograde period Mercury stations and that is when we may feel as if we are getting nowhere fast.
Mercury will begin this journey backwards on the 1st of this Month…essentially now… and complete the retrograde cycle in the second week of September. So we have plenty of time for revisiting, redoing, and reconnecting with people, projects, and circumstances from the past. It is generally not a good time for starting anything new.
If we are wise we can use this retrograde period to gain insight and how to reorganise our lives as well as respond to challenges we may face or have needed to face for a while.
Tune in to what is causing disorganisation and discomfort in your life, after all Mercury is in Virgo and this energy is all about organizing, putting in systems, re-looking at systems or routines that do not work…some of us may be dealing with muddled reports and system break downs. Back up your work, remember to save it.
Mercury is also about how we think, our thinking during a retrograde Mercury can be impaired, this can affect all areas of our lives…offff it would be so very dangerous to use your cell phone whilst driving – your motor skill will not function as well as it should, negotiating both the traffic and telephonic interaction…hmmm, not safe!
Now we Mars who is so close to the very strong Sun in Leo, when any planet is close to the Sun we call it combust burnt up by the sun. The action planet Mars is feeling burnt up; we may come into contact with many super egos that bring about aggression and frustration, as well as a lack of patience as and inability for using the practice mind!
Oh good grief so both action planets feeling debilitated and frustrated, it is enough to tear your hair out. We can expect irrational and impulsive thought, not a good time to act it out. With Mercury’s retrograde bringing out a critical sarcastic energy and Mars a boosted ego, the combination will not be pleasant so avoid both.
Expect to feel blocked, stalled due to hidden barriers or potholes along your daily path, reflect on what you want to achieve and give yourself plenty of time to finish your projects. Deadlines during this month are laughable, not going to happe, so make them achievable. Factor in the hidden potholes and breakdown in communication, that way you can take your time and fix what is blocking the forward process but make sure you keep other players in the loop, less frustration for all involved.
Saturn our structured planet has paused (stationed) structure has come to a bit of a halt especially in area of ethics, rules, beliefs and religion, not to mention higher learning and studies. We need to seriously check our definition of truth and consequences of our beliefs and past actions…reflect on your reality,
During Saturn’s station we should be thinking about how to expand our understanding of the above. Understand foreigners and that travel will not happen easily.
You may even be reflecting on whether to study, or to take study to the next level, yet feeling overwhelmed at the task on hand. The way forward from here is to hold back on any impulsive decisions, give yourself time to complete what is at hand before taking on more.
Shew I feel for those trying to write tests and exams in this energy. I am writing assignments and my head feels as if it’s wallowing in mud. Saturn leaves his station next month as he moves direct again.
Don’t start anything new, sign contracts or impulse shop this month, really good time to save your hard earned cash. Mercury when retrograde has the amazing power to promote impulse spending followed by regret.
Focus is the key to all the holdups and frustrations expected this month. Don’t give up, keep focused and make a plan. If you give up you will feel very lost, plod along until you find the way to make things work as best as they can under the circumstances.
When Mercury is in Virgo it brings out matters to do with our pets. Some may find that it is time to set your precious pets free from suffering. We may experience more illness and many issues related to pets, strays and animals in shelters.
To find out where Mercury as well as the other two malefic’s are affecting you this month, please contact me sublunar25@gmail .com
One big factor of concern is a lack of sleep during a Mercury retrograde, Mercury rules out thinking and lack of sleep can enhance the absent mindedness retrograde is Mercury is already handing out in bunches.
You may feel exhausted during the day, if you do put your head down, even a little 3 – 5 minute doze will help subside your sleepiness and refresh you.
When Mercury retrogrades we can expect to see an increase in health problems as well as recurring illness and with Mercury in Virgo we need to take care of our digestive system. Don’t put of illness for too long before seeing your doctor as it just won’t resolve on its own.
Drinking ginger, lemon and honey tea will certainly be a great immune booster, not to mention the refreshing boost you feel whilst and after drinking the tea. You can get lovely fresh ginger from most green grocers.
A little hint for those of you whom suffer from chilblains, rub some tee tree oil into the affected areas, this will certainly help with the swelling, as too will Vicks rubbed into the souls and chilblains of your feet.
Slow down this month, focus, don’t hurry and take advantages of 3- 5 minute naps, I think I will have one now…