MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER
RETROGRADE MERCURY MISCHIEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE
By Laurie Naughtin www.sublunar.co.za
Mercury retrogrades, Mars becomes practical and Chiron allows us to hero ourselves.
The challenge is Mercury who is already causing trouble as he enters his station period in Pisces. This is like a fish that has decided to stay still in the ocean hoping by all miracles that it is not supper for some other sea creature.
Mercury just thrives on movement, communicating, sharing, socialising and any type of activity that creates connection to others. Mercury is in Pisces a water sign, now try communicating or moving easily in water, it’s not easy at all. We are not heard and others do not hear us.
Mercury in Pisces has a huge Ocean in which to hide; he can cause mischief and be deceptive in this sign. We need to be aware of exaggerating the truth and not to be so gullible. When Mercury is retrograde in Pisces life becomes hazy and through the haze gossip mongers, liars and tricksters thrive.
As Mercury is also the planet responsible for our thinking, we may not be able to be as sharp minded as usual, so tasks and projects may need a lot more rethinking and reorganising than usual.
The positivity this energy can bring is showing us that if we are disorganised mistakes happen, this will make you aware of how important it is to double check yourself and your work. Organisation becomes a skill.
Systems that are not working but simply ticking along will buckle under the pressure of this Mercury retrograde. Mercury in Pisces has the ability to dissolve the ideal, when retrograde it just destroys structures that are already shaky and some that are not.
So how do we manage our lives when Mercury is retrograde in Pisces, well we slow down for one. If you hurry any project you can be guaranteed to mess it up or make mistakes. So do not rush projects or chores, make sure you double check all you are doing or going to do.
During a retrograde Mercury any dream, item you purchase or decision you make that all seem so wonderful may dissolve or become a nightmare when Mercury changes sign mid April.
As Mercury is also about movement, in a water sign movement is somewhat stunted and slow, currents seem to take control, so exercise, running cycling and any type of action driven activity will slow down. It is easier to go with the flow than fight against it and do not kick yourself if you do not get the desired time after finishing a marathon.
I personally find that I am able to do more studies, research and restructuring of my life when Mercury is retrograde, this is a brilliant time for any of us to partake in such activities. You have a dream, a potential project or wanting to branch out, good…but research it then make it happen in April when Mercury moves into Aries the pioneering sign.
An eight year cycle begins this month where we can begin a journey to find our inner hero. The natural impulse when we are challenged, attacked, feeling hard done by or lost is to either fight back causing more destruction or to take things so personally that we may as well physically churn our insides into a bleeding mess. Wow…graphic…but you get the picture.
The solution for this is when facing situations in life that are difficult, take a step back, surround yourself with a positive aura or energy and tackle problems in a positive way, bring out the best instead of the worst. The reason for this is Chiron.
Chiron is the natural ruler of wounding and healing; once we are able to face our wounds head on we will be able to use the experience to help ourselves as well as others in a healing way.
Chiron has just entered the sign Aries where wounds can become very personal, it is a time where we are responsible for creating situations, where there is an danger of taking negativity personally. This is so damaging, yet it is very real. We have 8 years of learning how to become our own pioneer when things get hard, become our own soldier. Fighting the war of life using your inner hero will create a positive aura that attracts the right people who will want to help you and be part of your hero’s journey.
Positive people attract, negative people repel. When things go wrong, if we fall into a pit of decline and woes, it will be very difficult to get out. The only way to get help is through Aries self pioneering energy. It is up to you yourself to make that first move to heal or find a way past the hurt, when you take the first positive step this is what will attract the people who are willing to join you in your crusade to heal, self and the world around you.
This energy is affecting all of us, and will do so for a while, we need to see where Chiron in Aries is operating from in our own birth chars to find out how and where our inner hero can emerge.
As for our drive and action, we may be feeling wary and a little less motivated than before. Well the planets have all been moving in a crazy fast and direct motion. This is reflected down on earth and on us. So we have been feeling a frantic energy packing so much into a day. There is hardly time to think strait as we are make things happen in an exponential way.
The planets have slowed their motion to go into a stationary state before retrograding. This explains why we are feeling tired and in some cases dissatisfied with the direction life is going in. We have seen the truth of life and are dealing with reality, this in itself is tiring.
A few days ago Mars the action planet moved into Taurus a fixed earth sign. This is telling us we have been action driven while Mars was acting in accordance to his action driven fiery nature in Aries. Now Mars hits the breaks as he enters Taurus where action becomes slow and practical. Fast forward has come to a point where we have reached a time to pause our action in a practical manner. Slow down, stop panicking, take a breather, and see life for what it is.
Oh gosh the universe is wonderful because we get help from retrograde Mercury who also slows things down and gives us time to reflect, renegotiate, and revise our way forward. Jupiter’s motion has also slowed as he moves towards his station before going retrograde.
Just a word of advice for those with regards investment and money, it is not the best of times to invest, sit tight till May/June and in the mean time do your research.
Thank goodness the disciplined and structured planet Saturn is strong in his own sign Capricorn. When you are feeling lost at sea a hardworking, practical, disciplined approach is the way out.
Another really interesting happening this month is Uranus the planet that highlights the wrongs and rights of life and brings about revolutionary change. It’s about blatant honesty and shocking realities. It has moved into Taurus a very practical earth sign that represents our values, money, heritage and earthy things.
Uranus loves innovative ideas and we are sure to see interesting things happening when it come to crypto currency, money and the stock market. It is a time to be practical and take your time before investing.
What this Uranus in Taurus exposes the ugly side of waste and pollution.
Uranus popped into Taurus before retrograding last year for a short period and this was the beginning of seeing the truth of how we have devastated this blue planet of ours. Takeaway fast food packaging and a lazy lifestyle encouraging plastic waste is coming to an end. Some companies are already feeling this energy with the use reusable or paper straws while others are encouraging you to bring your own packaging.
We are seeing the emergence of eco bricks and recycling of tyres to make roads, micro gardening, and some stores are putting out containers with sell by date foods for the poor. Elimination of waste and practical use of waste as a resource is a strong positive vibe we get from Uranus in Taurus.
When life gets too hard we seem to carry so much negative energy without realising it, this then attracts more negative energy as you project this energy onto others. This spreads and grows; it becomes a vicious circle of destructive and exhausting energy.
I looked at natural ways we can shift our negative energy. We carry an energy field around us call an aura, when this is corrupted it becomes toxic and spreads corrupting other people’s aura and can have the effect of repelling others.
So much information came up regarding salt, it ensures the balance between positive and negative ions in the body, as its compound is both positive and negative it is said to bring balance into an environment that is too negative.
This was the initial methodology behind bath salts. Did you know that we secrete a continuous low level of activity into our nervous system resulting in the release of noradrenalin in our circulation; sudden bursts can be linked to anxiety and all that goes with excess stress. Then we become depressed or exhausted and the levels can drop.
Low levels bring about lethargy, inattention, lack of focus and a feeling of hopelessness. The role of noradrenalin is to ensure the balance between positive and negative ions in the body. The difference between adrenaline and noradrenalin is that the latter has an extra hydrogen atom and this could be the reason why salt can help balance the chemistry of noradrenalin.
Salt is absorbed into the body through osmosis through water in a bath and it is noticed how salt can affect the environment around us. Himalayan salt crystals have become popular as a healthy salt alternative for intake as well as being used to cleanse the space or aura around you. You can get big crystals for this purpose to be kept in your immediate environment such as your desk, next to your bed even in your car.
The other method of cleansing a corrupted energy field is to have a deep cleansing massage which will certainly boost your happy endorphins shifting negative energy.
Well I am going to use both methods and surround myself with a positive aura and attitude to life, not matter how hard, it will boost this inner hero I am working with.
No harm in trying…
MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER