I wanted to guide each of you through the next 10 days that are left of the Mercury retrograde. You could have experienced some deep emotional changes and physical changes. When we process things at the emotional level and the etheric level, our bodies are going to feel it for us, it can’t happen any other way. You could have had a psychic or spiritual flu, deep aches and pains, nausea, headaches and wanting to sleep and sleep and sleep some more. You were processing what you learned, changed, and or let go of, in the retrograde.
Remember that what you were processing was the information you wanted to work on, the pre-shadow period, and writing everything down and taking notice of how you were processing it so you could take action.
This was about being on purpose for yourself.
In the two week pre-shadow period, May 4 up to May 19th, you were taking notes during this time, what is up from your past, whom are you thinking about constantly, what new projects are you going to be involved in, and perhaps what are you thinking of consistently?
Then the three weeks of the full retrograde started on May19th. This is where you then got to dig into the information that came up and keep an overview of it. And then you got to take action, on what you are going to change, let go of, heal, and do differently. Especially speaking up for yourself and being in your truth.
The integration, Post Shadow time, June 11th until June 27th is when you will begin your integration with the information you were working on and being present with yourself so you could make changes. If there are any “loose ends” you get to clean up, pull together and finish any unfinished business you might have not gotten to in the 21 days of the full Retrograde.
Mercury is about communication, but this retrograde is about our personal awareness and changing and upgrading our personal communication styles. If, in the past, we’ve had trouble using our truth, our fifth chakra, our throat and the back of the throat, which is our responsibility to ourselves to use our truth, we could have experienced some uncomfortable symptoms.
Symptoms that indicate you might need to be working on clarity,or because you are working on it and it is uncomfortable, could show up as stuffy noses, congestion, muscle soreness, third eye congestion (sinuses) ,dizzy or being light- headed.
Headaches or migraines can be common outcomes. You are being upgraded and your brain and soul connection can feel very overwhelming during this period. If there is an overload and you resist change or suppress change, this might translate into headaches/migraines.
When it is ignored and compressed, and we aren’t revealing our own truth, these symptoms can be an indication that we might want to use our truth/self-awareness more. During these three weeks you get to practice your own revelations to yourself where you might want to use your communication. You may not have been using it very well or at all. This can be a fun exploration and doesn’t need to be frightening. And if you are putting into practice what you learned about yourself in pre-shadow, you will have a greater perspective of your life.
As we go into the integration period, you will feel the power of the retrograde. It could feel like there is more pressure than usual. Along with this retrograde, Codes were changed and upgraded in the planet, which could have felt like increased pressure, which also affects our etheric, physical and emotional bodies.
The pre-shadow period helped to put things together and bring things forward, the actual retrograde let you move into action and do something with what you noticed, and integration serves as a review to finish up anything you may have missed.
This was the time to make a commitment to yourself. Someone or something from the past may have come up over and over again, needing to be addressed and taken care of, with the opportunity to change your style of communication and stepping into your Truth to speak.
You can drag your heels, and not do the things you noticed, but it will still be there to be worked on even though you didn’t address it. Whatever the issue, there will be another time and you will have an opportunity to work on what you didn’t work on during this retrograde.
It is not as if you escaped it. You may get your learning in another way even though you didn’t bring these issues to a head for yourself during this time. There is always more time to learn.
Things may have been shown to you, becoming clearer each time you tried to communicate with someone and it didn’t go very well. There will be another opportunity to use your new found Self, your truth and voice and the responsibility to take care of yourSelf first.
Now, about the full Moon. The full moon is supportive and loving and helpful, and has to do with our consciousness. It is magnetic and female. Unlike the last few weeks, which was more electric energy downloaded and configured into the planet, through the sun which is male, electric and linear.
This full moon is about personal freedom. Imagine teaming up and integrating your ability to communicate your truth and your personal freedom (less self-criticism). You may have been frightened or not sure how to communicate your truth, and this retrograde was helping you to learn and process just that. This theme of personal freedom with this full moon really started in December of last year on many levels, we’ve really had a half year to process how we could get to our personal freedom.
If you’ve been acting in your personal freedom, it could mean loving yourself and not having to earn the love, or comparing yourself to others, or leaving a relationship without guilt, ending a friendship, leaving a job, or changing the way you eat. It can come in a variety of packages to present to you what you would want to use or work on for your own personal freedom.
To get the most out of the energy of this full moon, just simply connect with the full moon. Go outside and stand outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you can see the light, you can still connect with the moon’s energy. If you can see it and you can sit, you can connect by meditating. Get into your vertical tube, get into your first chakra, connect to mother earth, go into each chakra and then into your crown. Let yourself connect through your crown. Go all the way up as if you’re in an elevator and connect to the moon.
When you feel yourself connect to the fluid light energy, you’ll know you are connected to that consciousness. Let the energy move through you and cleanse any old binds and ties to your past as far back as you know where you’ve been inhibited with your own personal freedom. Write down or record your experience so you can go over it. Use these findings through the end of the retrograde integration phase June 27th.
This is a great day for owning your power, building your Self worth, and feeling really confident. Don’t make any excuses for who you are. Don’t get overtaken by the guilt or confusion of who you think you should be or where you think you should be at this point in your life.
The energy of the moon is fluid love that goes through your body. Connect with your own fluids, including your blood and water to connect with the moon. Upgrading our way of communicating our personal truth, along with the full moon’s theme of personal freedom are the finishing touches for this Mercury retrograde.
Love and trust, Rita