May 2015 retrograde is here again. This will be our second one for 2015. We’re in the Pre-Shadow period right now, which started May 4, and will last until the 18/19th. Then, Mercury Retrograde goes full on the 18/19th of May. This lasts for three full weeks. Then into a post-shadow integration period for all that you will have learned and have become aware of about yourself. This integration period will be from June 11 until June 27.
Just a reminder of what a planetary Retrograde means and what it assists us all in doing at this time. We all get to go over past/old ground and look at situations and behaviors that are in need of attention. It is like a reset or rewind button for us. You, and all of us, get to go over parts of our life where you may have missed your learning.
You now have an opportunity to actually “do over,” what you may have left out in many situations and with present awareness, try it again. The pre-shadow period is extremely beneficial; it is the prepratory work for the three weeks prior to when the real work begins. The pre-shadow period is for you to become aware of themes in your life.
Group or individual opportunities can appear where you missed taking care of situations in the past, like personal relationships, business or otherwise. Take note of who might pop up in your life when you least expect them or if someone pops up from the past.
Who are you thinking of constantly and why? And what significant dealings are coming up each day: money, health, confrontation, family, being uncomfortable about your obligations, to name a few examples. Write these down, and when you enter into the full Retrograde look over your notes and see/feel what you want to work on.
When this Retrograde does move into full swing, it will be about how you use your decision/choosing for your own personal growth. You will focus more on what your own feelings are about choosing than what you think you are SUPPOSED to be doing in life. This is a healing time to focus in pre-shadow and the full Retrograde on your own clarity.
This clarity is what gives you more authenticity and your Truth. Clarity and Truth will give you authenticity. You can choose from your Heart or Soul alignment rather than your linear, reasoning, logical self. Your intuitive action will be your own personal growth. These are steps that move you up the ladder of Self- awareness and realization that you have your own Free-Will-Power, your own free choice.
Listen to your heart, feel your intuition, pay attention to what you are feeling that leads you to certain growth at this time. Retrogrades are very powerful and healing. You don’t have to see this as a challenge or confrontation of your ego (but know your ego will kick and scream), but a time of review to heal that which you missed in the past.
You may start having some physical reactions, even now in the pre-shadow time; Headaches, feeling tired, sleepy, achy, or no appetite or very hungry. Honor these physical signals and do the best you can to accommodate yourself.
DRINK more water, if you stay hydrated you are helping your mind, body, spirit in a way that you might not think you really need. Water, like breath, is a combination package that our body desires. Pay attention to these simple acts of support for your spirit and biological body.
I’ll send more information as we get closer to the Retrograde. Stay awake and pay attention to the prerequisites to the real deal.
Keep growing, Rita