Enjoying my Thunder tea this morning I looked at my calendar and realized we're coming into our first wonderful Mercury Retrograde period of the year. Rather than look at this with fear and trepidation expecting all sort of breakdowns and rough times, I see this time as an opportunity to check how we are talking to ourselves and see what we are 'broadcasting' into the world. Additionally with everything that is happening globally and the myriad sources we can get global news from it is vitally important that we take the time to check what is being said to us and see how all of it is aligning with our personal values.
So today using the Gaian Tarot and my newly found tarot reading hat I asked the cards 'What do we need to be mindful of during the 3 weeks of Mercury in Retrograde?'
The card that came up is 16-Lightning, reversed (traditionally The Tower). At first glance this can be a scary card, we are creatures of habit and don't particularly like massive change as it causes us discomfort. But this card brings with it a huge blessing. Lightning illuminates while burning away limiting attitudes or circumstances which no longer serve our highest good. It reminds us we don't have to allow changes to make us bitter and hard. We can use change to find more courage and compassion to do what needs to be done. Lightning highly charges things and needs to be grounded so as not to cause harm.
So during this time, speak up for environmental causes that make your heart sing, clear the energy in your space with favorite space clearing techniques, create space in your life to connect with the Divine through prayer (speaking) and meditation (listening). Spend time finding out what self talk tapes are you playing in your head? Are you running messages that no longer serve you? Are you showing yourself the same love and compassion you show others? What can you do to improve your communication with the people in your world?
Taking personal inventory on these questions can be extremely insightful in helping you determine what is your 'stuff' and what is 'stuff' being fed to you. If you would like more personal empowerment for your Divine self, purchase a Goddess Empowerment Session with me. You'll receive tarot or oracle guidance for clarity and upliftment and my free gift to you will be a 5 minute affirmation meditation MP3 based upon your reading!