Shit got real. Here I am minding my own
business when Mercury came along and butted into my life. There is always
something to be grateful for but that's not going to stop me from slumping in
my room for the next three weeks. The planet Mercury is now retrograde in
Virgo. This event causes Mercury to appear like it is moving in reverse in
relation to Earth and the Sun. Beginning on August 30th, the retrograde will
not end until September 22nd. I am not an astrologist but like most
romantics I do revere the zodiac.
September is going to suck for this Sag. I've
already been experiencing enough technological trails as is, this is really the
last thing I needed. Tuesday the 30th I started my morning off strong with a
cup of coffee and my new laptop ready to edit a mountain of photos, only to
find that they had all mysteriously disappeared. This seems to be the
most reoccurring problem in my life but usually there is an explanation; a
friend borrowing my SD card, breaking my laptop, etc. NOPE. I would have
been able to emotional handle the situation had my five-dollar coffee not
tasted like asphalt. I am fully aware that the universe is teaching me lessons
the hard way, but why always hit me where it hurts most? Right in the caffeine
At this point I had realized that I needed
mega spiritual guidance for today's solar eclipse and the upcoming lunar
eclipse on the 16th of September. I know I'm not the only sign who will be
struggling the next three weeks so I have decided to compile a list of
practices that I will be following religiously until this energy shift all
blows over. I hope that they can also help you!
1. GO WITH THE FLOW!
This is not the time to be making any
important or life changing decisions. This includes starting big projects, new
careers, new relationships, signing contracts, and making large purchases
especially on electronics. Communication at this time is problematic and others
opinions are subject to change after the retrograde. You may be experiencing self-doubt,
so just feel it out and take it easy.
2. TAKE CARE OF YOUR MIND, BODY, AND SOUL.
This is very important, because you and
everyone around you are under great stress due to each person’s personal
development. Take good care of your hygiene and eat a balanced diet. Pamper
yourself! I know I have been in need of a fresh hair style for quite some time.
Whatever it is that makes you feel fresh, whether it be a mud mask or a
pedicure, this is your opportunity to treat yourself.
3. GET YOUR LIFE TOGETHER.
Spend some time alone so you can reflect on
your Summer joys and prepare for Fall. For me this means organizing my home and
donating some things that no longer serve a purpose in my life. I have just
moved into an apartment and the retrograde couldn't have fallen on a more
cluttered and chaotic transition. Finding Feng Shui in your home is
essential and the best way to do that is simply by cleaning. It sounds like a
chore now, but you will feel so relaxed when everything is in order.
4. BEWARE OF PROMISES.
The truth will all be revealed after the
retrograde and thus a new chapter will be set in place. But for now everything
is in such rapid change that predicting where any given person will be is
basically impossible. You will most likely be given misleading information by
others. For this reason you should also avoid promises, verbal agreements, and
relying on the word of others. These people might not be trying to deceive you,
they are also in their own position of change and may be unable to keep their
5. STUDY YOUR SUN SIGN.
Since we are all so different it is
unrealistic for me to tell you what lies ahead. I have faith that you will be
able to survive this September and come out a bolder and brighter person.
Astrological events can be vexing, but they serve a valuable purpose in our own
self-actualization. When the mist clears from our eyes our relationships,
entrepreneurial efforts, intentions, purpose, and hidden truths will become
transparent. It is also important to work diligently during this retrograde so
you can soon be rewarded. I recommend you read more in-depth about your zodiac
sign, so you can prepare for the weeks ahead. I wish you all the best and hope
you prosper this September!