We're in the Universe,and the Universe is in us.
~ Neil Degrasse Tyson
There are a lot of articles, blogs and other information about Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Pluto and Mercury retrograde that began April 28th and lasting until May 9th. Some people are nervous about this. We hear things like "Just a single planet in retrograde can make things difficult. Now we have five and this can be quite unsettling..." because there may be a storm raging inside of us during this time. We're cautioned that we should prepare ourselves, from meditation to rituals to keeping a journal. We must be aware of this or that, know that we're being tested... and the fear based perceptions go on and on and on. And, of course when things do go awry we'll blame the planets. After 10 years Mercury gets to share some of the blame- maybe!
With much respect to folks who follow the planets, and in honor of the energies I share with the universe and all living beings, I think it's very important that we don't succumb to fear during this or any other time. Again, fear is very much a part of an old paradigm that we don't want to bring with us into higher states of our being. In fact, we can't get there with fear based perceptions. When we engage in the fear we become co-creators of the drama and chaos. We bring to us that which we do not desire.
We are powerful beyond measure, and we are absolutely made of star dust... that means we are the universe. There is nothing to fear. Simply embrace what the celestial bodies are doing and ride the wave. They're just doing what they do! Remember we are Divine essence, and simply by virture of a thought or a feeling grounded in love, we create and co-create the reality we are wanting. When it rains, we don't always stay home, do we? We put on boots, raincoat and carry an umbrella. As children we didn't give it a thought... we went out in the rain and played, danced and splashed in the puddles too. Let's dance with the universe and ride the wave of this retrograde and see it as an opportunity to create and manifest the good. Speak to the planets when you meditate, place your hand over your heart and ask the planet to assist you experience the retrograde with ease and grace. Planets and stars are living beings just like we are!
According to Astrologer Rebecca Gordon, we can benefit from retrogrades as they can be a saving grace in our lives. "Without it, we would never have the well-supported time to rest, to reflect, to rethink our life direction, to re-imagine ourselves in the world." She suggests some positive things we can do...
* Create breathing room between everything in our schedules.
* Allow for change.
* Listen to your own inner voice to guide you.
* Reconnect with old friends and/or mentors.
* Revisit an old project collecting dust.
* Realign yourself with your true intention.
* Lighten your load.
* Let go of things you no long use.
* Spend time in nature
* Remember who you are!!
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