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Now let’s get something straight right away. You’ll notice FEAR cannot be spelled at all from MERCURY RETROGRADE. This passage is one of the most misrepresented in astrology, in where people are generally taught to expect “gloom and doom.” Allow the wisdoms of Numerology and Lexigrams to ease your mind about this astrological phenomena, and how to shift any fear of it to that of knowing your free will has the same amount of control under it as it does at any other time of the year.
If one really understands that our ‘As Above, So Below’ is completely set up in such a divine order -when our Messenger planet takes a little rewind about 3 times per year for an approximate 3 week duration- this is the equivalent to the same amount of time we spend restoring our bodies every night. As one innately opens the mind to associate this period with as much importance as it is to sleep daily, they can embrace the opportunity it offers us to reset our souls in all the REDO and GREAT CORE CURE it can profoundly provide.
The first Mercury Retrograde of 2013 begins 23 February, and we are asked to apply the “rules of retrograde” until the 17 March. Yes, there are definitely guidelines that are wise to follow during this transit, and words that begin with RE are a huge part of them. Adhere to them, and anyone can reap rich rewards over the time that “MRx” brings into all of our personal and collective experiences. Knowing Mercury is our planet guiding our communication, movement, thinking, mentality and all exchanges of information -and the celestial vessel who is closest to us here on earth- when he isn’t looking where he is going, we all get a little off beat to say the least. So how are we best to REadjust it all with REsponse verses REaction?
Mercury Retrograde and Numerology
The very word RETROGRADE (any planet’s reverse movement which results in an opposite direction to that of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, or of the Moon around the Earth) itself carries a Name Expression of the 35’s Partnerships. Said the Chaldeans of the 35: “This compound number vibrates, in a strange way, to a unique kind of power, based on compassion and unselfishness, with the ability to help others, but not always the Self. 35 is full of contradictions. It warns of dangers, disappointments, and failure, especially regarding the ambitions, brought about through bad advice, and association.” Interesting comparison to what any planet’s retrograde passage is expected to bring to our lives. As any planet offers up their backwards time -if we carefully recognize that which not meant be in forward motion but rather in true examination of what has already recently transpired- one will find they tap into that compassion and unselfishness more, and will avoid the contradictions, dangers and failure.“
The singular 8 also casts it’s wise light of advice under retrograde: slow down, regain your stability, utilize patience, learn from the experiences, and be ultimately responsible. Guess what planet numerologically is in charge of retrograde through the 8 here? Our Karmic Adjustor Saturn. This is certainly why any retrograde is so important to note- for if you do not listen to its’ call, Saturn is all too good at tossing out another lesson for anyone to pay attention to until they get it. Ever not heed what a paternal figure (especially the fatherly one) asks? This is the deep clue as to why “MRx” is given the complete “bad rap” to those unawares, and will create restrictions and limitations.
When you add MERCURY to the RETROGRADE mix, we have a total Name Expression of the 13’s Regeneration – Change. Again, this is not a number to be feared nor underestimate. What amazing results are able to be anyone’s reality when the 13 is fully comprehended: “13 is not an unlucky number, as many people believe. The ancients claimed that he who understands how to use the number 13 will be given power and dominion. The symbol of the 13 is a skeleton, or death, with a scythe, reaping down men in a field of new-grown grass, where young faces and heads appear to be thrusting through the ground and emerging on all sides. 13 is a number of upheaval, so that new ground may be broken. It’s associated with power, which, if used for selfish purposes, will bring destruction upon itself. There is a warning of the unknown and the unexpected. Adapting to change gracefully will bring out the strength of the 13 vibration, and decrease any potential for the negative. 13 is associated with genius- also with explorers, breaking the orthodox and new discoveries of all kinds.”
Sound like the energy we are used to when we are hanging out in our “RE rules” of MERCURY RETROGRADE? Aside from REgeneration, take any word that begins with RE and one can be sure to find courses of action under this passage that relate to them. REview, REdo, REfresh, REpair, REset, REflect, REorganize, REtreat, REvisit…. The list goes on and on, of which the most important is to always REst and RElax under “MRx.” One fantastic way to absorb the energy of MRx is to reach back into old, unfinished business and creative projects wherein this time spent is always known to produce powerful results that are nothing short of pure genius with the break-throughs and innovations when time spent in the REstructuring works for you.
The Chaldeans were spot-on in knowing the Name Expression of MRx is not only about the 13’s REgeneration, but that of CHANGE. How many times do you need Plans B, C, D or even E in order when those unexpected things show up under MRx? REmember under any MRx we are digging up our old earth, which always is in need of a bit of TLC attention in the first place. It is wonderful to know that upheaval is supposed to happen, so that we can get better in touch with our lives. We are preparing under any MRx passage, to break new ground once it has concluded. But the new can never be planted for success in a garden full of weeds.
Weeding our gardens means change must be accepted as a part of the process. As Charles Darwin, once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” So too, is this statement ever so true to better grasp how to have REsolve under MRx. When one expects change, and does not resist it, no matter what kind of challenge it may test one with, therein lies the key to surviving MRx with ease and grace. If we choose to view MRx as a gift, it most certainly will REflect that outcome for anyone.
Mercury Retrograde and Lexigrams
The ever-fascinating wonders of Lexigrams –the poetic phrasing of the anagrams that can be derived from any word, name or title to spell out the truth- on MERCURY RETROGRADE are amazing at helping us better understand what to do under this transit. More clues are right in front of us as to how this vital request from above wishes to be viewed, actually enjoyed, and no longer feared.
DAY TO DAY, GREET YOUR URGE TODAY:
GOT TO REDO, GOT TO RETRACE
GOT TO REROUTE YOUR GAME
GOT TO RECREATE TO REORDER
GOT TO RE-EDUCATE
GOT TO GO TO A GREAT ART
GO TO A GREAT COMEDY
GO READ, TRY A REREAD
YOU! GO MEET YOUR CORE TEAM: GO DO YOGA!
GO EMERGE, RECORD A RARE DREAM
GO MEET A TAME COURAGE
GOT TO REDUCE OUR TERROR
GOT TO REDUCE A RUMOR
GO TO REGARD TO REDUCE A REGRET
GO! TRY TO AGREE- GO TO A TRUCE
GO MEET A TRUE EGO CURE: TRADE OUTRAGE TO GRACE
TRADE OUTRAGE TO A COURAGE REMEDY
GO TO A MERCY TO CURE A GREEDY EGO
GO GREET A MORE MATURE AREA
GOT TO GO TO A REMOTE AREA TO MEET A GREAT REMEDY
GOT TO GO TO YOUR GUT
GO TO A GOD- ADORE YOU!
Mercury Retrograde and YOU!
How will this review and redo passage affect your life? If you know your natal chart, check out where the 19 to 05 degree Pisces slice of life falls. This will be the area that requests reassessment and where your energy is best place to anticipate where the MRx changes will unfold the most. Equally via the collective perspective, the relationship of Pisces to your Sun Sign will also offer up loads of wisdom that can aid in the affirmation of your planetary picture.
The Approach to our first MRx of 2013 began 09 February, when Mercury was last at 05 degrees Pisces, the very degree he will return to. Under the Approach, we always see the things associated with what will be further re-examined under the Retrograde passage itself start to surface. The Shadow will conclude 06 April, when Mercury, while moving forward once more will return to the 19 degree Pisces mark. Under the Shadow, anything you might have had to initiate by default under the MRx will see the opportunity to correct and iron out the details that were overlooked. As human error is the highest under this passage, it is critical the decisions we choose to make under it.
REmember the DO’s and DON’TS!
REmain in the eye of any apparent storm around you…
These handy tips can help bring ease over this upcoming period to allow personal success to be reaped!
*Expect CHANGE: in travel, routines, communications & schedules to occur suddenly
*Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going
*Spend time in the RE’s: Relax, Revisit, Reflect, Redo, REcharge!
*Have Plan B (and Plan C, D or E if necessary) ready to go
*Gravitate to REsponding vs. REacting!
*“Freak out” when changes come up
*Rush: speaking, driving, doing anything!
*Sign important documents
*Initiate or buy anything new that you wish to have long-term success with.
Happy Mercury Retrograde RE time Dear Stars. And don’t forget to send our Messenger some LOVE from your HEART over this passage, for he will, most certainly REflect the EVOLVE back down to EARTH.