Mother's celestial inspirations

Retrograde mercury means a turn for the unexpected

By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Taurus Moon and a recently turned, retrograde Mercury. People talk a lot about the retrograde mercury phenomenon. It happens three times a year and lasts for approximately three weeks each time. This recent turnaround began on Aug. 12 and will hold steady until Sept. 5.

When Mercury enters its retrograde period, the linear functions of the Left Brain shut off. During the three-week period where it appears to move backwards our plans fall subject to the whims of Murphy’s Law. People complain about these things without really understanding why their everyday lives are being turned upside down.

If it seems God is just messing with our heads, that is not the case at all. Our so-called “plans” are all ego-based ideas of what we think we need to be doing. We get these bright ideas and proceed to bring them to life: but what we forget is that there is always a huge gap between what our ego thinks is going on, and what our higher self needs us to be aiming at.

During the retrograde Mercury period the left brain functions shut down and things appear to go awry, because during that three-week interval, the higher self has to step in and create adjustments that redirect us onto pathways that are more in keeping with who we are, and that have something to do with our real purpose. In effect, retrograde Mercury is a regulating mechanism. The changes that occur make room for a whole other realm of possibilities to alter our course, and steer us in the right direction.

Instead of getting wound up in the web of picayune nuisances, mechanical issues, communication breakdowns, and broken agreements, between now and the 5th of September, do whatever it takes to stay centered in the intuitive, instinctive region of your Right Brain. It is from that place that the Higher Self guides all of us. Listen to it with all ears and let it be your guide. If you succeed at this, the next few weeks could be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Let me leave you with that, and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.

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