Val Ryan
Spiritual Consultant
Psychic Medium, Life Coach












May 06, 2009
Mercury Retrograde: Help Me Make It Through The Night

      The planet Mercury goes Retrograde today May 6th at 10pm PST (1am 5/7 EST). This year it's especially true for the earth signs; Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Mercury governs communication and travel. When Mercury is in retrograde it means that it's moving backwards (actually, it just slows down and appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point on Earth) and that the communication energy in our solar system, whether it be person to person, person to computer or other high tech device (cell phone, ipod, et al), or computer to computer is in slow motion. It also effects travel so if you or a loved one has plans to travel in the next three weeks by plane, leave extra time for possibly longer waits @ airports. If by car, leave a little early to allow for traffic or road work. Remember, if you're aware of this ebb in the flow of energy, things will go smoothly.

      The good news is that Mercury in Retrograde does not have to be the "Oh no, not again, not on top of everything else," kind of energy that many people have come to feel or experience during these times. Merc Retro's are an opportunity to re-evaluate our lives; family, work (or lack there of), personal communication and allow us a few weeks of introspection. Some of us are not comfortable with the idea of looking within and therefore go into retrogrades with hesitation or fear. We're so busy moving forward, this time is a heads up from the universe saying, "Hey, slow down, take a breathe, a pause, listen to your inner voice." Take to heart what you hear (right/write it down) and when Mercury goes Direct again, work to implement any changes that may have sprung up so that you may begin to live your life to it's fullest.

     The following is from the We'Moon Calendar 2010:

Mercury Retrograde: 2010

      Mercury, planetary muse and mentor of our mental and communicative lives, appears to reverse its course three or four times a year. We may benefit from less stress when it retrogrades by making allowances for a symbolic "sleep cycle." These periods give us permission to pause and go back over familiar territory, reflecting and giving second thoughts to dropped projects or miscommunications. Breakdowns can help us attend to the safety of mechanical and mobility modes. It's time to "recall the now" of the past and pay attention to underlying issues. Leave matters that lock in future commitments until Mercury goes direct.

      When Mercury turns retrograde from... May 6th to 30th allow the muse of the mind to refresh your skills in seeing things from different sides in order to get the full picture. Learning to pay attention to the details from September 6th to 29th pays off in interest. Cover your tracks. From December 26th until January 15th, 2010, use fun flights of the mind while spinning your wheels waiting for serious business to begin.

We'Moon '09 Gaia Rhythms For Womyn [and Men]
Mother Tongue Ink
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Estacada, OR 97023 USA

      This is the moon calendar I use and highly recommend it for anyone interested in following the cycles of the moon (Earth's natural satellite).

      May your Mercury Retrogrades and all the days in between be filled with Love, Laughter and the Joy that awaits your embrace. Val

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