Mercury Retrograde began yesterday.
What does this mean?
Retrograde energy is backspinning, so imagine being in the water, chilling and gently moving through the water, when all of the sudden instead of swimming with the flow, you're going against the current.
That current, or backward energy, is a retrograde.
Mercury is the planet that rules our communication and power, and so the idea is that during this time we have this wonky, back-current energy stifling our ability to communicate or launch projects or intentions forward.
This by no mean means that you should stop what you're doing - in fact, I successful launched Soul School and Six Weeks to Shine by chance last year during both Mercury Retrogrades - so keep living your life!
However, do be mindful of this backward, set-back infusing energy.
The key here is simply to remember that this is a time to be extra-careful on what you're communicating and putting out there to the world, and also a great time for you to look at where you're being "pushed against the current" - so to speak - in your life.
Remind yourself of this quote - "Life is full of setbacks. Success is determined by how you handle setbacks."
Where are doors are continuously closing for you?
What is clearly not working in your life and have you feeling like groundhog day over and over?
Where do you keep being hit with setbacks?
Use Mercury Retrograde as a time to take a step back to see where you might be knocking on the wrong door over and over again waiting for something to change, when...
The right door for you is next door and has been waiting for you all along!
Pause, be open to receive guidance about a new way to do things.
Then we also have a new moon in Pisces.
Pisces is a super-dreamy sign. This is the sign of the poets, the dreamers, the doers, and the lovers. Think of the artist - they don’t worry about where the art is going, or how it will be perceived - they create for the sake of creating.
Use this dreamy energy to paint the picture of the life you wish to live. What do you want to create?
Similarly, if there is an artistic or creative pursuit that’s been nudging at you, it’s time to set the wheels in motion!