The New Moon: Unexpectedly Powerful During Retrogrades

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As I’ve said during the beginning of this Retrograde cycle the 3 planets to work with that neutralize the negative aspects of the Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. It is during the New Moon that the Earth the Moon and the Sun are perfectly aligned. The caveat is that we cannot see the moon because the Sun is shining on its dark side. So in perfect retrograde form, corrections and magick can be made, but in utter secrecy to match the total darkness.  The Sun and the Moon representing the conscious and subconscious are impacting the Earth but in darkness and not in light.

Translation?

Power is manifested during secret workings and circumstances.

 

 

Mercury RX Heads Up: 12/24th – 12/26th – Christmas is Merry – SUPRISE – Uranus/Jupiter/Saturn/Venus

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Big Daddy Jupiter wines and dines your Uncle Uranus and your picky Aunt Saturn. Thank Goddess, your lovely mom or favorite Aunt Venus is getting them drunk under the tree so everyone is getting along for a change.

Reunions, even among dysfunctional families, are surprisingly harmonious.   This is the “Christmas Miracle.”

Conversations are actually productive even though they are unconventional so let the eggnog flow and be liberal with the booze. Keep in mind that there will be some things that make no sense, but enjoy the fact that everyone is getting along for a change.  This is an opportune time to mend fences, bury hatchets and apologize. Who knew?

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Mercury Retrograde Hack: Chanting to Saraswati

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This Mercury Retrograde I am doing a mala (108 repetitions counted on a strand of beads or rosary) to Saraswati every day.  In my experience as a Kashmir Shaivist both masculine and feminine energy must be present in order to achieve a desired effect.  I being by chanting 108 repetitions of the Mantra to Lord Ganesha. AUM GUM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA.

Masculine (Grounding):

elephant-1316908_640Ganesha, son of Shiva (the Destroyer) and Parvati (Shakti or Divine Feminine aspect that rules Love and Devotion) is the “Remover of Obstacles.” While some Western Traditions correspond Ganesha with the planet Mercury, Ganesha in fact rules Ketu (the South Node of the Moon) so he is not influenced by planetary transits. Hence, he is immune to the Mercury Retrograde. He is chanted to first in order to “open the doors” to the Gods.

Feminine (Active Energy):

Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom, Music and the Arts is also linked to Mercury in that she also rule Vak, which is another word for “Divine Speech.” She is important to me because “Divine Speech” is essential to proper channeling and psychic readings, etc … As a writer and a singer, Saraswati has been in  my subconscious and conscious from a very early age. So, while Western Tradition put an emphasis on Venus (for the Arts) and Athena (Wisdom) we can see that these two energies are almost contrasted since Venus and Athena are polar opposites. In contrast Saraswati embodies all these qualities and for me embodies are more balanced, well rounded, cultured woman.

A popular beej manta for Saraswati is:  AUM SHREEM HREEM SARASWATI NAMAHA.

Both mantras said in sequence with the Masculine first (grounding) and the Feminine next (Active Energy) make a complete “circuit.”

I have found that this lessens the worst aspects of Mercury Retrograde making possible disasters into minor mishaps. If you are a creative person, writer, artist, musician, actor or dancer, Saraswati and her energy should resonate very well with you.

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Mercury Retrograde in Virgo – If You Dig Deep Enough You May Strike Gold – Spiritual Response Therapy at the Crystal Matrix in Atwater Village

69508_crystal_matrix_los_angelesThe day before yesterday I had the unexpected opportunity participate in a Spiritual Response Therapy Session facilitated by Ora B. Nance Woodley at the Crystal Matrix in Atwater Village in Los Angeles. I had come to the shop on a whim on the first day of Mercury Retrograde to find a safe haven from the chaos and ended up staying for the evening session determined to release a lot of energetic junk. Ora and I connected on a psychic to psychic level and before I knew it, I just wanted to hug her for being so kind and so open.

According to the session description,

Spiritual Response Therapy(SRT)gets to the very root of the energetic program causing your specific issue. Using special charts and a pendulum, Minis. Ora B Nance-Woodley finds the patterns of negative energy, whether in past, present or future lives and, through Higher Self, removes or “clears” this energy from your Akashic Records, releasing pain and restoring harmony. The effect of this work is amazingly profound. The negative energy you held on an event is cleared and this can produce amazing changes in your life.

Unlike the rest of the participants I had not preregistered, so she did not have 24 hours to “clear” me before I got there. But, in the short time before the class she dedicated herself to starting the process so I could join in. In the past month a move following a break-up and the end of the harassment from a very vindictive internet troll were just a few of the things that reportedly gave me an aura with the look of the spots on a Dalmatian. I was tired, burnt out and feeling unsure of myself even though my life was just beginning.

Using the technique of spinning a pendulum combined with conversation and her own healing gifts, Ora was able to clear away a lot of the blockages that were deep rooted in my energy that could have taken weeks of cleansing baths to remove. Personally, I did not feel that I had that much time to “get it together” so I was grateful for the opportunity. And what transpired is that this beautiful stranger was able to find and understand a deep seated hurt that happened while I was still in the womb and carefully extract the spiritual “splinter” like any good mom.

Suddenly, my joy returned like an absent lover and I was able to smile again. Since then Mercury has had its way with me. Oh dear, transportation, miscommunication and short tempers could have frozen me in a state of panic. But, I’ve managed to remain calm and kind. Despite the challenges my response is to relax, become more fluid and just roll with the punches. I was the only one in the group who did not cry when I released. Instead I smiled and it felt good to feel that warmth spreading through me like the rising sun on an Autumn day.

My daily challenge is to create and maintain a state of joy. And with Mercury causing mishaps in scheduling and deliveries it’s easy to appear irresponsible when the truth is sometimes circumstances are awry. And I haven’t been myself because the trauma of a break-up AND moving is intense. Tonight, I can give myself permission to rest, really rest.

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Mercury Retrograde in Virgo – the High Priestess is Standing on Her Head and You Can See Her Panties

Mercury, the astrological trickster is doing hand stands with the virgin trump of the tarot this evening and she is flashiwoman-759688__180ng him her panties and they aren’t tight whities, but thongs. For the more stoic astrologically inclined this means that the virgin is momentarily a whore seducing the backwards moving trickster. But then again, we all know how good girls love bad boys. And so, as confusion reigns in the skies, the virgin is enjoying a moment of naughtiness with the bad boy, even though she expects to get burned … the fire is irresistibly hot and she has an excuse to melt, so she melts like butter.

This is a time for miscommunication to be resolved through unexpected embraces and 61727f0d971db807a5d7c6c9e3e41f17fiery make up sex that will be denied but not forgotten because the virgin can claim that she lost her head. The Earth will move at the command of a message written in code.  As portrayed by Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson in John Hughes’ THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Mercury will most likely leave with a diamond earring to remember her by. And what does this mean for us mere mortals? Unlikely elements will converge and can only be survived with a sense of open minded fun and daring.  Even if the solutions are only temporary, they will be the stuff that dreams are made of. Lessons learned in during this unusual cosmic tryst are guaranteed to last a lifetime, even if the catalytic elements never meet again or acknowledge their mutual attraction among polite planetary company.

Regardless, the soundtrack that triggers this memory will always be, “Don’t You Forget About Me.”