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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Mars Goes Direct – The Stress of His Regard – Victim Shaming

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Little did I know that when Mars went retrograde on April 18 at 4.14am PDT, 7.15am EDT, 12.14pm BST and 9.14pm AEST that my triple Libra sensibilities were going to be tested to the extent that I could either rise … or self-destruct because although Mars is traditionally Venus’ adulterous lover who adores her. But, when in retrograde he can and does tend to brutalize her in retribution for not being able to completely “have” her. As you will see from my account of this time, it was certainly a passive aggressive dance of erotic attraction being punished by shame and the whips & chains of domination as balm for rejection of the mystic masculine that is not “divine,” but twisted, insecure and sexually rejected for being so damn weak. Cruelty is what was offered as replacement for a lack of virility. And the outcome had a make or break quality that could have made me a professional victim, a damaged survivor or something more … a wise woman of the world.

It all started with the break-up of my 8 year relationship. Needless to say we had outgrown each other. After a year of literally no sex replaced by his sporadic threats of suicide, I tried to exit gracefully and failed utterly. You see I have a settlement from a car accident that is about to be paid and he was going to attach a lawsuit to that … until he was advised that he couldn’t. Then he went on to complain about an estimated $40,000 that he had spent on me over the course of 8 years. Um … when that broke down to $13.00 a day (including pussy) he backed off on that track, but not until it was pointed out to him that his peers were laughing at him behind his back. Finally, he has resorted to blaming me for “bankrupting” him with my expensive tastes. Really? $40,000 over 8 years is far less than what I would have garnered had I been a real “gold digger.” I am definitely NOT a gold digger because I WAS messing with a broke nigga. LOL

Next, a supposed “friend” could not keep himself from grabbing at my breasts and trying to stick his hand down my pants during a “moving” day when I was clad in sweats trying to pack boxes. He came to my rescue after he had heard of my break-up and proceeded to try to have sex with me in the back of his car because he assumed that after a year of celibacy he was doing me a favor. It gets worse. After trying to “feel me up” during the move he went after a girl friend of mine that he drove home. She thought she was safe with him because she’s pushing 60. Instead, he tried the same things on her and then turned around and told us that we would NEVER be believed because we weren’t credible because we were psychics and women of color. Reality Check: why would I be even remotely interested in a man who was still living with his parents and could offer me nothing more than sex in the back of the car that his mother gave him?  I am single again, but I’m not desperate.

Right after that, I got served with an order to appear at a hearing in which a gay woman whose advances I have been rejecting for years, was trying to convince a court to slap a restraining on me for harassing her and literally trying to steal her Frisian horse and stuff it in the back of my ’98 Toyota Corolla. That got thrown out for insufficient evidence after an LA Superior Court Judge read her evidence and found it lacking in sufficient proof and comical to boot.  The court clerks who recorded the initial filing told me that they laughed about this particular hearing for days. After the judge dismissed all her allegations her final knife throw was that she did not like anyone contacting her PSYCHIATRIST which had the same effect as the magick word ABRACADABRA. Hint: if you are leveling ridiculous allegations at innocent people, do not protest that you don’t want anybody contacting your psychiatrist. It doesn’t help your case. And, if you are going to write defamatory blogs on me because they are a lot less expensive than paying for an attorney because no attorney is going to argue your bullshit for free, if it at all, then at least do a grammar and spell check and try to come up with a blog that looks like it’s from 2016 and not 2006, when you obviously peaked before you went into a decline that by all accounts sees you circling the drain.

Meanwhile, a black magick magician from India who so graciously offered to destroy my enemies during this time took umbrage at the fact that I refused to send him daily photographs of my vagina along with a sampling of my pubic  hairs for him to use in his “protection” magick. My refusal to do any of that caused him to threaten to curse me. Seeing as how he did not manage to stop me from being “felt up” or having to suffer the barrage of defamatory blogs from the nut case with the horse, I did not think that I was in any immediate danger, so I blocked and deleted him. I think that if I had come out of June with thousands of dollars and had watched my enemies explode like super novas I would have been impressed and feared him, but today… not so much.

Next, a black man posing as a lesbian bisexual woman on SKYPE offered me free Skype time on his bi-curious SKYPE account. When I told him/her I was NOT interested he called me a bitch.  Oh dear, after all that I’d already been through that didn’t even register as a pin prick.

Finally, this morning when I posted my relief at Mars going direct I was accused of being a Venus“man hater” by someone who I enlightened with a small sampling of my back story. Men don’t realize how much the ordinary woman suffers just for being … alive. Really. They have no idea. But as a writer, giving you an entire account of my particular journey is my way of therapeutically exorcising the remaining energy of this time which I hope not to experience again for at least another two years when the next Mars retrograde comes around. Phew.

Here are my suggestions for surviving and thriving through an onslaught such as this:

  1. Recognize victim shaming for what it is. Do not accept the burden that you did something wrong no matter what anyone says.
  2. Be accountable for the things that you did, not what people think that you did. For example, if you are attractive because you work out and watch your weight being attacked for that is ridiculous. Being attractive does not mean that you want negative attention. It means that you are taking care of yourself and predators are attracted to that.
  3. Keep things in perspective. Just because it appears that everyone agrees with your enemies it does not mean that they really do. Being strong and holding your ground and keeping your self-esteem intact is the best way to weather the storm. The truth always comes out eventually.
  4. Do not allow yourself to fall into a depression. Do things that you enjoy. Stimulate your imagination in positive ways. Keep learning.
  5. Respect your emotions and express them. Cry when you have to. Laugh just because you enjoy the pleasure and relief of that feeling. Allow yourself to have joy even in your darkest hours. And love as much as you can, even if it appears that love eludes you because love is the best cure of all.
  6. If you are part of a community of psychics, healers and mystics don’t be afraid to ask for assistance, for help, encouragement and empowerment.
  7. Allow yourself to accept love from the right places: your friends, your pets, your colleagues and kind strangers who are paying it forward and not looking to use you.

 

I am available for readings at:

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Venice, CA 90291

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Call 310.399.7070

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#astrologyhack – How I Cope with Black Moon Lilith and Processing Abuse

13509068_10154338751369791_7684489776203800657_nIn an uncontested surrender to a powerful Grand Water Trine in the skies as I type, I have decided to spend the most difficult hours in bed writing, doing psychic tarot readings and eating as much chocolate in between sips off black coffee brewed to make my eyes roll back inside my head. The Sun (4 Cancer), the Moon (4 Pisces) and Black Moon Lilith / the Mean Apogee (3 Scorpio). This Grand Trine boosts the flow of energy and feeds the natural intensity of each astrological body involved pushing buttons in my conscious, subconscious and a newly risen dark side that has emerged from the crypt of denial and flown on bat wings into the night.

Black Moon Lilith figures prominently in my decision making today. I have decided to forego a popular pirate event in my area in order to avoid a onetime friend who “felt me up” on a moving day because he felt that since I was a single woman again, that he was entitled to be next in line in my bed since we had been friends for years. After my rejection and repeated insistence that he “keep his hands off me” I dismissed him.  He then drove a friend, who he had known for just an hour, home and tried the same thing with her although since she is a very young looking 60 year old woman. I’m sure that his experience with her was very, very different.  She had no problem telling him to stop and he left without an apology,  just a severe “white privileged” sense of entitlement because he’s one of those Caucasian men that thinks that his fetish for women of color makes him liberal instead of just a disrespectful fetishist. Ultimately, he cautioned me that even if I told anyone about the incidents that no one would believe me or her since we lacked “credibility.” She and I are both psychics and women of color. So, I am assuming that he is confident that psychics who aren’t white have low enough credibility to suffer molestation from white men who still live at home with their parents.

When doing psychic or tarot readings for women of color I understand that we have an entirely different list of problems that our Caucasian sisters struggle through. We have stereotypes to overcome. Some men are attracted to us because they believe that we will take less and give more because of our position in society. Either that or they hope that we will be more willing to accept their abuse for a variety of reasons, first of all the status of being with a “white man.”  My advice to all my clients who are survivors of abuse is to remember that any abuse is not their fault. As soon as they are able to reclaim their sovereignty over their own bodies and deprogram themselves from the popular sublimated belief that pretty women should be punished for the advantage of beauty … then they can rebuild their lives on a foundation of strength and self esteem.

Bottom line: Sometimes there are things that your psychic will tell you simply and with gusto that your therapist won’t.

I am available for readings at:

Mystic Journey Bookstore

1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

11:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Call 310.399.7070

Or click this click here to book online.

Or you can contact me directly at:

MarieisMagick@gmail.com

www.mariebargas.com