Happy Friday and Happy Mercury Retrograde! Mercury goes retrograde in Aries today. Don’t believe the hype or fear mongering that some like to put out there about retrogrades. Like all celestial constellations, they can benefit our personal development when we focus on attuning to them for the Highest Good. All retrogrades are about going within and clearing blocks/old patterns.
Mercury is about communication and Aries is about pioneering, leadership, courage, self-belief and individuality. This Mercury retrograde is an excellent time to take a closer look at any negative self-talk and ways in which we hold ourselves back so that we can act without limiting ourselves on the path of our soul’s calling.
It’s time for the week ahead messages. For this first full week of Mercury Rx we are focusing on what area in our lives needs rejuvenation or reinvention. Take a few moments to relax, ground and centre to make your selection before scrolling down to the reveal below.
General Spirit Guidance for the Week Ahead
You want things to change but you cling to what you know because it feels safe. It’s time to let go and trust that your wings will carry you. That thing you put off for so long for fear of failure…. now is the time! The only thing that will kill the fear is to feel it and the do it anyway. Who is the boss of your life? You or your fear?
Ask yourself how realistic your worst fear really is. Get it out of your head by talking to a friend about it or by writing in your journal. Paint or dance it out if that is more your cup of tea. What does the voice that wants to keep you from moving forward sound like inside your head? Stand in front of a mirror and mimic that voice. Tell your mirror image: ‘You are going to stay here forever because if you move forward you are going to FAIL’ as many times until you make yourself laugh. (Feel free to use your own words and make it more specific about the fear that is holding you back)
Unicorn Tarot Week Ahead Messages Reveal
You chose Alchemy Stone & Tarot card combination number 1
Air from the Alchemy Stones and the 3 of Swords speak of the ability to think about past grief, loss and sadness without getting pulled under. This is a great time for emotional transformation and reinventing yourself as someone who copes well with all that life throws at us. The 3 of Swords could address very old grief, perhaps some emotional burden that you thought you’d be stuck with for the rest of your life.
The Unicorns show us that this can change now. You are not stuck with this burden forever. This is especially true if you have a pattern of isolating yourself to protect your heart from more pain because of past painful experiences.
The 3 of Swords is in no way a card of spiritual bypass but together with Air, it is a sign that you have allowed yourself to feel this pain already and that is now time to stop identifying yourself with it.
This is a great week for objectively dealing with past sorrows, freeing your mind and moving on with a different idea of who you are and how you cope with emotional difficulty.
Affirmation: My heart is open and free of past sorrows. What didn’t kill me made me stronger. I am ready for greater levels of love and intimacy now.
You chose Alchemy Stone & Tarot card combination number 2
Nigredo and the Page of Wands speak of winter turning into spring. Like the phoenixes at the top of the Page of Wands card, you are going through a process of rebirth. Nigredo is a sign that you have been going through a sort of dark night of the soul. Recent events and self-doubt may have had an almost soul-crushing effect and you have had to hibernate because you simply could not see a way forward.
Your energy levels have been low and your vision dim… Well, hang on to your to your hat! This period is coming to a close this week. The sap is starting to rise and you will need to get ready to rub the sleep out of your eyes. Your lust for life is returning, along with your confidence levels.
Don’t worry so much about why this is happening now – simply trust in Divine Timing. Much has happened under the surface. You don’t need to understand it all to gain permission to start enjoying simply being alive again. Sometimes we go from zero to 120 in 7 seconds flat… and that’s OK. Something or someone is likely to come along to help spark your joie de vivre.
This is a great week for creativity and playfulness, as well as going on a date or a girl’s/guy’s night out.
Affirmation: I embrace my playful side and give thanks for the return of my lust for life.
You chose Alchemy Stone & Tarot card combination number 3
The Philosopher’s Stone together with the 5 of Wands shows a struggle between your separate self and the part of you that knows deep down that you are divinely perfect and perfectly loved just as you are. You may find yourself blocked creatively and/or feel plagued with self-doubt. All these negative feelings are worsened because you keep insisting on comparing yourself with others instead of acknowledging your innate perfection.
Only when you accept that you are loved and lovable just as you are, will you be ready to share what is uniquely yours with the world. And guess what…? THAT is what the world needs now – You doing you. Stop worrying about how you measure up. Stop comparing yourself to others who do similar work.
Allow joy and passion to guide you. Create for the joy of creating. When you do so, you may find your unicorn guide appearing.
This is the week when you finally release creative blocks and just begin. Play your way to new creations. Your inner child knows the way even if you have forgotten…
Affirmation: I am perfect, just as I am, and I shine my light in the world.
Love and Blessings,