Today begins one of the three Mercury retrogrades for 2019, (the other two being from July 7th to July 31st, and from October 31st to November 20th). The opportunity presented by Mercury retrograde is oftentimes lost in the seeming stumbles, errors and breakdowns in “communications” that seem to accompany its retrograde periods. For many people, Mercury in retrograde is often experienced as just a more annoying and frustrating period in a world that is already filled with enough anxiety, doubts and fear.
But you must remember, that the reason you are here, the purpose of your life, is to become an ever more self-aware and conscious co-creator in the story of Spirit, this story that is Creation. To that end, Mercury retrograde should be approached with gratitude, grace and humility. It is a special time, one that is meant to take you “out of the ordinary”, away from the everyday jumble of multiple inputs and outputs, to move you apart from the never-ending daily challenges of your life.
It is a “time to pause”, and to consider your life and world from a more objective and self-aware perspective. And, just like Mercury, you should use this time to turn around, to slow down, and re-consider how well your understanding of yourself and your world matches with what you are encountering in the world around you.
The entire Mercury retrograde will take place in the sign of Pisces. You will find that the questions you encounter now will bring your attention to one of the ultimate questions of your life:
“Do you live in Faithfulness, or are you held by Fearfulness?”
It is in Pisces that you come to know the truth of your spiritual nature, of being a Creator whose Imagination and Dreams create your Destiny. Hence the promise (and warning for you) is this fundamental spiritual truth:
The dreams you dream, will become the thoughts that you think; and, those thoughts will inform and form your actions; and it is by this that you continue to make and remake you and your world.
Use the next three weeks to ponder and consider what it is you wish for, to truly know the dreams you have for yourself and for one another too. Then compare these to what you see in yourself and in your world. Now understand this, with consideration for what you are truly responsible for, the difference between the Dream and your Reality will be formed by your doubts, anxieties and fears.
The promised land your heart and soul yearn for is to be found by standing in the Light of Love and Truth that form your Higher Self, your Spiritual Consciousness. It is by facing and overcoming these fears of your lesser self, the shadowy echoes of your past stumbles and falls, it is by understanding and letting go of these shades that you will be able to make your dreams come true.
But here again the message of Pisces reminds you what you must do in order to truly let go and grow. What is required of you for yourself, and what you must certainly hold as you deal with one another, is to be guided by compassion and forgiveness. For how could you become better unless you give yourself permission and so create a space to grow into the better you? And how could those around you do likewise if you do not give them this gift of compassion, forgiveness and grace as well?
This is the goal of your spiritual journey, this is how you grow:
To be Faithful and Fearless, to Love and to Forgive.
Take some time with Mercury to clear your mind and heart of regrets and fear. Forgive yourself and forgive one another for any painful thoughts, words and deeds.
Create a space for new Life and Love by approaching one another with Love and Compassion.
This is the gift of Mercury Retrograde in Pisces.
It is the gift of True Understanding and Love.
This is the Wisdom of Love.