The days are shorter, and the night lingers way longer than some like. But I've always enjoyed the night. The idea where everything can easily disappear excites me. The magic in the stars, and when Mother Moon is glowing with radiance, I feel powerful and limitless. This time of year brings much stress to some, but I find the creepy presence of others comforting. I enjoy fuzzy socks, and soft blankets, apples pies in bed while black candles flicker, the smell of Palo in every room, and coffee for a midnight snack welcoming. I guess you could say I’m definitely a gypsy built for the night life. So, now we’re in the beginning of the night which some refer to as November. This November not only do most folks celebrate over a feast, but also the cosmos has a lot going on as well. I want to make sure you know what’s happening and how to protect your energy.
First things first – I pull my cards pretty much every day. It’s a friendly reminder from the universe of what I should be focusing on, or what I need to leave right in bed and never look back. I pulled a card to focus on this month and it was:
THREE OF WANDS
“Get out of your comfort zone and explore opportunities for growth.”
Three of Wands stands for fresh starts, achievements and positive partnerships. It could mean some sort of business expansion or it could be the confirmation that you are on the right path toward success. It has an overall positive tone, and the answer it provides you with is YES! So what question are you asking?
MERCURY RETROGRADE /SCORPIO MOON
Yes, it’s back! Retrograde has started as of October 31st, 2019 and ends November 20th, 2019 (but you always have a week of lingering energy) we are in the time of miscommunication. Don’t be surprised if you misspell everything, or your computer just gives out on you, or your car has a freak accident, or an Ex from 10 years ago comes calling to say they never got over you. Retrograde simply put is: the Planet of Mercury spins backwards. Think about if you had to move through your life backwards for 3 weeks, what mess would you create? Mercury is the planet of illusion and mystery. It determines how you make sense of your world, formulate ideas, and share them with others. The way you speak, your communication style and how quick you think all are totally related to where Mercury falls for you (you can find what sign rests in your house of Mercury by knowing your Birth Chart). Mercury is at home in the air signs, which lean toward rational and logical thinking. In fire signs, Mercury is quick, instinctive, and inspirational; water signs give the mind an intuitive and emotional filter, while Mercury in the earth signs tends to be concrete. Knowing your Mercury sign can help you understand your imaginative potential. It may reveal why you aren’t always on the same wavelength as others and offer clues to sharing your unique gifts of expression.
So, back to Retrograde; The first thing to remember is we are boundless, infinite, and abundant spirits living in a body that is not really any of those things, and sometimes we need gentle reminders to slow down, pause, and digest, and that’s exactly what this final Retrograde is going to do. I personally felt the need to just stop! Close up shop and focus selfishly just on me. I feel the tug of my cup being empty and the need to refill with only things that spark my spirit at the moment. Retrograde is a great time for that, because slowing down will save you on making some classic mistakes that can completely ruin you right now.
Retrograde happens to start on Halloween, and in the sign of Scorpio so the magical forces are very high. The door to the other side is wide open, and you can definitely see and hear things you might not usually do. That little voice you hear; make sure you listen. Your guides and ancestral spirits are here to help, they want you to win. But it might not be so easy, so don’t panic if you feel like your entire world is crumbling because it’s happening so you can be your best self. With magic also comes darkness. You must be very careful to listen between the lines this month. Don’t focus on what’s actually being said, pay more attention to how it’s being delivered. The movement of their eyes, their body language, and how you feel when receiving them. Scorpios can be very secretive, so don’t be surprised if you are hit in the face with a big secret you kind of felt all along. Don’t lose sleep over fallouts or arguments because most of them are happening because you ignored the issue before. Nothing will be left undone this month. The message may not come in the package you hoped for, but it’s coming. Embrace the mess of this month, and if you don’t fight it, you’ll survive Retrograde with ease.
· Communicate using other forms instead of just talking. (Eyes, Nose, Gut)
· A Phone /Social Media Detox
· Listen to your intuition first, second and third
· See a delay as a blessing
· Before you react, sit with yourself first and talk through your response
· Slow down
· Embrace an unwelcomed truth as a new beginning
· Be grateful that you are making it everyday
Now is the time to embrace the darkness. Sit alone and open up the catalog of your life, reflect on the things you want to keep working on. The moments that push you to be your best self; relight that flame and head down that path. Everything that isn’t sparking your soul leave it right in the darkness. Finish it. Deal with it and then move on. The winter months are almost here, and you don’t want to go into the darkness with mor