On Sunday, July 7, 2019 Mercury enters its second retrograde cycle of the year, and this one is in the fixed fire sign of Leo. This is a very crucial time for cosmic alignments, as we are in between two eclipses, Mercury and Mars are in Leo, Chiron is about to enter a retrograde in Aries, and the Sun maintains a strong influence in sensitive Cancer. It cannot be overstated that right now is a time for daily, if not hourly, check ins with ourselves. The worst thing we can do is panic and go into Mercury Retrograde with expectations of reclusiveness and despair.
The energies are bold and dramatic, attracting both internal and external power struggles, with the need to figure out where we belong. This is more than likely due to the combination of planetary transits that include the determined spotlight of Leo pride, not to mention the emotional influence of Cancer, silent nudges of eclipse energy for change, and the need for Chiron’s healing support. Take stock that the silver lining of how this energy can be harnessed for spiritual evolution is beyond profound. Seize the opportunity for transition and growth that awaits you by following the Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide.
The initial energies of Mercury Retrograde, also known as retro”shade” began on June 20th, providing us with a brief preview of what is to come. And even though the last official day of Retrograde is July 31st, we will still experience the residual effects of this energy until around August 15th. Mercury Retrograde Readings are available to provide a deeper spiritual insight to how the energies effect each person differently, based on their Sun sign. This is important for making revelations over the next five weeks, so you will emerge successfully and empowered, ready for the changes you are destined.
Pyramid of Protection: Begin and end each day with this powerful 2-minute video of Archangel Anael’s Pyramid of Protection meditation channeled by Psychic-Medium and Angel Communicator Morgana Starr. This meditation wraps you in absolute and unconditional love, helping to shield you from unwanted energetic influences. Practice this meditation as often as you like to raise your consciousness and connecting with the higher self.
Meditate: Set a time for yourself each day to sit quietly and to hear the messages that your angels and guides are bringing into awareness. Begin with the Pyramid of Protection and reflect on what changes you are being called to by breathing fully into your lungs and abdomen, experiencing deep cleansing breaths. This can be a 1-minute “time-out” to re-center, or several minutes to receive deeper insights.
Journal: Take this opportunity to write down the thoughts that are passing through your mind each day, so you can reflect and reassess this introspective flow more clearly. Mercury Rx tends to be a challenging time for communication, therefore the times that you feel the most frustrated will tend to be the areas that require the greatest attention. Do not judge yourself harshly but remain open for the new possibilities that await you when you can witness the discomfort that signals change.
Essential Oils: Our sense of smell is so powerful that it can affect our thoughts, emotions, heart rate, blood pressure, appetite, hormones, and breathing. Choosing the right oil can be challenging, especially if you are not quite sure what you need. The time of Mercury Rx calls for doTERRA’s “Balance” and “Motivate” oil blends. DoTERRA oils and blends are available for sale at Angels Oasis.
Balance Blend: Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Osmanthus, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to help with reducing anxiousness, inducing peace and stability.
Motivate Blend: Peppermint, Clementine Peel, Coriander Seed, Basil Herb, Yuzu Peel, Melissa Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Vanilla Bean Absolute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to help reduce pessimistic feelings and self-doubt, while promoting positive action and confidence.
Crystals: The energetic frequencies of crystals are different based on their molecular structure and will help connect with your energy to support what is needed in your life at the time. Due to the influences of Mercury Rx for most people the types of crystals recommended are those that are helpful in communication, balance, grounding, and empowerment. These can be carried, worn, and be used in meditation.
Hematite: ground, center, focus
Lepidolite: peace, tranquility, balance
Aquamarine: soothing, tranquility, healing
Blue Calcite: communication, empowerment, concentration
Amazonite: wisdom, confidence, dispels negativity
Nourish: As we are striving for mental-emotional balance and spiritual support, we must remember to thoughtfully nourish our physical health. Make sure that you are mindful of what you are putting into your body, such as reducing sugar-based foods and beverages. Increase intake of high vibrational foods, such as colorful fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water. Take walks at dawn or dusk to improve circulation. This will also improve physical and mental detoxification.
Written by Angels Oasis Resident Astrologer, Angelic Reader, and Holistic Nutritionist Renee Masse