Mercury Retrograde is a bit of a f%*ker. Throw in a few eclipses and talk about releasing the Krakken of emotional stuff! Astro-leanings aside, it has been a good time to examine those old patterns of fear that crop up and understand the 'misunderstandings'.
When its happens (and it did for me) I turn into the overtired toddler who cries for attention. I had a little incident which my besties kindly guided me through as usually they need to 'tough love' me through things when I climb up on my high unicorn. It can be hard to remove yourself from the situation and look at it like a curious passerby who doesn't know the back story of the incident that presents itself. Attempting to form a position not from your perspective is not easy but then wtf is when it comes to 'adulting'.
Reflecting on what has transpired and that 'no one died' in the process, is a great technique to get you through through the shadow effect of the 'Grade or basically anything that may cause you to throw your toys out of the cot. On the flip side you can just drink wine and bore your friends to death with your sh*t. I'm working on trying to move away from the latter in favour of reflecting on getting through emotional incidents and seeing what the experience has to offer in moving forward. Old patterns, can and do; emerge when our world gets a little shaky.
I have found this period to be definitely very enlightening when looking at some patterns that presented themselves. Firstly, I have discovered I have sh*tty boundaries when its comes to men and secondly, I'm a shocker at old self-sabotaging. Yes, you may wonder how I get through the day! So armed with this fresh knowledge I embarked on a Boundary Bootcamp online with the wonderful Terri Cole and thought I would try out some EFT methods with David Childerley. Learning new coping strategies can take time but time is something have and doesn't time heal all wounds?
How did you make it through the Retrograde? I'd love you to share here.
Everybody should feel safe here sharing their thoughts and feelings on these posts and I encourage everyone to BE THEMSELVES!
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