Mercury Retrograde: Slow Down and Smell the Memories by Gillian MacBeth-Louthan – July 2012

Mercury turns retrograde on 15 Jul 2012 at 12Leo32

Mercury turns direct on 8 Aug 2012 at 01Leo25 

As the vibrations of Mercury wraps itself around us we journey to the land of nots.  In this land of many knots (nots), you are asked to look at what still binds you in body, heart, and soul.  Mercury retrograde asks you to look at what you do not want to address, what you do not want to clear up, what you do not want to heal.  The winged messenger Mercury has a small limp at this time, as he sits upon a stone beckoning the sacred waters from the healing well to run across the stress lines.  He sits there pondering what he should be doing, what he could be doing, what he was supposed to do.  The strain upon his winged feet demands he be slow in energy, in walk in thought.

Mercury retrograde is a magical time of slowing down, or being made to stop, to smell the flowers of your life.  It asks you to pay special attention to detail to pay special attention to what is small and minute.  Become as a mouse and look closely at what needs to be addressed.

Mercury retro asks you to address everything that you are afraid of remembering, of becoming, of doing.  Mercury is at rest at this point of energy and history.  In this resting it says do not move forward but stop pause and organize your earthly life – tend to the details, tend to the fine print.

Call those that you haven’t talked to in months or years or decades.  Call those who have passed over and talk to them soul to soul, heart to heart.  Look backwards in time but don’t lick your wounds.  Get ready to plant new seeds in the old soils of your soul.

Time beckons you to her side as she walks through the past, picture by picture, memory by memory, thought by thought.  The spirit of Time takes you past the fine lines of scrutiny.  No bah hum bugs about who you were, what you were or what you did.

Every thread of you is woven into the beautiful tapestry you are now and even if you do not see the beauty reflected in your own eyes, it truly comes as a mirror from Source.  Let those around you reflect that beauty with their kindness.

You are a child of God.  You are a child of the Universe.  Honor yourself as such.  Honor those around you in all of their choices.  People are enmeshed and immersed in the quick sand of their thoughts.  They are not listening and do not hear your woes as theirs internal sound is in Dolby digital surround sound.

Allow this Mercury retrograde to youth you, to take you back to when you were a child of wonder, a child of grace.  Recapture your youth through your memories and then shift and sift those memories into fairy dust.  Youth is  first a state of mind, then a state of heart and then a state of body.  Allow your body time to catch up with your youthful thoughts.  See the kid in everyone around you and play like your life depends on it because it does.  Youthing gives you life, laughter gives you more life and loving gives you all life.