After going full throttle the last few weeks, Mercury Retrograde is slowly coming to an end. But, the aftermath can still be felt because its “shadow” period lasts until November 10th. (And yep, it’s still in action! As I was about to publish this post, the draft didn’t save and completely deleted. This is my 2nd time writing the same post!) Good news: As of last Saturday, October 25th, Mercury has gone Direct.
How was Mercury Retrograde for you? If you remember this post, it was recommended to put things on hold, especially major decisions, until after the 25th. It was also a great opportunity to pause and take stock of all that’s happened, while recognizing what needs to happen before moving forward most effectively, truthfully and authentically.
For me, it was a pretty intense time. Whether it was like a brick hitting me or a friendly yet profound Ah-ha moment, I gained major clarity about areas in my life that weren’t working. For example, I’ve always had high expectations of everything, with myself and others included. This constantly caused me to be disappointed. I mean, who and what can live up to dream-like expectations? I don’t want to feel that way anymore. Going forward, I’ve decided to not have too many expectations other than to be treated with respect and to do my best.
And now what does Mercury going Direct mean? For starters, it’s the ideal time to make those plans you’ve held off on (big decisions, signing contracts, travel plans) since we now have a better understanding of the small and big picture based on our new clarity.
Another biggie is to focus on and review our relationships – both personal and business. Are any of them off-balance? If they are off-balance and aren’t in alignment with your deepest goals and values, can you and your partner agree on new terms that serve both of you? If a satisfying common ground can’t be found that allows you to respect yourself and each other, then a choice needs to be made. Through eliminating what isn’t working, room can be created for new relationships.
Spiritual Teacher Dipali Desai says, “In the natural progression of relationships, the main theme is evolution and healing. If two people are simply on different pages and have two different ideas of what the relationship is all about, if there is no middle ground and way to honor each other to move parallel, it will be difficult to sustain it.”
If you decide to leave any relationship, do so with grace and gratitude. Not by talking bad or gossiping. Desai writes, “There is potential for communicating with loving-kindness and straight-forward assertiveness. Conflicts or opposing points of view will require communication or resolution, which could lead to an ending and change. Be clear, direct and loving in stating your needs.”
It’s also time to step up and take responsibility in our relationships. “You are responsible for your emotions, reactions and choices which help your overall growth, healing, health and well-being. Allow others to take their responsibility,” says Desai.
You can read the full insight on Mercury Direct on Mystic Mamma.
How was Mercury Retrograde for you?