The Calms And The Storms

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Life changes and moves so fast doesn’t. Sometimes I feel like Im in a whirlwind and Im holding tight to a brittle, loose branch on a tree, grasping on so I don’t get swept away in the commotion of it all.

It can be tough, scary and a panic at times but also exhilarating, exciting and brilliant if we choose to look at it that way. If we just make the choice to look at everything in life with optimistic eyes and an open heart, only good things will happen. If we go with the flow and try to enjoy the ride, Im pretty sure everything comes up roses.

Doors close, windows open. One chapter ends, another starts. Life swings in loops. Opportunities only come when we open ourselves up to them and luck only happens to those who work for it.

With Mercury in Retrograde at the moment, I definitely feel like my life has been flip turned upside down. Its a time when everything just seems a little ‘off’, people are torn, they don’t know if they are coming or going and enemies are on high alert. When in retrograde, Mercury, like any planet, only appears to be going backward from our perspective on earth. Mercury doesn’t actually move backward. It just appears to move backward because its the planet situated closest to the Sun, its orbit is much shorter than Earth’s.

About three or four times a year, Mercury speeds past Earth, and that is when we experience a Mercury retrograde period. As Mercury speeds by, it creates a powerful, turbulent gust in its wake like a storm. The turbulence and disruption Mercury creates when it retrogrades then echoes around the universe and affects what we feel on Earth in our everyday lives. People just don’t feel ‘right’ during this time, its confusing, its glitchy and it certainly isn’t a time for making big decisions. They say during Retrograde, you shouldn’t sign any huge deals or documents and don’t make plans in haste  either.  You’re more likely to quarrel and squabble with your nearest and dearest at this time and for no good reason either!! Annoying!! Mercury tends to affect a lot of industries like publishing, advertising, sales, public relations and anything to do with transport. Double check flights, printing and read the small print in contracts etc!


This September there has been a monumental shift in energies between the lunar eclipse and Mercury spinning, the people who feel the energies have felt them hard! It is, to those who feel it a turbulent, somewhat mixed up time full of commotion, anxiety and  disruption but its also a time for ‘Re’s’ – Redo, Reread, Reassure, Reassess and Regroup. It can be a powerful time for healing also and so if you choose to look at this way, it can be a time for rebirth and reform! 

Whenever Mercury Retrograde rolls around I always used to dread it but this September, it pushed me so hard that I choose to flip it up and use it to my advantage. I took as much positivity as I could from it and ran with that instead. I reflected, reassessed, reread, renewed and know that after Mercury’s little spin, new beginnings and new experiences follow. I’m excited to see whats to come!

Did you feel it? Did things get a bit too much last month? Don’t worry too much lovely because October’s gotchu!! New beginnings, opportunities and experiences are on their way..

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  1. Marteen Lane October 15, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    I definitely felt that last month. I’m looking forward to new opportunities and experiences this month 🙂

    • saibhegan October 15, 2015 / 8:51 pm

      Yes, this new moon this week is bringing new opportunities and new experiences for sure! Thanks Marteen!

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