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Mercury in Retrograde Aug 2011

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 4:20 AM

From : Astrology Master - Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Dearest Friends,

You have always heard me say how much I love Mercury retrograde. I personally enjoy watching which of my friends I haven't heard from in a long time, re-emerge and remembering projects I may have left aside and forgotten about. When the planet of communication appears to go backwards in the sky, there is invariably an element of unpredictability and adventure.

But since August 3rd and until August 26th when it will go direct again at 18º Leo, if you feel that your world has fallen into the worst chaos, you are not alone! The reason why I am so late in getting you this, is because every time I started writing about it, I was stopped by my computer crashing in all sorts of different and strange ways! In the past couple of weeks, I have spent more time at my local Apple Store and the Auto body shop (that's another story!), than I have at home, working! :-(

Basically, all the structures of our lives are being destroyed so that we may reconstruct ourselves in a way that is much truer to our divine purpose. If it feels like what happened in the past few years seems part of another lifetime, it's because... it is! With only 10 weeks left to the first ending of the Mayan Calendar (October 28, 2011) which completes the cycle begun on January 5, 1999, we are coming now at MAJOR crossroads. A reincarnation without leaving our physical body. We simply don't have the luxury to float around aimlessly. We need to know what our hearts truly want, pursue our dreams and believe in our ability to manifest miracles in our own lives. Become the vision that you have for yourself, and it will materialize!

Communication is worst that during any other Mercury retrograde because of the Opposition (180º aspect) with Neptune. Loosing our keys, receiving packages that are empty, strange misunderstandings, messages from our bank that make no sense at all, feeling off, erasing messages before having read them, loosing our address book, landing in the wrong place, mistaking an appointment date, missing a plane, misplacing an important document, etc.... are just a few very normal occurrences. Our heads are in the clouds. Nothing is stable. Neither within, nor without. Our perceptions are changing. New situations are suddenly and unexpectedly replacing old ones. Our reality is shifting. We have no choice but to let go of the past and surrender to the unknown. We may feel strange anxieties for no apparent reason, and in the face of very real life threatening dramas, be calmly detached. Time could be simultaneously accelerating and slowing down. We could experience emotions ranging from mild to severe depression, wonder where we are, why we are living this way, what is the purpose of it all. It's almost as if we aresimultaneously in and outside of our lives, observing the motions without participating in them. Our dreams at night could be particularly vivid. We could feel we are dreaming when we are awake and awake when we are dreaming. We should keep a dream journal for valuable messages. Our visions in states of meditation could be very powerful. Movie images could stick in our psyche longer than usual. We could experience spontaneous telepathy and truly understand how our thoughts are affecting everything and everyone around us. It is essential at these times, that we live with the highest degree of integrity and know that we are Masters.

Nothing now is as it seems, and yet we need to trust that, even if it feels like hell, in the bigger picture, everything is in perfect divine order. All our vulnerable spots are being shaken, allowing us to see where we still need to work on ourselves. Whether it's financial issues, relationship problems, career dilemmas, location uncertainty or all of the above, we have to take a very honest look at ourselves. As the veil between the visible and the invisible is thinning, answers could come to us in surprising ways. Our sleep could be restless. We could wake up after only a few hours feeling like we've been hit by a truck or drank all night (even though we didn't!). When ancient, heavy thought and emotional patterns are released, all the symptoms of a major physical detoxification can be present. A lingering dissatisfaction could make us wish to change our lives from A to Z. Responsibilities could feel difficult to meet, because basically, we don't really care anymore. It's a strange, volatile time during which we should avoid making any drastic decisions. After the chips fall on September 10, we should have more clarity.

And as if this weren't enough. to top it all, this whole month of August, we are also going through a T-Square between Mars in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries!! This is not a time to count on anyone but ourselves. Our temper could be explosive, our need for freedom, intense and our rebellion, dramatic. Sudden changes and interferences are affecting our course and creating much confusion. We need to rely on our intuition to see us through these times. We are being prepared for a whole new beginning, on a whole new plane of reality. It's as if we have boarded a plane that will land on a first exotic destination on October 28, 2011 that we had until now never even known existed!

We are being asked to purge ourselves of destructive patterns. We could feel that certain circumstances or people are closing in on us, forcing us to a decision we are not ready to make. It is essential that we meet challenges with ingenuity and if we have reservations, keep our involvement impersonal. Intense commitments have the power now to turn our reality inside out which is a good thing if it is in alignment with our hearts' desires. We are completing old cycles, and circumstances ask of us that we cooperate with everybody else's efforts for the good of all. As we are evolving individually, all of us, as a group, are being affected. Oneness is not just a nice philosophical concept. It is becoming a more and more tangible reality.

This month of August is about rebellion against false perceptions. Chaos is the forerunner of a new reality found in asserting our independence from conditionings that have blinded us to our light. Now is the time when each one of us needs to start shining again in the brilliance of our truth.

Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Astrologer, Shaman, Author of

Astrology For Enlightenment

Atria books, Simon and Schuster

Categories: Planetary & Other Energy interactions

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