I am not entirely sure where time has gone this year, or perhaps more accurately, where any sense of time-space orientation has disappeared to. Things seem to have been moving at a rapid pace with an intensity that feels rather like being in a whirlwind of change and constant readjustment. Just as well we are in a Mercury Retrograde period now as this is a good time to focus on all things beginning with RE – after the first half of this very challenging year, we are all being called to redefine, re-evaluate, re-align and re-orientate.
Much of this year has felt like a high speed process of ups and downs, highs and lows, joys and sorrows. It has been intensely difficult for so many of us, involving a brutal process of stripping away of all that is inessential and laying bare of everything to reveal and confront Truth. It may feel as we aren’t going forwards and seem to be running blindly in square circles, but this is simply the process of completing all that is unfinished and resolving what is yet undone. It is about closure, completion, resolve and the impetus to move forwards.
Mercury Retrograde offers us the opportunity now to retrace our steps since the previous retrograde in March to look back and see how far we have come. We can revisit and return to reflect on what we have gone through this year so that we can re-pattern and restore to our original Vision and blueprint. Looking back now is the opportunity to realize what has been achieved and just how much we have grown and learned in such a short space of time. It is also a way to find the clarity and wisdom inherent in hindsight – we can reach peaceful understanding and with this, the ability to just let go of so much that just isn’t relevant anymore.
Many of us, have been through a time of intense struggle and challenge through the first half of this year, and indeed, it may even feel as if we have been going through a type of breakdown. Yet it is precisely this breaking down and breaking apart that is opening our hearts and Souls so that we can align to our Inner Truth and Sacred Vision. Ultimately breaking down and breaking apart is breaking free. As we approach the New Moon, take the time to reflect on what you have already passed through this year and then ponder where your Soul Vision seeks to lead you in the second half of this year. Hold onto the dreams and sow the precious seeds of hope. We are breaking free!
Tom ‘Kaypacha’ Lescher’s message this week is particularly powerful and really manages to describe precisely where we are energetically and astrologically:
These days I’m feeling like I want to yell!
Break free, strike out, completely rebel!
I no longer need meet the standards of others,
But get with the beat of my own Inner Drummer.
The New Moon in Cancer this Monday is an excellent opportunity to feel deeply into and come home to your innermost self. While this may bring up some passionate desires to scream and shout and let it out, it may be better to chill for awhile and set some long range strategies to exit any limiting conditions you find yourself in. In the meantime, don’t forget to chill and play a little bit! Injoy…..
Tom ‘Kaypacha’ Lescher