This last mercury retrograde may have had you experiencing some emotional shake-ups, break-ups, and makeups. Retrograde are notorious for leaving us with emotional hangovers. Emerging from this, know that there could be residual energy lingering over the next seven days kicking up dust in your emotional sector before it settles back down. However this period ended for you, it may have brought some unexpected change on a relational front with yourself, with love, family, job, or your habits and patterns and how you’ve been carrying yourself. This was done to show you that anything that was no longer in alignment with you will have already begun to show cracks in the foundation or have crumbled altogether. It’s up to you to make the call on what to do next. Do you continue on this path and rebuild and repair your foundation, or start over in a new direction? Right now is probably not for best time to take full action yet. You must carefully weigh any decision with a feather of fear.
In Ancient Egypt, before one can pass on into the afterlife, their hearts would be weighed against a single feather of truth. If their hearts were found to be pure, they could move forward into paradise. But we live in the here and now and while our journeys can be similar our destinations yield very different results. Fear and anxiety are heavy and dense emotions while love, light, optimism and excitement hold a much higher and lighter energy vibration.
This waiting period is a perfect holding time to weigh out your decision to figure out what’s really driving it. Is it love and optimism or fear and anxiety? Is it light, or heavy? Are you motivated to escape or are you hunger for adventure? If the weight of your fear is greater than the weight of the feather of truth, then you will need to discern and extract out the source of that fear. Does this feeling actually belongs to you, or are you simply holding it for someone else? Ninety eight percent of all the fears we hold in our bodies are not ours, they belong to our ancestors and the collective around you. Yet, if you’ve determined that the fear does indeed belong to you, then ask yourself if it’s a rational fear or an irrational fear. Will the worst case scenario actually play out as you have imagined, or do you trust yourself enough to make wise choices and bounce back if it doesn’t work out?
And while you may feel that tug from your higher self to move in a certain direction, for the sake of yourself and anyone involved, you may need to remain in this holding pattern to tie up any lose ends until it’s time to safely and intelligently make your move forward with a clean slate. So while you’re in this temporary holding pattern, continue to nurture yourself and be mindful in all your daily doings. Springtime is a time of birth and renewal. The flower cannot bloom unless it’s nurtured by the soil it sits in. And it reminds us to be soft and purposeful in the slow unveiling. This week if the weather is permitting, take a walk outside and keep an open mind to what you experience during that time only. Practice some gratitude for where you are and how far you’ve come, and enjoy the quiet time while you can. This is what nurturing looks like.
True wisdom comes from your higher self who will show you the way and illuminate your next steps. Know that whatever choices your are considering calls for a creative solution, so pay attention to your dreams. We are often so preoccupied and distracted during the day that we tend to miss the signs and synchronicities our higher selves are sending us. Sleep and Dreamtime is usually the time when we can telephone in and check in with our higher consciousness. Upon awakening, make note of anything that stood out, or caught your attention. There no need to make it complicated and dissect out the meaning and symbolism. Often, the very fist thought or feeling you get is in fact your intuitive insights guiding you.
And if this holding pattern feels restless or uncomfortable, just know that you are exactly where you are meant to be at this moment in time, otherwise you’d be doing something else.