The Moon is new today and Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow. Let me clarify, very simply, what these astrological events mean for you. Also, let me tell you why it’s wonderful that these two events are happening together. I see facebook posts saying “Manifest at the New Moon” and “Mercury Retrograde – watch out for miscommunications and protect your electronics!” There’s so much more, and it’s good news!
First, the New Moon isn’t about manifesting in and of itself. It’s about setting intentions to manifest our desires. Now is the time to plan for what you want in life. Here are some things you need to do to set the wheels in motion.
- Be very clear about what you want to change in your life. My grandma said, “Be careful what you wish for – you will get it!”
- State, out loud, your desire, very simply. One sentence. In the present tense. The universe can’t work with you if it doesn’t hear your request. The only time in the universe is now. State your intent as if it is happening now.
- Write it down in ink on a piece of paper. There is an amazing connection between our brain and our hand. Put the paper somewhere you will see it every day, so that you are reminded to repeat your desire daily.
- Create a crystal grid, or place your piece of paper under a special stone.
- Create a vision board or goal book so that you have pictures of your desire.
- Find a song that represents your desire, and sing it, or at least listen to it daily.
- Most important, give thanks daily that your wish is being fulfilled!
Mercury Retrograde isn’t necessarily a “bad’ time. It is a time for self-reflection. During this three-week period, spend time in quiet meditation, asking yourself what thoughts, feelings and behaviors from your past no longer serve you, and release yourself from them. Forgive others. Forgive yourself.
So, use this Mercury Retrograde energy to examine what you need to change in your life, and use the New Moon energy to help you make those changes!
I appreciate your positive suggestions on how to embrace, not fight, the Mercury retrograde. I think it’s a wonderful approach. You’ve inspired me to finally put what I want out in the universe… as scary as it is.
Also, I just discovered your podcasts and I cannot wait to learn more about chakras, crystals, and how to strengthen this intuition of mine. I feel like I’m on the brink of a new spiritual journey and I thank you for playing a part in that.
Hi Ashlyn! Thank you so much for your comments about this post, and congratulations on the work you’re doing in learning about yourself and the universe around you. Our podcast is five years old – there are nearly 300 episodes, so have fun and I hope many of them resonate for you! Peace and blessings, Deb
Thank you, thank you, for this reminder! I have just come through a rather dismal period — possibly the worst six months of my entire adult life. Within that period, I buried a beloved pet, moved 2000 miles across the country, lost my job, and had a heart attack — and that’s just the highlights. Now is the time for me to sit back and reflect on how I want to go forward from here.
I try to practice gratitude every day, although lately it’s been challenging to find that elusive silver lining. This is a perfect time for me to accept with joy and thanks those blessings that have remained constant, and to contemplate letting go of what no longer serves me, in order to make my vision and calling manifest as I enter a joyous cronehood. I intend to make the most of it. Bright blessings to you!
Hi Marsha, Thank you so much for your comments, and know that you will come out of your “dismal” period brighter and stronger than you could ever imagine. Cronehood rocks, so embrace it! I will keep you in my prayers. Peace and blessings to you, Deb
Thanks, Deb, everyone makes Mercury retrograde out to be a “bad guy,” but aside from a few electronic oopsies, I find Mercury my best buddy … it helps me get through the cognitive fog of having MS, which is no small thing for a writer and educator! Mercury retrograde makes me question what I am doing and why, which is critical because fatigue is a huge issue for me, so Merc RX is basically giving me the opportunity to reset priorities. I have discovered repeatedly that change is actually a good thing, it shows growth, and that’s what these two astrological movements support, ultimately.
Love your posts and your podcasts! Keep up the fabulous work!
Hi Tamara, thank you so much for your comment! It reinforces my thoughts on how we can actually find Mercury retrograde to be of help to us. Peace and blessings to you!