As I was excitedly reserving domain names and choosing web design templates, I turned to one of my most inspirational friends - an open-hearted and spiritually knowledgeable healing artist and entrepreneur. After sharing in my excitement, she quickly replied, "...wait until after February 11th to seal in a contract of any sort...". Well, in my antsy-pants state to launch Mountain Gaia in all of its self-love glory, I respectfully ignored her sage advice, of all times, in the midst of Mercury Retrograde.
So, what IS this Mercury Retrograde? Technically, it's a span of time when the tiny red planet slows its orbit around the sun and appears to stop and move backward (retrograde). An optical illusion, like when you're sitting in your car in the parking lot, and the car next to you starts pulling forward and you panic, thinking your car is actually rolling backward! All planets do this, but Mercury’s journey seems to impact people much more than any other, because Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth, and travel. When the planet goes retrograde, all of those things get all tangled up. You might find yourself getting into bizarre arguments about nothing at all, being unable to finish sentences, or barely even able to form a coherent thought. We don’t tend to get all the information we need at this time, so it can be hard to make big decisions and it’s not always the best time to sign a contract, either. Mercury retrograde can more intensely impact Geminis (my husband) and Virgos (me), since both are ruled by Mercury! Hm!
The GOOD news is that Mercury Retrograde provides us with lots of beautiful opportunities if we can allow ourselves to go with the flow, slow down, and even rewind. It's the perfect opportunity to rethink our ideas and actions, and even "fix what might be broken." It provides us with a chance to re-examine various areas of our life which may need a little more work, so that we can move forward to a bright new dawn. Now, more than ever, the time is right to look at things with clear eyes as fresh perspectives are revealed. We often have major intellectual, emotional, and spiritual breakthroughs during this time. Coincidences are common, and don't be surprised if you hear from old friends and acquaintances from your past who you haven't been in touch with for a while.
Hopefully these three weeks of retrograde, despite possible shenanigans, were contemplative and meditative for you. As we turn back onto the fast track forward today, regain your balance and use your replenished energy to be especially good to yourself and the people around you. We'll be revisiting and rewinding again starting May 18th!
The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA®’s grounding blend, attends to multiple body systems and creates a sense of calm and wellbeing. A perfect blend of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil offers an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. Spruce, one of the oils in Balance, was used by Native Americans for medicinal and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can soothe sore muscles and joints, promote circulation, and relax the body, while Frankincense supports cellular health and overall well-being.
Diffuse three to four drops into the air or apply one to two drops to bottoms of the feet, wrists, neck, or over the heart. Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity, especially on children.
Visit www.mydoterra.com/mountaingaia today to find your Balance!
This is amazing!