Summer is almost over and everybody must be starting to feel that “back to school, back to reality” mode.
I am certainly one of them. I still haven’t started my son’s back to school shopping and that’s stressing me out, but anyway..
I am not overly superstitious, but I have come to believe one thing in astrology- Mercury Retrograde. I didn’t know anything about it until about 3 months ago when I heard it from a friend. OK, don’t leave yet-have an open mind for a bit and hear me out.
Basically, Mercury Retrograde happens 3 times a year (So I heard but I could be wrong) and we’re experiencing it now, until September 12th.
You can read about it here, but basically, during the Mercury Retrograde, a lot of miscommunication happens.
Excerpt from the article : “Since Mercury rules communication, it’s said that everything goes haywire in that area — emails get deleted or bounced back, mail is returned, calls go out into the ethers, etc. “
Saturday was prime example. I went to a yoga class in the morning, but somehow I misunderstood the class was an hour, instead of hour and a half. Met a friend for a breakfast and we had to ask our server twice to bring the bill, and the change. Thanks to this, I was late for a massage appointment (there was also time confusion there). We managed to reschedule for the following day, only to receive a phone call later from her to say she had double booked.
-I had a lunch date planned with a friend for Tuesday, but he had to reschedule, so we changed for Thursday, now I had to reschedule for Friday.
-There was a volunteer meeting Sunday night, but again, somehow I thought it was Saturday, and I missed a sailing trip for it.
You might think it’s just me being scatterbrain, but I choose to blame the Mercury.
So, what are we supposed to do during the Retrograde?
“Mercury retrograde gives us time to catch up with ourselves, and to look back.”
….and I like that idea. We tend to look ahead too much. Go, go, go-no?
Have you made New Year’s resolution this year?
I thought this is a good time to review those resolutions to give myself some reality check.
I wrote about my resolutions in January, but the most important of all for me is;
-To surround myself with positive and brilliant people, things and ideas.
I’m so happy to say that I am doing really well with it. I get so inspired by brilliant people and ideas, they basically are my drive for life.
Life is too short and you only live once, so why spend time with anything negative…I have been making conscious effort to spend time only with people I love and respect, and that’s working out brilliantly.
How are you doing with your resolutions?
..And one of those brilliant people is my partner in crime, Russel Lolacher and here’s our latest video.
I know you can’t hear me very well in this video-sorry! Time to invest in a microphone…