Mercury in Retrograde (MIR) is the “Murphy’s Law” of astrology, “if something could go wrong, it most likely will”.
During MIR, the jokey-jokester Mercury will catch the blame for everything that annoys or frustrates us, such as: delayed or cancelled travel plans, traffic jams, computers crashes, electronic malfunctions, or overall miss-communication.
Forewarned is forearmed! Properly arm yourself through these three-week periods by understanding what MIR actually is.
Three times a year, and sometimes four; the planet Mercury will appear that it is moving backwards, however it’s an optical illusion! Think of it like this: you’re sitting on a non-moving train while the train next to yours starts moving, at first glance doesn’t it feel like you’re moving as well?
While MIR can be a frustrating time and many major debacles have taken place during MIR, let’s keep in mind that several other astrological aspects have played a HUGE part as well.
Although Mercury is a bit of a trickster, MIR it’s not necessarily a bad thing!
Use this time to:
- · Re-view and complete projects you have already begun
- · Re-organize your home office
- · Re-decorate your bedroom
- · Re-place little things that no longer function, such as light bulbs or locks
- · Re-vive your inner self through meditation or yoga
- · Re-evaluate un-healthy lifestyle choices
For more information on MIR, check out our Mercury in Retrograde Survival Guide: https://www.facebook.com/notes/dark-moon-tarot/mercury-in-retrograde-survival-guide/175890365795130
Kris @ Dark Moon Tarot
*photo acquired from: http://irene.ie/archives/1000
AROMATHERAPY COLD & FLU RELIEF
In addition to immune boosting herbs such as Echinacea, Garlic, Astragalus, Oregano, Schizandra, Mullein, or Elderberry, Aromatherapy can help thwart viral nasties like a champ!
Mixed into organic oils such as almond, olive, jojoba, or sesame oil, the use of practitioner grade essential oils can be rubbed into the chest or added to bath water to help ease flu and cold symptoms.
Used in diffusers or as a steam, practitioner grade essential oils or fresh herbs can be inhaled to prevent upper respiratory infections and keep viruses from breeding in your immediate area. Use at the first signs of cold or flu symptoms and give your immune system a boost!
*It is important to use ONLY high quality practitioner grade oils & refrain from using during asthma complications*
COLD & FLU ESSENTIAL OILS
Kris @ Dark Moon Tarot
HOWL AT THE MOON!!
On January 26th, a FULL WOLF MOON arrives in perfect planetary alignment for loosening ties and kicking off heels! After a long void-of-course period and an emotional stay in the sign of Cancer, the evening hours bring a welcomed release when the Moon takes center stage in the sign of Leo. Use the creative energies to think outside the norm, take a chance, and find clarity in the quirky.
FULL MOON OIL RECIPE
- 5 drops ginger
- 3 drops peppermint
- 2 drops star anise
- Wild rose petals (dried)
- Clear Quartz
- 4 oz Almond or Grape seed oil
In a bowl, combine the above ingredients and leave outside to absorb the energy during the entire cycle of the Full Moon.
DONATE TO A WOLF SANCTUARY
In honor of the Full Wolf Moon, donations to local wolf sanctuaries, such as Wolf Hollow in Ipswich MA, are welcomed: http://www.wolfhollowipswich.org/