How Not to Run from Love during Venus Retrograde!

Every day the planets move through the universe, making strides forward and radiating their “essence”. Every planet has a role to play, for example Mars controls our physical actions and Jupiter oversees expansion. The collective energies of the planets work to keep our lives flowing and in order. And just like us, the planets need a little rejuvenation and reassessment too. That’s where retrograde comes in. Most of us shudder at the word, given it’s bad rap from recent Mercury go-arounds, however retrograde doesn’t have to be a negative occurrence and can actually be momentous to our self healing and growth.

On July 25th Venus, the planet of love and passion, will go retrograde until September 6, 2015. If you’re thinking your love life will be doomed during this time, think again! Venus retrograde is an amazing opportunity to mend our hearts and reconnect us to what we truly desire.

Venus doesn’t retrograde very often (roughly every 20 months), however its absolutely fitting that it falls right after the New Moon in Cancer on July 15th. The moon had signified for many a fresh start. Leaving behind what could no longer be carried into the rest of 2015 and while painful for some, knowing it was for the best. Many people left relationships, experienced loss or sought out recovery to deep addictions. The Venus retrograde (starting off in the practical and grounding sign of Virgo before moving back into Leo July 31st) will aid in allowing us to nurture our hearts and maintain that steady motion ahead.

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How can you best maximize the effects of Venus’s retrograde? Below are my top tips for becoming a galactic all-star throughout this phase!

Plan More Downtime

You may be feeling more sensitive during this transit and as such you want to give yourself the space to move through it, as oppose to overloading your schedule and getting frazzled. Create more time for meditation and go to yoga classes. Treat yourself to a massage or mani/pedi. The vibes are all about self care and it’s important to extend love to the beautiful vessel aka your body, that carries your sweet heart.

Find Out what Makes your Heart Sing!

View Venus Retrograde as a call to action! What is it that truly makes your heart beat faster with joy? How is your life currently aligned with your passions? Venus will move back into the sign of Leo at the end of July, asking you to take inventory of your passion projects. If you find that your life isn’t reflecting all it could, it’s time to bring those hidden talents out from under the rug and brush off the dust! Reconnecting with the hobbies you enjoy will make this retrograde a more enjoyable experience and possibly bring about new opportunities once the transit fades out in September.

Redefine your Standards

Whether in a relationship or single, this is a gorgeous time to take a serious look at your standards when it comes to love. How is love aligned in your life currently? Do you view it as expansive and exciting or is it hopeless and settling? Again, this is a time for what it is that YOU want. What does love look like in your life? Feel like? Sound like? Even taste and smell like? (hey now). Make a list of how love could be expressed more fully in your daily routine and then start implementing those items! When you start radiating out love on a regular basis, you’ll attract it right back! Also take a look at where you’ve been subconsciously singling out new love by staying attached to your independence or fixated on a certain way it’s suppose to go. Remember that love in it’s true essence is a feeling, not an object. When you allow yourself to flow in the stream of love, you’ll get back the feelings you desire first and the form will be an afterthought.

Stay Strong.

Our hearts may be more raw and vulnerable during this time, so we may seek comfort in a past relationship (i.e. respond to that late night ‘I miss you’ text from our ex). This is an opportunity to stand up for yourself and hold steady! Giving in to an old hurt will just extend out more confusion and slow down the healing process. Venus retrograde is like an accelerate to releasing our heart’s pains so remain true and take advantage of it’s extra nurturing vibes. Honor the initial decisions you made and sooner rather than later opportunities that are much more true and satisfying will be presented to you!

To learn more about what’s up in the cosmos, subscribe to my YouTube channel for insights on what’s happening in Astrology, in real time. Watch my more recent video here (where I go deeper on the New Moon and Venus Retrograde):

How do you plan to rock out this retrograde? Any fears? Share with me in the comments below! xo

How I Successfully Willed Myself to Gain 20 Pounds in a Year

Today marks the one year anniversary of me trying something different. Of the turning point where I realized that certain relationships and situations had to go because they were ultimately distracting me from the big picture of where I wanted to be. A year ago I launched my first Astrology forecast video, setting the tone that I was serious about launching my dreams and bridging together a purpose and a passion. To celebrate, I’m holding a live call on July 9th at 8:30pm EST and you can sign up here. I would love to have you there as I share how I easily blend Astrology into my everyday life!

Up to this point however, there was always something nagging me. A nasty fear. It was the worry that I would gain weight and thus lose my credibility. It was that constant concern that actually willed me to manifest what I was so turned off by and in the span of 12 months, I managed to put 20 pounds onto my being.  As much as I hated it, there was a strange satisfaction from my ego, taunting me that everything I was building in my outside world could crumble if I don’t get this in check. And with every pound, it was confirming such.

It wasn’t until last week when the universe literally pushed me to my knees on my run, that I realized I needed to shift.

The weight gain was two fold really. At will, I’m an addict. When things are too good to be true or completely unknown, I reach. It use to be more brash substances such as alcohol or drugs however I’ve since learned to not to reach for those in desperate times. Instead, I went back to my old stomping grounds, food. The excitement of making my dreams a reality, of having people turn to me for guidance and being an expert in something was incredible. I didn’t know what to do with the rush of feelings so I grounded myself with food. Every single time. A successful event meant pizza to follow. A client makes a break through and I praise them afterward with ice cream. Instead of sitting with the glee, I had to transfer it to another source. My world was expanding, and apparently that applied to my waist line too!

There is also a pattern in our society, that when you’re thin you get attention. Either flattery or concern. When you’re overweight, everyone leaves you alone. After puberty, I was typically on the heavier side and was in a constant pursuit of body normalcy. However every time I lost pounds, I was hit back with waves of attention which I hated. People want to know how I did it or if I went overboard. I couldn’t never win. I just wanted to enjoy my healthy body and dress it up in fun new outfits. I didn’t like the new standard of approval I had to meet and would constantly fall back to my old ways. And as of recent, with launching a new business, I found comfort in the fact that I could hide behind the weight and no one would bring up my body or dissect it if I happen to lose more. It also kept me from other things that would distract me, like dating. I subconsciously created an armor to protect anything from getting in my way. Not stopping to realize that the more you close off, the more space you block from ultimately expanding in.

It is only fitting, a year later and steadily in the business I wanted (and truly am in love with), that this issue reach it’s peak. When I fell last week, scraping my hands and bruising my knees, it left me out of commission and I felt a whole new wave of appreciation for my body. It limited my ability to move freely and go about my day to day as I come to know. However that’s a freaking good thing. I needed a change up so I could see that this trending agony of weight gain could stop. And it’s more than the actual weight and image concerns, for me, it’s about going deeper. Of realizing I deserve this life I have created. I am worth it and have value to bring to others. And most importantly, I don’t have to ground my light. Those feel good vibes I get are gorgeous and meant to be contained, not weakened by an outer source. Today, I’m making the commitment to drop my armor. To embrace my life with love and reflect that back onto my body. To nurture the vessel that holds my beautiful soul. Today I know longer have to perfect anything. I can bask in the perfection that is the right now and the moments to follow will follow suit.

If you’re looking for ways to strengthen your relationship with food and your body, I encourage you to check out my friend and mentor Gabby Bernstein’s program Finally Full.

And here’s just a few more tips from me to you:

1. Full Acceptance. When I was building my business, there was a fear that maybe this wasn’t meant to be. That my dreams weren’t possible. And so the weight gain was my sneaky way of sabotage. However as much as I tried, my business still grew and I have a following of gorgeous people with the biggest hearts. I saw that they loved me for ME. Not for how my body looked. And honestly, I could be at any size and they would appreciate what I was offering them. And that is because I deliver from the heart. When I am with a client, a group or shooting a video, I am speaking from love and fully on your side. So if you are feeling a disconnect from your body, start to explore the value of what you offer the world. How are you a giver among family and friends? Take full acceptance of that role you hold and treasure it. Give it real worth. And understand that you are not defined by how you look but how your heart radiates and make others feel.

2. Come clean. I had to get real with myself and even vulnerable to shift this growing concern. It’s not easy when you are viewed as a expert in one area to have to admit defeat in another. However I knew that by vocalizing what’s going on (and not writing it off or cracking jokes like I usually do), I could get the encouragement and support I needed in a way to keep me going.

3. Balance. As with anything, moderation is so key. When I look back to my successful moments of a healthy lifestyle, it was filled with exercise I enjoyed, nourishing foods and fun moments with friends where we could explore good food together. It wasn’t the moments of binge eating in front of the TV or using adderall to keep my weight in check. It wasn’t being mean to myself or restricting my intake. Channel the fond memories of food, health and body movement and start to implement those back into your life. Make the joyous feelings of what a vivacious, satisfied body and life feel like the priority.

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Can you relate? Have you ever found yourself in one area of success and sabotaging another? What did you do? How are you still dealing with it now? Comment below as I’d love to hear from you! Let’s take off the armor and shine bright together!

Welcome to June! Full Moon in Sagittarius & the end of Mercury Retrograde!

Welcome to June my gypsy friends! We are deep in the season of change; prepping for summer and shifting into new possibilities. As we move into June, it’s a time for self care and raising the bar for expansion in your life! Are you ready to take action?

We are more than half way through Mercury Retrograde (onset was 5/19) and it will re-direct on June 11th. In the meantime, breathe through the technical difficulties and mix ups and instead carve out more time in your schedule for YOU. Mercury retrograde isn’t a time to be screwed over however one to explore where in your life you need change and also to reflect more from within and not be so needy on the opinions of others. It’s okay to be a little more selfish and ask for what you need or say no to a situation that just isn’t working for you. It will allow everything to re-adjust for the better once we clear out of the retrograde.

Another big milestone is the Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 2nd (onset 12:19pm EST). This is a fiery culmination asking you to set your sights high and go BIG! In my latest video, I discuss how to create your moon manifestation for ultimate success!

After viewing and creating your moon ritual, let me know about it! What’s your big target item you’re ready to charge forward with?  Realize that anything you desire is truly yours. The intuitive guidance we receive in life or those “hot” moments are just reminders from the cosmos that we are ready. It may not mean it will happen overnight, however it does support that if you stick with it and hold the faith, everything and then some will carry forth in your life. Trust me, I know!  Through my patience and work with the universal flow, I’ve culminated much of my goals over the last year and am happily vibrating in the space I desired now! So it can happen, truly. It’s just a mix of your willingness to show up and letting fate do it’s thing.

Happy Moon manifesting and I’ll see you for the next mid-month forecast!

My Lesson in Surrender at Kundalini Yoga Graduation

Just one week ago, I completed my Kundalini Yoga Teacher training. It was a culmination of many hours, classes, daily meditation, readings and workshops over the span of 6 months. There was ego defiance, moments of bliss, connections with beautiful, spirited souls and yes, even tiredness for those morning Sadhanas we had to attend at 4:30am. And I did it. I completed something that was bigger than me and when you go through an experience as such, your world starts to expand too.

I was gifted with the spiritual name Sahej Anand, which means “lioness who finds bliss in the present moment and spreads joy to others”. It rang so true to my soul. A big part of my awakening 5 years ago was learning this radical concept of being present and feeling a sense of obligation to raise awareness to others as well. All in my best efforts to deliver with a smile of course!

And on my final day of Kundalini teacher training, I received my test from the universe. To really see if the spiritual teachings could be applied when reality hit. It was an early morning start, so I took a cab to Golden Bridge, where my training was being held. In a daze, I slipped out of the vehicle and up to the lofty yogic space. It was only a few moments until I realized my phone was no longer with me. I went into a sheer panic. Not my phone. Not now. I was able to track it and see that it had made it’s way over to the East Village, however there was nothing more I could do but wait. In my distraught state, I couldn’t participate in the group activities and instead curled up in a ball on my mat and replayed how upset I was that this was happening. And what disturbed me more wasn’t so much the fact that I may need to buy a new phone and the added inconvenience. Nope, it was the pure realization that I was addicted to being connected to an outside source at all times…

At that point something started to shift. I realized I was upset because of MY problems, MY desires, MY needs. When the meaning of this whole training really had nothing to do with me. It had to do with something far greater, and to find the discipline to step to the side of my ego to explore it. From there, more voices started to come through, reminding me of my spiritual name. That all that really matters is this present moment. The rest will sort itself out. In the meantime, I simply had to surrender. Surrender to the idea that I knew better. Surrender to things going my way. And ultimately, surrender to thinking I knew what was best for me. So I let go. Hard.

The next thing I knew my body rose up into meditation and I was smiling the whole rest of the morning. I felt the pure joy of what it was like to be completely one with spirit and to not have any worries of any outside circumstances. Quite simply, it was bliss.

My Kundalini sister who had been graciously tracking my phone, alerted me to a change in it’s location. It was still chilling in the same spot, however the word “rebirth” appeared in it’s place. I knew it was the Angels way of signaling me that I was accepting my lesson and everything was going to be okay. I demonstrated that when in a crisis I could apply my spiritual linkage to see me through.

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Shortly after, a woman named Sophia rang my friend’s phone to assure me she had my device. She thought I had left it at her after party, which clearly had not occurred being at yoga since the early morning. She went on further to say that she’d be near Golden Bridge and would drop it off that afternoon. Just like that, my phone had found it’s way home to me. I didn’t have do a thing.

And again, this is more than just losing a phone. It was a lesson in surrender and being truly present. That nothing is rightfully yours until you can truly prove you’d be okay without it. That goes for anything, relationships, money, food, jobs… you name it. The universe is the driving force and when we can be the passenger and not bark out the directions from the back seat we come to find that we can be delivered exactly where we need to be. I fully believe my phone was returned to me only because I made the choice to be okay without it and to trust. To be able to sit with myself in the present and not ruminate the possible scenarios in my mind.

I invite you to use this as an opportunity to see the areas in your life you may be too attached to. Where you may think you know best and if anything were to get in the way you’d be a mess. Realize that divine intervention is a gift. It’s an exploration into the unknown, a deeper side of your being you may not have seen otherwise. It can be so exhausting to always have to be the one in control. So what if there was another way? And all it required of you was to trust? When we flow into that stream of faith, we open up the space for possibilities. And with such a vast and infinite universe we live in, I’m pretty sure an opportunity or two will land it’s way on your path.

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Here I am all a glow at my Kundalini Yoga graduation!  Sat Nam. xo

Ever have an experience like mine? I totally want to know! Share it in the comments!

Interested in trying Kundalini Yoga? My friend Gabby has an amazing virtual classes! Check it out here.

Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse Webinar! 4/4

The Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse kicks off on April 4th and you’re invited to take part in the sacred festivities – all from the comfort of your home!

In this event taking place as a webinar, you’ll learn why the Full Moon is an opportune time to take action with your goals & release where you are feeling blocked. Coinciding with this moon will be a Lunar Eclipse, creating rapid shifts and much needed balance. To best tap into this energy, we will be incorporating guided meditations and manifestation journaling to allow you open up, let go, and access inner wisdom.

I will take you through it all step by step! This will be a fun way to learn more about astrology as well as get you to move away from the blocks and step into the truth of who you are and most ready to be! You’ll walk away feeling refreshed and excited for what’s to come!

Time: Begins April 4th at 10:00AM EST
*Replay will be available all weekend! Watch at a time that is most convenient for you!
Where: Your meditation space! Light some candles, bring out your crystals and get cozy!
Cost: $19
Tickets: https://fullmoonlunareclipse.splashthat.com/
*Event URL to be provided 12 hours prior to start time.

And stay tuned for the bi-weekly Astrology forecast video for more of what you can expect from the cosmos this month!

Super New Moon in Pisces, Solar Eclipse & Spring Equinox! Cosmic Triple Play!

The energy this week has been swirling and you may have felt caught up in the cosmic whirlwind of it all!  The forces are all gearing up to this Friday’s powerful planetary and universal alignments, a day we will all truly benefit from… if we allow ourselves to that is.

Earlier in the week we ended the Uranus/Pluto square that had been digging into us since June 2012. It was a series of 7 occurrences where the two planets came together at a 90 degree angle causing friction and making you question much in your own life. There may be some lingering effects however you should already feel a gateway opening! This was all to test you to fight for what you believe in and realize you are way more powerful than you think.

On Friday, March 20, 2015, the Super New Moon in Pisces with a Total Solar Eclipse begins at 5:37am EST.  The Sun will be completely transcending over the shadow of the Moon. This occurrence is like a major tidal wave from the cosmos washing out the dirty bits and debris from your life! This is positioned at 29 degrees in Pisces, which represents the very last notch on the zodiac wheel before it starts over again in the sign of Aries. This is like the holy moly of endings and beginnings for us all! You’ll feel it most if you are a Pisces however we all are being given the opportunity to super charge into our dreams. People and situations may drop away (lots of moves, job changes, relationships shifts and new projects during this phase) and its a deep time of surrender and taking a leap of faith!

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The Spring Equinox, also on Friday, March 20th, means we have an equal amount of light and dark in one day. It’s a reminder that everything always works out. In time comes natural balance. Notice where you are freaking out too much or overly confident somewhere else, ease back or inch forward so you can go to a more neutral space. Balance creates momentum to move ahead!

This is a great time of year for envisioning your future and throwing your cares to the sun as you courageously move ahead into the next chapter. It’s time to take a chance. To soar past your comfort zone and into dreams of your heart. I know it can be scary but oh is it going to be worth it!!

Watch my latest forecast for even more about this incredible astrology line up on March 20th!  And share with me the one thing you are ready to do that scares you – the universe has your back!

New Moon is back in action in Aquarius!

With every New Moon, the world becomes a little more vast and a lot more magical. The upcoming lunar cycle on February 18th at 6:47PM EST is proving to be an ultra-special time for you. Typically, the moon enters into a new sign to start off it’s next phase. This time however, it’s entering back into Aquarius and finishing in Pisces, giving you a major opportunity to hit the reset button on your desires and take them to the next level. I really encourage you at the onset of this period to take some time to sit down with your aspirations and assess what needs the most attention right now. From there, call upon the universal energies to give those intentions some high charged juju! Don’t stop there though as the universe will need your help to make them a reality. This is an opportune time to show the world what you are made of by putting your goals into action. Just by engaging in the art of starting, you’ll allow the law of attraction to set in motion and effortlessly start to pull your needs right to you!

Watch my latest video to learn more on how you can maximize this New Moon as well as what else you can expect from the cosmos for the rest of February. Have a moon ritual you’d like to share? Something you’re working on? Share with me in the comments!

 

Big Love Weekend!

When I’m not looking to the stars for meaning or getting down with my Kundalini yoga flow, I do my best to give back to the world I’m in.  And that’s why I’m an Ambassador of Love for God’s Love We Deliver in NYC.

God’s Love We Deliver is the area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutritional counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Meals are tailored for individual clients, cooked, and delivered to them, their families, and caregivers free of charge, without ever having a waiting list.

To raise awareness for this incredible cause, Jason Patrick, a.k.a. Bearded Yogi, created BIG LOVE WEEKEND benefitting God’s Love We Deliver.

Here’s the low down: 

BIG LOVE WEEKEND begins with a Wellness Day on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  The Wellness Day is a mini-festival held at The Waterfront. It will feature an inspirational talk by Gabby Bernstein; yoga with Elena Brower and Guillaume Brun; an Inten-sati class with Patricia Moreno; a #DOGPOUND workout with Kirk Myers Fitness; an exquisite puja ceremony; and two Wellness Panels with leaders and experts in the fields of Health and Wellness.

On Sunday, March 1, 2015, we celebrate our fundraising efforts and personal transformation at the wellness day with an epic party.  The event will be a lavish display of appreciation for gifting us with your presence and selfless service fundraising.  There will be gourmet food, artisanal cocktails, live performances, dancing and celebrity appearances.

I would absolutely love to have you come get down with me for this amazing weekend!  For ticket information or to donate to my fundraiser, go here.

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I’m also interviewing Jason on the Life Coach Radio Network to learn more about God’s Love We Deliver, his own amazing journey, how Big Love Weekend came to be and how YOU can become an Ambassador of Love!

LIVE Broadcast begins on Sunday, 2/8 at 9:00PM EST
How to Listen: 
Your Computer – Log into Blogtalkradio at showtime via this link.
Your Phone – Listen via audio by calling (347) 637-1960. If you wish to speak me and Jason during the show, simply hit “1”

Can’t make the live show? You can relisten via the link above after it airs!

Again, to donate to my fundraising efforts, go to https://www.crowdrise.com/Danielle-BigLoveWknd/fundraiser/daniellemercurio

More on Jason:

Jason’s main purpose in teaching yoga is to help people fully actualize the potential that we all carry within ourselves and to help cultivate our ever-expanding culture of acceptance. He is humbly, first and foremost, a student; he continues to study with gifted teachers around the world taking their workshops and trainings knowing that it all leads to a deeper understanding of one’s self, ie, to be of service. Learn more at www.beardedyogi.com or Bearded Yogi Jason Patrick

February is Reason to Party! Full Moon in Leo, Sensual Venus in Pisces & the end of Mercury Retrograde!

Woohoo to February!

We start out the second month of 2015 with a beautiful Venus entry into the sign of Pisces. This is where all of your senses (including your intuitive 6th sense) will be heightened. It’s a time to dream and romanticize your goals. That’s right, bring a more sensuous side to your desires! The Pisces/Venus pairing will allow you to really slip deep into feeling what it is you are ready to manifest. Instead of just saying what you want, FEEL what it is you are in a space to create. Visualize exactly what you want to happen, with the knowing that it is already yours. Strut through the field of your aspirations and with each step, carry the energy of confidence and clarity. BE-COMING is really just your authentic self coming home to what it already know to be true. Let it happen.

The Full Moon on 2/3 at 6:09PM EST is a time to express yourself and let your passions shine out! It is ruled by the sign of Leo, which is in a prosperous transit with Jupiter right now. This means it’s time to go even BIGGER! The Full Moon is a time of completion, so review where you are ready to go next level and then write those items down. Meditate on them with a deep knowing of their ability to transform into something amazing. Then offer them up in prayer and even burn the list as a way to claim that you are ready to ignite. When we burn, we are asking for the universe to help us take our visions higher. This is definitely a time to make your expectations a reality and when you offer up, you are showing your ultimate faith in the universe.

Lastly, Mercury Retrograde will leave us on Feb 11th! For many of you it was a trying time and for others a super productive one. As we enter this final stretch, keep your schedule light and spend more time taking care of you. That doesn’t mean a binge fest of reality TV and ice cream (well maybe a mini one), however more so finding healthy new ways to reinvest in yourself. Try out a new fitness class or spend the day at the spa. Maybe it even means reorganizing your kitchen. When you spend time restoring yourself, you will discover new ways to be more efficient and productive in the long run!

For more juicy tidbits during the first half of February, watch my latest YouTube video. And as always I love your comments too! Let me know your Full Moon ritual or how you rose above to make Mercury Retrograde work for you!

Why Mercury Retrograde makes me giddy!

Perhaps I’m bias because my last name is ruled by the planet Mercury. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I consider myself to be a Mercurial girl by nature, however I’m growing to LOVE Mercury in Retrograde.

You may be thinking, “Dear Lord, she’s officially lost it. She’s gotten so swept up in the cosmos that she’s completely out of sync with the real world!” And in some ways, yes that’s true. Though on a grander scale, it’s merely the opposite. All planetary shifts occur to create a sense of order in what we consider to be our reality. So when the planet Mercury starts to go “backwards”, it’s not really trying to create waves of chaos or destroy your microwave! It simply wants you to slow down and look at things in a new way.

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Mercury is the planet of communication, messages and technology. The energy it radiates is so powerful that we feel it on our earth plane. Typically, it functions to help manage how you correspond with the outside world. Every 3-4 months though, it needs a break. To stop dealing with what’s going on outside of you and bring more of your awareness within.

And quite frankly, that kind of self-reflection can scare the shit out of people.

So a giant stigma around this trend was created. Instead of acknowledging this as a time to redirect us to some much needed self-love, it’s feared as the time when the world crashes around us. Here’s the thing, as my dear friend Ruby coins it best, “The Universe is your homeboy. It loves YOU!” And in that love there is a plan and much going on behind the scenes that you may not even be able to comprehend right now. As such, it’s a period to step out of your way of “I know best” thinking and possibly explore what can be refined. It’s an opportunity to lighten up your schedule and workload so you can find new ways to be MORE productive going forward. And if you ignore this opening as directed and book yourself full or spend too much time trying to fix everyone else, then things are going to backfire.

For example, you have a to-do list that is completely swapped. And then your car breaks down on the way to a new client (that you don’t really have the time to take on but worried you need the money). And your cell phone battery dies when you try call for help. Yes, that all totally sucks and you can thank the Mercury Retrograde for those happenings. They could have been prevented however if you had just cleared more time on your schedule to focus on finishing lingering tasks and then spent the remaining time reorganizing your closet or taking a bath. All of which turned out to be way more cost-efficient than the first scenario. You following? Again, this turnaround phase isn’t looking to give you more challenges, however push you into more productive habits and take better care of yourself! If you fight it, it’ll fight you right back my dear. If you embrace it, you’ll find yourself in a space of feeling super charged and rejuvenated!

My motto during this time is to “RISE ABOVE” the retrograde! And do so with a smile please. For far too many people misunderstand or do not know at all the true intent of Mercury’s reversal behavior and for that you need to smile and stay positive. We must carry the space so that we can use this time efficiently and be open to the mishaps along the way.

Trust me, I’ve already had a few blunders during this round and it was completely annoying. And instead of getting mad or ignoring the whole thing. I dealt with the situation and realized it showed up to lead me in another direction. One that actually feels more open and productive. So how about that!

So remember, Mercury Retrograde isn’t something that happens TO you, it’s actually a gift the universe is providing FOR you, if you can just recognize what you’re truly gaining by going within.  How will you rise above? How can you use this as a time to be more productive and enhance your way of living? I’d love to know! Share your favorite ways to work with the backward energy that actually move you forward!