Retrograde Madness: It's okay to not be okay today...
Mercury Retrograde is here ladies and gentlemen and while most of us are quick to blame it for all the issues in our life, let's take a quick step back...because it's only 1 out go 6 retrogrades currently occurring! And as if that isn't enough, we're a day away from a full moon and just finished this week with some massive solar flares impacting Earth and us clueless humans. Point being, it's pretty f****** okay, to not be okay right now. Before we get into our 6 current retrogrades, what they mean for us and how to survive them mentally intact, let's quickly go over Solar Flares. A few weeks or so ago, there was a rather large M class flare. These are medium-sized solar eruptions that can cause brief radio blackouts and minor radiation storms. They don't normally have much of an effect on Earth, but this one was different. Solar Flares have real physical side effects on the human body. They can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, and a feeling of being ungrounded. This is because they effect the central nervous system and can throw off our natural electrical balance. The good news is that these effects are temporary and will pass within a few days.
The current solar flares are part of a larger cycle of increased solar activity that happens about every 11 years. So on top of everything else occurring in this #cosmicorgy Solar Flares are here loud and clear. Spiritually, Solar Flares indicate mass spiritual awakenings, beginnings and creativity; so keep calm and carry on loves, this will be one heck of a ride. Now, let's get into retrogrades! There are currently 6 planets in retrograde: Uranus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto. This means that these planets appear to be moving backwards in their orbits. This is an optical illusion caused by the fact that Earth is moving faster than they are. Retrogrades happen often and they aren't anything to be too worried about. They can however, cause some spiritual disruptions in our lives. Spiritually, retrogrades literally stop time and force us to address issues we've either avoided or kept putting off. They can also create chaos and disharmony in our lives as we are forced to face the things we've been avoiding. While that may not sound helpful, sometimes, it's the only way for us to actually learn and face our fears. It's why you'll see sooo much content on social platforms, warning you of Mercury Retrograde! lol And rightly so, while it is one of the most intense retrogrades, it's because it focuses on communication. It's a lot easier to hold a grudge over words said than thoughts kept to ourselves.
So how do we deal with all of these retrogrades? The key is to stay positive and focused on your goals. Don't let the retrogrades get you down, and use this time to reflect on what you can be doing to grow and expand. We all have life lessons to learn, why not take some universal guidance? Granted this retrograde madness is quite the cosmic orgy but what better way to end this steamy summer than with a big bang...(pun intended).That being said let's get into the different retrogrades and what you can do to not only stay intact but come out of this a 2.0 version of yourself. F*** a glow up, this is a spiritual booster we can all use.
Mercury retrograde is the most well-known and it tends to be the most disruptive. This is because Mercury is the planet of communication and commerce. When it goes into retrograde, things tend to go haywire. Emails get lost, phone calls get dropped, and important meetings get cancelled. This can be really frustrating, but it's important to remember that these things are out of our control.
Jupiter retrogarde is a great time to reflect on your spiritual journey. This planet governs growth, expansion, and good fortune. When it goes into retrograde, it's a time to take a step back and assess where you are in your life. Are you happy with your current situation? If not, what can you do to change it?
Saturn retrograde is a time to focus on your personal goals. This planet governs responsibility, hard work, and self-discipline. When it goes into retrograde, it's a good time to take a look at your life and see where you want to be in the future. What do you need to do to get there?
Uranus retrograde is a time of change and upheaval. This planet governs innovation, change, and progress. When it goes into retrograde, it can be a time of chaos and confusion. Things may seem to be falling apart, but this is actually a good time to make changes in your life. If something isn't working, now is the time to fix it.
Neptune retrograde is a time of introspection and contemplation. This planet governs spirituality, imagination, and idealism. When it goes into retrograde, it's a good time to take a look at your life and see if you're living up to your potential. Are you doing what you love? If not, now is the time to make a change.
Pluto retrograde is a time of transformation and rebirth. This planet governs power, death, and rebirth. When it goes into retrograde, it's a good time to reassess your life. Are you happy with who you are? If not, now is the time to make a change. Pluto retrograde is a powerful time to make positive changes in your life.
Each one has its own unique energy and influence. When a planet goes into retrograde, it's important to take note of the energy and see how it can affect you. When a planet goes into retrograde, it's important to take note of the energy and see how it can affect you. Most importantly if it's a retrograde that was also that way during your birth. WITCHY TIP: at the moment of your birth, a retrograde counts as a karmic lesson deeply tied to you life. In other words, if that retrograde is happening during your birth, it's a karmic lesson you must abide by. Now, that also means that during these moment s when that specific planet is in retrograde, you'll also feel it far stronger! If you don't know what planets were in retrograde during YOUR birth don't worry, we've got you covered; click here to find yours out!
Now that we've gone over the retrogrades currently occurring, let's go over what you can do to stay balanced and positive during these occurrences.
1. Cleanse: With all these Solar Flares occurring and our bodies feeling the effect of it, we NEED to replenish ourselves, mentally, physically and spiritually. Listen to your body, it knows what it needs! Water is the most cleansing element it's not only helps ease and calm us but also nourish us at the same time. Whether it's a quick shower a long bath, treat yourself to a relaxing soak and let your worries drift away. Spiritual bath's are an ancient tradition of mixing healing herbs and oils with bathing in order to heal us from the outside in. In Asia, India, Greece and Rome bathing wasn't just about cleanliness--it was also a social event and a religious ritual. Taking a hot bath has been shown in studies to relieve tension, aid tired muscles recuperate, and even lower the risk of heart disease. You're undoubtedly aware of the effects that any body of water has on your body and brain, but science has demonstrated that frequent submergence in warm water may offer significant health and psychological advantages. Whether you prefer Milk bath's, Salt bath's or herbal bath's, we've got you covered in you bathing needs here!
2.Nourish: As important as retrogrades are we still need to keep our senses and wit's about us. Eating healthy and having a good diet helps with that! Not only does it give us the energy we need to focus on what's important but also helps cleanse our bodies from the inside out. Eating raw foods during this time helps as well, living foods are full of enzymes that are responsible for the body's metabolic processes. Ayuverda is an ancient holistic form of medicine that believes in the power of eating herbs and foods that balance us mentally, physically and spiritually. I mean honestly, life can be a lot harder than drinking warm comforting tea and yummy gourmet chocolate bars. I'll take spiritually bougie over cynically hangry any day! Whether its comforting Ayuverdic tea blends or delicious artisan chocolate bars, get your nourishing needs here!
3.Reflect: Honestly, this is probably what we should be focusing the most on lol but I need to be happy in order to do my karmic work, to each their own. Anyway, during these retrogrades is the perfect time to reflect on our past choices and see how they've led us to where we are now. It's also a good time to start thinking about the future and what we want to manifest. Getting in touch with your spiritual side helps ease the reflection process as well, our Spiritual journals: The Divination Guide, The Dream Journal & Self-Care Planner all include guides and prompts to help you work through your issues as well as provide helpful tips and tricks in order to get through said situations.
4.Rest: I'm not talking about your standard eight hours a night, I'm talking about self-care! Whether it's taking a break to watch your favorite show, reading that book you've been meaning to start or just taking some time for yourself; do whatever makes YOU happy. As mentioned earlier, these retrogrades can mess with our emotions and leave us feeling drained so it's important that we take the time to recharge. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just STOP and take a much needed break.
5.Meditate: I know, I know...I sound like a broken record but meditation is seriously key during these times! It helps ease stress, anxiety and tension as well as promoting peace, love and understanding. It allows us to get in touch with our spiritual side and connect with the universe. If you're not sure how to meditate, don't worry! We've got you covered within our Guild which includes tips, tricks and everything you need to get started on your spiritual journey.
We hope these tips help you get through these retrogrades and that you find our products helpful in your journey! As always loves, happy self-care witching!
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