I worked extremely hard for two months over Christmas, then went away for more than two weeks, deliberately out of wi-fi range. The innocent me thought I could come home, jump right back in to my ambitious work plan and continue on. Well, the Universe had other ideas.
I have been home for three weeks now. No desire to even touch the original work plan. A little side job for my mother ended up being done three times over. The finish line just in sight and I came down with a stomach flu. I have not gotten real sick like this for 4 ½ years now, since I had breast cancer. I had totally forgotten what a drag it feels to be sick! Four days later, still feeling very low energy and no appetite this morning, I decided to pull some oracle cards about the condition.
I chose Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom healing card deck. Lo and behold, it told me that after a period of exhaustive mental work, a period of passive reflection is in order, let the information I had gathered to gestate; breakthrough ideas come during times of mental relaxation or even despair… Wow! This is not my interpretation of the card, this is the actual printed explanation! Did someone tell the deck what I had been doing? I actually pulled a configuration of four cards. I am not going to bore you with the other three, but they were exactly accurate to the word as well. Psychic interpretation not needed here.
The accuracy of the card reading was eerie. How can anyone not believe that everything is one in this Universe? That answers to our problems are always out there ready for us? That our lives are divinely planned?
Card readings are not new to me. But is it because Neptune went into Pisces for fourteen years as of Feb 3, that suddenly I feel more at one with this mystic art? Everyone on planet Earth is becoming more psychic now than ever (Neptune was last in Pisces 160 years ago), which I believe will move the world to a kinder, gentler place.
And back to the Mars retrograde. It happens about every two years. It affects everyone, but especially stronger Mars persons (e.g. your Sun, Moon or Rising sign in Aries or Scorpio). Mars is aggressive life force, when it goes backward the energy makes us look inward for reassessment. Like what my oracle card advised of me. If you follow your internal calling and make adjustments, at the end of the retrograde your life improves inevitably. The area of your life this current retrograde affects depends on your own astrological house placements. Through the years, each retrograde moves around your chart (your life) systematically. If this retrograde also happens over your own natal Mars position, your life is sure to take on a whole new, better direction when Mars moves forward again.
So forget those ambitious plans for now, you will only run into challenges. Everyone on the entire planet is pushing through molasses, it’s not just me, nor you. There is nothing that cannot wait. Relax. Take a few bubble baths and let the insights flow. Then analyze, strategize, clean house. Wait till mid April before considering new leaps. It will be June before the energies totally return to normal.
And because of this, I am postponing my new radio show “Superintelligence Wellness” till at least the end of April. I knew about the Mars retrograde when I called it in December, but it wasn’t retrograding yet back then, I thought I would be invincible. Talk about ego! I am humbled. My stomach reminds me.
Well, judging by what good came out of Mars retrogrades in the past for myself, I am looking forward to the new me in a couple months. Hope you have a great new you to look forward to too!