Weekly Forecast 04/08/18 - 04/14/18
I took the month of March off to refine what I wanted House of Swords to be. It's evolved so much since it started back in 2015 and now I feel like it's becoming more fulfilled in the vision I have for myself and my business, because really House of Swords is me. I'm a one woman show and it's been a surreal ride the last three years. Ok, so! Let's get started, shall we?
We're coming up on the end of Mercury retrograde but that doesn't mean we're out of the woods yet! This one has been particularly brutal for most of us and I think a big part of that is that we're about to be propelled forwards in ways we didn't even see coming. I think we're also feeling the effects a bit more because Jupiter is also retrograde and we're feeling a little heavier.
Think of this retrograde time period as like a sling shot, we have to pull it back in order to release it, right?
We're in that period of the draw and soon we're going to feel that release and the floodgates of opportunity will open.
It's a time of rest, review, revisiting, revamping, revitalizing, renewing...all things "re" as my friend Shannon Hugman says.
This is not a time to rush forward, it's not the time to be hasty, it's time to slow down.
Take a look at the course ahead of you, look at the map, look at your tools, your mode of transportation, your routines, your structure and see where you can update things. See where you can remove additional steps, or where you can change the process entirely to be more efficient and effective for you.
The thing is, life is not happening TO us, it's happening FOR us. So we have a choice in how things go! Can we control it all? Absolutely not, but control isn't our job. Control is neither the point nor should it be the focus. The focus should be you and your path, your needs, your journey, your desires. That might sound selfish but the fact of it is, it's not, we are in charge of our own happiness and if that means slowing down to review our lives and the journey we are presently on, then that is what needs to happen, regardless of anyone else's schedule.
When things are going horribly wrong, it's often all we can focus on.
But what you focus on will grow because whether you realize it or not, you're feeding it energy.
The Universe doesn't discern between what's positive or negative for us, it just knows we're putting the energy towards that thing. Often times when we're so enveloped in the negative, we don't even lift our heads up long enough to see the positive, the opportunities or the solution because all we're concerned with is, this thing is happening/has happened to me that I don't want/like. We focus on it and therefore we give it our time and energy, thus it spreads like wildfire. Mercury retrograde is the time where technology and conversation tend to get a little wonky, maybe there are some misunderstandings that you really can't figure out how they happened but they did. That's ok! It's not the end of the world, but it IS your personal invitation to slow the fuck down and be present. Be in the moment, not 15 steps ahead of it.
Slow your roll, take your time. We're constantly rushing and we miss things that could have otherwise been avoided. That is the medicine behind these retrograde periods. The art and the practice of being present and focused. The dreaded tedium of patience. I know, I know, no one wants to hear it but...that's just too bad.
Patience and presence, my friends, that's what helps us through these periods with much less chaos.
And speaking of which...perspective. This is another way in which Mercury retrograde shows up for us. This gives us an opportunity to see things in a different way, to shine light on the missing piece, to see a situation completely different than maybe what we had been looking at it before.
Don't get too set in your precursory judgments, don't be so quick to pull the trigger of deciding whether or not something or someone is what you think, there may be hidden layers that you don't even see yet.
I always say, listen to your intuition, and I fully stand by that! But intuition is not the same as ego or logic. So if your logic or ego is telling you one thing and you're more than ready to go along with it, even though you don't have any more than surface information, it might just be a nudge to say, ok wait...let me find out more before I fully commit to my judgment or decision.
It's not a terrible thing to change your mind, it's not a bad thing to say, oh wow, I've been looking at this situation or person or relationship this one way for SO long and I didn't even NOTICE these other key components!
Don't be so quick to say "I know", maybe there's something you're missing. That's not a bad thing, but it is, like I said before, you're personal invitation to slow down, to observe and be fully present...
You never know, there may be some HUGE shift that comes from reframing the way you've been looking at something.
We end this week with the Knight of Swords. An apt card to follow Perspective (aka the Hanged Man)!
This week, really get down into what your thoughts are, because we have a habit of forming thoughts and believing them to be truths, or we've been told the same thing over and over and our brain then believes that it is fact. It's time to really cut the shit.
Where are you limited by thoughts that aren't ACTUALLY facts/truth, but that you've been conditioned into believing as though they are?
For example, I'm not good enough, I'll never make more money, I'll never have a better job because I didn't go to college, I can't do/be/have/feel this thing.
Fuck that noise. All limiting beliefs are lies from the devil. Period. They're all nonsense that is keeping you from reaching your full potential. It's your choice to believe them or not believe them.
But like the saying going, whether you believe you can or believe you can't...you're right.
If you stick with the limiting beliefs, they will always be true for you because you're perpetuating the conditioning...if you stop, journal, and review the shit you believe and have been told by others, you'll probably be blown away by how many things are downright lies (you know, like all the limiting things you believe about yourself)!
It's now a time to reframe and forgive, by reframing, you train your brain to believe the new thought and then you can move out of limitations.
Forgiveness, as I've said many times before, has nothing to do with the other person or the situation. Forgiveness has nothing to do with letting anyone "off the hook". Forgiveness is about YOU. Forgiveness is all to do with your own peace of mind, and letting go of the things that you were letting live rent free in your mind. Forgiveness is about finding your own inner peace.
So, be gentle, take it slow, forgive, reframe and release.
You can do this. I believe in you.
Sending you lots of love!