The planet Mercury went retrograde on April 9th and will be so until May 4th. Mercury goes retrograde three to 4 times a year and although retrograde defined means that it is moving backwards that is really not the case. What it does mean is that Mercury is moving slower than the earth so it appears to be moving backwards. While this is significant to know what is more significant is what it means for you. The planet Mercury rules communication and technology and when it is direct it is believed that everything along these lines runs smoothly. However when it is in retrograde it can create quite a ruckus with our smart phones, computers, laptops, any mechanical things.. well you get the idea. It also can create chaos in our communications with other people, emails going astray or people misunderstanding what we have to say. While all this sounds a bit dire you don’t have to hide under your bed the entire time. What this retrograde calls for is for you to be flexible. If your computer is not working step away, take a deep breath maybe go for a walk. If your phone is down maybe call a friend on a landline and meet for a visit.
While this would not be the best time to start a new project it definitely is a time to revisit some old ones that you may have been putting off. Is there something you have wanted to do but have been procrastinating with? With relationships it is time to bring balance between your interests and those people around you. Is there someone that you need to clear the air with? Again this would be best done with a personal visit or phone call versus trusting technology to communicate with.
“This too shall pass” as they say so the best thing to do is let go and let it flow. We will be talking about all this on The Night Shift with Susan Dintino 4/11 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. I am going to be pulling cards too from my Fairy Deck as well for mini readings. We can use some fairy energy to lighten things up for us all!
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According to Wikipedia personal boundaries are: “guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits”. I think this is a good definition and just wondering how are your personal boundaries? At times we can all do a little work on this so let’s set up some guidelines that might help:
- You have a right a have personal boundaries and with this recognition opens the door to defining yourself and what is acceptable to you and what is not. How do you let others treat you? Do you set limits to what is acceptable and what is not? This is tied in to your self approval and self worth. If you don’t have healthy boundaries you tend to let others define you rather than defining yourself. To resolve this set clear boundaries for yourself and don’t be afraid to enforce them. For instance if you have repeatedly told someone that after 10 PM you don’t take phone calls unless it is an emergency and this person constantly comes up with some drama or another after that time be ready to enforce that rule, use caller ID and don’t take the call.
- The word NO is a complete sentence. When someone asks you to do something you can simply say no without have to defend your answer. If you tend to be someone who has a hard time saying no and than regretting your YES afterwards it may take some practice but it is well within your right to “Just Say No!”
- Other people’s needs are not more important than yours. When we give..give..give till it hurts it usually does. We have to remember to refill our energetic well and take care of our own needs so we will have what it takes to take care of other’s. Sometimes there are people in our lives who demand we take care of their needs before our own. If this is a constant, boundaries are essential. Personally I find these people to be full of drama and always believe what they need is more important than anything else. Learn to discern this behavior and act accordingly. If it is a friend frank commuication can help. With a family member set your limits in your mind and enforce them. Usually with these dramarama (a term I have coined) individuals no matter what you do it is not enough so keep that in mind when you get caught up in the people pleasing cycle.
- Trust yourself…Believe in yourself and know that when you do what is best for you, you are doing what is best for everyone in your life. You are here to enjoy your life and being a good helpful person is what we are taught to be. Of course that is what we all strive to be but putting yourself first is not selfish it is self loving and keeping healthy boundaries to protect yourself is the first step in a wonderful romance with YOU!
Tuesday, April 4 7:00 PM we will discuss this on The Night Shift with Susan Dintino. I will be doing mini readings as well.
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On March 27th the new moon appeared in the sign of Aries. A new moon is the phase of the moon when it passes between the earth and the sun. It is invisible in the sky although it may be seen at sunset as a very thin crescent. New moon energy invites us to set an intention. What that means is that we focus on something we would like to see happen in our lives. It can be personal or material. This new moon is in the fire sign of Aries. Aries asks us to go full steam ahead, act before thinking but because the planet Venus is in retrograde (retrograde means that the planet when observed from the earth appears to be moving backwards) we are being beckoned to proceed with caution. Rather than making bold moves we are encouraged to look inward and set an intention that facilitates our personal growth. While Venus is usually all about I love you with it being in Aries it is all about I love me. With that in mind focus on self-love, self-approval, and self-confidence.
Is there a project or business you have been wanting to start? This would be a good time to get the ball rolling but you have to be sure that you are approaching it from a place of self-confidence. So if you are a bit timid use this Aries Warrior energy to amp your self confidence. Mirror work is a great tool to use. Here is how it works:
Standing in front of a mirror make eye contact with yourself and say “I approve of myself.” repeat this at least 3 times. Continue this practice until you feel what you are saying. The goal is to start with self approval and move on until you can easily make eye contact with yourself and say “I love you.” Louise Hay is the creator of this technique and has great books out on doing mirror work.
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