Today Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo (August 20-September 12, 2010). Virgo's energy within is our drive to perfect the details; she's your inner organizer/terrorist who wants to make life/relationships/things perfect…it's the shadow place where we get lost in the details and stop forward movement. Let me work on this, clean this up so I don't have to do that.
Be aware of your 'this and that' place.
Last week I made a list of all the tasks I am responsible for as an soulo-entrepreneur/artist. As a shamanic woman I am in business and run the household (I won't bore you with the mighty long list). It became obvious that my 'this and that' places on the list are where I hide out…lost in the need for perfection my wtf Argh!!@#! is a symptom of my fear and doubt. dang.
My post-it note aha:
This little ditty came to me yesterday after a long week of challenging my thinking. Is it true? How do I know it's true? What would I be without that thought? aka Byron Katie's The Work. Oh the places I am going. What's the antidote for this Mercury Rx? Focus on Gemini and Sagittarius.
Mercury rules Gemini, those day-to-day thoughts that run/ruin my life. Mercury in Virgo is an opportunity to clean out the cobwebs- self-loathing that drives you and me to distraction.
With a good measure of Sagittarius, the risk taker, it's time to do things differently. I am a DIY woman… the "I'll do it myself' mindset leaves me feeling awkward when I ask for support. I was trained not to ask.
DIY' women take on way too much. We want control, we don't trust. We weren't heard as children. Only I can do it right…which means those around us do it wrong, whether we say it or not.
I want to be served. I trust myself. When I speak my truth I am not responsible if you hear me or don't hear me…or don't like what I have to say.
This means I have to take a risk, voice what I want clearly, and then expect the task to be completed. Virgo is all about letting people serve me, Sagittarius is about trusting they will come through (Pisces/Spirit/Connection to the Muse).
When I get lost in the "this and that", my control issues stop the flow of creative energy (Pisces); the muse doesn't get served, my tribe doesn't get served.
Mercury = mind chatter. Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo. Gemini stirs up the black and white thinking, unhealed wounds of our past. Mercury Rx's do the same. Here's my 4 step process:
- Check-in What happened at the Gemini New Moon and throughout the summer? Where have I been? Spend the weekend tracking your thoughts- the judgments…
- Look at your SoulCollage® cards for the message: What have the cards been saying the last 3-4 months. Look for clues to what this Mercury Rx is about for you. If you haven't created a SoulCollage®, start. Something will be revealed. In your birth chart where are the signs Gemini, Virgo, Sag and Pisces are, what houses? There you'll find both the problem and solution.
- What am I getting lost in? Is it serving my Muse? What would happen if I delegate this task? Yes spend the time and money- and allow someone to serve me? How would that feel? How would my life shift? Turn it around.
- Harvest and let go. We are entering the fall season. Harvesting is about editing and sorting, seeking a balance, and letting go.
Look Mercury went into it's shadow on August 2nd…asking "What's got me?" It's already working you…I bid you adieu with this thought:
Being a Virgo and reading much about Virgo throughout my life, I have not been informed of Virgo meaning as you say, “letting people serve me.” On the contrary, I have felt the majority of my life as a Virgo and also read and been told that Virgo relishes in service to others. Mother Teresa was a Virgo; she and I share the same birthday. I have spent most of my life in occupations that serve others, and when I don’t feel as good as I’d like I find the antidote in extending service to others. I am actually more comfortable helping serve than being served. I feel good when I help others feel good. I am unsure about what you mean by Virgo and letting people serve me.
I have a Virgo rising and have a difficult time asking for help. I don’t mind doing for others and as with Kelly it feels good, BUT there needs to be a balance and this is when I feel off kilter.. letting people serve me.. feeling good about that too. I’m in the middle of moving (33 years in the same place!) and people are offering help and I am learning to allow them to help.. a bit uncomfortable at times, but I NEED to.
We are called to serve and let others serve us. So watch how you’re letting people in to serve you while Mercury is Rx.
Being a Virgo or a Pisces or ___ (fill in the blank) means there is a call to balance with the opposite energy/ sign. Virgo is an exquisite energy especially when it is creative (Leo) healed (Virgo/Pisces) and balanced (Libra). This woman
* knows her own mind and heart.
* understands the power of her presence to effect change and serve,
* connects to Spirit/Muse (Pisces)
* speaks her truth without shame or judgment (gemini/virgo)
* willing to take a risk (Sag).
I’m a Pisces woman gratefully raised by two very strong loving Virgo women (mother and grandmother) I’ve danced with the Pisces/Virgo energies all my life. Pisces and Virgo work together. Virgo balances the mystical side of Pisces. Pisces balances the practical world of Virgo.
A strong Pisces personality needs to be grounded- two feet planted on the ground!!
A strong analytical Virgo personality needs to be lifted!!
Balance these too extremes and the woman is intuitive and grounded; she is able to manifest their dreams in the material world, face challenges and still laugh like a child. There is faith and trust in her ability to be present and not get lost in another.
Mercury Rx is a great time to look within for signs of soul loss, where did I lose power? If I am not laughing during the Mercury Rx take note- there is something that wants my attention for healing.