Mercury is Direct today at 9:57am Eastern


Mercury is now direct here IN Toronto as of 9:57am here in Toronto.    How did you experience the retrograde energy of the past few weeks?  Time to share the stories.

This time around experiences of my own highlighted the benefit of being aligned.

First of all my favorite kitchen appliance was out of commission and needed to be replaced – a food processor.  I have have not bought one in 30 years!   Thankfully they are way down in price and an inexpensive one for $79 was on sale for $40 at my local Canadian Tire.  Online they indicated 7 were available in my local store. It seemed like a great deal and given Julie’s advice that Mercury Retrograde is good for a sale it seemed to transcend the DON’T BUY APPLIANCE rule.   I raced to the store to find none on the shelf.  Hmmm.  The part time student staff did their best and could not understand why inventory indicated there were 7 but none were on the shelf.  I was patient (an AMR quality) and proceeded to leave when the information person at the front desk asked how I made out.   She went the distance and discovered they were close by – still on the truck.  So she gave me a rain check and said to call back.  Next day I called and a sales staff said yes now they are in the warehouse ….how many did i want?  (I think one is enough! LOL).  He then asked cautiously when was I coming.  “In 20 minutes” I replied.   He gave me the aisle number.   When i arrived.. I did not immediately find it but the sales clerk did… there was now just ONE LEFT!    It was mine.   I spotted 2 other shoppers with the same model under their arms.   The delay and second trip seemed all worth the trouble to be able to get my appliance at a great price.    So far it is working better than the old one.

Next, my kitchen over-head light became problematic.  Recently, light bulbs burn out quickly and this time it was stuck.  The glass cover impossible to remove.   The  superintendent  started to fix this when he paused and asked  would you like a new overhead unit?  You would have to wait 2 days before they arrive.  I gladly agreed feeling once again that the Mercury retrograde delay was well worth it AND IT WAS!!!!  I have a new lamp that keeps out the flies.  I love it.

My last notable experience happened while hosting the online training sessions I do with Resonance Repatterning teacher Ardis Ozborn.  We are healers at heart so to pull off this live video conferenced class with 9 participants from around the world  is always a technological wonder for me.    The 3 hour class was underway when the instructor’s video screen froze , went dark and then off line.    Worse when I phoned her there was a recorded message that the internet/phone system was down for  a small geographical area.

The instructor did manage to contact me via cell phone and we made a plan for the first part of the class.  We stayed calm and by  break time 40 minutes later, she was back online.    In the end we did an additional hour of class time later in the week that proved to be invaluable to the class learning.  In every problem there is an opportunity!

How was this Mercury retrograde period for you?  Comments welcomed!

Carolyn Winter


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The Blue Quilt

IMG_0561Every Mercury retrograde, I struggle with framing Julie’s words of wisdom for the current Trickster season against my need to do the forbidden…. start a new quilt project.   I rationalize with thoughts of … “I am just planning, prepping, or this is an old project that needs a completion”.   Hah! The trickster knows and sends plenty of trouble just the same.

So I am happy to unveil my latest creative project completed earlier this past summer and back from the quilter a day before the shadow of Mercury’s backward motion. Last weekend I spent a day with my friend Jane (aka Jane Walkers Cards) and she photographed my quilt. Her recently acquired stray cat Barney, it turns out thought the quilt was for him. He had been quite preoccupied with other farm mischief until we showed up in the garden with mega camera and quilt in hand. Try as she could, Barney was deaf to Jane’s raised voice insisting he leave. It was absolutely hilarious and I could not help but think the trickster was having the last laugh over my quilt!

Amazing to me how one small idea can mushroom to something else. For months i have been inspired by Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. She does the greatest weekly videos with ideas to for easy quilting projects. Her video using a pkg of 10″ squares of paper, along with a dose of inspiration from Pinterest quilt boards brought this quilt together for me.

i love the combination of indigo, white and gold/browns. In the quilt style of pioneers, mine is made of old clothing (a jean skirt, a navy, a brown and a gold moleskin skirts) cut into strips and pieced together with matching remnants of newer fabric. The strips are sewn on a square of paper to make a block. The whole thing was easy and fun.

Many thanks to my friend Jane for these pictures.


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Mercury is Retrograde September 17 – October 9th 2015

This Mercury retrograde is in the airy sign of Libra. Libra is the sign of how we relate to each other as individuals and as political entities. You could say it’s about the rules of engagement. What is and isn’t fair.

While Mercury is retrograde here we should be mindful of how our words and actions might affect other people, as well as noticing how we react to others. Given that retrogrades are associated with misunderstandings we could find ourselves in a major argument over very little, very easily.  (This should be a very interesting time for our upcoming election. Lots of opportunity for stirring up political ire for nothing…)

Libra is about beauty as well. A lovely side effect of Mercury retrograde in this sign would be moments of appreciation for the sunset or fall flowers. As if you are noticing them for the first time.

On its journey Mercury will square Pluto (September 24th) This takes us back to the cardinal cross of 2014. A day of power struggles.

Conjunct the Sun (On the 30th of September.) The Sun always conjuncts Mercury once while it’s retrograde. This is the moment when we are meant to listen.

Sextile Saturn (October 6th.) A good time for learning, teaching and all manner of education. Especially if you approach without expectation.


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August 1, 2015-Session on Healing our Environment by Jennifer Johnson

Carolyn Winter, Holographic Coach:

Great topic and i invite you to join

Originally posted on World Peace Hologram:

August 1, 2015

10:00 a.m. PDT

This session will be by proxy.

This Repatterning will address some of the challenges facing our Mother Earth right now as we join together to envision a way through the present chaos into a healthier future.

You are invited to join in this envisioning by completing  the form included in this post and giving your permission to proxy you into this session.  This gives us an opportunity to join our hearts and voices to add to the growing call to action and to link with others of like mind.

Please add any statements or items you wish to have added in the comment section and I will include them.

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