This week, I am pushing the envelope on Mercury retrograde sewing projects and trying to outfox the Trickster Planet.
One of my creative goals is to sew a wardrobe a season ahead. (Do not be in awe… people who know me are laughing!) I should be completing summer stuff. Instead I am still in more or less a planning stage. Planning is always good when Mercury IS retrograde (starting May 29th this time around). With my luck i will be launching projects during Mercury retrograde(not a great idea) . Instead, I would rather be in Mercury’s graces to finish up projects already started.
So this week I promised myself to at least cut out 3 or 4 garments and have them in the pile of things to work on whilst Mercury is retrograde. Hopefully this will provide some sewing novelty to my to do list, as I also tackle the long standing projects. These are the projects that are likely stuck because they were originally launched during a Mercury retrograde. So hopefully my sewing plans are synching up how energy flows with the Trickster planet lurking about.
However, the fact that I am officially in the season ahead time slot for these projects is quite satisfying. Amazing when you consider that I have fabric inventory for various seasons that have graced my closets for 5 years or more! Somehow, I believe this ‘caught-up’ status of my “To Do” list is a side benefit of doing these Aligned for Mercury retrograde sessions with Astrologer Julie Simmons every year.
Wish me luck!
With love and light
Read more about the Aligned for Mercury Retrograde program here.
Flavor of Mercury retrograde Sep 27 – Oct 23, 2021
Mercury will be retrograde in the airy sign of Libra. Mercury retrograde periods always invite reflection, consideration, observation and active listening. This is especially true for Libra which is the sign of contracted relationships and legalities of all sorts. If you want to avoid the pitfalls of this retrograde period, pay attention to these things.
This retrograde specifically points toward the depths of loss and change that Planet Earth is experiencing which shows up in the square with Pluto. As well we see amazing possibilities going forward if we can figure out how to listen to one another which we see in the grand trine to Jupiter and the Moon.
One of the great accomplishments of civilization is to live more or less peacefully among strangers. We follow the rules. We wait in line. We do our best (which clearly isn’t perfect) to foster a civil society. Many things which we have taken for granted for quite some time seem threatened. Shadows hang over some of our most basic social structures: health care and education for example. Mercury retrograde is a good time to observe and learn about the world as well as yourself in this world. What story line arises in your mind when you come out of denial and distraction and notice the shadows?
Check out our Aligned for Mercury Retrograde program