“Spiritual millennial hippie woo-woo” is somewhat becoming mainstream nowadays. For the most part, it’s a good thing, although there are cultural appropriative set-backs that I could go into…I won’t.
I hear the phrase quite often, and the number of times that it’s murmured and cursed at is starting to get excessive: “Is Mercury in Retrograde? ‘Cause everything is a mess.”
To be clear, yes–Mercury is in Retrograde. Something is always in retrograde.
Wiccans, Buddhists, Hindus, and others believe that everything happens in cycles. It’s a hands-on, practical observation. The seasons, the years, waves crashing, and–yes, life: all are cyclical. So if you’re looking for an out or feel like hiding under some throw blankets during MiR, you should reconsider.
No one ever accomplished anything by hiding under the covers anyway.
Humans are constantly being detoxified: spiritually, scientifically, digestively, and at a cellular level. You are decaying matter and regeneration simultaneously. Pretty cool, huh? So why hide from something just because it is seemingly wreaking havoc on your life? Odds are, it’s just an upheaval of all the BS.
I don’t normally feel tested by MiR, although I’ll admit this past week was one of the most frustrating ones I’ve had in months. It seemed like every day presented a series of patience-trying obstacles I had to hurl myself through in order to find myself at home, safe. It’s okay, though, I managed.
Take a deep breath. Life is showing you what you’re made of, how to deal, and how to be scrappy; it is asking you to calm your temper, slow your heartbeat, and do some metaphorical (or literal) push-ups.
MiR is good for us. Blaming the universe for crappy days is like blaming the sun for your headache. Do you think the sun going to listen to you? Is it going to go away just to fix your pain? No, it just does what it does.
So do what you do best: regenerate.