Get ready Ohana, beginning May 18th - June 11th, it might be a wild ride!
Mercury Retrograde is upon us again, and with it come all the usual upheavals. 3 years ago I personally would start to feel its effects 1 to 2 weeks before it hits. I was irritable, fidgety, I become quick to judge and no one was safe from it. I am more attuned and sensitive to everyone and everything during this period.
As many can attest to during the retrograde of Mercury, the technology and communications could go haywire: like your laptop deciding to forget all your saved passwords or dropped calls become typical. It could feel like nothing gets done in a day and in truth getting things accomplished could take longer than they should. It seems like everyone during this time has only criticisms and no praise. I am sure that you also have a similar story yourself, one filled with a breakdown in communications, and travel.
So what can you do to help ease the potential upheavals during this time?
• Stop yourself, tell a different story about retrograde, this positive intention will be the first and best step you can take for yourself.
• Vibration Shifting: If you find yourself in distress during this time, I teach classes and my clients to do “vibration shifting”, which basically means to shift the negative energy to something positive.
This can be easily done by simple fun things: listening to upbeat music with a positive message, singing, audiobooks, going to the beach and cleansing yourself with the salt water, positive affirmations, dancing, whatever uplifts your spirit and soul — do it!
Vibration shifting is basically overlaying the negative vibration with positive associations, to get your mind to “change the subject”.
Another tip when doing vibration shifting: be in good vibrational space. Visualize yourself and be in the vibration of happiness, love, and fun (this is key when saying affirmations and/or mantras).
It took years of enduring the changes during retrograde for me to see it for the opportunity that it truly was. The truth is: it is not something to be afraid of, nor a burden to bear. It can be a time for gaining greater understanding of yourself from the lessons that the universe is trying to teach you. I look forward to the retrograde now, thanks to the tools that I have created to aid my intentions and affirmations, so that I remain unaffected by anything outside of myself during this time. I want to share with you how I changed the negative tide of an unfocused retrograde.
And they feature our very own Fire Elixirs:
Two of the intention candles I crafted in my new line were created with this particular time of year in mind. With the purpose of being used in in conjunction with each other. The first being “Harmonious Home”, which is charged with the intention of banishing unwanted lower energies that clutter around your home. The infusion of Lavender adds the aromatherapy needed to calm the mind, and focus ones thoughts. When there is a breakdown in communications, having a clear mind is the solid footing you want when making important choices, or taking important meetings.
The second candle is “Road Opener.” This candle charged and crafted with the knowledge of the planet Mercury’s influence in things like travel as well as communication. In all aspects of our life we want a clear road of both intention and communication. This candle was crafted with the intention of keep open the doors to positive changes and choices for your life. Infused with a Eucalyptus scent with has always been a plant noted for its healing properties in various forms. Both Lavender and Eucalyptus are mercurial plants which is why the combination of these two work so well with this focused intention because both these elements balance the waning mercurial energies.
Lighting these fire elixirs together can help ease the effects of the retrograde.
The best thing for you to do is to take the time to set the intent for this retrograde. Go in with positive intent. There is nothing to fear, but fear itself. Fear is the lowest form of energy and to fear retrograde is already a no-go. Meditate, pray, or write your intention for this retrograde.
Tell yourself that you CAN and you WILL handle whatever comes your way, like you have done in many other aspects of your life.
Love and light,
Keoki Tavares & #TeamAlohaElixir