So, my weekend was supposed to kick butt.
I was going to get all this stuff done and have so much energy.
Mercury was out of retrograde and it was going to be awesome.
How wrong could I have been?
A little about Mercury Retrograde for those who are not as into Astrology as I am:
Mercury Retrograde is a period of time when Mercury appears to be going backwards against the sky. It happens about 4 times a year. As Mercury goes past the part of it's orbit that is closer to the earth and begins to travel on to the further side of the sun, and from our perspective seems to move in opposite direction. From our angle, Mercury is appearing to move forward, then backwards, then forward as it returns the pass on the Earth. And sometimes Mercury retrograde can have different effects on us depending which sun sign we are in.
So, the retrograde period can effect some more than others, and it may not effect some people at all if they were born during a retrograde time.
For some reason, this past transition affected me lots.
Then there was something I didn't take into much account.
Pre and Post Shadow.
Pre Shadow is the time when mercury is slowing down, and Post Shadow is the time it's speeding back up. A good analogy would be like an employee getting ready for a vacation isn't going to completely check in when it's planning a trip. Or when they come back, it takes them a while to get going again.
The shadow days for this last month were the 25-26th of June, and the 19-20th of July.
What's funny is this last Saturday, you know, the day I was going to work hard and get stuff done...
I slept. I slept over 16 hours. I woke up around noon. Slept again from 2-5 and went to bed early.
I was confused and in a fog all day.
Which is when I did my research on Shadow Days. Only to find out that that's a pretty normal thing.
Which had me thinking, there was a time last month where I slept all day and was in a complete fog. What day was that? I went back through our calendars, (Sterling and I keep extremely detailed calendars) and written on July 25th - "SLEPT ALL DAY!"
I was so shocked.
Before knowing anything about Mercury in Retrograde, Shadow days or any of the effects, I was still feeling them and living them.
It would have been one thing to think, "Okay, there will be some planetary shifts, this weekend will be a sleepy one."
But it wasn't like that.
It makes me wonder, how in tune with Astrology are we? Are some more in tune than others? Is every retrograde going to be like this? Do we get more in tune with things like that as we awaken?
It's a learning process for sure. And I'm happy Mercury is out of retrograde and slowly going back the path it was on. But, I'm questioning what else is out there that will affect me so much? It's a magical world out there guys.