Look at you hunny, you made it to the ending of another year. Count your blessings and be grateful! Because those in the graveyard would do anything to switch places with you. And 2017 is not done snatching lives yet, more like soul ascensions, reincarnations; and part of the evolutionary cycle of the universe. But anyhow, as many astrologers predicted, 2017 will end with a bang but don't let it take the bang out of you.
December of any year is usually an intense (as documented below by Audrey Kitching) and also, an emotional month. It's the month of holidays, transitions such as: the ending of a year and going into a new year, change of seasons from autumn to winter and the approaching winter solstice. December is also, a month of purging and shedding of the old and preparing for the new.
In the midst of all your shopping and holiday preparations, give yourself the gift of self care and solitude. And self care comes in many forms. A day at the spa, meditating, reading a book, solitude in the sense of allowing yourself space to quiet down to hear yourself and listen, reading affirmations to yourself out loud, bubble baths & champagne (as illustrated below); and etc.
This December is highly intense due to Mercury Retrograde. Mercury is the planet of communication and when it's retrograding, Mercury can be a trickster with communication, lack of and miscommunication. Remain grounded to stay above it all. The planets and cosmos affect us but it's all about learning and developing strategies (divine chess moves) to align ourselves with the universe to benefit us.
Keyword in Mercury Retrograde is "Re." So in retrospect: reflect, relax, release, rejoice, rejuvenate, redeem, refocus, recover, reestablish, redevelop, replenish, recreate, review, reconsider, be responsible, reserve, refresh, relinquish (to shed, let go), revitalize, be reasonable, reconnect from within, revision to envision, reaffirm, discover what resonates from within, readjust, refine yourself to receive, rebuild, retreat if necessary, rebirth, find the remedy to heal, repair, rebuke, respond not from an emotional state but a logical one, relate, reset, reprogram, reevaluate, realign; and etc. You get the point, well at least I hope you do. Mercury Retrograde is what you make it, as with anything in life. It's only negative if you let it be, so find the positive in all things and utilize it to benefit you!
Being that December is an intense month and with the combination of Mercury Retrograde, it can stir a lot of fire and heat in the air for a cold month. Most of it stemming from lack of communication and miscommunication due to Mercury Retrograde and also, the intensity of energies December is generating. But all is not lost nor is it bad.
Grounding oneself can help alleviate chaotic influences during a retrograde, to bring clarity to oneself and clear any funky energies which can cause miscommunication in our daily lives. Mercury is ruled by air, so during a Retrograde, grounding is a great way to center oneself.
There you have it, sip some wine, have a toast & drink champagne or pour some out for the homies, and enjoy all the festivities December brings.
Going into the new year, light a candle, say a prayer, set your intentions; and manifest. Tap into your inner magick, make 2018 a magical year and beyond!
Revised 12/9/17 by Sasha.