“You could begin to feel overwhelmed by your intuition, especially if you’re particularly sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others. Maintaining emotional and energetic boundaries will feel more challenging than usual, making it important that you take out extra time each week to practice self-care.”
This is what I found when I Googled “How is Mercury Retrograde Jan 2022 going to affect me,” and it couldn’t be truer. The last few days have been chaotic. My computer went haywire and I got logged out of so many apps I didn’t even have the passcodes for. I know I’m not the only one feeling like this. On a group chat with my besties from Indianapolis, they ALL expressed the same feelings and felt like something was off.
I know I’ve been feeling off. I knew it today when I told my realtor not to make any calls until January 24th about this house I wanted, and sure enough he did and UGH not for sale anymore! Maybe it’s superstition, maybe it’s the moon, maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. So today, as I wrote next week’s blog, I decided to take a chill pill. I lit my candles and turned the lights down in my living room. I just watched the last episode of the new Sex and the City (which I think is getting better each week) and am zoning out with a bag of gummy worms. But I couldn’t help but wondering and googling what else is in store this month with the moon?
The Wolf Moon is this month, although it will have passed by 2 days once this post goes live, that’s okay, we all can work though the moon energy throughout this week! The best time to see this moon is Monday, January 17, 2022, as it will be 100% lit by the sun while it’s in the constellation of Cancer, the crab. Apparently during the Wolf Moon you are to figure out what you need to have a successful life and focus. To clear those stagnant thoughts and replace them with thoughts of growth, change, and action, and to let its healing light enhance self-trust and self-reliance.
Personally, I’ll be burning some papers with things that I want to let go of, and I will most definitely be getting up to see this moon. I found this amazing post on the Spiritual Gangster website (love them) and I wanted to share it!
The sacred figure of the wolf is a powerful instructor in tapping into our own wildness, wisdom, and inner freedom. For we are all born free, it is our society that shames us into feeling too fearful to embrace our own wild and free instincts – we are only as caged as we allow ourselves to be. The Wolf Moon reminds us with it’s powerful light, to allow our own inner light to shine as brightly as possible, express ourselves from a place of genuine creativity, and share and discover our greatest gifts.
Where there is light, there is also shadow. The winter full moon illuminates the shadows in our lives that need clearing, healing, and transforming. These can come in many forms, but most stem from a place of insecurity and denying our inner truth. Watch carefully the thoughts and beliefs that come to mind that prevent you from living your most authentic life and that keep you from reaching your highest potential. Allow the power of the Wolf Moon to clear those stagnant thoughts and replace them with thoughts of growth, change, and action. Let it’s healing light enhance self-trust and self-reliance.
Tune into your sacred nature and allow the power of the Wolf Moon to help you shift what is no longer serving you and tap into your most authentic, wild and free self. She is there, waiting to be embraced and allowed to run with the wolves.”
I love the above post and just had to share! I think we all have a little wolf in us, right?
I also wanted to take a moment to share about some ways we can deal with retrograde feelings as the year has just begun and we have a few more in store.
Things TO do in retrograde:
1. Sweat, sauna or something it helps
2. Drink tea, lay off the alcohol
3. Sleep extra hours
4. Turn off the tv, don’t watch the news
5. Try to be in quiet more or listen to nature sounds if you need noise.
Things NOT to do in retrograde:
1. Sign any contracts
2. Make any rash decisions
4. Settle relationship issues (for bad or good, it might not turn out to be good).
To anyone who hasn’t been feeling quite right, hang in there, and let’s go howl at the moon this week!