Spring is around the corner and we're all wading our way through Mercury in Retrograde (only a couple more days)! Our resident Sexologist, Six, has some fresh self-affirmations to help us be our best damn selves this month!
Mercury retrograde has taken the time to communicate with me through my dreams. I am becoming more in tune with my subconscious needs and desires, celebrating all that I have overcome and allowing space for my healing process. I might not possess full clarity as to why my spirit speaks to me in the way it does, nor may I fully comprehend all that my higher self has to say. What I do intend on prioritizing in March is the ability to stand true in value, but also allow room for change and development. While I move forward in the way that I do, I am learning each day to accept what I do and do not know. I am filled with joy, even if I don’t possess all that I desire. I hold my material items for precisely what they are, material, tangible, and still replaceable. I am honoring my values and the stories that inspired them, smiling over-sentimental moments and familial memories. As the sun begins to rise, and the days continue to pass, I am excited to celebrate my birth. This month is the month that I give myself more peace, I am learning to allow myself to relax even if that means relaxing on my own.
I am allowing love to conjunct my being, prioritizing pleasure and beauty for the month of March. I am starting to see the fruits of my labor and honoring all that I have manifested over the past few months. My tireless hours and total commitment to self has not gone unnoticed; I am pleased to relish in all the experiences I desire. I speak out loud the needs I have, holding those around me accountable to wash their nurturance over me. I am shining in my community, speaking unconditional love and forgiveness to those who deserve it. I am open to having compassion for others, but not at the expense of myself. I am cleaning off my glasses as there’s still fogging that blinds my lenses. I understand that as time passes, I’ll see my community a lot more clearly, being able to tie in how my network can aid in increasing my net worth. As the month progresses, the sun moves into Aries, and Mercury leaves retrograde, making it easier to understand a little bit deeper how my legacy will play out. While I am still experiencing unique and sometimes unexpected experiences and changes, I am taking more time to consider how they all play into my personal development.
I do not always understand why life unfolds as it does. I do not always know why it rains on some days, flooding every single tree that I planted. I do not always realize the full benefits of the sun shining brightly when I am left without water. I am learning to accept all that I do not know, finding peace and stability between my spirit and myself is my goal. As I power through life I am repeating a simple mantra, “I am letting in, and I am letting go.” I understand that people and situations change with the seasons, and while I’d rather hold on, I am learning to accept when I must let go. I am reflecting on my career, how far I’ve been, and how far I will go. While life will still present obstacles, “I am letting in, and I am letting go.” I accept that obstacles, mishaps, mistakes, and stepbacks are unavoidable and will continue to climb mountains to speak my words. My curiosity is limitless. Like a cat, I am intrigued by new play toys, places, and people. Within reason, I am allowing myself the opportunity to take breaks; transformation is exhausting! I am not at my stopping point because even at my lows, I am still existing, still breathing, and that is enough.
The growth that I have undergone has surpassed my expectations, rattled my core, and forced a re-commitment to my dreams and the impact I wish to make on the world. As Venus transitions from Aries to Taurus, visiting my house of friendship and community, I am allowing myself the opportunity to meet like-minded people. While I adore my bed and wish to remain in my own space, I am open to the prospect of stepping outside of my comfort zone to explore new ways to feel good. I am open to unique and unexpected thrills and frills, prioritizing my self-care and nurturance this time around. I am looking into food festivals, community gardens, and wellness spaces to attract the company in which I’d like to keep. As the new moon enters my house of career and legacy, I am healing from the lessons of my past. Taking time to recount the experience that I’ve reflected on the past couple of weeks, and allowing for plans to change and take new form. While I start to direct my attention from relationships to self, I am beginning to feel the fullness of my transformation. Change is often difficult, but the community I seek is aware of my humanity, supporting me every step of the way.
I am wading through the waters of Mercury Retrograde, allowing my feet to let go of the anchors that are drowning me. I am learning how to swim, learning that I need not stay when the ships go under. I am teaching myself new information; I am a sponge, ready and willing to take in and release as I carry on my existence. I understand that when I die, I must pass naked and alone as I entered this word. Material objects are not where I fixate my focus, and I can transcend the need to maintain a false sense of security. I am nearing the dawn of my transformation, wading in and out of the water as needed. I hold space for patience, being kind to my body, and accepting when I am not ready to swim. I am noticing changes in the way that others view me and take pride and who I am becoming. I am a Leo, and I am beginning another process of healing. I acknowledge the difficulties of my independence, and I am honoring my ability to remain standing.
I am taking time to unpack the particular parts of myself, studying my nuances, and reflecting on how I expect my relationships to play out. Mercury retrograde is living in my house of close relationships, and will eventually retrograde back into my house of routine and work. I am becoming more understanding of the fact that I need others around me; it’s just a part of being a human. While it’s difficult for me to escape and lose myself in the moment, I appreciate it when those closest to me can do it. I am open to surrounding myself with people who will help me dream, while also dedicating myself to achieve a work-life balance. The system of capitalism can sometimes conflict with my ability to unwind, which is why I am working to understand and communicate my boundaries. I am writing what I need down, paying close attention to keywords. I dedicated to my healing, which means knowing when to take a break, to unwind and relax. While I may have sudden and random crushes pop up and swirl in my mind, I understand that my relationships require depth and an intuitive connection. I am taking my time, and am open to the great unknowns.
I am taking notice of the random exchanges, how they inspire intriguing reflections, and challenge me to grow more. I may not have internalized the signs when I first laid eyes on them, but with Mercury Retrograde in my house of routine and work, I am beginning to accept the messages as I receive them. There is no use burning the candle at both ends, which is why my future lovers should expect to receive an update regarding my terms and conditions. I am beginning to see more clearly all that I am working towards, and I feel selfish over the vision coming to mind. I have been prioritizing my needs, and I am getting better at learning my boundaries. Life is a constant push and pull, forcing us to find and lose our sense of balance all the time. I am content with the equilibrium I have been able to develop for myself, expecting that with each day, I will be blessed with new heights to climb and mountains to conquer. I am taking the upsets, setbacks, and breakthroughs as they come. I am preparing for my transformation, and beginning to step into my light.
I don’t always feel like this world supports people to authentically and radically love themselves, which can make honestly and self-appreciation a tad bit difficult. Despite the downfalls of society, I am still pushing forward intending to thrive. I am beginning to release older concerns and anxieties that keep me from relaxing. I am no longer beating myself up over relationships that were out of my control. This month may bring up unique and somewhat surprising situations or people, and I will welcome the unusual with open arms and considerate eyes. I can be a skeptic, but like most things, it’s a balance. I understand that this world can be harsh, and thus learning how and when to speak up for myself. In the pursuit of achieving balance, I am developing a relationship with my anger. I am teaching myself how to breathe through my frustrations and learning how to find solace within my curated space.
Many parts of my routine are changing. I am making much more time for the things that I appreciate, as well as investing more in my appearance. There’s a person inside of me that’s bursting with energy and ready to take on the world, and I want to see them do exactly that. As I develop a stronger understanding of what I value, as well as what appeals to me, I am beginning to understand the importance of letting go. I am starting the process of investing in myself, which means prioritizing expenses that may not pay off immediately. While I want to maintain some sense of stability over my day to day routine, I understand that tapping into my mutable energy will help me deal with the random occurrences that can happen throughout the day. I am learning how to hold less frustration over the aspect of my life that I can not control. Instead, I am welcoming the countless possibilities that the unconventional can bring. Easing into change isn’t exactly easy, and the potential for frustration is rather high, so I am allowing myself patience and understanding for the parts of me that aren’t yet refined.
I am taking deep breaths and working through life, taking one step at a time, and allowing space to rest. I am becoming aware of my mortality, and whether or not these reminders are pleasant, I am taking heed of the warnings my body is trying to give me. I can’t take on everything, which is why I’m now developing a clearer understanding of what and who I truly value. I am only one person, and it’s unfair for me to tax my body unecessarily! I am taking it easy, giving more time to my close relationships, and less time in solitude. This Mercury retrograde has made me a lot more aware of how I communicate myself to others, and I’m not exactly sure if I’ve entirely captured precisely the right image. I am taking this month to focus a little less on the building process, and developing a deeper appreciation for what dreams originally inspired my grand scheme! There’s no need to worry because once I take much need thought and meditation over my resources and values, there’s absolutely nothing that’s impacting my freedom of expression. I know what I want, and I won’t stop at anything to capture my desires.
The past couple of months have been exhausting in ways I haven’t been able to articulate. I feel this weight on the back of my shoulders, it’s making it difficult to concentrate, and it’s urging me to reach for something more. I’m not trying to make any sudden movements, mainly because I got a little bold with my words over the past few weeks. Nothing happens by accident, and so I am taking a closer look at my resources. I might not be ready for drastic changes right now, but with ample time and preparation, I will take on what’s in store for me from life itself. As the month carries on, I am starting to feel the weight from my shoulders meet me in plain sight, challenging me to reflect on myself fully. I am actively working not to resent where I am in my process, and instead, I am using my frustrations as motivation for my overall success. Difficulties in life are inevitable, which is why I am taking life in stride, one day at a time! With Venus slowly beginning to move into my house of pleasure, I am sure to remind myself that with hard work comes great rewards!
You can’t say Mercury retrograde without acknowledging the star of this whole thing, that’s right, it’s me the Pisces. I can’t say that I’m familiar with the concept of retrogrades, especially with Neptune decorating and customizing my house of self and body. I’ve spent this year in a slight dream state, drifting in and out of reality. I’m able to see myself more clearly in the mirror, I feel both beautiful yet offset at the same time. I am one step towards being in alignment and another step lost in a space-like type realm. To some extent, Mercury retrograde feels grounding at times, challenging me to take a closer look at the life that I’m living and the person I am. As the month carries on, I am noticing that my dreams are a little more difficult to cope with, almost as if there’s a message that’s haunting them. These planetary transits can feel a bit sobering, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’m finding it more comfortable to hold myself accountable, which is helping me become much freer than before.