The #13, Mercury Retrograde, & why it’s time for transformation!
June has been a topsy-turvy month. While it started easy-breezy, many of you may have experienced some unexpected changes this month… just when you think you’re headed in right direction, the Universe has a funny way of throwing you a curve ball! So what’s the scoop?
June 2014 is a 13 Universal Month
6 + 2+0+1+4 = 13 and 13 is a powerful number in numerology. Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing scary or unlucky about the number 13. It’s actually very positive. The reason people are so frightened by this number is because it always brings immense transformation, often in unexpected ways.
Whenever the number 13 is activated, it’s time to let go of anything that isn’t serving you so you can make room for new opportunities. You’re most likely experiencing changes in your environment, the people around you, or possibly your goals for the future. With the number 13, if you aren’t making changes consciously, that’s when you’ll find change happens TO YOU.
FOUR planets in retrograde. Woa!
Aside from the fact that June is a 13 month, we also have four planets in retrograde, including our trickster planet Mercury. When a planet is in retrograde, it appears to be moving backwards from the Earth’s perspective. That’s why you’ll want to take two steps forward and find yourself taking one step back. The reason this happens is because during a retrograde you’re meant to retrace your steps in case you missed anything that is essential for your soul’s path. It can be tempting to want to race ahead, but then you might miss something important for your future.
Often times things break during a Mercury Retrograde cycle, including breakdowns in communication. Although it can feel frustrating at the time, it’s actually to prevent problems in the future. If you want to navigate the rest of this month with ease, here are some fool-proof steps you can take:
Fool-Proof Ways To Make The Most of This Month
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Stuff happens! Things break, people miss phone calls, plans can go awry. Everyone is doing the best they can, including you, so keep a sense of humor and have compassion for yourself and the people around you. In the long run, your happiness is the most important thing, so maintain a good mood no matter what’s happening.
Make a list and check it twice. During Mercury Retrograde it can be easy to overlook details. Make sure you review your correspondence thoroughly.
Leave extra time for travel. Things can often take a bit longer than expected during Mercury Retrograde. So if you have any trips or travel plans, be sure to leave extra time so you can stay on top of things and avoid any last minute schedule changes.
Stay present and calm. Do this and you’ll be prepared for anything! Go with the flow and expect the unexpected! Life is full of surprises and that’s what makes it interesting. If you find yourself in a situation that you weren’t expecting, it’s because the Universe had better plans for you than what you had originally intended. Always see the blessings in your circumstances and you will always find your way.
Do something you’ve never done before. The Universe is sending you messages to let go of your old ways of doing things so you can take a chance on yourself and try new things. If there’s something you’ve been thinking about doing, don’t wait. Take baby steps (or giant ones) toward living your dreams. You might not feel ready, but if you take even one step toward your goal you’re heading in the right direction. Don’t wait for the perfect time. Your future is now!
If you follow these simple guidelines you will find joy in all every circumstance. Life is an adventure. Enjoy the journey!