2nd to 4th August 2013: Moon in Cancer and Mercury’s Return

Answers in the Silence

This weekend presents an opportunity to return to centre, take a deep breath and regain some of the peace (or should that be pieces?!) we may have lost in recent days. The cosmic theme is one of searching, but in a focused and intentional way, not just desperately scanning the terrain for any old sign of life or hope, but seeking out the most direct path to peace and then walking it! In the coming few days we have a chance to return home to ourselves, shake off extraneous baggage that we may have picked up recently and put our feet up for a moment.

It’s not always easy of course. Sometimes returning to centre takes what can feel like a massive effort! But when that’s the case it’s often because we’re trying too hard and putting out effort which, in itself, hinders not enhances peace. And sometimes we have to keep returning in every moment, as our over-active mind and riled emotions take off with a life of their own, dragging us along behind them! But wherever we find ourselves in relation to our own centre right now, this weekend we have an opportunity to come home, relax and just be for a while.

On 3rd (4:31 a.m. GMT) the Moon enters her own sign of Cancer joining Mercury, Mars and Jupiter there and forming yet another Grand Trine in Water! Yes, we are awash with them these days!! But in her own domain the Moon brings us emotional comfort and nourishment. She reminds us to go easy on ourselves and each other. To remember that emotional healing takes time and patience, and navigating our way through the things in life which wound us is an often underestimated challenge! If we can’t overcome our emotions in the blink of an eye or replace a negative thought with a positive one it doesn’t mean we’ve failed. It means we’re in the midst of a deep and abiding process which, when complete, will have cleaned out every corner of our psyche, leaving no stone unturned and no healing undone.

And she also reminds us we are not in the Evolutionary Olympics! We’re not competing to see who reaches the finish first, who’s ahead of whom, who’s performing best in the healing stakes. We’re all just walking our own path in our own way. Companionship and support can ease the journey considerably. Comparisons and judgements merely serve to lengthen it and place unnecessary obstacles in our way. After all, there is nothing to compare. In the end we are all one, breathing the same air, walking on the same earth, looking up at the same stars. What one of us does we do for everyone and what one of us heals is healed for the whole.

On 4th August Mercury returns to the degree in Cancer in which it turned retrograde on 26thJune. In doing so it presents us with the same choice as back then: which path to choose and with whom to walk it? Life often gives us with more than one option and frequently the best one in the long term is the most challenging in the present. We may fear for what we could lose if we give up the path we’re on for a new and more appealing one. Or we may fear that the choice we make will eventually turn around to bite us, but too late to unmake the decision and regain lost ground. Hence we remain immobilised in the present, fearing the future and burdened by the need to make a choice about it.

Mercury tells us that we need to start making choices we’ve been putting off. Since the end of June it has enabled us to review relationships and connections, emotional attachments and unspoken expectations. But in the coming weeks we need to decide where we go from here and then commit to that direction. After this weekend of returning to centre we begin to walk fresh ground and we must do so in a new way, not regurgitating old thoughts and behaviours, routines and emotions, in the hope that they will somehow take us to a new destination regardless. Old maps will take us to old places. New maps will lead us to new ones. It’s that simple and that challenging.

So as we rest in our centre this weekend, returning to the inner voice which always knows the truth of our situation, Mercury asks us ‘Where to now?’, and we can listen, in the silence, to the answer within which will show us the way.

Enjoy the silence (and the answers!) everyone. And have a good weekend!

Sarah Varcas

Comments

Mik 2nd August 2013 9:37 pm

Thanks Sarah,,enjoyed,,and chuckled,,,so nicely penned,,
Your description of being dragged,brought up images of being "just married" with all the cans dragging along behind the car.(apropos)
So do i identify with the married couple in the car or the cans,,haha,,both,,,

Peace

soniarotger 3rd August 2013 2:51 am

".....Who`s ahead of whom"
The day i realized that this kind of thoughts or feelings where also mine, i felt. Bad and i asked for comprehension. I remembered when i was a child and i used to compit in class to be the first, so my parents were proud of me and my perception of their love was stronger. So, everytime i notice this kind of feelings i remember my innerchild that she,s loved mo matter what. It works for me and little by little i don,t need to do a magnificent job in the spiritual path, and i relax...thanks Sarah, i enjoy very much to read you.

Love and humor

Sonia

Spirit Library 3rd August 2013 5:42 am

This weekend presents an opportunity to return to centre, take a deep breath and regain some of the peace (or should that be pieces?!) we may have lost in recent days. 

Prophetical! ;-)

Pat Timmermans...Purveyor of Endless Possibilities 3rd August 2013 6:25 am

"Just as the burning of the map at the beginning of the TV show of long ago, "Bonanza", Our unity maps are Infinite in scope & pregnant with "Endless Possibilities!"...great thanks, Sarah!!!"

Sandra Smyre 3rd August 2013 6:41 am

Thank you Sarah--oh, a few days of breathing easier--yea!! I liked the paragraph on Evolutionary Olympics. Used to feel like I had to do it "perfect" and be the leader--gave that up awhile back as it was making me feel crazy! Love that we're all the same, going at our own pace. Am ready to kick back and enjoy the scenery for a few days! In LoveLight, Sandra :smitten:

shapeshifter 3rd August 2013 8:02 am

Ahhhhh, the sound of silence........

bluefeatheryone 3rd August 2013 12:43 pm

Love this message, Sarah. Thank you. Love the comments as well, as usual. Love to everyone. <3 :smitten:

kay 4th August 2013 10:33 am

You’re right about the energy this weekend, Sarah. It’s quieter, and at times I’m definitely experiencing it emotionally.

Thank you, Ben and Mariu, for all you do to keep us connected. Loved the comment about the prophetic aspect of this message. I hope you’ve regained all your pieces!

In light of this line from Sarah’s post, “on 4th August Mercury returns to the degree in Cancer in which it turned retrograde on 26thJune,” out of curiosity I went back to SL for that date and found there was nothing. You guys were experiencing earthquake tremors, follow-up storms, and loss of internet service. . . hmmmm.

kay 4th August 2013 10:35 am

And a major move!

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:05 am
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Your description of being dragged,brought up images of being "just married" with all the cans dragging along behind the car.(apropos)
So do i identify with the married couple in the car or the cans,,haha,,both,,,

lol Mik! THAT is the question! :)

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:07 am
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".....Who`s ahead of whom"
The day i realized that this kind of thoughts or feelings where also mine, i felt. Bad and i asked for comprehension. I remembered when i was a child and i used to compit in class to be the first, so my parents were proud of me and my perception of their love was stronger. So, everytime i notice this kind of feelings i remember my innerchild that she,s loved mo matter what. It works for me and little by little i don,t need to do a magnificent job in the spiritual path, and i relax...thanks Sarah, i enjoy very much to read you.

Hello Sonia :) Thank you for these words, they spoke straight to me today! I think my own inner child needed to hear them. Thank you :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:08 am
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Prophetical! ;-)

Yes SL! sorry about that! lol. :D

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:09 am
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Our unity maps are Infinite in scope & pregnant with "Endless Possibilities!"...

Yes indeed Pat! I love the Bonanza image. Thank you! :)

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:10 am
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Am ready to kick back and enjoy the scenery for a few days!

I hope you had a good weekend Sandra, and enjoyed the views! :coolsmiley

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:12 am

Hello shapeshifter

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Ahhhhh, the sound of silence........

'Hello darkness my old friend...' :thumbs: xx

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:13 am

And love to you too bfo! :smitten: Hope you had a good weekend!

Sarah Varcas 5th August 2013 6:14 am
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In light of this line from Sarah’s post, “on 4th August Mercury returns to the degree in Cancer in which it turned retrograde on 26thJune,” out of curiosity I went back to SL for that date and found there was nothing. You guys were experiencing earthquake tremors, follow-up storms, and loss of internet service. . . hmmmm

say no more Kay! As above so below... :roll:

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