Thoughts on Libra

Libra is commonly known as the sign of intimate relationships, beauty and the law. In the Libra realm we engage with others one-on-one, and in so doing experience more of who we are through the eyes and heart of another. Our close relationships with others can be an enlightening reflection of the true nature of our oftentimes complex relationship to Self. Libran relationships are either intimate or legal partnerships. Either way, we have chosen to align with these people for some purpose, be it counseling, marriage, help with negotiating a contract or a business partnership.

If we have done the work of the previous sign, Virgo, the nature of which is to assimilate, integrate and practice discernment, success and harmony in relationships is likely. One of the functions of healthy Virgo is to integrate the otherwise projected, normally unconscious and disowned wild-card aspects of our personality that make each of us unique, so that when we interact with others we are coming from our wholeness and holiness that honors the nature of others.

Currently, Mercury is retrograde in Libra, so it is altogether possible that you are rethinking some of your relationships, contracts and maybe even your marriage. I don’t know about you, but I have been in a bit of a life review for the past few days. I am seeing all kinds of things that were never clear to me before. Insights are dawning like fireworks on the Fourth of July on all kinds of Libra fronts; I am looking at revamping the counseling/consulting practice that has been my Light In Motion business for the past seven years, relationships from the distant past have resurfaced for review and reconsideration, my new business partner and I are realizing we need to slow down and make sure we have all of the pieces of our business in place before we move forward, and I am seeing my relationship with my guy in a whole new light.

Life seems to be moving at warp-speed these days and time is precious. It is of great value to stop and check in with how our relationships to others are reflecting our relationship to who we are at this point in time. Balance and beauty are ideals that remind us of our divine nature, the Who We Really Are, the I AM which is, indeed, balanced and beautiful.


Mercury's Gone Retrograde and the Moon is on the Wane

I took this picture as we were taking off from Salt Lake City, last weekend. In order to get the shot of the mountains and the amazing clouds, I was forced to include the wing of the plane in the picture. And now that I look at it, I kind of like it.

I was in Salt Lake City for the 4th Annual MonaVie International Convention. The convention was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. Dallin Larsen, cofounder and CEO is a true and inspiring leader with a vision that has captured the hearts and minds of people from many different walks of life. The plane was full of happy, if exhausted, MonaVie Distributors, many of whom are my good friends. We’d all shared an amazing few days and were on our way back home to the Bay Area.

A few days later, on September 24th, Mercury went retrograde in the sign of Libra. I found myself making a series of silly mistakes, like losing my cell phone in the house (I’d absentmindedly put it in a drawer when I was putting some papers away), realizing at the last moment that I’d forgotten a lunch date with a friend, and arriving at another friend’s house to work on a project having completely forgotten to bring the supplies…

While Mercury is retrograde, often things are not as we would like them to be. Most of us prefer a little more predictability, and that things go smoothly so we can get them done and move on to the next thing. When The Trickster is moving backward (from Earth’s perspective) life can seem to be a bit like driving the car looking only in the rear view mirror. It is easy to crash into things that are right in front of us; miss our exit, so we arrive late; try so hard to keep up our normal pace that we end up working against ourselves until we get that it is time to slow down or maybe even stop for a little time out.

With Mercury in retrograde motion for the next three weeks we can make the most of this time by cleaning up loose ends and either completing or deleting projects that have languished, unfinished, for far too long. This is the time to reconsider our priorities, reconnect with old friends, take a moment to review what is and isn’t working and update our priorities.

With the moon waning until it is new in Libra on September 29th, we are doubly primed for letting go of anything that isn’t working for us or isn’t enhancing our experience in some way. This is a great weekend for clearing clutter, organizing your desk or office, finally framing those pictures that you know would look great on your wall and replacing your summer clothes with the heavier things you’ll be wearing this fall.

So, Mercury’s gone retrograde and the moon is on the wane… sounds like the title of a country music song, doesn’t it? I still don’t know whether those clouds were moving in or out. Nothing changes faster than the weather. It serves as a wonderful reminder that if we allow ourselves to be in the moment we, too, can move through or beyond any storm. I love that I was able to capture that rich moment in time in a way that allows me to revisit it and be blessed, again, by all that it represents.

*Mercury goes direct, again, on October 15th.