The Shadow Comes from the Light - December 2016 Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn


    
The Dawn of Light is becoming brighter to highlight all that needs to fall away, let go of, be changed or removed.
It is easier to find what is hidden in the light; and it is easier to see what is in front of you with the light...

This time of Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn and the passage way via this Winter Solstice beckon a time to get clear... Really clear... This clarity will not come from thinking, but from intuiting...

There is a reason that last year and this year began with the energy pattern of Retrograde Mercury....

We are all being cosmologically forced to slow down... To understand that a "good" or "great" start isn't always a "fast" start... The game of life and the Soul Path is not winning or losing. It is also not about arriving quickly or hurrying your process...

It's about consistency and persistent effort.

The sign of Capricorn represents the earth plane and is characterized by the goat that climbs the mountain... Step by step the goat makes it up the hill, however not without grazing on some grass and quenching the thirst....

What do you thirst for? What is your spiritual beverage? What nourishes your Soul and brings you more joy...

This experience on this earth plane has never been about abstinence of joy or passion.  Another symbolic icon of the sign Capricorn is the Devil... The Devil meaning "Lived"...

What is the shadow aspect of you that you are not integrating and living out in a life - enhancing way?

Neophytes think that the shadow is what is "bad" or lower level consciousness.  It is just what is below conscious awareness and what is either not yet known or in the form of expression...

The shadow can be the part of you that wants to create. The part of you that wants to lie down in a hammock at the waters edge and read poetry all day and yet, you sit in a cubicle in an office...
The shadow can be that fact that you keep attracting 'financially savvy ' people into your life and yet your finances are a mess.  The shadow can also manifest as the power struggles you keep drawing into your life because you aren't accepting your own power/empowerment.

Yes, the shadow can be the anger that you stuff down and then is experience via other people's outbursts. Or, the judgements in your mind that you don't speak, but gets spoken to you....

The shadow archetypal beckons you, wills you, pushes you until you give. In and get it, to integrate what is your energy projected out, be it where you need to expand or where you need to energetically need to rebalance and contract.
The shadow shows you that this life is a passion play and on some level we are writer, actor, director, editor and producer...
Which role are you over playing or stuck in; or which role are you afraid to play?

The 'Devil' or how we live isn't so much about what is 'right', but what is right for you...
This is the area of over doing, under doing, addictions, asceticism, sacrifice, over control, no control, victim and martyr consciousness.... This is the realm of honesty - brutal self honesty and integrity; or wholeness.  The kind of honesty that you don't BS yourself.... You know when you have had enough, are doing enough, doing too much...

This too much can be eating too much, drinking too much alcohol, not enough water, too much work and not enough play... Too much isolation and not enough connecting... Too much talking and not enough listening, too much listening and not enough expressing... Too much planning and not enough doing... Too much or too little... On some level only you can know the truth of are you over doing to escape or under doing to avoid our of some fear or misguided belief.

This Retrograde motion asks you to look deeper into your Soul and the very nature of your being and to begin to really reveal and admit what is important to you....
In this slowing down for deeper below the surface contemplation you will be reorientated toward your Soul.

You will be gently nudged; greatly pulled by inspiration; or if you are resistant you will be pushed into action to do the behaviors and actions that are more aligned to your Soul and living more "Full Spectrum". This means integrating and living out more aspects of your being and to allow more vulnerability  of revealing and living more open.
Capricorn is not a passive sign. It is one of persistent and consistent effort. It is one of Enjoy ring the earthly delights of passion, pleasure, work, inspiration, creation and manifestation...

The little Billy Goat loves to play, but also doesn't shirk the work.  This retrograde you will definitely find out where you need more work and how to really begin to play.

Try not to get caught up in over seriousness; or take yourself too serious.  Have a sense of humor and see the delight in work, and the importance of play...
It's also not a time of being over literal.  Seek the deeper meaning of your connections, and be open to the magic, mystery and unfolding of this earth experience.  Synchronistic connections, openings and experiences that reveal what you are resonating to and what will be highlighted.

Your intuition will be at the forefront and the lesson her is to connect in first and then back up your intuition and inner wisdom with your logic and not the other way around...

You might feel that the first of the year is a bit slow and that you are being held back... This is happening so that like the goat you become more sure footed and grounded in the routines that are actually "right for you". In this way you will have a more solid foundation and life structures for the fast paced openings coming this spring.




In Light, Love and Soul Expression

Namaste



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