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I have been overweight and have battled depression and low self esteem throughout the majority of my life.  Working with Julie, I have learned how to love myself for the first time!  Reiki has taught me how to nourish myself in healthy ways.  I used to struggle with fad diets and intense food cravings.  It seemed that no matter what I tried, I couldn't lose any weight.  Now I understand that the reason why my body was holding onto excess weight was emotional.  Since I started healing with Reiki, the weight is suddenly coming off!  Most importantly, I beileve in myself now.  Thank you Julie, for helping me learn how to become the woman of my dreams! ~ Naomi, Los Angeles

Tomorrow, April 14th, marks the new moon.  If you are familiar with working with lunar energy, you know that new moons mark the perfect time energetically to begin new projects.  So if you can, spend some time tonight to reflect upon that which you would like to work on or manifest next in your life and write about it in detail.  Honoring the work you do by writing it down creates a stronger bond to those ideas and brings them one step closer to fruition. 

It is also believed in certain magickal traditions if one begins new projects or tasks at the time of the new moon they are working with attraction energy and each day the moon waxes as it grows to the full moon, more and more energy is drawn to the individual as well as to that which they focus their energy upon.  This is the law of attraction in action, combined with natural and magickal laws.

So I encourage everyone who reads this to think about and put into action that which they would like to attract into their lives at this moment and actively take steps towards the realization of such things.  If you work with the ebb and flow of the lunar cycles it is much easier to manifest what one desires.

But here’s the kicker.  Mercury goes into retrograde this Sunday the 18th at 12:06 am EST through May 11th at 6:27pm EST.  Mercury marks a time when it is best to go inward and focus upon the completion of projects that are already in progress.  It is not a time to start new ventures as it will lead to frustrations through miscommunication as most people tend to be introspective during mercury retrograde periods.

Mercury, the god represented by wings upon his feet is the God of all aspects of communication, as well as his planetary counterpart of the same name.  When mercury the planet goes into retrograde, it appears to move in a backwards fashion across the sky.  This, plus the fact that mercury is so close to earth, it has been discovered over centuries that many people may feel the effects energetically specifically in regards to communication.

This cycle, mercury is in retrograde when the sun is in Taurus beginning on April 20th.  This means that those people with Taurus prominent in their chart will be more affected by waves of introspection.  And since Taurus is a fixed sign, other fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) will also be feeling more of the effects as well.

Mercury retrograde marks times of change and flux, that proverbial ‘signpost’ along your path of life.  If there are corrections or adjustments that are to be made to your path, they will be made clear during this period.  At this time with the consideration of Taurus in the mix it will be best to focus on long term goals as well as long-term relationships based on mutual respect.

Earth based Taurus is practical and determined and once the mind of a Tauran is made up, it is difficult to change it.  So keep this in mind as you progress forward upon your path during this retrograde period.  Take time to think about the steps you are making and make sure the ground is solid underfoot before moving forward.  Be aware of how you, too can be stubborn-minded during this period.  Carry a notebook with you and make to-do lists and carry them with you and refer to them often, as mercury retrograde marks a time of missed appointments, miscommunication of all kinds (including cell phones, computers, etc.) and delays or problems regarding travel.

Here are some basic rules of thumb to follow during a mercury retrograde period:

-Don't hold an election during a retrograde
-Back up your computer hard drive prior to retrograde
-DO NOT reformat or upgrade your computer during a retrograde, the changes of a crash are very high during this time
-Avoid making major purchases during a retrograde (cars, appliances, houses, etc.)
-Do not finalize negotiations or sign contracts during a retrograde
-Give yourself extra time when travelling
-Avoid starting projects during a retrograde
-Avoid launching websites during a retrograde
-Finish up old projects
-Clean house
-Review & reorganize yourself and your life's path
-Go inward and work on yourself

So, what does this all mean?  If you have a project, venture, goal or something that you want or need to get started on, get started on these projects NOW and don’t wait one more day.  Beginning the day of the new moon, work hard & fast to get to the continuation phase of your goals & projects BEFORE mercury goes into retrograde on the 18th or else you’ll be stumbling and fumbling along and will have trouble starting up anything new until after mercury goes direct on May 11th.

That being said, good luck and happy moon bathing!

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