Mercury’s Day Wisdom: Reflecting on the Stories We Tell About Ourselves

Written by Jamie Epstein

It’s Wednesday, april 24, & moon is in libra, in the starspace or Nakshatra called Swati for a few more hours, then into Vishakha Nakshatra. Libra, where Moon was full (& pink!) yesterday evening, vibrates with the frequency of relationships, all shapes, sizes & varieties of them—long-term & short-, casual & serious. humans are relational by nature, are designed to connect with others. relationships are created through intimacy, by opening our hearts & sharing honestly with each another. as opposed to cancerian relationships, which are unconditional, Libran relationships are conditional—they involve a balance of giving & taking, pitching & catching, getting as good as we give.

“I have a very full life with people that I love. I’m raising daughters. I’m a wife. I’m a best friend. I’m a sister, I’m an aunt. I have deeply intimate relationships, & I’ve always been that way. & that, to me, is the meaning of life.”—Nicole Kidman

What meaning do your relationships provide? What do they reflect to you? Are you getting as good as you are giving? Are you creating true intimacy or just skating on the surface? How’s that working for you?

Swati can be translated as “independent,” “sword” & “delicate” & brings a lesson about cutting through the b.s. to get to the truth, which transforms the delicate shoots of us into strong, mature plants, isn’t it? Vishakha means “forked” & brings a lesson about the (seemingly) two paths in life – the spiritual & the material. For most of us, it’s not one or the other but both/&, for without money & a roof over our head & food in the fridge we couldn’t pursue the spiritual & the spiritual gives meaning to our material existence.

It’s the first lunar day (tithi), the first phase of the waning moon, so we’re still feeling the residue of the full moon, feeling into what we want to manifest. What’s bubbling up? What’s your intention for the waning cycle?

Wednesday is ruled by mercury, planet of communication & discriminating intelligence, with Mercury in retrograde motion until tomorrow, we get one more day to REflect on the stories we’ve been telling about who we (& others!) are, separate fact from fiction, REmind ourselves that stories don’t exist in the present moment.

“When you are present in this moment, you break the continuity of your story, of past & future. then true intelligence arises, & also love.” – Eckhart Tolle

And that’s your daily bliss! which is a sort of lunar weather report. may it allow you to align with the day’s cosmic energy so you can find & create a little more bliss.

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