Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

2021-INSPIRING ARTICLES

An Ongoing Series of Holistic Insights

BE THE OBJECTIVE OBSERVER: SUVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE 1ST MERCURY RETROGRADE IN AQUARIUS


WRITTEN BY: SERENE GRACE 

January 31, 2021

Blessings! We are in for another transitional year. So, let us embrace 2021 with discernment and healing. With this article, it has prompted me to write because there were a few people I knew that passed away this week. These people made wonderful impacts in my life, and I am forever grateful.


Currently, I decided to not write for a while. Ever since the Capitol Riot, it left me very numbed. After hearing the deaths of those that impacted my life, my writer’s block was lifted. So, here is my first article for 2021.


As an intuitive and empath, I can feel the energies around me, which are very intense and filled with fear. I just decided to be the objective observer and be more still than ever. Better to reflect and not judge. Seeing the bigger picture takes time to unfold before your eyes.


I see 2021 with important changes, but there will be chaos first before the light. There are more shifts to come, so do not get to comfort, but be prepared in how you respond to circumstances. It is not what you control, but how you respond. Be mindful to treat others with respect, even when you agree to disagree. People seemed to forget that respect goes a long way, especially when we communicate our similarities and differences (good or bad).


2021 will be all about accountability (positive and negative). The ripple effect from 2020 has begun, and now, 2021 will be the test to see how we heal and unify. Only time will tell.


But most importantly, I wanted to write about the first Mercury Retrograde of Aquarius from January 30th through February 21st. Brace yourself! Just be an objective observer and mindful of you in how you respond to things.


Remember with any Mercury Retrograde there will be some mayhem in the realms of communication, timing, tech, and more. Currently, with Mercury joining Aquarius, there will be much mental-focused energy that rules over tech innovations, groups and friendships, and our collective future. Be mindful of being very conscious of how you express yourself within a group, personally and professionally. Now, let us get started; here is my survival guide:


Watch the DRAMA and YOUR PAST

Watch and weigh your words. This is a time where communication can turn against you, even when you had good intent to resolve a matter, just saying. Also, Mercury loves to cause miscommunications. That why the energy feels backwards. You may think the sky is blue, but to another person, may think the sky is teal. It is all a matter of perception (right or wrong). This is where you take a backseat and be objective and observing, personally and professionally. It maybe good to be more silent in situations and listen to a different perspective without drama.


With Mercury, your own past may come up to the surface to challenge you. It maybe a time to look at old wounds with open-mindedness to resolve certain fires that needed more healing a long time ago. Never to late to forgive and move forward with less baggage. Good-old Mercury has a way of doing that.


WORRY too MUCH about the FUTURE

OMG. We can become overthinkers at times. Mercury pulls us into that crazy thought process. It makes us look at life more backwards than forward. Challenge yourself to pin down plans or get more clarity on what lies ahead in your life. Use this time to focus on the past that can help shape your present into a brighter future. When you think the future looks foggy, just remember it is only temporary because Mercury has that illusion over us. Take a negative and make it into a positive.


Be CAREFUL of TRUSTING TECH

Watch out for any tech glitches that will throw you off. You may think you are losing your mind, but Mercury has that vibe to cause mayhem with your technology. Be mindful and extra, extra patient. Do not lose your cool (but you will at times, which I guarantee). Be extra conscious of having a back-up plan in case of breakdowns and avoiding any purchases of electronics until this retrograde is over.


Keep COMMUNICATION more CLEARER/CONCISE

Again, friendly reminder that Mercury has the famous tendency to cause both miscommunications and tech errors, with texts get missed and typos run rampant, or words getting misconstrued under transits in emails or Facebook Messenger. Also, what about bad reception during FaceTime or Zoom. Avoid playing the game of telephone. Talk about doing a backwards flip.


Now, let us get more up close and personal. Get flexible, even when you do not want to communicate the old-fashion way. Try to reach out over the phone more regularly or just have more face-to-face-conversations to clear miscommunications. Folks keep it simple. Be clearer and more concise (especially during business deals if you do).


Be more CONSCIOUS of OTHERS’ FEELINGS

With Mercury, it makes us feel more anxious around others. People are more extra sensitive to their feelings. With Aquarius ruling over Mercury, there is a collective energy that is more prone for miscommunications with interacting with groups of people. So, watch the communication over politics, religion, and sex…just saying. There is going to be a lot of different conversations over many topics that can put a backspin on things to cause unnecessary drama, personally and professionally.


You may have to be more diplomatic in when expressing yourself and become an objective listener to learn new perspectives (while agreeing and disagreeing respectfully). Remember those that are important to you. Better to have harmony than discord.


Put on that THINKING CAP

It is always good to think out of the box. With Aquarius, it is an air sign in Mercury, so many mental thoughts are being processed at a much higher rate. It is a time to be more creative and unconventional with your approach on how to deal with life.


Take advantage of the energy to create better problem-solving skills. Be one step ahead of the game with scheduling or travel snags. Nothing wrong with being more prepared when running daily errands too. Talk about having that honey-do list. So, get creative and take a deep breath in. Try to worry less. Just know that stuff will get done, one way or the other.


That’s my survival guide for the next few weeks. Last, Mercury Retrograde will be happening two more times in air signs for 2021. These dates are May 29th to June 22nd and September 27th to October 23rd.


So, buckle up buttercup, 2021 will be an interesting ride. ARE YOU READY?

THE "WE" MINDSET ON VALENTINE'S DAY 

AND ON THE YEAR OF THE OX.


WRITTEN BY: SERENE GRACE

DATE: FEBRUARY 13, 2021

Blessings and Happy Valentine’s Day! For my second, 2021 article, it will be focused on how to extend love toward others. But not on one special day, but for every day!


While surviving the Convid-19 pandemic, the world events are important reminders of how to become more compassionate and generous to each other. Thinking of the well-being for others is always a good, first step to survive stronger and be more unified as a collective race. This is called interdependence. And yes, it is healthy to be independent and co-dependent as a balance in interacting with each other, especially in small and huge ways. You cannot have one without the other to survive.


Presently, we are moving away from the concept of the “I”, into a more WE” mindset to be more of community, as we move forward to survive together. At the end, we need a balance of the “I” and “WE” in all of us.


How do you become more of the “WE” mindset? Well, that is really an easy answer. It is how you give more of yourself back to community. For instance, you can give financial donations or volunteer your time to a favorite charity, food bank, or nursing home, go out of your way to help a loved one or neighbor with a project, help the elderly with buying groceries or cleaning their houses, watching someone’s kids when there is an emergency, exchanging services (instead of money) for an important cause, and many other ways, too. This is where you get creative. How can I make an impact in someone’s life? Sometimes, a small, kind deed turns into a big, ripple effect and becomes contagious for everyone to follow with love and hope. That is also called fellowship.


Last, I like to mention a little about the 2021 Chinese Lunar New Year called the Year of the Ox. It started on February 12, 2021 and ends on January 31, 2022. Basically, 2021 promises to be an exciting year for everyone born in the Year of the Ox and the people who meet them. So, please use the year’s energy well. The Ox is disciplined. Overall, 2021 will be lucky for those who stick to ongoing projects and build on their goals to make them successful, instead of attempting to start something brand-new. 


Now, keep in mind, since last year was the Year of the Rat (a crazy, upside-down year with the Convid-19 pandemic and the U.S. elections in turmoil), the Year of the Ox will be in mental with hard work, determination, and building. The Ox will bring in more rebuild with things to make way for growing better in the future.


So, let us take Valentine’s Day and the Year of the Ox as great reminders to come together with being more generous in relating to each other with more kindness, love, and hope to rebuild our communities to become more stronger and wiser with a more “WE” mindset.


“WE” all got to start somewhere. Peace and blessings!​