Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Time to Analyze

With the Sun in Virgo and Mercury Retrograde, it's a good time to slow down and look within, and really Analyze where we are going.

Mercury Retrograde is the ideal time to go back over those unfinished projects; not necessarily to start anything new, but to finish what we started before, look at the details, do the final editing, etc. It's also a good time to go thru those junk drawers and closets and get rid of that clutter that no longer serves a purpose. Just be careful to not throw away any important phone numbers!! Mercury will be retrograde from Sept. 7 thru Sept. 29th so it's nice to also be prepared for delays when it comes to communication, paperwork, or travel.

While we are slowing down to deal with the Mercury Retrograde, let's have a look at where the sun is right now and the Tarot card that relates. The card relating to Virgo is the Hermit - I don't think there could be a more perfect time for our Mercury Retrograde! The Hermit is all about slowing down and looking within. The Hermit knows that all Truth can be found within yourself; all the answers you seek are within you, just waiting for illumination.

Here are some suggested Journaling questions for The Hermit; (from the book, "Tarot For Yourself" by Mary K. Greer. Taking the time to answer these questions fully, honestly, and with as much detail as possible will really help you understand the analytical "Hermit" within yourself.

What are you doing with the time you have to yourself?
What are you looking for?
What do you need to know?
Who can help you find what you're looking for, or what you need to know?
What concerns about time do you have?
What do you need to keep silent about?
What would be the prudent thing to do?
What do you need to complete?

*Bonus Journaling Exercise*
For those of you who have Tarot decks; here is a Virgo/Hermit tarot spread for you to explore.

The Virgo Spread ~ I Analyze ~

- 1 -____-4-

___________ -7-

-2-____ -5-

___________ -8-

-3-____ -6-

1) My attitude towards my body
2) My interest in medicine / health
3) How is my current physical health?
4) My attitude towards work
5) How is my ability for critical examination?
6) How do I adjust?
7) How hypocritical and "perfect" am I?
8) How cautious and distanced am I?
** As always, if you choose to do this journaling exercise on your website or blog, please leave a comment and link below! If you choose not to publicly share your journal, that is fine too, but your comments are still appreciated!!


  1. took some time tonite to answer the questions :o)

  2. Wow, you read Tarot in a way that I've always wanted to do but never did. When I've read, I've channeled - something - and kind of heard the translation of the cards like a voice in my head telling me the story, which I'd in turn translate to the person for whom I was reading. I never read the books because I didn't want to put my own thought into what was coming through.

    I stopped reading years ago - I blocked 'the voice' after hearing and sharing something I wish I hadn't heard, and certainly not shared.

    At this point, I'd love to study and understand the cards, and read from that point of view!

    Wow, that was way too much information...
    Anyway, I love what you're doing!