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Mercury Retrograde

June 7 to July 2

Shortly after posting the last Weave the Web about my dolphin encounter in Bimini, I received news that made my heart smile which I wanted to share with our spiritual community Never…never… doubt the power of focused intention and prayer. In the May newsletter, I shared with you that I was deeply concerned to discover that an international company was dredging the ocean floor to build a multimillion dollar resort near the Atlantean road just off the coast of Bimini in the most stunning and sacred waters that hold the imprint of Atlantis. I had great concern how this unconscious decision from the human world would impact the eco system and waters which are home to the dolphin, sea turtles, shark, fish and many other life forms who share our water planet.

I was convinced it was the dolphin that had called to me. There I would spend several days in the sacred waters asking to be a source of crystal light as well as depositing Shungite into the ocean. The day before I left Mount Shasta to return to New Zealand, I received wonderful news. The following is confirmation that we do have a voice and that our prayers can make a difference. This came as the result of many individuals making their voice heard and the power of prayer that we in the human world WAKE UP to the destruction we are continually causing to our water planet.

A court order has been issued to a resort company to stop dredging off the Bahamian islands of Bimini, granting at least a temporary victory to critics who say the project is damaging the delicate underwater environment in a prized diving and sport fishing destination. The London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the ultimate court of appeal for commonwealth countries, said Resorts World Bimini must stop the dredging off North Bimini until the company can show it has the environmental permits required under Bahamian law.

The Bimini Blue Coalition, a local group that opposes the dredging, said Resorts World Bimini, a subsidiary of Malaysia-based casino company Genting Group, had skirted sufficient environmental review and permitting with the Bahamian national government’s blessing. “The Bimini Blue Coalition is ecstatic that the rule of law has prevailed,” said Fred Smith, a lawyer for the environmental group. “I think this is a watershed moment in the Bahamas. It is a signal to the government that you must respect the local people.”

For those who would like to assist in the stewardship of our sacred waters we will be gathering in August on Stradbroke Island (click here) for more information, as one collective light to work with the Dolphin and Whale consciousness.

Mercury Goes Retrograde 


Mercury officially goes retrograde on June 7th so buckle up and get ready for the ride. We are all familiar with the affect of the three week retrograde cycle but few may be aware that the true Mercury cycle actually encompasses eight weeks which is why you may be running for you Moon Cycle book when things seem to go awry weeks before and appear to linger after the official dates. Astrologically, each planet in the sky exerts a unique influence on us, and the world we live in. The planet Mercury rules our intelligence, mind, memory and, all types of communication. It also affects our self-expression, and communication style. In a more public sense, it rules commerce, computers, telephones, transportation and air travel. The passage of information from one person to the other seems to be unintentionally cloudy or confused in some way.


Mercury entered the shadow on May 23 and those sensitive to the planetary influences would have felt the impact. The miscommunication aspect and hypersensitivity of the retrograde impacts us as though we are simmering volcanoes ready to explode at a moments notice. We can become highly agitated, irritable and overly sensitive. I refer to this as PMS (Planetary Movement Syndrome). It is always the worst just as Mercury enters the three day period of being in the station when everything comes to a screeching halt and we just can’t seem to get anything to move or people to respond. (June 4th, 5th and 6th). We slip up, make mistakes, everything and everyone can bother us. The second week of the retrograde cycle is when the energies are the most intense as we are well into our shadow journey of self discovery and all of our insecurities and fears arise once again so we can review the things we still need to change. And Finally as Mercury enters the station once again just before it moves direct can be another intense time. This is why any action one takes or decisions one makes during the retrograde often fail or seem sabotaged. As a result they will have to be re-done or restructured in some way when the Retrograde period ends and Mercury goes direct.

I hear all the time “when will I ever be over this lesson”? My reply… “it is an ongoing journey.” If we can trust the process, step back and look at ourselves instead of blame another for our unhappiness and discomfort then we are making progress. I begin any Mercury Retrograde cycle by giving a blank apology to anyone I may offend, or irritate, mainly my husband. I give him advance warning that “it’s not me…it’s Mercury Retrograde”. Mercury will go direct on July 1st and then enter the shadow aspect until July 16th.

A few quick tips for surviving and moving through yet another Mercury Retrograde.

1 Surrender, don’t push anything… as nothing is going to happen. This is a time of reflection, renewal, rejuvenation, release, reform and recycling. A brilliant time to gain greater insight and knowledge about yourself. Not a good time for deep discussions unless it is an inner dialogue with yourself as everything can be misinterpreted or misconstrued and again our emotions run deep and we react with over sensitivity.

2 Clean up those projects you started but never finished. Revisit dreams you have shelved, during a retrograde we gain greater clarity. Clean out closets and cupboards, drawers full of clutter as this symbolically clears the space for new items, relationships, and opportunities to enter into your life when Mercury goes direct.

3 Avoid signing major contracts and legal documents or making major purchases. As a result they will have to be re-done or restructured in some way when the Retrograde period ends and Mercury goes direct.

4 Avoid arguments. If you find yourself in conflict, back away, refuse to get pulled into the drama of another. You won’t win and you can avoid having to go back and apologize for words spoken out of anger.

If we work with the energy that a Mercury Retrograde brings we are much better for it when it again stations direct. I was born in a Mercury Retrograde and it is my ruling planet so I find myself needing much more time to be in stillness.

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Wishing you a magickal review cycle of insight and growth.

Love and rainbows, Robbyne

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