Mercury Retrograde – Good or Bad?! Find the Good in Everything!

For the last 2 weeks we’ve been in the pre-shadow of Mercury Retrograde and the Retrograde commences Nov 16th in the UK and runs until 6th December. Then we have 2 weeks of post-shadow of the Retrograde.

Don’t let other people’s moans about Mercury Retrograde make you lose 6 months of the year!

I’m a great advocate of being optimistic and ensuring that I benefit from the energies of the moment. So use this time to reflect on what issues are coming up for you, do some detective work around them and then take action to clear and release

Key pointers in a Mercury Retrograde:

– Watch your communication (that it can’t be misinterpreted).
– Allow others the benefit of the doubt if their communication to you is a little “off” or pushes your buttons
– Double check travel arrangements and allow time for changes
– It’s a bit late now but back up all IT (phone/laptop/cameras etc) and implement any updates before a Retrograde!

What is a Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury is closer to the Sun than Earth and so therefore passes earth about 3x in a year. There is a time when it looks like Earth has overtaken Mercury and this is what we call a “Retrograde – as it looks like its going backwards in relation to Earth).

Why do people moan when it’s Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury affects communications and electronics so when it goes retrograde it can often play havoc in these areas for the unprepared! Some of the reasons are:

  • Laptops, phones stop working or crash. Files refuse to open
    People misunderstand your emails or notes
    Travel plans can be disrupted
    Headaches, migraines and dizzyness
    Things to do Before a Mercury Retrograde
    Back up your laptop or IT and phone (photos, contacts etc)
    Research new product purchases
    Upgrade software
    Get car serviced
    During a Mercury Retrograde
    Double check any travel plans
    Ensure your mobile is fully charged and backed up
    Get a positive mindset in case your travel arrangements change or get delayed
    Double check any important emails that you may need send – so they are unclear and can not be emotionally or otherwise misunderstood
    Do some cord cutting around people, events or actions that are coming up
    Be open and flexible in travel and responses/actions from other people

How does Mercury Retrograde affect you?

The two weeks prior to Mercury going retrograde people may start feeling off kilter or the earth energies changing. In this period of the pre-shadow we start to notice themes, or people popping back into our radar who may have been absent for a long time, repeating patterns or issues coming up again.

These themes will be the things that we can work on in the Mercury Retrograde. If you like, a Mercury Retrograde is a great time to clear old stuff for one final time.

The first 2 weeks are the time to be a detective, to find out, root out and discover elements around your theme. The next two weeks are a great time to take actions related to the theme. The post-shadow 2 weeks are a final clearing up the loose ends.

On a Wellbeing Level?

The head is busy processing and our intuition is more attuned into our daily life. This can affect our wellbeing through

-Headaches, migraines or anxious feelings. – due to the processing and overwhelm of the task in hand
– Feeling ungrounded, dizzy or off-kilter

Tools to Support You
– Keep hydrated, this will help clear blocks, detox the body and keep the body and brain fully hydrated
– Take a salt bath or foot bath – again to detox and ground the body
– Do a grounding meditation, visualise roots, do some gardening or mindful exercises
– Eat root vegetables or dark fruit/veg
– Play or cuddle with animals as they are naturally grounded
– Mindful activities involving nature (eg walking)

Advantages of the Mercury Retrograde

With the pre & post shadow a Mercury Retrograde affects earth for approximately 7 weeks and in 2018 we are having 3 of them! So that’s 21 weeks – nearly half a year – so unless you want to wipe out half a year with a negative swish of your hand you may want to find positives about a Mercury Retrograde.

A great time to connect to your intuition, it is stronger during a Mercury Retrograde. Practice on simple things like what to eat or drink and move onto bigger decisions
Communication is strong as well as your intuition so it is a perfect time to do more (or regular) journalling. To connect to yourself and guides
To get clarity on the bigger picture of something you ware looking to manifest in your life – perhaps a new job or new product/service if self-employed

Things or contracts created in the Mercury Retrograde tend to have more flexibility or be open to opportunity, that those created outside of the retrograde (clean, no-mess solutions)

Greater creativity – due to the communication, higher speed processing

A chance to review past events and people and take action to clear loose ends

Cord cutting of people, vows, events and actions

Useful words for the Mercury Retrograde are:

Research – Communication – Intuition – Flexibility

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Crystals for Mercury Retrograde

Don’t get all tied up in the “woe betide” of the Retrograde. There are ways to work with the energy – but if you are insistent that you’re going to be badly effected – then guess what?!! You will be as that is what you are attracting towards you 🙂

This latest Mercury Retrograde runs from 16th Nov – 6th December 2018 – with a pre and post effect for the two weeks prior and after.

Here are some suggestions of crystals that could support you in the coming weeks: Continue reading

I Won – Network Marketing Mum of the Year

Yes I know, it was last year, but do you know I didn’t shout about it! I didn’t create a blog – what was I thinking!!!

So I’m proud to share and shout from the roof tops (well WordPress!)  that I won the award of “Bizmum Network Marketing Mum of the Year” at the 2017 Bizmums Awards & Conference.

The judge shared her choice of winner, “Romella is dedicated to helping families and has built her network marketing business around that passion and dedication. Going above and beyond the norm, finding inspirational ways to blend her network marketing business into her life’s work.”

My business is Create Family Calm and I share & teach a variety of quick, simple daily tools to support frazzled mums and their children to bring balance, calm & happiness into their everyday lives. I’ve loved essential oils since I was in my teens and rediscovered them 18 months ago through dōTERRA. The essential oils blend easily into my support toolbox for Mums, empowering them to have access to life-changing essential oils and blends to calm, aid sleep and support their family’s wellness. Additionally Romella runs Shropshire Wellness Summits around the topic of essential oils and natural solutions to wellbeing, The Shropshire Wellness Summit was February 7th in Newport and was a mixture of presentations and interactive workshops around wellness solutions. From essential oils, meditation, reflexology, nutrition, anxiety, depression and more.

Bizmums, is a national social enterprise that provides child-friendly networking groups across the UK. Bizmums provides support, education and family friendly networking opportunities for Mums who are running their own businesses. There are day & evening groups running across Telford and Shrewsbury & the UK. Every year Bizmums holds a conference and awards ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge all the hard work and achievements of mums.

Autumn Offer for Calm – Connection – Family

As part of my new rebrand I’ve created a lovely offer of all my favourite things!

For £47 (incl postage) you can receive:

– A doTERRA trio kit (5ml of lavender, peppermint & lemon)
– An aromatherapy mini-course sharing how to use these wonderful oils AND meditations to use whilst enjoying their aroma
– A copy of the “Balance and Calm Toolkit to Create Family Calm”  – or if you prefer you can have  the Christmas Calm (activities & calm tips for each day in December) or the “150 tips for Balance and Calm”.
– Access to a webinar “Positive Steps to Balance and Calm” with lots of tips and tools that are quick & simple to do (no 20 minute meditations here!)

Altogether these are worth £60 individually

Plus for this month a bonus meditation pack of a trio of meditations for calming and bringing balance to you and your children

To get your pack click here




What does your name mean? Why is Romella my business name too?!

When we are born we all have a name, over time thing mage be shortened or amended.

Did you know that each letter or sound carries with it an energeitc vibration or a message.

For example the letter O is about integrity, the letter A purity. Thisis part of your soul quality.
then if you change your name it’s meaning will also change. Continue reading

Clarity Bonus – What does your birthday tell you and angel card reading offer

I love finding out whats going on energywise for me through numerology – my lifepath number (a bit like your star sign) and which personal year I am in (from 1-9). Plus angel cards too!
 
So I’ve come up with a Clarity Birthday Bonanza Offer. all for just £20 – Angel message on your question/them PLUS a numerology reading
Available from now until 14th September
 
This video explains more about numerology and what you can learn from understanding your life path & personal year number 
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Why Journal? What are the Benefits?

Journalling has become quite mainstream beyond the holistic field. It is spoken about in mindfulness exercises, law of attraction and there are also health benefits.

Clearing and releasing emotions, improving sleep patterns, giving clarity, reducing stress, problem solving,  feel more relaxed, improve communication and also physical benefits to regular writing habits.

It  doesn’t have to be a diary or what you did or how you felt (think Bridget Jones, Adrian Mole). Its not for prosperity it is for creating positive space in this moment that we are in right now. Nowadays it  is more of a positive release of emotions, desires and  expression.

Make your journal what you want it to be – there are no rules, just suggestions! Continue reading