Mercury has just gone direct. (woo hoo!) I’m sure that a bunch of you have heard of the astrological term “Mercury Retrograde” which basically means that the appearance of Mercury, as it moves in its orbit when seen from earth, looks like its moving backwards. Symbolically, it means that everything you are trying to do to get ahead on projects, move through traffic, deal with communication of any kind, etc, will also be moving (or feel like it’s moving) backwards, too. Travel goes haywire, electronics get goofy, and the basic gist is to stop working on moving forward as it’s time to do a re-wind so you can reexamine old ideas, old projects, and or older works to see if they can or should be updated, made more perfect, or reworked in some way or just tossed on the heap. It’s great for clearing out and making room for the new as well. So while now is the time for getting back to the *new* stuff, as this phase passes I’m still working on something I’m calling the “retrograde files”. Its actually kind of exciting.
I’ve been slowly compiling a list of materials, oils, single notes, and older designs that I used to sell on my website that people still write in and ask for. Usually clients can get these items by special order or what have you but I’ve been attempting to create some “Archives” pages for the site so as to make the process easier. And instead of getting annoyed at the apparent cosmic slowdown, it’s been a wonderful journey, like taking some extra quiet time to look at a scrap book or an old photo album. It’s the scented equivalent of “This is your Life”.
As I’ve looked around in my notebooks and dug out some old bottles I’ve rediscovered some very interesting ideas and lovely perfume names (you know I love that) that I had sort of forgotten about. Some of these designs are from very early in my body of work and I see now that had I had some of the materials available now, the concepts might have been realized very differently. So, my big idea is this: when Mercury goes retrograde I’m going to set myself down to re-imagine some of these older works. It’s a go with the flow and artistically grow kind of thing. I don’t know if I will release the new visions or not but I know that I will enjoy the process. I like this looking back / looking forward notion. We’ll see how it goes and I’ll keep you posted. ❤
ps: here’s the next retrograde phases for 2016: August 30 – September 22; and Dec 19 2016 – Jan 8, 2017.