Dear Mercury….

There are 15 days until 2011 begins. And Mercury will be retrograde for 14 of them. (Until Dec 30).

It is said among astrologers and numerologists that during Mercury retrograde anything involving contracts, communications, and electronics has a tendency to go haywire, so Mercury Retro is NOT supposed to be a good time to sign contracts or buy electronics…and all communications should be double checked for errors etc. (Careful you don’t send that email to the wrong contact!)

So what IS Mercury Retrograde good for? My short sweet answer….being still. Many of the things that are most beneficial during this time start with the letters re-: relax, review, rewrite, revisit, research, rest, ( and *sigh* reboot.)

I am using this downtime to review my year (what worked, what didn’t) and think about what I want 2011 to look like.

[And for those of you who have no interest in things like astrology, keep reading….the following questions don’t require you to be a mystic, I just thought it was a good jumping off point.]

So, as this year draws to a close I am asking myself questions like:

What do I want to be different next year?

What goals do I want to set for myself?

Who do I want to be in 2011?

What is my theme for next year?

My theme for 2010 was “Authenticity and Expansion”…and it worked very well for me. I started a business that is very authentic to who I am, I wrote my first ebook (watch for the launch!), I traveled (a lot!), I created some very powerful and fulfilling relationships, and I learned a lot more about what works for me and what doesn’t. My question for 2010 when making decisions, “Does this feel authentic, does this expand my life/business/etc.”

My mentor, Morgana Rae, made a statement recently:

“I believe that things work for you until they stop working, that’s a sign to move on.”

What has stopped working for you?

As we get ready to move on into 2011, what will you leave behind?

And what will you move towards?

My wish for you is that the lessons you have learned in 2010 will serve you very well in creating the life you want in 2011, and that you will be open to all of the shining opportunities awaiting you.

Here’s to being open,

Cindie

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