Mercury in Retrograde

It’s that time of the year when things start to feel a bit wacky… I don’t know what you believe but I am definitely a believer of our bodies responding to what’s happening in the universe. After all, like Moby’s popular 2002 song suggests, we’re all made of stardust. Don’t write this off as some hippy dippy BS because there’s actual science behind it as almost every element on Earth was formed at the heart of a star. The carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms in our bodies, as well as atoms of all other heavy elements, were created in previous generations of stars over 4.5 billion years ago. That’s pretty magical, right?

From January the fifth to the 22nd people will be more sensitive, as our stardust formed bodies react to Mercury being in retrograde. To explain what that means, the planets are always swinging around and doing their own thang, each planet affecting us in a different way, with Mercury being one of the worst culprits.

Mercury is the planet that rules communication, truth, clear thinking and travel so when it’s Mercury’s turn to go retrograde (which means that it looks like it’s moving backwards) all of those things seem to go backwards with it! I definitely feel the effects of this time of the year and although it tends to bring with it confusion and frustration, for me it also tends to bring a barrel of creativity.

For the last three years I have been suffering from the most extreme artist’s block possible, which has honestly been one of the most upsetting things ever… BUT as 2016 dawned and Mercury started to become explosive, I have felt a small stream of creative juices coursing through me that are wanting to explode out of my veins. I’m hoping that slowly but surely these juices (weird imagery there) will be all consuming.

I don’t know about you but I can feel the stardust twinkling in my bloodstream and when it comes to how I dress I want my clothes and my accessories to reflect that. To me, what you put on your body says a lot about you. I personally don’t understand how people choose to not use the way they dress themselves as a form of expression and creativity. Getting dressed should be fun, transformative and imaginative.

Next time you’re out gazing at stars twinkling in the night sky, spare a thought for the tumultuous reactions they play host to and how you’re an amazing part of it!!!!

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
Carl Sagan


Billie xx




Top: Supre, Skirt: Made by my beautiful friend Margot, Earrings: Tree of Life, Kimono: Pastel Pixie, Necklace and Sunnies: Market finds



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