my fav mercury retro* story (it changed my life)

Mercury Retrograde.

A time when computers crash, road rage can abound and miscommunications manifest out of nowhere.

I used to dread the inevitable slow down of this time and if you’re reading this, you’re probably super sensitive to energy and have been feeling it maybe a few days before it happened.

That email never got sent.

The address you wrote down was wrong by 1 number.

Your ex comes back and wants another shot and throw your hands up at the sky and think WTF is going on?

I thought I dealt with that crap already.

But I’ve now come to appreciate the snail pace and test on my patience level.

Whenever I get the urge to flip out, I try and remember this story I’m about to share with you that was very Mercury Retro-esque that literally changed the course my life.

It all started in my kitchen in Oakland when I was contemplating my path and what the heck to do.

Nothing felt certain and I had never felt so alone in my life.

My boyfriend and I had broken up, I didn’t know how I was going to pay rent that month and I had just come out of the ER with a mounting bill for scans that I didn’t even need.

I was raw.

So I did what any normal person would.

I decided to go on Facebook.

Only my browser kept freezing.

And I got the rainbow spinning wheel of death on my Mac.

I wanted to cry.

Just let me have my damn distraction!

Then finally a breakthrough came.

The wheel stopped and I saw the facebook logo at the top.


thank. you. dear Lord.

And then something weird happened.

It never went to Facebook.

It skipped Facebook.

And opened up a browser for a college in Arizona.


I tried to reload, but it wasn’t having it.

It was called Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

The last thing I wanted to do was go back to school.

Was this a joke?

But my intuition started kicking in.

My tummy got all hot.

And I started getting Angel goosebumps up and down my body.

The message I kept getting?

“Call them.”

I didn’t want to call them.

But what the heck else was I going to do?

So the next thing I know I’m speaking with a woman who tells me that they have a program for coaching certification and yoga and all sorts of wonderful metaphysical classes.

She said that I was in the system as having an Americorp award for pretty much the amount of yearly tuition for not one but both programs. (I had done Teach for America years before and for some reason, this school accepted those service funds I had totally forgotten about because I was dead set against going to grad school.)

And that it expired in a year.

Was I interested in coming out for a visit to the desert?


To make a long story longer, in short I left California, my entire practice that I’d built up to go to school and build a new life for myself. I got my coaching certification and yoga teaching certification fully paid for and I had my first clients within the first weekend of starting my new life.

Nothing is an accident.

All from a frozen computer screen during the Retrograde.

So, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you right now.

You never know where it could lead you.

Or how life can surprise you!

Q: Do YOU have a fun Mercury Retrograde story?



Share it with us in the comments below!

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