In honor of Mercury, the Lord of Communication, going direct in Sagittarius Tuesday morning (13 December) at 3:04 am PST I offer the following heartfelt linguistic suggestions.
Due to the alarming and precipitous decline of the English language within certain new age circles enamored of spiritual gobbledygook, these are proferred with love as well as a sincere desire to save your ass from serious harm in the future from the wrong person.
1) If someone is suffering, never EVER off-handedly say it's their karma. Just don't say this, even if you have to swallow your tongue or paste your mouth shut with superglue.
(Unless you want to add that it's your own karma to be a divine dufus).
2) If you've hurt or seriously inconvenienced someone, "I'm truly sorry" works much better than "It's all good."
3) If someone is in pain, saying "The world is as you see it" NEVER solves anything.
4) "Hey dude, go with the flow" is NOT a sane comment if you've just run over someone with your car, bike or skateboard.
5) Unfortunately, "I'm sorry you feel that way" does NOT and NEVER will mean "I'm sorry I hurt you."
6) Mercury retrograde or any other planetary transit is never an excuse for cruelty, deceit, lies or manipulation.
7) "You create your own reality" should be banned as a phrase from all human discourse for all eternity (even if it's true).
8 ) Saying ''It's all for the best" to someone who's just lost a loved one ranks with voting for Rick Perry in the Iowa caucus.
9) Quoting the f*cking Law of Attraction is not a substitute for basic human compassion, love, generosity, or caring.
10) Don't tell someone who's suffering that they "needed this experience" unless you don't mind needing your own karmic payback.
11) Hurting or even abusing someone while claiming "the Shakti (or God) made you do it" can bring interesting surprises. Let's just say the Shakti is usually not amused.
MERCURY DIRECT BLESSINGS TO ALL!
As this transition happens it's the perfect time to say "I'm deeply sorry I hurt you" to anyone who should receive. I offer my own deep apologies to anyone I've unintentionally hurt over the wooly and wild transits of 2011.
Please forgive me.
May you prosper.
May you be happy.
May you know love.
The above is an excerpt from Tosha Silver's first book Outrageous Openness, which is available in San Francisco @ Books, Inc (Market Street), Scarlet Sage (Valencia), Sacred Well in Oakland and Lewin's Books in Berkeley. Also, online Amazon.com. You can reach Tosha at Toshasilver.com and on facebook.