Ep. 015 – Retrograde Rumble: Navigating Mercury’s Chaos to Harness the Power of Spring!

May 3, 2023

Are you feeling the energy shift happening right now? Well, that might be because Mercury Retrograde is with us till May 14th – sandwiched between a Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon!

Mercury Retrograde brings chaos to our lives: communication breakdowns, tech malfunctions, travel delays, and stress in relationships. But don’t worry, your hosts Kimberly Harlan and Shaman Isabella have got you covered.

“Plant your seeds of ideas in the soil and watch them grow.”

In this week’s episode, Kimberly Harlan and Shaman Isabella discuss how to navigate Mercury Retrograde, harnessing the power of Spring, and even share some MANIFESTING POWER tips to tap into 05/05/23 for those in need of change.

We’re trying something new, we’ll be filming our podcasts and sharing them on YouTube so you can listen and now view too! Join them on YouTube to watch and listen as they give tips for moving through challenging times with ease and grace. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, they’re here to help you transform retrogrades (or any challenge) into agents of change.

So, let’s plant our seeds of becoming and nourish our souls to manifest opportunities. Listen up as A Modern Shaman shares secrets on navigating your way through life – by shifting the negative into the positive!

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In This Episode We Talk About

  • We are currently in Mercury Retrograde (April 21 – May 14, 2023)
  • What does Mercury Retrograde mean? 
  • The effects and amplifications of a retrograde
  • How to shift your consciousness 
  • How to work with Mercury Retrograde energy
  • Are we taught how to cope? 
  • Manifesting during a retrograde and an eclipse 
  • Creating change for yourself 
  • Harnessing the power of Spring 
  • Plant your idea seed and watch it sprout

Resources In The Episode

  • What is Mercury Retrograde? Mercury Retrograde is an astrological phenomenon that occurs several times a year when Mercury appears to move backward in its orbit. This period is often associated with communication issues, technological difficulties, and a general sense of confusion. However, in shamanic practice, Mercury Retrograde is seen as a powerful time for introspection, reflection, and realignment.
  • How to Navigate Mercury Retrograde. Mercury Retrograde can be a difficult time for many of us, but it is also an opportunity for healing and realignment. By using practices such as meditation, journaling, and energy healing, we can better understand our emotions, reflect on past experiences, and look forward to new beginnings. We can also use this time to connect deeply with our intuition and inner selves.
  • The next lunar eclipse is on May 5, 2023. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the full moon, causing the moon to dim and appear reddish in color. A lunar eclipse is considered a potent time for spiritual growth and transformation.
  • The significance of the number 5 in shamanic practice goes beyond the five elements and five directions. In numerology, the number 5 is associated with change, transformation, and progress. It is seen as a symbol of adventure, risk-taking, and freedom.
  • Women in Iran (1974) Victor Stoloff Film 
  • Harness the power of Spring. Spring is a time of renewal and growth, which provides a perfect opportunity for us to connect with nature and the world around us. We can use this time to plant seeds, set intentions, and welcome new growth and possibilities into our lives. We can also use practices such as dance, sound healing, and meditation to connect with the powerful energies of the season and bring them into our lives.
  • The Significance of the Bluebird Totem in Shamanic Practice. The bluebird is one of the oldest totems in shamanic practice, representing joy and freedom. This totem brings messages of good luck and hope, as well as reminding us to take time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
  • Work with Shaman Isabella – Work with Isabella
  • Due to an unexpected emergency Arielle Estoria had to cancel her guest appearance on A Modern Shaman. We are looking to reschedule her as a guest for June!
  • Arielle Estoria author of The Unfolding
  • Grab a bite at Kim’s restaurant, Modern Shaman in Whittier

I’m Isabella

I’m an energy healer and spiritual guide. In this blog, you’ll find my favorite articles about healing and energy, as well as press and interviews. You can read more about me here. 



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