Getting Out of a Negative Funk 
The Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius Mid-Point!

Hey Everyone!

Today is the midpoint of the current Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius - only about two weeks left - woohoo! Yes, here we are yet again...

Mercury is Retrograde February 6th - 28th in case you missed my last newsletter. I put together a 3-Hour audio guide on how to work with and weather this storm which you can check out below. If the Trickster has been kicking your ass or if you've been feeling like you have collapsed into a funky negative place. I highly recommend it! 

Speaking of negative funks, I've been thinking a lot about this phenomenon lately and just did a radio show on it that is now in my exclusive radio show archive. Negative states of collapse seem to be part of a Mercury Retrograde alchemy no matter what sign it's in, but are also just simply part of being alive. 

Nonetheless, I thought a little discussion on them would be very apropos for this time as I've seen many folks of late, including myself, descending down into them! 

What is a collapsed funky ass negative state exactly? It's that negative bottom we've all visited and know too well. You know that place where 'my life sucks...I'll never be one really loves me...why bother? one understands me...the Universe doesn't give sh*t about me...I don't give a sh*t about much either!...poor me...why me, why not me?!

Ok, I think you get what I mean by a 'collapsed negative state'. You've simply bottomed out into a place of doom and gloom perception you can't pull yourself out of, right?! You been feeling any of that lately? Well, you're not alone!

How Do We Get Into a Negative Funk?

Have you ever stopped to wonder at the bottom of this crash and burn how you got there in the first place? I have found that back-tracking how you got there may just hold the key as to how to get out and also offers up the tools on how to avoid another spiral down that icy cold mountain (can you tell I'm watching the Olympics?!) 

That said, bring your negative states to this newsletter - how'd you get here? The main culprit I've seen that makes us vulnerable to falling down into this place is something we can all lose footing with when overwhelmed by Life and its busyness: Consistent Healthy Self-Care.

Think about it, we begin our downward descent the moment we make self-care 'optional'. When we do this we lose our center, boundaries, and intuitive knowing. Sooner or later we get triggered by something and then it's off to the downhill races...and this race is a quick descent down with skis flailing about right smack into a negative funk! 

Now did you notice I just said 'triggered'? Yep, part of what sets us down the mountain out of our lack of self-care is a trigger. So what are yours? Not only that -- what do you use to manage them? How about an addiction? Which in turn just accelerates the decent down into negative collapse via shame! 

How Do We Get Out of a Negative Funk? 

So once at the bottom how do you get out? The first and most important step is KINDNESS! Yes yes yes! Be kind to yourself. Don't trial, judge, and jury yourself for falling down baby!

And only then be willing to engage in a compassionate technical inventory of your faulty self-care, triggers, and spiral down...of course there is much more to this that I covered in depth on my radio show, including the necessity of an engaged living spirituality... 

If you'd like a to deeper understand this phenomenon, learn how to track it for yourself, and find out how to best shift out but aren't an exclusive archive member you can download the show here via this icon. It will be available for the next month:
Speaking of Radio Shows - got some good ones coming up! Here's just a few that are ahead. With the exception of 'Radio Fund Shows' all my Monday shows are free for download on iTunes and Feedburner - get subscribed if you aren't already! Thursday's shows are free LIVE but then only available in the exclusive archive on Here's what's coming up for the rest of February!

Thursday February 20th, 11am PT/2pm ET

Convenient Compassion vs. Unconditional Compassion


Are you compassionate with yourself and others only when it's convenient/easy? Are you able to be compassionate when you're tired, worn out, depressed, angry, or fed up? What happens to your compassion when your perfectionism gets all up in it? Tune into this show as Robert gives coaching and instruction on how to be compassionate with yourself NO MATTER WHAT! You won't want to miss this heart opening show guaranteed to bring more love into your life!


Monday February 24th, 6pm PT/9pm ET  (Radio Fund Show Only)

Psychic Hygiene 101 - How to Detox from a Psychic Virus


Is there such a think as a 'psychic virus'? Is it possible that you catch them all the time? How do you dismantle one in your system and detox it? For that matter what does it take to have good psychic hygiene and not catch them in the first place? For answers to these questions and a full guide on psychic hygiene be sure to check out this radio fund show 'Robert's Guide to Psychic Hygiene 101'!! His insights on how to manage your psychic, psychological, and emotional field will astound you, leaving you empowered with a squeaky clean psyche! Get ready to clear away the debris and deeply connect to yourself! 


Thursday February 27th, 11am PT/2pm ET (Live or Archive)

Harnessing Your Greatest Intuitive Skill!


What does it really take to master clear intuition? What will throw your intuition off the most? How do you know if it's your intuition guiding you or just mental chatter? Tune into this electrifying show as Robert lays down the principles that helped him develop his own world-renowned intuitive skills! Find out you too can develop and harness your own intuitive prowess on this mind-blowing show!


Ohotto's Coming to YouTube in March!!

Stay tuned as I'll soon be launching my upcoming YouTube series which will be tons of fun! Get ready for a weekly dose of empowerment, coaching, and guidance! I'll also be back within two weeks or so with some more thoughts and a list of upcoming radio shows for March!! 

For now see if the Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius podcast speaks to you - been getting TONS of amazing feedback already, thanks y'all and so glad I can help you hear your Mercury Retrograde Message! : )

Robert Ohotto
Intuitive Life Coach, Counselor, and Strategist

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius
Rebelling to Revolutionize Your Life!
(February 6th - 28th, 2014)

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Find out as Robert guides you through the latest Mercury Retrograde in this illuminating podcast!

If you want to know what this current archetypal cycle has in store for you and what strategies you'll need to align with it in a conscious and empowered way, then look no further! Get ready to use the power of astrological alchemy and timing in your life with Robert's latest groundbreaking insights!
During this over 3-hour / 3-part podcast Robert covers in enormous depth the Aquarian pattern and how to work with its animation in your life during this cycle! All of this is done 'Ohotto' style illuminating why it's essential to consciously engage this powerful Retrograde. With his classic words of wisdom on how to use the energy and timing of this powerful archetypal process, Robert will gift you with insights that empower, transform, and stay with you for the rest of your life.


  • How the current Mercury Retrograde is animating the transition from Pisces to Aquarius in our lives
  • Why you were born to be different and how to be empowered by this!
  • Why this cycle is calling you out of hiding and into the world
  • How this cycle is summoning you to stage a rebellion and why this must lead to revolution!
  • Do you meet life as a Victim or Visionary?
  • How to undertand the intuitive revelations and how they can get distorted by your shame filter
  • Radical 'Ohotto Style' questions to ask yourself and exercises to help unlock your Mercury Retrograde Message!
  • How to a Vision reveals itself to us and how to recognize when you've been given one!
  • Why it's now essential to understand the Power of a Vision!
  • How this cycle mirrors the greater shift of Astrological Ages we are in: from Pisces to Aquarius
  • Why the Winter Olympics will be the center stage upon which we perceive the message of this cycle
  • How the Victimized Elitist, Visionary, Whistleblower, Shapeshifter, Innovator, Humanitarian, Idealist, and Lightbearer Archetypes are involved in this retrograde cycle!
  • The duality of being different and how to embrace it
  • How this MR cycle connects to the previous MRs of 2013 and passes the torch to the upcoming Mars Retrograde in this current 'Retrograde Relay' of 2014!
  • Exact dates and timing for this cycle and how to use them
  • The difference between an authentic vision vs. wounded ego fantasy
  • Why progress, not perfection, is essential medicine for this cycle!
  • Why it's essential to redefine what your Ideals are during this cycle
  • Understanding the difference between Perfectionist Ideals and Compassionate Ideals
  • When you are stuck, how to summon the Grace of the 3rd Option!
  • Embracing the technology of LOVE
  • Discovering who you are meant to be as a 'cell' within the larger body of Humanity!
  • How to keep the Trickster at bay during this powerful cycle! 
...and so much more is packed into this 3 hour/3 part audio series! Get ready for some Rock Star Cosmic Coaching!!
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