Mercury Retrograde can be chaotic but there are ways to move through this period with grace and come out wiser and stronger on the other side.
What is Mercury Retrograde?
Retrograde is when a planet moves in the opposite direction than it normally does around the sun. Mercury is the fastest moving planet in our solar system, so it moves in retrograde more frequently than the other planets do. Astrologically, Mercury is the ruler of analytical thinking, communication, information organization, and idea expression. So, when it retrogrades these skills can be shaken up and challenged. Mercury moves in retrograde around 3-4 times per year for around 3-4 weeks, including the pre and post shadow periods.
How Does Mercury Retrograde Affect You?
When Mercury goes retrograde you may notice that your relationships seem less harmonious than usual. What used to be a simple dialogue between you and your partner, coworkers, or friends, can suddenly seem like a frustrating string of miscommunications and misunderstandings. Not to mention mishaps with postal delivery, text messages, e-mails, and business dealings.
During Mercury Retrograde periods you may experience:
- Lost Packages
- Quibbles, qualms, and arguments
- Misunderstandings and miscommunications
- The feeling of going against the flow
- Past unresolved experiences may be brought up for healing
- Fall throughs with projects, contracts, and proposals
The Positive Side of Mercury Retrograde
The extraordinary thing about Mercury Rx is that you always seem to come out stronger and wiser on the other side. When Mercury goes direct again people tend to feel even better than they did going into Retro season. Similar to any tough period in our lives, there is always a silver lining – and for us spiritual folk we know that the destruction of one thing often leads to the birth of something even better than we could have imagined. So it is important to implement bigger picture thinking during this time, and to be patient with yourself and others. Although it can seem like a disaster, Mercury Rx provides us an exceptional time to tune into our emotional awareness and clear out old narratives that are no longer serving us.
Mercury Retrograde Journal Prompts
- What astrological sign is the current retrograde moving through? How will this affect my experience?
- How does the fast-paced lifestyle that I am used to living being currently challenged?
- How can I hold space for myself and others right now?
Stones to Help You Through Mercury Retrograde
Angelite is a soft blue stone that helps you to make sense of what you are feeling and put it into words. It is an excellent communication stone that opens you up to receiving messages from angels and spirit guides. It has a serene energy and can help you to understand and translate symbols that appear in your dreams and visions. It is an excellent stone for developing clairvoyance, establishing peace, and stepping into benevolence. Keep calm this Mercury Rx and find a way to release that which no longer serves you with Angelite.
2.) Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is a high vibrational purifier that will clear energy blockages and amplify the energy of other stones surrounding it. It is also a wonderful amplifier of personal intentions, whether for prosperity, health, or love. It can be a helpful crystal to work with for expanding your consciousness and opening your chakras. Clear Quartz heals the emotional body which anyone going through the heavy feels of Mercury Rx will be grateful for.
Kyanite is a high vibrational stone that creates very rapid transfers of energy, opening up psychic channels to activate the mind center. Luckily for those having trouble processing information during Retro season, Kyanite accentuates your mental capacity. AND WAIT FOR IT, helps with telepathic communication, especially if both parties are wearing it – HELLO every partnership needs kyanite through retro season!
Aquamarine is a cooling stone, helping to relieve stress, tension, and anger. It brings our awareness to whatever emotions we are feeling and helps us to express them clearly. Aquamarine activates your throat chakra, helping you to communicate from your most authentic self. It is a SOURCE connection stone, keeping you in rightful alignment with SPIRIT.
Shungite works vibrationally on the molecules and atoms in your body to free them from their bondage to negative patterns and energies. It is a conduit for spiritual light, safeguarding your aura, and protecting you from the psychic attack of your nay-sayers. During Retro season we can get down on ourselves for not performing at the same level of speed and efficiency that we are used to. Shungite aids in releasing feelings of doubt and self-sabotage, dispelling all forms of negativity. It rids us of unwanted emotions such as guilt, fear, and shame.
Selenite is the best stone to use for clearing your auric field of dirty energy. It cleanses away stagnant or stuck energy from your physical and etheric bodies. Selenite aligns your chakras and opens you up to guidance from higher realms, working to purify the upper chakras. It harmonizes well with other stones and is excellent for keeping anything near it clean energetically.
We know that it can be difficult to carry crystals with you all the time so we have created a bracelet including Kyanite, Angelite, Selenite, Shungite, Clear Quartz, and Aquamarine! Imagine the beautiful energy of these stones combined. This bracelet was specifically designed to help you move through the chaotic and heavy energies of Mercury Retrograde with grace and light. It brings in the benefits of emotional healing, clear communication, SOURCE connection, and staying true to one’s most authentic self. Cleanse, clear, and purify yourself with this powerful cooling, calming, and stress reliving bracelet. Believe it when you feel it, this bracelet is a dynamic healer and cleanser, excellent for clearing away psychic debris, grounding your energy, and finding your calm through life’s changes and challenges.