5 Things You Need to Survive Mercury Retrograde & How to Use Them
On the 7th, Mercury starts backtracking through Leo, bringing some difficulties with technology, transport or communication. Misunderstandings or unclarities in communication could be connected to our self-esteem, to ego or to our boundaries. It helps to double-check any information and to remind ourselves of warm, heart-centered communication, where we respect others’ opinions, yet bravely express our own.
On the 8th, Chiron starts retrograding. Until mid-December, old wounds linked to our individuality and our inner or outer battles can be reactivated, asking us to turn back to ourselves, to set boundaries when needed, to take steps towards healing the angry side of our inner child. As Mars conjuncts Mercury at this time, our healing might just begin with a conversation where we dare to assert ourselves. Chiron squaring Venus could mean that this delicate situation can be in our family or can be linked to emotional validation. On the 9th, the Sun aligns with the North Node and opposes Saturn.
The themes of July’s eclipses can be strong now: emotions versus reason, relaxation versus duty, emotional authenticity versus the outer patriarchal structures that might want to keep our feminine side at bay in order to stay proper and productive. Hang on through possible limitations and remember to work for your goals one step at a time.
To survive the Mercury Retrograde season more easily, we have a few tips on what you should look out for according to your zodiac sign. We also gathered 5 must-have products to help you get through this period of confusion more easily:
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of romance and creativity, asking for some extra care and reflection when it comes to starting something new. We know your fire is strong; think twice and own your decisions. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of family and home, asking for some extra care and clarity when it comes to discussions with your family or to renovating/moving house. Past issues or situations might surface and new situations will ask you to think twice. Your communication style is likely to be introverted and intuitive this month. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of communication and learning. You could be really feeling this one- maybe it will be more difficult for you to use your particular brand of logical thinking and you’ll tend to be more intuitive or vague in your thoughts and words. It helps to use this intuition, yet to be as clear as possible with others. Stay mindful of short trips as well; maybe its due time that you took your car to the auto service. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of finances, asking for some extra care and clarity when it comes to spendings and investments. Think twice before making any major purchase during this time- you could regret it later on- and put more thought than usual into managing your finances. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your sign, asking you to think twice when you’re making any important decision about your life and to reflect before speaking, making sure that you’re doing it clearly and from the heart. It’s a time of rethinking and of redoing what isn’t working for you, Leo, in any area of life- work, relationships, hobbies, appearance or health. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, your ruler Mercury retrogrades in your house of sacrifices, suffering, art, and spirituality, possibly bringing up some darker thoughts and emotions that need to be processed. Take your time to go within and know that you can slowly alchemize your suffering, Virgo, into treasures for both yourself and others. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of friends, groups, social causes and benefactors, asking you to reflect on your friendships and on your group allegiances in order to see what really serves you and what doesn’t. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of career and public image, possibly bringing some confusion at work- make sure that you express yourself as clearly as possible with others, especially in public- or prompting you to re-evaluate your career or your approach to the work that you’re doing. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of travels and higher studies, bringing some possible confusion around travel bookings or flights and prompting you to plan better, as well as to stay mindful of how you communicate your beliefs and worldview to others. Read more here.
Mercury retrogrades in your house of shared finances and sexuality. Think twice before making any loans, sharing finances or starting a sexual relationship with someone, especially if it’s someone from the past. Nothing is forbidden, but consider whether this will benefit you in the long term. Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of relationships, asking for some extra care and mindfulness from you when you relate to others. Speak from the heart, not from the ego and think twice before signing any contracts or rekindling old relationships- will your decisions benefit you in the long term? Read more here.
Starting with the 7th, Mercury retrogrades in your house of work and health. It might be a time of reconsidering your commitment to your job, as well as your daily habits. It’s helpful to keep discussions with co-workers as clear as possible, as well as to redesign some habits that you want to change. Read more here.
5 Things You Need to Survive Mercury Retrograde
Tree Of Life Amethyst Pendant
As this Mercury is bound to provide you with confusion in every aspect of your life, you might find yourself asking yourself what the right call is. To prevent those sticky situations, carry your Tree Of Life Amethyst Pendant everywhere with you. Amethyst will help you to tap into your intuition more easily, providing you with knowledge and wisdom to resolve those situations easily.
How to use your Pendant:
1. Cleanse with Sage
2. Hold your pendant in your hand, and try to connect with the crystal.
3. Set your intention
4. Wear at all times, everywhere you go!
Reiki Herbal Pillar Candle – Spirit
Constantly battling with the Mercury shenanigans can often leave you exhausted, and not much time to focus on the positives in life. That is why you should use a Reiki Herbal Pillar Candle – Spirit to recharge yourself with positive vibes.
How to use your Candle:
1. Turn off the lights.
2. Light your candle, and keep your breathing steady as you focus on the flame.
3. Let the mix of essential oils recharge you.
4. Chant the Intention set in the candle 3 times. (It’s written on the candle)
5. Light whenever you feel depleted of energy
Smudge Sticks Mini White Sage
When you are so busy trying to resolve all the mishaps Mercury sets for you, it’s easy to let low-frequency vibes slip into your home and around you. To prevent that, and promote positive vibes in your home, use Sage! Sage is the ultimate cleansing tool that not only dissolves negative vibes, but it also cleanses the air in your home.
How to use Sage:
1. Light your Sage. Let the flame burn a little, and then put it off.
2. Bring your Sage’s smoke into every room in your home.
3. Open the window to let the negative vibes out.
Backflow Burner Yoga & Lavender Incense
After a harsh day of feeling like you battled the whole world, and yet in reality barely achieved anything – the good old Merc day classic, the best thing that you can do is relax, and take a step back. The easiest way to do so is by using aromatherapy with a Backflow Burner. Specifically crafted to bring positive life energy, the backflow burner is one of the best tools for aromatherapy because it distributes the smoke equally in the space. We like to pair it up with Lavender Incense.
How to use Backflow Burner Yoga:
1. Dim the lights
2. Place the cone on top of the burner, and light it up.
3. Sit in front of the burner and try to take deeper breaths
4. Focus on the flow of the incense to calm your mind more easily.
7 Chakra Mala
During any retrograde, it’s easy for your chakras to get out of whack. Especially during a Mercury Retrograde. To promote better energy distribution through your chakras, use a 7 Chakra Mala for your meditations. The 7 Chakra Mala contains specific stones, which connect best with each chakra, promoting better energy distribution.
How to use a 7 Chakra Mala:
1. Settle on a mantra. We like to chant “Om” when we are re-balancing our chakras.
2. Touch a mala bead, and chant your mantra.
3. Push the mala bead backward, and touch the next mala bead.
4. Repeat the mantra until you finish touching all the beads.
*Note – Use one mala for one mantra. Don’t use multiple mantras for one mala bracelet!