Mercury in retrograde is happening again soon, and now is the perfect time to prepare! If you have never heard the term “Mercury in Retrograde,” it is usually known as the time when everything seems to go wrong! Today, we’ll be talking about the planet Mercury and what being in retrograde actually means. We will also be discussing how to mitigate the effects that seem so annoying using crystal and herbal energies to counteract the effects and lead a normal life and avoid the difficulties that seem to be all around us.
What does Mercury Retrograde mean?
Due to the way our planet’s orbit interacts with the orbits of the other planets, sometimes, like now, Mercury appears to us here on Earth to be going backward in its orbit.
While this is, in fact, an illusion as, of course, the planet does not stop in its orbit and somehow reverse course, it certainly appears to do so from our vantage point in the Universe. These times seem always to be associated with confusion, delay, and frustration here on Earth. Computers seem to be especially prone to this celestial mischief - choosing these times to find new ways to make our online life difficult. But cars, buses, trains, planes, tires, refrigerators, furnaces, and even bicycle tires seem to have particular susceptibility to the effects. If you, like many of us, seem to notice that things go wrong “in bunches,” it is probably the time of Mercury Retrograde.
So it is in our best interest that we are well prepared to deal with this celestial time which can seem to have more than its fair share of difficulty and misfortunes.
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2023 Dates for Mercury Retrograde
- December 28, 2022 to January 18, 2023
- April 21 to May 14
- August 23 to September 14
- December 13, 2023 to January 1, 2024
Remedies for Mercury Retrograde
In our experience, there are several herbal remedies and several crystal energies that collectively seem to be highly effective in reducing and avoiding the effects of Mercury Retrograde.
Herbs & Crystals
These are the herbs, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Cypress, Lemon, and Roman Chamomile; and the crystals Labradorite, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Amazonite, Shungite, Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, and Rainbow Fluorite.
Try bringing as many herbs and crystals into your daily life as possible. A potpourri of the herbs should be on your table. You should wear or carry as many of the crystals as feasible. You can put some under your pillow or put them on your nightstand. Put some in the kitchen and some in your car. You might make an elixir and add it to your daily routine. In short, immerse yourself in these energies.
Mercury Retrograde Kit
We have developed a special kit to make this easy. It is our Mercury Retrograde kit, and it is easy to use.
It consists of the following:
- Crystal Kit with Spiral Cage Pendants – This crystal kit includes Clear Quartz, Labradorite, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Fluorite, and Amazonite tumbled stones.
- One 4 oz Candle
- One 60mL Room Spray
Read more about each item in the kit below.
Clear Quartz crystals are the supreme gift of Mother Earth. Resonating at the level of an individual’s needs, Clear Quartz also amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms. This may accelerate the fulfillment of one’s prayers, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur.
Hematite is a calming stone for the mind and a stone for success in legal disputes. It is a memory enhancer and an aid to clarity of thought and control of stress. Hematite is the best stone for grounding oneself in the real world and avoiding confusion.
TOURMALINE. Black Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger, or feelings of unworthiness. It helps overcome substance abuse and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies. It may be beneficial in treating obsessive or compulsive behaviors and in relinquishing chronic worry.
Fluorite is an excellent crystal for helping one understand the balances intrinsic to relationships. It aids one in being impartial and unbiased and in utilizing fair reasoning in situations where it would be wise to see and act on information objectively. Fluorite brings stability to groups, linking them to a common purpose, and allows relationships, groups, and the individual to flourish within that which is beneficial to all.
Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one’s life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility and awakens a sense of adventure and change.
Amazonite increases self-esteem, especially in women, and reduces tendencies to self-neglect. It enhances the ability to communicate more effectively by identifying how one’s words have created the current reality and how to change one’s vocabulary to reflect a higher, more aligned reality. It also empowers one to set appropriate boundaries inwardly in self-discipline and with others in establishing healthy relationships.
Mercury Retrograde Candle
This crystal energy candle is developed for clarity, balance, and strength. The scent is white sage and lavender and has been paired with the healing energies of Fluorite because it carries a calm, stable frequency that brings order to chaos and scattered and discordant energies into cohesion and harmony.
Mercury Retrograde Spray
This mixture of Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Cypress, Lemon, and Roman Chamomile essential oils and the crystal essences of Labradorite, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Amazonite, Shungite, Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Rainbow Fluorite. Inside the bottle are Amethyst chips to keep the healing energy fresh and to promote an inherent high frequency that purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered.
We recommend starting your day with a Mercury Retrograde morning ritual.
- First, light your candle and say an affirmation related to not letting the retrograde control your day.
- Next, choose your pendant of the day or decide you wish to carry the crystal kit with you. Take a few minutes to meditate with the crystal(s).
- Lastly, spray your Mercury Retrograde in front of you until desired scent strength is desired, then walk through the mist. Repeat your affirmation and start your day.
There are many other methods you might consider. You can make your own elixir from the essences of the crystals here. Or you can make a Retrograde Protection Bowl. A bowl of herbs and crystals can be easily placed where you spend time.
You can sprinkle the herbs around your house or on the floorboards of your car. You can place the crystals on the windowsills to keep the negative at bay.
Use your imagination and fight back. You will find that bringing the Earth Energy of magical herbs and crystals can really mitigate the annoyances and frustrations of mercury retrograde.
Hank Mason is the founder and chief author of Crystal Vaults. He is a retired USAF rescue helicopter pilot and a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Hank is also the author of The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans and Crystal Grids, How to Combine and Focus Crystal Energies to Enhance Your Life.
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