The Best Crystals 💎 for ☿️ Mercury ☿️ Retrograde

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From the 25th of July to the 18th of August we’re in Mercury retrograde period. Meaning the planetary orbit of Mercury APPEARS to be going backward. Astrologically speaking, this is retrograde motion, and it’s known to affect us all energetically. Mercury is not the only planet that creates this illusion in the sky either. It is, however, one of the most popular planets to discuss when it comes to the subject retrograde motion.

Why is Mercury Retro a Thing?
Mercury is much closer to the Sun and has a smaller orbital cycle; resulting in about three Mercury retros a year, meaning it affects us more often than the other planets. So, in today’s blog, we’ll be looking at the best crystals for Mercury retrograde. Mercury is known to influence things like, communication, telecommunication, technology, travel, and generally anything that has to do with business. It clearly has a very mischievous influence over quite a lot of things.

However, you should also be careful not to put too much credence into all of this. Some people get so fearful and anxious over Mercury retrograde that they manifest a lot of their concerns into reality. My take on the matter is to heed the usual warnings by being aware of them but avoid worrying more than you need to.

Before I give you some crystals that we can use as tools and support during this time. I’d like to give you four things that I like to watch for when we’re in the Mercury retrograde period.
4 Things You Should Look For During Mercury Retrograde
No contracts 📝
During Mercury retrograde, we’re supposed to avoid making any plans or new agreements that are considered binding. Avoid essential meetings or legally binding documents where something brand new is being initiated. For example, let’s say you’re starting a brand new business, launching a new product, or signing a lease to rent a new apartment for an extended period; I would recommend that you avoid those decisions or actions until the retrograde period has passed.
Clear Communication 👍
Devote extra attention to communicating as clearly as possible. Don’t be afraid of people saying, “oh my gosh she’s so anal, or he’s so fastidious”; you’re doing exactly what you should be doing during this time. It doesn’t hurt to look for clarity, even outside of Mercury retrograde periods additional clarity is only ever going to help you. Don’t accept verbal promises or agreements be sure to get it in writing. Also, be sure to choose your words carefully because communication on your part can also get rather muddy during retrograde.
Be Extra Wary of All Technology 📱
Everything you’re thinking right now, emails, texts, basically anything electronic. I noticed a lot of “message failed to send” notifications happening during Mercury retros for me. For lack of a more advanced term let ‘s just say things tends to glitch or freeze up excessively during retrograde. Case in point, I usually do my videos live every week on Facebook, and last week, Facebook decided to revoke my ability to do so. Which is OK it’s no big deal, you simply find another way to execute whatever it is that you had planned. Things generally just start to go haywire during this time. Make sure you’re taking the time to confirm that important messages or details did get where they needed to be.
Make Sure You’re on The Same Page 🤔
What you say and think, might not be received exactly how it should be. So make sure you double-check, even in face to face conversations that the message was communicated properly. A little earlier I mentioned how important it is for you to be articulating everything to the best of your ability. When I say “make sure you’re on the same page” I want you to confirm that the message was not just communicated but received properly as well. I know that things are misinterpreted all the time via email, text, and even in face to face conversations. So during Mercury retrograde, ask the other party if what you said made sense. Or if you’re on the receiving end double-check to make sure you understand the point someone is trying to make.

So do your best to keep these four things in mind during a retrograde period. To help myself stay cool calm and collected I remind myself of the big R-E, renew, relax, review; just review things in more detail and don’t rush into anything too quickly. Dot all your I’s and cross all your T’s, but don’t put anything into action just yet.

Finally, not to add something on top of the retrograde period but remember that we’re also smack dab in the middle of the eclipse season. I did discuss this eclipse season in great detail in a recent blog post.
The Best Crystals For Mercury Retrograde

Emerald

Emerald is going to help promote smooth communication and assist you when it comes to organizing activities or plans. Also, let’s remember that it doesn’t need to be a very “fancy” emerald. It’s ok for it to be rough and jagged along the edges and surface. Emerald is very inexpensive when it’s not considered “jewelry quality”.

Blue Lace Agate

This is a fairly easy one to find, it’s very affordable and abundantly available. Blue lace agate also helps promote clear and calm communication. Exactly what we need during Mercury retrograde. It’s also very good for the throat chakra, promotes good decision-making, and organization.

Fluorite

Any color variety of fluorite will work as well, it doesn’t need to be green or blue. You’ll find that fluorite comes in just about any color.

Amazonite & Aquamarine

The final crystals I would recommend working with act very much along the same lines. Amazonite and aquamarine work great with the throat chakra and are excellent for not only harmonizing communication but also promoting clear and articulate communication. Also, just like the emerald, these do not have to be beautiful gemstone quality by any means.

Have you used any of these crystals during Mercury retrograde before? How do you prepare for/handle the Mercury retrograde period? Let me know in the comments down below! 

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Crystal Q & A: Your Questions Answered!

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Hey hey, Crystal Hottie!  Won’t you grab a cozy cuppa gem elixir tea & join me for a Crystal Q&A?

You asked, I answered!

We’ve got a wide range of sparkly topics covered in this Crystal Q&A session so watch & listen to the video. I’ve also given a summary + you can follow along with more links & glittery details below.   🙂

Before we get started, here’s my…

BORING DISCLAIMER: Crystals are a tool & support and should be part of a sound holistic health plan.  I think you already know that I’m not a doctor & am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a compliment to & not as a replacement for regular medical care & consultations. So in addition to doctors, psychiatrists, therapists and other modalities, crystals can be very helpful.
What crystals would you recommend for children in school? 
Some great crystals for children would be Hematite and Black Tourmaline, Amethyst & Rose Quartz. There are many super easy & practical ways to use them & I wrote lot’s more on this in this blog post:  Sparkly Ideas for Using Crystals with Children. 

Also, here are some more tips for students of all ages:  Crystals to Help you Study Better, Faster + with Less Stress

What crystals are good for decreasing hyper-activity in a child?
Any light blue stone, like blue calcite or blue lace agate; or amethyst and rose quartz.

They don’t have to wear it, they can just carry it with them.  They could have 1 in their pocket, or put 1 in a small velvet bag that you can find in a metaphysical shop.  Keep in mind, you don’t want to send them out with your best looking crystals b/c they are likely to get pretty banged up with kids, so just know that when you hand them over.  😉

I just love these stones for their soft & gentle energy.  In fact, Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year are Serenity & Rose Quartz, so I gush all about these stones over here: Why Rose Quartz, Blue Calcite & Blue Lace Agate are the New Black.

 
Do you need to be careful with Lemurian Crystals?  Is the energy really strong?
I don’t feel that you need to be particularly careful w/ lemurian crystals.  It’s not something that’s common; that they’re “too strong”.

However it’s all relative and subjective to YOU. For each individual the experience will be different.

Lemurians are record holders.  They hold ancient information from Lemuria and even Atlantis. They have deep striations on the side that you can feel.  Think of the striations as a kind of bar code.  Information that’s been encoded into the crystal.  The Minas Gerais region in Brazil is the source of true lemurians. They have deep striations that you can feel by rubbing your thumb or finger over the sides. And they hold records.

Lemurians are meant to be used to access that ancient information, ancient records from the past.

As far as it being “too strong” to work with, that’s not a very common complaint.  But like I said that could be different for you. So give it a try.  The only way to know if it is to give it a try; to work with it yourself b/c it’s something you’ll need to personally experience for yourself.

BTW…I also have a blog post here with more info on Lemurian Crystals.
My son has a lot of stress and anger issues…he’s very explosive at times, what would be a good crystal for him?
Lepidolite & aquamarine are 2 crystals that I would recommend.

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BUT…

the big question is … is he willing to work with the crystals? 

It’s a matter of personal will, if he is willing to work with them. We can’t force this on anyone else.  It’s got to be him that’s initiating and is in agreement with this sort of energy work. Give him a selection, let him know what they’re for, what the intention is and let him choose which crystals to work with.  If he’s open to doing it, he’ll pick the crystal(s) that he is being drawn to & that’s a huge part of the equation in what stone will work best for him.
Do you have any experience working with Chlorite?
Yes, Chlorite included quartz!  It’s a very effective healing crystal…great for healing of all kinds.  Plus, it’s also a great crystal that carries the energy and is a vibrational match for prosperity & abundance.

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Do you have crystal suggestions for worry and stress?
Again, amethyst and rose quartz.  Those are both ideal for stress relief. ♥ They seem to great for a lot of different things, huh?

Additionally, here’s my blog post on crystals to help relieve anxiety that might be helpful as well.
How do I safely clean my crystal in matrix without harming it?
I physically clean my quartz crystals with a certain type of acid. But you kind of have to know your crystals well and know the chemistry before you dive in and clean it up w/o causing any harm to it…or to yourself.

Here’s the low-down on How I PHYSICALLY Cleanse my Quartz Crystals. Proceed with CAUTION.
Do you have Crystal Suggestions for Postpartum Depression?

Rose quartz, moonstone, jade & unakite are the 4 stones I recommend for anything pregnancy or fertility related.

I’ve written much more on that topic including suggestions on how to work with that crystal-quad over here:  Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy

For really deep-seated or lingering depression, I suggest you add in amber or copal.  That sunny crystal combo is well-known for helping peeps bust out of depression.  And I have more tips for navigating depression over here.
Are raw crystals best to work with, or are polished stones just as good?
Great question! Whenever possible I prefer to work with a crystal that is uncut + unpolished because it has a stronger vibrational frequency.  For example, I prefer to work with a natural quartz point rather than a cut & polished one, if quartz is what I need for my crystal healing work.

But say I want to work with selenite…raw selenite is not ideal to work with in a crystal healing session because it splinters off easily, its very friable or brittle. For practical reasons it makes total sense to go with a cut and polished piece, like a polished selenite wand. 🙂

Want to learn more about my take on working with Cut or Polished Stones vs. Natural?  I’ve gone in deep right here.
What are good stones for opening the 3rd eye?
There are many stones I can recommend for this, but one that’s relatively easy to find, is pretty inexpenisve & many of us have in our collections is amethyst.

This Third Eye Crystal Work is such a big topic, & I’ve received so many questions about this over the years that I’ve written a 2 Part blog series on awakening your pineal gland. Check it out:

  • How To Awaken Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 1
  • How To Awaken & De-Calcify Your Pineal Gland with Crystals ~ Part 2

In case you’re interested…many of the questions I received here speak to the chemical and geological composition of the crystal along with the metaphysical.  That’s the type of stuff I love to teach all about in my courses Certified Crystal Healer Course as well as in my Advanced Crystal Master Course.

I hope you enjoyed this Crystal Q&A as much as I did & got to learn something new here today.  If you’ve got experiences to share on any of these crystal topics please tell us in the comments below!  I love to hear about your crystal connections.♥

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon