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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Crystals for Mercury Retrograde

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Ahhh, Mercury Retro. Its become such a popular excuse that I began hearing it from my teenage science students (while I was still teaching science in the classroom) as an excuse for not turning homework! Whaaaa?

Seems the idea has become pretty popular.

Heck! When you’ve found it defined in the Urban Dictionary you know it’s grabbed a hold:

“A three week period in which the planet Mercury appears to be in backwards motion. During this time human beings experience many adverse effects, such as memory loss, loss of time, loss of items, loss of virginity, loss of common sense. As for technology many unexpected glitches occur during this time, such as software crashes and emails getting lost ”

OK…wait…what? “loss of virginity“? *shaking head*…moving on.

Before I get into the crystals, let’s discuss what this all means & where it comes from (except for the “loss of viriginity”…I’m not touching that 1).
First…let’s talk retrogrades
 

Oh…how I love to talk about space!! Science class in session!!

Retrograde refers to a planetary orbit around the Sun is seemingly going opposite of ours here on Earth. It’s like watching someone riding a merry-go-round from 1 fixed point. If you were just watching them from very far away (& had no idea what a merry-go-round was) it would seem like the person you were watching was traveling forward then backward then forward again.

Now, I can write about this here but really the best way to “get it” is to SEE it & since I don’t have my planetary orbit model here in hand, I’ll let StarWaders show you (works really well for visual minds):

Now Mercury isn’t the only planet to go retrograde. The other planets do it too & affect us as well. Mercury probably is the most well-known b/c it’s so close to the Sun & has the shortest orbit to travel so it ends up zipping round so quickly (hence those little wings on the depictions of the Roman God Mercury) that we end up with about 3 Mercury Retros a year, more than any other planet. No worries…we’ll get to the crystals for Mercury Retrograde soon.

Disclaimer here…I’m no astrologist. That is not my area of expertise at all but I do know the usual associations made with Mercury Retrograde; probably due to its speediness, Mercury is known as the messenger governing over communication of all sorts, which includes technology. This tiny planet is also known to influence travel, merchants, thieves & be a mischievous influence over all those things too.

So when is Mercury Retrograde? I always check here & I make sure to avoid all the items mentioned below (especially when embarking on something new) unless I’ve taken the correct precautionary measures.
There’s also a Mercury Retro  app for that! Heeee!

  • Androids
  • iPhones

The Usual Mercury Retro Warnings to Be Aware of

  • No contracts! This is time that we’re supposed to avoid making any serious plans or agreements of any kind, no important meetings or legally binding documents.
  • Be careful to communicate extra clearly during this time & throw in some extra patience, clarity & attention to detail during this time. Choose your words carefully. If you’re a Type A personality like me, now’s the time to let your Freak Flag Fly! It will benefit you for taking the extra time & energy to check the details.
  • Be extra wary of all technology; emails & texts included. Stuffs seems to get lost, freeze up or just generally go berserk! Take the time to make sure that important stuffs did indeed get through.
  • Make sure you & your other party are interpreting everything clearly…even in face to face convo’s. If you’re reading something more complex than usual & it’s important, make sure to read it over again & then have someone else double-check it for you.
  • Flip it Around
    So all this sounds like a stressful time, doesn’t it? But it really doesn’t have to be at all. In fact, you can a flip your attitude about it onto its head!

    I prefer to take this time to s-l-o-w it down. I try not to take on something HUGE at this time & not to release or launch a brand new program or course. I find this to be a GREAT time to restructure or reorganize something, do some gentle & supportive personal work. Re-Do Time & take your time. Laid back + zen; simply  renew, revamp & redo!

    As I always try to remember to remember myself…the only thing we have control over is our own reaction to whatever may occur. I choose how to respond. My applied energy & the energy of my created environment will entrain the energy within me & that of  the energy of my current situation (& possibly that of the people involved in it too!) So what can we do?
    Crystals for Mercury Retrograde
    Here are some crystals & stones you can work with pre, during & post Mercury Retrograde:

    Emerald – will help smooth communication & organize activities & plans

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    Blue lace agate – helps improve clear calm communication

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    Fluorite – balances thinking, improves concentrations, organizes thoughts; any color variety will work

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    Amazonite – harmony in communication

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    Aquamarine – enhances clear communication

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    Mercury Let-Go Rx
    If you find yourself getting all stressed out by classic Mercury-Retro mishaps, remember to switch gears & use some of these ideas for letting go. If you have these tools ready to go when Mercury comes round to play the mischievous messenger, you’ll be able to think clearly in your zenified state & calmly resolve any possible disruptions or hiccups.

    • Letting Go meditation from MeditationOasis.com
    • Whip up a Mercury Let Go Gem Elixir Spray using an elixir from one of the above mentioned crystals (use a gem chip or 2 in the spray as well) along with a few drops of some relaxing organic essential oils such as lavender or ylang ylang.
    • Write an affirmation on a slip of paper  like “This is a time of renewal,  review & revitalization” or “I am calm, cool, clear, & focused” & tuck into a little pouch with a few of the above stones. Mercury Retro Mojo Kit to the RESCUE!!

    So, its OK. You’ve got this, Lima Bean!

    Sparkly Blessings!

     

     

    P.S. If you have a particularly funny, crazy or just interesting Mercury Retro story or a good tip for us….please share in the comments below!

    Mercury Retrograde& MY BOOK!

    Hibiscus Moon astronomy, book, Crystal Healing, Crystals 4 Comments

    So it’s the retrograde again. This time I’m looking at it as a time to renew, revamp and redo! And I truly am doing all those things. I’m getting reviews for my book so I can print them inside, I’m revamping my website and business model and I NEED to re-do something with my emotions for the last few days. This is so unlike me but I feel very unsettled. I’m not sure why, but I feel a bit scared with all I have going on, a bit uncertain perhaps. Some say its shifting Source energies. I tend to think its that. Whatever it is, I need to give it the boot! *why doesn’t blogger have spell-checker?!*

    Thank you so much for all your feedback on my last post. I really took it all into consideration and am adjusting it. OK, so here’s my About the Author blurb (different from Back Cover Blurb):

    About the Author
    Hibiscus Moon has learned to channel her inner-geek then merge it with her serious obsession with crystals and stones, bringing her unique perspective to the world of crystal healing. As a National Board Certified Professional Science teacher, Hibiscus Moon delivers the science behind the metaphysical aspects of working with crystals. As a Certified Crystal Master and Registered Metaphysician, Hibiscus Moon speaks, teaches and writes about crystals and is the founder and director of The Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy and has a YouTube channel dedicated to crystal healing. She resides in Florida with her husband and kitty, Topaz, aka “Topaz Meow Meow”.

    And here’s the first cover draft. I wasn’t too keen on the color spectrum for this since it doesn’t really have anything to do with the subject matter of Crystal Grids:

    Comments on any of this are welcome and appreciated. OK, my real name is coming off of there b/c of my job as a science teacher. 14-year-olds can be nosey and mean. I have a pretty big online footprint that I don’t need them following. Plus its a tongue-twisting mouthful & most peeps know me as “Hibiscus Moon” (so much prettier too!). So, my online & author name will always be Hibiscus Moon. I am thinking of starting to use an alias name for all of it though. Or should I just leave it as Hibiscus Moon? This indecisiveness is very strange and alien for me too. Busting out the crystals to help me along!