Crystals for Mercury Retrograde
These crystals may help you to master any challenges that can surface during the retrograde period.
Choose one or more of these crystals intuitively, with the help of a pendulum, or by making a conscious decision based on their meaning.
Why can this Retrograde period be so challenging?
Several times a year it appears as though Mercury is moving backwards. This is an optical illusion. Because Mercury is closest to the Sun its orbit is much shorter than
Earth's. About three or four times a year Mercury speeds past Earth and then it seems as though he is travelling backwards.
What does this mean for you?
We are all influenced by Mercury Retrograde and the best thing to do during this period is to be flexible and to relax, rewind, reflect, review, revisit, re-evaluate, re-read, re-learn, re-work, re-organise, refresh, release and generally be patient, gentle, kind, loving and compassionate to yourself and others.
Mercury the Messenger is the ruler of Communication, Information, Travel, Contracts, Intellect, Awareness, Logic, Reasoning and Thinking. So if you experience some hiccups during this time, like your computer, tablet or mobile phone plays up, your bus or train is delayed, your baggage gets lost, remember: it's all part of the course, so be patient and take your time. Before you send off any form of written communication (emails, text messages, letters, etc.) or sign any contracts, please re-read them, just to make sure. Communication can be a bit difficult, so before you bite back, always give others the benefit of the doubt, and talk clearly in a way that can be understood, so it won't come to any misunderstandings.
Here are some ideas of which crystals may be helpful to you during this Retrograde period. Whatever works for you is the right crystal to choose.
Increases your self-determination and emotional balance, supports harmonious interaction of intellect and intuition.
Increases farsightedness and foresight, bestows perseverance, discipline, lightheartedness. Enhances clear communication.
Blue Lace Agate
Increases your ability to communicate on all levels, enhances rhetoric and self-expression, promotes your listening abilities, aids understanding and confiding.
Enhances understanding, helps keep you calm and composed even under pressure, makes communicative and promotes listening abilities.
Helps you relaxes, aids patients, helps with nervousness, timidness and irritability, promotes the art of listening.
Brings balance to body, mind and spirit, protects against external pressure and aggressiveness, helps with indecision, doubt and senseless brooding.
Aids clarity and neutrality, strengthens personal point of view, improves memory, improves perceptive faculty, increases awareness and brings clarity in thinking, enhances energy flow to remove blockages or obstacles that lie in your path.
Aids sensitivity, increases empathy, clearly illuminates personal needs and the desires of others and helps you distinguish between them. Opens your heart to receive and give unconditional love.
Aids relaxation, releases tension and helps with stress, enhances rational, realistic and pragmatic thought processes, is grounding and protects from external influences.
Helps you dispels fear and emotional blockages by supporting you to dig deep and helping buried trauma to surface slowly.
Aids neutrality, promotes relaxation, eases stress, protects from external influences, assists in releasing fear, anxiety and chaotic energy, improves sleep, makes objective, clear, logical and rational.
Links polarities, instills strong sense of inner peace, helps resolve inner battles and conflicts, helps calmnerves, helps bring contrasts into harmony, releases tension.
Instills strong sense of inner peace, incontestability, security, stability and perseverance even in unpleasant situations, helps accept and master challenges, helps calm nerves.
Brings harmony to mind, body and soul, instills a sense of inner peace, protects from external influences, helps recognise causes of happiness and unhappiness and master them.