Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide

Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide


Mercury goes retrograde three or four times per year, this means that it appears to be going backwards, although this is in fact an optical illusion.  You may be thinking what does this have to do with me? From an astrological perspective, Mercury represents communication, intellect and travel so when Mercury goes retrograde it is believed to affect these areas of life. The next Mercury retrograde periods are September 9th - October 2nd 2022 and December 29th - January 18th 2023. It is believed to have an impact on the following areas of your life: 


  • Technological glitches e.g apps stop working, social media sites shut down, emails don’t get sent 
  • Flights delays
  • Miscommunication 
  • Decisions can feel difficult to make 
  • Misunderstandings with loved ones 
  • People from the past come back e.g past lovers 
  • Project or business launches may not go as well as anticipated 
  • Heightened stress and anxiety 
  • Cars breaking down 


Although all of these things can sound scary there are things that you can do to ride the wave of Mercury retrograde and make it as smooth sailing as possible. It can also be an opportunity for immense inner growth and change. Here are a few ways you can successfully navigate the Mercury Retrograde period. 


Connect with Nature 


As technology can be affected during this time it is a great opportunity to disconnect from screens and reconnect with mother nature. Take time during this period to go for a walk, swim in open water, walk barefoot on the ground. This will help you to remain grounded and calm so that even if any challenges do arise you are in a calmer state to handle them. 


Brain dump your thoughts 


Journalling is a powerful practice, during this time it is a great modality to allow you to release all thoughts from your mind. People can often experience communication mishaps during this time, so before speaking to your loved ones, take out a pen and journal and brain dump all the thoughts that are swirling around your mind onto paper. This helps to get your thoughts out before speaking directly to anyone and can prevent any miscommunications from happening. 


Prioritise self care 


While it may feel as if the outside world is out of your control at this time, focus on something you can control which is caring for yourself. Take this time to really slow down and turn inwards. During this time our internal communication can be heightened so it can be a great time to connect with our higher self using practices such as meditation, mindfulness or breathwork. Take a break from technology by running a relaxing bath using your favourite Epsom Salts, which are great for helping you relax and are also very grounding. 

Self massage 


If you are feeling anxious or stressed during this time try giving yourself a facial massage using a Gua Sha. This tool helps to increase mindfulness, relieve tension and ground you into the present moment and your body. Use the Gua Sha tool with Facial Oil and try this technique


Work with crystals 


Working with crystals during the Mercury retrograde period is a great way to help you stay grounded and protect you from the more challenging aspects of this time. Some crystals that are great to work with are: 


Lapis Lazuli


Lapis Lazuli invites us to grow our own self-awareness, to connect and communicate deeply with others. Consider this beautiful stone as the harmoniser of your thoughts. Pick up this crystal when looking for an honest, fair and constructive conversation - with yourself or others.


Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline acts as a powerful protector. It shields the user from destructive and self-defeating thoughts. It will help you to start putting yourself first, instead of worrying about what other people think.

Clear Quartz

This enlightening stone emanates pure white light to help cleanse your energy, balance your chakras and energise your mind body and soul. It allows us to rise above the noise of daily chatter to a heightened state of connectivity with self and spirit.



Amazonite is known as the stone of truth and courage because it invites you to step into your natural talents. This crystal revives your sense of purpose and illuminates your innate superpowers. Use this crystal to focus on dedicating your time and energy to nurturing projects close to your heart.


Our Mercury Retrograde Survival Crystal Kit contains all of these crystals. 

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