WHAT IS MERCURY RETROGRADE?
You have no doubt heard of all the negative spook surrounding Mercury Retrograde… but I am here to tell you that the headaches, miscommunication, and the chaos can all be prevented and replaced with unicorns and rainbows. Read onwards about the planet Mercury spinning into Retrograde; how it affects each star sign, and the best Crystals to use during this phase!
Beginning on October 31st and ending November 20th, it will be our third and final Mercury Retrograde for 2019! For all our lunar newbies, Mercury Retrograde is when Mercury appears to move backwards in its orbit. In simple Astrology terms, this means that you may be feeling a little aloof, technical mishaps are a regular occurance and you can’t seem to string a sentence together. This isn’t just any retrograde though! It’s onset is on the day of Halloween (spooky vibes) and Mercury retrogrades in Scorpio (SOS…Scorpio is one of the most intense star signs).
BUCKLE IN STONED SQUAD, IT’S GOING TO BE A BUMPY RIDE!
Please don’t freak out when I speak of mishaps and challenges! I promise you, Mercury Retrograde isn’t all bad. It’s a little like ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ when I say, the effect that the retrograde has on you, is completely dependant upon your attitude and outlook. The Universe only gives you what you are ready for.
4 EFFECTS OF MERCURY RETROGRADE
You may find yourself feeling more sensitive than usual. Emotions are heightened and you are reading into everything. Try to avoid making important decisions in relationships and remember that you are loved. (you know that fight you were going to pick with your partner? Yeah. Maybe wait a month or so)
Is your phone shutting down randomly? Has your laptop kicked the bucket? Don’t give up! With a little bit of TLC, they will be up and working in no time (once the fog clears, I promise).
During this time, you can expect misunderstandings and confusing conversations. Think before you speak!
Often during a retrograde, energies are low. You may be laying in bed a little too long after the alarm goes off. Make sure to take some time to meditate, make lists, focus and manifest your goals.
CRYSTALS TO HAVE DURING MERCURY RETROGRADE: BY STAR SIGN
|STAR SIGN||PROBLEM||CRYSTAL NEEDED|
|Aries||Stress at Work||Amethyst (Calm)|
|Taurus||Lack of Communication in Love Life||Citrine (Positive Communication)|
|Gemini||Dangerous Investments||Pyrite (Good Luck, Careful spending)|
|Cancer||Heightened Emotions||Moonstone (Soothes Emotional Instability)|
|Leo||Money Problems||Labradorite (Concentrating when investing)|
|Virgo||Lack of Authenticity||Aquamarine (Self Awareness)|
|Libra||Temper Tantrums||Chrysocolla (Balance Mood)|
|Scorpio||Tension in Friendships||Rose Quartz (LOVE)|
|Sagittarius||Troubles at Home||Selenite (Cleanse + Shift Auras)|
|Capricorn||Lack of Control||Fluorite (Concentration, Flow)|
|Aquarius||Finance Struggles||Clear Quartz (Cleanse, Illuminate, Plan)|
|Pisces||Land of The Lost||Obsidian (Grounding)|
WHAT TO REMEMBER DURING THIS RETROGRADE IN SCORPIO
- Go with the flow and be open to shifting tides
- Allow past wounds to heal and let stagnant energy go
- Search for the Sunshine in everything
- In the midst of chaos… focus + create the flow you desire
Love & Light- Kristen xx