Mercury in Retrograde: 7 Tips To Help You Survive and Thrive

For those of you that don’t know, a Mercury Retrograde cycle begins tonight, March 23, 2018 and ends April 15, 2018. These retrograde periods occur multiple times a year when Mercury appears to spin backwards.

During these cycles, you’ll hear people blame everything from missed flights to dropped calls on this astrological phenomenon, as retrograde makes simple things like transportation and communication go haywire during these cycles.

Not everyone feels the effects of mercury being in retrograde, but those whose sign is ruled by Mercury (Virgo and Gemini) are likely to feel it more than others. This year people are feeling it even more because Mercury and Jupiter are both simultaneously in retrograde. So if you’re one of the many people that suffers during retrograde periods, fear not! You’re not alone.

Here are our top favorite products and tips for surviving and thriving during a Mercury or Jupiter Retrograde cycle.

1. Goddess Provisions


Survival Tip #1: Arrange your crystal grid with stones of protection (jade, selenite, malachite) and really focus on your intentions as you arrange them.

Crystal Grids (like the cloth one pictured above) are made by placing a specific selection of stones in a geometric pattern for the purpose of channeling and directing intention and energy towards a specific goal. A crystal grid is always a powerful tool, but utilizing your grid during a retrograde cycle could help you stay focused amidst the mayhem.

Price: Starting at $33.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Receive 4-6 full-size vegan and cruelty free products from Goddess Provisions. The items are a mix of aromatherapy products, crystals, natural beauty products and spiritual tools. All of their boxes are curated with you in mind and to help you grow your spiritual practice.

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2. TheraBox - Self Care Subscription Box


Survival Tip #2: Herbs have been known for their healing properties for thousands of years, so incorporating more herbal tea is a great way to reap their powerful benefits!

Happy Tea from Your Tea USA is a powerful tool during times of cosmic upset. This black tea blend also contains notes of rose, goji, hawthorn fruit, chrysanthemum, and lemon. These herbal ingredients can help improve your overall well being, reduce bloating, calm your bowels, and help you be the best version of yourself, even when everything feels upside down!

Price: Starting at $34.99/mo

What You’ll Get: TheraBox delivers 1 therapeutic exercise + 4-6 health and wellness items. Each of their box’s goal is reduce the stress in your life and increase the joy. Receive therapist curated Mindful Ingredients to Happiness.

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3. Merkaela


Survival Tip #4: Start your morning with a Palo Santo energy cleanse. This quickly raises the vibration of your space and helps you start your day with a clear head.

Palo Santo Incense comes from the mystical South American Palo Santo Tree. This tree has been utilized for its healing properties for thousands of years. Following the practices of our indigenous predecessors, using Palo Santo Incense or essential oil can help to ease any retrograde related stress, anxiety, headaches, or emotional pain.

Price: Starting at $27.00/3 mo

What You’ll Get: Receive __ natural, organic, and chemical-free health and wellness products. All Merkaela products are made onsite and revolve around a seasonal theme. They send 4 to 6 products that will help you gain a clear mind, body, and spirit. Vegan products are available.

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4. The Witches Moon®


Survival Tip #5: Include rose quartz in your next meditation session or crystal grid to utilize it’s calming and grounding powers.

Rose Quartz emanates energies of love, compassion, and peace, so it’s no surprise that this crystal is known as “the love stone”. Surrounding yourself with positive energy and high vibration items, like this beautiful rose quartz candle holder, can help you to stabilize during a retrograde cycle, especially if you’re participating in any meditation or rituals.

Price: Starting at $45.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Receive unique witchcraft items each month to strengthen your Craft, knowledge, and daily practice. The send you 10 to 20 items per box that range from altar tools, to handmade candles, to healing herbs, and more.

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5. Crystals & Creations


Survival Tip #7: Try a smudging ritual during this Mercury Retrograde Cycle. Common herbs that are used include different varieties of sage, rosemary, lavender, and many others.

A Mercury Retrograde cycle can bring about a lot of negative and unwanted energies, so these periods are a great time to reflect on past projects and work, rather than starting something new. One of the best ways to refocus and clear your mind for new endeavors is to do an at-home smudging ritual in order to dispel any unwanted negative energies and restore balance to your life. This type of ritual can relieve stress, attract love, and reinvigorate your personal energy.

Price: Starting at $22.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Receive cleansed and charged crystals, healing herbs, and jewelry each month from Crystals and Creations. They also send chakra collections, smudge sets, and holistic healing tools. Their boxes include a metaphysical guide to help you along your unique journey.

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