Embracing Mercury Retrograde
Say whaaa? I know…I know…that’s a tough one to swallow for some but ready or not, it’s a comin’ and I have learned that when I embrace the scary things…they lose their scariness. Dates are 2/16 – 3/9. Don’t forget the “shade” that we are already in…so you might be feeling some emotional “turbulence” already.
For those trying to get through life unaware of the planetary push and pulls happening around us, you may not understand Mercury Retrograde, could care less about astrology, and you just hear people having fits and blaming EVERYTHING on the damn MR. Irritating, I get it. Keep reading though, there will some info that you may want to learn simply because you are…well.. alive and you communicate with others.
For those trying to get through life uber aware of the planetary parties happening on the daily, use your tools, look Mercury in the eye and say “No worries, Merc, you can retrograde your sparkles all over me today. I got you!”
When we embrace the “dreaded” Mercury Retrograde, we prepare for it. By knowing what to expect, we can then intentionally respond instead of habitually react. Read that again…intentionally RESPOND instead of habitually REACT. This goes for all areas of communication at any given time. Mercury governs communication, and is very good at it, rationally speaking. Watery Pisces adds some dreamy depth and reflection to it and along with the retrograde energy, can bring some fabulous miscommunication.
So what is Mercury Retrograde and what can we expect from it?
MR is just an illusion of the planet going backwards. Mercury is closer to the sun and orbits it 4 times a year (every 88 days) while earth only orbits once (365 days). The illusion is caused because Mercury is going so fast and the angles are so trippy, that when we catch up to it and pass it…it looks like it’s going backwards. While I haven’t read of anything scientific explaining WHY everything goes wonky during this time, I, myself, have experienced a heightened awareness of miscommunication, mechanical failures, and overall energy sucks. Being a high functioning HSP, Highly Sensitive Person, has it’s perks. lol.
We attribute all kinds of wonky things happening… computer glitches, day to day frustrations, anxiety, fear, communication breakdowns (both verbal and written), travel delays, and oh do things go missing…
Sounds like any typical “blame it on a Monday” right?
Regardless of the hows and whys, many people do feel the effects, and maybe even, dare I say, attract and amplify them. Energy flows where attention goes, right? So let’s focus our attention on embracing the watery flow of this retrograde. Let’s embrace, prepare and respond to any challenges we may encounter. This is also a great time to let Pisces encourage our stifled creativity. This is not an ideal time to work on or release emotional trauma as Pisces already brings in extra waves of emotion. Feel all the feels, but don’t get caught up in the current and drift away. Let things flow off your back and revisit them later if necessary. Have fun with this one and learn to embrace whatever life lessons retrograde wants to share with us.
This blend was put together to enhance and support the major needs we have when experiencing any kind of glitch in our emotional system. Specifically clarity, both mental and spiritual, truth, perspective, grace, creativity, abundance, energetic cleansing, and high frequency vibration. Whether you are in tune with Retrograde or not, communication and boundaries are necessary in our day to day lives and this blend is for everyone.
Feb 2020 Mercury Retrograde Support 5ml roller bottle
- Wild Orange- 10 drops. Oil of Abundance. Helps to let go of a scarcity mindset particularly while manifesting. Inspires creativity, abundance and an open mind.
- Bergamot – 5 drops. Oil of Self Acceptance. Cleanses stagnant energy, brings in optimism.
- Rose -5 drops or 1 dropper full of Rose Touch. Oil of Divine Love. Brings in the highest vibrational frequency possible, divine love and grace.
- Lemongrass – 5 drops. Oil of Cleansing. Helps clear negative energy, toxic emotions
- Frankincense – 5 drops. Oil of Truth. Helps to let go of lower frequency vibes, create new perspectives based on light and truth and enhance spiritual clarity.
- Rosemary -5 drops. Oil of Knowledge and Transition. Enhances mental clarity, challenges us to look deeper and ask soul searching questions. “What is this challenge teaching me?”
- Spearmint – 5 drops. Oil of Confident Speech. allow for clarity of thought and confident verbal expression. Reminds us to “Practice The Pause”, consider the impact of our words, and speak accordingly and only as necessary. Not everything, or everyone requires our energy. Know when to let something go for the sake of personal peace.
My hopes are that by using this blend on your pulse points DAILY during the 3 weeks of retrograde, you will feel more empowered, more calm, and more in charge of your emotions rather than your emotions taking charge of you. As you roll it on your wrist, inhale deeply, remind yourself that there is a lesson in everything the day throws at us. We are responsible for our own energy. If we can purposefully think before we speak, or practice the pause, our words can have greater impact. Decide on a mantra or affirmation and say it out loud as you inhale the aroma deeply. Examples that I like are…
Today, I will practice the pause.
Today, I will look for the lesson in everything.
Today, I will mind my own business.
Today, I will laugh it off.
The crystals I’ve chosen to add to the blend are for their protection and purpose qualities
Black Tourmaline for protection by deflection of negative energy.
Clear Quartz for purpose by programming and reciting a daily affirmation.
I really hope this helps and would love to hear your feedback! Happy Mercury Retrograde, everyone. Here’s hoping that you will embrace it!
If you don’t have the oils to make this blend, I will gladly help you out. You can purchase a ready made bottle, or you can purchase the oils at wholesale Either way, I’m here to help. Send me a message here or on my instagram @magikal_energy