Prepare for the Mercury Retrograde!.

The Mercury Retrograde energies are here again starting 8 July. Mercury becomes direct again only on 1 August, so we have a good 24 days in this disruptive energy and it can do a lot of damage if you are not careful! This is due to the fact that Mercury rules over all forms of
communication. This includes listening, speaking, learning, reading, editing, researching, negotiating, selling, and buying. All formal contracts and agreements, as well as important documents such as book manuscripts or term papers, agreements, deeds, contracts, leases, wills, and so forth, also comes under the purview of the planet Mercury. In our modern world of technology, the impact is even greater as Mercury also governs all types of code, including computer codes, as well as transportation, shipping, and travel. When this planet retrogrades, all these areas tend to spin out of control or become messy and prone to malfunction. This can bring much conflict and obstacles into our daily lives.

Some tips on dealing with the Mercury Retrograde:

1) Keep your energy field clear of negative attachments. A clear and conscious mind will help you to be more aware of how you communicate with others, reducing the amount of conflict and increasing the probability of peaceful resolutions.

Recommend: Protect and clear your energy field using essential oils such as sage, frankincense or special protection oil blends such as Heart of Wizard. You can also smudge your energy field with Palo Santos.

2) Maintain an energetically positive home environment. With a sanctuary to decompress and detox, you can keep your energy vibrations high and ride through the retrograde.

Recommend: Clear your house weekly by smudging with Palo Santos. You can also play vibrationally high music or mantras in your home to keep the energy up.

3) Ground, ground and ground your energies.

Recommend: Carry a grounding crystal or wear bracelets or anklets made from crystals such as tourmaline, obsidian or hematite. For those who are also embarking on new beginnings and creating a new life direction for themselves during the Retrograde, carry an Orange Selenite.

4) Pay attention to the relationships around you. Take especial care that what you are saying is not being misheard or misinterpreted. If it is, exercise compassion.

Recommend: Keep awareness high by keeping calm and meditating. See conflict and disharmony as a form of feedback and work on harmonising and balancing your relationships. Work with crystals such as lepidolite and also essential oils like Rose and Geranium or blends like Rainbow
Bridge to Harmony to enhance receiving and relationship harmony energies.

Most of all, use the Mercury Retrograde to reflect on your relationship with yourself, to learn patience and compassion and to evolve towards your highest potential.