It’s that time again—Mercury’s three-week backpedal, aka Mercury Retrograde. There are few astrological transits more frustrating than the communications and tech snafus of Mercury Retrograde, but fret not. If Mercury Retrograde is messing with your life, we have a few crystals that can help!
What is Mercury Retrograde?
Simply put, when “Mercury is in retrograde,” life gets a bit more complicated. Mercury Retrograde is a phenomenon that occurs when Mercury’s 88-day orbit lines up with Earth’s 365-day orbit in such a way that it appears to move backwards.
Of course, this is merely an optical illusion as Mercury overtakes the Earth in its orbit. Astrologically speaking, however, this retrograde motion can bring with it a string of difficulty in communication and organization for even the most type-A people.
Common occurrences during this time are: misunderstandings, 404 errors, dropped calls, social media outages, miscommunication, traffic jams and cancelled flights, just to name a few.
Mercury Retrograde also has a reputation for impacting people’s moods, causing brain fog, amping up anxiety, and flaring tempers, making it even more important to protect yourself during this time.
What Crystals Can Help During Mercury Retrograde?