How to survive the last Mercury Retrograde of 2017
If Mercury Retrograde were a person, she'd be Regina George.
Here's the breakdown of the end of year retrograde drama for 2017 and how to deal.
Planets currently in retrograde status
Mercury begins its retrograde on Dec 3, 2017 and leaves the Rx zone on Jan 18, 2018. Save your New Year's resolutions until after the 18th. Be mindful of what you say to people as Mercury Rx seems to really jam up the phone line and cause friction in communication.
Saturn began retrograding on April 5, 2017 and left the Rx zone on December 1, 2017. Stick to those commitments you made during its retrograde.
Uranus has been in Rx since August 3, 2017 and will soon approach its direct position, lingering a bit before it finally leaves Rx on April 19, 2018. Focus on freeing yourself from whatever is holding you back.
Neptune left its direct position in November and is making its journey out of the Rx zone which will occur on March 13, 2018. Stay true to your spirituality, peace and truth. Don't let anyone or any situation steer you away from these things.
Here are some crystals to get you through the storm until it passes.
1. Amethyst for a restful night
Is your mind going a mile a minute? Tossing and turning all night? Amethyst has your back. Amethyst is a great stone for a busy mind and restless nights. Keep by your bedside to help aide in your insomnia. If you're a Gemini your duplicitous ways are amplified and causing major anxiety. AMETHYST is your friend. Trust me.
2. Kyanite for effective communication
The end of year combined with a Mercury Rx is a recipe for relationship and partnership disaster. Whether you're married or in business with someone, be very mindful of the words you use. Carry a piece of kyanite blade with you to meetings, dates and the "talk". If the "talk" can wait til after Mercury Retrograde has passed then wait. If not, write it down first and give it some days then revisit it. If the written words still hold true then do what you have to do BUT always remember the forces at play.
3. Malachite for hard transformations
Uranus is demanding that you take the hit, grieve the loss and arise a phoenix from the ashes. You might be going through some serious change and holding onto to something you need to let go. Make a game plan for making it through. Keep yourself busy, cry, feel the pain of transformation in order to come out the other side stronger and happier. Malachite is also a protection stone that will have your back during this very difficult time.
4. Pyrite for keeping you grounded and committed
Mercury is waiting for you to be impulsive and sign on the dotted line. You might want to think twice before you do that. Fight the urge to be a consumer and run with the herd. Be a saver, be a planner, and secure your future.
5. Selenite for spiritual commitment
Something is trying to plant a seed of doubt in your mind regarding the spiritual path you are on. DO NOT LET IT IN. Keep a combination of selenite, celestite and obsidian on your altar or space of worship for connection to the divine while protecting your spirit and psyche. Try some black sage if you need to dive deeper into your third-eye and crown chakras.
6. Smoky Quartz
Say bye bye to fear of failure with this grounding, protective and balancing crystal. Smoky Quartz can help ground your base chakra and relieve you of the anxiety that's getting in the way of you achieving your goals. Recharging and balancing your base chakra with this crystal will create the strong foundation you need to begin to free yourself from those inner demons. Prepare to free yourself!