What is mercury retrograde?
When is Mercury Retrograde in 2017?
The first Mercury Retrograde begins on December 19th, 2016 in Sagittarius and ends on January 8th, 2017 in Capricorn. The second Mercury Retrograde begins on April 9 in Aries and ends on May 21st in Taurus. The third Mercury Retrograde begins on August 13 in Virgo and ends on September 19th in Virgo. The last Mercury Retrograde of 2017 begins on December 3rd in Sagittarius and ends on January 10th, 2018 in Capricorn.
What is Mercury Retrograde?
I’m sure you’ve heard many people claim to be affected by Mercury Retrograde. Having trouble finding the right words? It’s Mercury Retrograde. Cell phone blow up? It’s Mercury Retrograde. It’s commonly advised not to start anything new during Mercury Retrograde. New relationships might suffer, new credit cards might get maxed out or new hairstyles will be regretted later. More specifically Mercury Retrograde is said to mess up anything related to communications, especially electronics. Some swear on their lives that all of this is true, while scientist say it’s impossible for another planets motions to affect what we feel down here. I believe that we all should trust our intuition and determine whether Mercury Retrograde affects you or not.
Mercury Retrograde occurs when Mercury seemingly circles Earth in a backwards motion. Scientifically speaking Mercury is not moving in a backwards motion around the Earth. The illusion of retrograde happens due to Earth’s rotation. From our perspective, it most definitely looks like it’s make a backwards loop – but it’s not. Because Mercury rotates faster than Earth is creates the illusion of retrograde as they pass each other. It’s just like when you’re sitting on a train and you pass another train going in the same direction as you. If you look outside the window the other train can seem to be going backwards. It’s not. It’s just an illusion.
Still confused? Watch this video on Mercury Retrograde.
Why do people think Mercury Retrograde affects communication?
In astrology, Mars is the planet of communication. So when Mercury retrogrades people believe that electronics can go haywire, documents can seemingly disappear and miscommunication happens. I believe that some people are naturally perceptive to time and space that others cannot see or feel. If you’re one of these persons you might want to get a game plan for tackling Mercury Retrograde before it does some serious damage.
What crystals can I use to keep calm during Mercury Retrograde?
Does Mercury Retrograde have your throat chakra blocked? A blocked throat chakra can show up as problems communicating your thoughts, slurred speech, miscommunication via email and texts. You might even feel like your intuition is off and your connection to the heavens has been blocked. Having a blocked throat chakra can be very frustrating because you’re being misunderstood. A blocked chakra can even show up in your dreams. Reach for some turquoise, aquamarine, blue calcite, lapis lazuli or Kyanite to help restore energy back to your throat chakra. My favorite stone for unblocking my throat chakra is Chrysocolla. Whenever I wear Chrysocolla as a necklace I open up to conversations with others and find that I speak more clearly. My niece my first Chrysocolla necklace and it’s quickly become my most treasured and beneficial stone. Kyanite comes in close second because it helps me filter my right brain ideas into actionable steps. The right stone will present itself to you when you need it the most. Make sure that you purify your stone/crystal with sage before using. You don’t want the energy from others to interfere with your intentions for clear and easy communication.
Need an affirmation for your throat chakra? Try one or all of these:
- I communicate my thoughts easily
- I speak clearly
- My intuition is intact and channeling energy through my throat chakra up towards my third eye and crown chakras