Crystals for Navigating Mercury Retrograde's lessons for Growth  2023

Crystals for Navigating Mercury Retrograde's lessons for Growth 2023

Crystals for Navigating Mercury Retrograde's lessons for Growth 

Mercury Retrograde​ in Virgo 
August 23rd - September 14th 
Refine ~ Review ~ Recommit

 As Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, appears to move backwards in its orbit, it is believed to bring about various challenges and introspective opportunities. I know it does have its complications and it often scares people, but it also reminds us to slow down, go within, listen to our intuition, reassess our past decisions and feelings, and rethink how we communicate. The enigmatic essence of Mercury Retrograde graces our skies to provide us with an opportunity to delve into the depths of this cosmic phenomenon and discover the hidden treasures it holds for our growth and expansion. As Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, appears to move backwards in its orbit, it is believed to bring about various challenges and introspective opportunities.

 Mercury Retrograde occurs when the planet Mercury appears to move in reverse, fostering an atmosphere of introspection and reflection. While some may view it as a disruptive force, others perceive it as an invitation to examine our lives with fresh eyes.

The spiritual significance of Mercury Retrograde lies not in the challenges it presents, but in the transformative potential within those challenges. It's a time to embrace patience, to practice understanding, and to cultivate a more conscious awareness of our inner selves and our place within the larger cosmos. As we navigate the seeming chaos of Mercury Retrograde, we are reminded that growth often comes from the most unexpected places, and that sometimes, we need to journey backward to truly move forward.

This year Mercury will be Retrograding in the sign of Virgo, its home sign. This means that our health, routines, and work will be the areas of focus. We are being invited to review these areas of our life. 

The Unseen Gifts that Mercury Retrograde provides is in the realm of untapped potential. It offers an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth and transformation. By turning our focus inward, we can reevaluate our paths, relationships, and work endeavors. It encourages us to reassess our perspectives, allowing us to shed old patterns and embrace new possibilities. Furthermore, Mercury Retrograde can be a time of profound healing. As the past often resurfaces during this period, unresolved issues and lingering emotions can come to light. This provides a chance to address these ghosts from our past, to heal old wounds, to forgive and let go. The spiritual work we do during Mercury Retrograde can have a lasting impact on our lives, helping us to move forward with greater clarity, compassion, and inner peace.

To embark on this journey through the looking glass, let us explore practical strategies for navigating Mercury Retrograde's maze:

  1. Embrace Reflection: Take this time to pause, reflect, and reassess. Engage in introspection, journaling or meditative practices to gain clarity about your desires, goals, and aspirations.
  1. Slow Down: Mercury Retrograde often brings with it a sense of unpredictability. By slowing down and embracing a more deliberate pace, we can avoid hasty decisions and better navigate any unexpected twists and turns.
  1. Enhance Communication: As Mercury governs communication, it is essential to be mindful of how we express ourselves. Prioritize clarity, active listening, and open-hearted conversations to avoid misunderstandings and foster deeper connections.
  1. Embrace Flexibility: Embrace the fluidity of this cosmic journey. Adaptability is key during this time, as plans may change, and unexpected opportunities may arise. Remain open to new experiences and be willing to adjust your course.

As Mercury Retrograde graces our skies in September 2023, we invite you to embark on this journey with an open mind.   Embrace the mystical maze that lies before you, and unlock the untapped potential within. Remember, dear reader, that within every challenge lies an opportunity for growth. My favorite quote, the wound is the way, the crack is how the light entered. 

 May you navigate this cosmic phenomenon with grace, curiosity, and an open heart, emerging on the other side with newfound wisdom and transformative experiences.

Some Crystals that I recommend using during Retrograde are the following:

​Amazonite- Promotes clear and authentic Communication from your heart.

​Clear Quartz- amplifies your intentions, clears mental fog, brings forth a clarity in thought and aids with decision making

​Selenite- Cleanses an overactive mind,  and aligns the chakra / body’s energy field

​Labradorite- Enhances Self-reflection, brings forth subconscious issues to your consciousness for transformation

Black Tourmaline- A  Protective and grounding stone that helps to provide protection for  your energy field and draws our negative energy to be  transmutated

​Fluorite- Calms the monkey brain and anxieties so you can make decisions with confidence.

​Aquamarine- bestows courage, allowing you to face misunderstanding, and to have those difficult conversations. Aquamarine helps to calm the nerves and helps you to speak clearly and concisely which help to avoid misunderstandings.


I embrace the ebbs and flows, I navigate them with grace, through every shift and turn, I find my perfect pace.

I believe that we all need time to slow down and re-evaluate our feelings so I feel like this is a gift from the Universe. Yes, miscommunications may arise, but they are arising for a purpose. This is a grand opportunity for us to reflect and get crystal clear about your feelings, wants, desires, and your plans to create them.

Your intuition will be heightened at this time and your dreams will be communicating important messages to you. Carve out 5-10 mins. to journal during this retrograde time.

​Some Do’s and Don'ts for Retrograde


Reconnect with past friends

Proofread everything

Reflect, meditate, journal

Clear communication

Change your perspective

Go with the flow

Repair past relationships


Begin a new project

Overreact / knee reactions

Take things personal

Stuff emotions

Sign contracts

Book travel plans

Start new relationships

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