Mercury Fucking Retrograde

What is mercury retrograde & why does is make us act sometimes “bat shit crazy”. There are 3 periods of time every year when the planet mercury appears to orbit differently than normal creating an illusion which is called retrograde, October 14 – November 3 (sign of scorpio) being the last one of this year. This means that the planets normal direction energetically & visulally appears to shift into a temporary backward spiral motion.  This is why during these specific cycles it may feel nearly impossible for things to happen smoothly in flow, without extreme force from an astrology point of reference.
The planet Mercury astrologically rules in the house of communication, travel ( planes, trains & automobiles ) contracts ( business & personal ) & when you think about it, our entire online internet platform. This period of retrograde has the ability to effect all these avenues & then some, which is why I personally use crystals to support, balance & make this BAT SHIT CRAZY a bit more bearable.
This retrograde of mercury is in the sign of scorpio which as a fixed sign makes it the job of the Scorpio sign to maintain its season for all intense purpose.  If you look out side at nature, it is in the process of stripping it all down to the bare bones bracing for the change of season & winter.  This is the time to truly check in with yourself & begin to evaluate, purge & hunker down for the next coming months.  See these possible set backs as gifts from the universe to slow your pace down & really ask yourself in all honesty if what is opposing you worth your effort & time.  There is no apology with nature acting as a tough love teacher to educate you in what meaning & purpose truly is.
Here are my go to crystals for this time to help aid in the transition, but also help me work on stripping down the layers of my self as I use this time for my own personal, spiritual, evolutionary benefit.
Selenite~ This is like a white light force field shield that protects, deflects & purifies. Must have when doing inner healing work.
Smoky Quartz~ Very deep rooted in the earth element & a master energy you want supporting & grounding you when doing the healing work of peeling the layers that are no longer needed as you move & grow forward in life.
Blue Lace Agate~ A gentle soft soothing stone that has a watery flow of movement that nurtures your communication during a time when words, meaning & conversations can become sometimes misinterpreted.
Shungite~  This meteorite is a natural carbon purifier that absorbs the toxic EMF energies that come off of all of our devices & protects, detoxifies & purifies the energy fields instead.
Fluorite~ Beautiful energy that helps combat that crazy bat shit energy, offering stability, mental clarity, harmony & stillness in this unsettling planetary time.
Labradorite~ For this retrograde period with mercury in the sign of Scorpio, this beautiful majestic magical power stone is absolutely wonderful to use in dreaming for your days ahead, awakening the minds eye of intuition that is there to aid in expanding your vision & offering one the courage to manifest its hearts desires.
Here are some extra tips to help elevate this universal planetary energy & frustrations making life during this retrograde season a little bit less chaotic.
1) Be mindful when booking trips & allow for extra travel time ( delays, cancelations)
2) Avoid signing contracts if possible, double check emails, avoid any legal promises
3) Be prepared for miscommunication, unreasonable people, misinformed understandings
4) Don’t purposely buy new major high priced items at this time
5) You should not open or begin any new ventures during this cycle of retrograde.
Happy Mecury Retrograde