Stones for Mercury Retrograde

What sign Mercury is in when it goes retrograde has a tremendous effect on it's influence in our day to day lives. But, every Mercury Retrograde has specific areas that it will affect you depending on your Sun Sign, Moon Sign or Rising Sign.

Let's talk about those for just a sec. Your Sun Sign represents who you are and who you will innately strive to become more fully for your entire life. Your Moon Sign represents the innate energies of your Shadow Self. Your Rising Sign is the mask you wear. It is who you are when you first meet someone, but not the "deeper you" of your Sun Sign.

So Mercury Retrograde will affect each of those in very specific ways, which is why I've chosen to focus on that in this article, rather than the specific sign that Mercury goes retrograde in, because that will affect us all differently, depending on which house it is in for each of us.

Below you will find the basics of what to do and what not to do during Mercury Retrograde, as well as stone types I recommend working with or carrying for all Zodiac Signs during Mercury Retrograde, as well as specific stone types for specific Zodiacs. Remember to pay attention to your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign.

The stone types are links to their respective collections and specific sets are listed in this collection for you.

"Oh Joy, Mercury Retrograde Again!!!"

Well, actually it can be joyful, if you approach it the right way, and work with the flow of this energy, rather than against it. Here's some do's and don'ts for M.R.:

Don't...

Sign Contracts

Buy a House

Buy a Car

Make Important Business Decisions

Make Important Relationship Decisions

Make any Important Decisions

Plan a trip, event, or anything important.

Start New Projects

Destroy your electronic devices, seriously!

Take Things Too Personally

 

Do...

Rethink

Re-write

Re-evaluate

Re-read

Reflect

Redesign

Revisit

Daydream

Journal

Meditate

Organize

Back Up Your Data

Clean Out Those Closets

Have a Plan B AND a Plan C

Expect People to change their minds after Mercury goes direct.

Review where you are focusing your energy in your life.

Work on Projects Already Started

Allow more time for anything and everything!

Take lots of deep Cleansing, Clearing & Charging Breaths(3C Breath) in groups of 3. To do this breathe in the nose, and out through the mouth forcefully, like blowing out a candle, towards the ground. Do not exhale towards anything but the floor or ground. This draws in divine energy through your Crown Chakra, and forces harmful, stagnant energy into the Earth through your Earth Star Chakra.

Think 3 times before you speak, type or upload anything.

If you're traveling, triple check every single detail, and get written directions, DO NOT rely solely on your GPS. Have your car serviced, even if you don't think it needs it. Remember to get gas!

Mercury retrograde strongly affects the areas outlined below, and can have a very strong effect in those areas based on your zodiac sign. I've listed the zodiac signs with those strongly effected areas, as well as recommended stones to help you breeze through Mercury retrograde.

 

FOR ALL SIGNS

To bring protection and grounding:

Smoky Quartz

Black Tourmaline

Labradorite

Shungite

To infuse your energetic system with healing Earth Energy:

Red Calcite

Red Jasper

Red Garnet

Shungite

To release fears and anxiety:

Amazonite

Red Calcite

Lepidolite

Nephrite Jade

Smoky Quartz

Black Tourmaline

 

FOR ARIES, TAURUS, GEMINI, AQUARIUS, PISCES

Clear Communication, thinking and focus:

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Calcite

Brazilian Fluorite

Emerald

Sodalite

 

FOR CANCER, LEO

Laser Focus:

Brazilian Fluorite

Ruby

Pyrite

Red/Clear/White Calcite

 

FOR ARIES, VIRGO, SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN

To bring calm, peace, security, and patience:

Celestite

Lepidolite

Blue Lace Agate

Sodalite

 

FOR TAURUS, LIBRA, SCORPIO

To relieve stress:

Selenite

Black Tourmaline

Smoky Quartz

Lepidolite