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.:
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
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:
To infuse your energetic system with healing Earth Energy:
To release fears and anxiety:
FOR ARIES, TAURUS, GEMINI, AQUARIUS, PISCES
Clear Communication, thinking and focus:
FOR CANCER, LEO
FOR ARIES, VIRGO, SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN
To bring calm, peace, security, and patience:
FOR TAURUS, LIBRA, SCORPIO
To relieve stress: