Crystals for the Retrograde

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By: Sierra Glenn

Mercury Retrograde starts on June 7th, and as we all know, it can wreak havoc — especially at the beginning of the summer season. Computers, cars, and phones might glitch; trips and travel could be complicated; important contracts and decisions are best avoided during this time; and communication might get tricky. The most effective remedy is a grand dose of patience, isolation, and relaxation time for yourself. The less interaction between you and other people, the better during the Mercury Retrograde. If that is not possible because of work or pre-planned vacations, then stock up on some crystals that may help you during this time.

Now you may be asking: Why crystals? Why not aromatherapy, or yoga, or meditation? These are all have wonderful ways to relax, yet if you are at work, incense and other aromatherapy might be disruptive to the senses of those around you. And how many of us actually make time in the middle of our day to take a meditation or yoga break? This is why we suggest crystals. The subtleties of crystals will not disrupt anyone around you and can help you even when you are stuck in the office. Plus, if you keep certain crystals like Lepidolite or Amazonite around your electronics, they are less likely to get all glitchy from the Retrograde energy. Here is a list of crystals that will fortify you emotionally, mentally, and physically against the mischief of Mercury Retrograde.


Amazonite: Amazonite is a great stone for relieving the tensions of communication, especially when clear communication is difficult to achieve. This crystal soothes worry and fear so that you can think clearly and focus on your own relaxation. This stone reduces electronic glitches, and it can also protect you from electromagnetic smog (EMS).


Ametrine: This crystal is a natural combination of Amethyst and Citrine that rids you of negative thoughts and emotions. This energizing crystal allows you to accept your success and growth, and to accept others with their faults.It expands your spiritual awareness and your creative expression by stimulating mental clarity and removing energy blockages, so you can realize your full potential even in the most chaotic of times.


Aquamarine: Aquamarine is another one that is great for communication. It helps those with fear of public speaking or who are too shy to stand up for their beliefs. Aquamarine supports tolerance of others while soothing irrational emotions like anger and fear. Aquamarine calms the mind, which can be particularly beneficial during Mercury Retrograde when normal responsibilities can be overwhelming.


Blue Lace Agate: This is a cooling and calming crystal. It is the best for relieving stress and anxiety! It brings peace of mind, allowing free expression of thoughts and feelings. Blue Lace releases fears of being judged and rejected and encourages open communication.


 Citrine: In the crystal world, Citrine is like a warm cup of tea on a rainy day. This crystal uplifts any dreary mood and can bring focus into situations that do not make sense to you. This crystal is also a very popular prosperity stone that can help with manifesting success and desires in your life.


Emerald: Having issues with coworkers? Carry an emerald with you to help facilitate cooperation, loyalty, and understanding. This crystal promotes harmony and patience while giving you strength to overcome obstacles.


Fluorite: This is the best crystal to get your head out of the clouds and back into the business at hand. It is a wonderful stone for organization and stabilizing your emotions and thoughts. This is great for any job since it increases your concentration, and it also can combat electromagnetic smog (EMS).


Lepidolite: Lepidolite is another crystal that helps relax and de-stress you after a long day of miscommunications. It balances emotions and combats depression and insomnia by purifying the energy within and around you. As mentioned previously, Lepidolite does protect from EMS.


Smoky Quartz: This overall grounding and empowerment stone will help on those days when you feel like you don’t even want to leave your home during the mischievous Retrograde. Smoky Quartz will help you focus, ground, and protect yourself for the rough days. This crystal also blocks EMS and reduces technological glitches.

The energy of Mercury Retrograde is all about going within.  Whatever you are doing during the next three weeks, it would be advisable to take advantage of this energy and spend some time with yourself, tending your inner fire, before Mercury goes direct again on July 1st.  With a good toolkit of stones and a healthy respect for the Mercury Retrograde energy, your experience of this cycle can be a blessing instead of a headache.

10497316_657045371031295_6631424832797176682_o Sierra Glenn is the Assistant Manager of Soul Centered. Her own paranormal experiences beginning at a young age led her to the study of metaphysics. Sierra’s main area of focus is working with crystals and exploring how they can benefit daily life.


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