The planet Mercury rules the mind, intellect, communication and mental clarity. During a Mercury Retrograde period, simple acts of communication or common sense can become distorted and altered from your original intent. Instead of starting new projects, it’s time to re-look at what’s currently going on in your life.
Mercury Retrograde affects us in many unwanted ways, often causing stress and conflict. We find it hard to be understood and can’t understand others’ points of view. Our communication skills don’t shine as usual, and everyone seems to be out to get us. Our work is delayed, our relationships get turbulent and we just can’t seem to stay focused. We may even hear from some toxic people from our past.
Here are some of our most loved and recommended healing crystals and gemstones to help you stay calm, grounded and entrain your vibration to match into their qualities and make the most out this Retrograde.
Howlite is one of the “attunement stones” which link you to higher spiritual consciousness. A lovely protective and soothing stone that is said to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. Howlite can be used facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage. This calming stone formulates ambitions and aids in achieving them. This crown chakra stone aids people that overthink and/or overreact and helps overcoming addictions. Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge, it teaches patience.
Though Rose Quartz is thought to be the stone of love, it is not just romantic love that this crystal embodies. This quartz facilitates love entering your life. It helps you to forgive, understand and see situations from a different perspective. Rose Quartz healing properties will imbue you with the wisdom to deepen your connection with your partner. Rose Quartz also provides greater support for the psyche, and allows to let go of lost love and protects from fear of renewed disappointments. A powerful stone of unconditional love, infinite peace, compassion and joy, It teaches you to love yourself and encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance.
Hematite is a stone of transformation that helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. It is a very protective and balancing stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Hematite is a powerful aid to improve self confidence, willpower and self esteem. It is also known for its action to provide pain relief and healing.
Labradorite is the perfect crystal for protection for empaths. It is known as the stone of courage, intuition, change, and dispels bad energy. It is the stone of protection, new beginnings and is said to help the owner purify his/her energy, strengthening the aura. It clears and opens all the chakras. Labradorite is all about self-confidence while providing clarity and is believed to bring determination and motivation, as well as success.
Problem-solving insight, anxiety, empathy. Sodalite's calming energy will help you stay focused, making it a useful crystal for students, teachers, writers, therapists, and researchers. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalisation of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. A crystal said to promote peace and tranquility, which works to connect our physical and spiritual selves. Tap into your creativity, it provides inspiration and boosts intuition. Keep Sodalite in your crystal collection and call on its radiating energy whenever you feel stuck in life.
How to use these crystals to get the most out of their healing power: Use the crystals in a crystal grid, place them on your altar or work with them individually. Take a moment to ground yourself, quiet your mind, and allow them to tell you the best way to work with their energy. Trust that the guidance these stones bring - and the universe around you - will shine a light on the pathway towards your goals.
These crystals are part of our Mercury Retrograde Crystal Healing Kit, click here to check it out.