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Ways To Get Through The First Mercury Retrograde of 2022 With Ease

If you’re into astrology, then there’s two words that may send a chill down your spine. Mercury Retrograde. But fear not. You can get through the first one of the year from Jan. 14 to Feb. 3, without feeling the need to retreat and hide during these three weeks. 

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What does Mercury Retrograde mean?

About three or four times a year Mercury goes retrograde, meaning that the planet’s spin slows down so much that it appears to be going backwards to us here on Earth. This illusion may uncover some obstacles and challenges in the areas of communication, transportation, and technology, which are all Mercury aspects. 

So, it’s a good idea to back up your computer and all electronics, and double, and triple check those travel plans, which may get a little wonky during this three-week period. 

It’s also important to think before we speak during Mercury retrograde. This skill is useful any time of year, but especially during Mercury retrograde when communication may get cloudy. On the flip side, try not to take what others say to heart. If a stranger snaps at you, take the higher road and realize the impact of the astrological transits may be at play.

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Ways to sail through Mercury Retrograde unperturbed

First things first. Understand that we control how we react to things, now and always, Mercury retrograde or not. So, there’s that. It’s important to keep that in mind if the retrograde proves to be a bumpy ride for you. You can ride it out and live to see another Mercury retrograde in the near future. 

If you enter this period knowing it will not be your downfall, you’re off to a great start. But there’s also tools we use to assist us in a smooth journey on a bumpy road.

Herbs to Ease You Through Mercury Retrograde

Lavender – This fragrant flower is amazing to use for clear communication and expression. So, what better time to use it than during Mercury Retrograde when communication may be more challenging. You can use the herb in a bath or for tea. You can even burn lavender incense and walk through your home allowing the deliciously smelling smoke to waft throughout, giving a sense of tranquility and peace, which is always a great place to communicate things of importance. 

Lemon Balm – Mercury retrograde got you down? Use lemon balm for a quick pick-me-up. Enjoy a hot cup of tea with this delightful herb to help ease stress and anxiety. This is a great tool to use if your travel plans suddenly get delayed or your computer crashes unexpectedly. By simply inhaling the lemony fragrance, your senses will calm down.

Sage – If there’s ever a good time to smudge your home, office, and yourself, it’s during Mercury retrograde. Sage is an excellent choice for cleansing your energy and the space you’re in. You can burn a bundle of Sage and walk around your home or office, making sure you allow the smoke to rise and fill every corner of every room where energy tends to build up. Before you leave the house, you can burn Sage around you and thank the herb for its protection and grounding properties. 

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There are so many ways we can navigate what appears to be a challenging astrological event with ease. Herbs are an excellent choice because of their natural grounding properties, and it’s helpful to feel protected and secure in our world during Mercury retrograde and beyond. 

One last quick and easy tip for feeling protected during Mercury retrograde is Florida Water. This spiritual cologne may be all you need to get you through the particularly rough days over the course of this three-week period. So, before you head out the door, or when you return from being outside, spray some Florida Water in the palm of your hands, cup your hands over your face and take a deep inhale, exhale, and release.