Mercury Retrograde can also affect people differently. See how your zodiac sign is affected http://www.tarot.com/horoscopes/mercury-retrograde-in-aquarius-capricorn-2016
Sometimes, in order to move forward you need to move backward. During Mercury retrograde, it's a great time to reorganize your house, reassess business strategies, revisit the search for missing objects, reconnect with people from your past and tie up loose ends. Most of this particular retrograde is in Capricorn which brings the more structured perceptions and thought processes as well as the need for concrete ideas. Capricorn is helpful for planning success in the long term, so use this time to position yourself well for success when Mercury becomes direct again.
Tips for Surviving Mercury Retrograde
- Plan carefully and double or even triple check details. Make sure you have the right dates and times, check weather, and read the fine print.
- Allow for extra time in your schedule. Delays may happen because of technology issues or miscommunication. Don't leave things to the last minute.
- Think before you speak, and then, think again. Make sure you choose your words wisely. Ensure your messages, whether spoken or written, are clear and specific. Also beware of your tone and how it may be misinterpreted by others.
Some people find it's helpful to meditate with, wear or carry crystals. Here are a few that are helpful for Mercury Retrograde.
Rainbow Fluorite for peace and harmony, mental focus and organization
Hematite protects from negative energies
Amazonite or Blue Kyanite for clear and harmonious communication
Black Tourmaline to release fear, anxiety and chaotic energy
Lavender is the oil of communication. Rub a couple of drops of lavender essential oil diluted with a carrier oil (coconut, sweet almond, etc.) on your throat chakra to support clear and loving communication. Peppermint can help you stay mentally focused and alert. It's great diluted and rubbed on your temples or the base of your skull. Remember to avoid the eyes! Another option is to fill a glass bottle fitted with a roller ball with carrier oil and 6-10 drops each of lavender and peppermint essential oils for your own Mercury Retrograde blend.
Meditation & Mantra
Meditation helps you find clarity and stay calm. Try meditating with a positive statement or sing along to the Gayatri Mantra.
I communicate clearly and lovingly
I am focused and organized
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Om bhur, bhuvah, svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
May there be peace on mortal, immortal and divine planes. I meditate upon the most brilliant splendor of the Sun God. May he stimulate our intellect so that we are inspired to take the right action at the right time.