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Crystals for Surviving Mercury Retrograde

Crystals for Surviving Mercury Retrograde

The Rose Craft’s Guide to Crystals

Mercury Retrograde happens several times every year. It is a cyclical period in which, from our perspective on Earth, the planet Mercury appears to move backward in the sky. This period gets a bad reputation for messing up communication and bringing people’s exes back into their life and just generally fucking things up.

However, it does not have to be such a hectic time period for folks. It is often helpful in getting us to change our perspectives just a little bit and to reflect back to learn from old patterns and get the little bit of oomph to change things up for the future.

Still, we may need help overcoming some of the more difficult aspects of the Mercury Retrograde season when it pops up. Here is a list of crystals that can help us with this often tumultuous time.

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz is a highly programmable crystal that will amplify the intentions you put into it or the energy of the stones around it. It is also good for bringing clarity to situations and your thoughts. Clear quartz is an excellent crystal to have around for the Mercury Retrograde season to keep your thoughts more focused and clear.



Fluorite is one of the best crystals for mental clarity. It brings calming energy to chaotic situations and can be an excellent stone for studying. So, for Mercury Retrograde, Fluorite can help keep things calm and focused while you keep it on your person or around you.


Blue Lace Agate

One of the best stones for communication, in general, is Blue Lace Agate. The soft blue and white banding helps keep situations calm and tranquil. It can help enhance not only your ability to speak truly but also listen to others too, making it ideal to avoid miscommunication during Mercury Retrograde periods.



Citrine is a good crystal to help out with maintaining a positive attitude during the Mercury Retrograde season. It transmutes negative into positive and helps bring sunny and joyful energies into your life. Plus, yellow is a fairly mental color so it can help enhance your mental prowess during this time too.


Rose Quartz

The purpose of Rose Quartz for the Mercury Retrograde season is twofold. First, if you want to bring back an ex-lover, consider keeping this crystal around to draw love to you. Secondly, if you know you tend to be hard on yourself during this time, Rose Quartz around your person can help you maintain compassion for yourself. It is one of the better crystals to have around for boosting your self-love.


Black Tourmaline

Sometimes the Mercury Retrograde season can just attract a lot of not great energies into your life. Having a piece of Black Tourmaline can help repel away those unhelpful energies. Plus, if you want to keep away those pesky exes, this would be a good one to keep around.


Smoky Quartz

If you find yourself in your head too much during this period of time, consider keeping Smoky Quartz by your side. It not only transmutes negative into positive, it is also helpful for grounding. It can bring you back down to earth if you have been overly focused on the thoughts racing through your head.


Final Thoughts

Mercury Retrograde can be a difficult time for many folks. Taking a few precautions to avoid miscommunications and general chaos can help alleviate some of these issues. Try a few of the above crystals to get your through the next one or try the Enchanted Botanicals Mercury Retrograde candle to get you through this crazy time.


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