Mercury Retrograde Capricorn December 2022
Mercury Retrograde Going into 2023
This is our last Retrograde for the year and continuing into 2023.
Starting December 29, 2022 to January 18, 2023, this final Mercury retrograde of 2022 will be a time to take a step back and look at the whole picture.
What is Mercury Retrograde? For those of us who are astrologically and spiritually inclined, the concept of Mercury retrograde is nothing new. But for those who are unfamiliar with it, a Mercury retrograde occurs when the planet Mercury appears to move backward in its orbit around the sun. During this period, which typically lasts three to four weeks and occurs three or four times a year, it is said that everything related to communication, technology, and transportation goes haywire. While you can't avoid a Mercury retrograde entirely, there are some steps you can take to help you survive one with minimal disruption and stress.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about Mercury Retrograde, this is a great read.
Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn is an invitation to reconnect with our ambition, focus on hard work and use this practical power boost towards meaningful projects. This transit encourages us to tackle any unfinished business while strengthening boundaries that can help manifest remarkable goals. Revisiting conversations or topics of discord within relationships may lead you closer toward the success we aim for - paving a spiritual path filled with purposeful progress and deep-rooted attainment.
How to Survive a Mercury Retrograde??
Be Aware of What’s Going On Around You
The most important thing you can do during a Mercury retrograde is to be aware of what's going on around you—and that means tuning into your intuition and listening closely to your inner voice. This will enable you to make better decisions and be prepared for any unexpected changes that may occur. Pay attention not only to the news but also your own inner guidance so that you can stay one step ahead of whatever lies ahead.
Take Care of Yourself
During a Mercury retrograde it is especially important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Make sure you get plenty of rest, eat well-balanced meals, drink lots of water, and get regular exercise if possible. Take time out for yourself each day so that you can relax and recharge—this could mean spending time outdoors in nature or just taking a few moments for yourself each morning before work or school begins. Additionally, try incorporating activities like meditation or journaling into your routine so that you can connect more deeply with your own inner wisdom during this turbulent time.
Plan Ahead as Much as Possible
Mercury retrogrades can be unpredictable and chaotic at times so it's helpful to plan as much as possible during this period. Make sure all major decisions are made in advance if possible (especially ones involving travel) so that any last minute changes or cancellations won't leave you scrambling at the last minute. Additionally, try not to make any major purchases during this time either—while they may seem like good ideas now they may end up being regrets in the future!
Surviving a Mercury retrograde doesn't have to be an impossible task! By being aware of what's happening around us, taking care of ourselves physically and mentally, planning ahead as much as possible—we can navigate through these tumultuous times with grace and ease. Remember: even though we may experience setbacks during this period, we always have the opportunity start fresh when the retrograde ends! So take care of yourselves out there!
See our must have Crystals for your Mercury Retrograde survival kit
FLUORITE - Focus & Intuition.
A stone for focus and clarity of the mind, fluorite can stimulate and heighten intuition and give you a clear view of your hopes and aspirations, making it an excellent stone for meditation. Also a crystal of calm and flow it will help you to think clear and serene thoughts throughout the Retrograde. How to Use: Hold the small obelisk in your hand and say "I am focused. I am calm."
SHUNGITE - Purification & Protection.
Shungite is a stone that can bring harmony, balance and an overall sense of wellbeing. Protective against electromagnetic frequencies it is also said to be beneficial for relieving stress and anxiety, soothing busy minds and calming the body. Shungite can also absorb negative energy and remove it from a person or even an entire space. How to Use: Take this Palm stone everywhere with you as a guide and protector. Hold and move around in hand to soothe anxiety.
SAGE SMUDGE- Cleansing + Purifying.
For hundreds of years, White sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant. Used in rituals and ceremonies for centuries, white sage is often burned in a ritual known as smudging. How to Use: Light up the smudge bundle, once the flame begins, allow it to burn for 3 seconds before blowing it out. This should produce a smoke. Carry the sage at shoulder height through your sacred space and say "I rid myself and my space of negativity and all that doesn't serve me".
AMETHYST- Meditation & Spirituality.
Amethyst is a calming and soothing crystal, which promotes calmness, balance and peace. Helping you to ‘switch off’ negative and disruptive thought patterns, this stone can aid meditation practices and support deep restful sleep. By opening and activating the crown and third eye chakras amethyst can enhance intuition, connecting you on a deeper level with your spirituality. How to Use: Place your Amethyst Tumble Stone somewhere so that it will always be with you. Just by being around you Amethyst does its job. Remind yourself when you hold it "Nothing can phase me. I am calm. I am still."
We have a survival kit ready to go!
Align your energies with our beautiful Crystals and Cleansing products, be prepared and kick Mercury Retrograde's butt!
The Crystal Karma Team x