With Mercury just having turned retrograde we thought it a great time to feature some of our single ingredient essences for communication! Yes, we’ve got our beloved MercurEase™️… our most robust essence for issues with communication and technology (and if your missed our most recent blog, check it out here) … But did you know we also have a plethora of individual flower and mineral essences that help support balanced communication, an area that can often experience challenges during this cosmic transit? Use these flower and gemstone essences throughout this period to help promote harmony in your relations with it others. You can also work with them to support clear, effective communication and to release blockages in your throat chakra region. We’re going to go into a bit more depth on how Mercury retrograde can affect you, and how our Essences can help!
Three or four times a year the planet Mercury turns retrograde for about three weeks at a time. When Mercury is in retrograde it appears as though it is moving backwards in relation to Earth. While this is just an optical illusion, retrogrades have the effect of causing you to look inwards, and sometimes look to the past, to process how Mercury energy operates in your life. Mercury rules over areas that include communication, intelligent thinking, buying and selling, contracts, travel, and the mail. When Mercury is in retrograde its energy is slowed down, and these areas that it rules may not function as well. During this time it’s easy to misinterpret what is said by others, and for others to misinterpret what is said by you. Decision making can become more difficult, and plans that have been in motion may slow down temporarily. Electronics, which also relate significantly to communication, can break down or give you problems as well.
Because of this challenging energy that Mercury retrograde creates, it’s generally not considered the best time for making major decisions or starting major ventures, and instead is time better spent going within and reflecting, re-organizing, re-considering and re-working plans. Things can feel the most out of sorts on the days that Mercury stations, or appears to stop moving in the sky and change direction; the day that it stations and turns retrograde and the day that it stations and turns direct again.
The following Shanti Kai™️ Flower and Mineral Essences may be especially beneficial for smooth communication and harmonious relationships during Mercury retrograde (or anytime!):
Allamanda – Allamanda Essences increases your ability to receive information from higher sources by clearing energy in the back of the neck, where trauma and energy blocks tend to accumulate. It brings light into the physical body, inspiring you to appreciate beauty all around you.
Morning Glory – This essence stimulates motivation and inspiration and is helpful for releasing non-beneficial habits and managing cravings. Morning Glory Master Essence may be beneficial for encouraging group harmony and positive change. It may help you uplift and inspire others around you, bringing the kind of inspiration you feel at sports games, cheering on a team, at a prayer rally or singing as part of a choir.
Pentas – Pentas Master Essence promotes the release of blockages between your heart and throat chakras that could block your self-expression with others. It encourages harmony and cooperation within groups, and helps you to release negative thoughts that would cause you to stay isolated from others.
Afghanite – Afghanite Essence helps others to hear what you are really saying, encouraging different levels of hearing, and helping to create greater clarity in communications. It is a great essence to use if you are a public speaker or if you are experiencing writer’s block. It helps protect your throat chakra and third eye and may help protect against psychic attack.
Lavender – Lavender Master Essence helps relieve nervous tension and alleviate mental fog; energies that would hinder clear communication and mental/emotional understanding with others. It helps with clearing out old energies in relationships, and is especially potent for cleansing karmic ties (that are no longer beneficial); if you have old relationship energies that keep resurfacing or holding you back, this essence may help you disconnect for good, clearing “body armor” and allowing you to move forward.
Blue Quartz – Blue Quartz Essence balances the throat chakra and may help you to be more eloquent in your expression. It also benefits clarity of mind and is a great essence to use to promote stability during times of transition.
Plumbago – Plumbago Essence opens the throat chakra and promotes greater self-expression by helping you to release feelings of guilt and shame which can create blockages in this energy center. It encourages you to move into a place of greater success and to experience your own worthiness and align with your Divine expression.
Lantana – Lantana Essence can help with integrating a large amount of information and problem solving, and may help with mental coordination if you are struggling with words, math, or numbers. It may help facilitate cooperation and harmony within groups with complex dynamics and may also benefit spiritual communities.
Smithsonite – Smithsonite Essence helps with relationship balance and may also ease any fears surrounding interpersonal relationships and interactions with others. This essence further helps balance creative and rational sides of the brain and strengthens leadership ability.