Ruh Roh… Mercury Retrograde is back! But have no fear… our Retrograde Quartet is here!This Saturday, January 30th, Mercury turns retrograde in the air sign Aquarius!This means buckle up and prepare for some technical turbulence… for until February 19th, you might be in for a wild ride! We are here to help you plan ahead and pack accordingly…
Aquarius on the other hand, is ruled by Uranus, the planet that governs innovation, technology and surprising events! People with Aquarian influence tend to dance to their own beat – as should be expected for the sign of the “nonconformist reformist”! It’s natives can at times tend to get so wrapped up in their effort toward progress that they can appear aloof and/or distant – this can in turn strain their relationships, friendships and associations (such as within groups and organizations)…. and thus they must remember two things: empathy and compassion!
So what happens when Mercury, planet of communication and technology takes a backward stroll through Aquarius, which governs innovation and progress (but can fall short with regard to human touch)?
Well one thing’s for sure! Expect to become enlightened as to where you can improve on your communication! This particular retrograde you might notice communication breakdowns happening on the double… especially in friendships and group dynamics! In addition, expect major challenges with technology…. and for that to spill over into issues with scheduling and travel! But on the upside, the more you double down and focus on your own sense of compassion, and make an effort toward empathy and mutual understanding… the easier it will be!
With communication depending more heavily on technology (as a result of Covid) and social distancing norms forcing more of us online for both work and personal interaction … It’s not hard to imagine that this Mercury Retrograde – (even without Mercury in Aquarius) could be a bit of a doozy! But throw in the Aquarius factor and it might seem like we’re all spinning backwards and taking two steps back for every one foot forward! So if you don’t have the luxury of crawling up under a giant rock and hiding out until February 19th …. we suggest you pick yourself up a bottle of Shanti Kai™ MercurEase™ Master Essence! And you might just want to add 1 or 2 of our other blends for effective communication and harmony – or some of our Master Orchid Blends to align with innovation and progress (the positive aspects of Aquarius)… stay tuned, we’ll have a plethora of tools coming your way!
In the meantime let’s cover the essentials!
MercurEase™ to help to soothe all things “Mercury Retrograde”. Use it for clear communication, problem solving, and “technology tantrums” (yes… it’s a thing)!
Harmony™ to bring the 3 wheels of life- body, mind, & spirit into alignment… so that you flow with the universe around you.
Evolve™ to help you to align with Aquarian energies of progress and innovation-to propel you forward on your path.
Tip of The Week: Thyroid Chakra™️ Essence for Balancing Throat and Heart?
Mercury is still Retrograde and being in the shadow of eclipse season… its a great time to feature yet another fabulous Essence benefiting communication!
The Thyroid Chakra exists within the Throat and bridges the energy centers of the Heart, Anahata and Throat, Vishuddha, Chakras. Keeping it cleansed and balanced can help improve your energetic equilibrium and vitality, strengthen your willpower, enhance creative self expression, and in some cases help balance issues related to breath, emotional eating (ie issues of weight), and in general anything associated with stress!
Your self expression defines who you are and is essential to your greater health and wellbeing. This is true even when (and if) SILENCE is your means to communicate. That is to say, having a voice is NOT necessarily about “having a voice”. I’m reminded of this by the empowered communication I see from friends and clients who are deaf, yet many of them express themselves with far greater poise, intuition and strength than many, even those in power or with loud booming voices.
In a society that is so divided and where words can get you in trouble, it’s easy to learn to “hold your tongue”. While this may help keep the “greater peace”, if it causes you inner turmoil, it can accumulate over time and lead to energetic blockages, including those associated with physical imbalance, mental and/or creative blocks, loss of willpower, emotional blocks, or issues with breath, weight, and so much more.
Tip: For helping balance and align the thyroid chakra regarding issues of energetic stress, we recommend you spray Shanti Kai™️ Thyroid Chakra™️ Essence directly on the throat, front and back, over chest area, especially heart, upper heart, mid back, and other key sensitive areas (ie forehead/3rd eye, temples, spine) 2x a day, or as needed or desired.
You may also try pairing it with any of our Essences for Communication highlighted in our latest blog, to promote the clearing and healing of issues concerning self expression.
We also suggest you checkout our Naturopathic blog on diet, part of our upcoming Resource Guide by Shanti Kai™️[vc_single_image image=”28446″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”]In addition to Thyroid Chakra™ Essence, we are also recommending the following (on sale now through July 15).
Throat Chakra or Vishuddha™ Blend Essence: It doesn’t matter who you are, if you can’t express yourself, to many, you simply don’t exist. While we know that’s not true, the world around you can be hard enough without blocks to expression moving in and causing you to fumble in your ability to express yourself. Vishuddha™ Essence helps clear blocks to the Throat Chakra, so that you can speak your truth and express yourself optimally.
Lantana Master Essence is for encouraging harmony and cooperation, and helping you assimilate and integrate multiple energies at once. It also helps you manage overwhelm and can improve group dynamics.
Kalanchoe Master Essence can help you integrate various streams of information, helping you process subconscious blocks that affect your ability to communicate and integrate harmoniously within yourself and with others. It may help with sleep issues, dream work and interpretation. If you are dealing with communication barriers, Kalanchoe can help bring out the underlying blocks so that you can move toward resolution.
Pentas Master Essence promotes the clearing of blockages between your throat and heart chakras, opening communication lines for truth to come out. It helps you to let go of past pain and the need to protect yourself, and it helps you with public speaking, or with teaching, and encourages group harmony and cooperation.
Smithsonite Master Essence helps bring harmony to relationships. It can promote balance and reconciliation, promote problem solving ability, and enhance your leadership skills. It has been know for energetically helping in fostering clear self-expression, left-right brain balance, and overcoming gender, language and other communication barriers.
Dahlia Master™ Flower Essence may help strengthen your ability to handle intense emotional stress. It may help to increase faith and confidence, thereby allowing you to step into a space of optimism despite difficult circumstances (i.e. stressful jobs, relationships, family, etc). It can also help those who tend to be overly logical to tap into and harmonize with their emotions, bringing about balance. Similar to how it can help you empathically harmonize in your romantic partnerships, enabling you to better feel and support each other, it can also help you to apply the same sensors to your work/home life, and other relationships.
Hemimorphite Master™️ Essence may be good if you’re holding onto anger or resentment, helping you to forgive and move on. It increases empathy, making it very healing and helpful for harmonizing relationships, bringing mental and emotional transformation to both (or all) parties. Taken regularly, it may also help balance the throat and third eye chakras, benefitting communication and intuition.
At the request of the owners of Coyote Moon in Baton Rouge, our newest product has arrived… Crystal Children™ was formulated based on the needs of parents coming into the Coyote Moon looking for answers to help their children. The store wished they could do more or offer more support and they asked us what flowers and crystals might help children with learning, communication and integration. We will be releasing more on this product in the coming weeks – as we are in process of releasing it to stores and online. It is available on our website and is on the way to the Moon (Baton Rouge). You can also get it as a special request through Sedona Hawaii.
Mercury is known as the Messenger of the Gods in both astrology and mythology, governing Communication, Travel, and Technology. Mercury is about CONNECTION. Successful communication, travel and proper-functioning technology all require connection.
What does it mean, “Mercury in Retrograde?”
Due to an optical illusion, three or four times a year for a period of roughly three weeks, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in orbit, hence the phrase “Mercury in Retrograde”. This can have a significant influence on aspects of our lives involving communication, travel, and technology.
Technological and travel snafus can cause us terrible stress, but often our biggest challenge under Mercury Retrograde is miscommunication that negatively impacts our most important relationships. In this day and age with communication and technology being virtually inseparable, the effects of retrograde can be exponential.
What are the most common experiences during the Retrograde?
Common effects of Retrograde Mercury include: last minute scheduling changes, interrupted travel plans, increased numbers of dropped calls and signal interference, mail lost, proposals/offers rescinded, text messages and emails misinterpreted (or worse yet, forwarded to the wrong people), memories mixed up, concentration…what was that?… With communication happening at such rapid speeds, and miscommunication even faster, it doesn’t take long for one of these little snafus to explode into something quite intolerable.
For this reason, it’s suggested when Mercury is in retrograde that we check and recheck our travel plans, hold off on making big decisions, read and reread our emails and texts (before reacting or clicking “send”), confirm appointments, etc.
Why we need MercurEase™…
Even with all these precautions, the Retrograde can still be a contentious time that tests our ability to stay calm, focused and centered. While ultimately, Mercury is forcing growth and showing us our unresolved issues (through its barrage of “little tricks”), and while we must navigate our way through time and space as best we can, it sure helps to have support!
Shanti Kai’s MercurEase™ is a carefully crafted infusion of flowers, gemstones, and precious metals that bring support to our communications and mental processings. Just as a well fed and well rested body can better handle stress when under pressure, our MercurEase™ can help one stay above the “mental madness” so common to the climate of Mercury Retrograde.
Retrogrades as Opportunities for Growth and Healing…
Retrogrades are ultimately opportunities for us to learn and grow, and Shanti Kai’s MercurEase™ can help us through these periods of Mercury’s “tough love”. Since these periods have a sneaky way of bringing unresolved “stuff” from our past back to the forefront – and oftentimes these are things we thought we had dealt with and moved on from – it might just be time to grab yourself a bottle of MercurEase™ and work through these things once and for all. For once we heal our own issues, we can no longer be affected by negative outside influences. MercurEase™ contains vibrational imprints from nature that were intended to help us humans heal the energy fields that govern communication, expression, and all forms of mental processing.
…And hey! You don’t have to wait for the Retrograde to try it. In fact, it’s better you don’t! Essences work over time. And while Shanti Kai™ Essences are power-packed way beyond the typical essence or flower remedy – and while you’ll most likely experience immediate benefit – long-term changes are seen after using over periods of time.
Who Else Might Benefit from MercurEase™?
Those who give readings or consultations, those engaged in public speaking, writers (especially those experiencing writer’s block), artists, musicians, students and scholars, those engaged in critical thinking, those who are aging and seeing effects on memory, those who often feel misunderstood or tend to somehow come off wrong, those going to important interviews, those who travel frequently or work with technology or in the travel industry are all EXCELLENT candidates for MercurEase™.
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