Mercury Retrograde and its Impact
Now August is an extra special month because on top of having two eclipses, Mercury also just went Retrograde! Retrogrades are all about finding out what isn’t working for you so you can release it, work through it and heal. Miscommunication, scheduling, transportation and technological problems can bring out the worst in us – but how we behave in these little moments of frustration is a barometer for how much we still have hidden below the surface. Ultimately, they offer us a clearer window into where we are so we can better understand where we want to go. Of key importance here is that the inner is a reflection of the outer – the reality you manifest is symptomatic of the inner condition. Feel chaotic, frenetic and imbalanced on the inside? Chances are you don’t have to look too far to find an example of this in your outer life.
How can MercurEase™ Help?
As usual we recommend MercurEase™ for the Retrograde. It’s made to help one embrace the qualities of Mercury – such as communication, problem solving, connection and focus – especially while facing Mercury in retrograde. For example MercurEase™ may not instantaneously correct the airlines flight schedule which now has you arriving 3 hours late – but it can help you to balance and tap into parts of your brain for creative thinking and problem solving, so that you respond productively rather than to exude a knee jerk reaction – like screaming at customer service and venting all over social media until you’re in such a frenzy you’ve wasted your valuable time and energy in a pointless reactionary pattern.
One of my favorite ingredients in the MercurEase™ blend is Snapdragon which actually has been used historically to stop short a sharp retort. How often do we damage relationships for years to come by reacting and saying something that gratifies our need to be right in the moment, but creates long term resentment and issues with others that could’ve been prevented? It also has precious metals for clearing brain fog and a synergy of gemstones that enhances access to the part of the brain with problem solving capability and left right brain integration. It also has Afghanite which, when in synergy with this blend, helps the vibrations of your words to reflect what you want to say and mean – even if the words don’t come out quite right. How often, especially during Mercury in Retrograde, do we send an email or text or leave a quick message to have another hear it wrong? They grab onto a few key words that are out of context, or detect frustration or stress in your tone or voice – only to take it personally and project it back to you in their response.
Other key flower essence ingredients in this blend help to focus a scattered mind so that there is greater cohesion to one’s thoughts, words and actions. We can’t always help when technology flubs up – we may not be able to control the email server, the office printer, the flight schedule, or prevent our phones, gadgets, and computers from having a field day at our expense – but we can learn to recognize how we are reacting and why. Once we do, only then can we release what is no longer serving us and find improved ways of thinking, being, and responding that make our lives better both in and out of the retrogrades. Once we do that somehow we feel clearer and our outer world begins to wondrously reflect that instead.
When taking MercurEase™ over time one should see some alleviations to these frustrating scenarios we mentioned above. And if you add the companion essence Removing Obstacles™, one can really harmonize with what’s happening outside of us so that we experience greater synchronicity.
How to Work with MercurEase™
To specifically work with MercurEase™ and Removing Obstacles™, we suggest spraying (together or alternating) these on the crown of head, temples, over third eye or forehead, throat center, base of skull, abdomen and backs of knees. The bottoms of the feet may also be beneficial as well as spraying along the spine. It is not necessary to spray all areas each time, you may alternate areas that you spray or choose the areas that work best for you. It may also be beneficial as a room spray in a place of business – especially the conference room or around the computers and phones – or in your home especially where conversations take place.
Who can 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™.