Mercury Retrograde and Mercury Retrograde Shadow
Mercury Retrograde is a time when technological snafus and communication problems abound – and so is the Mercury Shadow phase…what’s that you say? The shadow phase – the period lasting 2-3 weeks outside of the retrograde wherein all the symptoms of retrograde persist. And if this particular retrograde was any indication, we may be in for a wild ride yet!
As we are just now beginning the upcoming Mercury Shadow – the period where the planet tracks back over the area it retrograded, you might just want to restock on your Retrograde supplies! That’s right folks, we are not out of the woods yet – the shadow period is just beginning and it looks like it’s gonna be a doozy! The positive side of this however, is that if you didn’t get it right during Mercury Retrograde – well lets just say the shadow should bring a little more opportunity to get it right again.
Vishuddha™ and MercurEase™ Essences
Shanti Kai™ Companion Essences Vishuddha™ (aka Throat Chakra) and MercurEase™ give you the tools you need to take on the challenges of retrogrades and other snafus – like retrograde shadows – with confidence. Infused with flower and mineral vibrations, this power packed duo was partnered together to help you harmonize mind and mouth – to soothe your thoughts and ease your speech. In fact, you might think of working with these two Essences like putting a protective buffer around your throat and mind – giving you just a little extra space to process before you react – giving you that momentary gap in time to strategically respond.
MercurEase™ is, afterall, about enhancing your problem solving energies – so you can more clearly think, intuit, and communicate your way through any situation or challenge. Sadly, it won’t solve all your woes – and as I know all too well, it can’t fix your smart phones and computers, or iron out your schedules, renegotiate your contracts or fix your friends, but it just might help you stay calm and collected when you encounter the unexpected… so you can get back on the right path in no time!
As a standalone bestseller, MercurEase™ is our go-to for Mercury Retrograde, but, when used alongside Shanti Kai™ Vishuddha™, MercurEase™ helps strengthen and tone the energies of the Throat Chakra. In fact, you might think of working with it like adding a long term insurance policy to your relationships – and other contractual situationships. The Throat Chakra, afterall, governs the throat AND ears, because communicating is not just about speaking (psst… most people don’t know this)… but also hearing and listening.
Formulated to promote a balanced, open, and vibrant Throat Chakra, Vishuddha™, when used alongside MercurEase™, can help boost your creative self-expression, enhance communication, and ultimately, improve your relationships (…and who couldn’t use a little of that?). Balanced communication, after all, starts in the mind. And MercurEase™ can help ease your mental processes, aiding your ability to assimilate the energies at hand – especially when you’re dealing with high levels of stress and pressure.
While it’s not necessary that you be anything other than open to, and willing, to embrace change, coupling Essences to conscious healing work, awareness, and mindfulness can only accelerate their effectiveness.
Exercise for Working With Vishuddha™ and MercurEase™ Essences
For helping to attain balance of mind, and ease reactionary patterns during times of stress, apply Vishuddha™️ directly on the throat – front and back – over the chest area, especially the heart, upper heart, base of skull, over the third eye/forehead, temples, and along your spine. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, exhaling long and slow through your mouth, visualizing any toxicity, negative energy, or frustrated emotions releasing. Then, follow with MercurEase™️. Shake well and apply over the same areas, as well as any areas that feel tense, as this may be your body reacting to related stress and tension. Take a few deep breaths, inhaling sky blue and healing green light, and/or just imagine a full, clean, deep breath, bringing fresh, rejuvenation to your mind, throat and heart, balancing the Throat Chakra, and clearing the mind, bringing harmony and regaining your sense of equipoise. Take a moment to reset your intention before moving on.