What Are The Best Crystals for Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury rules all types of communication-- including listening, speaking, learning, reading, researching, and negotiating as well as transportation and travel.
When this planet retrogrades, these areas tend to get scrambled and out of control. In this post, I will introduce you to some great stones that you might find useful through this time.
Let's start with communication.
If your Throat Chakra is blocked, you may struggle to communicate your thoughts.
Stones and crystals can clear this and stimulate self-expression and communication. An unblocked Throat Chakra also helps you communicate with honesty and compassion.
Lapis Lazuli is considered the stone of friendship and awareness. This stone encourages empathy. Lapis lazuli can help you find compassion from the depth of heart.
Blue Lace Agate is known as the stone of articulation. This is a great stone communication. This stone is helpful for people who have a hard time being heard by others, or who need confidence. Blue Lace Agate will help provide clearer thoughts and help focus intent to what matters most.
Blue Kyanite is an earth stone. This stone works as an energy conductor. It increases your mental stamina, clears out energy blockages and will open you to new perspectives. Kyanite creates an open line for communication. This stone will help guide you to the right words.
Turquoise is known as a stone of communication. The green colors make this stone make it perfect to use for the Throat and Heart Chakras. Turquoise promotes emotional balance. Not only does it help you to communicate from the heart, but it allows easier communication.
Celestite opens the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras. This stone will help you make sure your thoughts are clear. Celestite will allow you to receive information so you can speak your truth. Stress and worris can be alleviated through the use of this stone as this soft and light energy works with you to achieve the goals you have put in place.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage and protection, it provides a soothing effect similar to water. It creates a bridge between the Heart and Throat Chakras so that you can clearly speak what you are feeling.
Additional stones for the Throat Chakra -Lolite, Danburite, Sodalite, Amazonite, Blue Chalcedony, Azurite, and Blue Sapphire
Transportation and Travel
In addition to communication, we will now look at stones for transportation and travel, as these are heavily influenced by Mercury as well.
Moonstone has long been known as the traveler’s stone. It is especially protective for travelers who will be going over water. This stone very protective during nighttime travel. Moonstone is considered a lucky stone and is known to bring good fortune, which is perfect for a traveling stone. Add a piece of Moonstone to your luggage to be sure that it does not get lost.
Aquamarine is the best stone for travel when traveling by boat or plane over water. This stone will assist with sea sickness, and helps to calm tension and stress caused by travel.
Smoky Quartz is a good protective stone during travel. It helps stop negativity and tensions that may arise. This stone will protect you from the energies of other travelers. This stone will encourage and alertness, which is perfect for airports.
Malachite is a great stone for highway travel as it protects from all kinds of danger and accidents. It is considered a great warning stone. Malachite can also assist in overcoming fears associated with flying. This stone can be helpful for jet lag, as it allows you to energetically shift from one state to the next.
Legend has it that malachite will crumble when danger is near.
Be sure to cleanse Malachite often, as this is a stone absorbs a lot of energy.
Labradorite is the stone of destiny. This stone will help line things up in your favor. Labradorite can help you meet helpful people along your trip and build new and harmonious relationships.
Black Tourmaline is a wonderful protection stone. This stone is especially helpful in protecting you from the stray and unwanted energy of other travelers.
Yellow Jasper helps you to stay grounded while traveling and can also protect you from the chaotic energy that can come when surrounded by crowds. Yellow Jasper may help alleviate nausea and motion sickness, as this stone promotes stability and balance.
Amethyst is likely the most traditional protection stones in use today. It is known deflect negative energy. Amethyst is great for protecting of travelers from thieves and psychic attacks. This stone encourages flexibility and cooperation.