Mercury Retrograde (April 21st to May 15th, 2023) can definitely have its challenges, but it’s important to remember that it’s also an opportunity for growth and reflection.

Mercury rules the intellect, discrimination, communication, language, learning, youth, friends, and recreation. When retrograde it disrupts the flow of Mercury’s normal energy, which affects the house that Mercury occupies, causing it to not function at full capacity. The houses that Mercury ‘owns’ will also be weaker.

During this time, we can take advantage of the slowdown and reevaluate our communication styles and how we’re approaching our relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. It’s a chance to refine our language, clarify our intentions, and deepen our connections.

And while it’s always wise to double-check communications and documents during Mercury Retrograde, we can also use this time to practice patience and grace with ourselves and others when misunderstandings do arise.

So let’s embrace this upcoming Mercury Retrograde and use it as an opportunity to slow down, reflect, and realign ourselves with the energies of communication and intellect.

Mercury Retrograde isn’t a one-size-fits-all celestial event – it’s unique to each individual based on their birth chart. So, it’s time to take a deep breath and prepare for what’s to come.

Dive into the details and see what Mercury has in store for you →

Here are some tips to help you survive Mercury Retrograde:

10 Top Tips for Mercury Retrograde

It’s time to give your current projects some well-deserved TLC and let the creative juices flow within the comfort zone, rather than diving into unknown territories!


In a world where assumptions can run rampant, give yourself and those around you a little extra grace during Mercury retrograde by keeping an open mind and assuming positive intent, knowing that we’re all in this cosmic spin cycle together.


Fend off the challenges of Mercury Retrograde with the Mercury Retrograde Crystal Set, which includes a pouch of hand-selected crystals specially selected for their potent energies to help you weather the retrograde storm and emerge stronger than ever.


Why let jealousy take the wheel during Mercury Retrograde when you can take back control and keep your emotions in check by recognizing that the cosmic forces at play may be stirring up those envious vibes?


Stay mindful, owning up to any misunderstandings or slip-ups, and putting in the work to achieve greater clarity and communication, you can rise above the chaos and emerge stronger, wiser, and more empowered than ever before! (If you’re worried about miscommunications, just talk in emojis. 😂🤔)


Tap into the divine energy of the powerful Mercury deity Lord Vishnu (the presever) during this time by incorporating daily chanting of ‘Aum Namo Narayanaya’, or listening to or meditating upon the sacred Vishnu Sahasranama – a powerful mantra listing the thousands names of Vishnu that can help keep you grounded, centered, and connected to the infinite wisdom and protection of the universe.


Read a book or start writing a journal. This is one of the best remedies for Mercury.


Embrace the chance to slow down and reflect. Who needs productivity when you can binge-watch your favorite show and eat popcorn?


Incorporate a healthy dose of green vegetables in your diet, as Mercury rules green and leafy vegetables.


Donate perfumes, books, green vegetables or fruits, camphor, or green-colored clothing, as these are items connected with Mercury.

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