Mercury Retrograde Resources to Get You Through the Communication Breakdown

Mercury is about to go retrograde next week on August 12, 2017… half the internet is about to tell you to brace yourself! The technical definition of retrograde is the apparent backwards motion of a planet as observed from Earth. The astrological importance is that when the planet appears to move backwards, it’s astrological associations are altered.

Mercury is associated with communication and travel, so when it goes retrograde, communication tends to break down and travel plans tend to be upended. Mercury is generally retrograde for about three weeks at a time, a few times a year.

Mercury Retrograde Resource to Get You Through the Communication Breakdown | The Witch of Lupine Hollow

There are those that argue Mercury retrograde can be managed with herbs, crystals and careful preparation. There are others that say Mercury retrograde is actually a good thing and can help us develop our communication skills. And, yeah, there are a few who say we’re all doomed for these few weeks of the year!

Here are some of my favorite resources for handling Mercury retrograde:

What do you do to get through these sometimes brutal few weeks?

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