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Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide with Crystals

Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide with Crystals

Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide with Crystals

Mercury Retrograde can be a whole lot easier with these crystals to support you. Discover 9 crystals to survive Mercury Retrograde whenever it hits.  Also learn what exactly Mercury Retrograde is and my tips for what you can do during this time.


What exactly is Mercury Retrograde?

Just when you have it starting to come together the Zodiac throws you this astrological speed bump! Mercury Retrograde is a period of time where Astrologers observe the planet Mercury ‘appears’ to stop and move backwards. This reverses its direction through the Zodiac.
These retrograde periods happen to other Planets too. As Mercury rules communication and travel this is very significant especially in the modern World. Mercury Retrograde occurs three times a year and can affect you before or just after these periods.


Tip: It’s a good idea to put the annual Mercury Retrograde dates into your calendar, diary or planner. You can easily find the year’s dates online these days.
During Mercury Retrograde you can expect an increase in miscommunication, travel delays or cancellations. Messages go astray, electrical and technological problems. New plans may not go as expected…


What to do During Mercury Retrograde:


  • Review your future plans
  • Go over the details of any contracts you need to sign or delay them if possible
  • Think very carefully about how you communicate with others
  • Avoid pointless arguments which may result from differences in opinion or misunderstandings
  • Remember to back up your computer and mobile phone


Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide. Crystals to help you sail through

Mercury Retrograde Survival Crystals

Your Mercury Retrograde Survival Kit

We should be cautious with our communications and plans but life must go on… I’ve created this selection of 9 crystals to help you get through the Mercury Retrograde period.
You can’t change what happens to you during this time but you can change your reaction to things. These crystals will support you and help you remain calm.
You can either wear these crystals or carry them on you. Please read the reasons why I recommend them to help you select the right stone for you. You could alternate stone for different issues or try combining crystals for your specific needs if you wish.


Please Note: It is not essential that you have all these crystals or even more than one. They will all work for Mercury Retrograde!



A Sea green or swimming pool bluecrystal that has been used since ancient times. It helps you have more clear communication with others. It brings greater mental clarity and compassion during trying times.


Aquamarine Crystal

Natural Aquamarine crystal


Siberian Blue Quartz

This is a lab grown clear Quartz with an electric blue colour from Russia. It assists in sharpening your communication skills. This is a calming crystal that clears chaos and brings clarity to situations.


Siberian Blue Quartz Crystal

Lab grown Siberian Blue Quartz (For the blue junkies)



Easy to find and such a useful stone to have. Hematite is good for keeping a low profile around any drama queens. It strengthens your psychic protection shielding. This stone helps keep you centred and focused on what really matters.



Hematite Egg


Aqua Lemuria

Nobody really knows if this is a form of Obsidian or a man made stone but it is becoming increasingly harder to find. Aqua Lemuria calms heated emotions and helps you manage your anger better. It clears chaotic energies and brings inner peace when needed.


Aqua Lemuria Crystal

Soothing Aqua Lemuria



You can find this crystal in many colours and combinations. It balances the emotions and brings calmness. Fluorite sharpens your focus and offers psychic protection on many levels.


Fluorite Crystal Point

Fluorite cut crystal point


This is a green or blue green crystal that brings inner peace, calmness and emotional balance. It is good for compassion, forgiving others and filtering negative energies around you.


Amazonite Crystal

Amazonite tumble stone


Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate is a pale blue stone with a hint of lilac which has beautiful ribbon like layers. It creates clear communication skills through the Throat Chakra. This crystal keeps you calm and patient in stressful times.


Blue Lace Agate Crystal

Blue Lace Agate


Blue Scapolite

Not so easy to find but this blue and white stone may be worth seeking out. Blue Scapolite calms the emotions and helps access a more peaceful state of mind. It brings mental clarity, greater focus and assists in letting go.


Blue Scapolite Crystal

Blue Scapolite looks like the Ocean from outer space to me



A warm blue stone which can sometimes have a few white specks on it. Angelite helps you stay present, calm and detached from drama. It assists in forgiving others behavior and moving on quickly.



Angelite tumble stone


If your interested in learning more about crystal healing do check out my Beginners Guides and other helpful articles in the Resources section by clicking Here.
I hope these crystals help you. Have you used crystals for support during Mercury Retrograde? I would love to hear from you so let me know in the comments below (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
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12 thoughts on “Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide with Crystals

  1. Celine

    Thank you Etan, so helpful, such beautiful crystals. I had better take my Amazonite heart to work. I love the Angelite by name, purpose and colour. I have some tumbled stones including angelite and fluorite, also a small haemetite skull.

  2. Sara

    Is there such thing as carrying too many stones and crystals on you at one time?

    Thanks for these suggestions! I will make a pouch of stones for Mercury retrograde the next time it comes around.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Great question Sara. I think this is a very personal thing. Some people like to carry or wear alot of crystals and have no problems. If you find you feel ungrounded doing this you may need to reduce the number of stones and see if that feels better.

  3. Heather

    Happy New Year! I love any helpful tips for getting through mercury in retrograde gracefully and this article is full of them. Thank you! I’m eager to try working with amazonite especially. I recently have been pairing hemitite and rhodochrosite together and loved it. I felt calm, focused and very compassionate all day long. It really helped me get through some technical difficulties without batting an eyelash. Thank you again for putting all of this fantastic information here for us to learn and use!

  4. Cherry

    With Mercury being my ruling planet amd exalted in Virgo on my birth chart, retrograde spells are a complete pain. If our internet connection is going to act up, that’s when it will do it. Teams meetings fail, emails go astray, snail mail gets lost, electronic payments get delayed… you name it; it’ll go pear-shaped, especially if the retrograde period starts in an Air sign. Yikes!

    Aquamarine’s great, absolutely, as is Fluorite. I’ve also found, during the last retrograde period, that Lithium Quartz is amazing for keeping me calm during the chaos. The other crystal I turn to a lot when a Mercury retrograde hits, is Aqua Fluorite — I’m always drawn very specifically to it when the time approaches and during the retrograde period itself. The specific powers of Fluorite to calm me and keep my brain organised, plus that fabulous colour (mine is like shallow seawater in the sunshine, a little more green in it than most but very much aqua). I should think Aqua Aura and Opal Aura Quartz would help too, although I have yet to experiment with my Aqua Aura point and don’t have any Opal Aura at all yet. And of course I’m reluctant to experiment when the possibility of something going away is already increased.

    Unfortunately, the next Mercury retrograde this year runs from August 23rd to September 15th, which span rather annoyingly includes my birthday. I’m going to try to get my gifts to self bought and, in the case of online purchases, shipped, well before then, as packages are a form of communication and they too can go astray; the last thing I want is for a crystal to go missing in the post.

    Love and Light.

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