Surviving Mercury Retrograde

We are a few days into Mercury Retrograde, and you might be feeling a little funny. It probably has to do with Retrograde. Communication breakdowns, unexpected stress, relationship issues, jealousy, and more can all be attributed to Retrograde. So let’s dive into surviving Mercury Retrograde so we all don’t go crazy!

What is Mercury Retrograde?

You know that earth rotates the sun every 365 days, right? But, if you didn’t know, the planet Mercury only takes 88 days to revolve around the sun entirely. So, from our vantage point, an optical illusion is created where Mercury appears to move backward. Because of this illusion and Mercury passing in front of us, it has been said that it can have adverse effects here on earth!

In Astrology, Mercury is seen as the powerhouse for our communication and systems, so when Mercury goes into retrograde, it has the potential to create chaos in our daily lives. Communication issues are the number one issue people experience during retrograde. People also experience problems with decision-making, energy and mood distortions, and even technology issues.

Some of us get very lucky and suddenly get a massive burst of energy, and others can become lethargic, unfocused, and completely uncreative. Of course, there is no direct scientific proof that this actually causes it, but we are hippies, and this has been happening before science!

Surviving Mercury Retrograde 2022


At the time of writing this blog, we are going through the second happening of Mercury Retrograde in 2022. It started on May 10th and goes until June 3rd. See, it even messed us up. We wrote this blog like four days late! Lol! Don’t hold us to perfect grammar or spelling mistakes, okay?

  • Third retrograde: September 9 – October 2, 2022
  • Fourth retrograde: December 29 – January 18, 2023.

Remember that Mercury is all about communication and systems, so these will be your most significant areas to focus on. Technology breakdowns and unexpected events are way more prevalent during these times…damn you space particles!

In the workplace, slow down, take your time and make sure you double-check everything. Don’t get too far ahead of yourself, and make sure you are mindful of what you are saying…meaning think before you speak! Communication is critical right now! Now is probably not the best time to sign an important contract or make life-changing moves, but if you absolutely have to be sure to reread them and take extra time to think it through!

For your relationships, the same rules apply. Remember to stay calm and speak clearly. Reflect on your relationships with your family, loved ones, partners, and friends. Give people space if they need it and respect their wishes! Not everything is as it appears, so take a step back, listen, and breathe.

Do something for you! When was the last time you practiced self-care? Put down that phone, step away from your computer, and connect with Mother Earth, but finish this blog first, lol. Disconnecting from your daily routine is probably the most important practice you can do during Mercury Retrograde since everything will be out of wack anyways. Communicate with yourself and focus on you.

Headed West Retrograde Kit

Palo Santo and Sage – Cleanse your space, cleanse yourself. Sage is an excellent tool for clearing negative and chaotic energy out of your space. Use Palo Santo to calm you down and clear any negative energy around you. We keep a stick with us at all times.

CBD – CBD can be used for many things but for Mercury Retrograde, try CBD for its calming effects. We have an extensive selection of that here at Headed West!


Incense – Some smells can act like nature’s anti-anxiety remedy, and we have a boatload of incense sticks. So choose a few that hit those nasal receptors just right!

Kratom – Remember how we said you could either be lethargic or have way too much energy? The beauty of this natural plant is that it actually levels you out! Talk to our team in person and see what Kratom is right for you! We have over 13 years of knowledge and would love to share it with you!

We are all in this together! Listen, communicate, and practice self-care. Surviving Mercury Retrograde doesn’t have to be too hard if we follow these steps!

Much love!

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