Herbal Tips to Survive Mercury Retrograde

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Another Mercury Retrograde is right around the corner and, since we know its coming, why not prepare for it ahead of time? Saturn Retrograde just ended after five loooooong months, which has given a lot of us our mojo back. Great, right?! Not so much – with MR popping up at the end of the month, technical difficulties, miscommunication, and other typical MR problems will cause road bumps in that renewed mojo. Perfect timing, per usual, Mr. Mercury. Perfect timing.

For those who don’t know what Mercury Retrograde is, I’ll explain: Its a period of a few weeks, which happens several times a year, where Mercury appears to be rotating backwards. It’s not actually – it’s an illusion – but it still screws around with all things related to Mercury: communication, language and technology, as well as our nervous and respiratory systems.

This basically means that our lives feel all kinds of crazy, weird things happen and we’re even more stressed about it than usual because our nervous system and stress are out of whack. Since we can’t really get away from Mercury Retrograde, our other option is to get ourselves through it as painlessly and stress-free as possible. My favorite way of doing this is through calming and grounding herbs, which keep us stress-free and rooted when chaos is around us.

 

Here are some Herbal Tips for Surviving Mercury Retrograde:

  1. Lemon balm is a fantastic herb for soothing your nerves. You can add lemon balm and sliced lemons to a giant jug of water, let it chill in the fridge, and voila! You have a nerve-calming, refreshing drink that also helps with cleansing. You can also make hot tea with lemon balm if that’s more your thing.
  2.  Ginseng is the perfect herb for boosting your immune system, balancing your hormones, and rejuvenating your energy. My favorite way of taking ginseng is to chop the root, soak it in cold water for a few and then boil it in a saucepan of water to make tea.
  3. Sage is an incredible grounding herb. You can make a hot or cold tea with it, both of which are great with a splash of honey and lemon, or you can burn it around the house.
  4.  Dandelion root is an incredible herb for making a grounding tea, or even a delicious, sweet dandelion root coffee!
  5. Peppermint, red clover, sage, and lemon grass all help to clear out and balance your throat chakra, which will help with communication issues during MR.
  6. Any of the herbs mentioned can also be made into a medicine bag which you hang off of your bathtub faucet for a soothing, grounding herbal bath.

Remember, when mercury is in retrograde, our organizing planet isn’t around to keep us steady. Without Mercury’s influence, communications, technology, plans, etc. all have a tendency to go awry. If at all possible, skip any major commitments, business launches, product launches, or meetings throughout Mercury Retrograde.

 

Don’t know where to get these herbs? I get many of mine at Bulk Herb Store!

Want to learn more about herbalism? I take classes with the Herbal Academy of New England – check them out! They will be offering 15% off of all of their courses as a Back to School sale starting August 19th!

 

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