The last Mercury Retrograde of 2023 is a little different than the previous two, due to the fact that Mercury moves from Capricorn to Sagittarius during its backwards dance. The pre-retrograde shadow will begin on November 25 and the post-retrograde shadow ends on January 20, 2024. The pre-retrograde shadow will begin on November 25 and the post-retrograde shadow ends on January 20, 2024.
Whenever a retrograde moves from one sign into another, there’s a dual energy,
We'll ring in the New Year under Mercury retrograde in Capricorn. The first Mercury retrograde may bring setbacks, stagnation, and miscommunication around your work, career, and/or finances. Capricorn is naturally ruled by Saturn, so your sense of discipline and maturity may be tested during this time. Try to be the bigger person, cross your t’s and dot your i’s with any paperwork, and ultimately allow yourself to find purpose and a sense of identity outside of your title or bank balance. If you find that you’re not feeling content with your trajectory, it would be best to make any life-altering changes once the retrograde period has ended.
This dual Mercury retrograde will impact all zodiac signs, but Capricorn and Sagittarius will feel its impact the most.
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Crystals Used: Blue Sodalite, Dark Amethyst & Citrine Chips
Sodalite stimulates the mental body and brings order and organization to energy, thoughts, and words; and this makes it well suited to help counteract the effects of Mercury retrograde. Specifically, it enhances your faculties of rational thought, analysis, objectivity, and observation. It can help to clear mental confusion and old, rigid thought patterns that would block your ability to comprehend things in a newer and truer way. Sodalite also sharpens your psychic vision and intuition, helping you to see situations from multiple levels of reality and to draw accurate conclusions.
Amethyst:This beautiful lavender crystal can not only help protect you during Mercury retrograde, it's also great for everyday use. "It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity."
Citrine: This is a crystal everyone should have in their arsenal to make Mercury retrograde as painless as possible. Aside from lessening communication kerfuffles, citrine is also a powerful crystal for manifestation and can help you attract abundance.