So here I sit on a Sunday night almost forgetting that I need to blog when a good friend sends me a reminder that Mercury is Retrograde! She said that if I needed some inspo this could be a hot topic. So here we are y’all! Let’s dig into some essential oils for making it through Mercury Retrograde together.
So first off let’s do a quick overview: What is Mercury Retrograde? I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited that you asked! It is said to be that Mercury is moving in the opposite direction that planet Earth is moving. It is also said that this movement is really just an illusion, but whether it is or isn’t astrologers believe it has some kind of effect on life here on Earth. Now you might want to know my opinion right..that’s why you visited this blog today one might assume!
I’m not an astrologer by ANY means, but I’d like to think there’s some reasoning behind some of the unexplained or random events of people’s lives. That is something I am a true believer in whether you link it to fate, luck, forces of, or just a plain old woke up on the wrong (or right!) side of the bed kind of situation. Either way it’s happening or it’s already happened. I’ve been told by a few and especially my mother “don’t do that….Mercury is in Retrograde!!” The first tens times I heard this statement I was ready to bounce my head off the wall, but as I got older and actually read up on Retrograde I started to understand a little bit better. I feel like you could spend days, months or even years researching all of the things you should and shouldn’t do during Retrograde and I feel those things are great to know! However you can’t always control all of those situations that life throws at you. So now what?
What is something you can control? The essential oils you can grab for during Mercury Retrograde of course (if you thought this too bonus points for you!!). So let’s just dive right in and start with Vetiver! So Vetiver is a member of the grass family with a unique and exotic aroma. Vetiver is known to provide a calming, grounding effect on emotions. To me this screams that it could be helpful in the Retrograde presence. With all of these crazy (or not crazy) situations happening around you why not use something that has a grounding effect? The next on my list that I want to share is Roman Chamomile. The reason I am choosing this Essential Oil is because of its soothing properties for the body and soul. Roman Chamomile grows close to the ground, resembles a daisy and has the scent of an apple. Ancient Romans used this oil for courage. For some of you who are skeptical of things during Retrograde this could be an oil for you! Maybe it can help sooth your mind and put you at ease during these next few weeks. The last EO I am going to talk about today is Patchouli. This is another grounding oil, but the way I look at it we need all the grounding we can get! On top of Patchouli having amazing healthy skincare benefits it has a balancing effect on emotions. Even if you aren’t a firm believer in many of the effects of times during retrograde, but you like to have oils by your side I think these three can really be of some help. Once you’ve got yourself grounded or feeling at ease I do believe you can incorporate some uplifting oils as well or even making a blend with one of the grounding oils.