Everything You Need to Keep Calm as Mercury Goes Into Retrograde, Again.
Mercury's next period of retrograde motion started on September 9th and doesn’t end until October 1st, so you’ve still got a little ways to go.
Even if you’re not a big believer in horoscopes and astrology, you’ve probably heard of Mercury retrograde – the planetary phenomenon credited with causing general chaos. Thought to affect communication, technology, travel, news, and information, Mercury retrograde is a time when everything can feel slightly out of whack, full of miscommunications, missed connections, and missing keys (now this we can definitely relate to).
Scientifically speaking, Mercury retrograde is simply an optical illusion whereby the planet appears to change course and move backwards in the sky. But, as Mercury retrograde also represents a planetary slowdown, astrologers say it's a good time to take your lead from the cosmos and slow down in your personal life, to take a little time to stop, focus, and reassess. On the self-care front, Mercury retrograde is also a good time for rebuilding your relationship with yourself and focusing on routines and rituals that relax the senses.
Our advice? Put down that smartphone, cancel any non-essential plans, and book yourself a healing treatment, or turn your home into a serene sanctuary.
Here, our Onda Mercury retrograde starter pack to help you weather the existing storm.
Costa Brazil Vela - Jungle Candle
Create your own purifying ritual at home with the aroma of the Amazon’s sacred Breu Resin that's long been used in traditional purifying rituals to enhance peace of mind, focus, and to balance the sixth chakra, your third eye.
NECESSAIRE The Body Exfoliator
Slough off your worries with a scrub containing a gentle AHA/BHA trio (glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids) to remove dead skin cells, while pumice and bamboo charcoal soften skin without irritation. The scent of eucalyptus helps clarify the mind.
GOOP 'THE MARTINI' EMOTIONAL DETOX
Take the edge off these turbulent times, pour yourself a drink and soak in this deeply relaxing blend of epsom salts, valerian root, and wildcrafted frankincense. For maximum relaxation, we suggest combining the bath with meditation, chanting, reading, or listening to music.
OSEA Vagus Nerve Oil
Melt away signs of stress with this soothing blend of essential oils that helps promote a sense of well-being and serenity. The vagus nerve activates the body’s relaxation response and helps regulate stress, so this soothing blend of essential oils will provide a moment of relaxation and balance.
KROMA WELLNESS 1-Day VIP Reset
Reset and recharge with this delicious variety of 10 highly functional and ﬂavorful instant superfoods and beverages that require little to no prep, are shelf-stable (i.e., no freezer or fridge required), and are all about nurturing your whole body and mind. Plus, they’re all delicious. We can vouch.
HANNES DOTTIR Crystal Aura - Detox Cleanser and Anti-Pollution Masque
Enhance your energy and expand your aura with this gentle detox cleanser and anti-pollution mask that improves the texture of your skin with just one use. Wild harvested organic Icelandic sea kelp, a spectrum of cell-loving minerals, and a euphoric scent will cleanse your skin to perfection while soothing your senses.
PRANA Ionic Body Brush
Brush off your worries with this extra-fine ion-charged copper bristle body brush that naturally creates negative ions to help protect the body from free radicals, stimulates natural lymph flow, and purges toxins and pathogens from the body.
ACT + ACRE Cold Processed Scalp Detox
Clear scalp, clear mind. Filled with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this powerful potion deeply nourishes your scalp, reviving it to a balanced, healthy state. The detox works by gently removing dead cells and other buildup, allowing for a better delivery of nutrients to the follicles of your scalp.