The Best Candles for Mercury Retrograde
Mercury is in retrograde for the final time this year! Mercury, the planet that represents all kinds of communication, will be retrograde until October 18. When Mercury moonwalks backwards, she's been known to cause a whole bunch of chaos. Look out for communication breakdowns, misunderstandings, brain fog, technology mishaps and, unfortunately, much more.
There's really no way to avoid it, so we've put together a list of candles to help you get through the retrograde, no matter how it may affect you.
One of the biggest things to watch out for is the brain fog and communication issues. You might feel a little less energized and focused and this can lead to classics like "Oops! I accidentally forwarded a private email to my entire address book!" or "Where are my %$&*#@ glasses?" (Pro tip: they're on your face).
Let's get focused with the help of some uplifting scents like our Dolly • Peach & Lily Classic Candle or Enya • Wild Mint & Lime Votive Candle. Both have notes of zesty citrus blended with soothing bases of cardamom. Try Dolly if you like things on the fruity side. If you prefer something more refreshing, Enya is your girl!
Mercury in retrograde has been know to really pile on the stress. This can really amp up issues in the relationship department – both professional and personal. Make sure to take time to sooth yourself with some mediation or a warm bubble bath, of course, with candles!
Our fave chill time candles are Lena • Lavender & Chamomile Classic Candle and Cher • Jasmine & Rosewater Classic Candle. Lena is a classic herbal lavender blend that immediately helps to melt the days stressors away. Cher has a more complex, luxe floral blend with a comforting base of warming clove.
Sometimes you can't fight the moonlight (thank you, LeAnn Rimes) and you have to ask yourself "what is the PURPOSE of this?!". Mercury retrograde is really asking you to slow down, take a breather, and make some changes to help ease your journey. This is a great time to journal and meditate.
Get out your notebooks, find a cozy spot and light up our Patti • Warm Leatherette Votive Candle or our Stevie • White Sage & Neroli Tall Votive Candle. Patti has pensive notes of eucalyptus, sage and warm leather – great for engaging your inner poet. Stevie's herbal notes of white sage and bright neroli help promote positive energy.
This can be a very healing and transformative time. Instead of focusing on the inevitable mishaps and toe stubs that may occur (my number 1 brain fog move - ughhh), take this time to explore your creativity! Break out the paints, make a festive wreath, bake some pumpkin bread – just enjoy yourself. If you make a mistake, who cares! You're doing this just for yourself so leave that toxic perfectionism at the door.
Light up something inspiring! If you're in the Spooky Season mood, light up the Morticia • Black Rose & Thorns Votive Candle for it's notes of dewy rose and plush peony. If florals aren't your thing, our Willow • Palo Santo Tall Votive Candle has been known to get those creative vibes going with notes of magical palo santo and soft, resinous woods.