Mercury will be in retrograde motion from Jul. 26 to Aug. 19 — right smack in the middle of summer, threatening to stress us out of our happy place. But just because we're in a retrograde, doesn't mean our lives have to start going backward, too. There are plenty of ways to fight the effects of planetary motion, and spending a little bit of time preparing yourself for the potential issues that might arise will go a long way. So, that in mind, you'll want to know about a few items that will help you survive Mercury retrograde in summer 2018, because it might be a lot to handle on your own.
With a combination of soothing products, luxe touches, and distractions from your everyday complications, you'll be ready to greet all of the challenges that Mercury retrograde brings with strength and ease. Here I've put together a list of retrograde-busting products that will help you keep your head on straight during the next few weeks. There's nothing that Mercury retrograde will throw you that you can't handle, especially if you're staying well-rested, organized, tuned into yourself, and mentally sharp. Just hang in there, stay positive, and remember that we're all going through the same thing.
Amethyst is known for it's calming effects. Wear this stone around your neck or keep it in your pocket so that you can refer to it when you need a little grounding. Simply running your fingers over the smooth stone is relaxing.
If you tend to lose things during Mercury retrograde, you'll want to use a Tile Tracker during this time. All you have to do is attach it to something you might lose and track it via the accompanying app on your phone.
If Mercury retrograde has you feeling sore, uncomfortable, and on-edge, give yourself a break with a pair of uber-luxurious house slippers. These shoes will make you feel like you're walking on fluffy clouds, giving your mind and body a much needed touch of hygge.
A little bit of luxury will make bed time feel a little bit more restful, especially when you're going to bed with an extra load of stress from the day on your shoulders. This pillow will help you feel just a bit more comfortable when you need it the most.
Block out the noise, literally! If you have trouble sleeping during this time, get yourself a sound machine so that you can stop those obsessive thoughts before they even form. You'll drift off to sleep like a baby with this device in no time.
Not only does a nice smelling candle make you feel good, but the sight of a soft flickering light can be calming. Find a candle scent that brings you to a happy place and light it every day of the retrograde.