I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Mercury retrograde is here. Today kicks off the first, 3-week-long astrological stint you know and
hate love have complicated feelings about of the year. Through February 3, don't be surprised if, say, you get a text from that person who ghosted you a few weeks back, or if your computer randomly kicks the bucket. As the ruler of all things communication, travel, and technology, when Mercury enters retrograde, things are almost certain to get a little weird.
That's why we're lighting this new, crystal-infused candle from Birthdate Co., which is formulated to help you ward off the "bad vibes" Mercury retrograde infamously brings. The limited-edition Survive Mercury Retrograde Candle ($42) was made specifically to help buyers make it through this first bout of 2022's retrogrades, thoughtfully crafted with a reading and amazonite crystal to help you muddle through the next three weeks.
This limited edition candle/crystal combo is specifically formulated to help you get through the first Mercury retrograde of 2022. Light it up for good vibes, all retrograde long.
If you're not familiar with amazonite (or crystals, in general), the turquoise gemstone is known for its supportive and healing properties. According to Rachel Lang, astrologer and author of Modern Day Magic, this specific type of feldspar (a type of lustrous rock found in the Earth's crust) is commonly associated with a sense of calming, self-awareness, and self-love.
"Feldspar is associated with the sign of Aquarius, which is the sign Mercury is in when it goes retrograde," Lang says. "Amazonite helpful for purification and peace. It helps with restoring a sense of inner balance, free from worry or fear... This is a spiritual stone, one that can help us feel more connected to the cosmos and to our spiritual guides and helpers."
Lang explains that since amazonite is known as the peacemaker's stone, it's helpful for bringing purification and peace during periods of uncertainty (aka, this first go-round at Mercury retrograde.) Restoring senses of balance, soothing worries and fears, protecting from and diffusing negative energies—these are all benefits the aqua-colored stone can bring.
"During Mercury retrograde, things feel more intense because we’re more aware of what isn’t working in our lives. We face minor delays or frustrations to help us course-correct and move from fear into power," Lang says. "’[Amazonite] is protective and balancing for our spiritual, mental, and physical bodies. It's peacemaker’s stone, but peace starts with the inner self. This stone helps with restoring inner calm, and that allows you to be a peacemaker in your family, community, and the world." All this, and it's no wonder Birthdate Co. decided it was the stone of choice for their Mercury retrograde candle.
Spark this candle, spark some joy
As for the candle itself, each comes in a reusable, 8.5-ounce glass that promises more than 45 hours of burn-time. You probably know Birthdate Co., for its line of personalized birthdate candles—the Survive Mercury Retrograde candle follows a similar concept, just applying the personalization to this exact moment of Mercury retrograde as opposed to a birthdate (the dates are clearly printed on the label).
And the buried amazonite stone isn't the only thing that makes this candle essential for surviving these next few weeks. Its new lavender vetiver scent was crafted specially to invoke feelings of grounding, balance, and peace. Blended with notes of fresh bergamot, zesty orange flower and geranium, and calming cedarwood, these hand-picked aromas deliver a sense of instant calm when things get hectic. So when you do get a text from your ex or your computer spontaneously crashes, you can strike a match and feel as cool as a cucumber.
Judging from the previous Mercury retrogrades, these next few weeks are going to be... something else. Rather than getting swept up in the chaos and imbalance this astrological event can bring, arm yourself to embrace it with Birthdate Co.'s Survive Mercury Retrograde candle, available online until the next Mercury retrograde of 2022.
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