Retrograde 101

When a planet passes the earth in its journey around the sun, it is said to be going retrograde. From our viewpoint on Earth, it appears as though the planet is moving backwards, but this is just an illusion. The planet that is passing appears to stop and move backwards... this is the retrograde period.

Then, Once the earth completely passes this plant in its orbit, the motion appears normal again, this planetary movement is called "direct".

Each retrograde cycle has a "Shadow-Period" 

This means that the retrograde planet s adjusting from the "backwards to forward motion". Because of this, you may feel the effects of a retrograde cycle for several days, even weeks, before it officially begins.


Retrogrades are a time to review projects already in the works or revisit ones we've set aside. Retrogrades turn our attention to the past and give us "extra time" cosmically where we can finish all the things we've started or even strengthen our plans, ensuring that we don't move forward on a cracked foundation. 

Old friends, lovers and past issues can resurface, giving us a chance to reconnect or revise. This can be useful time to resolve any arguments, revisit old ideas, research n idea or renew a commitment. 


Focus on the prefix "RE" : (which means to go backwards) When planning the best use of a retrograde.

Review, Revise, Reunite, Re-Do, Reconnect, Revisit, Renew, Revamp, Research



Truthfully, every retrograde is mad out to seem like it is the end of the world but for your entire life you will experience about 3 retrogrades every year. It is super important to learn how to handle this energy changes and thrive during this time. 

This Retrograde has us in Pisces, which will ask you to really handle your emotions. Remember this as we travel through this retrograde. 


This Mercury Retrograde has us working through Pisces Season, all fo our Crystal Bar Soaps have been created with intention. Check out our Jeweled Vision and Flow Into Self soaps. Jeweled Vision was designed to help with the energy of Mercury retrograde while Flow Into Self helps bring out the best in the Pisces Season. 

Both perfect to carry with your during this Retrograde.

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