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Surviving a Mercury in Retrograde

Have you been feeling a little unhinged lately? I certainly have, the ground feels uneven, my toaster malfunctioned, I see my words coming out with a harsher tinge than usual. I’m generally pretty blunt, but it’s been off the scale recently. It’s no excuse to be rude but I hear Mercury is in retrograde again!

Don’t go out and replace you malfunctioning technology or electricals like I have, instead take stock, relax, re-think, re-assess and think before you talk to avoid whiplash till the 10th March.

Survival Guide Steps to Mercury in Retrograde.

  1. Don’t panic – It’s only 3 weeks.
  2. Re-Assess – now isn’t the time to dive into anything new. Take the time to go over and improve what you already have in place.
  3. Mindful Communication – Mis-communication is a common occurrence at this time, double check emails, think before you talk and be wary of jumping to conclusions.
  4. Talk to your Technology and Electricals with Kindness – often technology and electricals fail or glitch up during a retrograde, see step 1. (don’t panic), take a deep breath and come back to it later.
  5. Cleanse – a quick way to calm, cleanse and reset yourself and your space. Try sound, sage, salt, palo santo or resin.
  6. Ground with a Crystal – Cleanse your crystals and carry the crystal around in your pocket that draws you in. Trust your intuition or I can suggest: Labradorite (Reveal the Hidden), Black Tourmaline (Traveling), Hematite (General Survival), Amazonite (Clarity), Lapis Lazuli (Communication), Fluorite (Peace & Harmony), Quartz (Clarity & Focus), Shungite (Technology),
  7. Invest Time in Meditation – In order to re-assess and refocus clarity of mind is always the best starting point.

Don’t panic, you’re not alone. I have noticed many people coming lately for readings to assess direction and pathways open to them, it is a good time for this type of retrospection to unveil a sharper clarity in your pathway forward.

If you feel the need to connect we are here at Tongue & Tonic (474 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick) to help with all your grounding needs, even if it’s just a chat and a cup of tea.

Light & Warmth

Jemima and Vicky


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Choosing a Crystal or Letting a Crystal Chose you.

Have you ever walked into a Crystal shop, been sooo overwhelmed by the choice and then left with something you weren’t sure you needed or nothing at all? Although it works for some of us to go with an intention of which crystal is right or as a gift to assist another, it is also important to let the crystal choose you. How do you do that? You may be asking. Well perhaps give this a try…….When you grace your chosen crystal shop, head to the crystals, close your eyes take a deep breath, centre yourself, open your eyes and pick out the crystals that attract you. After you have made your selection read the meanings (not before!) You might be surprised that the crystal that has chosen to help you speaks to your subconscious needs rather than feeding your conscious intention. Seek deeper insight for your journey and challenges.

Light and Warmth

Jemima Rose

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How do you Cleanse?

Have you ever cleansed your Home? Your Car? Your Work or Study? Yourself?

Have you ever felt you needed to stand in the sun to reboot or refresh, move the cobwebs on. It is important to cleanse, to move on the old energy so the new energy can flow in to reboot, nurture and create balance, harmony in your spaces and in yourself. At Tongue and Tonic we like to use all manner of cleansing, we are often burning incense, charcoal resins, candles, sage or palo santo, waking up the sound healing bowls with a ding, waking the crystals, changing the light bulbs in the salt lamps, spritzing ourselves and topping up the essential oil diffuser. Any or all of these cleansing tools create a harmony and peace in a space and in ourselves.

Happy cleansing.

Light & Warmth