Here's Everything You Need to Survive Fall 2021's Mercury Retrograde

Mercury going retrograde messing up your life? We've rounded up all the essentials you need to deal with this annoying cosmic event.

By Emily Spain, Mallory Carra, Kristine Fellizar Oct 04, 2021 9:15 PMTags
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Let's all take a deep, calming breath. Mercury retrograde is here, and it's hitting a lot of us pretty hard.

From now until Oct. 18, expert the cosmos to keep wreaking all kinds of havoc on your life. Expect laptop issues, miscommunications, plans falling through, and random texts from exes wondering what you've been up to after all this time. Since Fall 2021's Mercury retrograde is happening in the sign of Venus-ruled Libra, prepare for some D-R-A-M-A in the relationships department as well. 

Whether or not you believe Mercury is conspiring against you, the supposed side effects of the phase can be annoying. The good news is, this is the last Mercury Retrograde of 2021. You can yourself against the mishaps caused by this cosmic phenomenon with help from cleansing kits, powerful crystals, astrology handbooks, and calming handmade candles. Libra is also the sign of luxury and beauty, so a refreshing skin mist can help keep you glowing through this exhausting period. 

So take a moment to relax, meditate, and reassess. Then, check out all the Mercury retrograde essentials we've rounded up to help you get through it unscathed.

29 Things to Take Your Self-Care Ritual Next Level in 2021

GL X Urban Mystic Experience Pack

Mercury Retrograde is a time of release and detox, so take the time to cleanse your surroundings with palo santo, sage, a clear quartz crystal, santal-scented candle and a selenite crystal wand.

The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life

During this delicate time, you're bound to feel triggered by people! This book will allow you to assess your compatibility with other astrological signs, and how you are predisposed to interact with your parents, friends, co-workers and more based on your sign.

Authentic Pink Himalayan Salt Rocks Lamp

Add a soft glow to your personal space and allow the healing power of pink Himalayan salt to soothe your worries!

Ariana Ost Attune Sound Healing Crystal Dish & Tuning Fork Set

Bring your nervous system in balance with crystal dishes paired with BioSonics tuning forks! Just focus on your breath and let the good vibes enter your space.

Sorry for Mercury Retrograde Coasters

You deserve to pour yourself a tall glass of wine after a long day. And don't forget to rest it on these coasters!

Mercury in Retrograde T-Shirt

Feels like Mercury is always in retrograde, doesn't it? Communicate it to the world by wearing the statement on a cotton shirt available in multiple colors.

My Mercury Retrograde Journal

Set positive intentions and work through your energy shifts by writing your heart out in a journal specifically designed for the cosmic event.

Phoenix Crystal Water Bottle

Feeling off-balance during retrograde? Restore your equilibrium with a water bottle that enriches your water with the power of crystals.

Freddie Mercury Retrograde Mug

Have truer words ever been spoken? Salute the memory of the Queen singer and voice your frustration about Mercury retrograde with a totally on-point mug.

The Sacred Ritual Release Bath Salts

This mix of activated charcoal-infused black lava salt and red alaea salt will help relieve what ails you and make you feel recharged.

Healing Black Tourmaline Orgonite Pyramid

The Healing Black Tourmaline Orgonite Pyramid will filter and balance the energy fields around you, so you can continue to live your best life, especially when Mercury is in retrograde.

Caudalie Grape Water

If your stressful day is making you heated or stressed, give yourself a refreshing boost with the Grape Water face mist from Caudalie.

Mercury Retrograde Protection Candle

Soothe your soul with the handmade candle's lavender and chamomile stress-relieving scent. Naturally, the Mercury Retrograde candle will ship to you once the planet goes direct.

Species by the Thousands Optimism Crystal Gift Set

Sometimes you need a little extra help and good vibes even when Mercury isn't in retrograde! This set includes five crystals and crystal clearing spray so you can benefit from the healing energy of Pyrite, Citrine, Sunstone, Rutilated Quartz and Rose Quartz.

The Mercury Retrograde Book by Yasmin Boland and Kim Farnell

We know Mercury retrogrades bring a sense of chaos to our lives, but have you ever wondered why? This book by astrologer Yasmin Boland and astrology expert Kim Farnell, will give you all the info you need to know about the astrological phenomenon and how you can make the most out of it.

Mercury Made Me Do It Candle

This candle is perfect for days when nothing seems to go right. It's a good reminder that it's not your fault, it's Mercury's and it's the worst. Get this by itself or bundled with sage for an additional $15. 

Mindful Modern Meditation Pillow

When the going gets tough during retrograde, remember to take a moment to meditate and center yourself. This cushion plus some meditation music will allow you to comfortably get in the zone!


Mercury Retrograde Ritual Kit Deluxe

From candles to crystals to essential oils, everything you need to protect yourself is in this deluxe ritual kit. Use this to create a daily ritual or whenever you feel like Mercury's effects are weighing you down. 

Goop The Martini Emotional Detox Bath Soak

Unwind from those long, tiring days with this soothing bath soak from Goop. It features Himalayan pink salts to help relax the muscles, chia seed oil to hydrate the skin, and wildcraft frankincense to calm the mind.

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