What does Mercury Retrograde mean?
As the name suggests, retrograde is when a planet appears to go backward in its orbit, as viewed from Earth. Astronomers refer to this as “apparent retrograde motion.” The term retrograde comes from the Latin word” retrogradus”, which literally means “backward step.”
Astrologers believe that the Moon, stars, planets, and Sun affect happenings here on Earth and that each planet in our Solar System rules a different aspect of life. Like the Greek messenger god it was named for, Mercury is said to govern transportation and communication. Those who dread Mercury’s retrograde motion say that, when the planet travels backward, its power to positively influence these domains are stifled, leading to chaos.
To help to ease this transition, we have created a beautiful candle ritual as a tool for empowerment and “energy building.”
~ Stop, take a deep breath
~ Set your positive intention
~ Light your candle and repeat the beautiful poem of positivity
Allow your candle to burn in your sacred space or altar, during meditation, at meals, or whenever you need a little more light of encouragement in your life. This candle was designed with this specific intention in mind.
This fantastical candle is hand-made and hand-poured with beautifully scented essential oils of sage, clove, and bitter orange. It is crafted with energetic gemstones of garnet and obsidian to symbolizes faith, love, devotion, and trust. Garnet and obsidian are most famous for balancing our emotional states, grounding, and protection.
Each candle Measures 1.5″ x 7 inches tall and is long-lasting with a burn time of 80-100 hours.