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Published August 26, 2022

Mercury Retrograde: How to Thrive Within the Chaos

You may have heard that Mercury will be in retrograde soon but what does that mean exactly? We’re diving into the depths of what Mercury retrograde is about and how you can best survive these trying times!

What is Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury goes into retrograde a few times each year. Retrograde refers to when a planet at various times throughout the year appears to reserve its direction in the sky. In 2022, it’s happening from January 14 -February 3, May 10 -June 3, September 9 -October 2 and December 29 -January 18, 2023.

When Mercury is in retrograde, things seem to be thrown off normal course. This is because Mercury makes ‘inferior’ conjunction with the sun, re-setting its synodic cycle. During this time it’s normal to feel as if your schedules are mixed up, situations are ruined by simple misunderstandings or everything seems like you’re moving two steps forward and one step back.

How to Thrive During Mercury Retrograde

With so much going on and mishaps almost guaranteed to happen, it may seem impossible to thrive during this time. The next time Mercury is in retrograde is during the Virgo and Libra season. This can be a stressful time for many. Luckily, there are a few things you can be doing to combat the fear and anxiety that comes with Mercury retrograde.


Because Mercury is the natural ruler of Virgo, it’s not uncommon to feel more anxious than usual during a retrograde. Allow yourself some grace and take some time to veg out if you feel like you need it! There’s nothing wrong with a little beauty rest and our ‘Chill Out’ cannabis is designed to help get you there.


With Mercury retrograde in Libra, relationships are another concern. Friendships and romantic partnerships can become challenging at this time as other people’s flaws become more pronounced. Instead of worrying about this coming to fruition, take it as an opportunity to work on strengthening your existing relationships. Our ‘Turn On’ cannabis just might be the perfect solution! Not only will it get you in the right mood to explore your romantic partner sexually but it will help you connect and increase intimacy during such a hectic time.


Virgos are notorious for their work ethic and are known for their productivity so experiencing a retrograde in Virgo can be overwhelming. Take this time to go easy on yourself and take a break from all the work when it’s needed! Of course, this is easier said than done but our ‘Zone In’ cannabis range will harness calm and focused energy while allowing you to dig into your creativity.

Make the Most of Retrograde

Mercury in retrograde doesn’t have to be an anxiety-ridden period! If you’re willing and open to lean into your self and are patient with your relationships with others, it can be a lot of fun. Of course, our range of cannabis products makes the experience that much better! Shop Forbidden Flowers today to get your hands on the best weed we’ve got.


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