On Mercury Retrogrades, Roses & Healing Playlists

Mercury retrograde is an excellent period for going on a vacation or taking a couple of days off from work, for visualizing and creating art or music, for doing deep healing, resting, reflecting and re-evaluating. Check where your Mercury is placed on your birthchart, which house it is in and if there is another neighbouring planet there, as this can affect you differently according to such placements – whether it is your body and the opportunities you attract (Ascendant), your goals and career (Sun), your unconscious patterns and ways of nurturing yourself (Moon), mental frameworks and communication (Mercury return), your relationships and sense of self-worth (Venus), your sexuality and desires (Mars), your structures and boundaries (Saturn), your connection to spirit and the divine (Neptune), your capacity to heal and transform (Pluto), your individuality and sense of freedom (Uranus), or your sense of growth and luck (Jupiter).

During a Mercury retrograde it is also an excellent time to do some healing cleanses, some energetic replenishments and some chakra balancing. I keep updating my list of tips and tricks to stave off negative energy – one thing I learned recently is that rose oil and rose essence is excellent against negative entities. You can use roses in your home either as freshly cut flowers (but make sure to throw them away as soon as you see the first signs of withering, because otherwise dead flowers are harsh energy for your home’s Chi & attract bad luck), or you could burn some rose scented incense sticks, or use essential rose oil in your bubble bath and even in your tea (I’m currently passionate about a brand of Romanian black tea with jasmin and roses). Alternatively, and for a deeply sensual sleep, sprinkle some rose oil drops on your bed sheets as you can sniff their essence as you slowly drift to sleep. I also like to put some rose oil in my hair, for a more naturally perfumed experience.

For centuries roses have been associated with femininity and love, the fulfillement of one’s own deeply intimate wishes. Which makes me think that perhaps there is a link between ‘being in our feelings’ and getting in touch with feminine energy and protecting ourselves from toxicity, negativity and low vibrating relationships.

And just to complement this romantic and dreamy energy of the current Mercury retrograde in Pisces with the focus on rose essences, I offer below a list of some of the songs I consider to have deeply healing messages, songs that spark emotions within and can help guide you into a different world for a while. I’ve collected these songs throughout the years and they have helped me get through some very dark times, times when getting up and going about my life was nearly impossible, when letting go and moving on proved more difficult than I thought. My heart was broken only to be repatched again through the healing and universal power of music. I hope these songs serve you & remind you that in spite of everything, life is beautiful.

You can return to this healing playlist everytime you want to get into your feelings, during this deeply spiritual Mercury Retro in Pisces or beyond:

Jeff BuckleyHallelujah

The NationalVal Jester

The AntlersKettering

Doris DayDream a little dream of me

Nils FrahmPromises

Massive AttackProtection

Fka TwigsCellophane


A Silver Mt Zion 13 Angels Standing Guard Round the Side of your Bed

Lamb Gabriel

Ólafur Arnalds ft. Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir Particles

Bon IverSkinny Love

The Everly BrothersAll I have to do is dream

RadioheadThe Pyramid Song

Rihanna feat Mikky EkkoStay

Glass AnimalsCocoa Hooves

MadonnaTake a bow

Cat PowerI found a reason

My Bloody ValentineSometimes (best with headphones)

TindersticksDick’s Slow Song

The XXOur song

BushLetting the cables sleep

With universal love,

Lexi <3

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