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Three Crystals for Mercury Retrograde

Updated: May 10, 2022

Mercury is the fastest moving planet in our solar system, and so retrogrades for about three weeks three times a year. Our first Mercury Retrograde of 2021 is in the sign of Aquarius from January 30 to February 21.

In Astrology, the period of retrograde is associated with a time of reflection.

Planets do not actually travel backwards through their orbits, it is simply an illusion caused by our perspective from Earth. This phenomenon perplexed ancient astronomers and the name Planet actually comes from the Greek “Wanderer.”

The retrograde phase often receives a negative connotation, perhaps spurred by the action-oriented, product-driven world we live in that frequently disregards cycles of rest and restoration. However, if you know the energies that are under influence the time of any planets retrograde can be used to take stock, re-evaluate, and pivot.

Mercury rules communication and travel so use the time to use your words precisely and enjoy a slower rhythm day to day while he travels back to the underworld.

Black Tourmaline

All Tourmaline has an amazing ability to be piezoelectric, meaning it generates an electrical charge when under pressure.

Metaphysically, this means that Black Tourmaline, also called Schorl, can dissipate the build up of stress and negativity through the power of transformation.

Like a lightning rod, Black Tourmaline can protect you from negative projections such as anger, envy, revenge, or bullying.

In this issue:

- Invocations for Black Tourmaline,

- Shadow-work with Black Tourmaline.

- Black Tourmaline, The Stone of Protection.

-Beautiful Art on every page!



Mercury retrograde energy pairs perfectly with the introverted vibration of Turquoise. Invoke Turquoise to receive the most out of retrograde season.

Turquoise has been sacred and magickal for humanity longer than almost any other stone.

Turquoise can be used to take stock, re-evaluate, and pivot.

In this issue:

-Invocations for Turquoise

- Understanding the Astrology of Retrogrades with Turquoise

- Refreshing Water Rituals

- Turquoise meanings from across time and space.

-Messages to inspire, motivate, and activate.


Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is often considered the pepper of the crystal spice cabinet, and is a great stone for both beginner and expert witches to work with.

Since so much of our world is coming in contact with computers, electromagnetic fields, and phones in response to Social Distancing, Smoky Quartz can support your body with these objects. Smoky Quartz gets its cloudy brown or gray coloring from coming into contact with radioactive materials inside the Earth. The electromagnetic alchemy that Smoky Quartz has passed through gives it a sympathetic magick for any kind of technology that might be overwhelming your life.

-Invocations for Smoky Quartz

- Diamond and Sigil Magick

- Smoky Quartz and Technology

-Messages to inspire, motivate, and activate.

-Beautiful Art on every page!

This is the first Digital Version of 52 Facets. Download comes with two files. The first is a "fold it yourself" version that uses the origami book fold. The second is an 8 page booklet. Both are .pdf for your convenience.


I hope you find the support you need with Black Tourmaline, Turquoise, and Smoky Quartz.

This Aquarius Season is predicted to be extra potent with lots of powerful and rare aspects gracing the night sky over the next month, including the Mercury Retrograde. Seek some energetic support from the Kingdom of Crystals with these crystals Blessed Be ~Khiri

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