Navigating Mercury Retrograde


Practical solutions for Mercurial troubles

The dread that creeps into people’s hearts concerning the retrograded motion of the planet Mercury runs the gamut between mild annoyance to outright, lifestyle-altering fear in the minds of the occult community. Those who lean heavily on astrology debate endlessly the nature, impact and details of this celestial phenomenon and likely will long after we are all dead. Regardless of the control it exerts on the lives of individuals, everyone can name at least one occultist who puts stock into the woe-bringing ravages of Mercury Retrograde.

From technological troubles to travel delays to communication breakdowns to the ever-frightful emergence of that one ex from long ago, the symptoms of this baneful star-weather are well-known. Maybe you reading this have experienced one or even all of these things. Maybe you’ve felt put-upon by these circumstances and felt powerless to thwart them as your life was turned on its head. For those not terribly fond of the idea of letting this continue, let us at Practical Occult suggest some lovely solutions for you.

Mercury is the culprit and, in many cases, the direct solution. Our line of Mercury pentacles can solve essentially any blight cast upon the life of a person as immediately as it sets in. Taking them directly one-by-one we find:

The Mercury Pentacle for the success of students travelers and negotiators is almost tailor-made for the solutions an occultist might frantically seek in the shadow of Mercury’s unkind backwards motion across the heavens.

The miracle-working of the Second of Mercury has shown many people remarkable results in turning seemingly hopeless situations entirely around.

The Fourth of Mercury is the communicator’s dream since the helpful Allatori can not only bring you knowledge you need, research avenues will never be closed to you, but also help you understand the minds of people otherwise hampered in their ability to get the point across.

The Fifth of Mercury’s door-opening claims are not merely literal (which can certainly help in the event of electronic locks malfunctioning) but are also figurative. Many magicians make use of road opening spells during Mercury Retrograde. Carrying one in your pocket with you is an excellent solution.

Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t also mention the Mercurial Mind Bracelet. When a truly all-purpose solution to an angry celestial event is needed, wearing this around the wrist can make anyone walk safely, smoothly and stylishly through life even if the sky seems to be falling.

This isn’t to say that Mercury Pentacles are the only items on offer to help, of course. The Third of Sol’s kingly aura can cut through stutters in social relations. The Fifth of Sol sees to it that one walks the royal road to one’s destination safely and with regal bearing. The Second of Venus is ideal to smooth over any and all mishaps, faux pas or ill-fated liaisons. This isn’t even going into the sheer amount of protective talismans on offer.

In short, Practical Occult can shield you against the wrath of Mercury so that you can live your best life.

This post was originally a Practical Occult newsletter dated May 27th, 2022.

Alexander Moore
Author: Alexander Moore

My name is Alexander Moore and I am a practicing esotericist with over two decades of active experience in several occult systems including Solomonic Magic, Conjure and other folk practices and Traditional Witchcraft. I am proud to provide coaching, mentorship and divination for occultists who are interested in taking their magic and their lives to the next level in a changing world.