According to stargazers and planet watchers, cosmic chaos is upon us. Why? MERCURY IN RETROGRADE. Bum bum bum...This means irritable humans, inflated egos, technology meltdowns, and travel nightmares. Fear not! Astrologers tell us that with a little work, we can thwart this planet's moody mischief. We collected some tips from the interwebs and added some of our own because laughs are important during this tumultuous time.
1. Do not overindulge.
That half-gallon of ice cream will be extra regrettable with Mercury in retrograde. An abundance of anything during this time (including alcohol—sorry), is likely to make you lash out, resulting in arguments with those around you. Love sugar as much as we do? Let's just start apologizing now.
2. Think twice (or as many times as it takes, really) before an impulse buy.
Word on the street is Mercury likes us to be frivolous with our spending. Psh, rude. Anyway, to protect your piggybank, avoid the car dealership and Amazon Prime...that "one-click buy" button will surely take you down if the car salesman doesn't get you first.
Always a good idea! But we're not talking about regular breathing; we're talking deep belly breaths that start low and move up to your chest. Try five in a row and then repeat, but please don't pass out because Mercury probably loves lawsuits. Check out this Bustle article for a full list of meditations and better instruction.
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