2 Astrological Phenomenons = Big Opportunities for Change

Heather Askinosie|May 05, 2022

At first glance, Labradorite is the same shade of light, sooty gray as the planet Mercury. However, looking at it from different angles offers up thrilling flashes of blue, purple, green and even fiery oranges and yellows. This ability to illuminate new ways of seeing makes working with Labradorite super essential during tumultuous Mercury Retrograde periods. While we are usually told to hold on tight and weather MR's dreaded storm, Labradorite reminds you of all the power and potential still untapped within you.

When we're dealing with problems in our lives, it's oh-so-easy to forget our potential, our strength, our unseen powers. So when you're dealing with Mercury Retrograde's chaos, focus on the potential benefits, not just the problems! Work with Labradorite's dazzling flashes to remind yourself to look at problems differently: instead of simply whining "why is this happening to me??" ask yourself: "why is this happening for me?" or "what lessons can I learn from this situation?"

But wait, there’s more: 5 days into Mercury Retrograde there’s a TOTAL lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 15th! Eclipses are super intense periods of personal growth, shaking up our realities and helping us see things differently. When you combine this with Mercury Retrograde’s destabilizing influence, you have a huge, supercharged opportunity to expand, reach a higher level, and pay attention to areas in our life that need to change.

When forces outside of our Earth’s plane affect us, the celestial magic of Labradorite (considered to contain the vibrant Aurora Borealis phenomenon) helps us learn to adapt instead of resist. Things feel extra unpredictable now, so staying centered and grounded is key!

How to use Labradorite:

  • Lay down on the ground and hold your Labradorite crystals in your hand and place one over your third eye. For as long as you’d like, practice simple breathing exercises and feel the physicality bring you back into yourself and ground yourself firmly especially during Mercury Retrograde + the lunar eclipse.
  • We are also feeling extra powerful vibrations lately with Labradorite jewelry. Crystal jewelry provides more direct contact, more interaction, and more physical connection. You can also wear your Labradorite jewelry to remind you of your potential and also to stay firm yet flexible.


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Heather Askinosie

Heather Askinosie

Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.

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