Retrograde Survival Guide



It's that time of the year again babes... Mercury is in retrograde, and life is about to shift toward the wild side. What is Mercury retrograde you ask? When Mercury passes Earth in orbit, it creates an optical illusion that it’s actually spinning backwards. Crazy, right? In astrology, Mercury rules communication, travel, and technology, so you can expect a few bumps in the road in these areas. But fear not! Your Luxxe fam is here to give you some of our favorite self-care tips to survive the Mercury retrograde. We want to help keep you feeling your best, even when the world around you is spinning out of control.

Clean Your Space

If you missed out on Spring cleaning, now is your chance! It’s a great time to channel your inner Marie Kondo and tidy up. The name of the game during a Mercury retrograde is to control your controllables. When life around you is a little messy, you can always come home to a clean house to help you feel more grounded. Plus, who doesn’t love a long walk down the aisles of the container store to inspire some organization in your life?

Treat Yourself

Since Mercury rules communication, you’re bound to have some misunderstandings that may leave you feeling frustrated and down on yourself. Don’t forget to love on yourself a little extra during this time. Eat that cake you’ve been craving, buy the shoes you’ve been dying over, or book a glam sesh with your favorite Luxxe pros to help boost your confidence. We all deserve to be pampered, and this is the perfect time to treat yourself.

Say No To Screen Time

Technology is notorious for glitching during retrograde. Save yourself the struggle, and toss your phone to the side for a few hours. Make memories with your loved ones and revive your long lost hobbies. This is a simple way to relieve the stress of tech gone wild, and as naked as we feel without our phones in hand, you’ll thank yourself later!

Get Cozy At Home

Travel can be majorly disrupted during Mercury Retrograde. Instead of getting in your feelings about missing a flight or getting stuck in a traffic jam, plan for a night at home to curl up in your favorite comfy blanket on the couch. Simple things like lighting a candle, watching movies, or busting out your favorite bath bomb can alleviate the stress of being out and about while the world is extra chaotic. You can avoid getting stuck in a travel mess, and you can feel cute and cozy while doing it!

And lastly, don't forget to check in with yourself! Mistakes can easily happen during a Mercury Retrograde. It’s time to be extra forgiving with yourself and those around you. Daily affirmations can help lift your spirits and remind you that you’re a boss babe who can get through anything. No matter what life throws at you, or if the retrograde leads you off course, remember that you shine brighter than all the stars in the universe, and that’s something that will never change!