Mercury is the planet that governs communication, technology, and systems of information exchange. When it's in retrograde, glitches happen, tea spills, and we're all left a little metaphorically "shook." Here's the good news: We can actually take advantage of this celestial event and come out stronger. As astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo put it, "REmember: REtrogrades mark a time to REview, REasses, REalign." Allow us to introduce a Five-Step Ritual featuring our 250 Mercury Retrograde Bath Bomb for your wellbeing during this time:
1. Use Your Smell
Before you review and realign, you need to slow down. Using your sense of smell invites you into the present moment.As you let your bathtub fill with water, unwrap the Bath Bomb. Take it out of the (compostable!) paper and gently take in the scent of the handcrafted orb in your hand. You'll smell cool notes of earth's energy and calming waters; these are meditative elements that Martha has carefully blended into each Bath Bomb. Each scent stems from an essential oil with incredible benefits for your rejuvenating bath ritual.
2. Acknowledge Water as a Sacred Ritual:
Before you get into the bath, consider the ancient history of bathing and the significance of water. Water is a cleansing power for body and spirit. The scared ritual of bathing has transpired across cultures and generations for centuries, which is why we suggest approaching your bath time as a meaningful, spiritual oasis. Don't just fill the tub, hop in, and let your mind race for 30-minutes. Allow the act of bathing to rinse away negative energy, and then reassess your intentions.
3. Set your Intention:
An intention is an act of setting a purpose or desire to manifest a specific outcome. When we create space for our intentions, they are more powerful. Use this bath as a time and place to hone in on these thoughts, especially as they pertain to Mercury Retrograde. Perhaps you want to set the intention of being able to listen to your body; maybe you intend to open your heart to feel your partner's love; perhaps you intend for your body to be vital, healthy, and strong. Whatever the intention, prepare to meditate on that thought as you soak.
4. Be Open to Realignment:
This step involves some reassessment. Mercury Retrograde causes movement and disruption, like plate tectonics—but instead of the Earth's crust moving—it's our lives. Sounds scary! Fear not. On the contrary, shifts can be used to our advantage. When things are in motion, they're easier to realign. Ask yourself, "Are there patterns or processes I need to change?" Some answers may come up that can help you manifest your intentions, so be open to hearing and accepting them.
After your bath, let's review. Write down the clarity you found and the intentions you set. Write about the feelings that came up. Write about the energy you cleansed. How does your body and mind feel? Write about how you will approach the following day, and perhaps approach it in different ways.
There you have it. We hope you REpeat as necessary, and use MIR as a time to grow—despite the discomfort. These spiritual baths can transform you...enjoy the journey.