Crystals for Communication while Mercury is in Retrograde

On September 9th, Mercury retrogrades for its third of four times in 2022, and will remain in retrograde until October 2nd.

When the planet of communication appears to reverse its rotation – as above, so below – things can start to feel a bit out of balance here on Earth.

Miscommunications abound during these periods – avoid jumping to conclusions or making rash decisions. Be prepared for uncooperative technology and heightened emotions – in the digital age, this can be such a frustrating combination.

The best way to glide through these seemingly chaotic times, is to prioritize forgiveness and communication for yourself and for the people you interact with.

We have compiled a list of the best crystals for making your way through this season with communication at the forefront!

Clear Quartz:

amplifies + directs the flow of energy; “the master healer”

Tiger Eye:

fosters grounded optimism + practicality; increases awareness and balances the hemispheres of the brain


purifies energy + reveals truths; enhances focus + productivity

Optical Calcite:

enhances communication + mental clarity, allowing one to clearly see the root of an issue; clears blocked energy 

Black Onyx:

enhances wisdom + grounds unsettled energy

Blue Kyanite:

strengthens communication skills + increases energy; clears and aligns all chakras

Smoky Quartz:

encourages grounding + protection; enhances spirituality and community connection


connects with earth energy + the divine feminine; assists in clear communication + access to higher self-wisdom