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Mercury went into retrograde on September 17. For the next three weeks, we will be experiencing the effects of of our dear friend Mercury. This is the planet associated with the mind, speech, and overall activities with the throat chakra. The ongoing retrograde will teach us about mindfulness when articulating our thoughts, points of view, frustrations, and desires. Acting as a mirror to our selves and our ego, through the eyes of our friends, colleagues, and family.

Mercury being in Libra is all about how we relate to “the other,” and how we can better improve and nourish our sacred relationships. This is the time to truly analyze what triggers us, and how we can maneuver around the stubbornness of the ego. Mercury is notorious for its unpredictable behavior, which can be quite frustrating, and worrying. Yet we must remain higher minded, and realize that all these little things happening are not sufficient enough to break us down, and they are simple reminders on what we have been incapable of seeing.

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Infuse the moment with positivity; remember that all the circumstances in your life are reminders of what you’re doing and how you can transform it to a better level. Don’t make any decisions, wait and analyze the situation before you jump. 

Gotu Kola Leaf Tonic for the Mind


Add 1 cup of boiling water to 1 T of dried Gotu Kola herb. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and Enjoy!

As an iced tea: After in cools down a bit, add a few ice cubes and your choice of sweetener. I recommend a pinch of coconut sugar.

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Medicinal Properties:

Spiritualyl: Calms the spirit and clears the mind

Physically: Regenerates brain tissue and anti-inflammatory.

Emotional: Invites a meditative mood to your day-to-day

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Adriana Ayales is a Founding Creator and botanist. When she's not writing for Vivala.com, you can find her at the apothecary Botica & Co. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.