Fix your schedules ⏰
The high-flying mercury is suddenly slowing down in the sign of Virgo. With your sensory wanderings slowing down, too, it will be easier for you to cultivate physical and psychological well-being.
If you’ve had faulty schedules or are struggling to cultivate a constructive habit, then this is the best time to do so. Working towards your well-being and regulating your schedules during this time will enhance your productivity in all sectors of your life..
Eat foods that will soothe your nervous system 🥦
Mercury retrograde in Virgo could slow down your metabolism. Take care of your digestive system. Your nervous system, though in a shell, will still be working harder while contemplating the deeper questions. Besides, Virgo is also a sign deeply connected to your digestive system.
While you do the deeper thinking, avoid eating heavy meals, and most importantly, chew your food properly. Eat more berries, peaches, cherries, red grapes, watermelon, oranges, avocado, quinoa and green leafy vegetables. Take double care to hydrate yourself, as water will impart more clarity to your thoughts during this transit.
Let meditation take root ️ 🧘♀
Meditation does not essentially mean sitting in a difficult pose and vehemently concentrating on your breath or trying to do something exceptional. Even simple day-to-day acts can be turned into meditation. The hard thinking that you do during this transit could lead to a significant drop in your energies.
Trying to meditate rigorously could further drain you. Read a book, eat chocolate, opt for music or aromatherapy, dance - choose the activity you like and do it with complete awareness. Do what you like, and meditation will come naturally to you!
Have green fingers 🌱🖐️
Grow something this retrograde. Mercury naturally relates with plants, while Virgo is a sturdy earth sign. To overcome the tedious effects of this retrograde, get back to the natural ability of growing plants.
Even if it is a single potted plant, grow it and spend some time with it every day. This, too, is one of the most effective forms of meditation. Growing and spending time with plants will promote your healing and support the spiritual awakening happening during this retrograde.
Journal your thoughts 📔🖋
There’s nothing like writing your feelings, especially this retrograde. Your creativity will be at its height, and so will your perplexion. So vent out while you share your most intimate feelings with those paper pieces.
Volunteer or donate to charities 🤝
This retrograde will bring out your philanthropic side. So instead of suppressing or modifying it, follow your heart. A service-oriented viewpoint will be one of the central themes of this retrograde and propel the growth this retrograde is trying to bring you in.
Be around children 👶🍭
Children have natural and invaluable wisdom. While you retract this retrograde, make it a point to spend some time with children. Playing with the tots will help you unwind and neutralise your welled-up negative thoughts.