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How Mercury In Retrograde Actually Affects Your Body And Energy Levels

How Mercury In Retrograde Actually Affects Your Body And Energy Levels

Mercury retrograde is over on Feb. 3th and Venus Retrograde ended in January.

Astrology fans will be well aware that as sure as the sun will rise, so too will there be another season of Mercury retrogrades this year. So prepare for life to start moving forward much more quickly.

This is when we will feel very heavy energy & emotions, maybe for some even difficult lessons. If you feel alone this is a time to connect with others. Our mind is running more than usual and one can find many tweets on Twitter about how it affects many people.

In case you were wondering, Mercury retrograde is likely responsible for that weird urge you have to reconnect with your ex, those technical issues you’re facing and perhaps even that brain fuzz you’re experiencing when it comes to making decisions and plans.

But its effects aren’t just limited to your mental state. Yep, it even extends to your physical state as well — fun! Everything from your energy levels to your skin may feel the effects of the changing astrological landscape and its ensuing energy.

Here’s what you need to know about how Mercury retrograde is impacting your body, energy, and mood (and how to deal with it).

HOW IT’S AFFECTING YOUR ENERGY LEVELS
Expect to have more or less energy than you’re used to, particularly of the nervous variety. will either sap you of your usual zest and leave you feeling lethargic, or fill you with chaotic, scattered energy that might have you feeling restless, unfocused, and anxious.

According to astrologer Helen Frost, how you channel said energy during Mercury retrograde is pivotal.

“The body will inevitably be holding all this volatile energy which can be super creative, great for dance, for sport, and creative inspiration,” Frost told Bustle.

“However it can be a challenging few weeks emotionally, and it would be easy to misdirect this energy which could have unpredictable and serious repercussions.”

On the flip side, that lethargic feeling could leave you wanting to skip your circuit workout and sleep all day.  The best advice?  Stick to your daily routine as closely as possible, channel excess energy into exercise or creative pursuits, and don’t make any major life decisions when you’re feeling low or anxious.

HOW IT’S AFFECTING YOUR SKIN
The stress and upheaval of this time are likely to show on your skin, which means it’s high time to invest in some self-care.

Whether it’s real or just your perception, you might feel that your skin looks dull and grey and that things like fine lines or under-eye circles are more prominent.

Regardless of what your skin concerns are, whip out that cooling jade roller and your favorite serum and spend some meditative time restoring hydration and plumpness to your complexion.

HOW IT’S AFFECTING YOUR DIET
One of the first places anxiety, stress, or nervous energy can affect is the gut. If you’re encountering some mental or emotional turmoil, chances are your stomach will follow suit and become far more sensitive than usual.

Unfortunately, this will coincide with a period where most people will feel the urge to eat more than normal to compensate for their exhaustion or stress.

Comfort foods like pizza and pasta will be front of mind but try to avoid excessive sugar, caffeine, or alcohol that could play havoc on your already anxious state, and make sure you’re loading up on veggies, fruit, whole grains, and satiating proteins to keep you full and energized.

 And finally, as with all periods of stress and turmoil, prioritizing your mental health is key . So choose to do things you know to serve you well, whether that’s a leisurely outdoor walk with your friends, following a yoga session on YouTube, a healthy brunch date, or an extra-long Sunday sleep-in.
 
In short: Treat yourself (within reason).
 
Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. —Parker Palmer
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