MERCURY IS EXITING RETROGRADE BUT ITS SHADOW IS STICKING AROUND: STOCK UP ON THESE SELF CARE ESSENTIALS BY ZODIAC SIGN IN THE MEANTIME
BY: LISA STARDUST
Little known fact: there are actually three phases to Mercury retrograde. The pre-retrograde zone when Mercury begins to slow down, that began on May 14th. The actual retrograde which is when the communication planet starts its moonwalk, which commenced on May 29th and lasted until June 22nd. And, the post-retroshade transit which is when Mercury recovers its steps for the third time, which lasts until July 7th. All of these phases can affect us greatly, which is why we are in need of some self-care post-retrograde.
Here are some tips for each sun sign to practice during the post-retrograde phase to decompress until July 7th.
Aries rules the head, which is why a nice head massage is ideal for Aries to loosen up their anxieties — especially after Mercury retrograde. A gentle head rub will help to reduce stress and will allow the ram to have a calm sense of being.
The best way for the ball to implement self-care is to have a hearty meal, one that will fill them up and make them feel a sense of peace. As an earth sign, they’ll appreciate the marvelous sensation their tummy will feel from good food.
Well, it sure has been a long retrograde for the Mercurial sign Gemini. All the more reason why the airy zodiac sign should take a moment away from their phones and emails in the name of self-care to think about how to mend recent miscommunications.
The crab has successfully stayed away from all the drama That has occurred over the past few weeks from the retrograde. They should still stay in their cocoon and rest until July 7th to about the post-retrograde aftershocks that are still permeating in the air.
Every Leo adores their big mane of Hair. This is why a great self-care activity will include an indulgent hair mask to treat their scalp to goodness. A luxurious hair mask will not only heal their hair, but also awaken their senses to life post-retrograde.
We know Virgos like to keep their personal space tidy. Being that a new season has just begun and Mercury is direct, it’s time for them to let go of the possessions that they no longer need will make them feel energetically lighter and calmer.
Libras like to indulge in the finer things in life that heal their bodies, minds, and spirit. They like to pamper themselves. A restorative face mask will get this airy Venusian sign back into the swing of things post-retrograde and help them revive their glow.
Scorpio needs someone or something to vent to, which is why journaling their emotions will help them detox their hearts and minds of all the negative vibes they are feeling. They’ll emerge, as they often do, like a Phoenix rising into a better emotional place.
Adventurous Sagittarius has spent a lot of time during this retrograde ruminating over relationships. Therefore, the best way for them to implement self-care during the post-retrogrades is to take a nice walk outside and breathe in the fresh air to gain clarity on their situationships.
Capricorns work hard, therefore they should treat themselves to something extra special post-retrograde. A manicure and pedicure with summer’s hottest colors will serve as a form of satisfying self-care treat for the sea-goat. They may even be inspired to try out cool nail art, too.
The water-bearer runs around all day in order to be hospitable to others. Therefore, a nice foot massage or rub down will let them relax their energies. They’ll also benefit from having a warm foot soak or by wearing moisturizing socks to bed at night.
Being a water sign who’s represented by sweet and gentle fishies swimming in the ocean, Pisces will relax and unwind in a healing bath. Their stresses will melt away after twenty minutes bathing in warm water with a glass of Epsom salt in the bath.
Looking to learn more about your Zodiac Sign- Check out Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating the Cosmic Rite of Passage by Lisa Stardust!