In my most recent newsletter, I discussed the relationship between Gemini and Mercury, being that Mercury is the planet that rules Gemini, the masculine air sign. Since Geminis are often related to socialization, speaking, communication, and curiosity — it makes sense that Mercury is its ruler.
Mercury is actually quite the powerhouse of a planet; it creates systems for communications and rules our nervous system, which is our body’s own communication highway. This planet’s energy is about mental capabilities — quick wit, thinking, opinions, logic; along with commerce, and transportation. That’s why when Mercury goes retrograde, we have to be extra cognizant of the way we handle our daily tasks.
Support Mercurian Energies Through Nutrition
Work with herbs such as rosemary, fenugreek, and mullein to infuse more Mercury energy into your life. Foods ruled by Mercury include carrots, quinoa, and mushrooms; they are helpful in keeping us energetically light.
Mercury deficiency can lead to brain fog, confusion, anxiety, and even physical weariness.
Remember that good health also means you need to keep your mind sharp and maintain enriching relationships in your life.
🌱 3 Herbs Ruled by Mercury
Marjoram: is a part of the mint family and a sub-species of oregano, so you can easily cook with it. This Mercury-ruled herb is a nervine, which helps strengthen the nervous system and calm anxiety. It’s a calming herb for overstimulation. Marjoram has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and can be used to help regulate menstrual cycles and hormonal imbalances in women.
Parsley: another herb most of us have used in cooking, parsley is rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. With continued use, parsley can also help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Parsley is also believed to be used as an aid for fertility, luck, strength, and even protection.
Fenugreek: is a hypoglycemic herb – it can be used to help lower blood sugar, which is helpful for supporting pre-diabetes + diabetes, or insulin-resistance illnesses. Reach for fenugreek to soothe mucus membranes and the digestive tract. This helps heal and soothe leaky gut syndrome, ulcers, and other lining-based intestinal issues.
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