Light-winged messenger Mercury is the planet that swings closest to the Sun, speeding through a single sign of the Zodiac in around 3-4 weeks.
In the art of Astrology, this small spinning celestial ball activates our communication styles. It affects how we connect with others whilst also influencing how we think, travel, move and process information… not much then!
But what’s worth knowing, is that in addition to the position of this planet in your natal astrology chart, Mercury has a daily influence on our collective horoscope, determined on its current Zodiac sign, plus any major aspects it makes and of course…. whether it’s currently moving direct, or in retrograde motion (the horror!)
When Mercury spins through Pisces, the mutable water, and very last sign of the Zodiac mandala, what does it mean for the collective?
Under this sky, we can feel a lot like we’re moving through a dream world.
An astrology that makes it hard to distinguish fact from fantasy, you’ll likely spend a lot of time with your head in the clouds (much to the annoyance of your boss!) Accepting this, submitting to the subconscious haze of this Mercury sign and allotting good chunks time over to daydreaming is probably the best tactic – forcing your mind into little boxes just won’t turn out well when Mercury comes to stay in Pisces.
Develop Your Sixth Sense
With empathy on overdrive (as is often the case when water signs are activated – hello Cancer & Scorpio) you’ll likely develop a sixth sense for what others are about to say under this transit. Intuition reins supreme and connections with others will be based more on what remains “unsaid” than what the words spell out.
BUT… a word of warning.
In full “dreamer” mode and with your imagination way out front, be wary of making assumptions. You might think you’ve got it all figured out, but Mercury in Pisces has a tricky way of blurring the lines between what’s true, and what we want to be true. So check yourself – are you making up what you want to hear?’
Emotions Take Hold
Under this Mercury sign, you could also find yourself pouring out your heart and soul to whoever will listen (and Mercury in Pisces makes us all pretty good listeners). There’s nothing wrong with this – the vulnerability that rises at this time will make you stronger. BUT don’t lose yourself. Or your day. Or somebody else’s day (we all know how it feels when that polite “How ya doin’?” is met by the outpouring of some stranger’s bleeding heart and their tragic life story. Don’t be that stranger, lol).
Meditation, art, poetry, and story-writing are all potent mercurial tools of connection for this time. New ideas could come from unexpected places under this astrological transit, so supporting yourself and your mind with enough quality sleep will also be invaluable. Keeping a dream journal could also be infinitely revealing…
Three to four times a year Mercury moves retrograde through the skies, unleashing an (often unjust!) fear across the conscious and astrologically-minded community. Is Mercury retrograde right now? Here are the dates to watch out for in 2019:
- March 3rd – 28th (through Pisces)
- July 7th – August 1st (through Leo/Cancer)
- October 31st – November 20th (through Scorpio)
Want to Read About Mercury in Other Zodiac Signs?
- Mercury in Aries
- Mercury in Taurus
- Mercury in Gemini
- Mercury in Cancer
- Mercury in Leo
- Mercury in Virgo
- Mercury in Libra
- Mercury in Scorpio
- Mercury in Sagittarius
- Mercury in Capricorn
- Mercury in Aquarius
- Mercury in Pisces