MERCURY IN PISCES: MARCH 3 – MAY 8
Mercury moves into Pisces on Saturday, March 3rd and because of retrograde
motion stays there until May 8th. We only get retrograde Mercury in Pisces every 7 years and have not seen it since 2011. Every 7 years, Mercury retrogrades will be in water signs pitting the logical nature of Mercury against the emotional nature of the water signs. We have Mercury retrograde in Cancer this summer and in Scorpio in the fall.
Mercury’s debilitation is cancelled by the Venus conjunction March 2-26th so this
lightens this difficult transit in March but not in April. James Braha is fond of
saying that cancellation of debilitation is like losing a limb and getting a
prosthetic. It helps but it is not like it is normal.
Mercury is debilitated in Pisces which bring out nervousness, being spacey,
depression, too many thoughts and being too talkative and during the start of this
transit he is involved in a planetary war with Venus until March 6th when he can
get ahead of the mind verses pleasure energy. This will be good for bringing
out a more fun-loving disposition where Mercury will enjoy a more creative and
imaginative side of business or trade with fresh and original ideas. This is a good
time for writers and musicians that may have see the fruits of their efforts
produce a fine harvest later.
Still the word debilitated gets misunderstood. For Geminis and Virgos it may mean lower energy and a need to get more rest and it may create increased mental activity and a restless mind. Since Pisces is a very spiritual sign, so Mercury’s logical and practical and rational energy can get lost here in pursuing too many philosophical or spiritual pursuits, can be prone to depression or be subject to false Gurus or advisors.
Because of the Venus conjunction, at least in March, Mercury’s brighter side will come out it and it can become more imaginative, involved in humanitarian services, sensitive, intuitive, artistic and deeply mentally probing. Probably it is more a problem after March 26th when Venus goes into Aries.
Mercury goes retrograde March 22-April 15th and this may be a particularly
difficult one once Venus leaves Pisces so stay on top of backing up computers
and being redundant about communications. Mercury is the trickster, in Pisces he delights in frustrating us with things not working so learn to be patient. Still it can bring out miscommunication and
If you have a lot of writing projects to do, get them done before March 26th. Mercury is debilitated in Pisces because he can get lost in spiritual dreaminess and not pay attention to the logic that runs him. Make sure that your pipe dreams are run through the filter of logic and practicality.
Virgo rising will experience a 7th house transit making relationships difficult
particularly if you are known to have communications issues anyway. Fuzzy minds are not able to communicate with partners well or learn routines or habits. Virgos often attract spiritual partners and the conflict between their practical nature and their partner’s emotional nature can be frustrating.
Gemini rising can do better with this transit in March as it supports status and career
development and March will be better with the exalted Venus conjunction. Without Venus’s help after March 26th, Geminis may be not practical and serious enough at work and be too into having fun rather than being responsible. This can prevent a meaningful sharing of ones skills and lead to frustration. The key will be to stay focused and responsible and not get lazy or take on too many projects which will scatter energy.
The Shoulder stand in yoga can help the mind get a bit more focused and use the Warrior pose to activate the third eye to bring attention and alertness to work.
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