by Barry Rosen

Mercury moves back into Pisces on April 11th in the evening and stays there until early May.  Mercury’s debilitation will be cancelled by Venus conjunction  in Pisces April 15-May 3rd so the worst part of the debilitation is probably April 11-15 when Venus is not there.  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. When with Venus in Pisces April 15-May 10th, Mercury will bring 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. Geminis may need to have to work harder to focus at work and be productive and not get caught up in wanting to play.

Because of the Venus conjunction, in April,   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 just a few days April 10-15th.

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. Venus transiting the 7th from Virgo is not helping much as planets in the 7th act like they are combust and have weak energy.   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.

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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Of course all transits are dependent on your natal chart, what dasha you are running how many Ashtakravarga Bindu points you have in  a sign so always consult a professional astrologer before you get caught up in fear and worry about things that will not happen.

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