Mercury moves into Pisces

Mercury turns direct on March 10th. After briefly backing back into Aquarius it is now re-entering Pisces.

Mercury has been going retrograde for the last three weeks no-one can say it wasn’t noticeable. The outbreak of the Coronavirus has created major mayhem with regards to international trade, transport, mass gatherings, health service, supply chains, and what-not. I am not saying the outbreak of the virus is linked to Mercury going retrograde, but the consequences, for sure! The elusive nature of this virus is very Piscean, very hard to pin down. Mercury is now re-entering Pisces and in due course, it will pass Neptune up. It is likely that once he is out of sight and jumped into Aries things will improve as other planets (Saturn and Mars) are also changing signs. But for the moment it rather looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

Mercury in Pisces can show a lot of empathy when dealing with other people, activating every mirror-neutron in the brain. This is a rather lovely aspect of Mercury in this sign, but alas, no matter how much empathy and compassion we carry in our hearts, we can not save the whole world. Mercury in Pisces is always on the look-out for a cause. He can advocate with missionary zeal on behalf of a greater cause. We may need his global perspective!

Another rather lovely facet of Mercury in Pisces is its artistic expression, especially when it comes to words. It is an apt placement for a poetic muse as he certainly has a way with words… And so, when Mercury passes through Pisces, it can a very inspirational, imaginative and creative time. But the downside is, Mercury in Pisces likes his creature comforts and, well, that poem he was going to write today? Oh well, it can wait until tomorrow…Procrastination is his pitfall. For Mercury in Pisces, temptations are everywhere and he is rarely able (or inclined) to resist them. Once he succumbs, he succumbs by several leagues. It’s hard for him to know his limits.

Self: It’s hard to say anything definitive about this particular facet of Mercury in Pisces. Not because of a lack of imagination, but rather, the opposite! Mercury is the most changeable and adaptable of all the planets and Pisces is perhaps the most chameleon-like sign. Mercury here can easily adapt to any new role. Thus, you really don’t know what to expect. But one thing is for sure, what you see is probably not what you get.

Money: Mercury in Pisces is not exactly frugal. He likes to play with money or spend it on everything nice. Better still, if he can spoil someone else with it. The downside is, where the hell did all that money go? It runs through the fingers like, um, water.

Social life and friends: Mercury in Pisces is always ready for amusement and distraction. Spending time with his favorite people is on top of the list. However, whenever there is a chance to indulge in, um, pretty much anything, over-indulgence is highly likely.

Home and Family: At home, Mercury in Pisces is trying to be and do everything for everybody. He listens to everybody’s problems and thinks it’s his job to solve them. This is a typical placement for self-sacrifice. Bonus advice: self-care is essential when trying to support others.

Work: In Pisces, Mercury facilitates communication with his own empathic note. But, in Pisces in this section of a horoscope can also indicate victimization. The one who shines a bright light casts everybody else into the shadow. Many people resent that and may respond by bullying.

Love: Mercury in Pisces is a romantic at heart. Without a doubt, he is certainly the most talented when it comes to whispering sweet nothings. On the shadow side, Mercury in Pisces can seek attention by painting himself as a victim. ‘How could anyone do or say anything bad about that poor old chap, after all, he’s been through!’

Career: Mercury in Pisces can stir some emotional waves, so if you need to drum up support, send a message with an emotional angle. Not a sob story (necessarily), but something that sparks the imagination and get’s people’s emotional attention.