On March 9, 8:33 PM ET, Mercury entered Pisces after an extended stay in Aquarius linked to its retrograde cycle. Mercury will remain in the sign of the Fish until March 27: during this time, the doors of perception will open. We will have chances to connect with our intuition, give space to our fantasy, and explore different channels through which we can express ourselves.
While Mercury in Aquarius is rational, objective, and futuristic, Mercury in Pisces is sensitive, intuitive, and imaginative. During this transit, our receptivity to subtle energies and frequencies will increase, our habitual style of elaborating information may change, and we are likely to notice a surge of artistic inspiration.
Intuition, Creativity, and Going with the Flow
In Astrology, Mercury is the planet associated with logic, rationality, critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Its condition gives us information about our learning style and our way of gathering and assimilating information and data. Mercury is at home in Gemini and Virgo. In Pisces, the Messenger doesn’t express its qualities as we would expect, as this is not a sign that is inherently rational, logical, or linear.
Mercury wants to understand reality logically, while Pisces relates to it through feelings and sensations. While Mercury wants to plan and organize, Pisces prefers to improvise and decide intuitively. For this reason, during the upcoming weeks, we may find it hard to stay focused or engage in analytical, linear pursuits. Respecting a fixed schedule and routine may be more challenging than usual. We may prefer to go with the flow and see what shows up on our path: this attitude could lead us to unexpected and beautiful destinations.
Mercury in Pisces: Exploring New Channels
While Mercury is in Pisces, we embark on a journey to the realms of dreams and infinite possibilities. This transit will support our spiritual awareness and increase our desire to relate with life through all of our senses rather than only through the rational mind. We are likely to pick up information that isn’t immediately understandable logically through channels that we may not be familiar with. While on the one hand, Mercury in Pisces will support our intuitive capacities, on the other, it may be challenging to tell the difference between reality and fantasy, fact and fiction.
During the upcoming weeks, we may find it challenging to connect with our common sense, logic, and practicality. With Mercury in Pisces, we tend to see the highest spiritual potential of everything, everyone, and every situation. It is advisable to make an effort to think objectively and take into account the details and the facts of what’s happening in the present moment before making important decisions.
Mercury conjunct Jupiter and Neptune: Opening the Doors of Perception
During its journey through Pisces, Mercury will join Jupiter and Neptune, the traditional and modern ruler of the sign. Mercury aligns with Jupiter on March 21, increasing our need and desire to search for the meaning and the purpose of life. We may feel drawn to explore new spiritual philosophies, deepen our metaphysical studies, and seek intuitive, experiential learning modalities. This combination enhances the activation of our right brain, inspiring non-linear ways of thinking, expressing ourselves, and perceiving reality. We will likely be focused on the big picture and, possibly, miss out on some details.
Shortly later, on March 23, Mercury perfects its conjunction with Neptune. The Mercury-Neptune conjunction will magnify our intuition and open the doors of perception. We may channel information from other planes coming through during dreams or meditative states and become extremely receptive to the feelings and thoughts of others, almost to a telepathic level. A downside of this aspect can be a sense of brain fog and confusion and difficulties concentrating for long periods of time.
We will begin to feel the Mercury-Jupiter-Neptune alignment around the time of the Full Moon in Virgo, on March 18, and approximately until Mercury enters Aries, on March 27. This triple conjunction will incredibly amplify our sensitivity and could catalyze the development or refinement of extrasensory abilities, healing gifts, and psychic talents. Mercury, Jupiter, and Neptune will bring our attention to the imaginative, the intuitive, and the abstract, facilitating a new understanding of the fabric of reality.
Mercury enters Pisces: Importance of Discernment
Altered states of consciousness are likely to be easier to access throughout the upcoming weeks and our creativity is going to be supported by this transit, particularly by the Mercury-Neptune conjunction. Our writing may be especially inspired and poetic, all creative pursuits and artistic activities that provide us channels for self-expression will be favored.
During this transit, our feelings and our emotions, as well as the feelings and emotions of others, could strongly affect our way of thinking and perceiving reality. What’s going on in the collective may impact us particularly strongly, and feelings of overwhelm may influence our capacity to think clearly.
With Mercury in Pisces, it is more important than usual to be discerning relative to what we take in and allow into our field, particularly in terms of news, information, and energies. As we are likely to be more sensitive than usual, our boundaries may be more permeable: it is advised to pay attention to what affects us and in what ways, and establish an adequate filter accordingly, to protect our energy.
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