March 2019 - Mercury's Retrograde through Pisces | this is our brain on drugs, dazed and confused, visionary ideas, having second thoughts, time to listen, time to remember, time to re-think this thing, feeling other people's words, a divine intervention, our past is given a voice, talking to ghosts

Mercury will station retrograde at 29 degrees Pisces at 9:19PM EST on March 5th.

(and yes, this is within hours of Uranus's ingress back into Taurus and yes, 29 degrees Pisces, an uber powerful degree anyway since it is the LAST degree of the zodiac, is also the degree Chiron spent much of 2018/2019 dissolving and March 6th is also when we have the New Moon in Pisces which is at the degree Mercury is going to station direct at the end of her retrograde at the end of March - this is BIG).

So, we get all the way to the very end of Pisces

(and keep in mind that Mercury rules Virgo and is in his/her detriment in Virgo's polarity sign of Pisces, so we already aren't thinking straight, and keep in mind the very end of Pisces is the very end of EVERYTHING) -

we get to the final decision/the final conclusion/the answer is just about within our grasp (the whole Chiron through Pisces victimization/self-sabotage/loss of faith journey, everything, everything that we need to release) - and then ...

Mercury (as us) - that whole brain on drugs thing - I am blaming legal weed for this one - is required to re-think something.  

Another look is needed. We missed something. The "i's" are not dotted (and no, hearts don't count). Maybe there is a "t" left uncrossed, somewhere back in chapter seven. Everything is not the way we thought it was. The truth shifts. Our reality shifts.  

We have to re-think this!

And we have to re-think this with a brain that is frying on the sidewalk. 

We are going to have to DOUBLE CHECK everything.

And yes, it makes me tired to hear this, too. I want ease and comfort and somebody to tuck me in and read me a bedtime story ... and someone to finish this annoying jigsaw puzzle that is taking up my entire coffee table with its excessive amounts of baby poop colored browns and winter-dreary grays.

What do we really know?

Keep assumptions to a minimum because we could be looking through rose colored glasses now (or baby-poop colored glasses - things won't be quite as good or quite as bad as they seem). Boundaries are blurry. It can get harder to stay in our own lane. Answers only bring more questions.

Avoid alcohol and drugs under this aspect - the effects will be magnified.

Mercury is going to make a sh*tload of aspects during this retrograde and at the same time we are going to be dealing with Uranus moving into Taurus!

Something big is happening. We are going to be all over the place with something.

Between March 10th and March 24th, Mercury will - inconjunct Pallas, trine the North Node, sextile the South Node, conjunct the Sun, square Jupiter, sextile Pluto, conjunct Vesta, sextile Mars, sextile Saturn, conjunct Neptune and square Juno. Then on March 29th she stations direct at 16 degrees Pisces (on top of Neptune), and does alot of this again moving forward (some of the planets will have moved on). 

We are stepping into a portal where realities merge, identities dissolve. Very high frequencies can be experienced. But Mercury IS the trickster and Pisces/Neptune is tricky, too, AND always willing to show us that not only do we not know everything, but we are not even quite up to the task of providing a complete list of things we want to know about. Life is simply bigger than we are. So is Neptune.

A karmic past life cycle is completing. There is no stopping this ... and please don't try, because you are just going to have to do this all over again (or your children or their children will) and you will just be holding the rest of us up (not exactly, but since Pisces is also connected with 'guilt' I thought I'd toss that in there). The Age of Pisces is ended (ending) - the Age of Aquarius is here (coming). By the time Pluto moves into Aquarius in 2023, we will have already had Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius - everything is going to be different.

If we can release the need to try to control how this whole thing works this is going to go a whole lot easier.

As with all Mercury retrogrades - we do the "re's" - re-think, re-do, re-examine, re-search, re-peat, reunion, reminisce, re-vise, re-move (clutter ie the stuff that gets in the way of our life moving efficiently), re-visit, relax - this time focused on whatever is happening in our Pisces house.

The stuff we have done/said hastily or from too detached a space, will now be re-analyzed and gone over from a more intuitive/emotional vantage point. We downshift. Life slows down (or maybe drifts off course a bit).

This can be frustrating, but necessary. Maybe we will know how far apart our heart is from our head, by how far out of whack things get now. Mars will be in Taurus the whole time, kind of holding down the fort. By the time he gets into Gemini at the end of March, encouraging us to get moving on what we have learned, Mercury will be direct, too. By mid-April when Mercury starts covering brand new ground, we will be, too.

Situations and people from our past can show up because we are looking backward.

Pisces rules our collective 12th house - imagine the wheel of the zodiac and we are standing in our 1st house - we can't see the 12th house because it is BEHIND us. But just because we can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there helping and hindering us.

Well, now we can see it!

Mechanical stuff can encounter glitches. Rushing around will only result in stubbed toes, stressed out interactions and dents in our car (I once had three car accidents in a month when Mercury was retrograde, two of them in my own driveway!).

Something isn't quite ready for prime-time. Here's another chance to get it right.

Taking our time with important decisions, hesitating, being unsure of which direction to take, needing to think things through slowly and carefully and taking the time to listen and allow things to fall into place in their own right timing - are par for the course now.

This is not the best time to plow full steam ahead.

This is not the best time to sign a contract either, because things will come to light later that require revisions or our thinking (Mercury) can change after Mercury moves direct (end of March).

Now, sometimes things can't wait and contracts and papers must be signed and if that is the case - this would be a good time to READ THE FINE PRINT. No skimming. Get a lawyer or maybe better yet get a psychic - if they have any kind of game at all, they should be on top of it now - the psychic I mean, the lawyer will probably miss stuff, too. I would get one anyway though.

Use clear spoken and written language - and this won't be easy with Mercury moving backward through Pisces - we need to be doubly sure people are understanding what we are saying and that we are understanding other people, because wires get crossed now. And people will lie and maybe not even know they are lying. Secrets/behind door dealings will come out.

Double check that email before hitting 'send'. Mercury, the fleet footed messenger, rules things that are fast moving from our computers to our cars. BACK UP YOUR FILES. Check your oil.

Pisces is a water sign. We are going to be feeling what people are saying. We will be more intuitive. Other people will, too. On the other hand, our ability to "trust our gut" is dependent on what we have been putting in it. If we have just eaten a Big Mac and downed a Coca-Cola and we are thinking we know that this other person is telling us the "truth" or that some decision we are making is the right decision based more on feelings than facts, I would sleep on the whole thing and give that stuff - the words and the food - a couple days to digest ... first. Or even better, avoid that compulsion to pull through the golden arches in the first place.

Mercury/Pisces confusion is a collective thing. So we will all be sucked into it, BUT keep in mind your natal Pisces house has ALWAYS been the part of your chart where your boat isn't so tightly tethered to the dock. This isn't a rock-solid, stable area of life for you anyway. Mercury will bring your attention here, and his retrograde behavior will bring the need to revise, re-think, etc, but it's not like she is coming into a neat and orderly place and kicking up a mess

(of course, we do have Uranus into Taurus on the same day to take care of that part - ack).

Now, this is what is happening in the physical world. There is another level we are all working with, and in this higher level, in the ethereal realms, something else is happening. 

We are surrendering, allowing, receiving (Pisces) a new way of thinking/communicating (Mercury).

Mercury is doing a fast back and forth over our "divine wound", the ground Chiron just spent the last few years triggering. This is the space of shame, victimization, betrayal, grief, loss of faith and self-sabotage AND also the space of healing connection.

This retrograde is truly a divine intervention.

We are listening to higher frequencies. We are reminded of our old dreams, our past life stories and the stories of our ancestors (both helpful and hindering) that were passed on to us to see what we could do with them! 

The past and all that has been forgotten in that 12th house - is given a voice (Mercury) now. 

Our mind is going all spiritual ninja on us.

It will be important to stay attuned to what our body needs while our mind is thinking it's 5:00 somewhere.

We will need more sleep. We might need a couple days of escape. Let's schedule some rest/relaxation into our calendar now, so we have something to look forward to. Just keep in mind with Mercury retrograde our plans will need to stay flexible, and if traveling, it is best to re-turn to a place we have been before.

We are going to need to drink more water. We are going to need to meditate or do some mindfulness exercises. Time spent outdoors, and with grounded animals and plants (and babies!) will be time well-spent. We will be very sensitive to music while Mercury is retrograde in Pisces (and song lyrics and tunes will get stuck in our heads) - maybe now is the time to try something LIKE THIS.

We have made the transition internally - we are just tying up some loose ends. We really can all relax and see where our new intentions lead us. But, it may not feel like that because we are going to have Uranus ingressing into Taurus at the same time! I will do a post on Uranus into Taurus this week and the New Moon in Pisces post next week will kind of bring everything together.

xo all

note for people with addiction issues and for people who love people with addiction issues - this Mercury retrograde in Pisces could be treacherous, but also exactly the energy needed for a true breakthrough/healing

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