Horoscopes to Get You Through Mercury Retrograde in Pisces
On March 5, the first of 2019’s three Mercury Retrogrades will occur — and it’s in Pisces! Mercury, the planet of communication, will turn retrograde and head out of Pisces and into the sign of Aries until March 28, 2019. If you look at the energy of the planets through the lens of magick and alchemy, you will see that even a retrograde planet is a powerful on—you’ll just need to know how to work with its new vibe and not against it!
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Mercury rules communication and when it’s direct, he speeds through the cosmos delivering messages, sparking ideas, and sometimes even provoking a fight or two! Just like anything else within our universe, there’s a moment where even the planets need to take a break to restore balance and conserve energy. When Mercury goes retrograde, the energy of the planet turns within and his normal speed slows down to a snail pace.
Learning to Take It Easy
To match Mercury’s magic and energy, you’ll need to slow down. Many of us have become so accustomed to speeding forward in our own lives. Sometimes it even seems like we’re spinning tops! Mercury asks you to calm and center yourself while he cosmically works to rearrange and set up opportunities in your life. Mercury’s job during its retrograde phase is to teach you how to be more conscious of the words you’re using, what you’re agreeing to do, and also to pay closer attention to detail. That means no signing any contracts without reading the finer print first!
Because Mercury rules communication he has the potential to bring back conversations, people, and opportunities of the past. For some people, this can be in the form of old relationships that you may or may not want to revisit again. The memory of you and the moments you shared with someone, or even the work that you put into that relationship has a tendency to bubble up to the forefront. You can often expect a text message, phone call, or carrier pigeon; the universe may even arrange itself so that you actually cross paths! Follow your feelings and intuition with this, as well. Maybe sparks fly again, or maybe this is the cosmos showing you that you have outgrown this situation and should celebrate that fact.
Slowing Down and Seeing Potential
Because life can be so fast paced, we can find ourselves making quick decisions and never looking back at them. We’ve moved forward and are already thinking about “the next big thing.” Mercury retrograde is the universe’s way of seeing potential in old projects and presenting them to you again to see if you’re interested and if you’ll say yes. Maybe you have made a decision in the past that you now regret. Well, it’s Mercury retrograde that will bring it back so that you can fix it and try again!
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The universe understands that no one is perfect. It also knows that you’re wired to grow and to constantly evolve. For that, there was a miracle that is created—a chance encounter—that’s given to you as a generous gift from the stars to reconsider, revamp, and to resolve. That cosmic miracle is—yup, you guessed it—Mercury retrograde!
What Treasures Await You?
On a lighter note, Mercury is the planet that rules objects, memories, and things of the past. As an avid antiquer, I have always used this time to pull away from my desk. Mercury retrograde wants me to slow down and do some thrifting or explore a few estate sales. Mercury retrograde is notorious for helping people stumble upon incredible pieces of treasure or maybe old momentums that spark memories and feelings that they forgot existed! You could even find treasures being sold for pennies that hold incredible value and monetary worth!
Get Rid of That Which Is Holding You Back
Lastly, Mercury retrograde is the ultimate chance to totally declutter your space of things that are working to block your blessings and steal your joy. This is not only physical things that we have a tendency to hold on to, but also mental and emotional clutter. Maybe reorganize your schedule—how very Mercury retrograde of you!—to make more time for mindfulness. Take breaks for healthy lunches, or to call and reconnect with friends and family. Also, it’s an ideal time to simplify by throwing away or donating outdated things that you’ve outgrown. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure—and chances are the person is under Mercury retrogrades spell too!
Horoscopes for Mercury Retrograde in Pisces
Aries (March 21–April 19)
This is the last thing you probably want to hear, Aries, but patience and balance is your friend during this Mercury retrograde phase. Instead of pushing for action, take a deep breath and allow the universe to show you how to make your move. This will help you progress. Just take a deep breath, and allow things to fall into place.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Use this time to pull back from the world and be more selfish with your time. Listen to your intuition and how it’s guiding you to self care. You don’t need to apologize for protecting yourself and your energy levels right now.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini, the universe seems to be bringing you either new love or creative projects that spark excitement and butterflies in your stomach! If it feels good to you, say yes! Life is meant to be lived and Mercury retrograde is giving you a gift through creative projects or love.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancer, you’re a sign that’ll need some extra time for self care during this retrograde phase. Clear your schedule, cancel appointments, and be unapologetic with your boundaries. Mercury Retrograde is here to protect you.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Flexibility is needed during this time, Leo. Try not to be too stubborn and frustrated when Mercury retrograde starts to switch things up around you. Remember, any revamps made during this time—even the ones outside of your control!—are there to serve a purpose for your highest and greatest good. Trust.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgo, I see the chance for opportunities and growth for your career, money, and home environment because Mercury retrograde is bringing in past opportunities. Double check your inbox and voicemails! There should be a gift of growth there this month!
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libra, this Mercury retrograde is showing you that you’ll need to let go of people or things that aren’t as giving to you as you are to them. You are a natural giver so this may be hard for you, but listen to what the universe tells you. Stop trying so hard with someone or something. Give space and allow Mercury to show you what you need to see now.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpio, Mercury is working to create the perfect recipe for you to achieve full self-mastery and independence! Be open to switching things up by observing what has worked and failed for others. Apply it to yourself, while still keeping your own unique needs and goals in mind. Stay open and flexible to your personal growth.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius, for you I see a focus on money and security. You may not want to hear this but Mercury is highlighting conserving your resources and revamping or applying a budget. Once Mercury goes direct you’ll have more of nest egg saved up for your usual adventures, but for now collect your coins! There’s an opportunity ahead of you in the upcoming month that you’ll want to have additional money saved up for.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Your own healing and balance is what this Mercury retrograde has for you! Take time and process any hurts and disappointments during this time—something is bubbling up and tugging on your heart, Capricorn. Tend to it.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarius, Mercury retrograde is known for throwing a wrench into your plans sometimes and this is designed to slow you down. If you don’t heed this planet’s warning to be conscious and mindful you can find yourself in a mess that will be too much to dig yourself out of. Take a breather and slow down. This is a great time for you to go on vacation or a staycation! Escape for a little while, Aquarius!
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces, you’re a natural dreamer and I see your old visions and creative spirit stirring to life again under Mercury retrograde! Look for inspiration through travel—global images will inspire you and change you for the better! Maybe use this time to plan a trip you’ve always wanted to take to a place you’ve never been before…especially near the ocean or sea!
Jessica Wiggan, an astrologer, tarot card reader, and owner of Behati Life apothecary knows the planets, and knows how to make them work for you. Here, she shares how to harness Pluto’s energy during its retrograde period to survive, thrive, and ride this magickal energy wave to your best self.
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