Mercury's stay in Pisces is prolonged by turning retrograde in this sign on February 6. The planet backs into Aquarius on February 12, turns direct there on February 28 and returns to Pisces on March 17.
Traditional astrology considers Mercury in Pisces to be a difficult placement.
The reason is that Mercury is primarily concerned with data and details. Watery
Pisces, however, is about instincts and feelings. It is interested in fusion and
the big picture, which can make Mercury's grasp of facts a little fuzzy.
is more impressionistic when Mercury is in Pisces. Feelings are paramount, which
can lead to confusion when one is looking for precision. Finding the words to
express the vastness of Pisces can be challenging, as well. Using symbols, images,
art and music can be good ways to capture these big concepts that go beyond the
boundaries of ordinary language.
can be a good time to move outside the limits of ordinary perception and speech.
Intuition and imagination can work more easily at this time. The censoring aspects
of the mind are looser, allowing a wider, if less precise, picture of reality
care may be required to keep normal communication on track, since we all may be
hearing and seeing in less objective ways. Accounting skills can give way to artistic
ones, yielding brilliant dreams, but less than clear numbers.
surprisingly, there are many musicians born with Mercury in Pisces. They range
from the tortured: Kurt Cobain, Andy Gibb to the torturing: Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper
to the talented: Celine
Dion, Elton John.
chameleon-like quality of Pisces serves actors John
Travolta, Glenn Close, Peter Fonda and James Caan, to name a few. Commentaries
by Camille Paglia, Ellen Goodman and George Stephanopoulos reflect Mercury in
Pisces' wide range of views and social interests. Similar qualities may be found
in fellow Merc in Pisces Ralph
Steinem and Al
more on Mercury see An
Interview with the Messenger by Alice