The first Mercury retrograde period of 2019 begins on March 5 until March 27 in Neptune ruled emotional, mutable Pisces. Mercury does not perform well in Pisces and is considered in its “fall” (debilitated and weak). So in addition to the usual confusion associated with Mercury’s backward orbit, we may feel more emotionally and mentally uncertain. Pisces rules the hidden and unseen, so be mindful whom you trust. Sneaky or shady behavior could be on the rise. Along with protecting your data and devices from the typical retrograde mayhem, shield your energetic field and keep your boundaries firmly intact, certainly a challenge during Pisces time.
While Gemini and Virgo individuals will feel their ruling planet’s disruptive energy the most, Pisces and the other water signs of Cancer Scorpio will also be affected. You may feel your ability to switch between and re-define your roles, take creative risks, and expand upon your successes will define your experience. This may be harder to explain to others than to pull off, so don’t let yourself get bogged down by doubters but just reassure them you care and keep moving.
As I’ve always said, using the “re” in retrograde is its best use:
Review - Mercury retrograde in Pisces is a perfect time for contemplation. Is your life heading in the direction you want? Are you happy, fulfilled and charge? If not, think about what steps you can take to put yourself on the right path.
Reconnect - It’s important to avoid the hive-mind – I’m looking at you Facebookers - when communication is fraught with issues. But don’t be afraid to stay connected or get reconnected with your support system. You know who out there has your back.
Research - By now we know that trying to start something new is a frustrating undertaking. But researching how to accomplish our goals and how to enrich our lives is the good stuff.
Recycle – Sometimes there is treasure among the trash, you just need to look at it from a different angle. What can you re-work in your life?
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