MERCURY for a looong time in PISCES (Feb 10 – Apr 16), incl. Retro Phase (March 5 – 28): Tuning & Communing. Openness & Fluidity of the Mind

3 Feb

Oceanic Quantum Greetings, dear Cosmic Friends!

“How can I be connected with the Quantum Field?” you may ask….
You ARE IN the Quantum Field.
That’s like a dolphin asking, ‘How can I be connected with the ocean?”

So, that’ll be quite the shift from abstract, systemic AQ which MERCURY loves to the oceanic interconnected mystical worlds of PISCES.

Swift, brainy, practical MERCURY isn’t per se ‘well placed’ in PI (considered ‘in exile’ there – “What am I doing here..?”).
Not so much about doing, and even ‘active thinking’.
Rather in an ultimately watery way:
Having an open mind, being fluid, flexible, and receiving messages.

Straight-forward communication turns into energetic / psychic tuning in and communing with one another, with Nature, and the larger ‘field’. 
A wonderful time for creative inspiration that’s beyond words, and of course for music, dance, poetry, film, photography, all art-as-fusion.

And for spiritual, transcendent No-Mind realizations.

We have 9 weeks (super long for MERCURY!) to get into and used to that state-of-Mind.


MERCURY’s quite striking main connections with other Planetary Archetypes, while in PISCES add to the ‘Zeitgeist’ vibes:

  • A triple conjunction with NEPTUNE in PI:
    Feb 18 (M pre-retro), March 24 (M-r), Apr 2 (M post-r)
  • A triple sextile to SATURN in CAP:
    Feb 19 (M pre-r), March 20 (M-r), Apr 7 (M post-r)
  • A triple square to JUPITER in SAG:
    Feb 22 (M pre-r), March 15 (M-r), Apr 11 (M post-r)
  • A triple sextile to PLUTO in CAP:
    Feb 23 (M pre-r), March 16 (M-r), Apr 10 (M post-r).


So there’s obviously / yet mysteriously a process in the making for our mind (MERCURY) and how we relate to the themes of these other Archetypes, within and in the ‘outside world’.


Neptune Rules Pisces
Painting by Johfra Bosschart

Let’s see what that may present itself, in the first round of Connections from MERCURY / pre-retro:


FEB 18 – just before the VIR – PI Full MOON on FEB 19
MERCURY meets NEPTUNE (1 of 3)
Initial initiation / attuning of MERCURY.
Can be on a personal level big confusion, illusion, unclear communication where boundaries aren’t respected.

On a deeper, more transcendent level, it’s all about connecting and communing, and tuning of the mind – there’s only ONE of us here….!
Also the SUN going into PISCES that day, plus it’s the eve of the Full MOON – which all calls for fluidity, flexibility, care, and connection.


FEB 19 – Day of the Full Moon in VIR – PI
MERCURY in PI sextile SATURN in CAP (1 of 3)
Seems to reflect  / transmit spiritual teachings of the sextile between SATURN and NEPTUNE (also triple contact this year, 1st one was JAN 31).  How can you be in the World, yet not of the World, and let Form and Formlessness, Being Rooted and Letting Go be reconciled?


FEB 22
MERCURY in PI square JUPITER in SAG (1 of 3)
Also a reflection of the triple square between JUPITER and NEPTUNE in PI this year (1st one was JAN 13).
Allowing things to be fluid and easy, giving and receiving messages-as-gifts, tapping into abundance mode, rather than feeling overwhelmed. Allowing the Heart direction & connections to unfold.


FEB 23 
MERCURY in PI sextiles PLUTO in CAP (1 of 3)
On an inter-personal level: Avoid ‘fishy’ dynamics that can lead to unnecessary waste time and energy, or overwhelm and exhaustion.
Let Spirit be your counsel, and 
speak through you.


MERCURY in PI goes into pre-retro ‘storm’.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the flow of life.

First days of MARCH
MERCURY at the very end of PI almost meets CHIRON which will be just barely over on the ARIES side of the ‘Emergence Point’.
Speaking authentically from the Heart and Soul in a way you wouldn’t otherwise is healing for ALL.


Then, on MARCH 5
MERCURY (at 29°39′ PI) goes retro, until MARCH 28 (back to 16°06′ PI).
Being ultra fluid, and definitely don’t believe everything you think (are these even your thoughts?).

Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Point of Enlightening Insight’

MARCH 20 – APR 5
At the end of its M-r Journey, back to mid-PI MERCURY will connect in slow turnaround mode with NEPTUNE, basically from the Equinox Full MOON (MARCH 20) to the ARIES New MOON (APR 5).
Super Oceanic Retreat & Clearing Energy…

Blessings for the sublime PISCEAN Time!


More about MERCURY in PI, esp. its Retro phase in one of the next ASTRO~NEWS posts – stay tuned!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger





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