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You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one. ― John Lennon
As Mercury the planet of communication floats into dreamy pre-verbal Pisces, we are also entering the shadow period of Mercury Retrograde!
Romantic – maybe! Confusing – definitely!
Mercury in this last sign of the Zodiac is renowned for its many qualities, including compassion, empathy and intuition, which no doubt all our relationships can benefit from. However, with the Retrograde starting so soon after it enters Pisces, the first week in April is when we are most likely to enjoy the benefits rather than the challenges of Mercury, in this watery sign!
Meanwhile, the down side of Mercury in Pisces is a lack of detachment and some confusion, which can easily complicate communication in relationships. When Mercury is in Pisces, we can become very adept at ‘reading between the lines. However, our interpretation of what we are picking up - particularly with those we love, is often subjective and based on our feelings at the time.
During this time we may also assume that if others truly love us, they will intuitively know what we are thinking and feeling, and therefore there is no need to use words. We all know full well how this can end up…!
One of the gifts of Mercury travelling through Pisces is an increased desire to resolve conflict in a peaceful way. Our intuition may also draw us closer to our twin soul, as our desire for a spiritual connection with a significant other is likely to increase.
Mercury Retrograde – Feb 16th – March 10th
As if Mercury in Pisces isn’t confusing enough, it also goes retrograde on the 16th and moves right back into Aquarius from March 4th to the 15th! So we get the opportunity to re-visit, re-view, re-consider, re-think…whatever is going on from Feb 2nd to the start of the Retrograde on the 16th! It’s definitely well worth paying close attention to what’s been going on in your relationship dynamics since the weekend!!
As always with retrogrades – but particularly in Pisces – it’s best to avoid any important communication via electronic means! Even phone conversations may result in misunderstandings during this time, so it’s better to talk to loved ones face to face. It’s also not a great time to sign any legal factual documents. It’s a good time though to go back over creative projects and listening to music can be very soothing.
If you are consciously intuitive and psychic, grounding and boundaries are critical during this transit, as the boundaries are thin and it’s easy to get a little lost in space with so much information coming through. Keeping a dream journal can also be helpful.
The gift of this particular retrograde is that whilst Mercury is retrograding in Pisces: Feb 16th – March 3rd, it’s a wonderful time to revisit our hopes and dreams for relationships based on unconditional love. We may find it easier to forgive and let go of past relationship challenges, as we recognize the soul reasons why we went through them.
More information on key dates for this transit will be posted in our daily Facebook blogs, although the accuracy of the dates can’t be guaranteed as I have natal Mercury in Pisces! :) MG
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Margaret Gray, MSW. and Armand Diaz, Ph.D., set up 'Relationships and Astrology' in 2016. They offer relationship astrology consultations to individuals, couples and families, as well as courses in Relationship Astrology. They can be contacted via: www.relationshipsandastrology.com
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
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