Mercury, the planet of communication will enter Pisces on Tuesday February 5, 2013 at 9:55am Eastern Time where it remains until April 13, 2013. When this rational and reasonable planet enters the sign of dreams and fantasy, communication should be interesting! Conversations may be fleeting and in the moment or filled with deep emotions. Like the two Piscean fishes swimming in opposite directions, talk can ebb and flow in many ways.
Reason vs. Fantasy
Mercury focuses on logic and reason. It rules communication and information. Speaking, writing, telecommunications, computers, electronics and even transportation and shipping all come under this planet’s influence. This is an intellectual, left-brained kind of planet. Mercury is the messenger and strives to be objective, quick and clear.
This transit can teach us a great deal about living and being in the moment.
Pisces on the other hand, loves to explore dreams and fantasy. Mysticism, compassion, spirituality, glamour and illusion are all found in the Piscean realm. Practicality and reason are not emphasized in this sign’s domain. This is the world of magic where anything and everything is possible. While this can be enticing, it can also lead to delusion, denial and irrational behavior.
This particular transit will have each side vying for your attention when it comes to thinking and communicating. While Mercury wants it done by the book, Pisces wants it done by a delicate and beautiful picture book.
So how might this transit influence your day-to-day life? You may find yourself preferring feeling to thinking. If you are normally logical and straightforward in your thinking, you may find your mind wandering on occasion. You may also find yourself relying on your intuitive side a bit more. Information may just find its way into your mind without following any logical thought process. Thoughts may float in and out giving you just what is needed at the right time. At the same time, you probably won’t be as concerned with exact details and accuracy. Estimates, approximations and fuzzy logic will rule the day.
At the same time, watch out for fuzziness in other aspects of life. If you are expecting others to behave logically during this transit, you might be surprised. You may find that your interactions with family, friends and coworkers are a little fuzzy. They may not give you straight or clear answers. It is not necessarily that they are hiding anything; they are most likely being affected by this transit.
Don’t look to pin anyone down regarding definite plans or decisions. Be understanding and try to leave things as open-ended as possible. While you may feel like everyone’s being unrealistic while there’s work to be done, it will all work out in the end. A little daydreaming will be needed first in order to get back on track. This transit will help remind everyone to make a little time for make-believe.
Being in the Moment
Although Mercury likes to be efficient and progressive while planning ahead, Pisces enjoys timelessness. Rather than fight the energies of this period, use them to your advantage. Astrological transits have a great deal to teach us if we look at them positively. They can help us uncover hidden strengths and talents.
This transit can teach us a great deal about living and being in the moment. Mercury’s energy often causes us to be so efficient that we hum along without stopping to smell the roses. When this energy hits Pisces it is challenged to slow down and spend some time wandering among the clouds and stars. It is an opportunity to evaluate the current hustle and bustle in our busy lives. Can we just take time to be? If we do so, we just might find some magic in the current moment. Let this transit help you find it!