We are welcoming the first Mercury Retrograde of 2019 in the watery, intuitive sign of Pisces!
Mercury is making its triannual retrograde at 29˚ degrees 38 minutes of Pisces on March 5 and won’t go direct until March 28. The Mercury Retrograde pre-shadow, so to speak, will show its effects as of 19 February and the after shadow will end around 7 April 2019.
This year, Mercury Retrograde is coming at an interesting time. In addition to the energy of the retrograde, there will also be the Pisces New Moon and Uranus moving into Taurus just a day later! This is a lot of heavy energy. But not to worry, yin and yang, this period is definitely not all bad.
EFFECTS OF MERCURY RETROGRADE
Depending on which house Mercury is in on your personal Natal Chart, is where things will go topsy turvy. Anyone with their sun, moon, and/or rising sign within 26˚ to 36˚ degrees of Pisces will strongly feel the effects! To know this, you will need to know where the sun was in relation to the eastern horizon sun rise or set at the time of your birth.
To find out if this is you, and how Mercury Retrograde will affect you specifically, click here to get your personalised reading!
Mercury rules intellect, education, communication, and all matters of the mind.
This means any and all matters relating to communication may be affected. You may experience stagnation, frustration, delays, misunderstandings, communication breakdowns, communication errors, trouble expressing yourself, technology malfunctions, disruptions, mechanical breakdowns, lost luggage, unstable internet, and more.
Given the above, it is not advisable to make any concrete plans during this phase. Avoid jumping ahead or marching forward with fierce determination. Mercury Retrograde often brings upon new understandings of ourselves that may change our direction or motivation for something we previously felt so certain about.
Venus’ position in your chart will direct us to where these specific effects will be in your life. To find out where your Venus is in your natal chart, and to find out how Mercury Retrograde will affect you specifically, click here.
Mercury in Pisces: the sign of spiritual harmony, dreams, and intuition.
During this watery Mercury Retrograde, we will feel encouraged to travel through the deeper, darker parts of our soul. This will reveal to us new insights, buried truths and a deeper understanding of our inner self. Which is pretty perfect for Pisces Season, given it is a time of self-care, relaxation and re-evaluation.
It is a time for cleansing and releasing all that is not needed to move forward allowing and welcoming further abundance. It is an opportunity to go over plans and positions, check what needs to be prepared and/or altered for the next phase to come. We need to mimic Mercury in a way, by slowing down, going back over things and then taking the time before forging ahead.
Our emotions, dreams, intuition and creativity will be given the chance for an upgrade if we slow down and allow it. Connect with yourself, be open to the messages of the universe. For further insights on how Mercury Retrograde will affect you, get your personalised reading here!
MERCURY RETROGRADE & HEALTH
During this phase, you may feel more tired than usual. This is a sign that rest is necessary. You may experience mental fog, so take it easy with your big plans! You may even experience some hay fever symptoms, such as a sore throat, a weak digestive system and vocal chords. As the mind is foggy susceptible to wander off to LaLaLand, we may be more accident prone.
This is a time to watch what you are eating and schedule the time for physical rest and acts of self-love and self-care – cue the bubble baths!
Just remember, Mercury Retrograde, with its frustrations, malfunctions and all, is actually a blessing in disguise! Once Mercury is going direct again on 28 March, we may feel as if we have gained new insights and have a deeper understanding of our inner and outer world. And then we can march forward with our new, replenished, self.
I wish everyone a safe and calm passing of the Mercury retrograde.
Love and Light always.