From Mar 2002*
When Mercury is in Pisces, ideas are very diffuse, creative, intuitive, imaginative, and saturated with emotions. Thinking shows a strong capacity for empathy, idealism, discerning insight, and access into the creative channels of the subconscious mind.
This energy is known for being compassionate, empathetic, impressionable, psychic, mystical, and visionary. People may feel a need to retreat into solitude, meditation, contemplation, daydreaming or some artistic pursuit.
This energy can literally provide a channel into conscious reality from direct contact with the Divine Source more easily than any other combination. It is malleable, inspirational, and transcendent. Accordingly, styles of communicating may be vague, occasionally unfocused and fraught with feeling.
Under stress, communication and styles of thinking become helpless, hypersensitive, impractical, confused, disorganized, neurotic, fragile, secretive, deluded, gullible, unrealistic ... and in worst cases obsessive, paranoid, and completely out of touch with reality.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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Mercury in General -- Your Inner Selves of Learning and Work ---> Learning stuff, using your mind and putting it to work -- Like Venus, your Mercury energy describes two inner selves. One manages your mind and all its talents; the other is in charge of the work you do ... the ways you use your skills and abilities to help others and build the kind of life your want for yourself. Again, as with Venus, these are usually reduced to the basic categories of "mind" and "work," but they also include whole subdivisions of behavior and talents.
Mercury and the Miracle of the Mind -- Astrology's Search for Intelligent Life ---> As an Astrologer I see both the mundaneness of common knowledge -- handling the basic facts of awareness and everyday rituals -- and a touch of miracles in Mercury.
Mercury Retrograde -- Rethinking Your Present Direction ---> In the territory of the mind -- When Mercury is retrograde (Mercury Rx -- in shorthand), it is a time of rethinking, refocusing and re-communicating. In Astrology, Mercury represents your intellect; your mental focus; your mind and how you use its assets.
When Mercury is in Pisces -- Your Intellectual Self in the Sign of -- Imagination and Intuition ---> A mind linked with imagination -- When Mercury is in Pisces, ideas are diffuse, creative, imaginative, and saturated with emotions. Attitudes show empathy, compassion and discerning insight. This is an idealistic energy, that operates on feelings ... with extraordinary access into the creative channels of the subconscious mind.