Watch Out When Mercury Enters Pisces–Planetary Pileup Ahead!
As Mercury floats downstream into Pisces on March 4, he kicks off a plethora of Piscean energy that dominates this month until the Sun crosses into Aries on March 19.
With the Sun, Chiron, and Neptune already in the sign of the fishes, Mercury joins them now and Venus will waft into Pisces and add to the mix on March 11.
What does this mean?
Piscean energy is about the visual and the emotional—and not necessarily about the verbal talk, talk, talk. What’s important to remember when Mercury follows the Sun into Pisces is that the seeds of our ideas come in visions.
Mercury=Communication, the intellect, the mind
Pisces=Visual, dreamy, ethereal, spiritual, empathic
It’s a time now to tune in to the channels of your higher self, your authentic voice, your muse, and to really listen. And then it’s about translating what you hear, see, or feel into your life in a positive way.
How do you open those channels?
Ah, now you’re asking my favorite question! The best way to deal with all of this oncoming Piscean energy—the archetype of both the PERCEPTION that one is a long-term sufferer of victimization AND/OR a savior or martyr who rescues others—is to CREATE.
Piscean energy is great at creating illusions, so the question becomes what to do with these illusions? The answer is that first one must devise a way to clear the cobwebs and transform these illusions so that we may see things as they really are.
The Good Old Days
Does anyone remember how, in the old movies from the 1930’s and 40’s, when an actor looked at his object of affection—usually a man looking at a woman—the camera’s point of view was used?
They would place a piece of gauze over the lens of the camera during the filming of a close up head shot of the bedazzling female. This had the effect of making her–the object of desire–into a gauzy, floaty, romantic, fantasy-driven image in the eyes of the beholder. And his eyes represented our eyes—the eyes of the audience.
Well, Mercury in Pisces rolls like that.
This energy when Mercury enters Pisces has the capability to manifest as the kind of emotional longing felt by one person for another. Reflected through this camera’s eye and into our minds and hearts this produces in the audience CATHARSIS.
Catharsis=the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
Why is catharsis important? Well, because it soothes those who need to express such longings in words or images, in music or dance, in poems and love songs, and speaks volumes to those who need the kind of emotional release inherent in the hearing or seeing of these images, words, or music.
Creativity & Choice When Mercury Enters Pisces
Those who carry a lot of Piscean energy seek a higher spiritual reality. They are born meditators. What they may not know is that their definition of “meditation” may differ from the norm.
Words synonymous with meditation include: contemplation, musing, reflection, pondering, and reverie, among others.
Anytime you are engaged—not only in sitting cross-legged on the floor chanting “om,” but also in the act of prayer or some kind of creative endeavor—you are meditating.You may even find you meditate best when you are moving, i.e., exercising, driving, dancing, doing the dishes, whatever…
And when you are engaged in this way—even if it seems too simple to be true, or as if actual meditation should be harder—you are opening and clearing a channel to the divine realm.
One of the best ways to open and tune into that channel as Mercury enters Pisces is through the act of creativity. Again, this is a word that doesn’t have to be fraught with grandiose ambition or carry with it great difficulty to be achieved successfully.
Rather, all it takes is to allow yourself to dream during those moments of mindless occupation when your mind is free to wander wherever it will…this is what brings us all closer to our true divine spirit, and what ultimately allows us to engage in the romance, beauty, lyricism, and poetic nature of what we see, hear, or feel in and through our mind’s eye.
Once this channel is opened and understand more clearly what is coming through, then we may engage in the act of creativity…and the resulting catharsis from such creative engagement not only soothes the soul, but allows for the release of any victim/martyr tendencies held within.
Filling Your Well From Within
During this March planetary pileup in Pisces, what the Piscean archetype really asks us to do is to fill our well of love from within, a.k.a., to practice self-love.
One of the strongest and most positive ways to do this is not to long for the elusive love of the object d’esire after whom you may quest, not to play the victim OR the martyr. These are the pitfalls of the archetypal energy of Pisces.
However these pitfalls are easily avoided when one can release one’s creative longings through the process of creative engagement, and translate them into something concrete.
When you connect directly to the divine realm and listen and hear your higher self and your authentic voice, it’s this higher self and authentic voice that will guide you to create whatever you choose.
And what comes out loud and clear through your creations—whatever form they may ultimately take–is the outpouring of that part of your Piscean nature that longs to connect to the rest of the world in the most positive fashion…
The resulting catharsis–for both you and your audience–not only strengthens your connection to all of human kind, it wipes away fantasy-driven illusion and replaces it with the understanding that love is simple…and that self-love merely requires the expression of pent up emotions previously given no outlet and no voice…
In other words, love is homegrown–it emanates first from within through the act of creative self-expression, and is then reflected back to us through the eyes, minds, and hearts of others…
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