When Mercury transits Pisces from March 2nd - 18, 2023, we lose the abstract, eccentric, off-the-wall thinking of the Mercury in Aquarius transit and we replace it with something altogether more soulful and thoughtful.
Instead of projecting our thoughts outwards into the world, we tend to turn inwards, examining ourselves and our spiritual journey so far.
When Mercury transits Pisces, emotions are everything. Our thoughts and feelings are colored first and foremost by our emotions, and thinking is most definitely done more with the heart than with the head. Pisces energy is exceptionally sensitive, so when Mercury is in Pisces, we are very easily moved, both to laughter and to tears.
This energy is reactive. Any piece of news, no matter how trivial, will spark an emotional reaction during this transit. We process everything very deeply and personally.
Pisces as a zodiac sign is highly intuitive too, and so when Mercury transits Pisces, our intuition is heightened. We are more in touch with our sixth sense, and more willing to trust gut feelings in decision making.
Many of us probably notice synchronicity more or are more inclined to trust forms of divination such as tarot or scrying to help us clarify our thoughts and our future direction.
Imagination is greatly heightened when Mercury transits Pisces too. This can be a wondrous thing, and this transit is truly exceptionally helpful for writers, poets, artists and creatives.
However, an over-active imagination can also be harmful, especially for anyone who is already prone to worry or anxiety. It’s important when Mercury transits Pisces to try to keep a sense of perspective and to not allow vague fears to spiral out of control.
When Mercury is in Pisces, our spiritual vibration tends to be higher and our levels of consciousness are more malleable. For this reason, many people seem to experience more psychic or paranormal phenomena during this transit – this can be an unsettling experience, or an amazing one, depending on your point of view!
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How Does Mercury Transit Pisces Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Mercury in Pisces
When Mercury transits Pisces, Aries, your most spiritual instincts are awakened, and your normal impulsiveness is tamed by a desire to think more deeply and to consider many alternative options. This is a very good time to develop your meditation skills or to take on activities which further your spiritual growth. Look to your dreams for imagery and answers.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Mercury in Pisces
During the Mercury in Pisces transit, Taurus, you will feel very compassionate towards friends, family and wider society. Injustice or someone’s plight may move you greatly and you will be inspired to take action. The way you work for the common good during this transit can be a guide to others too, so set an example of kindness, tolerance and love.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Mercury in Pisces
This Mercury in Pisces transit activates your career zone, Gemini, encouraging you to make imaginative, intuitive choices with regard to how you earn your living. This highly creative energy can also boost your professional success if you work in a creative field – in fact, even if you don’t, applying some intuition to your work should bring dividends. Listen to your heart and do what it tells you.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in Pisces activates your travel and knowledge zone, Cancer, helping you to gain spiritual understanding from countries or cultures very different to your own. This is a good time to explore a different faith or to ask difficult questions in your own faith tradition. Stretch your mind, seek answers, and be prepared to tackle some uncomfortable issues within your own belief system.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21) During Mercury in Pisces
When Mercury transits Pisces, it transits one of the most psychologically sensitive areas of your chart, Leo. This can be hard work – expect to feel tearful, often, even without being able to pinpoint the reasons why. Seek therapy or emotional support, because you do not have to deal with this alone. This transit may bring up long-repressed memories of trauma – dealing with this will be cathartic.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21) During Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in Pisces transits your love zone, Virgo, helping you to approach relationships with great sensitivity and intuitive insight. This is an excellent transit if your love life has been struggling, as it puts your heart front and center and shows you what true love can look like. If you’re single, this can be a good time for dating too, provided that you don’t get swept up in a romantic fantasy that has no basis in reality.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22) During Mercury in Pisces
With Mercury in Pisces transiting your health zone, Libra, you may start to feel worried or anxious about your own wellbeing. Put your mind at rest with a visit to your doctor. It’s your mental health that is most likely to need attention during this transit, but it’s a very positive time for dealing with depression, anxiety, OCD, fears and phobias. Friends and family will show you how loved and cherished you are, so you are working from a strong base of support.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Mercury in Pisces
What an exceptionally creative period for you, Scorpio! This transit highlights your creative abilities and really brings out your ability to handle complex emotions and deeply sensitive matters. Through writing, dance, art, music or other creative forms, you can make a real difference in someone’s life now. Indulge your creative streak and see how many ways you can use it for the greater good.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Mercury in Pisces
This Mercury in Pisces transit sweeps through your family zone, Sagittarius, urging you to make your home your sanctuary. It’s a great time to create a sacred home altar or to find space at home for meditation and spiritual pursuits. It’s also an important time for forgiveness, particularly for family members who have hurt you in the past. Forgive yourself too – self-compassion is very important now.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18) During Mercury in Pisces
Activating your communication zone as it does, Capricorns are significantly more affected by this Mercury in Pisces transit. Your normal no-nonsense demeanor may become rather more introverted and passive, even anxious. You’re having to confront some difficult feelings and it’s not easy for you to put them into words. Writing down how you feel may help – this would be the perfect time to take up journaling as a therapeutic hobby.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17) During Mercury in Pisces
This Mercury in Pisces transit occurs in your money zone, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself drawn to comfort spending as you try to deal with complex emotions. This area of your chart also relates to values and self-esteem, so you may find creative visualization helpful in boosting your own view of yourself and improving how much you value yourself. There’s a strong spiritual understanding of abundance and money here.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Mercury in Pisces
With Mercury transiting your own sign, your sensitive, imaginative, intuitive nature can be fully expressed. This would be a very good time for sharing your spiritual gifts, doing any kind of psychic work, or learning more about your chosen spiritual path. Mercury’s inherent rationality is also helpful to you now, calming and soothing those tumultuous emotions, and enabling you to see more clearly than you did before.