“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”―
Effective Dates: February 4th- April 12th, 2020 (Retrograde February 17th- March 10th; Shadow February 2nd-17, March 10th-30th)
Helios’ Astrological Angle for Mercury in Pisces– Here we go again y’all: Time for everyone’s favorite transit- Mercury Retrograde! As if we didn’t have enough going on…
Look, it already feels like we’ve been in one long Mercury Retro since about late 2018, so this is just icing on the cake. And it will be LONG. Mercury in Pisces already tends to make us feel like we’re walking into a Dreamworld, but this retrograde will bend our perception of time itself. Days will feel like weeks, weeks will feel like minutes. Truth becomes fluid and relative, instead of fixed and objective like it is in Aquarius. For some, this will be difficult, as you like KNOWING where you stand. What is true? What is real? Where is the ground beneath your feet? Well, with this transit, you will have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Everything will be shifting, at all times. It will feel as though you are Alice, on the other side of reality through the looking glass.
This is an opportunity, however- Impossible things can happen now, and for the better! Again, reality is fluid at the moment- Anything can be changed, especially during Mercury Retrograde. Take this chance to make the changes that you so desperately want in your life. Yes, Mercury Retrograde can be awful and disruptive to your plans, but if your intent is not to stay the course but to make changes in the way you live your life, this is an ideal time to do so. All is not lost to you yet- You have the time to change EVERYTHING, if you are willing to drop what you already have. That is the essence of Mercury in Pisces, and the retrograde as a whole- Surrender. You can’t change the world while clawing desperately to hold onto it as it is.
Speaking of change, as always, the ability to change your surroundings must come from changing yourself from within first. So, the question must be asked- What are you holding onto in yourself that you need to surrender for good? What paradigm no longer serves you? Look to whatever house you have Mid-Pisces to Late Aquarius for more clarity on this if you are stuck. It will come to you as a whisper of consciousness, one that your knee-jerk reaction will be to dismiss outright. “Certainly not THAT, of all things” you’ll say- but it’s exactly that. That small voice that suggests something that you never dreamed of letting go of, something small and nearly forgotten within yourself- that is the ticket here.
These messages can also come through in other ways- pay special attention to your dreams, as you will experience intense and potentially even prophetic dreams. Signs and portents will abound. The veil is screaming at you to try and pay attention, to wake you up to a truth you have yet to fully realize. Write them down, even the tiniest detail can be crucial to uncovering the message in the mire. It will be difficult to make yourself open during this time, but that is exactly what you must do. Cultivate time for yourself, time to decompress from the harshness of reality and clarity will come.
Don’t get caught up on what is breaking apart around you, Heretics- pull back, find the still point within yourself, and you will ride the wave of this transit with ease. Look within and search for the truth within your Self and you will find Wisdom. Give up that what no longer serves you and you will find Peace. Understand that the truth is not objective and can change depending on who is perceiving it. Reality is not fixed. You can change everything, here and now, if you are willing to follow this playbook.
Dive in, kids- the waters are fine.