Debilitated Mercury in Pisces — What to Do, Now

The next Mercury retrograde isn’t until May 20, but Mercury Debilitated starts Friday — which can be even worse.

When Mercury transits Pisces, he loses his ability to tell the difference between what is important and what is not. Emotions (Pisces) overwhelm Logic (Mercury), which can lead to a lot of “he said, she said” communications. Detachment becomes difficult.

Mercury is also the cash-flow King, so when he’s debilitated, watch for a temptation to make emotional for-the-hell-of-it buying decisions. Hold off on any major financial commitments, to avoid buyer’s remorse. Don’t just “assume” the $$ will “be there.”

Fortunately, Mercury transits out of Pisces and into Aries on April 13, just in time for you to make last-minute corrections to your tax returns before you submit them!

In the meantime, do what you can to keep a sense of humor — like play games or watch comedies. Mercury is the Fun guy, so don’t let your Fun muscles atrophy.

Oh, and don’t daydream while driving!

This transit is also receiving a trine aspect from Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces. This creates a “Neecha Bhanga,” a modification of debility.

It doesn’t completely cancel it — you will still feel the uncomfortable effects, at least initially. But then something happens to make the situation considerably better. Since the modification comes from Jupiter, it will involve the “grace of God.” So this is an excellent time to access higher wisdom teachings and perform religious rituals. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all else will be added unto you.”

Since this debilitated Mercury is also joined Ketu (South Node Eclipse point), you may have already noticed something weird: You have an attitude, or a desire, about how your world would be better . . . something that you think ought to be obvious, but to the people around you, it’s not!

An example might be: “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the ONLY thing.” Others might think that’s an unhealthy, obsessive attitude, that leads to stomping all over other people (especially people in your immediate family who shouldn’t be stomped on).

Odds are, there’s nothing inherently “wrong” with your belief (Jupiter). You have had a set of experiences, and coping with them has given you a kind of of mastery (Ketu). You have perfectly good reasons for wanting what you want (Mercury), and they are crystal-clear to you . . . but to nobody else.

You think you shouldn’t have to explain it. But the reason they just don’t “get it,” is because they haven’t had the same experiences as you, that have led you to that conclusion.

Yes, you DO have to explain it. Now is the time to spell it all out. (Mercury)

So here’s a perfect exercise for the next 3 weeks: Examine the reasons why you believe what you believe, want what you want. Write it all down. Do it in a logical sequence, tell the big-picture story of what led you to your conclusions, why you feel the way you do, and what you need to move forward from here. Allow your Inner Circle to ask questions about your story, so you can clarify further, if necessary.

Only in this way, will you be able to enlist them as your allies in your quest. (Without it, they will continue to be mystified — Merc in Pisces.) The modifying aspect from Jupiter highly favors this activity.

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