Sink or swim?! From 5 to 6 March 2019 Mercury the planet of communication goes retrograde for three weeks in Pisces to 27/28 March 2019 depending on where you live in the world.
‘She is water, powerful enough to drown you. Soft enough to cleanse you. Strong enough to lift you…’
The moon affects the tides and our emotions, with mercury governing our communication. Jupiter brings luck, Saturn helps us move through limitations. When a planet is retrograde, it’s closest to earth (gravity). New information can be absorbed during a retrograde. For example: revising your website or editing a book you’ve been working on. The past can often surface, showing us what isn’t working during retrogrades with new ways to move forward.
Three times a year for approximately three weeks, mercury goes retrograde – When the planet of communication turns retrograde it slows down and appears to go backwards or more to the point becomes a pain your backside. You can often feel the effects of Mercury a week before it starts – when it turns ‘direct’ things can feel on slow-mo.
If you’re an empath you’ll feel planet mercury’s shift – almost knowing when it’s about to occur without looking at the dates. Just like my dog knows when it’s dinner time. I like to work with the energy of Mercury Retrograde as a time to slow down and organise my life, re-connecting with old friends.
2019 brings us THREE mercury retrogrades in water signs and 12 days in Leo during July.
Astrology should be used like a weather forecast. If it looks like rain – pack an umbrella! If you speed you’ve been warned. Expect the unexpected with re-connections. Friends you’ve not heard from for years can drop into your life and back out again just as quickly.
Mercury is known as the trickster of the zodiac – its ruler is Gemini the twins, an air sign with duality. If you have mercury in Gemini OR the sign it actually retrogrades (Pisces), or mercury in the 3rd or 12th house, prepare to be more affected. Mercury rules technology, short trips and communications of all kinds.
Keep your receipts, don’t take things to heart. Think before you speak! Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?
Hold off on buying a new car or signing for that new property or contract. Better deals are often found after the retrograde. Relationships started now can have a tumultuous beginning and/or be short lived. Planning travel should be avoided as you’ll find plans change later and things were not as you thought they’d be (unless you’re already away!)
Old friends can and often do drop back into your life – it’s the perfect time to reconnect. It’s also a great time to sort out your admin and computer files, organise and plan for the future (without making concrete plans). Give your home a good detox! You can find solutions to outstanding problems, with mistakes being revealed. Save your computer files, don’t risk that parking ticket and prepare for delays.
So, what does mercury retrograde in a water sign mean? Water rules the emotions so expect the floodgates to open up! Water signs are naturally intuitive, creative and emotional – you’ll find this will surface more if you have water signs in your astrology chart.
This is how Mercury Retrograde in Pisces will affect you…
Pisces, the 12th and last sign of the zodiac is mutable energy with two fish swimming together or searching the skies looking for each other. Dreamy, romantic and prone to escapism.
As mercury floats backwards through seas of emotion in Pisces, don’t be surprised if an old lover sends you a surprise message wanting to get back in touch. Feelings and intuition can feel uncertain or you may have a healing breakthrough. Use this time to re-visit creative ideas, be extra careful driving (with more people having their head in the clouds), ground yourself and try not to take life too seriously.
Be careful of picking up unwanted energy from others. New coping mechanisms can be found during this Pisces retrograde. Renewing your vows with your long-time soulmate can bring a deeper connection for you both. Hold off on the engagement though!
Life truly is out of your control right now. Like being caught in an ocean rip, learn to go with the flow.
During March we have some extra 5/8 numerology days.
5/8 days are marked as caution days – they can bring the energy of chaos. Be careful when driving and try not to make rash decisions or take unnecessary risks. Communication can be taken the wrong way. Take extra care when mercury is retrograde and/or the moon is full. If going to the hairdressers on a 5/8 day on a retrograde don’t go for a full makeover or you might regret it the next day!
5/8 days are calculated by adding the day + month or the day+month+ year – I’ve calculated ALL numerology caution days in my Moon Lovers Guide plus lots more.
Thailand’s Wild Boar Soccer Team entered the Tham Luang cave on 23 June 2018 a 5/8 day in numerology. Making worldwide news with a life lost, the outcome could have been far worse. Unexpected flooding ensued chaos with a brutal rescue mission after 17 days trapped.
World renowned, and beloved celebrity chef, journalist and documentarian Anthony Bourdain took his life on a 5/8 day in numerology 8 June 2018. He was also in a 5 personal year, which brings the vibration of change, travel and freedom from restrictions. The 5 personal year can also bring chaos and discord.
I’ve had my own personal experiences with 5/8 caution days with many more to share from clients to worldwide news!
Remember we’re spiritual beings in a physical body. Don’t forget to enjoy the ride.
“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” ~ John De Paola
With 20+ years experience, Tameera is a full-time Astrologer, Master Numerologist and Feng Shui professional based in Sydney. She teaches regular workshops and consults worldwide via Skype.
Tameera developed the worlds first Astrology Numerology Guide and Calendar for Sydney, NYC, LA and London (The Moon Lovers Guide 2019) launched December 2018 to help people understand the energies worldwide. She has a special interest in developing online resources to enrich your soul.
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