Mercury Prepares to Station Retrograde

“The Pacific Ocean was overflowing the borders of the map. There was no place to put it. It was so large, wild and blue that it didn’t fit anywhere. That’s why it was left in front of my window.” Pablo Neruda.

Mercury the planet of thought and communication will enter the sign of Pisces on Monday. This mysterious, watery,  elusive sign is ruled by the Sea God and planet of dreams, Neptune. This indicates a good time for creativity and the imagination and speaks of symbolic thought. It bodes well now to engage in activities that inspire – listening to music, reading or writing poetry, meditating or pursuing spiritual growth and awareness.

Mercury will station retrograde two weeks later on Feb 16. At the time of the station Mercury will be in Pisces conjunct Neptune.  During the retrograde period it will bode well to make an extra effort to keep communications clear and with the retrograde, to anticipate possible snafus with technology and travel.

Retrograde periods in general bode well for reflection and review. Check the house Mercury will be transiting in your chart to see which area of your life would benefit from review during this time.

The retrograde period will last through March 9 when it will station direct at 28 degrees of Aquarius.

One of the Sabian symbols for Mercury’s move into Pisces is,”Moonlit fields, once Babylon are blooming white.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



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