Mercury Rx in Pisces
When Mercury goes retrograde, mistakes, misunderstandings, problems in communication and transportation are likely. Do not sign contracts, nor buy new items, nor begin new projects. It is an excellent time to plan, research, and prepare for something that will happen later. Don’t make any important moves when Mercury is retrograde. Nothing will be settled successfully for the future during these periods anyway – you will find it nearly impossible to nail down a plan. During a retrograde period, it is hard to get decisions from others. Even if a decision is made, it will be subject to change, either just after Mercury turns to direct motion or much later. Mercury retrograde periods would not be good times to do anything involving communications, such as launch a magazine, website, or an advertising or publicity campaign. It is a poor time to launch any new projects, even if they are not related to the communications industries. Similarly, a retrograde period is not a good time to sign any contracts or even to shake hands on any new agreements. Avoid closing on a house during this time nor sign a lease. Verbal agreements are considered the same as written ones. The environment will be quite fluid and changeable, no matter what you are told or what you think.
Sun in Pisces
With the Sun now in Pisces, we are guided by altruistic feelings. We are less motivated to do than we are to feel, imagine, and dream. A “what will be, will be” attitude reigns, and we are guided by a sense of universal correlations. Pisces rules empathy, selfless love, devotion, and wisdom. you will be more sensitive, impressionable, warm and loving. Imagination is increased as you see the poetry of life, and no matter where located you infuse a sense of the beautiful into your surroundings. You are more of an optimist and dreamer, seeking a quite life with as little trouble as possible. A stronger sense of service and compassion can be felt during this time. On occasion you find yourself put on by others, and torn by emotions and desperate to do the right thing, you become easily confused, giving way for the sake of peace and harmony. You can be more intuitive and sentimental and have a tendency to live in a make-believe world, giving little attention to practical matters. Acting from the highest ideals your kind nature endears you to others. Its shadow side rules self-pity, a feeling of being victimized by life, passivity, and elusiveness.
The Trigger Themes this week:
Mars now in Capricorn indicates that you will assert yourself more in a practical, rational, self-controlled, disciplined and efficient manner. Conventional and conservative, more of your energy is channeled into professional ambition and social advancement - you like to see practical results for your efforts and take pride in doing a job correctly. We consider the future and the consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energy is reliable and faithful. On occasion you can be calculating, selfish, materialistic and show a total disregard for others.
You may have some ego conflicts with others now, be careful not to let your actions be dictated by subconscious energies. Your energy levels may be too high so watch for irritability or impatience. Frustration can lead to illness if the energy turns inward. If used consciously, this energy is positive and allows you to accomplish good work.
Your interest in sex may be heightened right now and this energy may cause issues if you are not in a healthy relationship. If your relationship is problematic expect arguments which arise from the unexpressed sexual energy. Try to be compromising with this energy and do not start any new relationships expecting they may last.
You may be feeling cautious and reserved right now and you want to spend your time evaluating your relationships and determining how situations can be improved. Be careful of strong negative emotions such as depression and loneliness. These emotions may be quite strong and misguided, do not expect too much from your loved ones they are only human. You may be tied to your obligations and duties so it’s best to stick to them even if things are feeling overwhelming and negative.
You may encounter powerful forces that you may have trouble controlling. This can be external or internal and it is trying to get you to reform your behavior. It is time to let go of the old habits that cause you problems and when doing so try not just dig yourself a bigger hole. Things may malfunction this week so be weary that all may not go to the plan and you may have to spend time fixing those little issues you have been avoiding.
You will be more compulsive than usual, be wary of people using manipulation, control or exerting power over you. Jealousy, guilt and other negative emotions may surface, consequently rocky relationships may suffer. There are powerful energies at work in your love life now and the vibration is positive and can force constructive change. If you are finding problems, it is time to reflect on your motivations and where your power and ego are out of place.
Report by Crystal via AstroMatrix.