Mercury is tidally locked with the Sun, so one side is perpetually hot and the other half is perpetually cold. Similarly, Mercury is a planet of dualities, a wildcard, a trickster, sometimes hot, sometimes cold, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Mercury is the fastest planet in our solar system, appearing to zip backward between the Earth and the Sun three times each year. Mercury’s speed and erratic behavior mirror the restlessness of the mind, the rapidity of thought, the fluidity of speech. As the planet closest to the Sun, Mercury serves as an emissary, a translator, a messenger of the Sun. In astrology, Mercury represents the way we think and reason, the way we speak and communicate, saying something about our interests, skills and hobbies, our sense of humor.
Mercury in Pisces is in a mutable water sign and takes on the qualities of its ruler Jupiter, expansive, visionary and boundless. On the upside, people with this placement tend to think through things in non-linear or associative ways, making connections that only seem absurd or irrational to others. However, people with this placement can have difficulties distinguishing fact from fiction, reality from imagination. They’re often interested in spirituality, mysticism, religion, music and animals. When they encounter a problem, they’re likely to find the answer in something completely unrelated, or in a dream. Mercury in Pisces is more empathetic and less detail-oriented, so they are sometimes better at counseling and talking through less tangible issues and topics. They’re probably tickled most by surreal humor, nonsense and silliness.
This is especially true if you were born with Gemini, Virgo or Pisces rising. Whether you experience the better or worse significations of this position depends on Mercury’s relationship with the Sun and whether you were born during the day or at night, and the kind of aspects it makes with the other planets.
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