This is a really powerful week and month ahead of us! Mercury, the cosmic messenger, stations retrograde on March 5, 2019 at 29 degrees of the mutable water sign of Pisces. Mercury is retrograde from March 5th until March 28, 2019 when it stations direct at 16 degrees of Pisces and is exactly conjunct Neptune, which is the ruler of Pisces. Emotions run high this month, and logic takes a back seat.
Many have told me that it already feels like Mercury is in retrograde. When there is a lot of planetary emphasis on Pisces, it is time to process things emotionally. It is a time to rest, recharge, and use the imagination. This is a time to tap into meditating, manifesting, and creating art of all forms.
Mercury retrograde is a time when communication can get challenged, and there are often delays in transportation. Mercury retrograde in Pisces will uncover secrets and lies. Old hidden mysteries can be uncovered, as can long lost objects. This Mercury retrograde in Pisces is going to be more wild and emotional because of its alignment with Neptune in Pisces and its stationing retrograde at the last degree of the zodiac.
Mercury is in its detriment in Pisces, as it rules the opposite sign of Virgo. 29 degrees of Pisces is a very difficult placement. It is the fixed star known as Scheat. Scheat is associated with misfortune, being lost at sea, shipwrecks, and self undoing. It can make a person feel lost, and it is time to use your tools to center yourself and find peace in the storm.
Chiron, the wounded healer, recently exited the sign of Pisces and was at the last degrees of Pisces for the entire month of January and was at 29 degrees of Pisces from January 28th until February 18th. Chiron initially entered Pisces in March April of 2010 and briefly in spring of 2018.
29 degrees of Pisces is the last degree of the last sign, and it is finishing up the story from all the signs that precede it. This is a time where we get very connected to our wounds, and at 29 degrees of Pisces, it can feel hopeless and lost.
When Chiron was at 29 degrees of Pisces, it felt very painful and full of raw emotions. When planets are at 29 degrees of Pisces, it feels direct
Mercury is retracing that story for all of us now, but it asks each of us to search within and reflect on what those emotional triggers were. How can you find better tools to heal and release those stories? Some wounds never fully heal; but, time and a new perspective gives healthy distance and a chance to move forward.
There are three planets transiting in Pisces, which means that our guides and intuition write the story. Pay attention to messages that you receive from your dreams, numbers, songs, and ask your guides for help.
The Sun, which represents our ego and path, is in Pisces until March 20, 2019. Mercury, the planet of communication, is retrograde until March 28th, 2019. It remains in the sign of Pisces until April 16, 2019 when it clears it shadow of where it is now. That means we all dealing with Mercury in a place it does not really like to be, and where it difficult to have direct communication.
This Mercury retrograde made me of think of when I was a child, and my mother would put me to sleep each night and tell me of my ongoing adventures with Peter Rabbit and my friends. We would meet in Carl Schultz Park and go down a secret path under the Park where no adults were allowed.
There was a whole secret building under the park just for us. The halls were lined with chocolate, and I got to pick out the dress I would wear each time and what color it would be. My mother would tease me occasionally and pick an outfit that I did not want for that night. I would instantly chime in and order it to be changed. She would laugh and meet my my command, as I had creative control of my journeys with Peter. There were no rules, no limits, and no adults!
This Mercury retrograde will bring up things from your distant past, and it can make you feel like Peter the Rabbit collaborated Willy Wonka. That is the fun part if you allow it. Pisces is a fluid, mutable sign. This is not a time to be rigid. You can have creative control of your imagination and can choose to see the beauty and sweetness in little things. This is a highly sensitive time and likely that there are times where you revert to your inner child. Ask for protection, wonder, and hope.
Now Chiron is at the world axis at 0 degrees of Aries, which is also a critical degree of new beginnings. Planets at the world axis are at 0 degrees of the Cardinal signs and pack a much bigger punch: 0 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Chiron’s transit is between 50 and 51 years. The last time it was in Aries was in April of 1968.
Chiron’s transition from Pisces to Aries has brought huge exits, new beginnings, changes, and critical decisions that needed to be made. The idea of the wounded warrior in a sign that is ruled by Mars makes a lot more sense. It allows each of us to be a warrior in our own emotional battles and fight to heal; rather than sitting without a compass and doing nothing. Chiron remains in Aires through April of 2027.
Uranus is at the last degree of Aries and is very anxious, impatient, and out of order at this degree. It feels like driving without the brakes. We are only days away from Uranus leaving the Mars driven sign of Aries and entering the fixed earth sign of Taurus, where it remains through April of 2026. Uranus enters Taurus on the new moon on March 6, 2019 at 3:26 AM EST.
Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, and it can bring genius and ingenuity to a whole other level. It also can rule chaos, abrupt change, and out-of-the-blue surprises. Uranus has been in Aries on and off since May of 2010, and it is starting a whole new chapter! Uranus in Taurus is about seeking ways to find and create things of value, developing technology to heal the earth, and creating new ways of earning money.
There is a New Moon in Pisces that is full of change and possibility! The New Moon occurs on March 6, 2019 at 11:04 am EST and is 15 degrees and 47 minutes of Pisces. Like last year, Uranus enters Taurus on the day of a New Moon and wants each of us to have real epiphanies and manifest huge changes in our lives.
With Uranus changing signs, there are is a huge shift of change in the air! This New Moon in Pisces is conjunct Neptune within a degree. This is an excellent new moon for manifesting because Neptune represents the dream. Try to meditate and reflect on what you want to create and magnetize in your life. This is also a highly emotional New Moon with Chiron and Uranus changing signs within a few weeks of one another and beginning new cycles.
Another big component is that The New Moon is conjunct Neptune, where Mercury stations direct on March 28, 2019. This provides a lot of clues to the Mercury retrograde tale, and where you can heal, manifest, and create. In the New Moon chart, Mercury is at the top of the chart in Pisces and is conjunct Chiron the wounded healer. This is an excellent time of journaling your dreams, your fears, and things you want to let you go. All of the planets in Pisces request you take self care more seriously.
The New Moon is an extra powerful day to do the Law of Abundance. This new moon is especially insightful since both the Sun and Moon are conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Take this opportunity to write down your dreams. Take a blank check and date it for March 6, 2019. Print out your name where it says, “Pay to the order of,” and then leave the small numeric box blank. Print on the next line, “PAID IN FULL.” At the bottom where you normally sign your name, print “THE LAW OF ABUNDANCE. ” I wish you much luck and happiness.