By: Samantha Illenz
NIAGARA FALLS N.Y.- The sun will enter Pisces on February 19 and last until March 19. The zodiac sign of Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which is the planet of spirituality. Pisces is one of the three water signs so during the next thirty days get ready to feel all of the emotions. Pisces tend to be intuitive, spiritual and very compassionate and sometimes quite sensitive. We typically would receive all these energies quite heavily as the sun shifts to Pisces but unfortunately the first Mercury retrograde will take place during almost all of the Pisces season. Before I explain what this retrograde means for the upcoming season, let’s break down exactly what Mercury in retrograde means.
Mercury is the planet that controls and rules how we communicate and learn as well as technology and travel. When a planet is in retrograde it means that it appears to be orbiting in a backwards path. Although the planet is not truly moving backwards, that is how it appears to us on Earth because the planet begins orbiting in a slower motion. In astrology terms, when a planet is in retrograde, it quite literally means the qualities and traits that are affected by that planet will seem to make our lives feel like they are moving slower or almost backwards. Mercury affects communication and the way we learn so when Mercury is in retrograde we can expect our communications with others and ourselves to error or be a lot more difficult than usual. Expect to see miscommunications, plans to fall apart or stall, and possible technology malfunctions. If your laptop stops working or your school’s entire wifi, internet, and technology ceases to function, you know exactly what to blame it on.
Because Mercury’s retrograde will take up a majority of Pisces season, it can be a tricky time for us as we try to balance our emotions and work along with feeling the consequences of the stressful retrograde. Pisces season gives us time to reflect on ourselves and everything we have accomplished and went through. After an Aquarius season filled with hard work, we can take the next 30 days to celebrate with new opportunities and accept new changes into our lives. Be cautious when it comes to the new changes though, as Mercury in retrograde is known to cause some negative changes. Focus on putting energy into the right things that will serve as a benefit to you but try not to start any new big projects during this time as they may lead to difficulties and major stress. If you cannot avoid a big project or presentation during this time, do your best to take your time and pay close attention to every detail. Pisces season may feel a little difficult this year but don’t lose hope and stay patient as it will not last forever and it will pay off at the end.
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