Mercury Retrograde begins on Sunday, starting off in the sign of Leo, and then entering Cancer the 19th of July. These next 3 weeks are about reflection, renewal, and restructuring. Pisces, use the rest of Cancer Season to trust your instincts, create art, and spend time nourishing yourself. Once Leo Season begins, you will be ready to show your talents with the world, and you’ll be rewarded for it. This Mercury Retrograde will teach you to slow down while still continuing to shine.
Learn About Your Sign
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Ruling Planet: Neptune, the Planet of Fantasy
Where You’ll Find Them: in their own world, at an artist gallery, writing a song
What They Avoid: predictability, structure, societal expectations
Pisces, the 12th and final sign of the zodiac, is all about connecting with depth and the subconscious. As a Water sign, Pisces is profoundly emotional, sensitive and intuitive. Pisces re known for their big hearts, full of love and compassion. They tend to wear their hearts on their sleeve, unlike the more guarded Water signs Cancer and Scorpio. Pisces is the ultimate dreamer, often floating off into their own world when the “real” world gets too overbearing. With Pisces, there’s much more than what meets the eye. Pisces can play tricks on your mind due to their adaptability, which is why they’re symbolized by the Fish.
Pisces are artists, healers and mystical being, so they don’t gravitate towards the typical careers that society often creates. They would ideally not even want to work at all, because Pisces understand that life is meant for being more than just a rat race. Life’s meant to be felt and experienced fully, and Pisces is too often aware of how easily desensitized and disconnected human beings can be. That’s why Pisces uses art as their outlet —they’re able to remind everyone of our collective humanity.
If you want to be friends with a Pisces, be prepared to deal with their unpredictable nature and occasional moodiness. Pisces doesn’t that well when it comes to being in time or continuing a super long stream of conversation, and that can lead to people feeling like Pisces is irresponsible or flakey, when in reality they’re just doing their own thing. Pisces is a very loyal, caring, intuitive friend who often knows what’s going on with a loved one just by looking at them in their eyes. There is a darker side of Pisces in friendship, though, one that Pisces sometimes tries to deny. Pisces can be an all-consuming friend, and can sometimes let their jealousy get the best of them. Pisces’ mission is to learn to accept each and everyone of their feelings — they aren’t “good”or “bad” — they’re just what they feel.
A Pisces in love is a beautiful sight, as long as the relationship isn’t a toxic one. As the most spiritual sign of the zodiac, Pisces tends to have a savior-complex in relationships at times, and this can lead to them being overly self-sacrificing and compromising, to their own detriment. Since Pisces is ruled by Neptune, Planet of Fantasy, they can sometimes idealize their lovers or put them on a pedestal. They also don’t always let go of unhealthy unions, causing them to go through more pain than necessary. Alternatively, once Pisces becomes more aware of their inner strength, they’ll be able to transcend toxic unions and attract soul-stirring, mutually beneficial, transformative ones.