The first Mercury retrograde of the year happens on March 5th in the watery, intuitive sign of Pisces.
In 2019, all of the Mercury retrogrades fall only in water signs, setting up an overarching theme for the year.
Mercury is the planet of communication and water signs are typically associated with more sensitive, intuitive, and artistic forms of expression.
Under these watery Mercury retrogrades, we are going to be encouraged to open our third eye, strengthen our psychic gifts, and get in touch with our other senses.
Our emotions, our dreams, our creative urges, and our gut feelings are all going to be upgraded for us if we use this energy to our advantage and begin strengthening our intuitive muscles.
Just like the muscles in our body, the more we use our intuition, the more we trust it, the stronger and more reliable it becomes.
At first, our intuition can appear like a whisper, a soft voice that is hard to discern. But the more we pay attention, the more we listen, the louder and clearer this voice becomes.
We all have an intuition we just have to nurture it, embrace it, and sharpen it, especially during these watery Mercury cycles.
After not having any planets in retrograde since early January 2019, the first Mercury retrograde of the year comes at an interesting and very busy cosmic time, as just a day later we have a Pisces New Moon and Uranus moving into Taurus.
This is a lot of heavy energy that is likely to leave us feeling scattered and uncertain. Under this cosmic weather, we are going to have to mimic Mercury by slowing down, going back over things, and taking our time before forging ahead.
Mercury is the messenger of the Gods. When it’s in its normal direct motion it helps us to communicate, think, and understand things. When Mercury moves retrograde however, it leaves the side of the seen Gods and enters the world of the unseen Gods.
During this time, Mercury travels through the deeper, darker parts of our soul and our subconscious in order to gain new insights, receive new downloads, and unearth buried truths.
During this time, we need to trust our intuition more and tune into our other senses. We need to rely on our gut feelings and listen to the clues the Universe may be sending our way.
When Mercury is finally ready to go direct again, we often find that we have gained new insights and understood things on a deeper level than we realized before.
Mercury retrograde helps us to unlock new truths and helps us to communicate stronger and more effectively. Mercury retrograde gives us the perspective to shift our beliefs and to look at things in a new way.
For this reason, it is advisable to not make concrete plans when Mercury is in retrograde. This is because we often realize a new truth or learn something new about ourselves that may change our decision or our motivation for doing something.
Especially under the energy of this March retrograde, we have to move slowly and not be in a hurry to make a decision or to label things as fact or fiction.
We need to avoid jumping ahead and give time for things to unravel. We need to keep an open mind and stay connected to our intuition. We also need to pay attention to the signs of the Universe.
The first part of March has a lot of volatile energy, and so it is best to take things slow, especially if you are not certain or are faced with indecision about something.
Mercury finally goes direct again on the 28th and although Mercury will need some time to return to its former strength, we will start feeling much more confident and directed at this time.
The best way to deal with this watery Pisces Mercury retrograde is to channel your creativity and spend time in reflection doing things like playing music, writing in your journal, or making art.
Creativity is also a great way to also tap into your intuition as well, so use this energy to inspire you and see if it opens you to a new truth.