Mercury, Thoth the Sacred Scribe - conscious thought and communication - leaves watery Pisces and reenters the air sign Aquarius. Aquarius and Pisces are both signs of planetary service but with a different approach. Pisces comes from an expanded heart, Aquarius from a crystalline clarity of the mind.
Aquarius is aligned with the creator god Ptah. Ptah created Heaven and Earth through the words that he spoke; his tongue is connected to his heart. His message is that we need to think, speak and create from Love. If we lose our connection with our heart, our creations can damage others and our world.
Pisces/Sothis is the sign of the Bodhisattva, the compassionate soul that chooses to repeatedly return to Earth existence as a form of Service. Mercury/Thoth turned retrograde in Pisces/Sothis on February 16.
This Mercury retrograde period has been difficult. Emotions are running high and many sensitive people feel painfully overwhelmed by the distress of others. The opportunity provided by Mercury’s return to Aquarius/Ptah is to reconnect to what might be rather than what is. We are being given a respite from emotional murkiness and an opportunity to remember our vision of what we most want - a supportive and loving future for ourselves, those we love and our planet.
During the brief sojourn of Mercury/Thoth back into Aquarius, realign your thoughts and words with your expanded heart. What beautiful vision do you want to birth, nurture and gift to our planet?
Mercury will turn direct on March 9 at Aquarius 28°13’. Mercury will return to Pisces from March 16 through April 10/11.
March 4, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.