Now, when Mercury goes into retrograde, we are experiencing the opposite effects of what naturally happens. When a planet is retrograde it simply means that due to the transition of the planet, it can appear to be moving backwards in orbit, thus the retrograde. So it’s important to note that Mercury in Water Signs can lead to more emotional, drawn-out thinking. A Mercury in Pisces may be very quiet or prone to being misunderstood in conversation as they can tend to lose track of their thoughts. Of course, Mercury in Pisces is just as good a placement as any but it just highlights the more creative and peaceful communicator versus the passionate and blunt communication of say, a Fire Sign.
With all of this focus on the mind, and how we think and communicate, it’s easy to see that Mercury is most comfortable when placed in Air Signs. Quick-thinking Gemini or favorable Aquarius (yes, it’s an air sign), all benefit from the power of Mercury. But Mercury retrograde can be the great equalizer between all signs. With Mercury Retrograde in Pisces we are all pushed to be more sensitive and artistic in how we express ourselves to others. Perhaps you may feel the urge to turn your sorrow into songs or spend an evening creating to calm your mind. The key takeaway during Mercury retrograde in Pisces is to realize that not everything needs your words.