Mercury in Pisces Themes: kind, creative, imaginative, intuitive, compassionate, seeing beyond, poetic, good intentions, transcendent thoughts, musical, divinely inspired, adaptable, empathetic. Possible Challenges: zoned out, gullible, push-over, lacking opinions, naive, unfocused, can’t handle details. Mutable Water.
Mercury in Pisces sees life more like an impressionistic painting than one done in realistic style. Sounds, images, shapes, memories, psychic impressions, emotional undertones - all these are absorbed as part of an overall picture. Mercury in Pisces picks up on subtleties in the atmosphere that others miss. Their outlook is dreamy; often they appear tuned in to some distant message or inner vision. Their mind is directed by emotions more than by logic. They’re very sensitive to the environment, easily jarred by loud noises and the static of crowds. Their mind is a psychic sponge, both a gift and a challenge. They need lots of time to reflect and unwind their thoughts, and create space to listen to their own inner narrative. They have a naturally artistic outlook, and are drawn to music, theater, visual arts, filmmaking or photography. They have a gentle touch socially, and often are a bridge between people. They have an innate trust and readily accept what others say - and therefore can be led astray by manipulators and con artists. Such an emotionally-driven Mercury has to guard against being pulled by the heart strings to dark places. Developing the ability to discern truth from illusion, and to add logic to decision-making is a lifelong task. Theirs is a vulnerably sensitive mind, one that seeks refuge in fantasy and “checking out” somehow (tv, drugs). When lost, they struggle with fuzzy thinking, unable to handle the details of life. They gain confidence when they find creative self-expression, and release all that has been absorbed back into the world.
Famous Mercury in Pisces: Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Elton John, Serge Gainsbourg, Alan Rickman, Liz Taylor, August Renoir, Bernardo Bertolucci, Edgar Cayce, Chaka Khan, Patty Hearst, Abe Lincoln, Heath Ledger, Lucy Lawless, Justin Timberlake