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Mercury in Pisces

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Quality and Element:

Mercury's Themes:

kind thinker, super creative, imaginative, intuitive, compassionate, seeing beyond, poetic, good intentions, transcendent thoughts, musical, divinely inspired, adaptible, empathic

Possible Challenges:

zoned out, gullible, push-over, lacking opinions, naive, unfocused, can't handle details

Famous People with 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

The Piscean Mentality:

In Pisces, Mercury sees life more like an impressionistic painting than one done in the realistic style. Sounds, images, shapes, memory, psychic impressions, emotional tones -- all these are absorbed as part of an overall perception. Mercury in Pisces picks up on subtleties in the atmosphere that others might not pick up. Their outlook is dreamy, and often they appear tuned in to some distant message or inner vision.

The mind is directed by the emotions in Pisces, more than by logic. This Mercury is very sensitive to the environment, and is easily jarred by loud noises and the psychic static of crowds. Their mind is the ultimate psychic sponge, which is 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 rich inner narrative.

Mercury in Pisces has a naturally artistic outlook, and is often drawn to music, theatre, visual arts, filmmaking or photography. It's a mind able to dwell fully in the imagination, and bring those visions to life in their work. There's a healing aspect to what they share, and it strikes others as divinely inspired.

This Mercury has a gentle touch socially, as well, and is often 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 sometimes a lifelong task.

Mercury in Pisces has gifts to share that elevate the experience of life to something transcendent. Theirs is a vulnerably sensitive mind, one that often seeks refuge in fantasy and "checking out" somehow (like television or drugs). When lost, this Mercury struggles with fuzzy thinking, unable to handle the details of life. They gain confidence when they find creative self-expression, and release all that's absorbed back into the world.

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