Mercury in Pisces – Speaker for the Dead

Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
 – Kahlil Gibran

Effective dates: February 25th- March 13th, 2017

This is a magick as fuck Mercury, Heretics.  Although it will bring a lot of depression and angst with it (
fucking Emo Pisces), we will also get to experience the wonderment that is the Piscean other realm.  Here we will be given a chance to meld that fantasy of ourselves with the reality of ourselves, talk to ancestors of past, receive messages in dreams, and make fucking fantastic art. This is definitely going to be a writer’s Mercury – a story-teller Hermes exploding through the layers of earth’s crust, making his way out of god damn Hades and telling the people exactly what he saw.  Pisces is a mutable sign, and therefore the world in her realm is constantly shifting.  It is clay ready for us to mold it into whatever it is that we need.

Isn’t it horrible when someone is making you sit inside and work when it’s so damn beautiful outside?  We just want to play.  And we also just want to sink into the depths of our bedroom sheets and delve into dream land.  It doesn’t matter what form this play takes, we want to wrap ourselves up in it and hide away from the responsibilities of the world.  Unfortunately, if we do this, we will fail to use this transit for exactly what it is good for: manifesting.

This is also a realm where the veil is so thin that revelation comes like swift lightening, and past experiences are able to integrate and their place in the grand picture becomes extremely apparent.  This Mercury transit will remind all of us that we are a part of one tribe, and in this we will be consciously connected to one goal.   There will be as many approaches to this goal as there are conscious beings on this planet, but not every part of a bicycle has the same function.  Remember that there are certain violent acts of nature that bring about much nourishment (like a Volcano creating an island – the earth needs to bleed in order to create).  Pisces knows what it is to suffer, and knows suffering’s place in this realm.

This suffering is waters of baptism, Heretics.  I don’t like it as much as you do.  I have been struggling through heaps of anxiety, depression to the point where I don’t want to get out of bed.  But I must.  You must, and when you do, you will get a bizarre need to create.  Go with it, no matter what shape this creation takes.  You are receiving messages from the beyond right now, and when we are in the realm of divinity it feels like our bodies are about to shatter and we want to sink into the beyond.  This is what some occultists call “the abyss.”  It is literally crushing like a black hole.  How do you get out of the abyss?  Well.  You surrender.  Yes, this is the lesson of the Pisces Eclipse coming up on the exact day of this Mercury ingress into Pisces; surrender.

It is like Kali Ma wielding her bloody blade – a force of nature far too powerful for you to stop.  These Pisces transits are meant to humble you, to show you that you are a vessel for greater energies that you must allow to flow through you – or else you will suffer immensely.  You must speak what you see.  You must create with your pain, because there are messages that desperately want to come through.  So we just got out of an Aquarius transit, meaning we should be coming into this ingress with lots of fucking ideas crackling in our head.  What has the shadow work of this winter taught you?  The cold days are almost over, and our incubation is almost at an end.  The season is coming where we must get these thoughts into action – where the shedding of our old skin through the dark months is met with lightness of being once spring erupts through the soil.


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