Mercury in Pisces Thinkers

Updated on August 28, 2017
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Jean studied and taught astrology, tarot, and metaphysical topics for 40+ years. She is an avid reader, researcher, and published author.

Mercury In Pisces Thinkers
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Types of Thinkers

How does a person with Mercury in Pisces communicate with others? Well, these are the poets and the painters, the lovers and the dreamers, the writers and the singers. They are the philanthropists who will give someone else their own coat if they think that person is colder than they are. But abstract thought is not all about flowers and sunsets. Albert Einstein dreamed up that theory of relativity too. This shows that practical actions can also come from a person who thinks in abstract terms, giving us a more complete picture of the way a Mercury in Pisces communicates.

Vivid Imaginations

These are people with vivid imaginations who can visualize their thoughts. They are telepathic on an unconscious level. Because Mercury in Pisces communications are so much in the psychic realm, they must be careful they are not too influenced by the thoughts of those who surround them. They will pick up on other people’s moods in a matter of minutes, even if they are just sitting on a bus next to an irritated or upset person. They arrive at their conclusions mostly by their intuitions, not by logical reasoning, and it works just fine.

Mercury in Pisces people learn by osmosis anyway, so disciplined study is not really their thing. They learn by intuitive perceptions, and watching people and situations. This teaches them more than they will ever learn from a book, though reading as an escape once in a while is an activity which will appeal to them. Their psychic abilities may make it seem like they have a peculiar way of thinking, because they just “know” things. This writer grew up with two Pisces people in the family, and gratefully accepts that they sense things and know if something is wrong without being told.

Since Pisces is a mutable or changeable sign, what kind of house would they like to live in? This writer thinks a houseboat would be the perfect thing! Cancer is the first water sign, but the cardinal and leadership one, and water that changes really often would represent them, such as the ocean, with its waves and tides. Scorpio is the fixed water sign, and so a frozen lake or iceberg in the sea would represent them. But the body of water that represents a Mercury in Pisces person is a slowly meandering river that has a lot of changing scenes along the shore.

Pisces in Mercury are Very Creative People
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They have Empathy

These are people whose minds can be easily biased by unconscious emotional patterns, based on their past experiences. Now, this happens to most of us at some time or other. But Pisces Mercury people must be careful they do not get so trapped by their negative memories that it makes them neurotic. It can be that way if they take it to extremes, or have difficult or strong planetary aspects to their Mercury.

But the norm is to find a sensitive and imaginative person, with a lot of artistic ability, who is sympathetic and really understands what it is like to be in another person’s shoes. Unscrupulous people can play on their empathetic natures, so if you have a friend or loved one with this Mercury position, try to watch out for that. They have fluctuating emotions which can cause a lot of vacillation in decision making and communication. Daydreaming is a big tendency, but then to think up such creative ideas, one has to do a lot of daydreaming!

Mercury in Pisces communicators are great story tellers. They notice all the details and soak up all the feelings of whatever situation they are in, so are great at expressing themselves. They can be the life of the party, but are actually private people, who require time alone pretty often. This is not because they are angry or upset, privacy is just a big need of theirs. They are often secretive about themselves until they are sure they trust someone, and will keep their private thoughts to themselves. This will cause them to seem shy, but they really are not, it is just a Mercury position which requires seclusion once in a while. So don't be surprised if your Mercury in Pisces person disappears for a few days. They need to clear their heads. Then when their need for quiet is over, they will go someplace else, pick up all their friends, and home turns into a party until the next mood change.

Highly Psychic

Sometimes Mercury in Pisces people have a bit of a persecution complex. They tend to be a tad oversensitive, and may think somebody criticized them when that was not the person’s intention. They need to try to be more impersonal in their thinking and in their perception of reality, something that is easier to say than to do.

These people are like walking encyclopedias, they pick up little facts and interesting tidbits of knowledge no matter what they are doing. They are quick studies who can easily adapt to any kind of situation, even one they just walked into, and “know” the exact requirements of the moment. How do they do that? You can try to get them to explain it, but unless you have psychic abilities yourself, it will not be easy to understand. They are natural mediums too. Of course, we all have psychic ability, it’s just that all of us do not try to develop it.

A few years ago this reader was in a metaphysical store with a friend; we were taking a course together. A psychic was walking around the store, just introducing herself, and telling us things that she never could have known about people she never met. She had both of us crying—me about a message from my father who died when I was in my 20’s—she knew I had a son whose middle name was my father’s first name, among other things, and what the name was. The second message was from my friend’s husband who had died a few years prior to that night. He wanted to tell her it was OK with him if she started to date again, he was afraid she was getting lonely! I asked the psychic her sign, and of course it was Pisces, though most water signs have these abilities. Even if your Sun is in Aquarius or Aries, Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, so people of those Sun signs have a good chance of having Mercury in Pisces.

A Pisces Dream Home

Mercury in Pisces minds can absorb a lot of information, which comes in really handy for memorizing things before tests in college and such. They get bored really easily, so love to travel, that’s why a houseboat would be such an appealing way for them to live. Being near the water is very soothing for water signs anyway. These people are great judges of human nature, they know who can be trusted and who can’t just by being near them. They are very diplomatic and goodnatured most of the time, except for those days when they need their private time. Versatile, ingenious, dexterous, Mercury in Pisces have many positive qualities.

Their kind hearts lead them to wanting to help those less fortunate, so they often work in hospitals, jails, hospices, schools for people with special needs, as death doulas, or at regular hospitals. They have healing qualities in their natures. Plus working in a large institution seems to quell some of that need to be secluded sometimes, as one worker does not stand out so much in a large building. Last year this writer worked on a series of people from each astrology sign, and discovered that Pisces people were the ones who gave the most time and money to charity. When a Mercury in Pisces communicator is trying to get a point across, it is often about someone other than themselves. How can you not love such kindhearted old souls? They truly deserve to float down that lazy river, dreaming up new ways to help people and show them a good time.

Pisces Loves Life on the Water
Pisces Loves Life on the Water | Source


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      Jean Bakula 2 months ago from New Jersey

      Hi, I answered, but an unsure why it's coming up again in my comment section. It should be by the hub itself.

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      Jean Bakula 2 months ago from New Jersey

      You are very welcome. Actually, opposite signs like Virgo and Pisces often share traits. A Virgo planet or placement will force you to be detail oriented, but you will be more interested in creative and spiritual matters with the Mercury and Sun in Pisces.

      As you said, the Sag Rising makes you more independent and interested in foreign travel and religions, or education and religions or philosophies.

      I just answered a person with opposite Sun and Moon, I have it myself. The Sun is your personality people see, but the Moon, which is part of your personality, but mostly rules your emotions, are not so open. So it takes people longer to get to know you. And you probably have to explain yourself more, you don't wear your emotions on your sleeve with the Virgo in you (though the Pisces helps you here). You are not a sociopath, this aspect does make it harder to understand ourselves. We bury our emotions more than even we realize. Take care, Jean

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      Ego Duality Mishap 2 months ago

      Hello Jean,

      This was a really good read. My sun and mercury are both in Pisces and this is exactly how I am! I always thought my situational reading was from my Virgo Moon/MC (and I was born under full moon) and I was able to react to situations correctly due to my always thinking mood, but this actual helps me to differentiate how I'm affected by the 2 signs individually. And now I also see my Sag Rising using my need for daydreaming, time alone, and travel to back up my need for freedom. Growing up it was hard to connect with peers due to learning only facts, and things I see, it understanding emotions or feelings at all, kind of a sociopath due to ignorance, but when I matured I learned a lot about myself, and because of that others. I still have troubles with emotions/feelings and still my favorite thing is to go in my head and just observe and connect everything. I'm not much to remember facts, but if I learn a truth, I won't forget it, but it will only show up again if the situation calls for it. Still have a lot of ways to go, but thank you for this Jean!

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      Jean Bakula 4 months ago from New Jersey

      Hi Esther,

      All your planets are in a sign, and I'd venture a guess that you have more than Mercury in Pisces. Check a site called, they will give you a list of where all your planets are and explain them. It's one of two sites I trust. Take care.

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      Esther 4 months ago

      Thank you for this article. I'm Sun in Aries and Mercury in Pisces. I've always felt opposed to many Aries characteristics and often felt detached when reading my astrology. This is the first time astrology shined light on my personality. I am an artist/painter and love reading philosophy and psychology. Just daydreaming about looking up into the sky while lying on my back in a boat feels absolutely heavenly. I feel like I've been given a gift today. Thank you!

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      Jean Bakula 4 months ago from New Jersey

      Hi Clauie,

      That makes sense. An Aries sun person is normally extroverted. But the moon and other planets are all in a sign. Mercury in Pisces makes this friend a dreamer, who prefers to work behind the scenes. I bet he will do anything to help others though?

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      Clauie 4 months ago

      I have a friend who is an Aries Sun Sign but his mercury is in Pisces. He is very introverted.

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      Jean Bakula 4 months ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for the kind words, Afi. My Dad was Pisces, Sun and Moon and used to say that sadly, some people take kindness for weakness. Keep being your kind self though!

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      Afi 4 months ago

      This is so accurate! I'm a Pisces Sun with Mercury in Pisces.. I can relate to this SO much. A lot of people tend to take our kindness for granted though and it's infinitely sad and heartbreaking.

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      Jean Bakula 7 months ago from New Jersey

      Thanks Darshan,

      You are correct. Each planet and the Sun are in a sign, which can vary things quite a bit. Mercury only tells us how a person thinks, and even that can change depending on what house it's in, or what other aspects it has to other planets.

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      Darshan Gandhi 7 months ago

      I agree with your article to almost full extent, however certain things always vary by situations. Regardless 9/10 for your accuracy. :-)

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      Jean Bakula 10 months ago from New Jersey

      Hi Diana,

      You sound very positive, you must have a fast vibration rate! You would be a great doctor, because an Aquarius has an intelligent mind to learn all the science and math stuff, but the Pisces makes you sensitive. That's what's missing in doctors today. Sometimes parents mean well but tell us we are a way that we are not. I have health issues and wore braces to school when young, and had to be strong as I got teased a lot. So my parents treated me like a fragile flower and told me I was "high strung." As an adult I am very capable, and as a widow of 3 years I've gone on and even went to a country I never went to by myself, Antigua. So parents don't know everything. And I am a parent of an adult son too.

      Yes, if you sit by a person with a low vibration, they start to bring you down right away. You should meditate, I bet you are very psychic. The Pisces in you would be good for writing poetry. I'm Cancer and published a poetry book, but went about it the wrong way. But it can be a fun hobby and way to get out some emotions.

      I have waking visions of what will happen at times. A few years ago I was very upset by something, and walked into my BR. My Mom was standing there, except she died in 1995. Work on developing your psychic abilities, they will get stronger. You can burn sage to clear your house of negative energies or use crystals (I have a hub on that on Exemplore). It's been nice "chatting with you"! Take care.

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      Diana 10 months ago

      What you are saying in this article is very accurate! I have my Sun in Aquarius and Mercury in Pisces.

      I love being around water,if i could I would stay in water whole day!

      I am a medical student and my dream from a very young age was to become a doctor so I could help people.

      For me this is a life mission! I feel that i have to do this.

      Since I were a child,my teachers told my parents that I am too sensitive and emotional and that I would have trouble later in life because of that.

      I am also very attracted towards arts and literature. I have been told in middle school and in highschool that I am very creative and good at writing. For me writing is a way of expressing my feelings. I am better at communicating in writting than verbaly.

      When you said that we are intuive you are right! I know when a person has a lower vibration because I can sense it. There were times when i ignored my intuition because it seemed ilogical(the Aquarius part of me ,i guess) and I realised that i were wrong.

      It may sound weird,but sometimes I know when something good or right is about to happen. Usually I am right...

      Now everything makes sense to me! Thank you very much for your article! :)

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      Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Jason, for reading my work! Take care!

      Hi Dubesor,

      I finally finished these Astrology/RealEstate things. I had a lot of fun writing them. Thanks for following along!

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      Dubesor 4 years ago

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      Jason Roiz 4 years ago from Rochester

      Good post Jean Bakula

      i appreciate your effort write hub step by step thanks

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