Mercury in Pisces Thinkers

Updated on August 28, 2017
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Jean teaches astrology and metaphysical topics. She is an avid reader, published author, and lifetime member of the NJ Metaphysical Center.

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

Questions & Answers

  • I have Sun, Mercury, and Lilith in Pisces all in third house (Virgo moon, Caprising, Pluto Scorpio) I have anxiety and PTSD. How can I develop my self and be confident at most of the times?

    The third house rules communications in areas we visit each day, or with coworkers, neighbors, and siblings. Pisces is a gentle, sensitive sign, and since your Mercury is there, it makes it hard for you to assert yourself. Plus the Pisces sun means you see others from a place of understanding and spirituality, so you don't want to hurt anyone.

    But you have strong intuition and can read other people well, so I'd like to see you develop that more. Meditation can help that and also calm you. It's a little hard at first to block your thoughts, but as you learn to do it better, it clears the clutter from your mind. There is even an app for your phone called Buddhify, it's cheap, and can help you with short, guided meditations to get you started. I use it when I'm short on time.

    Pluto is strong in Scorpio, so that should help with your confidence. You are capable and have courage; you just need to learn to speak your truth more easily. Also, Virgo Moon people are practical, and most people depend on their advice, so you have planets in signs that can overcome that Pisces shyness, and most Pisces people are good storytellers and read others like books. The Mercury means your thoughts are ruled by your emotions, so that can be the issue. But I think you are just getting in your own way.,

    I am unsure about the PTSD; you may have a difficult aspect to your Virgo Moon. The Pisces planets may oppose it depending on the degrees the planets are in. Take vitamins and eat well in the days which lead up to your menstrual cycle, meditate, and try to exercise. If you have continued issues, see your gynecologist.

  • I have a mercury in Pisces, Sun in Aries, moon in Taurus and ascendant in Capricorn. Sometimes I dream of the future. How do I enhance my psychic abilities??

    The best way to improve your intuitive and psychic abilities is to begin meditation. I know it sounds odd, but when you learn to quiet your mind and stop all the chatter, you train your mind. Sit quietly for about 20 minutes a day, and do your best to clear your mind. Stay with it. In a few weeks, unimportant thoughts won't distract you as much, and that's when your mind is clear enough to start seeing visions and colors. Work your way up to twice a day. Eventually, you may see other lives or scenes that have meaning for you.

    There are many types of meditation, so you can research that and decide what you like. Beginners sometimes like to listen to guided meditations, where someone else talks and leads you through. There is an app for your cell phone called Buddhify which has short, guided meditations. I am writing an article about how to develop intuition and clairvoyance, so hope to be able to post that soon.

  • I have both Sun and Mercury in Pisces in the 1st house. Libra moon and Pluto in 8th house. How can I develop my psychic abilities?

    This is the most common question I receive and I am currently working on an article to address it. The best thing you can do is meditate, or join a meditation group. When you learn to clear your mind of all the clutter we think of each day, it makes room for your telepathic abilities to come out.

    Better yet, if you can find a metaphysical bookstore in your area, there will be clairvoyants and shamans, people who teach you how to clear your chakras, and other healing modalities. When we work with a group of people who have developed THEIR abilities or have natural psychic talents, their vibrations are higher. Just being with them will help you raise yours. Vibrations are higher when you feel good, safe, and happy.

    I am clairsentient and can "feel" things. Also, if you can recall your dreams you can get clues there about the path your higher self wants you to take.

    Having the Sun and Mercury in Pisces is a big help. You most likely have telepathic links to those you love and can sense when something is wrong (or right). Pluto in the 8th house of sex and death means you may have visions of people close to you and "see" yourself at their funerals. I have a full 8th house and it took me time to learn that I would have the vision, but couldn't see myself to know my age at the time of loss. I finally realized it was about 2 years.

    Try to seek out a group of like-minded people with these interests. But meditation or even getting a CD of guided meditations will help prepare your mind. Even learning to read tarot can help, that's how I began to see things. Good luck and I hope you do well. Read my article on Kundalini Energy and Chakras on Exemplore.com. There is also an app you can get on your phone called Buddhify which has short, guided meditations to get you started. It was either free or around $3.00 when I got it.

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    • Jean Bakula profile imageAUTHOR

      Jean Bakula 

      7 months ago from New Jersey

      I am so glad to hear your creative side is blossoming. You think with your heart with this position.

      I can't do much with a list like this, I have to draw it out and do a complete horoscope. It takes me 10-12 hrs. and I charge a fee. I can be reached at jeanbakula.wordpress.com.

      But the Aquarius Sun, Taurus Moon, and Leo Ascendant are all in fixed signs! I wouldn't want to be the one to get you to change your opinions :). Venus in Pisces means you are romantic and sensual, also creative and loving. Mars in Aquarius gives you a talent for knowing how things work and able to fix them. I don't do asteroids. Thanks for reading my work. Best wishes.

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      Littlefot 

      7 months ago

      This has been very insightful for me. Over the last year and a half I've been on a journey of self-development and self-awareness. my knowledge for spirituality and astrology has grown immaculately and because of it my understanding of self has been better and i've been able to meet my needs. i love art, music and anything creative. i write poetry and music. i love to draw but artistry is something that runs in my family. i never use to share my creative side i use to keep it to myself but not anymore. thank you. p.s i left a piece of me at the bottom.

      sun - aquarius

      moon - taurus

      ascendant - leo

      mercury - pisces

      venus - pisces

      mars - aquarius

      midheaven - taurus

      juno - scorpio

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      Jean Bakula 

      8 months ago from New Jersey

      Noah,

      It's normal to have planets next to the astrology next to your sun sign. Aquarius makes you a nonconformist, so does the Scorpio Rising. You are strong willed and need info to make up your mind, although in Pisces, Mercury means your thoughts are colored by your emotions. Pluto is the home planet of Scorpio, so you will transform or change your life several times, usually to better yourself. The Scorpio Moon makes you emotionally intense.

      I feel awful I can't cast horoscopes for free. It's so time consuming, and I often have a waiting list of several weeks. If you go to Cafe Astrology.com, they explain the meanings of the planets in the signs. If you know your birth time, you can get a chart from there (I trust that site). But it will be a lot of astrology jargon that's meaningless to you, and only a few pages about yourself. I truly am sorry. Jean

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      Jean Bakula 

      8 months ago from New Jersey

      Hello Noah,

      Although I answer short questions here at the comments area, I can't work with this here. It takes 10-12 hours to draw and interpret an astrology chart, and I charge a fee. If you are interested, please go to jeanbakula.wordpress.com. I would love to help you, but don't have that kind of time to cast and interpret this for free. The site you copy and pasted the info from probably offers a computerized version, and I need different info than this. I have respectfully asked people to stop doing this. Thank you.

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      Noah 

      8 months ago

      Rising- Scorpio

      Sun- Aquarius

      Moon - Scorpio

      Mercury- Pisces

      Venus - Aries

      Jupiter - Libra

      Saturn- Aquarius

      Uranus- Capricorn

      Neptune- Capricorn

      Pluto- Scorpio

      I have had a number of very psychic experiences that I would almost discount or shrug off when in favt they were very real. I've come to accept that I'm a channel for psychic energies and understanding my Mercury in Pisces was a huge step. This article was fantastic, thank you. Also, it is a very strange feeling to be an Aquarius sandwiched between a Scorpio rising and Scorpio in my moon.

    • Jean Bakula profile imageAUTHOR

      Jean Bakula 

      12 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 

      12 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 

      12 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 

      13 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 CafeAstrology.com, 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      16 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 

      16 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 

      19 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 

      19 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 

      5 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 

      5 years ago

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      Jason Roiz 

      5 years ago from Rochester

      Good post Jean Bakula

      i appreciate your effort write hub step by step thanks

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