Mercury in Pisces Thinkers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Questions & Answers
I have an Aries Sun & Venus, Pisces Moon & Mercury, and a Taurus rising. I tend to want to be so social, but end up backing out and getting nervous. It feels like I’ll be so hyped to confront someone, but then when it happens I want to hide, any advice?
I think the nervous part of you is because of the Pisces Moon and Mercury. Pisces is a very gentle sign, and having the Moon there means it rules your emotions. So even though an Aries Sun person is outgoing, and an Aries Venus loves to socialize, there is a private part of you that comes out at times. It could be with certain groups of people who make you feel uncomfortable. Taurus Rising is the way others see you, and Taurus is also quiet, what you see is what you get. So at a social gathering, if you don't feel like you have something important to add, you will decide to stay quiet. Mercury is the way you think, so in Pisces, your thoughts are ruled by your emotions. This does not have to be a bad thing, you are very creative and artistic, and most Pisces influences help people understand others and to be able to relate to them. I think maybe you are hanging around with the wrong people. I can understand the Pisces nerves, but most Pisces are good story tellers and do relate well to others. The crowd that makes you nervous may be too high strung or too hyper, it's not that YOU are. I think you need to find people you feel more happy around who share your values better. What you told me here doesn't show me that you are unsociable at all. I truly believe it's the company you keep. Try meeting some new people, and I think you will shine! I wish you all the best! Jean
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.Helpful 13
I have a Pisces Sun, Capricorn moon and Scorpio rising. Mercury in Pisces and Aries Venus how do I work with my abilities?
The Pisces Sun means you don't judge other people and make a great effort to understand them. So you can work well with those from all walks of life. You are also very creative, so could be a good writer, artist, musician, or have another talent. Pisces people bore easily and you will probably change jobs several times during your life. The Capricorn Moon means you are serious and security-minded and have a good head for business. You can be a good leader. Stability is important to you. Capricorns are sort of quiet, so people may tend to underestimate you at work, and all of a sudden you are the one with all the good ideas leading all the best projects. I think you want to be half of a partnership in life, Pisces loves being in love, and Capricorn wants the security, or possibly the money or position a certain person can offer in a relationship.
Scorpio Rising people (I am one myself) seem reserved and quiet until you get to know them. They are independent, strong-willed, can endure trials most mortals can't, and are very loyal friends. You can read other people really well, being both Pisces and Scorpio. This is also good for leadership, and people find you intimidating, until they know you better. It's good to have emotional strength and depth. Mercury rules how you think, so it's with your heart. But again, this is good for your creativity. Venus in Aries is about social and love life, so you would be more demonstrative in love, and tend to put your loved one on a pedestal. You also would be very creative about showing how you love someone, and have good ideas about what to do when your friends are all complaining they are bored.Helpful 9
I have both Mercury and Mars in Pisces. What are your thoughts?
Mercury rules the way you think. Since Pisces is a water sign, your decisions are colored more by your emotions than rational thought. This doesn't have to be bad though, as Pisces is a very intuitive sign. So you can read others very well and always should trust your first impressions and intuition - it won't fail you. You may have psychic ability too and experience unusual visions or have really vivid dreams.
Mars in Pisces means your strong emotions come from your unconscious mind. You are extremely emotional and need to be sure that you don't let this eat away at your self-confidence. You need periods of solitude to regain your energy; this is not a high energy Mars. But you work well behind the scenes and are very sensitive towards others.
All of your other planets are in zodiac signs too, so it's likely you have one or two in Earth signs or signs that help to ground you more. Meditation would be very good for you. You would also enjoy the studies of metaphysical topics like astrology, tarot, meditation, reiki healing and the like.Helpful 8
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.Helpful 6