When a person has his natal Mercury in Pisces, it is considered in detriment and thus at its lowest potency. Pisces is located on the opposite side of the sign of Virgo, where Mercury is in domicile. The other sign where the planet is also in detriment is Sagittarius. Yet, in Pisces, Mercury is also in fall. This is a rather impractical placement to have in a natal chart, as Mercury is severely obstructed in his manifestation. On the other hand, this placement can give great poetic abilities, and generally draw the individual’s expression towards the arts. Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and has Neptune as its ruling planet. Pisces is also the natural ruler of the twelfth house, which governs the collective subconscious, places of imprisonment.
Mercury in Pisces indicates a more active imagination and an almost photographic ability to visualize thoughts and memories. People with this position tend to be very intuitive and use almost telepathy to communicate with the people they are most intimate with. The problem is that they can also be influenced by subliminal suggestions, since they are subconsciously in tune with the thoughts and moods of those around them.
They reach conclusions more easily, not through logical and concrete reasoning, but based on almost unconscious abstraction and intuition. They learn more through external stimuli, with everything that happens around them, than locked in a classroom. If Mercury is under stress in Pisces, the mind is in danger of becoming trapped in memories, to the point of distorting the perception of reality. The imagination can also become darker.
The individual may be overly sensitive and may feel that any comment about him is personal criticism. He may need to learn to be more impersonal in his reasoning and perception of reality and this position is similar to Mercury in Cancer.
Understanding is also an issue in evidence. Many, in addition to imagining, can even feel what it is like to be in another person’s situation, either because they have been in similar situations or as an influence of their immense empathy. The Pisces sign is like a sponge, absorbing everything good or bad that happens around it. Because of this, people with this position can easily manipulate their emotions, be deceived or exploited if they don’t pay more attention. Therefore, it is always good to surround yourself with nice and friendly people, as well as look for environments with good energy.
Pisces is a changeable sign and its unstable emotions can cause doubts in reasoning, decisions and communication, with a tendency to daydream. Your creative imagination gives you an active mind, but it also opens doors for moments of distraction. It is not uncommon to embark on private journeys, isolating yourself from the real world. The fact that they like to be reserved and keep their thoughts to themselves can result in shyness and isolation. It may be a good idea to try to express yourself more in your personal relationships, always avoiding being immersed in your own fantasies.
Due to the extreme sensitivity and imagination of Mercury in Pisces, there is a great artistic streak in this position. Many can become actors, designers, writers, poets, musicians or follow any other manifestation of art, even being software and game programmers, since this is also a position that confers a more abstract intellectuality and understands “chaos” with greater ease. Programming languages, for example, no matter how logical they may use in their functions, have a certain abstraction, hierarchy, and very subjective complexity in their broader concepts and data grouping, something that can be interesting and seductive for those who hold this position. of Mercury.