On Sunday, we began nine and a half weeks of Mercury in Pisces. The Messenger God will not have been in this liminal zone for so long since early 2013. The long-running Mercury in Pisces show will feature on-off-on aspects to Shamanic Neptune (the ruler of Pisces) and the destiny illuminating North Node in Cancer.
It’s going to be a surreal backdrop to the more overt themes in play over this phase, like a whack television show playing in the background of an alien soap opera.
Occasionally you glance over at it to clock the cryptic subtitles or because you pick up a sudden, incongruent shift in the soundtrack. The Surreality Show has no channel, just frequency. There is a plot, but it only makes sense on multiple timelines.
The characters forget to pick up food for their dinner but can solve quantum riddles in real time. They seemed locked in strange, overly intense, inconclusive battles with gadgets, software and help desks. Even in their dating realm, there are times when they don’t know if they are dealing with a bot or a person. The inexplicable Nineties flashback scenes are more coherent than any of the relationships on the Surreality Show. Long-dormant Love Zombie crushes and Uranian romances reanimate, with no apparent narrative trigger. They’re just there all of a sudden.
Mercury Retrograde is a returning guest star, but the lead role goes to Ambiguity. The characters want something to get their edge back. Then they need something to take the edge off. They’ll trade in anything: Chaga Mushrooms, Sugar, Art, Space Dust, Aspirational Laser Beauty Regimes, Blue Devil Hoochie Juice or Love Zombie crushes; the show is the same.
Music, cinema, trance, dance, hypnosis, photography, lucid dreaming, and any Neptunian substance are potential narcotics. Then again, people could snort lavender oil and get transcendental under this influence. Everyone is a Neptunian now during Mercury in Pisces. And the actual Neptunians are in their element.
The Surreality Show is already playing, and yes, the Horoscopes will be covering it. And if you’re born with Mercury Retro in Pisces, you have your own permanent VIP booth in the club area – everyone here knows your name.
Thoughts on Mercury in Pisces?
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