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Mercury Retrograde in the Sign of Pisces

How to Handle a Mercury Retrograde…

Maybe Life IS a Dress Rehearsal After All

February 23-March 17, 2013: Mercury is in Retrograde

CALENDAR-FEB-MARCHEver wanted a chance to go back and do something over?  Well, here’s your opportunity.  Several times a year, Mercury, the planet of communication, appears to move backwards in the sky, striking fear in the hearts of many.  Long lists pop up everywhere, warning of all the things NOT to do unless you wish to incur some terrible fate.  Here’s the deal: the most important thing to remember about a retrograde is how it begins: re.  And every word that begins with these magical two letters, is not just your friend, but from February 23-March 17, your best friend.  So go on and redo, rethink, reinvite, return, rehearse, reimagine.  If you can re it – you can do it.

Example:  As a playwright, some of my favorite times are during Mercury retrogrades.  This is when I get a chance to take one of my plays, dust it off, and see it in a new light.  My play Heathens was not only rewritten during a retrograde but also re-titled.  And during the same retrograde, I also reconnected with an old friend who was looking for a new play to produce.  Before I knew it, I was being introduced to a director, who has turned out to be not only a talented collaborator but a dear friend as well.  Within eighteen months of this introduction (a hop and a skip in theatre time), Heathens received a full production Off-Broadway.  So just because it’s a retrograde, don’t feel you have to hide under the covers until it passes.  Get out there and embrace every opportunity that comes your way.

Key Words: Restore, Reflect, Revise, Rejuvenate, Regenerate, Renew, Revisit, Rekindle, Reassert

During the Retrograde, Mercury is in the Sign of Pisces

Pisces is ruled by Neptune—the planet of imagination, illusion, deception, and spirituality. Mercury in Pisces can inspire creative heights as well as escapist fantasies. Get the most out of the healing Piscean energy during this retrograde: engage in spiritually regenerative and renewing activities, such as meditation and yoga. Psychic sensitivities are also heightened at this time.


  • cheryl king
    Posted at 09:35h, 20 February

    What a refreshing look at this topic – and such good thinking. I too have seen what looked like reversals turn into rejoicing. It’s happening this week. Thanks for the wisdom. I’m going to put a link on FB to this.

  • Stefanie Sertich
    Posted at 15:28h, 28 February

    I love the way you explain this. It makes so much sense! And I am honored to have been the director of your wonderful play Heathens! You have become an inspiration to me and I love you so much. XOXO

  • Tom Gualtieri
    Posted at 16:49h, 28 February

    This view of Mercury Retrograde is the one that keeps people from freaking out! It’s a great perspective and a reminder that retrograde is NOT something to fear but to embrace, understand, and utilize. My perspective on this period has been completely changed!

  • Esther Winter
    Posted at 22:26h, 17 March

    Thank you so much Heather – this explains for me why I have had such a strong desire to reconnect with my friends and family recently.