We're in the shadow of Mercury in retrograde, and that means lots of confusion. Currently, there are four planets in the highly sensitive sign of Pisces. Pisces is a water sign ruled by the planet Neptune. With all of the planets in Pisces, many are feeling ungrounded and lost. The Carnival cruise is an example of all of this water energy in the sky, and the feeling and fear of abandonment at sea.
Mercury, which rules all forms of communication, short distance trips, telecommunications, and electronics, retrogrades on February 23, 2013 through March 17, 2013. When Mercury retrogrades, clarity diminishes, and communication can go awry. Mercury is retrograding in the sign of Pisces, which is its detriment. That means Mercury is in a weakened position, and communication can be extra confusing! It is easy to lose track of thought and have trouble concentrating. There can be arguments and misunderstandings, as well as more car accidents than normal.
Mercury in Pisces can be very spacey and dreamy. It is also very psychic and intuitive. Pay attention to your dreams, as they can prophetic and psychic now. When Mercury is in the sign of Pisces, i notice a lot of people lose things, endure some form of disappointment, and experience insomnia. Mercury in retrograde is a time when one hears of computer viruses, electronics breaking down, and contact from people from the past. With this energy it is a time when people will feel very introspective and more emotional than usual. However, the Piscean energy is a great outlet for creativity, meditation, and prayer.