Mercury Retrograde In Pisces - February 17th - March 10th

Mercury retrograde is generally associated with communication and technology breakdowns, lost items, travel delays, and nervous tensions.

Mercury retrograde February 2020 has an especially challenging influence on communications because it is square the Moon. An inner conflict between your thoughts and feelings may lead to anxiety, moodiness, and indecision.

Mercury Retrograde February 2020

The Mercury retrograde phase is just one part of the retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone. The two direct phases are known as shadow periods. The three phases of Mercury retrograde February 2020:

February 2nd - February 16th - The first shadow phase from Mercury entering the retrograde zone until Mercury stationary retrograde.

February 16th - March 9th - The retrograde phase lasts from Mercury entering the retrograde zone until Mercury direction station.

March 9th - March 29th - The second shadow phase lasts from Mercury stationary direct until Mercury leaving the retrograde zone.

Mercury retrograde makes a significant and challenging aspect to the Moon. There are no major fixed stars conjunct Mercury, but the Moon is on a powerful star in the heart of the Scorpion.

Moon square Mercury creates a high degree of tension between your heart and mind or an internal debate between your thoughts and feelings. Anything you feel strongly about or have an opinion on is subject to your questioning, indecisiveness, and variability of emotions or interest.

Mercury will help you openly and honestly share your feelings, but the message can be less caring and thoughtful than you intended. Moodiness and parochialism can lead to disagreements with your intimate relationships. You may not care too much what others think of you, but your partner most likely will.

This is going to be an ongoing issue with the Mercury stationing direct quincunx the Moon, and Mercury leaving the retrograde zone again square the Moon. Friends may come and go, but your family will be your family forever.

The best use of this tense energy is hard mental work. You can take a critical look at both sides as you perfect your ideas. The key is to avoid arguments at all costs during the retrograde; you also need to stay calm and think before you speak.