During this time, you may have felt Mercury's trickster energy via misplaced belongings, technology glitches, missed phone calls, travel delays, or itinerary changes. Although these experiences can cause difficulties or bring frustration, they also can benefit us by forcing us to slow down and take in information we otherwise miss or ignore.
Spring Robin Resting on Wall by Anne Nordhaus-Bike
On a deeper level, Mercury retrograde encourages us to turn inward to reflect and meditate so we can connect with our inner selves. By quieting our everyday, rational mind, we have opportunities to hear from our higher, spiritual mind via intuition or inspiration. Such spiritual messages, long associated with birds because these airy creatures fly upward toward celestial realms, bring us insights we otherwise would miss.
With Mercury in Pisces, we have an even greater opportunity to "think spiritually" because of Pisces's association with spirituality and unity. Mercury's retrograde motion makes this a good time to revisit the past to evaluate our spiritual lives; at the same time, Mars's retrograde in the opposite sign of Virgo (health, work, service) gives us an opportunity to evaluate our work lives before it moves forward in mid-April.
Spring Robin Walks Forward by Anne Nordhaus-Bike
In these final days of Mercury's retrograde, consider how well your work is aligned with your spiritual ideals. Do your efforts serve the higher good? Do you feel called to the work you do? Has your health ever suffered from overwork or from escapist or addictive behavior? What changes can you make this season to bring your inner and outer lives into better balance?
Then, when Mercury and Mars move forward in coming days and weeks, the guidance you received will help you move forward, too.