Vivid dreams, lucid dreams, nightmares, and the like, have become the norm not only for myself but other people I have spoken to within the last few weeks.
These occurrences have been exacerbated by the energy that Mercury retrograde brought us a few weeks back when it stationed retrograde at 29° Pisces on March 5th and formed a conjunct with the Piscean ruler, Neptune, not once but TWICE. This is very rare, especially as we know it for our generation because Neptune hasn’t been in the second decanate (11°-20°) of Pisces since the 1850s. Also of note, Mercury hasn’t been conjunct Neptune in the sign of Pisces since April of 1861.
For my history & astrology buffs out there:
Mercury had a similar transit (where it traveled in retrograde motion while passing Neptune in Pisces twice) in 1861 when it stationed retrograde on March 3rd, 1861. Interestingly enough, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States the following day, March 4th 1861. Mercury then proceeded with retrograde motion on March 6th of 1861 - the same day that the Confederate Congress established the Confederate Army. The only difference in 1861 was that Mercury stationed retrograde at 0° Aries (the FIRST degree of the zodiac) while Neptune was at 28° Pisces (third decanate). This year, 2019, Mercury stationed retrograde at 29° Pisces (the LAST degree of the Zodiac) while Neptune was at 16° Pisces (second decanate). Pretty interesting, right?
This Mercurian energy we had in March, combined with the dreamy illusionary quality of Neptune has opened the eyes of many people with the increased prevalence of vivid dreams, and for some: nightmares. Although Mercury is well out of the sign of Pisces and is far from making a conjunct with Neptune, this energy still persists.... and there’s a reason why.
At current, the passionate, fiery planet of Mars is forming a square (90° angle) with watery Neptune. This creates tension between these two celestial bodies in such a way that allows their energies to clash.
Mars is passionate and impulsive with his energy and the ruler of the cardinal fire sign, Aries.
Mercury embodies a conscious and inquisitive energy while ruling the mutable air sign we know as Gemini.
These two planets are currently in each other’s homes: Mars is in Gemini and Mercury is in Aries AND the two are forming a sextile or 60° angle with one another. This creates a harmony between the two planets in that they feed off of each-others energy and work together.
... all while Mars makes his 90° with Neptune.
Mercury (thoughts/ mind/ thought process) +
Mars (creative energy/ force/ assertion) +
Neptune (confusion/ illusion/ dreams/ inspiration) =
The energies of each planet clash and mend with each other in such a way creating the perfect storm for weird dreams and nightmares that as of recent, seem to be persistently affecting the collective as we know it.
To purify the mind, wear/meditate with amethyst. (Place under pillow)
To alleviate nightmares, wear/meditate with green Prehnite. (Place under pillow)
For mental clarity and focus, wear/meditate with rainbow fluorite.
My mind is clear and focused; sleep brings me rest, not fear.
Third Eye Chakra
Lavender – magical uses aid with: sleep, antianxiety, protection and purification.
Associated with the planet Mercury.
Dress a purple or white candle with lavender herb and/or oil and light on a Wednesday.
Steep lavender herb in hot water and drink as a tea.
Use lavender essential oil in an oil diffuser when you sleep.
Place drops of lavender on your pillowcase before sleep and/or place lavender herb in a satchel and place under your pillow.
This aspect will last until May 9th, 2019.
However, Neptune will stay in his watery home of Pisces until the year 2025, so his energy will continue to linger to some capacity for the collective.
Author: Leo Rising of Silfren Circle
My name is Luisa but close friends call me “Lulu”. I’m a musician at heart currently working as a Registered Nurse. I love learning more about astrology and incorporating a spiritual practice into my everyday life. Currently studying Reiki Healing. I’m a Cancer Sun, Cancer moon, Leo Rising (Tropical); Gemini Sun, Gemini Moon, Cancer Rising (Sidereal).