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Feb 18 – Mar 20 (Spring Equinox), 2019
The Sun sign is a much-celebrated astrological element, usually given more significance than it deserves. Remember – the Sun is just one planet in your star-soup.
Happy birthday fishies! The final stop in the zodiac! Pisces is the sign of two fish chasing tails in the holy waters of eternity. These fish dismantle everything. As we let go, some indecision, existential crises or moodiness may arise. The fishes are nocturnal creatures, so prepare for changes in your sleep/dream life.
Pisces is a trance state, a vivid revery. Like her flexible spine twisting in the river current, Pisces embodies many dimensions at once, drizzled betwixt blissful waves, disconnected from time and space. Remember to walk along the shoreline of the present moment if you feel yourself drifting out to sea.
Pisces season is when we are most vulnerable and prone to illness. It is a decidedly uncomfortable, confusing time. We may fantasize of “swimming away” or disappearing without a trace. The fishes deftly break us down. Some responsibilities may be neglected as we are faced with the task of plumbing inner worlds. If the ice beneath you begins to crack, fall straight into the glacial melt – salvation awaits you down there!
No one likes confronting the things that Pisces drags up. These things include addiction, resentment, betrayal, denial, deceit and other nebulous, murky elements belonging to the subconscious. Under the influence of Pisces, we may feel irresponsible or careless. Beware addictive behaviors. Take this time to reflect on the inevitable, proverbial death of all things, the Life/Death/Life nature so lucidly outlined by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés in “Woman Who Run with the Wolves.”
The fishes swim in arcs and loops, not straight lines, so forget about order. The more we relax into the fisherman’s net, the faster we ascend. Pisces requires complete surrender. The more we create and release, breathe and sleep, walk and sing – the easier this cycle will be. Delve into your dreams, wishes and hopes. Internalize nothing! Keep nothing! This is the last stop on the line, brothers and sisters – where are you going to put that baggage?
Pisces calls from her cove: trust me, sweet child, swim into my sea of long, delicious dreams. Pisces is a tidal wave, rocking and splitting the earth as she crumbles into light. Her diaphanous cocoon shields and protects. Wrapped in the mighty arms of ocean-soul, watch the eel squiggle. Follow her anywhere you like; birth your silent, private intensity unto the world. Welcome changes and endings, as they are designed by something inconceivably glorious. Though we will be unusually sensitive, it’s ok, we can still rise with dignity from titanic depths, trident piercing the sky above. Life continues inexorably as water flows downstream. Have patience. This season takes place internally. Our progress will be clear at the end.
The first day of Pisces (Feb 18) is going to be spectacular: early that morning, Venus in Capricorn will be conjunct Saturn in Capricorn, spelling excellent progress in the professional sphere. That night, Mercury will be conjunct Neptune, ruler of Pisces. A very fish day indeed, and so ripe for expansion in many sectors, including work, social and creative life. The following day (Feb 19), we have the biggest supermoon of the year!!
Mercury Retrograde begins on Mar 5, but we will begin to feel the effects as soon as Feb 19 (the night of the big super full moon!) The day after (Mar 6) is going to be one of the most dynamic days of the cycle – for starters, Uranus moves into Taurus for good until 2026. About 8 hours later comes the new moon, and then in the evening the sun will be conjunct Neptune. Any and all Pisces intentions should be put into motion on this day.
On Mar 13, the sun squares Jupiter in Sagittarius. This influence suggests that we may overestimate our abilities, leading to unfulfilled promises, too many projects at once, restlessness, unpreparedness or “living beyond our means.” However, someone will be there to bail us out, largely because our intentions are good, unless excess is already a pattern and consequences have historically been light, then this day may deliver serious lessons on self-control and/or break off existing support systems. As we may be overly optimistic to the point of fantasizing, confrontations with reality may bring about sudden depression, though our baseline mood will likely remain stable. Children will need extra help with decision-making and encouragement to finish what has been started.
The day after (Mar 14) is another busy day – first Mars in Taurus forms a harmonious trine to Saturn. Twenty minutes later is the quarter moon, then in the evening the Sun will be conjunct Mercury Retrograde in Pisces – so if there are any Mercury Retrograde things you need to do (taboo things like signing documents or making big purchases), do it on this day. Pisces seasons ends as it began: with a giant supermoon. Early that morning (Mar 20), Mars forms another trine to Pluto. The spring equinox (Aries season) officially commences at 3pm PST.
Be good to yourselves and one another! Put on some music, dance, make some art! In meditation, focus on the upper chakras (third eye and crown). Rest your body with Pisces Yoga.