(February 19 – March 19, ’20)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & SOLAR RETURN! You’re the star of the show this month! With the Sun, Mercury & Neptune (your planet) all in PISCES, you will be particularly magnetic & alluring. An increased sense of vitality and self-confidence will be emanating from you, so don’t be shy — come out of hiding, express yourself and soak up the attention! The New Moon in PISCES (on 2/23) will put the spotlight directly on you, so polish your self-image and put your best foot forward. This would be a good month to get a facial, makeover, updated photo or perhaps a new pair of shoes, especially on 2/25 & 3/8. And what could be a better way to pamper yourself than a spa day, a good soak, massage or reflexology treatment? Make sure that your partner gets equal attention around the Full Moon on 3/9, and pay attention to whatever feedback comes your way. Increased self-awareness will be the gift, as your one-on-one relationships can provide an accurate mirror and help you see yourself more clearly.
Since Mercury is retrograding in PISCES for half this month (through 3/3), you’ll want to utilize this cycle to catch up with yourself. Are you happy with the “you” that you are projecting? Could your personal image and appearance be overdue for a revamp? Have you created healthy boundaries for yourself? Make an honest re-evaluation of your lifestyle and focus on getting your act together. You are also in a very lucky, expansive period right now, inspired by the Jupiter-Neptune sextile on 2/20. Take advantage of any opportunities to solidify your professional/public aspirations, travel, expand your mind, teach, write or promote yourself & those things you believe in.
Keep an eye out for an interesting class, concept or collaboration on 2/22 & 28; some unexpected excitement is in the air! From 3/4 on, you’ll find much pleasure in making new contacts, catching up on communications, reconnecting with relatives or neighbors and taking a short trip or two (particularly on 3/8 & 19). Once Mercury returns to AQUARIUS (between 3/4—15) you’ll be refocusing your thoughts on tying up some loose ends. Put your life in order: clean, sort, file, de-clutter and redefine your priorities. Once Mercury returns to PISCES on 3/16, you’ll begin to feel that you have your act together.
You’ve been quite occupied with friends, group gatherings and cultural events for the past few months; expect these activities to become even more stimulating—as well as productive—this month, particularly on 2/20, 24-25, 3/11, 14 & 19. Take some time out to tend to your own needs, however, on 2/28 & 3/3, and don’t be pressured to mix friends & finances on those days. Your social life will continue to have a strong impact on your personal growth in the year ahead — enjoy yourself!
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You can expect a major metamorphosis in your social life while Pluto is in CAPRICORN (1/25/08–1/20/24). As this 16-year transit unfolds, you’ll be experiencing transformation & renewal in your friendships, alliances and group associations. Outgrown relationships will periodically be purged from your life, opening the door for more stimulating companionship & pleasurable pursuits. Intense, innovative and enterprising individuals will be showing up and stirring up new activities. Friends from your past may re-enter your life as well. Opportunities for becoming involved in joint ventures, cooperative efforts & business collaborations will arise. By aligning with those with whom you share common interests and ethics, many of your long-term hopes and wishes can be realized. Nurture your artistic, aesthetic side – add some culture and creativity to your life!
An enlightening 14-year cycle in underway as Neptune transits its own sign, PISCES (2/3/12–1/26/26). You will be perceiving the world through an increasingly sensitive, compassionate and imaginative perspective during this period. A subtle, yet significant shift in your personal identity and mode of self-expression will be taking place – a heightened spirituality & psychic awareness is now developing in your everyday life. Outgrown attitudes, limiting viewpoints and self-judgments will be dissolving, resulting in a healthier, happier you. Channel the natural escapism of this transit into positive avenues, like meditation, mysticism, music, dance, yoga, exercise, boating & fishing, photography, film-making, dream analysis, healing or pets.
Once Uranus takes its first steps into TAURUS (5/15/18), you’ll be ready for a breath of fresh air. Restless, inquisitive and mentally-alert, you’ll be open to brilliant flashes of insight, metaphysical concepts and enlightening ideas − expect many “ah-ha” moments ahead! Your mind will awaken to new concepts & perspectives, and your mode of communicating with others will shift in radical directions. You’ll be breaking loose from old thinking patterns, and stretching far beyond your current comfort zone. It’s a good time to adopt progressive technologies, learn a new language or upgrade your phone, computer or vehicle. Feeling at home on the road, you’ll be taking spontaneous trips and connecting with some unusual individuals as this new 7-year cycle unfolds.
You are in the process of restructuring your social alliances and activities while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20); it’s time to shed outgrown relationships and to solidify those friendships that are meaningful & productive. During this 3-year cycle, you’ll be drawn into collaborative projects and cooperative efforts with others who are committed to similar interests, values and visions. Much can be accomplished when you are aligned with responsible, dependable individuals, particularly those who are older or authorities in their profession. Great benefits can arise from mixing business with pleasure during this cycle!
Once Saturn takes its initial steps into AQUARIUS on 3/21/20 (through 7/1/20), you’ll begin to focus on making your life more efficient, productive & functional. You’re now being called upon to restructure your priorities, solidify your skills and complete old projects. Some serious personal analysis could be particularly useful during this period — clear out any self-defeating beliefs or haviors!
With Jupiter now in CAPRICORN since 12/2/19, your social sphere will become more positive, productive and fulfilling, and some knowledgeable individuals—who have much to share with you—will be entering your life during 2020. You may find it helpful to review what was going on in your life when this same cycle was in effect 12 years ago (12/12/07 – 1/5/09).
©2020 Diane Elizabeth Clarke