Are you ready for a physical & emotional tune-up? Feeling a need to transcend the realities of everyday life? With the Sun now in PISCES, it’s the month for retreat, introspection and healing. Now is the time to turn your attention inward and to deepen your personal connection with spirit. Take time out from your daily routine to listen closely to your inner mystic; meditate, contemplate and allow your imagination to soar to new heights.
Acknowledge your fantasies and visualize your life just the way you want it to be. Pay close attention to your dreams, as they may be particularly revealing this month. Consult your favorite oracles for insights and guidance: pull out the Tarot cards, the Runes or your pendulum – or visit a psychic or intuitive counselor. Sing, dance, paint, draw, write poetry or play your favorite instrument. Allow your Dionysian side to come out of hiding—let music or exotic substances transport you to ecstatic states. Surrender to your higher self and elevate your mood and your spirits!
Along with your spiritual, mental & emotional health, your physical health is of primary importance this month. PISCES (a mutable water sign) is associated with the feet, the pineal gland and the lymphatic system, making this month an ideal time for a detox, cleanse or fast. Visit the ocean or hot springs, take a spa day and treat yourself to an herbal wrap, steam, sauna, massage or foot reflexology treatment.
Following an edgy month (AQUARIUS) filled with upsets, divisiveness and disturbances in the energy field, this current month will provide an opportunity to go into your cave and heal your wounded psyche. Practice forgiveness and be compassionate with yourself and others. Pour yourself into your work, and look for ways to be of service to those who are less fortunate than yourself.
Boost your immune system with vitamins, supplements, minerals, aromatherapy oils, homeopathics & flower essences; exercise, do yoga stretches, catch up on your sleep and drink lots of water. It might be a good time to see your doctor, clear up any health issues, do some volunteer work or just have a good cry. Hugging a pet could also be very helpful!
Neptune (the ruling planet of PISCES) is transiting its own sign PISCES these days, so this could be an especially spacey period for everyone. The escape urge—the dark underbelly of the PISCES nature—will be much stronger than usual. It can take on many forms, such as wallowing in alcohol, drugs, food, illness, overwork, self-pity, submersion into others’ problems, or being glued to the TV. Chaos, confusion, self-deception, masochism, paranoia or delusions will need to be reined in this month.
Do everything you can to channel this energy in a healthy, life-affirming way, particularly with the Venus/Neptune conjunction (February 21), the Mercury/Neptune conjunction (February 25) and the Sun/Neptune conjunction (March 4). At the same time, the Mercury/Saturn sextile (February 21) and the Sun/Saturn sextile (February 25) will balance any potential escapism with a solid, grounded energy. Turn those dreams into realities! The combative Venus/Mars square (February 25) may stir up some relationship tensions (an aspect often referred to as love vs. lust). Try to be a peaceful warrior! The Winter Olympics will be over, and it will be time for returning to regular routines. Meaningful social activities and rich friendships could develop alongside the playful Venus/Pluto sextile on February 27; open your heart to new experiences and people! Rather than succumbing to harsh thoughts or hurtful comments (due to the abrasive Mercury/Mars square on February 28), take the high road and rise above it all with the innovative Mercury/Pluto sextile on the same day.
Improved self-understanding and a more positive outlook could arise with the expansive trines to Jupiter from Venus (March 1) and Mercury (March 2). Be honest with yourself and tell the truth. Put some travel or educational plans in motion, too! A clear light will be shed on whatever needs to be healed, fixed or resolved as the Full Moon in PISCES & VIRGO comes to a head on March 1 at 4:51 pm PST. Health or work challenges could interfere with your plans, so just roll with the punches and go with the flow.
Both Mercury and Venus finish their transit of PISCES and take a flying leap into fiery ARIES on March 6. You could begin to get excited about starting up new projects, creative efforts and playful activities. A feeling of renewal and rejuvenation is in the air—it could seem as though spring has arrived a little early! Some serious spring-cleaning could soon get underway. Once Jupiter begins its 4-month retrograde in SCORPIO on March 8, you’ll want to review your belief systems, re-evaluate your personal goals and go deep into your inner spaces.
You may experience some temporary delays, obstacles or setbacks due to the frustrating squares building up to Saturn from both Mercury and Venus (peaking on March 10 & 13, respectively). Be patient and realistic — this, too, will pass. Fortunately, the electric Mars/Uranus trine and the transformative Sun/Pluto sextile are occurring simultaneously (on March 11), and are likely to illuminate some alternative pathways and inspire exciting new possibilities. An enthusiastic, hopeful perspective will be released with the Sun/Jupiter trine on March 13 — prepare for liftoff!
The New Moon in PISCES falls on March 17 at 6:12 am PDT – let the healing begin! Since the sign PISCES is associated with empathy, charity, devotion & sacrifice, the light will shine this month on minorities, immigrants, refugees, victims of abuse, lost souls and helpless creatures. Contribute whatever you can to improving the lives of those who are suffering, but avoid taking on their pain in the process. As Joseph Campbell says, “We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”
Also on March 17, Mars finishes its transit of adventurous SAGITTARIUS and is now ready to get down to business in serious CAPRICORN. During this upcoming 2-month cycle, Mars will be hooking up with both Saturn and Pluto in CAPRICORN, making this a time for being responsible & conscientious when it comes to taxes, joint finances, legal partnerships, mortgages, debts, insurance or contractual matters. Patience and self-discipline will go a long way!
Utilize this month to rinse off the residues of winter and prepare yourself for the vibrant new energy that’s ready to spring forth. A new season of revitalization and rebirth is just around the corner!
© 2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke