Overdue for a physical, emotional & spiritual tune-up? Feeling a need to transcend the mundane realities? With the Sun now in PISCES, this is the time for retreat, introspection and healing. Following an edgy month (AQUARIUS) filled with divisiveness & disturbances in the energy field, you may be feeling a need to step back, calm your nerves, turn your attention inward and deepen your connection with spirit. Since PISCES is a mutable water sign, you may feel drawn to the ocean, aquarium, pool, jacuzzi or hot springs.
Be compassionate with yourself and others, practice forgiveness and take time out from your daily routine to tune in to your inner mystic — meditate, contemplate and allow your imagination to soar. Acknowledge your fantasies and visualize your life the way you want it to unfold; pay special attention to your dreams, as they may be particularly revealing these days.
Consult your favorite oracles for insights and guidance: pull out your Tarot deck, animal cards, Runes or pendulum. and consider paying a visit to a psychic or intuitive counselor. Sing, dance, paint, write poetry or get your instrument out of its case — allow music or exotic substances to transport you to ecstatic states. Surrender to your higher self and take whatever steps are necessary to elevate your mood and your spirits!
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. Find ways to be of service to those less fortunate than yourself. Contribute whatever you can to improving the lives of those beings 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.” Do everything you can to channel a helpful spirit in a positive, life-affirming way — and at the same time, set clear personal boundaries and take the high road.
Since Neptune—ruling planet of PISCES—happens to be in PISCES these days (along with the Sun & Mercury), we can expect a very spacey period ahead — and most likely, more rain, clouds & fog than usual. Chaos, confusion, misinformation, fear-mongering, lies, self-deception, masochism, paranoia or delusions can run rampant now! The escape urge—that dark underbelly of the PISCES nature—will be more seductive than usual. It can take on many forms, such as wallowing in alcohol, drugs, food, illness, overwork, avoidance, self-pity, submersion into others’ problems, or being glued to the TV. Be vigilant and guard against being sucked in by negative energies, human parasites or nasty viruses — do your best to protect your health & psyche — and rise above it all.
Complicating matters even further, Mercury is in retrograde (from February 16 through March 9). Review, edit and catch up with yourself, but hold off on starting new projects or businesses, signing contracts, having elective medical procedures or buying computers, phones or electronic equipment until this period is over. Double-check your appointment, social activities & travel schedules to avoid any major mix-ups. Murphy’s Law is alive & well during this cycle!
This solar month is initiated by the spiritually-uplifting Jupiter-Neptune sextile on February 20 — expand your consciousness and be open to deeper insights & understanding. Pour yourself into your work and volunteer activities; practice loving kindness! Magic & miracles can occur with the electrical Mars-Uranus trine on February 21, followed by the enlightening Sun-Uranus sextile on the 22nd — electricity is in the air! Be open to alternative approaches and progressive ideas, as you could take an evolutionary leap forward at this time.
The New Moon in PISCES, on February 23 at 7:32 am PST, will set new things in motion — let the healing begin! Along with your spiritual, mental & emotional health, your physical health is of primary importance this month. PISCES is associated with the feet, the pineal gland and the lymphatic system, making this month an ideal time for a detox, cleanse or fast. Consider taking a spa day—treat yourself to an herbal wrap, steam, sauna, massage or foot reflexology treatment. Boost your immune system with vitamins, supplements, aromatherapy oils, homeopathy or flower essences; exercise, stretch, catch up on your sleep and stay hydrated. It might be a good time to see a doctor, therapist or healer, resolve any physical or mental health issues or just have a good cry. Since household pets are also associated with the sign PISCES, you may feel a strong desire to adopt a furry friend, donate to an animal rights organization or take your pet to the vet for a wellness check-up.
Lots of energy is available to you for accomplishing some important objectives as both the Sun & Mercury make strong sextiles to Mars on February 24—25. Turn your dreams into realities by combining a clear vision with serious intention. The focused Sun-Mercury conjunction, on the 25th, can assist you in this visualization process. According to science of mind philosophy, “Treat, and then move your feet.” Some unresolved issues from the past (financial, familial or structural) may emerge as Mars meets up with the South Lunar Node in CAPRICORN, also on February 25. Be willing to delve deeply into what ever comes up, face it head on and take practical, disciplined steps to move through it. Be bold!Don’t force things to happen in relationships as the star-crossed Venus-Pluto square builds up on February 28; avoid unrealistic expectations or entanglements. Utilize the perceptive Mercury-Uranus sextile, also on the 28th, to keep a clear head. As March begins, you may experience a disappointment in love, social frustrations or the loss of someone you care about as the harsh Venus-Saturn square comes to a peak on the morning of March 3.
Take heart, however, as life shifts in a positive direction by the next day. Mercury temporarily retrogrades back into unpredictable AQUARIUS (and sextiles Venus) on March 4, bringing some unexpected sweetness with it. And Venus leaves turbulent ARIES and settles down in steady TAURUS on the same day; create beauty, peace & harmony in your domestic scene.
You can expect a spacey, even surreal, day with the dreamy Sun-Neptune conjunction on March 8 (don’t forget to change your clock the night before—spring forward). It’s a good day to sleep in, nurture your spiritual side or take in a concert; find a healthy escape hatch. With the romantic Venus-Uranus sextile also the same day, be spontaneous, change things up, do things differently and try not to sleep the day away — love at first sight has been known to happen with this aspect!
Whatever needs to be healed, fixed or resolved will be illuminated as the Full Moon (& Supermoon) in PISCES-VIRGO comes to a head on March 9 at 10:48 am PDT. If health or work challenges interfere with your plans, just roll with the punches and go with the flow. Mercury turns direct later this evening, so everything will begin to flow easier from this point on!
From now on until the end of this solar month, you’ll want to utilize the power of the 4 planets in industrious CAPRICORN (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto) to take care of any necessary mundane matters that were not in the cards earlier. When it comes to dealing with taxes, joint finances, legal partnerships, mortgages, debts, insurance or contractual matters, the PISCEAN fog will lift enough for you to take care of business. With purposeful, disciplined and conscientious actions, you could find much success during the Sun-Jupiter sextile (March 11), the Sun-Pluto sextile & the Mars-Neptune sextile (March 14), and the Sun-Saturn sextile (March 19).
Mercury returns to PISCES on March 16; put your thoughts into clearing out any remaining chaos or confusion in your life. Focus on optimal health & well-being. Consider a major spring-cleaning to wash off the residues of winter. Prepare yourself for the vibrant new energy that’s now in the process of emerging — Spring is just around the corner!
©2020 Diane Elizabeth Clarke
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