The Sun has entered Pisces!! Hooray for the fishes!!
Stereotypes about Pisces, where they come from, why they aren't the full story:
* Pisces is psychic
* Pisces is a dreamer
* Pisces is a whiner/complainer
* Pisces is a victim
* Pisces is a saint, or maybe Jesus, or maybe a schizophrenic
* Pisces doesn't like being in reality, they prefer dreams, moods, and romance
* Pisces is the most likely to off themselves
* Pisces is the mystic of the zodiac
Where they come from...
* Pisces is a double-bodied sign that comprises the shift from zodiacal winter to spring. Within the body of this celestial mansion we therefore have elements of both winter and spring combined.
* During the winter months, when death reigns, the imagination thrives. The decay and breakdown of the literal life of the literal/physical world opens up the realms of metaphor, myth, and psyche. Pisces is therefore deeply informed by the loss of literal life and light and the opening of imaginal life and light.
* During the spring months, when life is on the rise again, the imagination is projected outward and takes on the many tangible and "literal" forms of the world...the blossoming flowers, the fresh smells, the incoming rains, the first green stirrings. This "real" world isn't any different from its imaginal counterpart, but they are experienced in consciousness very differently, and often we confuse or mistake the two realms as opposed to one another when they are really flowing in and out of each other constantly.
* As a feminine water sign, comprised of the inner and outer, the imaginal and the literal, winter and spring, ever on the threshold of the two, Pisces and the fishes calls winter and spring into the heart and mind until their cup runs over and pours itself into the world...a stream of thoughts, words, feelings, and actions cloaked in words like atmosphere, nuance, mood, and fantasy.
Why the stereotypes aren't the full story:
* Any sign might indicate a kind of intuition or a kind of psychic ability...Pisces gets called the "psychic" because the signs borders on the cusp between the literalness of spring and the imaginative depths of winter.
* Pisces is a dreamer. Again, by understanding the qualities above, we might go further than to say that Piscean people don't have their feet on the ground. What we mean by the word "dreamer" is more like someone who senses very acutely that the imaginal and the literal are two sides of the same coin.
* Pisces is a whiner/complainer/victim. A Piscean person who experiences the dichotomy of the imaginative and literal as a painful or polarizing force, may indeed find themselves constantly torn up inside with good reason to complain about one realm or the other: "This world is so mundane and disappointing," on the one hand, or "I can't seem to get grounded," on the other. If the fluidity between these realms isn't explored and opened up, one can easily feel victimized. But at the same time, by recognizing the inherent tension and suffering generated between these two realms, Pisceans easily identify real victims and people in need of real compassion.
* The rest of the stereotypes I listed above only tell part of the story for the same basic reasons, involving the same basic seasonal tensions of the zodiac. The more we glorify Pisces with words like psychic, dreamer, Jesus, saint, etc, the more we lose sight of the stone pool containing the two fish. On the other hand, the more we accuse Pisces of being a wet blanket, a whiner, or an ungrounded victim, the more we forget that we are looking at these two fish through an endless fountain of water. For these strange reasons, the sign of Pisces tends to suffer our descriptions as much as it is constantly redeeming itself from them.
* In summary, one of the core archetypal needs of Pisces is to see the imaginative in the literal and to see the literal in the imaginative. Most of our descriptions of Pisces fall short of this dilemma. And so we are compelled to keep reaching for these two silver streaks, circling round and round in the waters of the sky.
Prayer: Teach us to keep winter alive in our spring, and spring alive in our winter. Fish. Water. And Stone.
The Moon is in Capricorn again today, applying now to sextile the Sun in Pisces. Meanwhile Saturn has turned retrograde, and the Uranus/Pluto square is nearly exact for the last time.
What to watch for:
* Building something, working compromises toward your ideal outcome
* With power comes a kind of stability, this stability might kill our passion, so is it fiery passion or the earthy power of stability we value most?
* Breaking ground, preparing to launch a new project, business, relationship or collaboration
* Viewpoints or philosophies are beginning to shape themselves more carefully or concretely
* Separating the poison from the medicine, or learning to see that both are always present at once
* Getting a clearer sense of what the vehicle, location, container, form, style, or shape of something is going to be, as well as the guiding vision
* Propaganda and belief, enthusiasm and doubt
* Embarrassment that has its roots in the past...the victory turned upside down
* The shaping power of the past, as well as dynasties and power players/groups
* Powerful surges of creative power: earthquakes, severe weather, riots, demonstrations
* The disclosure of truth or the sudden arrival of clarity shifts the entire landscape
* Unexpected news reorients the strategy or plans for the future
* Changing a family pattern/karma, with some work real change is possible
* Disillusionment leads to clarity
* Preparing for an adventure, gathering our resources, getting things set up for the new cycle
* Impatience and passion having a sit down with their friend happy endings
Prayer: Help us to be careful builders, passionate planners, flexible friends, and modest winners.
The Moon is in Cancer today, applying to square Mars and Venus and then trining Neptune and the Sun in Pisces by tomorrow morning.
A few things to watch for:
* Emotional upheavals, revelations or outbursts
* Family drama
* Inner needs versus outward actions
* A productive night at home
* Themes of dependence versus independence
* An imaginative escapade or escape
* Hunger, food, cooking, emotional eating
* Breaking new ground, taking an emotional risk, emotional exposure
* Being pushed out of a comfort zone
* The desire to stay at home or inside, warmth and nucleus
* Family planning
* The independent earner, the emotional pressure to provide for or lead others
* Needy, combative, demands made to others that secretly come from an inner sense of lack or deprivation
* Being too afraid to risk what you know you must..the fear that it will upset someone, leave you homeless, or without warmth/support
* Passive aggression
* Aggression that comes from a family/soul/tribe karma
* Confrontation with uncomfortable secrets, family/ancestral secrets
* Stew on the burner
* Steam rising to the top
* Something bubbling over until there's not much left
* A sudden gallop takes the rider by surprise
* A house fire
* A man punches a hole in the wall, shocks his wife
* A patient woman finally says, "no, none of this is right, this just isn't working."
* An overly protective mother makes a fool out of herself, embarrasses her child
* A demanding customer is put in his place
* A needy friend becomes even needier, urgent, frantic
* A man home by himself, for once, gets wrapped up in fixing a broken pipe rather than enjoying his alone time
* An impatient woman trips and drops her grocery bag, sees something important from the view of the pavement
Prayer: You can't always get what you want...but if you try sometimes, well you might find, you get what you need! (The Rolling Stones)
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Adam Elenbaas is a professional astrologer and the founder of the Nightlight Astrology School. Adam holds an MA and MFA in English and Creative Writing and is one of the founding writers at RealitySandwich. To learn more about Adam, click here.