“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.” ( Meister Eckhart, 1259 - 1327)
A quotation by Meister Eckhart beautifully expresses the worldview of a redeemed Pisces. At its worst, Pisces is portrayed as two fish swimming in opposite directions, unable to integrate both aspects of the inner and outer being of self. At best, redeemed Pisces is about bringing opposites together to work for the whole. At this time when a 6 to 7 planets, the Sun, and the Moon are transiting in Pisces, the Stellenium or Crown of Pisces is forming, casting a mystical, magical spell on each of us. We are all being called to heal and become whole, particularly through one area of our lives where Pisces lives.
From February 5-March 21 we are experiencing the Pisces Stellenium. a 44-day period when 6/7 planets/heavenly bodies will be in Pisces. Two other planets are in Scorpio, another water sign. Since Mercury went retrograde on February 25, its stay is longer than usual in Pisces. The New Moon on March 10/11 will be in Pisces, bringing the total bodies in Pisces to 7 for about three days. Special new beginnings are in store, and this is a highly emotional and creative time....a magical time when we use the energy well.
After the New Moon, on the 12th, both Mars and the Moon leave Pisces, moving into Aries.
Sun 15/18 Pisces
Moon 26/10 Sagittarius
Mercury 12/52 Pisces
Venus 9/33 Pisces
Mars 24/54 Pisces
Jupiter 8/13 Gemini
Saturn 11/19 Scorpio
Uranus 7/10 Aries
Neptune 3/17 Pisces
Pluto 11/12 Capricorn
North Node 19/5 Scorpio
Chiron 9/44 Pisces
Some aspects that you may notice include Retrograde Mercury in Pisces’ semi-sextile with Uranus (planet of change and sudden, unexpected news and movement) signals change within change. Much of the movement going on in our lives and in the world around us is happening in very subtle and deep ways.
Curiosity and creativity are alive and active, and as water does, we find ourselves shifting and moving with the tides and changes happening in our environment and in ourselves. We adapt or find ourselves fighting, to no avail, the movement of spirit and all forms of energy. When energy is so strong and powerful, as these planets are in water signs, it is vital that we keep ourselves in good company and move towards and with light bodies. By light bodies, I mean those people, situations, and experiences that foster healing, health, balance, acceptance, love, and authenticity. We are called to be our true selves and to move toward the True North of our being.
All that is happening right now is moving to purify, release, and prepare the way for healthy, creative, and uplifting projects, processes, and movement. Uranus in Gemini for some time to come, is gently and consistently pushing us to make changes so that we are responding more and more to our needs rather than our compulsions. Uranus in Gemini also encourages us to work toward higher principles and for the greater good of all humankind and for the health of the earth. Mercury is also making a square to Uranus in Gemini releasing an abundance of creative and exciting ideas. Need to use our powers of discernment and discretion to sift through the ideas, and/or to prioritize them so as not to completely overwhelm ourselves and our systems with “too much of everything”. Learn what you need to know about using your ideas and creative impulses. Wait until after Mercury goes direct before beginning new projects.
Jupiter in 8 degrees of Gemini is forming a Yod with Saturn in Scorpio) and Pluto (Capricorn). Jupiter is the controlling energy of this aspect. Jupiter has been known as the traditional ruler of Pisces, and therefore has a strong influence on this stellenium of planets, the Star, Earth and Moon. Pluto and Saturn are in mutual reception (being in the sign of one another’s ruler). This makes for a strong leveling and organizing influence. We are able to use this energy that has been working in our lives for the past year or so to focus and plan with the multitude of ideas flying into our lives. New types of relationships, increased synchronistic experiences, and a broader more receptive outlook links and connects us to new people, innovation and more and more interesting pathways. We have a greater willingness to recognize the gifts and talents as well as the interests and needs of others, across the board.
On Monday, March 4, the Moon (in Sagittarius) was in its last quarter square to the Sun (in Pisces). With all the squares of the Moon to the different planets in Pisces, this may have been a pretty intense time. Crisis of consciousness or crises brewing in areas of life around water issues or in areas where Pisces falls in your chart/life. Right now we are in the dark of the moon, the place when we are finishing up whatever began last month, and are in a quiet, reflective time when it may be harder than usual to feel calm in the storm. As the New Moon in Pisces approaches (March 10/11), The Sun in Pisces will be conjunct the Moon as well as all the other planets in Pisces (Mars, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, Chiron). This Stellenium in Pisces happens rarely, and generates a great deal of energy. The line up in Pisces appeals to our more altruistic feelings as well as our creative impulses, instincts, and intuitive understanding. It generally is a time when we become very aware that our lives are fueled and governed to a large degree, by circumstances and a source beyond our control or plans. It is time to recognize our need to surrender to the Divine will and to listen and follow the intuitive pulls that reveal synchronistic signs and messages all around us.
With so many planets in Pisces, we feel greater empathy, selfless love, compassion, and tolerance. The shadow side of these aspect arises as we become more aware of our own woundedness and unhealed parts of our being. Those areas where we continue to deal with a sense of detachment, rise now to allow us to learn how to deal with wounds that threaten our ability to feel for others.
Mercury in Pisces from February 5 until April 13, manifests as imaginative, intuitive, and visual thinking. Emotions, feelings, and sensuality connect our thoughts through all forms of communication. We express ourselves more artistically, emotionally, and our dreams and imagination provide us with a warehouse of ideas, images, visions, and conceptual connections.
Venus’s transit of Pisces from February 25-March 21 brings a compassionate, loving, understanding, and forgiving nature to the way we express ourselves with our partners and lovers. Sensual, sensitive, and kind, Venus in Pisces allows us greater affection and tenderness in our expressions of love. We seek greater depth and more harmony in our relationships, and we find anything less than ideal to be lacking, in ourselves or others. Venus in Pisces can be too self critical or self effacing. Venus in Pisces great lesson is to express to ourselves what we so readily express to others. Be kind, tender, loving, forgiving, understanding, and affectionate to yourself as well as to others. Remembering self care can be one way to tame the Pisces shadow side of Venus. Through our ability to love and accept ourselves, we form our ability to love others as they are and in the process, we avoid idolizing or idealizing those we love. Be wary of being deluded or falling into the victim’s role in all relationships. It is possible to be authentic without being evasive with our true feelings and intentions.
Mars in Pisces from February 1-March 12, makes the movement and action of Mars’ energy more muted than normal. We push less strongly, though we do persist in our efforts. We are motivated more by spiritual and emotional drives that by arbitrary goals and motivation. Mars in Pisces avoids active confrontation. Our energy levels are less stable requiring us to rest and nourish ourselves on all levels, body, mind, emotions, spirit, and heart. We put energy into helping others and in taking a greater interest in more idealistic aims and endeavors. Life seems a bit more complicated in the energy of Pisces, and motivated more by intuition, idealism, and interest than usual.
Venus in Pisces can lead us into some strange and complex places in regards to our sense of what it means to love and be loved. Allowing ourselves to slip into the role of a martyr (I’m doing this for love!), to take on the plight of the underdog (he had a bad childhood-I can help him!), or I-have-to -find -my-soul-mate-to-be-whole syndrome. Any one of these attitudes about love overlook the need to discover the shadow sides of love (idealizing, idolizing, trying to make up for our own weakness, or simply neediness that can only seem to be fulfilled by someone else’s wholeness). These are all shadow aspects of Venus in Pisces. Again, that which we look for in others needs to be present within ourselves to start. Sometimes as we grow with a partner we are fortunate to see and learn this; other times, our disappointment in the other is simply a reflection of not having grown within ourselves.
Uranus in Aries has continued to propel us to want to take a fresh view of life, clearing ourselves from outworn patterns of behavior, thought, and emotional responses.
Venus makes a parallel aspect to Mercury right after the New Moon in Pisces on March 10/11, and this highlights diplomacy and other gracious social exchanges.
When the Sun is in Pisces (February 18-March 20) What you see is not necessarily what you get. And when the New Moon in Pisces lines up in conjunction with the Sun in Pisces, that was never more evident. Listen, watch, feel, and pay attention to what is not said, what is not obvious, what is not spoken, and what is not apparent to know and understand the Truth.
The New Moon in 21 degrees of Pisces peaks at 12:59 P.M. PDT on March 11 (March 10 in earlier time zones). This watery, mystical New Moon in Pisces carries us into the oceans of love, Light, and spirituality. Like water in its fluid state, the energy of this New Moon, combined with the energy of the Sun in 21 degrees of Pisces and 6 other planets in Pisces, makes this New Moon unlike anything you may have experienced before. Water fills all the empty spaces it finds, and embraces and buffers movement. Wearing away at rough edges, and nourishing thirsty roots, the energy of this New Moon infuses us. We experience the Oneness of all life, and feel ourselves to be at one with all around us. The gifts of this New Moon in Pisces include receptivity and openness of heart, mind, spirit, soul, and body. Imagine if you will, each of your chakras energized by the beauty and peace of this New Moon. Allow your Crown Chakra to receive Divine inspiration, your 6th Charkra to be in tune to all intuitive knowledge, your throat chakra to sing and speak with the beauty of angelic voices and thoughts. Let your heart be in full expression of giving and receiving Love on the highest vibratory level. Allow your 3rd Chakra to feel the peace and glory of your divine being manifest in this incarnation, and allow your 2nd chakra to be activated through sharing and compassion with those with whom you are free to give and receive love and understanding. Allow yourself to root your feet, legs, and whole being in the places you love the most. Stand beneath the sky, connected to the earth where you are, and sing songs of praise, gratitude, and release.
The Sabian Symbol for 21 degrees of Pisces is a prophet carrying tablets of the new law is walking down from the slopes of Mount Sinai.” (Periodically, when the time is right, one who hears the voice of God receives and reveals God’s message to humankind.)
What is being revealed in our lives at this time? What is being revealed within you, calling you to begin living according to a new laws, new guidelines, new ways?
Another interpretation of Pisces at 21 degrees is: A faithful and kind servant watches as a child unfamiliar with rural life, takes a passionate fancy to life in the natural world, and holds and gently strokes a baby lamb. (Growth in consciousness through awareness.)
This New Moon completes a cycle and begins one anew. The Stellium in Pisces reveals what has not been seen, expresses through intuition, dreams, imagination, art, and discovery, what must be born and how the journey must be taken. Allow yourself to come into a deeper experience of discovery and follow the guidance which reveals to you the path to wholeness, health, love, joy, and fulfillment. Allow your senses, intuition, insight, and vision to unfold and manifest in creativity, art, music, scientific thought, and exploration.