Mercury's alignment with Mars this morning is a good
influence for motivated, energetic work, particularly related to communications
and the mind. We may want to get right to the point, so that communications may
be on the insensitive side, but also direct and clear. With Mercury retrograde,
we might renew an interest in handling an old problem or reviving an old
project. The Sun semi-square Venus can stimulate feelings of discontent or a
sense that we're missing something, and can really wind us down after the
intense energy of the morning. However, a trine between Venus and Chiron this
afternoon provides us with nice opportunities to open ourselves up to learning
and growing through our relationships. We are inclined to see less fault in
others, we're open to new ways of interacting, and we might be seeing more
potential in one another.
Around the Full Moon on the 3rd, you may have an opportunity or an itch to
expand your horizons, whether it means actually venturing out, expanding your
reach through publishing and promotion, or broadening your mental horizons. This
can be a time when a project reaches a head or is shared, or schooling
culminates. However, you could have some problems with a bloated schedule. Try
not to overcommit to things now - you don't need to take on more than absolutely
necessary, or you will end up spreading yourself too thin. May might not be the
most glamorous of months, but it's an important one for making adjustments and
preparations. Stumbling blocks and misunderstandings can be plenty, and for you,
these can involve career, responsibilities, and your own fear of becoming too
involved. People are unlikely to be "getting" you these days, and this can be at
the root of some miscommunications. You could be quite reluctant to spell things
out for others, but doing some of this could make life a lot easier for you. Family and home matters can require some
extensive revisions and repairs - something that you may not have anticipated,
but that requires your special attention before you can move forward. There can
be heavy demands on your time this month, but the process need not be
back-breaking. In fact, you may enjoy some of it. June brings wonderfully freeing
opportunities, and the work you do now on clearing up problem areas will improve
your ability to snatch them up when the time comes. Venus moves into your romance and play sector on
the 7th, and this helps to really smooth things over, and at the very least, it
brings you some adoring attention. Your heart may not be quite ready to engage, but
you can certainly benefit from the compliments coming your way.
The year ahead holds opportunities to do the work you love and to connect
with someone special, dear Pisces. It also brings brand new responsibilities.
You're continuing a trend in which work, service, and support are strong themes.
You are, for the most part, enjoying your routines, breathing new life into your
work, and paying more attention to nutrition and/or fitness. You're often found
in a supportive role this year, and this is mostly a happy place for you to be.
At times, you can feel overloaded, but there can also be distinct periods of
pure enjoyment of the process of your work, tasks, and duties.
Saturn has just recently moved into Sagittarius, which brings this planet of
discipline in difficult aspect to your sign. Saturn will move back into Scorpio
and your adventure/spirit sector for the summer months, but then return to
Sagittarius in September, where it will stay until December 2017. This transit
brings your responsibilities to the outside world to light, and at times, to the
test. It's a pivotal period for you, when you reach a peak of sorts,
particularly when it comes to the structures you've built and your career or
reputation. This can be a time of harvest on career fronts, achievement,
recognition, and new responsibilities. Others are taking you more seriously,
which can be rewarding, but at times stressful. It can also be a time when poor
past decisions come to light. Pisces born February 19-March 1st and those with
Pisces Ascendants from 0-10 degrees will feel this energy most directly in 2015;
for the rest of you, this energy will play out more in 2016 and 2017. For all
Pisces, beginning in November, it's important to take better care of your health
and body, as demands on your time and energy can take their toll on you.
You can be quite absorbed in your work and daily routines, particularly from
April to June, enjoying new innovations or technologies that help further your
interests. Health and wellness programs can prosper, particularly alternative
ones. There is excitement in business, and possibly new money-making
opportunities, particularly from the last week of February through to the Full
Moon on March 5th, and then peaking in April. By mid-October, you may be ready
to put your plans into motion. Helping you along is Jupiter's transit of your
solar seventh house. While this is largely an influence for improved
relationships, the seventh house also rules income from work and services, which
can increase and improve. A Solar Eclipse occurs at the tail-end of your sign in
mid-March, bringing a fresh start. This is a time for reinventing yourself,
putting yourself out there, and major new beginnings. A new cycle has begun that
will be with you for two years, and it's all about learning to stand on your own
two feet, as well as doing an important balancing act when it comes to close
relationships. You are both finding yourself and discovering others, benefiting
both your closest relationships and your own feeling of independence. Owning
your own decisions is an important part of this process, but later in the year,
you're also challenged to make long-term commitments and to develop a stronger
sense of proportion and balance in a partnership. You'll be working on
disciplining actions and considering consequences to acting on impulse. There
can be some see-sawing, for certain, and the process has only just begun, but
this is an important time for learning about what you need and want.
Relationship energy builds to new heights in the latter part of the year.
The summer is a good time for finishing up what you've started, particularly
on educational or communication levels. Some of you could be doing important
work on a pending project that's soon to be published. There is some
backtracking to do, but important edits are happening now that will benefit you
greatly. This is a time for mapping out your future, making plans, and replacing
old ways of seeing life with new views, approaches, and visions. Your life can
feel especially full with opportunities for both work and play in July.
September's Solar Eclipse brings a solid push to the new cycle with you in the
second half of the year that brings relationships and commitments to the
forefront. This cycle can bring some good publicity as well. Work can involve
more one-on-one activity. There can be a personal or business partnership
forming that is mutually beneficial. Some Pisces will be getting married or
otherwise merging with a significant other later in the year or in 2016. An
existing partnership might grow and prosper. You may be struggling with whether
or not to make a commitment, as your freedom has been especially important to
you, but more and more, you're finding creative ways to combine the two. There
could be important and helpful alliances forming now, and connections with
influential people who help you advance. Friendships enjoy less pressure, and as
a result, you're seeing far more value in networking and reaching out to others.
Friendships tend to stabilize in 2015.
A relationship headline for the year involves expansive, generous Jupiter
entering your partnership sector in mid-August, where it will transit until
September 2016. This is one of the better influences for attracting and
enhancing a close relationship, although this can be a love, platonic, or
Jupiter rules your sector of career, reputation, accountability, and
responsibility. Any of these things can be tied with
partnerships during this period. A romantic partnership
could form through professional connections, or an existing partnership can strengthen through sharing
of professional aspirations. This could also point to legalizing a relationship,
or going public with a partnership. Some of you could be relying heavily on the
support of a partner or mate in order to succeed in your career.
From October/November forward, the North Node starts moving through your
partnership sector, and this lasts approximately a year. This points to both
joys and challenges involved with partnering up. It's about making connections
and enriching your life in so doing - you're growing, learning, and improving
through a relationship.
Even so, Jupiter's opposition to both Neptune and Chiron in your sign
suggests that partnering is not always easy and straightforward. There can be
some inner resistance involved. You'll have to really examine your responses to
others to determine what it is you truly want and need. At times you could feel
pushed or prodded. Jupiter's trine to Pluto from October forward assists you,
particularly as you find more meaning and purpose through your connections, but
it also calls for a complete change or transformation in how you approach
relationships. You're not going to settle with something sub-par - this is a
time when you need to feel empowered by your relationships, not limited by them.
As such, you need for a partner to be on the same page in this regard. You are
gravitating to like-minded individuals when it comes to this issue, but on other
levels, you are open to differences, finding them challenging and enriching. A
Solar Eclipse occurs in your partnership zone in September, and this points to a
new beginning in a relationship.
In 2015, eclipses begin to occur in your sign and your opposing sign, falling
along your identity-relationship axis, and until February 2017, you'll be doing
a lot of "work" on discovering what you want, both as an independent individual,
and in partnership. This series of eclipses begins in March 2015 - a Solar
Eclipse in your sign that gets the ball rolling - and can point to some drama as
you make important discoveries about who you are and what you want. A Solar
Eclipse in September occurs in your partnership zone, shaking things up here,
and bringing a desire or need to begin fresh. For some, this can be a time of a
major breakup and/or a new long-term relationship.
October to the first week of November is an especially relationship-busy
period. You have Venus and Mars joining Jupiter in your partnership sector,
really heating things up, pushing matters, breaking the routine, and stimulating
all sorts of wants and needs. You are attracting attention - people are either
coming into your life or big players already in your life are stirring things up
now. There can be times when you feel a little overwhelmed, but the activity
happening now can really get the ball rolling.
Again this year, others are appreciating the qualities that come most
naturally to you, for the most part. People might often feel drawn to you for
guidance, healing, or spiritual questions. You radiate warm, healing energy.
Even so, with Jupiter opposing your sign in the second half of the year, there
can be times when you feel that a significant other has their own agenda and is
trying a little too hard to change you. For those born in the first few days of
Pisces, there can be some struggle this year with Saturn squaring your Sun. This
is personal and professional - not inherently a relationship struggle, but of
course it's going to indirectly affect your love life. It's a time for getting
yourself back on track in areas of life where you've become too impractical or
Because your partner sector ruler is Mercury, your close relationships are
particularly vulnerable to Mercury's retrograde periods. These are periods
when love could be on the stagnant side, a partner is reflective, there are
communication problems with a partner, or when relationships are confusing.
However, these are also important periods for slowing down and looking at things
in new ways. Love is not only about moving forward and high energy - there are
times when we need to reflect and re-imagine. Mercury's retrogrades in 2015
occur from January 21-February 11,
May 18-June 11, and
September 17-October 9. There is also a Mercury retrograde period in January
2016, from January 5-25. None of these periods occur in relationship zones,
making them a little less powerful on relationship levels. For all periods,
however, it's a good time for slowing down, reviewing your situation, and
gaining a new perspective on problem areas.
Venus is retrograde from July 25 to September 6, 2015, which affects all of
us in general, mainly in the areas of love and finances. These matters are not
straightforward during this period, and it is a time for reviewing our attitudes
rather than forging ahead boldly into new love relationships or financial
projects. This retrograde occurs less than a week after Venus enters your
partnership zone, and some of you could be feeling a bit of a false start in
your love life in the last week of July - as if it's showing very promising
signs and then retreats, and uncertainty sets in. By October 9th, when Venus
returns to your partnership zone older and wiser, you'll see forward action
again, and this time around, you have Mars and Jupiter here helping you out.
The first half of 2015 is more status quo or neutral when it comes to love
and partnership. However, from June 24-August 8 you have Mars heating up your
romance sector, bringing some insistence and spontaneity to your desire nature.
Especially from July 25-August 8, you may need to watch for coming across as too
impatient - there can be some imbalance in your approach to love. As well, Venus
and Mars traveling through your sign until February 19th, and then a Solar
Eclipse occurring in your sign on March 20th, puts you in strong touch with your
needs and wants. This is a period of necessary self-interest and independence.
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.