Sun forms a sextile with Neptune this morning, and we have better access to
our imagination and intuition. What feels like serendipity experienced now may
actually have to do with a good sense of timing and feeling in synch. We are
more generous and charitable with our time and energy. We are able to see people
and situations from a different perspective--one that allows for, and finds
beauty in, differences. Charitable acts can be satisfying. This is a good time
for self-improvement programs or efforts. Instinctual judgment is enhanced under
this influence. The Moon continues its transit of Aquarius until 10:34 AM EDT,
when it enters Pisces. The Pisces Moon is compassionate, sensitive, giving, and
perceptive at its best and noncommittal or avoidant when challenged.
There can be a big focus on your financial status and comfort levels this month, dear Pisces, as well as increasing attention to learning, communicating, and making connections. Career and/or reputation matters can be tricky at times, particularly in the second half of the month, but any delays you face can give you time to rethink and make important changes and edits. While you may want to avoid unnecessary displays of rebellion in your relationships, there may be some things that need to surface so that you can put them behind you once and for all. A tendency to spend too quickly or to throw yourself into a new venture without research can run high, but keep in mind that while there can be a lot of excitement felt in the first half of the month, you may face waning motivation or energy levels in the second half. Move forward mindfully.
The New Moon on the 7th can point to a new beginning on business or financial levels. The days following, and particularly from the 9-12 can feel good. You may be embracing change and accepting that some level of unpredictability is good for you. This is a good period for showing the world your unique qualities and talents. Try not to make firm plans until you're truly certain you can follow through. Others can be especially intrigued with your talents or the services you offer professionally. You are communicating with special ease and your powers of persuasion are strong.
One of the main reasons for taking things in rather than pushing things forward too quickly is the retrograde of Mars on the 17th. Sometimes people think they should pack all sorts of new beginnings into the days before a retrograde, but this is unwise. Motivation levels can dip and you might change your mind about certain projects and ideas. This retrograde period lasts from April 17th to June 29th, and the first leg of the retrograde journey (until late May) occurs in your solar sector of career and reputation. While it's likely to cause some disruptions and frustrations in your professional life, you'll eventually realize that going over plans and making adjustments will benefit you most in the long run. Work requires more strategy and patience, as well as a lower profile. This is not the time to push. You may be experiencing delays and assorted slowdowns. Try to steer clear of differences of opinion and other conflicts that threaten to be too public or unprofessional. Work on improving skills and fine-tuning your work. Past financial or professional problems can resurface now. You might be questioning certain life path and long term choices. Manage your time carefully this month. There can be a tendency to procrastinate and to avoid important responsibilities in the second half of April, so pace yourself accordingly.
With Pluto also stationing retrograde around the same time, there is more reason to revise long-term goals. Try not to feel pressure to do so. Friendships can have a heavy energy hanging over them in the third week of April. You may not be feeling as connected as you’d like. Once the intensity of the station passes, you'll be in a better position to see which approaches actually work for you, and which attitudes may need to go.
The Full Moon on the 22nd is a happy one, but occurs at a time of transition and a bit of chaos. This is a time for entertaining your more adventurous side, for looking for different ways to express yourself and connect with a higher purpose. The last week of April puts more emphasis on communications in general, and your need for company increases. Mercury's retrograde begins on the 28th and is in your communications sector, so prepare for it by getting your communications equipment (phones, computers, cars) in good working order.
You are in the process of finding yourself, in part through your
relationships and professional standing, in 2016, dear Pisces. Much of the year,
three outer planets are in angles in your solar chart, suggesting it's an
important year for taking charge. As well, you have the North Node of the Moon
and eclipses occurring here. Partnerships are in strong focus, and benefits come
from partnering up, consultations, and negotiations.
Saturn at the top of your solar chart can serve as a strong reminder of the
importance of responsibility, reputation, and structure in your life. This is
not always an easy lesson, but it's a vital one. This is a time for establishing
clear priorities and getting to the heart of your goals. Many of you will be
making changes so that your career path better reflects the principles closest
to your heart. For some, this is a time of a career peak. Recognition for what
you've accomplished is likely now.
However, the year is not all about work and career, not by a long shot.
Relationships are big news in 2016. Until June, there can be a partnership
opportunity through a friend or team, associate, education, or travel. Others
may be integral in boosting your confidence for expanding a business or pushing
your ambitions forward. It's also a good time for attracting customers,
particularly if your work involves consulting, and developing important
relationships with colleagues.
You're in a great position to get support and help all year with Jupiter
moving through two sectors of your solar chart that rule close relationships and
intimacy. For some, this is about entering into a partnership; for others, it
can be about enhancing and deepening an existing connection, or beneficial
involvement in consultations and alliances. Be sure to accept help and support
that is offered to you, or to seek it out if you need it. Saturn in challenging
aspect to your Sun can sometimes convince you to do it all alone, but with
Jupiter in relationship sectors, you'll find that people can be very helpful.
Eclipses continue to fall in your sign and opposing sign, encouraging you to
address issues of dependence and independence, and to find a healthy balance.
This is a year for setting major themes for many years to come in this respect.
While you'll get the final push from these eclipses in February 2017, you're
coming to important conclusions now that will drive decisions then.
Partnering is joyful and beneficial, and can be romantic, social, or
business-themed. Helpful people enter your life, or a current relationship
improves considerably. From September forward, those of you who have entered new
partnerships may begin the process of merging. If so, Jupiter's presence in your
intimacy sector can help this along, and in fact, make this a joyful experience. There can be new levels of intimacy
reached now, and great
pleasure in being close to someone.
From September forward, you're also in a strong position for financial
support, pooling resources, and good relationships with lending institutions or
financial advisors. It's a good time to settle taxes and debts as well. If you
need backing for a career move, this can be an excellent time for getting it.
This can also be a time of tremendous discovery and connection with your
innermost desires. You're embracing your deeper feelings and learning a lot
about your own motivations in the process.
Pay closer attention to health and body matters this year. One of the most
important ways of doing so involves feeding your spirit. The mind-health
connection is powerful now.
Career matters are in strong focus as well, and there will be times when you
feel the weight of responsibilities quite heavily. Look for creative,
innovative ways to do business. Saturn in your career sector begins to receive
nice support in December, and this will continue well into 2017. This can be a
time for realizing important goals and turning dreams into reality, so try to
lay the groundwork before then so that you can make the most of this period.
While the year is important for adding more structure to your life and for
following more rules than usual, you'll find plenty of opportunities to express
your creative, imaginative side as well.
The North Node of the Moon moves through your partnership sector all year,
dear Pisces, and Jupiter does until September, 2016. These are important,
uplifting, consequential influences for partnering of all kinds. There will be
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.
You can use a second set of eyes to get to a better understanding of
yourself, as well. A Solar Eclipse in March emphasizes your need to answer your
own needs and boost your feeling of independence.
As well, Jupiter's opposition to Chiron in your sign
in February 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 until June 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 2016-2017, eclipses continue 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 began in March 2015 - a Solar
Eclipse in your sign that got 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.
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 with
Neptune and Chiron continuing to transit your sign.
Even so, with Jupiter opposing your sign in February, 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 from March 1st to 11th
especially, 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 during this
occur from April 28-May 22, August 30-September 22, and December 19,
2016-January 8, 2017. The retrograde Mercury cycle from August 30-September
22 impacts relationships most directly. For all periods,
however, it's a good time for slowing down, reviewing your situation, and
gaining a new perspective on problem areas.
When the Sun, Mercury and Venus
travel through your sign from March 12 to 20, with a Solar
Eclipse occurring on the 8th just before this period, you'll be in stronger
touch with your needs. This is a period of necessary self-interest and
independence, which can boost your relationships ultimately.
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.