We’ll need good psychic hygiene to handle the coming month as we paddle through pools of emotion while the sun joins Uranus, Venus, and Jupiter in Pisces. Pisces energy is subtle, murky, and complex; it speaks of the collective, oceanic subconscious, an ocean that seeps into our dreams and leaves us awash in archetypal images.
This week we become unusually aware that we’re all interconnected— by dreams, the economy, and ecology. We can feel diminished energy and might be more sensitive to allergens, germs, and invasive people, but we are also potentially more aware and creative.
Most of us will just feel soft. Some will become aware that separation is an illusion. Others react to this permeability by armoring up. It helps to know what issues are ours and what are theirs; yes, we’re all connected, but we are responsible for our own contributions.
This Pisces energy reminds us how subtle and complicated the truth is. Watch for a tendency to oversimplify or lie to make the truth more palatable; this is the shadow side of Pisces.
Get into the body this weekend to stay strong and centered. Rest well and indulge the senses. Tough aspects early in the week can leave us nervy and spread thin but help us multitask. Communications and transportation can get sluggish or confusing; it will take some people time to get to the point.
Later in the week we get a whiff of springtime in our minds as the sun conjuncts Jupiter and brings fresh possibilities. Friday, Feb. 19: An earthy Taurus moon invites us to cuddle or dig our heels in. If we stop pushing and start listening with our hearts, the flow gets going as the moon trines Pluto midday. Evening calls for comfort and food for the senses. Saturday, Feb. 20: Sleep in or move slow this morning. If communication is off, just make pancakes together. Financial or material security needs attention, not worry, midday. It’s a moody evening; get feelings out without dramatizing. Sunday, Feb. 21: A slow and spicy, quietly spiritual morning switches to a nervy, innovative day as the moon enters Gemini midday. We are easily distracted; gossip flows with revelations. Gently break into new territory. Too much information can leave us flooded or indecisive; sort for relevance toward long-term goals. Monday, Feb. 22: Communications glitches abound; Web sites may flicker as Mercury forms a minor difficult aspect to Saturn and Pluto. If a co-worker is obtuse, change the subject and try in a few days. A void needs filling; a foundation needs rebuilding. If depressive thoughts flow, don’t attach to them. Evening brings a clearer perspective. Tuesday, Feb. 23: We get a little twitchy because a balanced situation could go really wrong or wonderfully right while the sun sextiles Pluto. Accept common denominators to progress on important issues. The emotional water table rises this afternoon as the moon enters Cancer; reassurance and comfort are needed tonight to stabilize events as the moon squares Saturn. Wednesday, Feb. 24: We may need to give up something important even though we’re afraid of loss as the Cancer moon opposes Pluto. This fear can make us pull back unnecessarily, emotionally or financially. Each person needs to weigh the risk or benefit, but let’s find a balance and not deny possibility just to reduce the risk of loss. Concerns may dissolve in evening’s warmth. Thursday, Feb. 25: Gentle subjectivity helps teaching, diagnosis, and healing. If our insecurities circle, we can either pour them into art or focus on something objective. Later, edges roughen on emotionally charged relationships as the Leo moon conjuncts Mars. ◀