PISCES & Pisces Rising
"Once you have a major success with assertiveness, you learn that it's a much healthier path than being a doormat to the insensitive folks. You gain respect for yourself, have more time for your priorities, and develop authentic and healthier relationships." ― Doreen Virtue
"The best gifts are never given, but claimed." ― Warren Ellis
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”– Douglas H. Everett
Highlights & Lowlights
MERCURY in PISCES--February 3rd to April 11th
Mercury arrives in your sign for an unusually long stay. On one hand that’s great news! You may actually find it easier to communicate with others and feel confident you are putting your best foot forward. That is, until Mercury stations retrograde half way through the month. If you are wanting to make a good impression, have any written work to complete or important talks need to be had, it will be to your benefit to get it done well before February 16th. (read more about Mercury in Pisces- relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS in SAGITTARIUS –January 4th to February 16th
Mars has been activating your career sector for weeks now and as remains in Sagittarius until the 16th you will continue to be riding high. In fact, there is a good chance the confidence you are gaining career-wise will continue to grow even when Mars moves on into Capricorn. (read more about Mars in Sagittarius -relevant for ALL SIGNS)
VENUS in ARIES--February 7th to March 6th
Your finances will also be looking fine as Venus makes its way through Aries. If you were hoping to ask for a raise, are applying for a new job, thinking of starting your own business or wanting to make a few dollars on the side you are in luck. Venus & Jupiter are in perfect position to help you manifest the desired outcome. Do be aware that soon after Venus skips into Aries the Moon will sit in opposition to Saturn & Pluto on the 8th. You may sense that others are jealous of all the positive attention your are receiving. In another vein perhaps, you have a gut feeling that you should say less and listen a little more. Your intuition is often spot on Pisces so it would be wise to follow your hunches even if there is no rational explanation for how you are feeling at this time.
FULL MOON in LEO--February 9th
By the time the Moon draws to Full in Leo on February 9th there is likely to be a pronounced change in mood. Your energy levels are likely soar, creative juices flow alongside a strong sense of pride in purpose. In other words, the Full Moon in Leo will bring a welcome rush of feel good vibes. It may useful to think back to the time of the New Moon in Leo on July 31st, 2019. Intentions set back then will be reaching an important stage of development and/or reaching a point of completion.
The second half of the month is likely to be the most productive – despite the ever-dreaded onset of Mercury’s slowdown on February 16th. It will be the first planet to enter retrograde phase in 2020. We’ll return to that in a moment.
MARS in CAPRICORN--February 16th to March 31st
When Mars enters Capricorn, you will want to get out and about Pisces. Socializing, making an effort to expand your network can further complement all the positive happenings unfolding in your career. Your personal life can benefit too – especially if your work/life balance has been out of whack. Still, it is unlikely you’ll be able to take too much time away from work. With Mars under the influence of Capricorn you may find you are more serious about taking care of business.
MERCURY RETROGRADE--February 16th to March 9th
As per usual during a Mercury retrograde phase you are apt to experience delays, miscommunications, have trouble with transportation, mechanical mishaps, technical problems and otherwise such annoyances. There are some strategies however, that can limit these kinds of frustrating occurrences. First, it is always a good idea to slow down, focus on fewer things. Secondly, dealing with what you already have on your plate before introducing anything new is also a good idea. That said this is a great time to refine, redesign, redo and or engage in due diligence. If you avoid minor issues hoping they will fix themselves you can safely expect they won’t. Also, if you are indeed hoping to ask for a raise or improve your cash flow spending time spent preparing will be time well spent.
Below is a breakdown of Mercury’s itinerary in February & March :
February 16th Mercury stations Retrograde @12° Pisces.
March 4th: Mercury Returns to Aquarius-- *this is a good time to rest, pull back from the crowd and sit with your own thoughts. Dreams may also provide useful insight at this time.
March 9th: Mercury DIRECT @28° Aquarius – Hang tight, make sure everything is in place before moving forward. Often Mercury retrograde phases are most potent at the beginning of the slow down and the end.
March 16th: Mercury Returns to Pisces
March 30th : Out of shadow @12+° Pisces. You are out of the woods. From here you can pick up the pace again feeling secure about the work you’ve done to ‘get it together’.
April 11th: Wooo Hooo! Mercury moves into ARIES it’s time to put your plans into action. (read more about Mercury RX - relevant for ALL SIGNS)
MARS trine URANUS -February 21st
This is a stand out day. Good news about a sibling, close friend will likely see you beaming. If you are a writer inspiration abounds or you may hear from your publisher. Maybe a message or news received through social media has you doing a double take. Of course, there is always the possibility that rumours are floating around and while Mercury is in retrograde it is best to make sure what you hear is coming from a reputable source.
NEW MOON in PISCES-February 23rd
The New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd is magical. You are beginning to truly envision how to set yourself up right, on solid ground, not just in your dream world. There is cosmic support as business-minded Mars in Capricorn sits in a wonderful angle to this lunation as does the North Node in your house of romance & Uranus in your communication sector.