- Dates: Feb 22 – Mar 20
- Ruled by: Neptune
- Element: Water
Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Pisces on your birth chart.
What is Pisces’ intention?
In our journey toward an ever-expanding sense of self, Pisces brings us to knowing a oneness with all that is. To the extent we believe God to be outside ourself, Pisces will haunt us until we discover, experientially, that we are part and parcel of God. Pisces, home at last!
Our inner Neptune always feels oneness, but because our ego has been unaware of any direct experience of our divine connection, we have struggled through various substitutes, from religious martyrdom to drug addiction. Pisces’ spiritual intention is to give us conscious access to our divine wholeness in infinite, eternal and unconditional love.
We learn to be nonjudgmental and compassionate. We free our minds with meditation and self-reflection. We let go of any need to fix the world, and surrender our anxiety to a higher power and a divine plan. Our ego learns to relax totally, sometimes seeming nonexistent. We feel at peace, not by denying worldly reality, but by incorporating divine reality.
Our unconscious inner Pisces, feeling the longing, but not knowing how to create authentic connection to our divine wholeness, can feel vague, disorientated and a victim to life. Our deep feeling Neptune, always connected to others, can be oversensitive to others’ pain, creating emotional confusion and self-doubt. This can lead to escape through alcohol, fantasies or even mental illness. Or we might try to force a spiritual connection, a seeming death to our ego, through religious cults, martyrdom or drugs. Sometimes we can invoke divine awareness through music or other artistic experiences.
What needs healing and growth?
Our Pisces ego, blind to the illusions of its limited senses, can suffer greatly from a lack of faith or trust in God. The world can seem entirely unfair and merciless. One can shut oneself to the divine and create a hard shell of cynical pragmatism, afraid of opening to others, yet painfully desiring connection. And we can feel overly sensitive to others, like an open sore, lacking boundaries. The pain can crush us, drive us to escapism or to creative and artistic expression, and eventually to our inner spiritual resources.
After lifetimes of blame, rescuing others, denying self, escaping and recovering from various addictions, we eventually begin to experience a larger order to life. There is justice within the unjust, fairness in the unfair, blessings in every turn of events. Love is ever present and supporting us in everything we experience. We open our spiritual heart to receiving and giving that love, thus grounding our soul in full presence in this physical dimension.
What can I do this month?
To heal and evolve your Pisces self, give attention to your spiritual awareness. Do you blame outside yourself? Do you feel alienated from God? Do you get confused around other people’s feelings? Can you feel compassion without needing to rescue? Do you trust the flow of life? Can you feel your divine connection to others, beyond just a concept? Do you meditate and spend time alone in self-reflection? Do you trust that this seemingly unfair and cruel world is actually perfect for all souls in it? Does that last question tend to annoy you?
Additional support (current planetary transits)
On March 16, Uranus and Pluto square up (90 degrees) for the final of seven squares over two years. This is a major event for all humanity, relating to social and economic unrest as the forces for individual rights and freedom have been battling with the forces of powerful corporations, governments and religions. As individuals, our challenge is and will be to stand up for ourselves in the face of overwhelming powers, and trust in a greater truth, larger vision, and a loving universe to support transformative and positive change. Saturn’s continuing square with Neptune invites us to balance our attachment to “reality” with our compassionate longing for a better world.
The new moon on March 20 sitting right on the cusp of Pisces/Aries, with Mercury conjoining Neptune in Pisces, invites our intentions to bring a new, divine awareness to our actions across the planet. Jupiter trines Uranus at the same time, promising plenty of opportunity for intuitive action toward change as active and willful Mars approaches the two.
Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 34 years of experience and an international clientele. He is also an advanced energy healer, with extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings, coaching and healing by phone, Skype or in person in Madison. For more information, visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Contact Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com or call for a free 10-minute inquiry.