2017 Pisces Astrology:
19 February – 20 March
You may be feeling slightly nervous as the year begins, thanks to aggressive Mars in Aquarius lurking in your 12th house of subconscious matters! Of course, with Saturn in your 9th house of legal matters and religious beliefs squaring Mars during the first week, you’ll need to watch out for flying shards of karma. Let your higher angels inspire you to be the best you can be rather than let your demons turn you into your own worst enemy, and all should be well. You’ll be ready to connect with your friends when the New Moon in Capricorn on January 11th blends with trans formative Pluto, communicative Mercury, and affectionate Venus in your 11th house of friends and associates. Over the next several years, your friends and the groups you belong to will go through profound changes that are unavoidable. You may be leaving certain groups for others that are more in line with how you now see the world. With Uranus activating your 2nd house of personal values, it may be that you are going through a very rapid evolution in terms of what your life priorities are. It may seem sudden to others, but in truth, is has been coming on for some time. As your ruler Neptune continues the long trek through your sign, you have the rare opportunity to achieve your highest potentials. Be inspired!
Happiness and Joy
Jupiter in friendly Gemini and your 4th house of home and family for the first half of 2017 makes your domestic situation both happy and expansive, with the month of May being very significant for you in terms of who you live with, where you live, and how you live. Many of you may be moving to a larger home, adding to your existing one, or investing in a second property… as a dual sign, Gemini often signifies two of everything! Welcoming new family members is also a strong possibility, whether through marriage, birth, or adoption. After June 26th, expansive Jupiter enters nurturing Cancer and your 5th house of romance, children, and creativity, which should increase the joy in your life. Falling in love, getting pregnant, giving birth, and having more fun in general are all more likely. Artists and writers will find increased inspiration and productivity, while athletes will be encouraged to push a little harder and stretch a little farther. If you have children or work with children, you’ll find it much easier to relate to them as you reconnect with your own inner child.
Saturn moving through Scorpio and your 9th house of legal issues, higher education, and religion will place the focus on serious matters in your life. You may be involved in ongoing litigation or having difficulty with an issue related to publishing and copyrights. In laws and relatives at a distance could also present challenges or add to your growing list of responsibilities and obligations. Some of you are hard at work earning degrees and certifications that will benefit you professionally in the years to come. Several transits will trigger Saturn’s influence in your 9th house this year, including a Mercury Retrograde and a few lunations. Look to these times for significant events related to 9th house issues. Saturn in the 9th may find you studying and researching quite a bit over the next two years, but in the end you certainly will have earned your rewards.
The year begins with you in the public eye as Venus in Sagittarius twinkles in your 10th house of career and reputation. You’ll get the recognition you deserve and have the favor of your boss, so enjoy the limelight! You’ll want to celebrate with your friends after January 9th, when Venus enters Capricorn and your 11th house of friends and associates. Things might get intense once Venus meets up with Pluto, Lord of Regeneration, on January 17th. Obsessions and jealousy are not out of the question, so choose your pals carefully. With Pluto in your 11th house for many years to come, you may find your concept of friendship and the groups you are passionate about are going through a transformation. On February 2nd, the Planet of Love enters Aquarius and your 12th house of secrets and solitude, urging you to reflect upon your relationships. This could be a time of secret affairs and clandestine activity, but most likely it points to working in a selfless and charitable way behind the scenes. You’ll be ready for center stage once the Goddess of Love and Beauty swims into Pisces and your 1st house of personality and appearance on February 26th, blending with Neptune and making you even more attractive and mysterious than usual. Take this opportunity to ask for what you want!
Venus enters creative Aries and your 2nd house of personal values and finances on March 22nd, combining with Uranus to potentially bring sudden good fortune in the form of windfalls and bonuses. If you find yourself with a little extra cash, this is a good time to show yourself a little bit of love. Why not splurge on a nice new pair of boots or other little luxury you’ve been dreaming of? Once Venus enters practical Taurus and your 3rd house of siblings and neighbors on April 15th, you’ll notice greater warmth and affection in your community. This is the perfect time to start a book club or community garden that will bring people together.
When attractive Venus enters versatile Gemini and your 4th house of home and family on May 9th, you’ll enjoy having people over to socialize in your home. Some of the happiest days of the year will be during the month of May, and you need look no farther than your front door for a place to celebrate. Some of you may be moving and you can rest assured that this move is being made under lucky stars! Enjoy what time you have to spend with your family, as they will appreciate your efforts even more. After June 3rd, Venus sidles into Cancer and your 5th house of pleasure and creativity. This is a time to do what brings you joy, so allow yourself to reconnect with your inner child. Romantic evenings with someone special are favored, whether it is a first date or a 50th wedding anniversary. Celebrate life! The focus shifts once Venus roars into affectionate Leo and your 6th house of health and duty on June 27th. Relationships with coworkers become more friendly and helpful, and the office benefits from an increased sense of camaraderie. If you are looking for a new pet, this is a wonderful time to check with your local animal rescue groups for the perfect companion.
Venus enters earthy Virgo and your 7th house of marriage and partnerships on July 22nd, placing the focus on the most significant others in your life. If you are partnered, this is a great time to rekindle the old flame, even just by being as supportive and compassionate as possible. If you are single, you might find someone who has all the best traits of your opposite sign of Virgo to your liking! This can lead to greater passion after August 16th, when Venus enters lovely Libra and your 8th house of intimacy. A more balanced sense of give and take can help make you feel closer, so don’t hesitate to share your needs and desires with each other. The 8th house also rules other people’s resources, making this good time to ask for loans or other forms of assistance. Venus moves into seductive Scorpio and your 9th house of travel and adventure on September 11th, enticing you to move beyond your normal boundaries. Of course, with Saturn here for some time to come, you may be restricted by factors beyond your control. If you can’t take an actual trip during this time, you can explore different cultures and customs within the confines of your own city. Go on a date to a highly rated restaurant that serves a kind of food you’ve never tried, or rent a foreign film with subtitles.
Before you know it, Venus sails into Sagittarius and your 10th house of career and reputation on October 7th, placing you in the public spotlight. Kudos and awards are more likely now, as are individual expressions of appreciation for all you do. Authority figures are more receptive to you, making this a great time to ask for a raise or other consideration. Celebrate your successes by spending more time with your friends after Venus slips into Capricorn and your 11th house of friends and associates on November 5th. This is also a great time to work common goal or cause you believe in, as you are likely to make new friends whose values are in line with yours. With Pluto in this house, you may find yourself making friends who trigger memories of past lives or seems somehow familiar. Venus turns retrograde on December 21st, which means she will remain in your 11th house until March 2017, giving you months to consider which friends are good for your soul’s evolution and which ones are likely to lead you right back down to the bottom of the ocean.
With Jupiter in your 4th house for the first half of the year, you can expect your home to be a very busy, bustling place! When Jupiter transits the 4th house, you can expect your domestic life to expand in different ways. Some of you may be moving far away, while others are adding to your home to create needed space. It’s not uncommon for family members to move into or out of your home at this time… even children leaving for college reflect Jupiter’s influence. You may also want to check in with your parents if you are able to, as they may be going through changes of their own that you’ll want to be aware of. The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on May 25th may bring a family issue to a head, so be prepared to handle what comes your way. Researching your family history will be very satisfying this year. Knowing more about your own heritage will help you understand yourself better and give you inspiration for where you’d like your life to lead.
This should be a relatively good year for you in terms of health, with the biggest issue being that nebulous Neptune is transiting your sign and will at some point conjunct your Sun. This means that your health may waiver a bit, and the potential for hard-to-diagnose illnesses and mental disturbances will be greater than usual. It is important for you to get enough sleep (but not too much), exercise regularly, and limit your alcohol intake to keep yourself in balance. As a sensitive Pisces, you are very much like a sponge. Being in stressful situations or around aggressive and unpleasant people can have a big impact on your well-being. Practice being as Zen as possible, so that you can bend like the willow in any storm you find yourself in. In fact, your health can be near ideal as you pay more attention to your physical reactions to stress and become better at relaxing and recuperating naturally. Meditation, yoga, and quiet walks in the park will all help you to remain serene.
Unpredictable Uranus travelling through your 2nd house of values and personal finances for several years to come will make your cash flow somewhat erratic. You may have large sums of money at one moment and next to nothing later, so plan for significant fluctuations in your income. Part of this is that you are no longer satisfied to do just anything to make a living… your personal investment in what you do and what you believe in is making it harder for you to slave away at something meaningless. Going into business for yourself may bring great rewards, but not the regular paychecks you might be used to. You may also find that you have a conflict with some of your associates regarding materialism… it will be hard to continue interacting with those who don’t share your values. For now, do your best to follow your bliss, live sensibly, and all should be well.
What does Mercury Retrograde hold for you this year? Mercury goes retrograde three times a year for about three weeks each time. During these retrogrades, you can expect miss communication, delays in travel, and breakdowns in machinery and appliances. Usually these breakdowns are due to neglect or lack of attention to detail and the retrograde period simply brings these problems to the surface. It’s often a good idea to hold off on making any important decisions, purchases, or signing contracts when Mercury is retrograde. Brides who are planning weddings should certainly consult an astrologer to avoid scheduling the Big Day during a retrograde! On the positive side, Mercury retrograde is excellent for research and investigation. It is a time to go over everything carefully, looking for loopholes, mistakes, and weaknesses. Here are this year’s Mercury retrogrades and how they are likely to impact you:
February 23rd-March 17th, Mercury Retrograde in Pisces, 1st House
This Retrograde may feel like deja vous as Mercury went retrograde in your 1st house about at almost the exact same time in 2012. It may feel strange to have the spotlight on you (after all, this is your birthday month!) but not feel like you can fully express yourself. This is a time for listening more than you speak, and thinking very carefully about what is said and how you need to respond. Once Mercury turns direct you will be able to get your thoughts together and express yourself clearly, putting an end to any misconceptions or confusion.
June 26th-July 20th, Mercury Retrograde in Cancer, 5th House
When Mercury turns retrograde in your 5th house of creativity and children, you might find that writer’s block and other difficulties get in the way of your progress. Romantic relationships tend to suffer from misunderstandings, and miss communication with the children in your life can lead to more serious problems. Mercury in Cancer is by nature very emotional, so try to stay calm and understanding, even when others are not. Fortunately, by the time Mercury turns direct on July 20th, everything will be on the way back to normal!
October 21st-November 10th, Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio, 9th House
Once again, here is another retrograde that reminds you of events in 2017 as Mercury revisits your 9th house of travel and philosophy. This time around Saturn is involved, making the transit more challenging. Delays and detours are to be expected while traveling, and any legal issues you are dealing with may encounter setbacks. If you are working towards higher education or certification, you will need to double check all requirements before applying. By the time Mercury turns direct on November 10th, you’ll be back on the road to success.
Your personal New Moon occurs on March 11th, signaling the dawn of your personal New Year. This is the best opportunity of the year for a new beginning, so don’t hesitate to create a fresh start where you need one. Venus, Mars, and Neptune will also be in your sign during the New Moon, giving more strength and vision to your dreams. The closer the New Moon is to your actual birthday, the more impact it will have, so make a wish for all you desire in the coming year. Like everyone else, you face many challenges, but this is your chance to set your intentions and goals for the coming days. Celebrate simply being yourself and every new opportunity you are given.
Your Full Moon happens on September 19th and represents the culmination of what you started 6 months ago during your New Moon on March 11th. This tends to be a highly emotional time, as the Moon represents our feelings and responses. Decisions you made around your last birthday are now beginning to bear fruit, for better or for worse. Some of you may have encountered obstacles in your path and have had to change course. You will need your mate, best friend, or partner to be supportive and understanding as you move forward, so keep the lines of communication clear. Express yourself openly and honestly, and celebrate your progress while planning for what still lies ahead.
Eclipses indicate change in the area of life they impact, and are often felt for much longer than regular lunations. In cases where the eclipse makes a close aspect to planets or angles in your chart, they can be felt for up to a year. Here is what to look for during the eclipse cycle of 2017:
A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on April 25th bring legal issues to a head. You may finally get the answers you have been waiting for! Many will be celebrating graduations and other celebrations related to education, making this a special time. Of course, Saturn is involved and bestows a serious tone to any festivities. This is a time of culmination but also of change, so be prepared to move upward and onward.
A New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Taurus on May 10th helps you to express yourself more clearly… and with Mercury, Venus, and Mars all adding to the energy, you can be sure to get your point across! This is a wonderful time to bring people in your community together for a common cause, so don’t be afraid to knock on a few doors and pass out some flyers. Spending time with your siblings is also favored. Now that you are adults, you can see each other in a new light. Make peace!
A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 25th activates your 10th house of career and reputation and brings all of your hard work to fruition. Your family’s support has been integral to your progress, so don’t forget to show them your appreciation. For some, this may mean the end of an old job and the beginning of a new one. Embrace change.
A Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 18th may be the most unpredictable of the year, as it combines with erratic Uranus in your 2nd house of money and values. Some of you may be receiving large sums of money, but don’t expect this to be a regular occurrence! Others may find that large, unexpected expenses are draining your coffers. Events that occur now may make a big difference in how you see the world and what you value. Stay balanced.
A New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3rd activates your 9th house of legal matters and travel and is a preview to events that could occur during the Full Moon in Taurus on November 17th. Because Mercury is also retrograde now, don’t expect things to go as planned. Legal rulings are delayed and unexpected detours pop up while travelling, so try to keep your sense of humor. Do your research and keep up to date on current events to avoid any missteps.
Pisces, the Fishes – Description and Personality
The Sun brightened sensitive Pisces, a feminine sign on your birthday. In astrology, the
Sun stands for your inner nature, the true mark of your character. The twelfth sign of the
Zodiac, Pisces is ruled by fortunate Jupiter and new age Neptune. A mutable (changeable
and communicative) sign, dreamy Pisces is the exaltation of Venus, the goddess of love and
artistic sensibility. It is a water sign, so Piscean people are creative, sensitive and
deeper than they appear on the surface, although they can be emotionally vulnerable,
clinging and rather melancholic.
The light of the Sun, ruler of our inner nature, is somewhat dimmed in Pisces, the home of
Jupiter (lord of the gods) and his elusive brother Neptune (the king of the sea). Jupiter
gives you a thirst for knowledge and understanding, with a natural lucky streak.
Neptune brings out your sensitive and spiritual qualities, but it can also lay you open to
deception and intrigue (that is if it’s not you who is doing the deceiving!). You have
probably noticed that Neptune can stimulate a thirst of a quite different variety — a
thirst for liquor, drugs and addictive substances in general (including the addictions of
love… ). Both of these great planets influence your personality.
Sensitive Pisces reacts emotionally to everything. You just give in to your feelings, a
trait which can lay you open to control by the unscrupulous. But then, you yourself are
fairminded and not at all afraid to bend unbreakable rules, should the situation demand a
more humane approach. You would make an excellent judge, a sensitive administrator, or a
quite inspirational teacher.
Compassionate Pisces is idealistic, although you have a tendency towards sacrificing
yourself on the altar of love, or some other noble cause. Hmmm. You really must watch that
tendency to play the martyr.
Despite your sensitive personality and delicate physical constitutions, you really are a
survivor. You outlast those who may be much stronger, by adapting more easily to the
demands of changing circumstances. Your intuitions are reliable and should be trusted; you
may even have natural psychic powers, which can be developed, given the right
circumstances. This could help you succeed in many aspects fo your life, like chance games
like bingo and also just generally improving the way you live. However, because you are
adaptable and so readily identify with the feelings of others, you risk exploitation and
loss of your own needs, ideas, and talent. Of course, intuitive Pisces understands the
moods and behaviour of others so well that you can be quite a manipulator behind the
scenes. Pisces is a dual sign, which has both an up and a down-side.
The two fishes in your astrological sigil swim in either direction. Here is your choice:
focus, be strong and overcome the weaknesses in your sensitive nature, or dissolve in
vague longings and become the victim of your own vulnerability. For the sake of your
emotional equilibrium, develop a private place of your own, or at least take a private
time for daily retreat and relaxation. Your most creatively stimulating and soothing
environment is close to water, especially near the ocean.
Shy Pisceans would often rather impersonate someone else than be themselves. No wonder so many of you are actors, artists, writers, and dreamers. Elusive Neptune makes it hard to predict how you will develop. Some of you are neat and well-organized, while others become slovenly and careless — largely a reflection of your emotional reactions to the environment. Your intense imagination can lead you to stretch the truth under many circumstances, the other side of the coin to your creative ability to write fantastic novels, poetry and produce other artistic endeavours.
Confronting your own vulnerability, you can be a daredevil and risk-taker. The thrills of
car racing, piloting a plane, exploring the wilderness, or hunting game can be seductive.
A compulsive eater, you face a lifelong battle of the bulge. Sports and physical fitness
routines are a good way to keep in shape and reduce emotional stress. Horseback riding,
dancing, skating, swimming or sailing are favoured activities.
Pisces rules the feet and lymphatic system. Swelling, allergic reaction to drugs, injuries
to the feet and related problems are common complaints, but your emotional nature can also
make you vulnerable to psychosomatic illness.
Your colours are pale green, purple, rose, and grey-blue. Pisces rules metallic pewter, while your birthstones are aquamarine, chrysolite and moonstone. Aquamarine seems to disappear when placed under water, like your shy Piscean self, which often wishes it could disappear so easily. Flowers for Pisces are the orchid, lilac, wisteria, lotus, white poppy, and pansy.