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John Everett Millais

 

Overview

Pisces: Allow and Accept

February 18th marks the Sun's Pisces ingress. This is the sign of sacrifice, surrender, transcendence and diffusion. Endings are a key concept (this is the last sign of the Zodiac) and often the best you can do is allow. This can be very uncomfortable for those who must be in control, but Pisces' secret is that more can be accomplished if you don't force things.

Mercury entered Pisces on February 17th, fresh off its superior conjunction with the Sun in Aquarius. This was full clarification- a result or culmination. The Sun and Mercury into Pisces can expand on what you learned, or encourage you to let go. 

Pisces is an expansive sign, so it doesn't always involve loss. But the trick is to accept that "more" can arrive in unexpected ways, and personal gain is not the primary goal. Often, you have to give something up to receive something else.  

Ideal Relationships

Pisces season is enhanced by the February 21st Venus/Neptune conjunction. Relationships, values and finances will receive a hit of pure romance/creativity. It doesn't get more dreamy than this - almost anything will seem possible, as Neptune dissolves limits and logic. This aspect is less sexual/materialistic, and more idealistic. Love can be unconditional and boundaries non-existent. 

On February 23rd, Juno's Pisces ingress continues the above theme, but the idealistic vibe will be specifically about a partnership agreement. Here is the ultimate soulmate contract - the terms don't need to be formalized, because it's all understood. Or is it? 

On February 25th, the vibe becomes less ideal as Venus in Pisces squares Mars/Vesta in Sagittarius. Devotion (Vesta) is energized by courage, enthusiasm and a sense of adventure (Mars). But the square to Venus indicates discord between action and attraction. What you want (Venus) will intensify (Mars adds the sexual sizzle or craving that was missing with Venus/Neptune) but the tension of the square suggests a struggle. There may be attempts to force something that should happen naturally. Or, a heightened ideal could be completely false. Vesta will add fixation. 

The Mercury/Neptune conjunction on the same day can result in beautiful words, lies or forgiveness. A dream can be put into words, the truth can be creatively presented and intuition (or wishful thinking) will be maximized. 

Are these influences positive or negative? Pisces/Neptune is about shades of grey, so you'll probably experience a bit of both. The key will be tuning into what you know is right - feelings will be enhanced, so you should have a good sense of healthy/unhealthy. 

Aries

The Sun joins Mercury in your hidden sector, suggesting a diffusion of information from February 17th. What you learned or discussed then was public. Now, you’re pulling back, keeping something secret, or focusing more on what you sense rather than what’s logical. Allow this knowledge to suffuse your current situation - it will be difficult to actively direct it, so just sit back and see what’s revealed. 

Juno and sspects to Venus in your hidden sector can fire up your desire for an impossible dream/romance, a higher cause or something more than you currently have. Dreaming big is fine, as long as you don’t lose track of what’s real versus what’s out of reach. Your passion and devotion to something bigger than you can trigger restless yearnings - rather than banking everything on this, use it as a catalyst to explore. Travel, education, legal matters, publishing or religion are areas where you might want to push further. Mercury/Neptune can point to a powerful moment of intuition or clarity around a secret.  This aspect can help you articulate vague longings or creative impulses. 

Taurus

The Sun joins Mercury in your social sector, moving a February 17th conversation or realization from the professional to the social sphere. Your focus will shift to friends, groups and your connections with the public in general. The energy is gentler and favours empathy and personal contacts.Discussions and ideas will flow naturally, and may take you to some unexpected places. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your social sector can hi-light the blurred lines between a friendship and romantic attraction, or an attractive social ideal/project. Too, you may attract others with your creativity and openness. However, there will be tension behind the scenes, as jealousy or buried anger triggers questionable situations. There can be a hot but insubstantial attraction, or you may give more/allow more than you should. Be very aware of your true motivations - a specific area involving intimacy, finances or efforts to control what’s not yours may have obsessive undertones. Too, there can be a contrast between surface innocence and subterranean actions. Mercury/Neptune suggests a key conversation that promises a lot - it may or may not be real. 

Gemini

The Sun joins Mercury in your career sector. An announcement, discovery or belief from February 17th can be applied to a job search, your professional status or a discussion with management. Even though the vibe is official, you may have difficulties separating ideals from reality, especially when Mercury conjoins Neptune. There can be big, hopeful ideas, and creativity will be enhanced. Excellent for putting a professional dream into words. But you’ll have to focus on the facts rather than what you suspect might be true. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your career sector can bring confusion around work and personal partnerships. A relationship in one area could leak into the other, as conflict with a partner (or competitor) challenges your goals and professional image. If you’re about to align yourself with someone at work, check carefully to ensure that this will be in your best interests. Do you both want the same thing? Professional contracts should be closely scrutinized. There may be some disillusionment as one partner’s devotion conflicts with the other’s ambitions. Too, some healthy competition may be just what you need to inspire business creativity, or push you towards that dream. 

Cancer

The Sun joins Mercury in your sector of opportunities, suggesting that you may go public with a private conversation/realization from February 17th. As you move forward, your vision of what’s possible should open up - travel, education, legal matters, publishing or beliefs are key areas where you’ll be making your voice public, or widening your perspective. What began as an intensive and uncomfortable moment of clarity can take you further. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your sector of opportunities can fuel a beautiful vision in the above areas, and long-distance romance may be especially tempting. However, there will be some tension between what you desire out there, and what you have to deal with in your immediate environment. A particular medical, work or routine issue is demanding your focus, and the resulting stress will simultaneously push you to want more while distracting you from what you have to do. Poorly-timed actions or careless planning can result in mistakes - move forward with caution. Mercury/Neptune suggests a key moment when a higher ideal is put into words. Or, there can be a significant teacher/student encounter.  

Leo

The Sun joins Mercury in your sector of shared resources. A moment of clarity or a revealing partnership conversation from February 17th now leads to a deeper exploration of what’s happening behind the scenes. Intimacy, shared finances or psychological issues can lead to moments of mutual compassion or confusion. There may be an increased urge to lose yourself in someone (or something) as distrust melts away. Too, boundaries and clarity can dissolve, especially when Mercury unites with Neptune. Use caution with these energies - make sure that what you think you’re understanding is the truth. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your shared resources sector can increase your desire to get closer, give yourself to someone or spend unwisely. A financial or sexual agreement will demand large amounts of trust, but make sure you (and the other person) are comfortable with what's being shared. You’ll be motivated by a singular focus on passion, the desire for attention or the urge to escape an unhappy reality. You might risk everything, and maybe that’s what it will take to make you happy. A new attraction can be sizzling and intensely romantic. However, know that actions will not be harmoniously aligned with wants, or what you actually have. You can easily push too hard, or miscalculate. If you’re in an escapist mood, use caution with drugs and alcohol. 

Virgo

The Sun joins Mercury in your partnership sector, advancing information/a solution from February 17th. What began as a logical illumination about work, health or obligations can drift into undefined territory. But the new theme will be balance and cooperation - whether you and another agree on what’s happening. Too, you being treated as an equal may become important. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your partnership sector can lead to some idealistic partnership projections (and pure romance) but this energy will be at odds with domestic/family issues. One person’s devotion to home, family or the past can trigger arguments and disappointments. Too, there could be a mix of passion and dissatisfaction, as one partner pushes enthusiastically for something the other isn’t certain they want. If you’re motivated by a certain domestic focus, consider that it may not be in alignment with what your partner has in mind. Compromise is key - try to avoid obsessive fixation and must-haves. You can’t control the other person, so let go and listen to what they say. Mercury/Neptune can help with this, as it opens up the lines of communication. 

Libra

The Sun joins Mercury in your sector of routine. A surge of creativity, flirtation, innovation or good news from February 17th now shifts into must- do/service/routine. A problem, solution or duty that involve sacrifice or surrender may make itself clear, culminating with the Mercury/Neptune conjunction. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your sector of routine can increase your desire to give (unconditionally) or give up, depending on what’s motivating you. You may be overwhelmed by the amount of duties (or a health issue) or, you may be fired up by the urge to sacrifice everything. However, know that the first impulse to give or surrender may not be in your best interests - the focus on a specific solution or requirement can be misdirected. Someone may be asking too much of you. Or, the problem that seems insurmountable may not be so impossible after all. Don’t hesitate to pull back and (temporarily) take a time out - this will allow you to regroup and use your energy more effectively. You may need to drop an impossibly high standard of service or perfection. 

Scorpio

The Sun joins Mercury in your sector of self- expression, suggesting more creativity, fun, flirtation or open communication. Family/domestic information from February 17th can lead to a celebration, or an opportunity to shift your focus to external matters. Mercury/Neptune suggests a concentrated moment of pure creativity, romance or idealistic imaginings. Especially good for poetry, stories and music. Discussions about children can be a theme. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your sector of self-expression can trigger a passionate attraction, or a powerful desire to spend/indulge/show off. This can be a hot aspect with the potential for really cutting loose. However, know that your focus on financial or emotional security can be undermined if you push the limits - your desire for the ultimate experience/love can blur the boundaries between what you have and what you want. The intersection between the two is where you can get into trouble. 

Sagittarius

The Sun joins Mercury in your domestic sector, advancing a conversation/idea that began around February 17th. Discussion/clarification is now applied to home, home improvements, relocation, family or a home business. Issues from the past/childhood can bleed into the present, and Mercury/Neptune suggests forgiveness, a goodbye or increased empathy/compassion with family members. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your domestic sector suggest an idealized time with family, a domestic partner or a  dream home vibe. Too, there can be visions of the “perfect” family, or domestic moment. However, the square to Mars/Vesta in your sign suggests that your efforts to make this happen will be at odds with what you (or a family member) really want. Your extreme focus on what you think must happen can actually stir up family discord or result in inflated household expenses. The ideal is beautiful, but your enthusiasm may push things too far. Consider looking beyond what you’re focused on. 

Capricorn

The Sun joins Mercury in your communication sector. A key discussion, document or realization about finances or personals values (from February 17th) can be expanded on. The core idea becomes more creative, but also more diffuse, especially when Mercury conjoins Neptune. This is a prime moment for wonderful visions and big promises, but it will be tempting to gloss over any details that don’t fit with the vision. Aim for creativity and precision. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your communication sector can add a tremendous boost to the above, with beautiful stories/plans, or intensely romantic words. A partnership agreement could remain unspoken, or what's communicated could transcend all expectations. However, hidden motivations (or an unconscious focus) can amplify what you’re hearing/saying to the point where reality and fiction become interchangeable. Actions will not be aligned with words. Before you say “Yes” make sure there’s proof of intent. Otherwise, simply enjoy the beautiful (and temporary) pictures that are created.

Aquarius

The Sun joins Mercury in your sector of personal resources, helping you develop a key idea from the Sun/Mercury conjunction in your sign (February 17th). What was illuminated then can be expanded on in the areas of earned money, sources of income or your primary values/security. Mercury/Neptune can feature an important agreement/discussion, but make sure that everyone is on the same page (especially if you’re discussing  money). Dreams can come into focus, but specifics may be in short supply. If you’re discussing a raise or details about what’s essential for you, be as precise as possible and don’t settle for vague promises. 

Juno and aspects to Venus in your sector of personal resources can encourage you to aim big when it comes to a purchase, gift or financial goal. What you want (or want to give) could seem limitless and wonderfully possible. A financial agreement could sound particularly generous. Is the dream becoming a reality? Well, what you do to get what you want (or what others are pushing you to do) will not quite fit with the available  resources. It will be easy to spend too much, give what you don’t have or push for something that simply isn’t available. There could be a specific public goal that’s taking all your attention, and this is what you’ll have to take a step back from - either you’re misjudging what’s possible, or someone else is taking advantage of you. There’s potential to accomplish something significant, but you’ll have to pay attention to financial and emotional boundaries.

Pisces

The Sun joins Mercury in your sign, suggesting that you’ll go public with a secret or background realization from February 17th. The illumination of something hidden or unconscious can now be expressed fully, and Mercury/Neptune allows you to put the vague ideal/dream into words. Mercury/Neptune can also help you impact a large audience, if necessary (Neptune dissolves limits and gives your words a transpersonal vibe).

Juno and aspects to Venus in your sign can clue you into a fabulous goal/partnership in the personal or professional realm. There’s nothing wrong with setting your sights high, but be aware that your ambitions may actually interfere with what you want. This may be due to how you present yourself (your professional image) or perhaps your focus (regarding future goals/career) needs to be adjusted. Too, these energies can up your attraction factor, but you may not be totally comfortable with who you attract. Pay attention to the signals you’re sending out and make sure your intentions (personally and professionally) are crystal clear. Others may project what they want onto you. 

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