Pisces: February 19th - March 20th, is symbolized by the Fish, those two little creatures whose scales glint in the sun as they follow where the stream takes them. And just as that stream can symbolize the subconscious mind or the winding path of life itself, Pisces is like those fish, swimming along in the currents, taking what comes and throwing off rainbows as it goes.
A Mutable Water Sign, fanciful Pisces knows exactly how to go with the flow. This sign is perfectly happy following someone else's lead, especially if it's the lead of a trusted loved one.
Pisces is a highly romantic sign, one that tunes in on an intuitive, almost psychic level to its friends and lovers, intuiting their emotional needs and doing what it can to meet them. This is the sign that brings home stray puppies because it can't bear to see them left alone and hungry, which is a wonderful quality...but one that can get Pisces into trouble from time to time.
Ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusion, this sign thrives on fantasy and imagination, and easily slips into savior fantasies. Pisces can be a champion of lost causes, because its inherent idealism blinds it to the fact that some people and situations just can't be saved.
On the other hand, that love of fantasy can make for a very imaginative friend and lover (and some overwhelming lovemaking experiences!). And that desire to meet others' needs makes for an incredibly caring, sensitive soul.
Pisceans make great poets, dream analysts and massage therapists.
The retrograde Mercury in Pisces is not the best influence for composing lengthy statistical reports on the use of widgets in the 1800s. Nor is this a great time to read up on the latest tax laws for the coming year. In fact, any task that requires detailed scrutiny should best be left alone until another time.
This dreamy period will make you stare off into space for hours on end. Conversations have a way of drifting into strange and surreal territory. Facts are hard to hold on to and your memory may be less dependable than usual. You are highly sensitive to the energy around you.
If you sense any aggression from the other party, you'll probably be tempted to run away and hide. This would not be the time to engage in any intellectual debates, for you may have a hard time defending your views. You can use this period for your creative benefit.
Artistic work that you might have started once, but shelved, can be revisited with positive results. You are also especially gullible and should avoid fast-talking salespeople peddling pink robots. Take this time to clean up clutter and organize papers.
Learn more about Mercury retrograde in the signs: Mercury retrograde in Aries, Mercury retrograde in Taurus, Mercury retrograde in Gemini, Mercury retrograde in Cancer, Mercury retrograde in Leo, Mercury retrograde in Virgo, Mercury retrograde in Libra, Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius, Mercury retrograde in Capricorn, Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, Mercury retrograde in Pisces
Having made an effort to be more compassionate, you feel good about the way you've touched other people's hearts. Compassion is often lacking when there is such a huge gap between 'haves' and 'have nots.' You are helping to close that gap with kindness.
You are probably more in touch with your feelings now than other times. Highly sensitive to the nuance of subtle gestures that reveal other people's true emotional state, you are valued for your keen sense. Continue giving of yourself, for it is truly appreciated -- and it does make a difference!
In your personal relationships, your ability to be present with your feelings and your empathy make your interactions more meaningful. Great joy can come from spending time with those you love. Romance is especially highlighted with this bright moon, so make sure to indulge in plenty of candlelight and kisses.
As the moon begins to wane, you might want to spend time alone in meditation, getting in touch with yourself on a deeper level than you usually make time for. You may have some marvelous psychic visions that can guide you in the future. Replenish your spirit for the next cycle ahead.
Learn more about all the Full Moons: Full Moon in Aries, Full Moon in Taurus, Full Moon in Gemini, Full Moon in Cancer, Full Moon in Leo, Full Moon in Virgo, Full Moon in Libra, Full Moon in Scorpio, Full Moon in Sagittarius, Full Moon in Capricorn, Full Moon in Aquarius, Full Moon in Pisces
The New Moon in Pisces quiets you down into a contemplative state after a period of revolutionary upheaval. Inequities happen when people divide themselves into categories of 'us' and 'them,' forgetting that in the end, we are all the same. Conflicts between people, tribes, and nations are victims of such divisive thinking.
This particular new moon helps you to better understand the alliances between people rather than the differences. Consider your personal boundaries and how that has kept you from truly connecting with others on a more meaningful level. How open are you? How in touch are you with your feelings? Can you offer more compassion to make this world a harmonious place to live in?
You may begin to realize that there are universal truths among humans no matter what race, status, gender, age, or education level. Consider how you can make changes on a more personal level, offering not only your knowledge, but also your heart to those in most need. After all, society can't truly change if the people within it still suffer emotionally. Look at the relationships you have with others.
Check your feelings and see where you are blocked. Get in touch with your innermost self, minus the barriers. Evolve your soul by emphasizing the similarities you have with other people. Worry less about the differences. You may be surprised to find that a kind gesture or a hug can have strong reverberations.