It’s a once-in-a-lifetime spiritual jamboree when Jupiter and Neptune align in their home sign, Pisces, on April 12. Expect growth on the spiritual and creative fronts.
This is an exciting planetary transit, considering that Jupiter and Neptune align only once every 12 years and, in Pisces, every 150 or so years. Planets coming together this way usually signify the beginning of a new cycle. Last time these two met — they were in Aquarius — their combined energies initiated sweeping changes in social processes involving charity, love, and belonging.
Now in Pisces, a sign over which they equally rule, these planets and their longer-term influences invite healing on a global level — and not a moment too soon. Search your mind and read your dreams for clues on how to bring about the kind of transformation that society needs.
Consider tapping into the power of praising your higher self for inspiration and enlightenment.
At the risk of sounding idealistic, we can — and must — all recognize our interconnectedness. Listen with your heart and you will find an answer.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars sextile Mercury: Anything that you’ve been putting off because it’s “too hard” is now fair game. Make the effort and receive the reward.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus unaspected: Take advantage of the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction for a spiritual reset. Chase out your demons so your better angels may preside.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury sextile Mars: You may have been delaying certain duties because they were too much to bear. Too bad. Time to get up and get moving.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon opposite Jupiter/Neptune: Uproot any stuck emotions and root out their causes. The deeper you dig, the more likely you are to stumble upon buried treasure.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun sextile Saturn: Patience, perseverance, and persistence — that’s what you’ve got. Keep your sights on the payoff for maximum staying power.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury sextile Mars: It’s okay to skimp on dealing with bigger deals but you’re fresh out of excuses. The sun is shining and there’s hay to make.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus unaspected: This Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is a major reset for you internally. Carry a torch into the darkness within and set fire to all your monstrous fears.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars sextile Mercury: Time to get back on your feet and into the saddle. You’ve resisted your weightier responsibilities for long enough.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter conjunct Neptune: It’s time to go deep instead of far. The outside world is wild and loud but what about the tamer regions within? Take a look.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn sextile the Sun: Keep your eyes on the prize. Some staying power and a dash of panache render any obstacles objectively obsolete, obviously.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn sextile the Sun: Nothing can stand in your way if you stay focused on your goals. Don’t just visualize your success — realize it.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter conjunct Neptune: You know that your inner spiritual workings are a complexity of compassions and complaints. Unravel your riddles and find realization.