Last week we said goodbye to my dear Sun sign, Aquarius, and entered the 12th and final sign of the zodiac, Pisces.
The transition into Pisces season is a welcome one, bringing us a little sympathy as we continue to deal with the effects of Saturn — the planet of punishment — lurking in a difficult placement.
Neptune, the dignifying planet of Pisces, is really helping us along, but that’s not to say that it’s all smooth sailing. The isolation and cold of winter can be tough, especially out here at the end of the world. Throw in a burst pipe from the aforementioned cold, and you have a recipe for a real bad time.
Many in Provincetown fly south for these dreaded months. Escapism is a very Piscean approach. The rest of us should just remember Robert Frost’s words: “The best way out is always through.”
It’s not impossible to find comfort in the winter here. Now’s a great time for growth, say by picking up a new hobby — or catching up with your therapist. There’s a real sense of serenity and focus when you take away all the distractions. This place has been home to many a writer and artist purely for that reason.
What those two fish, forever swimming in circles, know is that reality always comes back around. It does for the tourists who come here for a brief respite. And it does for those of us who jump the fishbowl for warmer waters. Regardless of who you are, keep swimming.
March 21 – April 19
Think of life as a game this week to cut through the monotony. Lady luck is in your corner, and you can’t win if you don’t play.
April 20 – May 20
We know you love luxury and all, but you might want to tighten your coin purse this week. It’s a good time for you to sign up for a financial planning class.
May 21 – June 20
Words can hurt, so maybe keep your opinions to yourself right now. Mind your manners in mixed company.
June 21 – July 22
There’s probably a lot going on in your social circle right now. Support your friends, because you’re really good at it.
July 23 – Aug. 22
The struggle may be real right now; look to your loved ones — they may have some insight. Or a lead on a good self-help program.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
You are the perpetual team lead. Your sharp wit is a boon to us all. Take charge this week, and we’ll all thank you later.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Usually the master of impartiality, you may be challenged this week. Keep your emotions out of things, lest you become judge and jury.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Your attraction to magical thinkers may be the death of you yet, but the ride down to hell sure is a fun one.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
It’s not a crime to take time for yourself. Plan a vacation; even if you don’t take it, at least it was a nice thought.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Don’t spend all week thinking about fracking. We all know it’s terrible, but get back to work — you’ve got empires to build.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Giving a Ted talk on quantum mechanics to a group of toddlers probably isn’t the best use of your time. Know your audience.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Your season is upon us, so the world is your fishbowl. Try to remember: the rest of us are all living in it, too.