Surfacing on the forward edge of the Aquarian Venus-Mars alignment that will bestow social graces upon us for the next month, the illuminating Sun and dream-weaver Neptune connect in the depths of Pisces. Their exact conjunction occurs on March 13.
Pisces rules the 12th House of Sacrifice. It is a holder of miracles, intuition, and retreat, and is the sign that contains all other signs, the crux of the zodiac in which the qualms and quandaries of the cycle meet their end at the beginning. Pisces is the tail in the mouth of the ouroboros — that ancient serpent.
Neptune is the modern ruler of Pisces. It is the planet of fantasy and the collective consciousness. It is a generational planet, like Uranus and Pluto, and since it spends so much time in one sign, its energies are said to influence entire generations of people.
With the alignment of Neptune and the Sun in Pisces, we can expect the illusions that hide universal truths to dissolve. Our spiritual lives and dreams are energized by this transit and our selfishness diminished in its light. Now, naked self-interest gives way to a stripped-down version of our egos — one that prizes communion and compassion over individual enrichment.
Such comity is not amiss in these times. War, disinformation, disease, and a changing climate are not personal events. They are impersonal and unforgiving. We would be wise as a collective to draw upon the spiritual fraternity of our humanity, not to take up arms, but to hold one another in an embrace.
When in doubt, take heart from any song written by the Beatles’ lead guitarist and Pisces George Harrison, whose famous last words “love one another” sum up the soul of the Piscean age and ego, not to mention the entire body of his work, including his 1973 “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth).”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Drop any primitive egoism and take some time to be nice just because. You can do it.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Instead of indulging in your unabated desires, be a pal and help someone else get theirs.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Let go of the need to be right for now. It’s a matter of the forest and the trees.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Stop your pity party of one and look at the bigger picture. Your life is fine.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Your focus on yourself is commendable but there are others who need uplifting.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
The only thing you should be criticizing is a world in which injustice still pervades society.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Take a break from your shallow self-work and reach deeper for a common bond.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Literally just stop being a Scorpio for a minute and go do something good, for goodness’s sake.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Not everyone is as happy-go-lucky as you. Share the wealth with those in need.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
You know better than anyone that there’s much work to be done for a fair world. Go do it.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
There’s no better time to unleash your humanitarian side and fight for a new world order.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Let your healing powers serve to restore justice and heart to an aching world. It’s time.