Pisces, the Pulse of Boundless, Infinite Divinity Within Us All :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for February 19th – 25th

Today (MONDAY) Mars zaps the North Node with a friendly trine, giving us an energizing, motivating nudge toward manifesting our creative potential. From there on in, the major aspects of the week bring us buckets of Piscean vibes.

Pisces Season has arrived, as of yesterday when the Sun made the shift from Aquarius into the zodiac’s expansive ocean of being.

Oh Pisces…

Pisces is on the cusp of my 8th House, containing my Sun, Mercury and Jupiter. As a result, I tend to be more aware of Pisces’ shadow side – both in myself and in others.

While this post may have a more melancholic theme than other rose-coloured Piscean interpretations, I will say upfront that Pisces plays just as integral a role in our cosmic DNA as each of the other 11 zodiac signs.

I promise you Pisces folks, that I will get to the good stuff! You will just have to follow me through the darkness to get there : )

Pisces is boundless infinity. Pisces is the pulse of divinity within us, our eternal soul, our connection to the collective unconscious, our umbilical cord to god/dess, our gnawing hunger and yearning for something more, our desire to dissolve into union with the whole of existence.

Sometimes, I wonder, on a global scale, symbolically speaking, whether Pisces is to blame for humanity’s constant struggle with internal feelings of brokenness, imperfection, inadequacy, disappointment, and disillusionment?

Of course there are a million contributing factors (relational, social, systemic, economic, political, cultural, etc.) that intensify and exacerbate this common human experience.

And yet, if we did not deeply know perfection in our souls, if we did not have access to a sense, a taste, an idea, of potential infinite bliss, if we did not remember what it was like to be one with divine presence… perhaps we would not have anything to which we could compare the frustrations and tedium of earthly existence. We would not be cursed with idealism.

And in that case, conversely, perhaps ignorance would be bliss? Perhaps it would be easier to be content with the mundane ebbs and flows of human life? Perhaps suffering would not be felt so excruciatingly?

For some Pisces-types, ignorance does appear to be bliss. However, since it is near impossible for Pisceans to drown out the mystical vibrations that sing to their souls and the numinous awe that worships in their inner temple, they may instead choose to drown out human reality – through a variety of ways.

Addiction, of course, is a stereotyped weakness of Pisces, but any form of escapism or denial will work as long as though it mutes life’s hard edges which threaten to pop the holy bubble of transcendence.

These images from @textsfromyourexistentialist perfectly depict the Pisces (and 12th House) frustration with being trapped and imprisoned in a “self”, in an “ego”, in a human body – when Pisces is longing for freedom, for boundless nirvana, for paradise, for perfect contentment and peace.

Meme image by April Eileen Henry (@www.instagram.com/textsfromyourexistentialist)
Meme image by April Eileen Henry (@www.instagram.com/textsfromyourexistentialist)
Meme image by April Eileen Henry (@www.instagram.com/textsfromyourexistentialist)
Meme image by April Eileen Henry (@www.instagram.com/textsfromyourexistentialist)

I have always found there to be something tragic about the Pisces archetype, and perhaps, Pisces types would tend to agree. When they are disenchanted with this world, they can have a tendency to position themselves as victims of life.

How does one live in the midst of this often dreary human world while innately knowing that something so much more perfect, beautiful and profound exists… somewhere, somehow?

Have you read the childhood story Bridge to Terabithia or watched the film?

That is an example of the Piscean tragedy. Two 12-year-olds escape the difficulties in their lives by creating a magical fantasy world on the other side of a river… just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open, Leslie tells Jesse. And then an awful accident involving the river, interrupts the connection to this beautiful escape with the harsh worldly reminder of mortality.

Soulmates and twin flames?

If you hold to these concepts, they were birthed and are sustained from the Pisces/Neptune component of your cosmic DNA : )

Pisces is widely known as the “hopeless romantic”. It seeks the divine in another human being and the perfect, idealized union its soul knows is possible.

Which is wonderful… as long as though you guard against infatuated blind projections and creating dangerous imaginary fantasies of love where none exists.

Meme image by April Eileen Henry (@www.instagram.com/textsfromyourexistentialist)
Meme image by April Eileen Henry (@www.instagram.com/textsfromyourexistentialist)
Meme image by April Eileen Henry (@www.instagram.com/textsfromyourexistentialist)

On WEDNESDAY, when Venus conjoins with Neptune in Pisces… love energy abounds and our relationships, our money, our art, and our pleasure, are perceived through the eyes of the soul seeking blissful completion. #yesfilter

Thankfully on WEDNESDAY Mercury’s sextile to Saturn keeps us moderately tethered to reality in the form of practical conversations or rational planning, hopefully steering us clear of delusional fantasies.

Oh Pisces…

I feel like I’m pulling a bit of a “Pisces Pity Party” here.

Two years ago I was reflecting on how I often try to suffocate and control the Piscean part of myself (a somewhat common occurrence with signs on the 8th House cusp). Since I have a Pisces Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter (with strong aspects from Neptune in my chart), by denying my inner Pisces, I was also denying my true authentic essence.

When I had the space and time to do so, I took a few weeks of my life and decided to surrender.

I put aside to-do lists, practical responsibilities and the accompanying guilt… and went Pisces, 100%. I forgot to eat. I accidentally went to sleep with candles still lit. I neglected to lock my front door or turn off the stove.

And yet, it worked. I was able to reacquaint myself with the magic of Pisces. My life world was re-enchanted. High on my imagination alone, I wandered about the house lost in other realms. I could lie on the couch and stare at the ceiling for hours, daydreaming of other mystical realities. I experienced timeless flow states. Everything I perceived in my external world was imbued with shimmering mystery.

Those close to me, who observed this surrender, said that they had never seen me so happy. I was near giddy with overflowing love for this exquisitely captivating existence.

It didn’t last, of course. And how could it? As an embodied soul within a human form, living 100% Pisces is not very functional (or safe!).

But thankfully, no one is 100% Pisces. We are a multitude of different parts – which equates as signs and planets in astro language. The other signs of the zodiac support us with manifesting the magic of Pisces in our day-to-day lives. My challenge is to work with the all-or-nothing tendencies of the 8th House, by bringing Pisces into a healthy, balanced expression.

The earth signs, in particular, stabilize the watery forces within our chart.

Virgo, Pisces’ opposite sign, channels the divine magic and mysticism of Pisces into our daily responsibilities, routines, and rituals; merging the mundane with the sacred through the continuous practice of alchemy.

Although Pisces may sometimes feel crushed by the harshness of life on this planet, Taurus reminds Pisces of the delights within the tangible earthly realm that are available to us through the physical human senses. According to Taurus, “inhabiting a body” (a frequent Pisces complaint), is marvelous! The taste of ice cream, the sensation of a hot shower, the majestic view of the rocky mountains – these too, are holy magic.

Capricorn, the sea goat who shares a fishy tail with Pisces, stands at the intersection between spirit and matter (between Pisces and Taurus, one might say). Capricorn provides a foundation and structure to our soul’s purpose as it builds a life project worthy of its divine nature.

Scorpio, as the middle child of the water sign family, between Cancer and Pisces, helps us to practice dying (over and over again) as we learn to let go of control and surrender the separate self and ego, with all its armory and battery of defenses. This is often a rather terrifying life-long process that involves facing all our deepest fears of loss (which are ultimately some variation of the fear of death).

And yet just at those moments when we let go and despairingly fall toward raw and naked vulnerability… we realize that Pisces is there to catch us – and to liberate us. Pisces, an expansive sea that connects you with the infinite, interconnected entirety of life… and life beyond life.

We are so much greater, so much larger, than the small everyday self we identify with.

However, unless we choose to spend our lives meditating alone in a monastery or something similar, it isn’t easy to maintain and sustain access to our infinite Pisces selves while still functioning in this earthly realm.

And yet, it is possible.

In fact, I believe it is essential.

Brene Brown offers a wonderful, accessible definition of spirituality:

Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.” (~Brene Brown)

Pisces supports our capacity for spiritual practice and our capacity for empathy and compassion.

I’ve been currently reading and listening to a lot of Tara Brach; a psychologist, meditation teacher, and practicing Buddhist.

I’ve also been trying to work through overwhelming, copious amounts of fear.

In her book, Radical Acceptance“, Tara suggests that “in facing intense fear, we need to be reminded that we are part of something greater than our frightened self.”

While it is true that mass fear and this drive to be “part of something greater that will protect us” can create the conditions for cults, toxic nationalism, and us vs. them struggles… there is another way to soften our fear into a larger presence.

We can find refuge in something transcendent when Scorpionic fears of uncertainty, chaos, vulnerability, and loss, seem to loom larger and larger.

We need, as Tara puts it, something that is “big enough to hold our fear.”

I wanted to share this section from Tara’s book, True Refuge, because it is so obviously fitting for Pisces season:

Fear can bring out the worst in us. Fear constricts. Fear wraps us in chains, making us feel smaller and smaller as the world appears to close in around us.

We may be able to interrupt this process if we can find our way to something more spacious, more expansive, where we – and our fear – can find a more effective way to relate to each other without the claustrophobic and isolating pressure that this world’s chaos applies to our psyches.

This is most definitely easier said than done!

Many religions and spiritual practices provide tools for alleviating our anxieties and daily concerns through accessing a transcendent presence. Prayer is one such tool, dance may be another.

On SUNDAY, Mercury (symbolizing perception, thoughts and communication) will conjoin Neptune in Pisces, while the Sun, in Pisces, sextiles Saturn, thereby grounding our purpose on this earth while our mind yearns for otherworldly interaction. Simultaneously, Venus, in Pisces, will square Mars conjunct Vesta in Sagittarius, challenging us to take action toward the good life we seek in a way that enacts our commitment to our highest values.

If you don’t know where to start and fears are clinging like leeches to your rib cage, find an area in nature (or in your city) that is expansive. The ocean of course, is an obvious Piscean option, but a starry night sky or a beautiful panoramic view on a hill, could also work.

Allow yourself to connect with that immense spaciousness, which is only a fraction of infinity. Surely this space is large enough to hold you and your fears and concerns?

Hold your hands out in front of you and imagine you are cupping your fears. In front of you, above you, and behind you, is your environment encompassing you with its vast expansiveness. Whenever you feel a limit, or sense resistance pressing in against you, push back with an exhale of your breath… until boundaries of perception dissolve, allowing you to extend your awareness and sense of presence to even greater heights, lengths, and depths.

If it resonates, imagine this vastness as love; pure unconditional universal love – a container big enough and strong enough to hold all the many parts of your being.

Remember, you are not your fear. You are not even your multitude of identities, stories, beliefs, and desires.

You are limitless.

You are free.

You are “made of ocean”, as Tara writes, connected to the very fabric of existence.


The great gift of a spiritual path is coming to trust that you can find a way to true refuge. You realize that you can start right where you are, in the midst of your life, and find peace in any circumstance. Even at those moments when the ground shakes terribly beneath you—when there’s a loss that will alter your life forever—you can still trust that you will find your way home. This is possible because you’ve touched the timeless love and awareness that are intrinsic to who you are.”  (~Tara Brach)

May we experience a profound visceral sense of safety and refuge, even as we face the dangers and uncertainties of the world.

May we carry the awareness of our freedom and interconnectedness with us, always – even as we navigate the bounded, seemingly limiting corridors of life.

May our spirituality and idealism propel us forward as compassionate change makers; trusting that “another world is not only possible, she is on her way” (Arundhati Roy).


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Caution, Contents under Pressure :: Cosmic Weather Forecast for June 26th – July 2nd

[Apologies to email subscribers for the late post! This week I ended up posting each forecast day-by-day through Instagram & Facebook. Hopefully this is still valuable for reflection on the past week 🙂 Stay posted for some announcements in the next couple days. I will be taking this week off from writing daily forecasts, but I hope to resume beginning in a week’s time on July 10th with a more condensed version via email.]

We are fresh into this lunation cycle, only a few days past the New Moon in Cancer (last Friday), clear of the aggressive Mars – Jupiter square exact last Sunday, and yet the cosmic weather is rapidly continuing to heat up. Expect a building intensity leading up to the Full Moon peak on July 9th (ADT). Why? Because we have three very influential personal planets (Sun, Mercury, Mars) journeying the deeply emotional sign of Cancer, making successive oppositions to Pluto, who is across the way, on the other side of the zodiac, chillin’ at ~18 degrees Capricorn. Pluto; the modern ruler of Scorpio, god of Hades, death, transformation, rebirth, ETC. All the super intense stuff in life.

180° oppositions can be very challenging aspects in astrology – it’s as if the planets involved are having a full on confrontation, a conflict, a tug of war. This creates an enormous amount of tension, which must be wrestled with, integrated, balanced. However, tense aspects in astrology are also stimulants to growth. They are catalysts. They propel us forward. As we head toward the full moon, which will occur as the Sun comes into an exact opposition with Pluto, let’s stretch. Out of our comfort zone. Our souls are hitting up the weights this lunation cycle for some strength training.

Family and commitment-related themes are running strong this week since Cancer and Capricorn are the traditional matriarchal and patriarchal figures of the zodiac. Cancer rules all that is related to your childhood, home, family – and your relationship with your mother figure (or nurturing caregiver) in particular. Maybe it’s not family related though. Maybe there is something that comes up in relation to your roommates, your landlord, or your close-knit community.

Monday eases us into the deep waters with a Mars-Neptune trine which urges us to surrender to the process. Surrender to the journey. Pluto burns away all that is decaying and holding us back in life. Pluto strips our lives of pretense and brings the deepest truth to the surface. Preparing within ourselves a willingness to surrender, will do us well over the next couple of weeks. Allow yourself to enter fully into the present moment while grounding yourself in a realm that transcends time and space. Release and loosen your tight muscles within Neptune’s warm, watery embrace.

Mercury heavily dominates Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s cosmic weather. The planet of thought and communication is BUSY. Anticipate some intense and/or revealing conversations and/or confrontations. Anticipate being the recipient or deliverer of some shocking news, or a long-awaited, difficult message. There could be a conflict. There could be a break-through. There could be both. At any rate, WORDS have an additional CHARGE to them this week. In some way or another, through the vehicle of communication, our close relationships may be on the hot seat this week, or in the frying pan.

As always, these transits have the potential to express themselves all very internally (i.e. you may be primarily struggling with your relationship to yourself), but for many of us, the cosmic weather this week will shine the spotlight on our interactions with others.

On Tuesday, Mercury squares Jupiter and trines Neptune, repeating the aspects that Mars just made. A square to Jupiter prompts exaggeration, obnoxious assertions of opinion, a bubble of “hot air”. A trine to Neptune dissolves conflict  and competitive ego battles that strive to out-argue and out-wit – through forgiveness, compassion, creativity, and spirituality.

On Wednesday, Mercury fuses with Mars through conjunction in Cancer, within close range of their opposition to Pluto (3 degrees orb). Whew! Thought and communication meet self-assertion, anger, and desire in a BIG way. Remember, Cancer is a highly emotional sign with a tendency to be indirect, passive aggressive, or shy, with its communications. Mars wants you to be direct. Assertive. Fearless. Without emotionally blowing it out of proportion, say what you need to say. And listen too, because we all live under the same skies.

As Mercury passes Mars to make the first exact opposition to Pluto on Thursday, it becomes even more crucial to effectively channel those super charged thoughts surging through your brain. Get your body involved as well. That’s always a good way to handle the intensity of Mars and Pluto. MOVE YER BODY. Jump up and down. Dance. Run. Punch your pillow. Twirl. Have sex.

Pluto rules all that is deeply secret and hidden. As it activates the planet of thought and communication, buried knowledge may rise to the surface – or be blasted explosively up through the ground. It could be a messy thing and full of conflict, but it may also be something you share or bring into the public sphere that liberates you and bestows you with a new confidence – or both. One key warning here – guard against gossip. It will come back to bite you.

TGIF, although… on Friday we have the First Quarter Moon. Relationships are again prominently highlighted here. The First Quarter square between the Sun (in Cancer) and the Moon (in Libra) presents a challenge. Something that must be overcome in order to move forward. With Cancer and Libra involved in the First Quarter as Venus (the planet of relationships) in Taurus simultaneously squares the Moon’s Nodes, there could be a struggle between wanting to progress in some area or make a particular decision, while also trying to keep others happy. Strive for a middle ground, a balance, if it is reasonable and healthy to do so, while warding against co-dependence and accepting that you cannot please everyone, and nor can you fix and heal every problem.

ARE WE DONE YET?! Nope. On Saturday, Chiron, our wounded healer figure, goes retrograde. Chiron spends half the year going backward. It’s at the turning points that we may be most aware of Chiron’s work. When Chiron turns retro, his healing work intensifies. At his pivot point, during the time period that Chiron changes direction, he directs his arrow straight toward at that darn wound, pinpointing its location and thus bringing it to our attention. This may not feel great, but graciously, he also leaves clues as to how we can continue to heal. I had a pretty magical Chiron Rx pivot last year which I will share later. If you are nursing wounds over the weekend, be careful of the drive to defensively overcompensate through inauthentic means as Mars and Pluto activate power struggles.

SUNDAY!!! We’ve felt it building throughout the week, but today the Mars-Pluto opposition is exact. Take care of yourselves lovelies. Especially if you are vulnerable to mental health concerns. This is a lot of volatile, intense energy. Again, move your bodies. All forms of exercise and physical movement are really important this week. Our bodies are vessels that absorb so much from our surroundings and manifest our thoughts. If intense emotions like anger or grief surges through your system, find an effective outlet. Like kickboxing. Or doing something active in nature.

The Moon is still moving through Libra on Sunday. Channel that Libran peace, that diplomacy, while obeying Pluto’s orders to get to the root of whatever it is that has come up for you. If you are vulnerable to certain triggers, make sure you are grounded and pull out a tried and trusted self care plan. Heads up that projecting our issues on to other people is a big liability with oppositions, especially when two intense planets are involved.

It may feel like a crisis, like you’re in a major power struggle, but it could also feel like crossing a tipping point into victory, success, breakthrough and freedom. There is a sense of completion that comes with this aspect going exact after so much build up. Maybe you feel like a superhero flying out of a burning building, clearing the danger zone just as it collapses behind you. Just watch out for accidentally burning bridges, especially when it comes to relationships. We still have a Sun-Pluto opposition at the Full Moon waiting for us in a week’s time. Yah! More opportunity for growth!

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