You trace a line from point Z to point A and then you forget where you were going but that’s ok because you discover the meaning of what you were searching for between the starting point and the finishing one. People reveal their secrets between breaths, between sunset and sunrise, when dragons move from heart to mouth. It’s refreshing to be given all the answers without asking for them; you simply know without your head. There is a cool dark forest at the base of a mountain with an ancient fountain of memories where the water tastes like earth and courage. You drink from this place before you ascend higher and higher, crossing a golden net made of your own ambitions and fears.
GOATS & FISHES
The week begins with Mercury having just turned retrograde in the sign of Pisces on Sunday February 16th. The Sun leaves Aquarius on February 18th, and the New Moon in Pisces arrives next Sunday, February 23rd. We are at the very end of the zodiac where things get a little bit slippery, and changeable. Situations are shifting but we are in the transition between seasons and it’s hard to know exactly the shape of things to come. The traditional ruling planet of Pisces is currently in Capricorn along with Saturn, Pluto, and Mars who just entered Capricorn on Sunday Feb 16th also. This means that we are still getting a big dose of the stoic goat even though the Sun moved out of Capricorn a month ago. All these planets in Capricorn carries practical and material concerns to the otherwise boundary-transcending Pisces. Mars newly ingress in Capricorn carries a lot of tactical support to get us through this particular Mercury retrograde in Pisces.
Jupiter in Capricorn will sextile Neptune in Pisces this week which will be exact on Thursday. Jupiter is somewhat limited in Capricorn, but these two planets coming together offers a good dose of faith. Faith that everything will work out no matter what happens. The ethereal and the material are converging and offers a psychedelic cocktail of aspirations, synchronicities, and tangible opportunities. It could feel easier to step out of your current limitations and get a glimpse of how it could be with a small tweak of your perspective. How to redirect your energies on the realization of experiences you crave or to start aligning with a project you have in mind could start to become clearer. Whatever your heart desires, the combination of Pisces and Capricorn planets in the next 3 weeks is the perfect time to start implementing small actions towards grandiose visions.
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
NEW MOON IN PISCES
The Moon is in Sagittarius to begin the week which gives a nice dose of motivation to get things moving. The Moon enters Capricorn early Tuesday while the Sun is still in Aquarius emphasizing our workload and responsibilities. Tuesday and Wednesday will be for work, and the discipline should be there. Our focus will start to wane by Thursday with the Moon in Capricorn void of course until the afternoon when it enters Aquarius. After the mid-week rush to fulfill duties, obligations, and attend the structures of our lives while the Moon is in Capricorn, we will start to dream about bigger scenarios for ourselves.
With the sextile of Jupiter and Neptune perfecting at 10:55am ET on Thursday our attention shifts to fantasizing about possible and potential futures. The Moon will be in Aquarius Thursday afternoon until late Saturday when it enters Pisces. The New Moon in Pisces takes place Sunday morning signalling the beginning of a new lunar cycle. Until then, we could feel compelled to get our ducks in a row, and structure our schedule according to what we want to accomplish this month. The week offers pragmatic perspective and the drive to get stuff done; do not let this overwhelm you. Since we are in the waning phase of the Moon all week until the New Moon on Sunday, it’s a good time to trim off excess responsibilities instead of adding more.