Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein, born March 14, 1879: Pisces Sun and Midheaven
Happy Birthday, all you lovely magical children of Neptune! The Sun moved into your sign of Pisces today at 6:32am (Eastern time).
Sun Sign of Pisces
Pisces is the sign of the fish, but not just any fish, and not only one.
Astrologer Molly Cliborne Gauthier has this to say about dream-driven Pisceans:
“The glyph for Pisces depicts two fish, swimming in opposite directions, bound by a silver cord. Pisces is one of the dual signs, able to sense and understand the duality of our spiritual and material nature. There are many levels of truth, and Pisces understands this innately.
“Pisces is the mutable water sign. Water is the most emotional element, and mutable is the most adaptable modality. Pisces are extremely sensitive to energy and vibes, and tend to absorb the emotional atmosphere around them.
“Their inner world is very rich, and Pisceans often have vivid or prophetic dreams. They are able to ‘go with the flow’ and are usually very easy to get along with. They are great listeners.
“Pisceans have a strong urge to care for others, and they make fantastic healers, nurses, and even executives—for their gifts, when channeled properly and combined with a strong sense of purpose, lend themselves well to leadership.”
Romantic, Artistic, Psychic.
Ruled by the sea God Neptune, Pisces is blessed with overflowing imagination and creativity. Their amazing gift for channeling the emotional energy around them gives them a powerful edge in art, theater, music, and the healing arts.
Pisces’ biggest flaw is tolerance of the intolerable. “Sometimes they are too easygoing and allow bad situations to continue for far too long,” Molly admonishes.
When romantic Pisces feels rejected or gets the blues, they can go seriously downhill. Because of this, and because they tend towards an addictive, compulsive nature, Pisces needs to be especially wary of using drugs, food, personal drama, or alcohol for escape or distraction.
As the brilliant late astrologer Jon Cainer notes, “Pisceans, so the story goes, are wistful, whimsical, misty-eyed dreamers who live in a cloud cuckoo land. It is said that they simply do not possess the power of rational thought because they are creatures entirely of instinct.”
Yes, it can be challenging sometimes for Pisces to get energized and grounded enough turn their magical visions into reality.
But Jon suggests that instead of the fish, a more accurate symbol for Pisces might be the dolphin. “These graceful, intelligent creatures live in harmony with each other and their environment. To see a dolphin at play is to see Creation at its most majestic and the essence of true Piscean magic at work.”
For Everyone When the Sun Is In Pisces
The Sun is in the sign of Pisces from Feb. 18 – March 20.
During this period, we are all experiencing some of the most ethereal energy of the year. We may be especially attuned to our compassionate, empathic gifts during this time. Thus, It is an ideal opportunity to cultivate your intuitive skills, explore your artistic side, and seek mystical wisdom.
My friend and renowned astrologer, Lynn Hayes, writes:
“The Sun has entered into dreamy Pisces – the ‘celestial dustbin’ of the zodiac.
“In Pisces everything that exists in the world comes together in a swirl of magic to be released like fairy dust into the ethers. The Piscean experience is that of transcendence – it urges us to transcend our ordinary lives of mundane details and find bliss in a joyful dream.
“This experience can occur in an infinite number of ways – through losing ourselves in our relationships, an experience of Samadhi in meditation, a walk in the woods or a sunset, creating a beautiful piece of art.”
There is likely to be a greater emphasis on sensitivity and compassion, thank heavens! Altruism comes more naturally, but we may be less physically active.
Listen to your inner guidance and trust your deep, instinctive wisdom. Pay attention to your dreams.
You may be inclined to over-indulge, or throw yourself a pity-party, especially if something comes up that tempts you to feel like a victim.
Instead, choose the higher gifts of Pisces, turning any setbacks into an opportunity to stretch your capacity for kindliness and understanding.
As the final month of the astrological year, Pisces is associated with the 12th house. Thus, we will be dealing with, as Molly describes it, “Our Secret Closet: The private and hidden side of life. The unconscious and subconscious mind, dreams. Behind-the-scenes maneuverings. Deceptions, secrets. Hidden enemies. Solitude or confinement: prisons, asylums and hospitals. Mysticism, meditation. Past life issues. Sacrificial service. Repression, neuroses, worry.”
When the Sun is in Pisces, we’ve arrived at the end of Winter. This is when we should conclude the lessons and work we have been doing since last Spring.
Tapping into the Piscean dream-time energy, you might wish to trance journey, to access the hidden worlds of imagination and magic.
From these protected womb waters, prepare for the impending upsurge ahead in March, which will bring us the astrological New Year, when the Sun moves into Aries at Equinox/Ostara.
May these days of Pisces be blessed with peace, compassion, and love for all.
In loving memory of one of my favorite Pisceans, astrologer George Ward.