(For those born during February 19 – March 20)
Welcome to 2016 dear Fish! What has 2016 in store for you?
The Sea-God Neptune is travelling through your sign at a slow pace. Neptune, a planet discovered in modern time, is well-placed in Pisces and has been declared the co-ruler of your sign. You’ll be inspired, yet in reflective moods will act the part of a chameleon adjusting to your immediate environment and people around you. It may be difficult for you to discern or reveal who you really are and what path you want to follow in pleasing yourself and within relationships. This is an ideal time for spiritual growth, meditation and lifting the fog of your true identity.
The God of the Underworld, Pluto, is making his way through your 11th solar house, and will waste no time restructuring the traditional roles and values that affect your circle of friends. You will discover who your real friends are and what impact they have had on your life. This can bring about a total transformation in defining your future hopes and goals. The types of people you are attracted to now could change, together with what you are after in relationships, friendships and associations. The groups and organisations that you belong to will undergo stringent testing before revealing the function they play in your life and how beneficial they are for you in the long run. Changes that take place could lead you in a new career and life-path direction.
The New Year begins with Mercury turning retrograde in Aquarius on the 5th of January, briefly entering your 12th house, before re-entering your 11th house to tidy up loose ends and discussions with friends and other social outlets.
March 9th sees your Personal New Moon, which this year happens to be a Solar Eclipse in your sign. It will have a strong effect, placing importance on identifying our own needs, but also the question of support within friendships and relationships. 2016 also brings your personal Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on September 16th, which we discuss later in this article.
This year the God of War turns retrograde on April 17th, which only happens once every two years and two months. A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. Of course, the effect of each phase differs according to the sign concerned.
Mars turns retrograde in Sagittarius, your 10th house of career and ambitions, before revisiting Scorpio on May 27th, your 9th house of the higher mind. Mars returns to direct motion on June 29th before re-entering Sagittarius on August 2nd. You be able to return to setting your goals after August 22nd.
The first part of the Mars retrograde phase occurs in your 10th house from April 17th to May 26th.
Mars enters your 10th house on March 6th, which will be excellent for the ambitions and rising in your career, as you make tireless efforts to work hard and achieve. Your public image and any disrepute you have undergone will be an open showcase to those that want to weigh your enthusiasm down. Those in your career field could be threatened by your zest for life and urge to take control, so tread lightly with authority figures, employers and those in your profession. Curb your impatience, otherwise you’ll be dragged over hot coals for insubordination and not sticking to rules. Keep a level head, and don’t be discouraged by the slower pace. Avoid making rash decisions about career changes. Organisations and employment agencies may be a tad slow in helping you find the right employment to help you with your objectives. Mars re-enters Sagittarius on August 2nd, when you’ll start to make advancements.
The second part of the Mars retrograde phase is in your 9th house from May 27th to August 2nd. You’ll step back a pace or two to earlier in the year when you found new experiences and adventure further afield, not only in relationships and friendship but in where your inspirations and ideals were based. You’ll reconsider taking up advanced studies or take a break. Travelling is not favoured as it won’t have the same impact as before. In the event that you do travel overseas, take note of scheduled times, and cancellations. Be particularly cautious in foreign countries, and with places and people you are not familiar with. If you are involved in imports and exports, business could be slower than usual. Legal matters that had arisen previously will need your careful attention and finalisation. Take a moment or two to reflect on your ideologies and philosophical thinking, as your beliefs are likely to be challenged. Mars goes direct on June 29th, settling your urges, and will enable you to move towards your future endeavours.
Relationships: the Journey to the Heart
Benefic Jupiter remains in Virgo, your 7th house, opening up the gates of good fortune, opportunities to meet a significant other, and improvement in existing relationships. Look towards achieving happiness, new relationship experiences, success, and celebrating a possible commitment. It’s a prosperous time in which to form new bonds and unions, to take up a different relationship, or to get married. This phase also extends to successful outcomes with law issues, contracts and professional counselling. However, don’t get too carried away with your own needs; remember to support your partner and co-operate. Jupiter remains in your 7th house until October 8th.
February 22nd sees a Full Moon in Virgo brightening up your sector of relationships, partnerships and marriage. It will also emphasise your personal wants within relationships. Dramas can eventuate because feelings are elevated and may be out of phase with your expectations. This also covers agreements, commitments and waging war with opponents if you are particularly frustrated. Some Fish will enjoy the love and emotional responses at this time, but don’t become overly critical of your partner.
August 5th to the 29th sees the influence of Venus the Goddess imparting harmony, pleasant unions and love. It’s a favourable time to settle disputes, achieve resolutions, and bring romance into your life. However, Mercury goes retrograde from August 30th to September 22nd when the timing of agreements and plans will fall behind. This will enable you to take a second look at any loopholes before signing documents. September 1st sees a Solar Eclipse in your 7th house, which will bring new dimensions, with changes to your current status and relationship arrangements.
Career and Finances
Uranus remains in Aries, your 2nd house, bringing sudden fluctuations with your income stream. You’ll undergo changes in your value structure, perhaps with unexpected monetary gains through your career, inheritances, other people or partners. Look towards new and unusual methods of earning money, including your own business pursuits.
Venus starts the year off in your 10th house of career and ambitions, signalling a great time to achieve success with your career prospects, climbing the social ladder, and winning people over. You’ll attract recognition, receive accreditation by your employer and important people. Your creative abilities may be called for, together with your artistic skills in your career. Some Fish may head off on a romantic journey with someone older and wiser.
March 23rd sees a Lunar Eclipse in your 8th house. This will be a humdinger, bringing an overview of your financial accomplishments during the past six months. From March 30th to April 2nd, finance negotiations could spark arguments over changes to your income stream. The New Moon in Aries on April 7th could see you taking new initiatives with your income, mainly through circumstances, and external pressures. Thanks to the influence of Venus, April should see unexpected good luck with money and your career.
Two Full Moons shine in Sagittarius, your 10th house, the first on the May 21st, followed by the second one (a Blue Moon) on June 20th. They will highlight your drive for achievements in your career and profession, but are likely to cause emotional upsets. You need to find a balance between your domestic responsibilities, and your ambitions.
Expansive Jupiter treks into your 8th house on October 9th, which will be a fortune cycle for shared resources, business partnerships ventures, income from investments, compensations and inheritances. Financial assistance, good fortune, gifts and rewards could come your way unexpectedly. You’ll dig deeper into the spiritual world, metaphysics and life after death mysteries. Jupiter will remain in your 8th house until October 9th, 2017.
Home and Family
May 20th to the June 19th sees the Sun move into Gemini, your 4th house. Challenges will be in place from May 21st to the 23rd with the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Emotions will be particularly sensitive over family concerns, possessions, real estate, past differences, and you sub-conscious drives. It’s a good to examine your relationships, security and comfort needs.
The Goddess makes her way into your 4th house from May 24th to June 16th. This is usually a harmonious time for family relationships, redecorating, and entertaining with family get-togethers.
Mid-year will prove a time of disruption as well as harmony. Events will be topsy-turvy particularly on June 5th with the New Moon in Gemini. Although this will be a time of new directions, monumental disruptions will test your ability to overcome obstacles. It will create tension on the home front, with family members, relationship, your career, and public image. You will question your needs, perhaps relocate amidst the confusion that you experience at the time.
The Full Moon in Gemini on December 12th, will give you time to reflect on your accomplishments, not only with your home, life-style and family relationships, but also your career achievements and prospects towards 2017 and long-term plans.
Work and Health
At the start of the year on January 24th, we see the Full Moon in Leo in your 6th house. Emotions will be charged with your work, health, and habits. You’ll be drawn to your relationship with fellow workers, your contribution to being of service to others, the way you relate to others, and organise your work. Pay particular attention to your well-being, diet and hygiene, and have a health check with your doctor, dentist or alternative health professional. It’s possible that psychosomatic illnesses could occur, due to related work stress or undue nervous strain because of your daily routine.
The month of July will show more activity, communication, harmony and financial success related to your area of work. August 2nd sees a New Moon in Leo, which will focus on taking a fresh approach, changing jobs and introducing a new health regime.