PISCES AT A GLANCE

Element – Water

Ruling Planet – Neptune

Career Planet – Jupiter

Love Planet – Mercury

Money Planet – Mars

Planet of Health and Work – Sun

Planet of Home and Family Life – Mercury

Planet of Love Affairs, Creativity and Children – Moon

Colours – aqua, blue-green

Colours that promote love, romance and social harmony – earth tones, yellow, yellow-orange

Colours that promote earning power – red, scarlet

Gem – white diamond

Metal – tin

Scent – lotus

Quality – mutable (= flexibility)

Qualities most needed for balance – structure and the ability to handle form

Strongest virtues – psychic power, sensitivity, self-sacrifice, altruism

Deepest needs – spiritual illumination, liberation

Characteristics to avoid – escapism, keeping bad company, negative moods

Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Cancer, Scorpio

Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius

Sign most helpful to career – Sagittarius

Sign most helpful for emotional support – Gemini

Sign most helpful financially – Aries

Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Virgo

Sign most helpful for creative projects – Cancer

Best Sign to have fun with – Cancer

Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Scorpio, Aquarius

Best day of the week – Thursday

Understanding a Pisces

If Pisces have one outstanding quality it is their belief in the invisible, spiritual and psychic side of things. This side of things is as real to them as the hard earth beneath their feet – so real, in fact, that they will often ignore the visible, tangible aspects of reality in order to focus on the invisible and so-called intangible ones.

Of all the signs of the zodiac, the intuitive and emotional faculties of the Pisces are the most highly developed. They are committed to living by their intuition and this can at times be infuriating to other people – especially those who are materially, scientifically or technically orientated. If you think that money, status and worldly success are the only goals in life, then you will never understand a Pisces.

Pisces have intellect, but to them intellect is only a means by which they can rationalize what they know intuitively. To an Aquarius or a Gemini the intellect is a tool with which to gain knowledge. To a well-developed Pisces it is a tool by which to express knowledge.

Pisces feel like fish in an infinite ocean of thought and feeling. This ocean has many depths, currents and undercurrents. They long for purer waters where the denizens are good, true and beautiful, but they are sometimes pulled to the lower, murkier depths. Pisces know that they do not generate thoughts but only tune in to thoughts that already exist; this is why they seek the purer waters. This ability to tune in to higher thoughts inspires them artistically and musically.

Since Pisces is so spiritually orientated – though many Pisces in the corporate world may hide this fact – we will deal with this aspect in greater detail, for otherwise it is difficult to understand the true Pisces personality.

There are four basic attitudes of the spirit. One is outright scepticism – the attitude of secular humanists. The second is an intellectual or emotional belief, where one worships a far-distant God-figure – the attitude of most modern church-going people. The third is not only belief but direct personal spiritual experience – this is the attitude of some ‘born-again’ religious people. The fourth is actual unity with the divinity, an intermingling with the spiritual world – this is the attitude of yoga. This fourth attitude is the deepest urge of a Pisces, and a Pisces is uniquely qualified to pursue and perform this work.

Consciously or unconsciously, Pisces seek this union with the spiritual world. The belief in a greater reality makes Pisces very tolerant and understanding of others – perhaps even too tolerant. There are instances in their lives when they should say ‘enough is enough’ and be ready to defend their position and put up a fight. However, because of their qualities it takes a good deal to get them into that frame of mind.

Pisces basically want and aspire to be ‘saints’. They do so in their own way and according to their own rules. Others should not try to impose their concept of saintliness on a Pisces, because he or she always tries to find it for him- or herself.

Finance

Money is generally not that important to Pisces. Of course they need it as much as anyone else, and many of them attain great wealth. But money is not generally a primary objective. Doing good, feeling good about oneself, peace of mind, the relief of pain and suffering – these are the things that matter most to a Pisces.

Pisces earn money intuitively and instinctively. They follow their hunches rather than their logic. They tend to be generous and perhaps overly charitable. Almost any kind of misfortune is enough to move a Pisces to give. Although this is one of their greatest virtues, Pisces should be more careful with their finances. They should try to be more choosy about the people to whom they lend money, so that they are not being taken advantage of. If they give money to charities they should follow it up to see that their contributions are put to good use. Even when Pisces are not rich, they still like to spend money on helping others. In this case they should really be careful, however: they must learn to say no sometimes and help themselves first.

Perhaps the biggest financial stumbling block for the Pisces is general passivity – a laissez faire attitude. In general Pisces like to go with the flow of events. When it comes to financial matters, especially, they need to be more aggressive. They need to make things happen, to create their own wealth. A passive attitude will only cause loss and missed opportunity. Worrying about financial security will not provide that security. Pisces need to go after what they want tenaciously.

Career and Public Image

Pisces like to be perceived by the public as people of spiritual or material wealth, of generosity and philanthropy. They look up to big-hearted, philanthropic types. They admire people engaged in large-scale undertakings and eventually would like to head up these big enterprises themselves. In short, they like to be connected with big organizations that are doing things in a big way.

If Pisces are to realize their full career and professional potential they need to travel more, educate themselves more and learn more about the actual world. In other words, they need some of the unflagging optimism of Sagittarius in order to reach the top.

Because of all their caring and generous characteristics, Pisces often choose professions through which they can help and touch the lives of other people. That is why many Pisces become doctors, nurses, social workers or teachers. Sometimes it takes a while before Pisces realize what they really want to do in their professional lives, but once they find a career that lets them manifest their interests and virtues they will excel at it.

Love and Relationships

It is not surprising that someone as ‘otherworldly’ as the Pisces would like a partner who is practical and down to earth. Pisces prefer a partner who is on top of all the details of life, because they dislike details. Pisces seek this quality in both their romantic and professional partners. More than anything else this gives Pisces a feeling of being grounded, of being in touch with reality.

As expected, these kinds of relationships – though necessary – are sure to have many ups and downs. Misunderstandings will take place because the two attitudes are poles apart. If you are in love with a Pisces you will experience these fluctuations and will need a lot of patience to see things stabilize. Pisces are moody, intuitive, affectionate and difficult to get to know. Only time and the right attitude will yield Pisces’ deepest secrets. However, when in love with a Pisces you will find that riding the waves is worth it because they are good, sensitive people who need and like to give love and affection.

When in love, Pisces like to fantasize. For them fantasy is 90 per cent of the fun of a relationship. They tend to idealize their partner, which can be good and bad at the same time. It is bad in that it is difficult for anyone to live up to the high ideals their Pisces lover sets.

Home and Domestic Life

In their family and domestic life Pisces have to resist the tendency to relate only by feelings and moods. It is unrealistic to expect that your partner and other family members will be as intuitive as you are. There is a need for more verbal communication between a Pisces and his or her family. A cool, unemotional exchange of ideas and opinions will benefit everyone.

Some Pisces tend to like mobility and moving around. For them too much stability feels like a restriction on their freedom. They hate to be locked in one location for ever.

The sign of Gemini sits on the cusp of Pisces’ 4th solar house of home and family. This shows that Pisces likes and needs a home environment that promotes intellectual and mental interests. They tend to treat their neighbours as family – or extended family. Some Pisceans can have a dual attitude towards the home and family – on the one hand they like the emotional support of the family, but on the other they dislike the obligations, restrictions and duties involved with it. For Pisces, finding a balance is the key to a happy family life.

Horoscope for 2017

Major Trends

Psychics and spiritual channels have been talking about a ‘shift’ – a spiritual influx – happening on the planet for some years now. Astrologically speaking this corresponded to Neptune’s move into your own sign in 2012. Everyone is feeling this ‘shift’ but no one more than you, Pisces. Your body is becoming evermore refined. You see that it is not this ‘solid’ thing that you’ve always imagined, but extremely malleable to spiritual energy. It is good to have your head in the clouds these days, but keep both feet firmly on the ground. You are still living on Earth.

You’re coming out of a very strong love and social period. Over the past two years many of you married or entered into serious love relationships. This year love is not a big issue.

Jupiter spends most of the year in your 8th house of regeneration, and there is success in projects involving personal transformation and re-invention. On October 11 Jupiter will move into Scorpio, your 9th house. This shows foreign travel happening this year – much of it career-related. Students at college level become more successful in their studies. Those applying to colleges should hear good news after this date.

Saturn has been in your 10th house of career for the past two years and will be there for almost all of the year ahead. Career has been demanding under this transit. You’ve had to discipline yourself here. Bosses could have been demanding and perhaps even unreasonable, and you’ve had to earn your success the hard way. Much of this testing is almost over with. By the end of the year, the career will be less demanding. There’s more on this later.

Pluto has been in your 11th house for many years now, since 2008. A cosmic detox is going on – a long, long process – in your friendships. By the time Pluto is finished with you, you will be in a completely different social circle. More on this later.

Uranus has been in the money house since 2011, and will still be there in the year ahead. This has made the financial life exciting – filled with sudden and unexpected changes – but also highly unstable. You’ve been learning to deal with financial instability and change these past few years, and this continues. There’s never a dull moment in the financial life these days. More details later.

Your areas of greatest focus and interest this year will be the body and image; finance; sex, personal transformation and reinvention, and occult studies (until October 10); religion, metaphysics, philosophy, higher education and foreign travel (from October 11 onwards); career (until December 21); and friends, groups, group and online activities.

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are health and work (from April 29 onwards); love and romance (until April 29); sex, personal transformation and reinvention, and occult studies (until October 10); and religion, philosophy, metaphysics, higher education and foreign travel (from October 11 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health looks good this year, and certainly much improved over last year. Only one long-term planet is in stressful alignment with you – Saturn. All the other long-term planets are either in harmony with you or leaving you alone. Good though health is, it will get even better after October 11, as Jupiter moves into harmonious aspect with you. And it gets better still after December 21 as Saturn leaves his stressful alignment.

Those of you with pre-existing conditions should hear good news. Either the condition resolves itself or it is in abeyance and not bothering you. Perhaps some new pill, supplement or therapy will get the credit, but the reality is that the planetary power has shifted in your favour.

Good though your health is, you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your chart:

  • The heart. This is always important for Pisces as the Sun, the ruler of the heart, is your health planet. As our regular readers know, the important thing with the heart is to avoid worry and anxiety, the two emotions that stress the heart. In the grip of these emotions the heart rate shoots up, burning needed energy. Blood pressure increases. The whole circulatory system is under stress. Replace worry with faith. Practise the ‘relaxation response’ to problems. Relaxation exercises are good.
  • The feet. These too are always important for Pisces. Regular foot massage (and foot reflexology) should be part of your regular health regime. When you do this, you not only strengthen the feet, but the entire body as well (see our chart above). There are inexpensive gadgets out on the market that massage the feet automatically. Some will give foot whirlpool treatments too. These are good investments for you – it can get quite expensive to see a reflexologist regularly. Wear shoes that fit and that don’t knock you off balance. Comfort and good fit is more important than fashion. Sometimes you can have both – this would be the best of both worlds.

Your health planet, the Sun, is a fast-moving planet. He will move through different houses of your chart every month. In the course of a year he will move through your entire chart. Thus there are many short-term health trends that depend on where the Sun is and the aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Your health is good, yet we see many changes in your health regime and health attitudes this year. Three eclipses are having an impact here. Two Solar Eclipses (on February 26 and August 21) and one Lunar Eclipse on February 11 (which occurs in your 6th house). These could bring health ‘scares’ but they probably won’t be more than that – health, as we mentioned above, is good. But the eclipses will produce needed changes.

Neptune has been in your own sign for some years now. The physical body is much more sensitive these days. Drugs and alcohol should be avoided as you can overreact to them. Not every pain or twinge you feel in the body denotes illness. In most cases it’s not even you. Your sensitized body picks up energy vibrations from others and it feels like it’s happening to you. Understanding this will save much heartache and aggravation.

Home and Family

Your 4th house of home and family hasn’t been prominent for some years now. Thus it hasn’t been a major focus in life. Generally this shows contentment with things as they are. The tendency is to the status quo. The empty 4th house this year (except for short-term planets that move through there) doesn’t gainsay a move or home improvements, but neither does it support these things. You have more freedom in this area, but lack interest.

If family problems arise this year, they are probably due to this lack of interest.

Your family planet, Mercury, is a fast-moving planet. Only the Moon moves faster than him. Thus there are many short-term home and family trends that depend on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These are best covered in the monthly reports.

Mercury is both your family and love planet. He serves double duty in your chart. This tends to show someone who likes to entertain from home and who likes to socialize with family and family connections. You would see the purpose of marriage as about creating a family – not just something romantic.

A parent or parent figure (the father in a man’s chart and the mother in a woman’s) has been stressed for the past few years. He or she could have had surgery or near-death kinds of experiences. He or she is prospering this year (and for the past few years) but seems over-controlling – a bit tyrannical. You and this person are not in financial agreement. (This will improve by the end of the year.) He or she could move after October 11. There are good opportunities for this.

The other parent or parent figure is having marital and social challenges. A divorce or separation could have happened in the past two years. A move was more likely in the past two years than now.

Siblings and sibling figures in your life have wonderful employment opportunities this year and are prospering. There is love in their lives after October 11 and possibly marriage. They are making important repairs in the home (probably a few times) but a move is not likely.

Children or children figures are likely to move this year and the move seems happy. If they are of appropriate age their marriages or current relationship is being tested. After December 21, the testing will be even more severe.

Grandchildren (if you have them) are prospering this year, but moves aren’t likely.

If you’re planning to do major repairs or renovations, April 21 to June 4 is a good time. If you’re redecorating, repainting or otherwise beautifying the home, May 20 to June 21 and July 4–31 are good times.

Finance and Career

As we mentioned, your money house has been strong for many years now. And your 10th house of career has been strong for the past two years. So, this is a strong money and career year. It’s true that you’re having to work hard and earn your success, but it is happening.

Uranus in your money house shows, as we mentioned, much financial instability. Earnings can soar beyond your imagination, and then sink very low. The highs are unusually high and the lows unusually low – a rollercoaster ride. Your challenge these days, as has been the case for many years, is to smooth out your earnings. Set aside money from the good times to cover the low times.

With Mars as your financial planet you tend to be a risk-taker in finance. There’s a reason for this. You came here to develop financial courage – fearlessness. Thus, even if the risks don’t pan out (and often they don’t), if you conquered your fears, you’ve won. But these days you seem much more of a risk-taker than normal. Perhaps you’re too quick to jump into a purchase or investment. There is a need to slow down a bit, sleep on things, and calculate the ramifications of a purchase or investment. You seem to especially favour new, high-tech start-ups.

Technology in general attracts you. Even if you’re not yet an investor, your high-tech expertise is important in whatever you’re doing. You’re spending on this too. (But do more research before you splash out.)

The finances are OK for most of the year. But when Jupiter moves into Scorpio on October 11 and starts to make nice aspects to you, there will be much improvement.

Mars is a relatively fast-moving planet. He will move to a different house of your Horoscope every 45 days or so, thus there are many short-term financial trends during the year that depend on where Mars is at any given time and the aspects he is receiving. These are best covered in the monthly reports.

Career, as we mentioned, has been difficult. Saturn in your 10th house shows much discipline and hard work involved. You certainly can’t coast. You have to give your best every day – and probably a bit extra. If you take up the challenge, you will see much success happening, and your success will be more enduring. Saturn is the ruler of your 11th house of friends and technology. Thus technology is not only involved in finance but in the career as well. You have successful friends who are supportive of your career goals.

Your career planet Jupiter spends most of the year in Libra. This also shows a social dimension to the career. Social contacts and your personal ‘likeability’ are playing a huge role in the career. It’s good to have the right social contacts, but with Saturn in your 10th house it won’t be enough. You have to perform. Libra is your 8th house of regeneration. This indicates that a ‘detox’ happening in your career, in your attitudes, your approach and your plans. Impurities in these things have to be got rid of. There are probably all kinds of dramas – life and death issues – in your company, industry and profession. This could be happening with bosses and authority figures too.

Jupiter’s move into Scorpio on October 11 is not just good for your finances. It will bring career elevation and happy opportunities to you, either within your present company or situation or with new ones. Your willingness to travel is an important factor.

The past few years (and most of the year ahead too) have been about ‘paying your dues’ for the success that you crave. When Saturn leaves your 10th house on December 21, the dues will have been paid. 2018 will be a very strong and successful career year – even more than this year.

Love and Social Life

As we mentioned earlier, you’re coming to the end of two years of wonderful social and romantic aspects. Love is still happy, but doesn’t seem like a major focus this year. This would indicate contentment with the status quo. There’s no compelling need to make dramatic changes, one way or another (though you’re free to do so). Singles will most likely remain single, and those who are married will most likely remain married.

The year ahead is sexually more active than usual. Regardless of your age or stage in life the libido is stronger than usual. Though sex and love are two different things, it does show that singles are dating more and married couples are having more sex.

We saw a lot of business- and career-related socializing last year, and we see it again in the year ahead. The ruler of your 11th house of friends is right on the Mid-heaven. Your career planet Jupiter is in social Libra for most of the year.

Your love planet Mercury is, as we have mentioned, a very fast-moving planet. In any given year he will move through all the sectors of your Horoscope; in a given month he might move through two (and sometimes three) houses. Thus, you’re someone who is changeable in love. Your needs change constantly. You show love in different ways. Your partner or spouse could call you fickle, but you’re just following Mercury. Mercury is not only fast-moving but can be erratic. Where most of the planets move steadily, with little variation, Mercury will sometimes move extremely fast, sometimes rather slowly, sometimes he stands still and sometimes moves backwards (four times this year). This is how you are in love. (And you tend to attract people who are like this.) Anyone romantically involved with a Pisces needs to understand this. These short-term trends are best covered in the monthly reports.

Mercury is both your love planet and your family planet. This shows that you gravitate to intellectual kinds of people. You’re attracted by the mind and communication skills. You gravitate to people who are easy to talk to. But mind is only one part of the equation. You like emotional intimacy as much as intellectual intimacy (the 4th house rules the moods and emotions). You like sharing ideas, but you also like sharing feelings.

The North Node of the Moon (an abstract point, although Hindu astrologers consider it a planet) will be in your 7th house of love until April 29. This is another indicator of happiness in love. Since the North Node (Rahu, according to the Hindus) shows ‘excess’, your problem might be too much love – not a bad problem to have. Sometimes this ‘excess’ shows ‘obsessive’ love. Obsessive love relationships tend not to end too well, but enjoy it while it lasts.

Like last year, Mercury will retrograde four times this year (usually this happens only three times). During these periods love seems to go backwards. It is a time for both parties to take stock of things and see where improvements can be made. It’s not a good idea to make important love decisions then – though you will be tempted. Things are not as they seem – neither as bad nor as good. Take the time to gain mental clarity. This year Mercury is retrograde from January 1–8, April 9 to May 3, August 11 to September 5 and December 3–23.

Self-Improvement

Neptune, the ruler of your Horoscope, has been in your own sign since 2012, as we have mentioned. Here, in his own sign and house, he is ultra-powerful. So you are under intense spiritual energies these days. Most importantly there is spiritual revelation about the body. The body is not some solid, intractable ‘lump’. It is a dynamic thing, easily moulded and shaped, if we know the rules for it. You are in a cycle now – and this will continue for many more years – where you can (if you choose and do the necessary spiritual work) completely transform your body. You are discovering – or soon will – the spiritual laws behind it. The rest is just application.

Theoretically the body can be transformed regardless of a person’s age or state of health. But, practically speaking, it might be harder for an older person or someone with a terminal condition to do it as there are stronger karmic momentums (habits, appetites, negative attitudes) to be overcome. But still great improvements can be made, if one takes a ‘gradualist’ kind of approach to it.

The spiritual power you invoke can’t wait to come in and clean things up and restore order. But you must allow it to have its own way in your body. There will be a lot of ‘unlearning’ of human thought and opinion that will happen.

The body, you will discover, has no will of its own. It is totally, 100 per cent under the control of the mind. (I realize this is controversial, but this is the spiritual teaching.) The mind, the way it was designed, was supposed to be controlled by the Divine. If this were the case, sickness, age and imperfection would be impossible. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Humans have free will, and the abuse of this has created the seeds of pathology. New free will can, with time, upend the old free will, and the mind gradually comes into ever-greater alignment with Spirit. The physical body will just naturally reflect this. There will be intuitive guidance happening. Eat this. Don’t eat that. You don’t need that second helping of potatoes. Eat half the dessert. And much much more.

If exercise is needed (and often this is the case) you will be guided to the right ones. If certain therapies or therapists are needed they will come to you normally and naturally. This is not a ‘rule book’ approach to reshaping the body, but an intuitive one. One let’s go of all human thinking and allows the ‘spirit of health and beauty’ to teach us – to have its way in the body.

Jupiter’s presence in your 8th house of personal transformation for most of the year shows success in these endeavours – and happiness.

Weekly Horoscope

January

Best Days Overall: 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24

Best Days for Love: 2, 6, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29

It’s nice to have friends and happy social relationships, but this month, with so many planets in the Eastern half of your chart, it’s more about you and your self-interest. You have much personal power and independence now (next month even more). You have the power and the wherewithal to make the changes necessary for your happiness. You don’t have to consult anyone or get anyone’s approval. You can act independently. So, if there are conditions that irk you, change them, make them more harmonious. The world will conform to you now, rather than vice versa.

Health is excellent this month. From the 13th onwards there is only one planet in stressful alignment with you (and this has been the case for the past two years). You can enhance your already good health through back and knee massage until the 19th and through calf and ankle massage afterwards. If you’re into exercise, give more support to the knees until the 19th, and to the ankles afterwards.

The month ahead is very prosperous. Mars, your financial planet, is in your own sign until the 28th. This brings all kinds of happy financial opportunities to you – windfalls as well. It’s as if money is pursuing you rather than vice versa. The money people in your life are firmly on your side and eager to help. You spend on yourself and dress expensively; there’s a tendency to flaunt your prosperity and good fortune. The personal appearance seems an important factor in earning. The financial intuition – perhaps the most important thing in finance – is excellent this month.

While Mars in your sign brings prosperity and energy, there is a downside here too. It can make you impatient; there’s a tendency to rush and to get things done in a hurry. Sometimes people speed on the road without realizing it. This hastiness can lead to accident or injury. So, as the ancients said, ‘make haste slowly’. Mars in your sign can also make a person more combative than usual. Little slights that you would normally ignore in other circumstances can elicit an overreaction. Watch the temper.

Venus moves into your sign on the 3rd – a happy transit. It brings beauty to the image and a sense of style. You walk and move with more grace. In a woman’s chart it enhances her personal beauty (and sex appeal). In a man’s chart it brings younger women into the life.

Love is not such a big issue this month. Your 7th house is empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 15th and 16th). Mercury, your love planet, is retrograde until the 5th and moves slowly afterwards. You’re attracting the opposite sex, but a relationship is another story.

February

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 14, 15, 19, 20, 24, 25

The planetary power enters its maximum Eastern position this month on the 18th. Review our discussion of this last month. It seems that you are making the changes that need to be made – a Solar Eclipse on the 26th occurs in your sign and very near the ruler of your Horoscope, Neptune. Health is excellent, but reduce your schedule that period.

We have two eclipses this month and so there will never be a dull moment. The eclipses bring about the changes needed to manifest a higher cosmic plan.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 11th occurs in your 6th house of health and work. Thus job changes – or changes in the conditions of work – are happening. The job changes can happen within your present company or with another one. There will be dramatic changes – important changes – in your health regime too. Sometimes this kind of eclipse brings a health scare, but your health is good Pisces, and it is not likely to be more than that.

If you employ others there can be employee turnover now. There are dramas in the lives of employees and those who are involved in your health. Every Lunar Eclipse impacts on children and children figures in your life. So they should stay out of harm’s way for a few days before and after the eclipse. Children and children figures are redefining themselves now, changing how they think of themselves and how they want others to see them. This is a healthy thing and they get to do this twice a year.

The Solar Eclipse of the 26th also impacts on health and work – you get a double dose this month. The Sun, the eclipsed planet, is your health and work planet. So this eclipse basically repeats the phenomena of the Lunar Eclipse. Since it occurs in your own sign it shows that you too are redefining yourself – changing how you see yourself and how you want others to see you. As we mentioned, this is a healthy exercise, but it is best when done voluntarily. Here it seems forced.

The love life is much improved this month. Your love planet, Mercury, is moving forward and very quickly. Singles are dating more and covering a lot of territory. Mercury’s speedy motion shows social confidence. But it also shows a kind of ‘fickleness’ in love. The love needs change very rapidly – a bewilderment to you and those you’re involved with. On the 25th Mercury will enter your own sign and you begin a yearly love and social peak (you will have another one from August 23 to September 22). Love pursues you now and you won’t escape it.

March

Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 16, 17, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24

When the Sun entered your sign on February 18 you began one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. This continues until the 20th of this month and brings the physical pleasures to you – good food, good wine, nice clothing and accessories. The body is being pampered and it feels good. The personal appearance shines with the light of the Sun. You have star quality now. Regardless of your age or stage in life, the light of the Sun creates beauty and radiance (on an energetic level).

The Sun’s entry into your sign last month also brought (and is still bringing) happy job opportunities for job seekers. The beauty of this is that there’s nothing much you need to do. They seek you out. You can either accept or reject them, but the offers come.

The love planet, Mercury, is still in your sign until the 13th. Love is still very happy and there’s not much you need to do to have it. It’s just there. If you’re in a relationship the beloved dotes on you and is very devoted. He or she puts your interest ahead of his or her own. Love is still very much on your terms. You don’t need to ‘people please’, just to be yourself.

On the 20th the Sun enters the money house and you begin a yearly financial peak. The financial intuition is still very powerful (this has been the case for many years now). Money comes from your work – the normal way – and also through social contacts and family. A partnership or joint venture could offer itself this month.

In your chart Venus is the planet of communication. She rules your 3rd house. She makes one of her rare retrogrades on the 4th so be more careful in your communications. Make sure emails and letters are addressed properly. Make sure you say what you mean and that the other person understands what you mean. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions and resolve your doubts when speaking. This will save a lot of heartache down the road. This is not a time to buy a car or new communication equipment. Wait until April 15, when Venus starts to move forward again, before you do. In the meantime you can do your research.

Venus’s retrograde seems to have financial implications too. Your financial planet, Mars, moves into your house of communication on the 10th. Deals or sales can be delayed or seem to go backwards. Give special care to financial communication. Handle all the details perfectly. Venus’s retrograde won’t stop your prosperity but it will slow things down a bit.

Health is good this month. You can enhance it further through foot massage (always important for you) until the 20th, and through head, face and scalp massage afterwards. Exercise is beneficial after the 20th too.

April

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 22, 23, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 23, 24, 25

Best Days for Money: 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29

Venus retrogrades back into your own sign on the 2nd and spends most of the month – until the 28th – there. This is basically a happy transit. She enhances the physical appearance and gives grace and charm to your demeanour – the way you move and walk. This is another good period (especially from the 15th to the 28th) to buy clothing or personal accessories. Good to do things that enhance the image.

You’re still in a yearly financial peak until the 19th. So prosperity is happening. All those obligations will be handled; although there could be delays (Venus is retrograde until the 15th) everything will be handled.

On the 19th the Sun enters your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests. Venus, your communication planet, will also be moving forward now, so this is an excellent period for students below college level. They are focused on their studies and this should bring success. It will be a good period for writers, teachers, journalists, sales and marketing people – they are at the top of their game.

Your financial planet moves into your 4th house on the 21st. This indicates that you are spending more on the home and family (perhaps you’re doing renovations or major repairs) but it also shows you’re earning from this area. Family support should be good. Family connections become important financially.

Mars in your 4th house shows that it’s a good time to review your financial past. Good to re-examine old financial traumas (they will probably arise anyway) and look at them from your present state. This will bring healing. Often financial problems stem from old childhood experiences. Good to clear and resolve these things now.

Love is not a big issue this month. Your 7th house is basically empty – only the Moon moves through there on the 7th and 8th. Your love planet Mercury goes retrograde on the 9th. So although singles will certainly date and meet people, it is not a great period for serious kinds of relationships.

The planetary power has been mostly in the bottom half of your chart since February 25, and very soon we will be approaching its maximum point. Career is still important, but home, family and the emotional well-being are more important right now. You’re preparing the psychological ground for your next career push in a few months. These preparation periods are just as important as the overt actions you will take. Health is still good.

May

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 19, 20, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 12, 13, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24

Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26

This month the planetary power will be at the lowest level of your chart. The planetary power is ‘most distant’ from the career (the 10th house). So, you should be focused on getting the home and domestic situation in order. Do your best to make it stable. This will enable future career success to happen.

Health needs more attention from the 20th onwards. Three (and on the 25th four) planets are in stressful alignment with you. This shouldn’t cause any serious problem, but could make you vulnerable to things if you get over-tired. Until the 20th your health can be enhanced through neck and throat massage; after the 20th through arm and shoulder massage. Fresh air is a healing tonic after the 20th. Get out in the fresh air and just breathe deeply. Emotional wellness is extremely important after the 20th. It’s not just a career issue but an actual health issue. Depression should be avoided like the plague. It is good to work from home if you can arrange this – some people find it less stressful than going to the office.

Your love planet, Mercury, starts moving forward on the 3rd. Until the 16th love opportunities happen as you pursue your normal financial goals. Wealth is a romantic turn-on. You show love through giving material gifts – in tangible ways – and this is how you feel loved. This attitude prevails after the 16th too, as Mercury moves into your 3rd house. Wealth and material gifts are still important but you also want good communication and a good exchange of ideas. Love is good communication. There are love opportunities at lectures, seminars or school functions. Love opportunities can be found in your neighbourhood, and most likely there will be more socializing with neighbours.

Though your financial peak is technically over with, this is still a strong financial month. Your money house is very strong. Mercury is there until the 16th and Venus and Uranus are there all month. Venus in the money house shows earnings from sales, marketing, PR and advertising. There is a need to use the media properly and to let people know about your product or service. Mars is still in your 4th house of home and family, which indicates (like last month) good family support. Mars will make beautiful aspects to Jupiter from the 10th to the 14th. This brings a nice payday. There is luck in speculations. There can be pay rises at work. A parent or parent figure is unusually generous. You have the financial favour of the authority figures in your life that period.

June

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 10, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 22, 23, 30

Your 4th house of home and family is still very strong this month. So continue to focus on home life. With your health planet the Sun in your 4th house until the 21st, emotional wellness is a health issue. Good health these days means good emotional health. If there are health problems (and health is more delicate until the 21st) check your family relationships and restore harmony as quickly as possible.

A strong 4th house is excellent for those of you undergoing psychological therapy. There will be much progress and insights occurring this month. But even if you’re not involved in a formal kind of therapy, psychological therapy will happen through nature. Old memories (love, family and financial ones) are going to arise spontaneously. Sometimes through dreams, sometimes when you’re awake. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, an old event comes to mind – and often with the same emotions as when the event occurred. It is good to just look at these things impersonally. If you can’t be impersonal – if they overwhelm you – it might be good to discuss it with a friend or counsellor. In my book Technique for Meditation we give methods for dealing with these things. The important thing is to stay in the present as you observe and analyse. The emotion will soon dissipate and you’ll feel free.

On the 21st the Sun enters your 5th house of fun and creativity and you begin another of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. All kinds of opportunities for ‘fun’ activities will come to you. You should take them. Very often the solution to a problem happens when we let go of it and do something enjoyable. When we come back, the solution presents itself.

Your financial planet in the 5th house from the 4th onwards shows that you will have the wherewithal to enjoy yourself. You spend on fun things. You enjoy the wealth that you have. You earn money or find financial opportunity as you’re having fun – perhaps at a resort, or party or the sports field. Speculations are more favourable this month too – though you should only speculate under intuition – never blindly. Pisceans are very creative people. Thus, this aspect shows that your personal creativity is more marketable now. Children or children figures in your life seem financially supportive: sometimes this is in a physical way, sometimes they have good financial ideas and sometimes they inspire a person to earn more.

Health improves dramatically after the 21st. Good emotional health is still important, but it is also important to eat right. Abdominal massage is good.

July

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 22, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 19, 20, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 4, 10, 16, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Days for Career: 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29

Your cosmic holiday continues until the 22nd. Fun and joyful creativity are the order of the day. The wherewithal for this is there. Mars, your financial planet, is still in your 5th house until the 20th. Review our discussion of this last month.

Your financial planet in the sign of Cancer enhances the financial intuition, but also makes you more moody about financial matters. In a good mood you’re richer than Bill Gates; in a bad mood you feel like a pauper. You tend to spend based on mood as well. If you’re making important financial decisions or major purchases, sleep on things first. Make sure you’re in a state of peace and harmony. Then the decision or purchase will tend to be good.

Your 6th house of health and work becomes strong after the 22nd. This is a wonderful financial period for the children or children figures in your life. They earn more and acquire big ticket items. It is also a wonderful transit for job seekers or those who hire others. There are many opportunities. Health is basically good, but you’re focused here. You can be overly focused if you’re not careful – there is a tendency to magnify little things into big things. (For example, is this pimple on my face cancer? Is this tightness in the chest a heart attack?) Many of these little things arise because of the Sun’s transits and not because of any serious pathology. The best way to use this health focus is to set up constructive health regimes and diets. It is a good idea to get into a healthier kind of lifestyle now and to stick to it.

Your financial planet moves into your 6th house on the 20th. This shows earnings from work, from the job, from productive service to others. You might still be speculating this period – Mars will be in Leo – but your work will produce the good luck. You’re spending more on health and health gadgetry too. You can also earn from the health field – opportunities will come.

The love planet Mercury moves very quickly this month – through three signs and houses of your chart. This increases your fickleness in love. The love needs and love attitudes change quickly. Someone who satisfied you early in the month might not satisfy you later on, as your needs have changed. A place that was conducive to love early in the month is not so conducive later on. On the other hand, it shows more dating and more social activity. There is greater social confidence.

Until the 6th love happens in ‘fun’ places – at resorts, the movies, the theatre or park. From the 6th to the 16th, love happens at the workplace or with people you work with. Health professionals are attractive. After the 16th love happens in the usual places – at parties, gatherings and social events.

August

Best Days Overall: 9, 10, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 29, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 16, 24, 25, 29, 30

Retrograde activity increases this month. Events in the world slow down. Perhaps there is a feeling of malaise or a feeling of being directionless. In a way this is good. With so many planets in the Western, social half of your chart, it isn’t necessary for you to be too self-directed. Go with the flow as they say. Let others have their way, so long as it isn’t destructive. Others should come before you now, but you are finding that difficult. Your sense of your self – your self-interest – still seems very strong. But cultivate the social skills as much as possible.

The world is slowing down but things will not be boring. Two eclipses this month will see to that.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 7th occurs in your 12th house of spirituality Thus there are important changes happening here. Your attitudes change. Your spiritual practice will change. People often change teachers or teachings. Often this happens because of inner revelation – and this is a good thing. There are upheavals and shakeups in spiritual or charitable organizations you’re involved with. There are life-changing dramas in the lives of gurus and guru figures. Friends have financial dramas and need to make changes. There are dramas in the lives of uncles and aunts (or those who play this role in your life). Your financial planet Mars is affected by this eclipse. So you are forced to make important financial changes – corrections in your strategy, thinking and planning. Every Lunar Eclipse affect your children or the children figures in your life and this one is no different. They should definitely reduce their schedules and stay out of harm’s way during this period. (This eclipse occurs in their 8th house and can bring encounters with death – though not actual physical death.)

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st occurs on the cusp (border) of the 6th and 7th houses. Thus the affairs of both these houses are affected here. Job changes can happen – either within the same company or a different one. The conditions of work change. If you employ others there can be more employee turnover now. Since the eclipse planet, the Sun, is your health planet, there can be health scares. But your health is basically good, so it is not likely to be anything more than just scares. The health regime will change dramatically too. There are financial dramas in the lives of children and children figures and they will be forced to make important, dramatic changes (and they will be good). Since your 7th house is affected, love will get tested. Be more patient with the beloved at this time. Good relationships survive these things, but the flawed ones are in danger. Those of you born early in the sign of Pisces – from February 18 to February 21 – will feel this most strongly. If this applies to you, reduce your schedule and take it easy this period.

September

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 12, 13, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30

Love and the social life are the main headlines in the month ahead. The Western, social sector of your chart is dominant and your 7th house of love is ultra-powerful. The month ahead is about other people, their needs and getting on with them. If there is harmony in your relationships, there will be money, health, work and emotional harmony. Your thought process – the mental faculties – will also be much improved. Problems here will negatively impact all these other areas.

The social life is very active this month. Opportunities for love are there for singles. They happen at the usual places – at parties, social gatherings, weddings, etc. Marriage may or may not happen, but you’re meeting people whom you would consider marrying – people who are marriage material.

The only problem with love is the usual one – self-will. You and the beloved are distant from each other – especially from the 10th onwards. This distance is not necessarily physical. Generally it is psychological. Two people can be watching the same sunset and be universes apart psychologically. You want your way, the beloved wants his or her way. You see things from totally opposite perspectives. It will be hard work to bridge your differences – but somewhere in the middle is the place where it can happen. If you can bridge your differences, love will be happy. Romance will bloom. It is said that opposites attract, but they can also wound each other.

Health needs more attention this month, with five (and at times six) planets in stressful alignment with you. So, as always, make sure to get enough rest. Don’t push yourself when you’re tired. Rest and recuperate, and then go back to your activity. With more energy you’ll be less grumpy with others and the love life should go better. Enhance the health by giving more attention to the small intestine (abdominal massage is good for this) until the 22nd. After the 22nd give more attention to the kidneys and hips. Hip and buttock massage will be beneficial. Detox regimes are effective after the22nd too.

If health problems arise this month, discords in the love life are probably the cause. Restore harmony here as quickly as you can.

Mars will be in your 7th house of love from the 5th onwards. Thus financial opportunities come through friends and social contacts. You’re spending more on the social life too, but it seems a good investment. Who you know at this time is more important financially than how much you have.

October

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 27, 28, 30, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 27, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 11, 20, 22, 23, 24, 30

Jupiter has been in your 8th house of regeneration all year, and this house is extremely strong this month, thanks to the short-term planets – 60 per cent of the planets are either there or moving through there this month. So the themes of the 8th house are ultra-important.

In the 8th house we de-clutter our lives. This takes place on many levels – physical, emotional and mental – and also in your physical conditions and circumstances. Often we think we can attain our goals by ‘getting, getting, getting’. In the 8th house we learn that goals are also achieved by ‘cutting, eliminating and getting rid’ of things. Your ability to do this helped the career this year. When a company is in trouble, the good executives start to cut – they cut useless stores or outlets, they cut posts that aren’t necessary, they cut debt and expenses, they downsize. This is usually not pleasant, but there is cosmic logic to it. In order to grow, the useless must be eliminated. Death always precedes resurrection.

So you’ve been doing this in your career, and this month it is good to do it in your personal life too. Go through the home (it’s easier if you do room by room and cupboard by cupboard). Put the things you find in a pile and go through each thing. Ask yourself, ‘Is this something I use?’ If the answer is no, get rid of it. If the answer is yes, keep it. You should do this in your finances too. ‘Do I need three credit cards? Do I need those extra bank and savings accounts? Perhaps I can consolidate things.’ There is great magic in this. The de-cluttering makes room for the new and better that wants to come in. You’ll feel lighter and better after you’ve done this.

Jupiter makes a major move into your 9th house on the 11th. Your past experience in de-cluttering will be helpful in the year ahead too. (Jupiter will be in Scorpio, the sign that rules elimination.) But now you will see the expansiveness behind this. You prune a tree and it starts growing faster and better. Jupiter in your 9th house is a positive transit for the career. It shows expansion in the career. It is a very nice aspect for college students (and those bound for college) too. There is success in the coming year. There will be career-related travel happening now.

The career is improving this month, and will improve further in December and in 2018.

Your financial planet is still in your 7th house until the 22nd. So your social harmony and social contacts are still very important financially. When Mars moves into your 8th house on that date, it will be good to pay off, consolidate or restructure your debt. It is a good aspect for re-financing too. Tax efficiency is an important factor in the financial planning, and those of appropriate age should do estate planning.

November

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 16, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27

A happy and successful month ahead Pisces, enjoy.

Your 9th house is very strong this month, especially until the 22nd. So there is more travel happening – certainly the opportunities are there. College students are doing well in their studies, and applicants to college are hearing good news. If you are involved in legal issues there is good news on that front too.

When the 9th house is strong, interest in religion, theology and philosophy is strong. You have a natural interest in these things anyway, but now more so than usual. Your idea of fun these days is a juicy theological discussion or scripture study. In the philosophy of astrology, man’s interest in religion is ‘hard wired’ in the psyche. Human attempts to abolish it are futile. It’s like trying to abolish sex. People will follow it no matter how many laws are passed. This has been shown throughout the ages. Even people who profess to be atheists or non-religious are following (usually unconsciously) a certain religious path. This interest, intensified this month, generally brings religious and philosophical insights. The horizons are widened by these interests. More possibilities open to you.

Good health this month means more than just no physical symptoms; it means good philosophical health – the health of the upper mental body. It is a good month to examine your philosophical beliefs about health. It has been said that what we think is a health problem is really a theological problem – and this is certainly true for you this month. All the different healing modalities that we see – and there are hordes of them – are based on a certain philosophy of health and a certain metaphysical understanding of the body.

Health is good until the 22nd but you can enhance it further through detox regimes, practising safe sex and sexual moderation, and paying more attention to the colon and bladder.

On the 22nd the Sun moves into your 10th house of career and you begin a yearly career peak. A good work ethic brings success. Health becomes more delicate after the 22nd – probably due to overwork. Make sure you get enough rest.

Jupiter makes beautiful aspect to Neptune all month, but especially on the 29th and 30th. This brings money and career success (and opportunity). You have the favour of bosses and authority figures.

December

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 3, 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25

The career is still going strong and is still the main headline of the month. You’re still in the midst of a yearly career peak. Jupiter is still making nice aspects to Neptune (from the 1st to the 5th), the ruler of your Horoscope. This brings money and career success. Like last month it indicates harmony with bosses and authority figures.

Perhaps the main headline in the career is not what’s moving into your 10th house (the Sun and Venus) but what’s leaving it. Saturn moves out of your career house on the 21st, and things will now get a lot easier career-wise. An over-controlling or over-exacting boss leaves the picture. You’ve earned your success by merit these past few years. You’ve proved your mettle. Now the career will become less intense. Later next year, Jupiter will move into your 10th house and success will skyrocket. And, because you have had to deal with so much resistance these past few years, you’ll be strong enough to handle the success.

One of the main things you will feel when Saturn leaves your 10th house is an increase in your overall energy. Health is much improved after the 21st and for the next few years, although it will still need watching until the 21st. As always, make sure to get enough rest. The career is demanding and you’re working hard, but you can maximize energy by delegating more, by dropping trivia from your life, and by scheduling in more ‘down time’.

Your financial planet moves into your 9th house on the 9th and stays there for the rest of the month. This shows increased earnings. You’ve probably done some financial de-cluttering over the past few months. It is best when this is done consciously, but often the cosmos arranges this ‘de-cluttering’. It happens seemingly by itself. A credit-card company cancels your account because of non-use. The same thing happens with a savings account. Perhaps a company in your portfolio goes under – it seems like a loss but, truth is, it needed to be gone anyway. The things you think you lost weren’t needed in the first place. There are many, many stories to tell about this but space doesn’t permit.

The financial planet in the 9th house shows good fortune in finances. In addition, Mars will make very nice aspects to Neptune from the 9th onwards. This also shows prosperity. Earnings can come from foreign countries or companies. Foreigners in general are important in the financial life. There is more business-related travel. Your financial judgement will be good and your intuition is super.

Love is complicated this month. Mercury, your love planet, is retrograde from the 3rd to the 23rd. Most of your socializing seems career-related.

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