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Sun in Pisces ~ February 18 to March 20, 2011

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At 4:25 p.m. PST / 7:25 p.m. EST on February 18, the Sun leaves cerebral Aquarius for spiritual Pisces, where intuition and insight sometimes rule over logic and reason. The Sun transits Pisces until March 20th. On the same day as the Sun's ingress to Pisces is the Full Moon in Leo which will have occurred at 12:36 a.m. PST /3:36 a.m. EST.

The Sun represents our potential, ego, vitality and conscious will. In Aquarius, the Sun is friendly, independent-thinking, original, and a humanitarian with societal ideals that benefit the masses -- emotionally detached but able to be caring with unwavering conviction. In Pisces, the Sun is imaginative, enlightened, sympathetic, creative, hopeful, intuitive, spiritually aware and able to affect change subtly but effectively. At best, the Sun in Pisces is insightful, compassionate, supportive and understanding. At worst, confused, too sacrificial, unrealistic and emotionally burdened by others' troubles.

While the Sun is in Pisces, we are encouraged to connect or reconnect with our own spiritual selves -- the divine within us. It's so easy to become affected by the busy-ness of our everyday. Each moment of the day is already spoken for, sometimes, before we even wake for that day. We are often pulled in many directions throughout the day, as we get on with all that must be accomplished on any given day. Some of us are multi-taskers with mental functions always ahead of where we are actually at, physically. The Piscean Sun reminds us that there is value in "mindfulness", effect in being "present" and that our "grounding" resides within us.

During this period, the Sun in Pisces also shines upon our capacity for compassion to others, especially during his first few days in the sign when he is conjunct with Chiron (the wounded healer) and under a tense alignment between Venus and Saturn, which could make relationships even more challenging. These four weeks may be an ideal time to do some volunteer work, participate in grassroots activities for causes that you believe in, connect with others who have similar spiritual pursuits, or just simply doing random acts of kindness within your immediate environment.

It's a special year for Pisces-Suns and risings this year with Mars also transiting Pisces beginning February 22nd. Those born on or after February 22 will have Mars (action/assertion) in their sign for their Solar Return year, which could be a BIG confidence booster that also offers increased assertiveness for their personal year. This is very exciting since Uranus (radical/unexpected) will rejoin Jupiter (expansion/opportunities) in Aries next month to shake things up in Pisces' 2nd house of income and values.

While in Pisces, the Sun will make alignments with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America PST time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • February 25 ~ Sun conjunct Mercury, while both sextile Pluto ~ Clear the air. Uncover what's hidden. Meaningful connections. Resisting or avoiding change only delay the inevitable. Also today, Jupiter square Pluto.
  • March 4 ~ New Moon in Pisces at 12:46 p.m. PST / 3:46 p.m. EST
  • March 6 ~ Sun quincunx Saturn-rx ~ Obligations limit freedoms. Reality check. Accepting difficult truths. Finding the strength to keep going. Need for perseverance.
  • March 19 ~ Full Moon in Virgo at 11:10 a.m. PST / 2:10 p.m. EST
How might the Sun's transit in Pisces manifest in your life? Look to the Pisces-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Pisces zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 12th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 11th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 1st House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. I am also available for personal astrology readings.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below; as within, so without.

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