FOCUS ON PISCES
Sun in Pisces March 14-April 13th 2020; Mars in Pisces–June 18, 2020-August 16, 2020
Mercury in Pisces April 7, 2020-April 24, 2020.
Sun moves into Pisces on March 14th and it is afflicted at first because of a 60 degree aspect from Saturn that hits March 19th exactly. When the Sun is afflicted in Pisces it is submissive, out of focus, unreliable, lacks confidence and volunteers too much and becomes a victim and suffers from poor financial management. With the Sun into Uttarabhadrapada (Pisces 3.20-16.40) March 18- March 31st , the Saturn/Sun association will continue creating adversity to change, lack of people skills, intensity at work and resistance to authority and bosses. So the darker side of the Pisces and the Sun in Pisces will come out through the end of the month but optimism will pick up April 1-13 when the Sun is in Revati Nakshatra (Pisces 16.40-29.59)
Pisces is the favorite zodiacal sign of the spiritual community. Ruled by the expansive Jupiter and in Western astrology connected to Neptune. Pisces embodies the deepest qualities of the 12th house and the quest for enlightenment and getting off the wheel of karma. It is a place of old souls and where karma is being completed. Pisces’ shadow wants to escape the world, having difficulty with being practical/grounded and having difficulty with discrimination and judgment. Still, most of the time, Pisces people are great to be around as they are always filled with deep love of joyful emotion, intuitive insights and longing for completion. The key to this sign is service and service is also the key to the 12th house. If our hands are busy, our heart is full and we are able to get out of our heads, then there is a chance for release.
The shadow side for Pisces is also a tendency to procrastinate, to be unclear in thinking, to lack confidence and have trouble managing money and planning. An emphasis of Pisces can make people too sensitive to their environment and hesitant in pursuing love.
Planets placed in Pisces, particularly the Sun, Moon or Ascendant, will have the blessings of Saraswati and be blessed with love of knowledge and wisdom. Saturn, in particular is not happy here since Pisces wants to remain in a dreamy world. The Sun is an Achilles heel for Pisces and they tend to have difficulty with their fathers, bosses and authority figures.
The Pisces soul is mystical, intuitive and inspiring. Pisces people make great counselors and coaches as they are sympathetic and good at calming people down. Their unbounded generosity, excellent social skills, politeness and charismatic nature makes them beloved by many.
The Sanskrit name for Pisces is Meena and means fish. Pisces is connected to fountains and sacred rivers/oceans and it represents a place of flow where the individual soul flows back into the Divine Ocean to unite. We can hearken back to Jesus and the famous creation of fish to feed his followers. This made him a fish-god. His goal was to guide people out of the world of materialism into a more peaceful place. Even Vishnu was thought to have incarnated as a fish in order to restore the Vedas after a deluge. Symbolically, the fish then becomes a deeper symbol of mystical wisdom to guide one beyond the material veil and allow one to merge with the Divine Ocean.
In the Kala Purusha, Pisces represents the feet and that is why bowing down to or touching the master’s feet sacred as it represents the blending of the mortal into the mystical ocean of Divine unity. This act is associated with a deep desire to create peace and harmony. Pisces are born to serve and benefit humanity and are ambitious in their quest for moksha.
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Special thanks to Sam Geppi, Bepin Behari and Bill Levacy for their insights on this sign.