updated 2/19/2021 Be sure to scroll down for recent updates in planetary changes and hints on how to use those changes to make your life better.
February 18-March 20
Pisces is the mutable sign in the element of water. All the mutable signs follow fixed signs and bring the energy of instability and change that allows us to move forward. Innovative, revolutionary, and humanitarian Aquarius is followed by Pisces, the changeable, mystical, spiritual, and often escape seeking sign. The double fishes of Pisces are residents of the world beneath the surface. This is a world that is fluid and unseen with ordinary vision. Pisces is the sign of the saint and the addict. The Pisces choice: loving commitment to the Divine plan or the chaotic escapism of addiction and dependency.
In Pisces we devote ourselves to what we believe. Sensitivity is high. Sentimentality can take over when we choose to lose ourselves in self-centeredness rather than connect with Divinity by whatever name you know It. You may have your own pet name, but regardless of how you call on the Great Power, this is the time to make that call. The connection is strong and there is plenty of energetic support.
Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac--the end of the yearly cycle. The Sun’s orbit that began with the March Equinox last year is nearing completion. The vulnerability that comes with Pisces prepares us for the potential break through and rebirth that is marked by the Equinox and entry into the cardinal sign of Aries. Use this time to prepare for the new and coming redemption. Go deep and allow the self to be reconstructed according to innate order that is known at the deepest level and hidden in plain sight.
PLANTARY MOVEMENTS AND CHANGES FOR WINTER 2020/2021
BE SURE TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE INDIVIDUAL PLANETS.
SUN ENTERS PISCES
FEBRUARY 18 @ 2:44 AM PST
FULL MOON IN VIRGO
FEBRUARY 27 @12:17 AM PST
MOON @ 8º VIRGO/SUN 8º PISCES
NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS
FEBRUARY 11 @ 11:06 AM PST
MOON AND SUN @ 23º AQUARIUS
MERCURY ENTERS PISCES
MARCH 15 @ 3:26 PM PST
MARS ENTERS GEMINI
MARCH 3, @ 7:30 PM PST
VENUS ENTERS PISCES
FEBRUARY 25 @ 5:11 AM PST
JUPITER ENTERS AQUARIUS
SATURN ENTERS AQUARIUS
URANUS DIRECT IN TAURUS
January 14, 2021 @ 12:36 AM PST
Uranus in Taurus 2019-2026
NEPTUNE IN DIRECT IN PISCES
NOVEMBER 27 @ 4:32 AM PDT
NEPTUNE IN PISCES 2012-2025
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
CHIRON IN ARIES
ALL OF 2021
Mercury DIRECT in Aquarius Feb. 20 -March 15
Mercury will be spending a lot of time in Aquarius this year with the retrograde. When it turns direct, give it a few days to pick up speed. Treat this time as the retrograde. Once it is firmly moving forward (from the perspective of earth) it will be time to put all those daring, innovative, and genius ideas in action. It is time to a REboot to begin taking place. No longer in the planning stage, but in the real world. This might be a bit complicated mid March (the ides of March) when Mercury moves into Pisces.
Venus in Pisces
Venus moves so quickly. Her speed in orbit is second only to Mercury, but her impact on us personally is strong. She is the personal planet that governs what, who and how we love. What we value and all that is beautiful. When in a difficult or challenging position she can bring forward moodiness, jealousy, insecurity, and self centeredness. We might just see some of this in us all as she makes her journey through Pisces. Make sure to honor her in some positive way. Try flowers, sea shells, and music. These can work as medicine for the soul.
Mars in Taurus
January 6 -March 3
Mars in Taurus is not His most comfortable placement as it is a sign under the rulership of Venus and a bit slow for this active energy. Early January will see Mars link up with explosive Uranus, but the move into Gemini will be in harmony with Jupiter and Saturn and bring more harmony and action toward a more just and civil situation. Mars does like action and Gemini is extremely social, verbal, and restless.
March 3 Mars will make the move into Gemini.
Jupiter in Aquarius
December 19, 2020-
end of December 2021
Retro June 20 Oct. 18
Jupiter will spend the year of 2021 in the sign of Aquarius. This expansive planet enjoys the freedom and optimism of Aquarius. During this year the close meeting of Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter begins to separate, but initially in early 2021 Saturn is bringing unusual caution to action--that is unusual caution for Jupiter. There may be some frustration as there is a sense of the brakes being on and movement hamptered. Jupiter will move ahead with great plans and a hopeful vision of the future.
Saturn in Aquarius
We are already feeling some of what this will mean as groups (Aquarius) are restricted (Saturn) and the future (Aquarius) seems serious and dire (Saturn). We always get a hint of what is to come at the ingress. We can use the lessons of Saturn of to move forward.
Saturn in Aquarius
December 17, 2020 - March 7, 2023
It takes Saturn about 30 years to travel through all the signs and it will be in Aquarius til early 2023 with a bit of back and forth that year, finally landing in Pisce. Saturn is the teacher and the disciplinarian. It is under the influence of Saturn that bills come due and karma exacts its price. In Aquarius issues of the future, innovation, brotherhoods and activity of like-minded groups get the careful scrutiny of Saturn.
"No matter how unpleasant a Saturn transit seems at the time, it represents what you really want in life and is helping you get it. Most people are out of touch with what they truly want. If you thoroughly understand your needs and wants, you will find that Saturn simply brings about their manifestation".
from Planets in Transit by Robert Hand
URANUS RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
URANUS IN TAURUS
AUGUST 15-2021 URANUS RETROGRADE
MARCH 6, 2019-JULY 7, 2025
NOVEMBER 8, 2025-APRIL 26, 2026
Uranus in Taurus is a very mixed bag. Uranus by nature is chaotic, forward thinking, revolutionary, and explosive. Taurus nature is conservative, fixed, fond of the past and seeks wealth and stability. I am going to spend the next few weeks looking at the news to get an idea of how this strange configuration is going to manifest.
The last time Uranus was in Taurus began in 1935. This was a time of war, a rise in dictators, extreme changes in fortune for many. We will surely see changes in our monetary system, the markets, real estate, and likely food production. This is an excellent time to modernize infrastructure and use innovation to do so. But we are dealing with Uranus here. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the unplanned.
On the day Uranus entered Taurus, this picture was taken. It says it all about the energy of Uranus in Taurus - electricity and earth meeting. Stay tuned for more on this big change.
PS Uranus will take up residence in Taurus until 2025.
Neptune in Pisces
The Master of the Mystical begins forward motion in Pisces. This trip through Pisces will continue through 2025. We may as well get comfortable with examining spirituality, illusion, addiction, and mystery. Neptune will be working with Saturn this year to assist in bringing true spiritual values into form and structure. Look forward to cultural embrace of magic and the enduring value of love and compassion.
Neptune retrograde in Pisces
June 21-November 27
18º Pisces - 15º
The slow moving planets impact the world in a general way, but form aspects to the individual chart as well. Because they move slowly, the impact can be cumulative. Look forward to more on this topic.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Pluto is the planet of transformation and as one of the outer planets, its effects are wide spread. When Pluto travels through a sign the particular area of life that sign rules is transformed on a fundamental level. Its message can be "change or die". Since Capricorn rules structure, all structures are likely to be overhauled. Since Capricorn rules government, governments are likely to be transformed.
On a personal level, look at your natal chart to get a good idea of the areas of your life that are likely to be shaken to their foundation.
Chiron in Aries
April 17, 2018 - April 2027
Chiron is a slow mover and we are just learning about this newer member of the heavenly bodies we track here on earth in astrology. In the myth, Chiron is a divided being- half human and half horse, half god and half man. In our natal charts, Chiron represents those areas in which our wounding can lead to our healing and the healing of others.
Chiron has been in Pisces steadily since 2011 and is now moving into Aries. This will likely bring about more consciousness around issues of healing and sacrifice. This could well mark a time when we may become aware of cultural wounding and begin to seek remedies rather than supressing awareness of pain. We may become more accutely aware of suffering and seek an active rather than a passive response to injury, illness, or disorder.
The myth of Chiron is one definitely worth reading and exploring as he trained warriors and healers, used his affliction for the benefit of humanity, and sacrificed himself in the service of justice and bringing light to human beings.