If Your Birthday is Thursday, Feb. 20 | The Day of the Impression
Look for opportunities in the coming year to connect with those who can help you actualize your ideals for the future. To take advantage of them, you’ll need to work extra hard to remain grounded and disciplined. Mentors, colleagues or authorities in your field, who appreciate the inspiration and insight you offer, may open doors that further professional goals. Your voice and ideas are powerful, but be sure to formulate your words with care. Know what you’re going to say, and time it well. Projects may go through stages as they coalesce. Gather your intent, set clear priorities and take a realistic, process-oriented approach.
— by Victoria Emory
Astrology Studio for Pisces | A New Reading by Eric Francis
This is a momentous time in collective history, and a turning point in your life. As the year develops, most of the movement — including Pisces’ ruling planet Jupiter, and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction — will be pointing into Aquarius, the most sensitive and innermost angle of your chart. I will also cover the retrogrades of Venus and Mars, and the forthcoming Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in your friendship sign Capricorn. Mostly, I will help you orient on your profound journey, and offer guidance how to harmonize with the world at this unusual time. Pre-order this reading here.
Written in the Planets for Feb. 20, 2020
During the next couple of days, Mars in Capricorn will pass through the Chiron-Pholus-Quaoar-Salacia configuration in the early Cardinal signs, and will also make a trine to Uranus in Taurus.
Mars in Capricorn is generally one of the most proactive and driven placements in the zodiac. Mars is traditionally comfortable in this sign, and its energy and desire combine neatly with the ambition of Capricorn.
Yet this time round, things are different — not least because Mercury is retrograde in Pisces. This introduces hesitancy, uncertainty and constant checking, along with receptivity and softness. (It’s worth noting that Venus, which opposes Mars, is exalted in Pisces.) There’s a sense that if you set your plans in stone and try to plow ahead single-mindedly, you could find yourself lost in the fog, or needing to retrace your steps.
The presence of Chiron in this mixture is also a check on the forcefulness of Mars and Capricorn. Chiron represents healing and self-reflection, as well as changing the script. This is asking you to consider the potential effects of a decision prior to making it, and whether any of your plans need reviewing.
On a deeper level, this signals a time of looking within and examining patterns that tend to repeat, both in your own life and across generations. When interacting with family members, notice when you feel disempowered, or emotionally provoked. That might be an indication of an unresolved issue. Understanding this is a first step toward breaking the mold and gaining freedom from the ties of the past.
Almanac: The Moon enters Aquarius today at 2:42 pm EST. The Pisces New Moon takes place on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10:32 am EST.