If Your Birthday is Friday, Feb. 21 | The Day of Intimacy
The potential for extraordinary strides toward realizing your goals stands out in your birthday chart. You’ll need to resolve certain challenges, however, to make the most of it. These include tension between your aspirations on the one hand, and self-worth and financial resources, on the other; same with working within a group structure versus your need for freedom and independence. Painful personal history and lingering victim consciousness tie in here. Be honest with yourself and others, and take responsibility for your words and their impact. You’re in the process of claiming your brilliance. To fulfill your dharma in the coming year, offer your voice in service to the community.
If Your Birthday is Saturday, Feb. 22 | The Day of Universality
Now is the time to really unpack old emotional wounds that have festered and held you back. You’re poised on the brink of a brand-new chapter in your life, and this year you must clear the slate. That means taking responsibility for your own healing: to reach the place where you genuinely leave the past in the past. A lot of this involves actually talking it through; with trusted counselors or friends, and/or through writing it out in journal form. Approach this with utmost honesty — with yourself and others. The more you commit to this process, the more surprising discoveries you’ll make. Exciting liberation is at hand.
— 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.
Weekend Astrology for Feb. 21-23
Sunday is the Pisces New Moon, exact 10:32 am EST. This means today and tomorrow are mostly about preparing for the new cycle to begin: tying up loose ends, winding down and waiting. Since we’re already in Mercury retrograde territory, chances are this weekend will continue that sense of introspection and review.
There might be some added tension, not least because Mars is active in the early degrees of Capricorn. As we’ve discussed previously, this could be stirring up deep feelings as the red planet connects with Chiron, Pholus, Quaoar and Salacia. Be gentle with yourself and take the process one step at a time.
Paying attention to the movement of your emotions will help. It won’t hurt to take a methodical approach, also, unless you do it to the point of constriction. If you write down what you’re experiencing, for example, it may be easier for you to articulate emotions that might otherwise seem elusive. Gather your courage in both hands, and allow yourself to explore as thoroughly as you are moved to.
The New Moon on Sunday opens a window and lets in a fresh breeze. Anything feeling stuck will likely begin to shift, and you can make some progress with ongoing matters. Keep your eyes, ears and spidey sense fully open, however. All this Pisces, with Mercury retrograde in the mix, could well get a little slippery.
Listen carefully to what others say, and don’t agree to anything unless you’re totally clear what it entails. Avoid making an assertion unless you’re sure of your facts: this extends to sharing memes and links on social media, which it’s all too easy to do without checking the source.
This essentially boils down to two things: honesty, with yourself and others, and carefulness. Both are well within your reach.
Almanac: The Moon is in Aquarius and enters Pisces on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1:37 am EST.
Mars squares Chiron today (Friday, Feb. 21) at 8:16 am EST, and Salacia at 9:16 am EST. It conjoins Pholus tomorrow (Feb. 22) at 4:13 am EST.
Retrograde Mercury conjoins Nessus tomorrow (Feb. 22) at 6:33 am EST.
The Pisces New Moon takes place on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10:32 am EST.