Happy Pisces season everyone! As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces carries with it knowledge from all the signs leading up to it. Pisces is like a river, always moving, clearing out the old and bringing in the new. Its energy can manifest as two fish swimming in opposite directions—yin and yang, positive and receptive, empty and full. If you are stagnant, Pisces asks you to clear out that which does not serve you. This season is an opportunity to both float on the surface of your emotional ocean as well as explore its depths.
This month the sun will be moving through Pisces and Aries, signaling the end of the astrological year. In a way, the rains we experience in early March are much like Pisces energy. Mutable water gives way to the cardinal fire of Aries as the days get warmer, and life starts to burst out of the ground. Our collective energy can embody this transition by using Pisces season to acknowledge the lessons we’ve learned in the last year and water the seeds of what we would like to manifest in the coming year. The new moon in Pisces on March 13th is a potent time to meditate and set intentions. The full moon in Libra on March 28th is a good time to celebrate your relationships.
This month, the sun will transit your 12th house until the 20th. Pay attention to your dreams and analyze them; the drive/curiosity to do this can be aided by your ruling planet Mars’ transit through your 3rd house. Both of these houses (arenas of life) are exploratory and exciting, but might also have you feeling a little scattered and confused. Embracing curiosity instead of a fear of what comes next will do wonders.
On March 5th Mars will be finishing its six week transit through your sign and moving into Gemini. Now is a good time to analyze the positive ways that Mars being in your sign affected your career or personal relationships. When has being stubborn gotten in your way, and when were you rightfully stubborn? Approach things this month with more levity. Your ruling planet Venus transiting Pisces will bring the romance, and Mars transiting Gemini will bring intellectual stimulation.
The sun will be transiting your 10th and 11th houses this month, indicating a time to think about “grown up things.” This is generally not Geminis’ favorite activity. This is not to say they lack maturity, they just tend to prioritize discovery and stimulation over retirement accounts and political theory. However, this month Mars’ movement into your sign will give you an extra dose of energy to tackle necessary responsibilities and growth, ultimately leading to a greater sense of freedom. The full moon in fellow air sign Libra on March 28th is a good time to (safely) gather with friends and celebrate this growth.
This month the biggest event for you will certainly be the new moon in Pisces. New moons are when we are mindful of what we have released since the previous full moon, and set intentions for what we want to manifest. This month’s full moon will conjunct (reach the same area of the sky as) the sun, Uranus, and Venus. This transit is about investigating our emotional nature and finding new, innovative ways to approach relationships. Cancer is ruled by the moon, and thus any major moon-related energy combinations go extra deep for you. You are naturally intuitive and giving; this moon gives you time to take stock and find new ways to willingly receive the love you deserve.
You may struggle this month as the sun in Pisces transits your 8th house. The 8th house is the house of transformation, associated with Scorpio and Pluto. Water seasons can be strange for fire signs. You might feel diluted, like your natural vitality is somehow harsh to the vibes of others around you. The beautiful thing about Pisces season is that we are all asked to be more understanding with one another and see that we are each on a journey both personal and universal. The sun will conjunct Venus as they both move into Aries on the 20th, bringing you a friendly dose of vitality and self assurance.
I hope last month’s full moon brought you lots of clarity and good health. As the sun continues to transit your sister sign of Pisces, you are being asked to concentrate your energy on coming to terms with unknown unknowns. The Pisces/Virgo axis is sensitive and beautiful, one end seeking to dissolve while the other seeks to resolve. Virgo energy is constantly seeking to maintain balance and fairness, to show love in small ways that have a big impact. It might not be as romantic as Pisces, but it provides a pivotal point of clarity that balances Pisces’ dreamy, beyond-time-and-space vibes. Stand in your power to bring balance, but also embrace the unknown. Try loosening up and letting the river carry you where it wants to.
This month the sun transits your 6th house, a house of health and self-awareness. It’s about the small things; tweaking self and routine can make all the difference before the energy shifts to the 7th house and the social sphere. Now is an excellent time to lean into your Venus rulership and spend extra time caring for your body and environment. If you’re into gardening, or just curious, it can improve or maintain your mental health. The full moon in Libra on the 28th should be lots of fun and illuminate the ways you’ve managed to grow your relationship with your body, your environment, and the planet.
Hopefully as the sun continues to transit your 5th house of creativity and love, you are finding comfort in the soft flow of Pisces season and the protective, positive energy provided by Leo’s rulership of this house. If things have been feeling a little too serious, take the depth of your emotional knowledge and let it light the way towards happy, healthy, fun relationships. This focus for Scorpio right now is also influenced by the north node transiting Gemini in your 8th house for the next year or so. Long term, how can you create your own happiness and ensure that you make room for play and discovery?
Much like January, this month is again asking you to take a look at relationships—this time with a focus on balance and security. Mars will be transiting your 7th house in the sign of Gemini, indicating a positive, playful drive to meet new people and possibly potential romantic partners (safely). At the same time, Venus is transiting your 4th house in the sign of Pisces—even your forever free spirit desires and deserves loyalty, compassion, and stability. There is a balancing act here, and you would be wise to embody Pisces energy and engage both the assertive and receptive sides of this transit. When the sun enters Aries on the 20th, you will hopefully have established good boundaries and be able to have lots of fire season fun.
This month the sun and Mercury will both be transiting your 3rd house. This house is associated with discovery, communication, and play. Mercury rules the 3rd house and thus you are getting a lot of flowy Pisces/Gemini energy in your chart and specifically in your mind. You might be saying “I’m a Capricorn, I’m not open-minded.” And yet here you are being open to new things and ideas. I suggest you embrace this energy to the best of your ability so that when the sun transitions to Aries on the 20th you can embody the shared cardinal energy and use this new nature to do anything.
This month the Aquarius stellium (a gathering of more than three planets in any given sign) will disband; but Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury will remain transiting your 1st house. The long-term influence of Jupiter and Saturn transiting your sign over the next two years is a somewhat lengthy exploration of power, morality, and structure, so I would focus your monthly energy more around the transit of Mercury through your 1st house during the first half of the month. Hopefully Mercury retrograde last month was healing and introspective. The first two weeks of this month are asking you to demonstrate what you’ve learned. It is important for you to express your individuality in ways that feel authentic and bring you happiness. Let your freak flag fly!
Happy You season, Pisces! Your season is a beautiful time for everyone to get in touch with their own intuition and empathy. For you this is an especially potent moment to stand in your power, which comes from your capacity for constant, deep, meaningful interactions with life. The new moon on the 13th in your sign is somewhat like a capstone, an opportunity to meditate on what you want to keep from this last year and what you are ready to release. Pisceans tend to get in their own way after their kindness is taken for weakness one too many times. If you have had experiences like that in the past year, it is good to remember that change is inevitable, and you are a river that can move across space and time toward that which serves your highest good.
illustration by Artemesia Trapeze