Pisces Horoscope (February 19 - March 20)
Your ruling planets are Neptune and Jupiter.
This is the crucial moment in a series of life events that has been building up for your next phase, Pisces. You are in the roller-coaster and just starting to descend. Relationship may well provide some of the thrills and spills as you negotiate the rebellion against your inner critic. Although you have a built-in safety valve of escape into your inner world, all this could manifest as trouble with others. You could on the other hand decide to recognize your life right now as one big projection, and perhaps that is the saner approach. The critical voice and the one who rebels, they are both inside you, and both valuable in the long run. As the poet says, you contain multitudes.
As the month begins, you are focused to a greater or a lesser extent upon relationship with others. You are also strong on service at this time, and on being helpful, and this could easily spill over into relationship territory. The trick of course is that this helpful nature not exhibit itself as martyrdom. In some ways this period could be a time of testing for primary relationships in your life. You are also full of a sense of your own individuality, so that balance and integration is required in order to handle it. The archetypal energy of Saturn in your relationship sector means that there will be a feeling of slowing down in that department but also a sense of wisdom gained and a greater degree of bonding. The Full Moon in your sign on the first Friday of the month, September 4th, highlights both optimism and the awareness of practical limitation which is also very much present through this month, especially regarding connection with significant others in your life. Mercury retrogrades in Libra a mere two days later, on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend, and you could find yourself reexamining relationships and their consequences for you. You are already in the midst of a fairly introspective spring and summer, so the change from outer concerns to inner is not as great as it would otherwise be. A week after the Full Moon, the Last Quarter Moon of Friday, September 11th, is also an important turning point. There could be an increase of tension in the air, but also powerful resolution. Awareness always results from conflicts when they are examined with the careful eye of reflection. Another week later, the New Moon of Friday, September 18th, is likely to bring all the issues of the preceding weeks into a different and perhaps more extreme alignment. The final two weeks of the month will in fact be spent in playing out the energies of this important mid-month moment. The crucial days surrounding the New Moon can be a confusing as well as an illuminating time, when the urge to go off in your own unique direction is matched by an equally strong desire to stay in existing tracks and to accept the necessary compromise of working with others. Between these alternatives there is no real middle ground, and yet a delicate balance must somehow be struck. Similarly, a polarity is invoked between staying settled in what might be an all-to-comfortable rut versus moving forward with bold steps toward an uncertain future. It's important to take the nature of the Mercury retrograde period into account as well, remembering that sudden departures into new directions are not recommended at this time, and that such deviations from a pre-existing plan are almost guaranteed to be differently constituted once the period of the retrograde has passed, in the opening weeks of October. In any case it is best to keep your wits about you and to carefully examine your choices, and as always to look before you leap.