If the first two months of 2021 have brought their share of fatigue or a feeling of being burned out, relief is on the way. This week four planets are offering a retreat from all of the electricity that’s been surging from Aquarius and Uranus. Artistic Neptune will make exact conjunctions with the Sun on Wednesday and with Venus on Saturday. In between, the Moon will slip into Pisces on Thursday morning for a two-day rest. In mellow, mutable Pisces, it too will link up with the Sun, Venus and Neptune, before starting its new phase on Saturday, in the deep end of 23 Pisces 04. Translation, it’s time to unplug, relax and reflect. Pisces is astrology’s twelfth sign, making its Sun cycle an ideal time for completion and contemplation. On the horizon, the Sun is preparing to blaze into irrepressible Aries on the 20th, immediately followed by Venus on the 21st. Before all of that dynamism is unleashed, we can access the mythic and mystic realms of metaphysical Pisces. Here, the psychic connections and creative inspiration will be fully flowing from the Neptune-infused Sun, Moon and Venus.
Before getting fully submerged, the Moon will first conjoin other key planets. This includes a meeting with Pluto in pragmatic Capricorn on Monday and conjunctions with Saturn on Tuesday and Jupiter and Mercury on Wednesday in ingenious Aquarius. Those may help us form the correct questions that we wish to posit to the Muses we’re about to meet once the Moon dives into Pisces. From Wednesday into Thursday the planets will begin drawing us away from busyness and hyper-mental stimulation of Aquarius, into the realms of dreams, symbols and magic. In this psychedelic state, we’ll find the ambrosia that is heavenly, possibly addictive and of course, totally imaginary. However, that doesn’t negate the real world value of insights we can glean from automatic writing, meditating or escaping into a book, film or television series during this voyage. Pisces isn’t asking us to make sense of any of it, let alone any major life decisions. Don’t! It simply wants to converse with us in a language that is poetic, spiritual and deeply rooted in the psyche. Mental Mercury will travel through Pisces from March 15th through April 3rd. But that transit may lack the grace and enchantment of this week’s aspects. For one thing, Mars will t-bone it on the 23rd, from Mercury-ruled Gemini. For another, as mentioned the Sun and Venus will leave astral Pisces for assertive Aries shortly after Mercury’s arrival. That having been said, Mercury’s visit, and especially its conjunction to Neptune on the 29th, may drop a few more doses of divination. Lastly, generous Jupiter will bring more groovy guidance when it transits the first decant of Pisces from May 13th – July 28th.