Looks like a healthy and successful year ahead, Pisces. Enjoy. There are no long-term planets in stressful alignment with you this year, so health and energy will be good. With enhanced energy, all kinds of things are possible that weren’t possible before. More on this later.
You were born with an interest in spiritual things, but this interest, this focus, has got much stronger in recent years. Neptune, your ruling planet, has been in your own sign since 2012. Moreover, your 12th house of spirituality gained power last year and is still powerful in the year ahead. So, this is a year for enhanced ESP, enhanced dream life, and supernormal kinds of experiences. By now you should be used to these things. More details on this later.
You are beginning a multi-year cycle of prosperity this year. This is not the full-blown cycle – that will happen at the end of the year – but it is a foretaste of things to come. More on this below.
There are four eclipses this year. Two of them occur in your 10th house of career – the lunar eclipse of May 26 and the solar eclipse of December 4. Thus there are shake-ups going on in the career. These shake-ups seem positive, as barriers are getting blasted away. There will be much career success this year. Details below.
Uranus has been in your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests for a couple of years, and will be there for many more years to come. Your taste in reading is changing. It is more eclectic. You favour books on science, astronomy, astrology and spirituality. (Your reading tastes are unusual.) For students below college level this transit tends to show changes of schools or changes of educational plans. Probably there are internal shake-ups in the school you attend as well.
Pluto has been in your 11th house of friends for many years – since 2008. This would show more friends – and good ones – coming into the picture this year. They can be from foreign lands or people you meet at school or your place of worship. More on this later.
Your major areas of interest this year will be the body and image; communication and intellectual interests; friends, groups and group activities; and spirituality.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment are home and family; spirituality (until May 14 and from July 29 to December 30); and the body and image (from May 14 to July 29 and December 30 onwards).
(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both these perspectives were identical. But these days there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health, as we mentioned, is good this year. There are no long-term planets in stressful alignment with you. Your empty 6th house shows that you have no need to overly focus on health. As the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’.
Your challenge this year will be to use your extra energy in right and proper ways – in constructive ways. Health and energy are great blessings, but often get misused. People often indulge in practices that will cause problems later on.
Good though your health is, you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):
A diagram of foot reflexology points for the year ahead. Caption reads:
- The feet are always important for you, Pisces, as your sign rules this area. Regular foot massage – see our chart above – should be a part of your normal health regime. You not only strengthen the feet but the entire body as well. Foot whirlpool baths are also good. There are all kinds of gadgets, which are not expensive, on the market that do these things automatically. This would be a good investment for you.
- The heart is also always important for Pisces. Your health planet, the Sun, rules this area. The important thing with the heart is to avoid worry and anxiety, the two emotions that stress it out. Cultivate faith and trust.
- Jupiter will move into your sign temporarily, from May 14 to July 29. This is just a flirtation; on December 30 he will move in for the long term. This is basically a happy transit, but from a health perspective it can indicate undue weight gain. You will need to watch your weight this period, and all of next year.
Women of childbearing age become more fertile under this transit as well. Next year more so than this year.
The Sun, your health planet, is a fast-moving planet, moving through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope in any given year. Thus, there are many short-term health trends that depend on where the Sun is and the aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
When the health planet is so fast moving it shows that your health needs are constantly changing. Also, the therapies that work for you also constantly change. There are no set solutions. Things that work one month might not be effective the next.
However, there are some things we can say that apply in a general way. The Sun generically rules fun, creativity and children. Thus, it is important to stay creative. Blockages here could be a root cause of problems. A creative hobby – something you do for the sheer joy of it – would not only be fun, but therapeutic as well. Also, it is important to have good relations with your children or the children figures in your life. If problems arise, God forbid, restore harmony as quickly as you can. It’s also important to enjoy your life. Avoid depression like the plague.
Joy is a powerful healing force, and many healings have happened just by watching slapstick movies and belly laughing. If you feel under the weather, a night out on the town can often do more than a visit to the doctor.
Your health is good this year but there will be periods when your health and energy are less easy than usual. This is nothing to be alarmed about. It is just the impact of short-term planets. Their effects are temporary and not trends for the year. When the stressful transits pass, your normally good health and energy return.
Home and Family
Your 4th house of home and family is not prominent this year. This has been the case for many years. The tendency will be to the status quo. Actually this is good, in that you seem basically content with things as they are and have no need to pay undue attention or make dramatic changes here.
Your family planet is Mercury, a very fast-moving planet. Thus, there are many short-term trends here that depend on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. Your 4th house will also wax and wane in strength depending on the movements of the short-term planets. These trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
There will be a solar eclipse in your 4th house on June 10. This will bring dramas in the family and perhaps repairs in the home.
Mercury does double duty in your chart. He is your family planet and your love planet. This would show a strong connection between the love and social life and the home and family situation. When things are going well at home the love life goes well and vice versa. It would also show that you are someone who socializes from home and with family members. You would tend to make the home as much a social centre as a home.
The North Node of the Moon will be in your 4th house all year. This is a positive signal. You’re enjoying the family and your domestic situation. There is a sense of fulfilment about these activities.
One of the parents or parent figures in your life could move this year, but next year is more likely. The marriages of both parent figures will get tested by the eclipses of May 26, June 10 and December 4.
Siblings or sibling figures might not formally move, but they are nomadic. Perhaps they have a home in ‘name only’. Their home is everywhere – wherever fancy dictates. The social life is good but marriage is not advisable. If they are already married the marriage is being severely tested.
Children or children figures have wonderful job opportunities, but the home and family situation is quiet and stable this year. Grandchildren (if you have them), or those who play that role in your life, are likely to move this year but it is a complicated situation – there’s a lot of back and forth and delays involved.
Finance and Career
This year you’re entering a multi-year cycle of prosperity and career success. You’re feeling only the beginnings this year – from May 14 to July 29 – but next year the cycle begins in earnest.
Jupiter’s entry into your sign on May 14 brings the good life. You travel more. You eat in good restaurants. You wear nice clothes. You enjoy the pleasures of the body. Whether you have money in the bank or not doesn’t really matter. You live ‘as if’ you do. You live to a higher standard than usual. (And the Cosmos supplies for this.)
But Jupiter’s move into your sign also boosts the career, as he is your career planet. Thus, you discover you have the favour of bosses, authority figures, parents and parent figures – and even the government. They are supportive. They are devoted to you. Career opportunities – happy ones – will come to you; you won’t have to run after them. You have the image of success and people see you that way. You dress and present yourself that way.
This year those of you born early in the sign of Pisces (February 19–23) will feel this effect most strongly, but next year all of you will feel this.
Jupiter is powerful in the sign of Pisces. By classical astrology he rules the sign. He is comfortable there; it’s his natural home. So, prosperity and career success should be abundant.
Jupiter spends most of this year in Aquarius, your 12th house. This favours a spiritual-type career (and many of you have these). But even if you are in a worldly career, you spend a lot of time involved with pro bono and charitable activities. Though you do this altruistically, you will find that it benefits the career as well. This transit can also be read as spirituality – your spiritual growth and practice – being the real and actual career, the real mission in the year ahead.
Jupiter in the sign of Aquarius favours the use of technology – the online world – in furthering the career. Your technological expertise is an important factor in success.
Mars is your financial planet. He is relatively fast moving and during the year he will move through nine different signs and houses of your Horoscope. There are many short-term financial trends that depend on where Mars is and the kinds of aspects he receives, which are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Love and Social Life
Your 7th house of love and romance is not a house of power this year. Basically, it is empty, with only short-term planets moving through there and their impact is temporary. This tends to the status quo. Singles will most likely remain single and those who are married will most likely remain married. This can be read as a good thing. You seem satisfied with things as they are and have no need to pay undue attention here.
Of course, there will be periods where the love life is more active than usual. There will be times when singles are meeting romantic prospects. But these times are caused by the transits of the short-term planets. They are temporary and not trends for the year.
Your love planet Mercury is a fast-moving planet, as we have said. Excepting the Moon, he is the fastest of all the planets and during the course of a year he will move through every sign and house of your Horoscope. Thus, there are many short-term trends in love that depend on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Mercury’s motion is erratic. Sometimes he speeds through three signs and houses of your chart in a single month, racing like a hare. Sometimes he slows down. Sometimes he stands still and sometimes he goes backwards. A pretty apt description of your love life.
With such a fast-moving planet ruling your love life, your needs in love can change rapidly. Perhaps people see you as fickle – or difficult to please. But this is just your nature.
Mercury will go retrograde three times this year – the norm for Mercury. This happens from January 30 to February 20, May 29 to June 21 and from September 27 to October 17. These are not times to make important love decisions. Relationships can seem to go backwards instead of forwards. The social judgement is not up to its usual standards. It’s best to use these periods to gain clarity about your love life and about a specific relationship. Perhaps there are ways to improve things. When Mercury starts moving forward again, you’ll be in a better position (mentally) to make a good decision.
Your 11th house of friends is prominent this year and this has been the case since 2008. There has been a purging of your social circle. The Cosmos has been weeding out the wheat from the chaff. You might have fewer friends, but the ones that you have are good ones. Cosmically speaking, you’re giving birth to the friendships of your dreams. The ideal. New births are generally messy. There is a lot of blood and gore. But the result is good.
You have been under strong spiritual influences for many years now. This year even more so. Your 12th house of spirituality is ultra powerful, and on May 14 Jupiter will join Neptune in your sign. Your challenge is not spirituality but keeping both feet on the ground this year. Strong spiritual influences can make a person dreamy and forgetful. If one is not careful, one lives more in the spiritual world than in the material one. Visions can happen at any time and in any place. You don’t want this when you’re driving or doing physical work. It can lead to accidents or injury.
So, make it part of your spiritual practice to be mindful in the physical realm. There is plenty of time and opportunity for dreams, meditation and visions, plenty of time to contemplate the beauties of the spiritual world. But while you’re in the body, mindfulness is necessary. Focus on what you’re doing. Stay in your body. This too is very spiritual – but in a different way. It is also safer.
For many years now Neptune, the most spiritual of the planets, has been in your 1st house, his own sign. The body is becoming ever more refined and spiritualized. It is a sensitive receiving instrument. This, when understood properly, is a great gift. It is excellent for the healer, doctor or parent. You would feel what the patient is going through – feel their problem – and zoom into the solution. However, if this is not understood this can be most painful. You feel psychic vibrations ‘as if’ they were physical. You feel them as sensations in the body. For example, those hunger pangs that you feel – are they you or are they coming from the people around you? That pain in the chest – is it a heart condition or are you picking it up from the ether?
It’s very important to be around positive uplifting kinds of people. Negative people will not only drag you down but will create actual physical pain.
It is also important to take a more impersonal attitude to the body. Don’t identify with every sensation. Observe them. See the body as a ‘registering instrument’ and don’t take it too personally. This will save a lot of heartache and trips to the doctor. Additionally, avoid drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs. Your body can overreact to these things. Really you don’t need these things to get high. Go into meditation and get naturally high without taking any substance.
It is not just your body that is getting spiritualized these days. Your friendships – your social circle – is being spiritually elevated as well. You’re attracting more spiritual friends who will help you in your practice and understanding. (And, in many cases, you will be helping them.)
Your career, your life work, is also becoming more spiritualized. Just making money and being successful in a worldly way is not going to cut it. You need something more meaningful. As we mentioned, this often leads to a spiritual-type career or to a worldly career with much involvement with charities or good causes on the side.
The esoteric, philosophical side of astrology is a valid spiritual path these days. It is also beneficial to study the scientific side of spirituality – and there is a science to it.