Star Stuff: Sun in Pisces

Today (February 19), the Sun begins its enchanted voyage through Pisces, the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac. Calling all mermaids, mystics, musicians, and magicians! Oh, and the people who love them.

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Between now and March 20, the dreamy, healing Fish will govern the skies, amping up our imaginative powers and dropping a gauzy lens over our views of the world. Life is but a dream during this fantasy-fueled four-week phase. So much so that we must take extra care not to gloss over any glaring red flags or sweep unsavory issues under the rug. Pisces is actually symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. One is pointing us upwards, to our visionary selves; the other sends us down into the murky waters of our own shadows. This solar-powered month can bring deep healing for many people, but we have to be willing to dive into the choppy seas of our psyches. Pisces loves the highs and the lows and we might feel like we’re surfing between extremes. Remember that beauty often emerges from the underground too: Just visualize Pisces Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Kurt Cobain pioneering the grunge movement in Seattle, or Alexander McQueen’s legendary skull-embellished collections. Don’t be afraid to dig around in your own shadows and turn those crappy situations into cathartic art.

This Sun placement rings our awareness to our sense of oneness with everyone and everything around us. We feel like sponges, able to pick up all energy around us; this also makes us more sensitive and emotional. We are more drawn towards expressing ourselves in a creative or spiritual way.

For these 30 days, a more sensitive and compassionate mode of interacting prevails, which takes into account subtle emotions and secret depths. We might become more aware as well of the connection to the divine within each one of us. Nature, in her silence of preparation, participates in a sacred and meditative take on life at large that emphasizes the bigger picture contained within the simplistic details.

Music or energy healing gives us vitality and can heighten our own personal vibrations.  We need to slow down a little and listen to our intuition more fully — if we ignore our feelings and the subtle messages we are getting, we will most likely feel more anxious and somewhat frustrated. This could also be connected to the slow pace that our body or our surroundings are demanding of us.

The keyword here is “allowing”: as best as you can, be aware of what you are resisting, moment to moment, and create some space — allow it to be as it is. Notice when you are sensing someone else’s feelings rather than your own.

All this is especially true if you are a Leo or Pisces Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As a Pisces, you will feel a good dose of confidence and playfulness in the next four weeks; as a Leo your vitality will depend on allowing things to flow and being gentle with yourself.

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