Rediscovering Buoyancy

Posted by Amanda Painter

The Sun entered Pisces today, joining Mercury (which entered Pisces yesterday), Venus, Neptune and Chiron. On Friday, the asteroid Juno will join the pool party. You may be noticing that last week’s edginess is softening, or feel a sensation like pressure has finally equalized.

Partly this is a typical shift after any eclipse, but it’s being emphasized right now by the cluster of planets in Pisces.


Floating ice near Antarctica. Photo by Oliver Dodd.

I realize as I type this that it’s also possible all the current water-sign activity might have you feeling more sensitive, a little overwhelmed or even desiring some measure of escapism in the aftermath of last week’s tragic, horrific and maddening school shooting in Florida. If that’s the case, rather than withdrawing completely, you might see if you can call on all this Pisces energy to shift into a more creative mode. That can include tending to your self-care.

Over the weekend, the Sun and Mercury entered Pisces, one day apart. They join Venus and long-term visitors Nessus and Neptune. On Friday, the asteroid Juno will join the pool party. The movement from Aquarius to Pisces signals a shift in emphasis from the intellect to the emotions; from groups as a political structure to the collective as organically unified; from disruption and pattern-setting to visioning and moving toward that vision.

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Four Winds Report for Feb. 19, 2018

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Still newly in Pisces, the Sun today forms a sextile to Pholus in Capricorn. In creative terms this could help immensely: a relatively small-seeming idea providing the seed from which a whole new project may sprout. On the flip side, as always, there is a danger with Pholus of things getting out of hand.

Four Winds Report for Feb. 18, 2018

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The emphasis of the sky has now shifted from Aquarius to Pisces, with the entrance of Mercury followed by the Sun. This can allow the intuitive centers of our minds to open up like flowers in the spring. It’s important to find the balance between planting one’s feet in concrete and floating off into some misty etheric realm.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

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I am sure you could use some relief from the many responsibilities that have been placed on your shoulders the past three years, and the ones that you’ve taken on as a matter of choice. You did this because it was the thing to do, and I reckon that it actually was. In my reading of the charts, that condition is shifting.