Venus moves into Pisces for an extended stay tomorrow morning. In Pisces, Venus is what’s traditionally known as ‘exalted’ — which is another way of saying ‘very much at home’. Amy Elliott suggests that with a little faith and willingness, Venus in Pisces could offer deep healing and seeds of fresh growth.
This morning sees two events of interest happening almost simultaneously. First, at 4:23 am EST (09:22:54 UTC), Mars enters Pisces. Then, 93 minutes later, Mercury stations retrograde in mid-Capricorn. These are two seemingly separate events related by this unusual synchronicity. What they have in common is the theme of honesty.
This week we’re on an amended schedule due to it being a holiday week in the U.S. We will have Planet Waves FM on Tuesday and your monthly horoscope on Wednesday. Meanwhile, today the Sun enters Sagittarius. This is the sign of mutable fire; it’s light, airy, bouncy and adventurous. The Sagittarians we know and love are likely to have at least a smidge of that energy about them, carrying it like a refreshing breeze.
Something about these nights of the year shifts our relationship to death and decay. While you’re alive, that means growth, evolution and transformation. Yet then there’s the reality of the ultimate fate of everyone incarnate. Nobody can live fully without a conscious relationship to death. It serves as an essential anchor to one’s maturity.
Mars has been big news all year, as it went through its retrograde in Scorpio and Sagittarius. Now Mars is well beyond those signs, in mid-Capricorn, and it’s about to meet up with Pluto — the longtime dweller and agent of change. Eric writes that this may encourage some people around you to go on a wee power trip.
As I write, Mercury is working its way out of late Virgo as it completes its second shadow phase. That relates to the recent retrograde (Aug. 30 through Sept. 22). It’s still covering the same ground as when it was retrograde, and making similar aspects. There was something special about this past Mercury retrograde, and now we’re getting it in replay.