The week begins with the Sun in a close conjunction to Chiron — the last of many such events that takes place with Chiron in Pisces. While this aspect verges on too deep for words, much less a horoscope column, I will do my best. When existence is lived consciously, it can have a perilous, delicate, vulnerable feeling.
The New Moon this week is pivotal, acting as a kind of checkpoint for reviewing the eight-year sojourn of Chiron through your sign, and hopefully giving you a glimpse forward into life after Chiron enters Aries. For you, this may feel particularly like renewal, to the point of a metaphorical rebirth. That situation could take time to develop fully. In the meantime, consider this a reasonable moment to give thanks, raise a glass and celebrate what you’ve accomplished.
This week’s aspects will bring out the best in you. We are nearing the end of Chiron in Pisces, which has driven your growth, maturity and awareness for the past seven years. Saturn has successfully passed through your 10th house, demanding that you take total responsibility for your affairs. You are still learning; though you’ve learned a lot, and now is the time to put that experience to use.
The period since your traditional ruler Jupiter entered your 9th house has been a sort of living experiment in how much you can achieve, and how much progress you can make, in a really short space of time. For you, this retrograde phase is unlikely to be merely about reflection and review. It’s far more probable that you’re being called to shift gears, and to spend more time getting your message disseminated on a wider scale.
Your chart is still reverberating from last week’s Full Moon in your opposite sign Virgo. The Sun is now at the midpoint of Pisces, and is still close to Neptune, which is providing you with energy and motivation. And as of Monday, there remains a triple conjunction of Mercury, Venus and Chiron in your sign.
This week’s astrology is an invitation for you to be unapologetic about who you are. This is no time for obfuscations, half-truths, or compromises. You must be yourself, wholly and gloriously. There will always be people who think it’s cool to act unimpressed, or who confuse self-fulfillment or self-esteem with an ego trip; by now, I am sure you know this is rubbish.
You’re probably getting the message to up your game on the financial front, though the first thing to remember about finances is that they’re connected to everything. In astrology there are two houses connected to the money that you earn, rather than what comes to you through inheritance, and both are in the spotlight. Saturn in Capricorn is encouraging you to make a structural review of where your money comes from.
In astrology, the 12th house is the one that is usually said to correspond with yours, the 12th sign. This is the most mysterious house, which is about all things invisible, and not available to the normal senses. How have your dreams been? Have you noticed that you’re doing some kind of deep working out?
Today’s eclipse would seem to be the latest in a series of events that basically add up to a rebirthing process for you. The last solar eclipse, back in August, perhaps first clued you in that some of the habits you’d held over from the past were no longer serving their purpose. Our coping mechanisms are really astonishing, but they have a use-by date.
The bigger your plans, the more they may evoke your insecurities. This is typical even of high achievers, though you may want to gain some insight into the issue. Consider two possibilities: one is that you’re confusing your potential success with your self-worth. This is easy to do, in a world where little attention is paid to human factors (such as feelings).
You will likely move further on your journey toward a better understanding of yourself by making a conscious decision to act in ways that honor who you are. This is somewhat about upholding the values you cherish. However, it would also seem that how you participate in your community and environment may provide you with an important clue to what’s going on behind the scenes.