The Pearls of Closure
And so we’ve reached the end of another year.
As Pisces dawns over the horizon the sun completes another journey through the zodiac and we submerge ourselves in the sign’s ethereal depths, diving for closure like pearls. Pisces is never quite what it seems, but this season may be particularly unusual. With this year’s cast of characters already dominating the skies, we feel less of the cosmic oneness the season typically commands and find ourselves instead in an uncanny realm where nothing remains unexamined.
The sun crosses the threshold on February 18th while traditional ruler Jupiter conspires with Uranus. Uranus has remained a driving force in this year’s astrology, continuing its reign of chaos in stability-loving Taurus. But in this aspect with the Greater Benefic, we may yet learn that scarcity is merely a state of mind. This becomes ever more clear as Mercury squares off with the Planet of Reform on the 26th: make a point to evaluate your priorities. Mercury rules commerce and trade, and while this aspect could indicate further supply chain issues or market restrictions, it may simply be that these measurements of abundance are antiquated. Instead of letting your knuckles go white in an attempt to right course, ask yourself which way the current flows. Jupiter, the King of Wealth and Generosity, remains in ethereal Pisces until May asking us to ride the changing tides without question. Instead of looking to the past for precedents — especially as we close out the heavy Capricorn influence of the last few years — we’ll need to be wholly present in our intuition and values to make judgements on security during this time.
The New Moon in Pisces reminds us of this divide between past, present, and future on March 2nd. As our inner and outer worlds align, we’re allowed a glimpse into the strange Uranian landscape ahead. Lunar transits always require an additional degree of flexibility as the subconscious swells and intuition attempts to steer us forward but this is a day to expect the unexpected. Yet trust may not be easy to come by: Mercury and Saturn in conceptual Aquarius demand justification, or at least validation, which may not yet be clear. Hours later, Shadow King Pluto eclipses both Mars and Venus, the masculine and…