The Sun enters the sign of Pisces on February 18th 9:43 a.m., Mountain Time. Pisces is a water sign and is associated with the healer, Neptune. Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and occurs just before Aries and the Spring Equinox, so it wraps up the astrological year. That makes sense because emotional Pisces is connected to spirituality, art, music and compassion. Pisces are often doctors, nurses, massage therapists, counsellors and clergy. They are here to help the world.
This month will bring some unusual and interesting planetary alignments. Venus and Mars are joining together in Capricorn now. Remember who is still in Capricorn, Pluto! So, on March 3rd both Venus and Mars conjunct Pluto. They are exactly at the same degree of 28 degrees Capricorn. For three planets to all be exactly at the same degree of the Zodiac is quite rare. I would give it one week surrounding March 3rd for the time we will feel it. Pluto is the major authority figure of all the planets. Venus and Mars will trigger off an event relating to people in positions of power. Mars is male and Venus is female, so there might be situations around fertility or the medical rights of women.
Then from March 16th through March 25th, Venus and Mars square or form a red line to Uranus, the radical of all the planets. Both Venus and Mars will have moved from Capricorn and will then be in Aquarius, a much more reactionary sign. I think we will see protests around women’s rights. On a personal level, these are amazing dates to renovate your surroundings or wardrobe. Do a purge of what you no longer enjoy.
About the visible planets, if you are an early riser, you are in luck because most of the visible planets are now in the predawn sky. You will need to get up about ½ hour before sunrise and have a clear eastern horizon to see them. Mountains in the way or clouds would totally block any planetary viewing.
If you do have a clear eastern horizon, you will see Venus, Mars and Saturn along the Ecliptic or the arc in the sky where the planets always travel. Venus is the brightest and Mars and Saturn are dimmer, but still visible. The Moon will join them all around February 26th. The Moon will function as a pointer to show more easily where the other planets are located. Enjoy the show!
See you in Aries and the Spring Equinox!