The sun enters Pisces February 18th. With the Spring equinox and the promise of redemptive new growth just around the corner, folks start to see the signs of winter’s end and begin dreaming of blue skies and warm days. Pisces is posi, dreamy, and idealistic. It can also be spacey. Last year at the very moment the sun moved into the first degree of Pisces I was hit by a car creeping carefully around a corner, while I was in full view of the driver who appeared to be staring right at me.
As a sign occurring at the end of a season, Pisces is a “mutable” sign. It carries the energy of dispersal. Whatever comes next, as long as it’s new! As a water sign, Pisces is deeply feeling and emotionally oriented. As the mutable water sign, Pisces is the ocean. The great oceanic Feeling that Freud refers to in his essays “Civilization and its Discontents” and “Future of an Illusion” is a pinnacle Pisces experience: feeling connected to everything and everyone. (Freud swears to not have the tiniest smidgen of such feelings, but the lady doth protest too much, methinks). Pisces is boundless, boundaryless, permeable. Pisces picks up other people’s feelings and mistakes them for their own, or maybe they really become their own, which is why they often become emotional wet-nurses to a gaggle of wounded friends and lovers.
Pisces is one of the three signs that were assigned a “new” or second planetary ruler when the three outer planets were discovered. Pisces’ main planetary ruler is Jupiter, planet of expansion. Pisces modern planetary ruler is Neptune, planet of poetry and escape. Both planets resonate with Pisces vibes which are expansively poetic, jubilant, and yearning for any escape from the mundane.
📷 kitazawa Shigeru