Pisces the Fishes in 2005
Hard Work and the Clink of Dollars
It's the heavenly giants that set the trends for you this year.
Jupiter, the lord of fortune makes you hungry. You'll hear the clink
of dollars and want more. Saturn, the measurer of effort calls for
hard work as he enters solar sixth house after the midyear. It'll
be nose to the grindstone and close attention to healthcare from
thereon in. Uranus has the pedal to the metal, making you restless
and urging you to see yourself and your situation in a new way.
Last but not least, Pluto the underworld lord brings powerful decisions
that call you to take authority in your dealings and set your own
course. It's a big year for the Fishes.
The mood is restless for the Fishes as Uranus continues to bring
dramatic change, the radical shift and the unexpected development
to your sign. Uranus reverses the condition of things, alters the
state of life and awakens the mind and heart to new possibilities
and perspectives. Change will catch you like a wave in the coming
years as the unexpected challenges you to meet its surprising demands.
For some, change will take you in mid-stride while others will consciously
decide on change in accordance with inner urges. There may be surprise
developments that alter the way you think or shock events that alter
your course. Exciting times, but they require adjustment. The revolutions
of Uranus are never a comfort zone as new ideas and new ways revise
your perspective on your relationship with yourself and with the
wider community. However, because your own sign is involved, there
can be new creative or spiritual influences that play a part in
this, but there can also be losses, sorrows or change on a scale
you must learn to accept.
Love and Money
Jupiter, the lord of fortune is in Libra and your solar eighth
house as the year begins. Money may be a driving concern and opportunities
to extend credit facilities or to benefit through investment or
inheritance will be there. Push ahead, but don't push too far.
It's easy for the Fishes to want too much. If you indulge you'll
pay the price but a calculated risk backed by good advice and
good support will pay a dividend. Keep a close eye on the eclipse
cycle and also the first passage of retrograde Mercury. You would
be best advised to err on the side of caution during these periods.
It's timing not volume that will get you what you want. Jupiter
moves from Libra into Scorpio on October 26th shifting the cycle
of interests and concerns. See the bigger picture from there.
What's happening in the world should be the major influence on
where you go financially. Find the right risk and take it. You
can make a canny investment till the last week of October. From
there, fortune could favour you with a gamble of another kind.
When Jupiter moves to Scorpio, he encourages study, overseas travel
and a broader more philosophical view, urging you Fishes toward
new horizons, literal and metaphorical. Some will cross the frontiers
of the mind by study, expanding knowledge and skills. This may
be to prepare for a career change or simply out of general interest.
Others will be attending the 'university of life', opening up
to a wider picture. There may be developing associations or companionship
with people of status, those of other cultures and those of academic
standing. There can be a better 'all round' sense of the world
you live in as a result of this transit. Jupiter in Scorpio creates
an intense desire to understand things at a deeper level. You
may travel to find powerful or life-changing experiences. Some
will seek exotic or erotic relationships to fulfill yourselves
more deeply. You will want to know!
In matters romantic, Jupiter in your solar eighth house will give
things an erotic flavour. For those in a partnership, you may
feel charged, wanting to explore a different side of yourself
and your relationship with passionate intensity. Encourage your
lover to unleash the 'beast' in you. Find the unexplored depths
in your opposite number. However, you will need to treat this
period with care and insight. While some will explore new dimensions
with their loved ones, others may be dissatisfied. Be careful
that you examine what it is you really want and do not have before
you make any changes. Don't become involved in secret activities
unless you're sure you can and want to keep a secret.
Singles may be drawn to experience something passionate and intense.
Some of you will be driven to find what it is that makes you tick.
Others may want to seek pleasure at all costs. In the end, you
will do what you must do. Just be mindful that there are risks
with intimacy that are every bit as edgy as risks with money.
The more you risk, the more you can lose as well as win. Remember
that the driving force of Jupiter in Libra is to know the 'other
side' of yourself, the one that can't emerge without deep and
Dealings with authority or with people in power or with status
will be an intense arena this year. Some of you may form intimate
attachments driven by position, wealth or power while others may
just fantasize about doing so. Conversely, you may want to drive
a loved one to be successful. You may have to ask yourself if
it's beyond your wildest dreams that you want to go or is it just
beyond their capacity. The eighth house thrives through wealth
and erotic power but it grows wise with insight. Don't forget
to ask yourself why you want what you want. After all, there is
a reason! Whether single or in a partnership, you can emerge from
this period with deep and well-rounded self-understanding as well
as money and sexual fulfillment.
Don't leap into any rash entanglements in December, either emotionally
or financially. Judgement may be flawed. Situations may not be
what they appear. On Christmas Eve, Venus the goddess turns retrograde
in Aquarius and your solar twelfth house, conjoining with Chiron
the wounded healer as she does so. There may be changes in relationships,
especially with women. Someone may pass out of your life for a
time. Someone from the past may come back into your life. There
may be someone who needs care and attention or someone who may
give these to you. You may be chasing someone or something that
cannot be obtained. You may form a secret liaison or friendship.
There may be a teacher or companion who comes into your life to
bring healing or spiritual knowledge. This can be a 'lost' time
or a time of profound spiritual or emotional change. You may have
to deal with people or issues from the past. Relationships with
women may be at the core of this.
Home and Family
For some, home life will be subject to change because of changes
with vocation or life path. You may have to move or experience
unsettlement to find what you are looking for. There may be a
separation or an end with a cycle of family involvement. Such
an ending will bring a new beginning for this is a transformational
cycle that you are involved in. You may still be searching rather
than secure as the year gets underway. For some, loved ones will
be around but location may be the issue. For others, you may have
what you want in terms of security but still be looking for the
special someone or the vocation that calls you. If the question
is where to live, perhaps it's tied to what you truly want to
Work and Health
Chiron the wounded healer crosses an important threshold as
he moves into Aquarius and your solar twelfth house, at first
from February 21st until August 1st and then from December 6th
onwards into the next years. This marks a turning point for you
to embrace your creative or spiritual gifts by learning new skills
and practices that put such gifts to work. Buy a set of tarot
cards. Learn astrology. Begin to practice meditation or healing.
Work with crystals or essential oils. Study herbalism or massage
or feng shui. Enroll in a course. Find a teacher. You will need
to develop any latent skills and get in touch with the hidden
side of your nature. Someone new or unusual may come into your
life, to teach you and to help you set a new course. Watch for
opposition from a hidden source. Pay attention to health. If you've
been struggling, is there something beneath the surface you haven't
seen that may be the unrecognized or undiagnosed source of problems?
Look deep. You have hidden spiritual and creative wealth. Find
out how to use it.
On July 16th, Saturn, measurer of effort moves into the sign of
Leo and your solar sixth house, catching the tail of Chiron the
wounded healer in Aquarius and your solar twelfth house. This
is a landmark shift for the Fishes. Daily routines and general
healthcare will need more attention than you've been inclined
to give them in the past. You may have to deal with changed health
conditions. Don't try to minimize the impact or import of health
needs by ignoring them or playing them down. Be specific, practical
and immediate in your effort to put things right. Put new regimes
of healthcare or self-nurture in place when necessary. If you
need to change what you do because of health requirements then
do so. Be active and dynamic with health regimes. Creative and
physical expression will help to lift your spirits and fit you
Some of you will have increased workload or a new line of work.
This may see you operating in a more solitary capacity than usual.
Some of you may undertake a new creative project while others
will go into business. Either way, time and effort in quantity
will be required for what you're doing. It will be important to
balance the demands of work with changed healthcare requirements.
Don't focus on work at the expense of health. For some, work routines
will need to be structured while for others there will be a higher
organizational content in what you do. Take charge of what goes
on. Dealings with older people or those in authority may be part
and parcel of the daily routine.
This is a year for dealings and negotiations. Jupiter favours
you in all that you do but you will have to step up to the mark,
take authority in your situation and deal with those in authority.
Focus on the scheme, the plan and the vision. There are powerful
decisions to be made about where your life is going and what path
is important. Warrior Mars, Mercury the messenger and Venus the
goddess are in the sign of Sagittarius and your solar tenth house,
Mercury and Venus conjoined with Pluto, the underworld lord. There
will be potent connections and severances. Important communications
will change the context or the content of your thinking. You may
have dealings with powerful or influential people. For some, this
will be the arena for a new romantic involvement. Be careful what
you take on. For others, powerful people may provide new connections
and opportunities. Think ahead. See the wider picture. You may
feel impatient but you will lose more by failing to take the wider
circumstances into account than by waiting a little extra time.
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times a
year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time
of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements,
travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The
breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention,
simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often
bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned
for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for
such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making
or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to
miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to
come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde
phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us
with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements
at these times! What you think you've said and what others have
understood will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury's first reverse motion cycle comes in the sign of Aries
and your solar second house, beginning on March 20th. You may
need to examine your personal spending and your financial situation
as a whole for Mercury here turns retrograde in opposition to
giant Jupiter. Pare down your expenses. Look at your budget. Target
what you really want and work for it. This is not a time to waste
money on accumulating things for their own sake. Don't make major
financial decisions at this time. They could prove costly. Review
matters. Start again. This cycle ends on April 12th.
Mercury's second retrograde cycle begins on July 23rd in the sign
of Leo and your solar sixth house. Watch health conditions at
this time. Treat minor problems and be careful of work related
accidents. You may have to revise your work schedules. Relations
with co-workers could be strained or subject to change. You may
find yourself with extra work to do. You may need to go back over
what you've done and make changes. You may need to adjust your
approach with either work or health. The cycle ends on August
The final reverse motion cycle comes on November 14th in Sagittarius
and your solar tenth house. There may be difficult dealings with
authority. You may need to stand your ground and yet negotiate
to sort things out. You may need to review your status or make
important career decisions. Contemplation and frank discussion
are the ways forward. You may be at odds with someone important
to you or find that an important connection is disrupted or changed
unexpectedly. Be patient. Look at your position. Don't let frustration
be your guide. This cycle ends on December 4th. Examine the bigger
Your New Moon comes on March 10th, bringing some tension with
Pluto but harmony with Mars and Saturn. You can break on old pattern
and set something new in motion at a deeply personal level. Develop
friendships or associations that help to carry through your plans.
Break free from controlling or controlled determination about
who and what you are supposed to be. Set a new course.
Your Full Moon comes on September 18th with testing aspects to
Pluto, the underworld lord. There may be clashes with authority.
You and a partner or close associate may test each other's authority.
There may be disagreements or strong words. You may be at odds
with someone about the best way to do something. Negotiate. Talk
things through rather than letting the temperature rise.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end
of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern
of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls.
Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations with
people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters of
home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
There is a Solar Eclipse on April 8th, coming at the New Moon
in Aries and your solar second house. Watch expenses coming up
to this time. Something may balloon out or cost more than you
anticipated. You may have to change your spending pattern because
of changed earnings. Watch the budget keenly.
A Lunar Eclipse comes at the Full Moon in Scorpio and your solar
ninth house on April 24th. There may be changes or delays with
legal matters, a course of study or overseas travel plans. Relations
with in-laws may alter or be affected by a change of circumstance.
There may be surprises or unexpected developments with the bigger
picture of your life.
There is a Solar Eclipse on October 3rd at the New Moon in Libra
and your solar eighth house. There may be an end to a cycle with
your financial involvements. Mortgages or credit arrangements
may need to be changed. You may find that your financial condition
is returned to a previous state. There may simply be delays with
payments that need to be met. You will need to watch expenditure
coming into this period.
A Lunar Eclipse comes with the Full Moon in the sign of Aries
and your solar second house on October 17th. There may be a realization
about your financial state. Unexpected expenses could alter the
financial picture. You may need to review the budget because of
a change in your money situation. There may be a shift in values
because of changes to your financial state.
Warrior Mars turns retrograde in Taurus and your solar third
house on October 1st. This could be a tricky period with regard
to communications and business dealings as well as travel and
mobility. Transport or vehicles could be problematic. This may
be an 'accident prone' period so take extra care with travelling.
Communications systems could fail you. You may have troubled or
interrupted dealings with neighbours or siblings. As Mars moves
backwards, you may face delay or obstruction. There can be frustration
with taking action or initiative. Hidden anger may be an issue,
either for yourself or in those you're dealing with. You may have
contact with difficult or hostile people, especially males. Negotiate
such situations carefully or avoid them altogether if you can.
The roots of any clashes will be conflicting value systems or
simply an obstructive nature.
You may feel frustrated or unable to move ahead as you wish to
at this time. Step back from difficulties or obstacles and have
a good long look at your action style and approach. Revise your
methods. For those in business, you may need to go over old ground
and start again from the beginning with a scheme or a project.
You may meet with unexpected competition or rivalry in your efforts.
There may be arguments or altercations in which you become unwittingly
involved. Just take care and try to work around any incidents
of this nature. 'Softly, softly' is the required approach. Don't
hesitate to take a time out with any important work or tasks that
you're involved in. Accept delay with grace. The first fortnight
of November is a testing period. Watch travel and communications.
The unexpected may delay or frustrate your efforts. Take especial
care with fire, water or chemicals. The first three weeks of December
may be a difficult time to get things in perspective or exercise
clear judgement. Avoid long term decisions. Don't trust blind
instinct. This is not a good time for risks or going to extremes.
Patience will win the day where rashness will lose it.