Venus enters Pisces
Venus enters Pisces at 11:47 PM PST Monday night, a gentle way to begin the New Year. Pisces is mutable water. The modern ruler of Pisces is Neptune. The traditional ruler is Jupiter. We can definitely see the sensitizing and ethereal influence of Neptune in the sign of Pisces. However, the expansive and compassionate nature of Jupiter is also innate to Pisces. Emotions rule the goddess of love when Venus enters Pisces. As we begin this New Year see how you can work to promote sensitivity and kindness in your world. Everything in astrology is a cycle. Pisces is the final sign of the Zodiac so there is always a sense of death and unraveling about the passage through this sign. Venus will Retrograde on March 4, 2017 in Aries and move back into Pisces on April 2nd. Pay attention to the part of your chart that Venus is traversing. See if you can bring a perspective of caring to those areas. And remember that Venus rules love and art. Allow yourself time to listen to music, enjoy painting and drawing, whether your own creations or those of others. And don’t forget the romance and letting go of Pisces. Sometimes you must sink beneath the waters of rationality and the concrete world into the illusions of the unconscious. As Venus enters Pisces let yourself spend some time in drift and daydream. If you want to improve your intuition, then you have to learn to be still and silent.
Mercury reenters Sagittarius
Mercury steps back into Sagittarius early Wednesday morning, at 6:16 AM, continuing on its Retrograde course until stationing Direct next Sunday. Mercury in Sagittarius is more idealistic than Mercury in Capricorn, and may have a tendency towards scattered energy and overlooking details. Friday night the Sun has its annual conjunction with Pluto. Sun/Pluto in Capricorn is all about power and authority, expect any precarious situations to come to a head. No difficult Void Moon’s to watch out for this week, just a very brief one in Aries on Friday from 10:41 AM to 12:18 PM. Happy New Year everyone!