Pisces 19th Feb - 20th March
YOUR YEARLY HOROSCOPE 2016
Compared to most Sun signs Pisces should have
a relatively busy and eventful 2016. The emphasis
on your opposite sign of Virgo, and to a lesser extend
Capricorn, is urging you to reach out to others and not try
to go it alone. The combination of Neptune and the South Node,
especially around the autumn suggest you need to avoid escapist
tendencies at this time. The presences of Saturn in Sagittarius until the end of 2017 indicates that this is an important year in which you can reap what you’ve sown, but also a time to make considerable progress towards your goals and along your life path.
Saturn's influence in 2016
Saturn will be in Sagittarius until the end of 2017 and this is likely to prove significant time for your work, vocation, life path and dealings with those in positions of influence and authority. If you’ve been drifting, lacking focus and direction, resisting choosing one path over another, then perhaps it’s time to decide and commit yourself. Alternatively, if you’ve been patiently making your way along your chosen path then now could be a time of additional responsibilities, workload and recognition since with Saturn, we reap what we sow. Those who’ve been pursuing certain avenues, not out of personal choice but perhaps through external pressures or the need to please others, may have an opportunity to pursue a calling or direction more in keeping with their true, authentic self. This can also be a period in which you’ve to deal with people in positions of power and authority, which is only likely to prove problematic if you’ve been avoiding your responsibilities or have been less than honest in your attempts to get ahead. This Sagittarian emphasis is reinforced by the longer than usual presence of Mars in Sagittarius between March and May and again through August and September. With Mars retrograde from 17 April – 30 June, this would be a favourable period to review, reassess and revise your plans and projects and if necessary, move the goalposts. However, do be careful and avoid taking unnecessary risks or pushing too hard around the time Mars and Saturn meet on 24 August.
Jupiter's influence in 2016
Jupiter, your traditional planetary ruler, takes approximately twelve years to travel the twelve signs of the zodiac, spending roughly one year in each sign. Jupiter will be in your opposite sign of Virgo until September 2016 when it moves into Libra, where it will remain until October 2017. Since Virgo is the zone of your solar chart associated with other people, the presence of Jupiter here bodes well for relationships and your interactions with other people generally. This is a good time to meet new people, reconnect with old friends and for dealing with the public. The emphasis on Jupiter suggests you should be prepared to make an effort to get out and about, to make the first move and approach others rather than sit back and wait. Emotional and working partnerships are well starred, so be open to a new relationship or renewing an old one. With Jupiter meeting the North Node of the Moon in January, an opening concerning work, a relationship or a working relationship could turn up and should be given serious consideration at this time. The movement of Jupiter in to Virgo is good for getting help and support from others, financial and emotional, to help you achieve your goals.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2016
The Moon has two Nodes, the North Node and the South Node. The Nodes form an axis and are always opposite one another in the zodiac. The North Node of the Moon will be in your opposite sign of Virgo until May 2017 while the South Node will be in the sign opposite Virgo, Pisces, your Sun sign. The North Node acts like a sign post, pointing to an area to develop, exploit and where fulfillment, favourable circumstance and opportunities await you. The influence of the North Node is beneficial and similar to that of Jupiter, also in Virgo and with two favourable indicators pointing towards the area of your solar chart associated with others, the public in general and relationships in particular, make the most of the astrological weather and reach out to others. The South Node is considered a place of release, where you need to let go, reduce rather than expand and is associated with the past and where we’re coming from as opposed to the North Node, which points to the future. Therefore, rather than trying to go it alone, this would be a time to team up with others but also be prepared to let others, set the agenda, call the shots and sit in the driving seat.
One of the reasons the Moon’s Nodes are considered important in astrology is because when a new or full Moon falls near one of the Nodes, it becomes a super full or new Moon, otherwise known as an eclipse. Eclipses are one of the most powerful astrological indicators of change. The solar eclipse in March falls in Pisces, your Sun sign, as does the lunar eclipse in September, which points to significant personal and psychological change and the emergence of a new you. The solar eclipse at the beginning of September falls in your opposite sign of Virgo, the area of your solar chart associated with your more important interactions and dealings with others. Since eclipse activity is highlighting this area of your solar chart, it is important to be open to changes on the relationship front and to be prepared to compromise, cooperated and become more closely, more emotionally and perhaps intimately, involved with others.
Uranus's influence in 2016
Uranus will be in Aries throughout 2016. Since Aries is the zone of your solar chart associated with money, possessions and your personal resources, finances may be subject to ups and downs and some sources of income may be unpredictable and unexpected. Sources of income could also be connected with new technology, ideas or metaphysical subjects. Be open to using new forms of money, payment methods or financial institutions in 2016. You may have many progressive, creative, money making ideas and discover new usual, innovative ways to generate funds. Nevertheless, be discreet about your sources and ideas and don’t overextend yourself too much until you’re sure you’re onto a winner.
Pluto's influence in 2016
Pluto will be in Capricorn for several years to come and its presence here is likely to correspond, over a period of several years, to significant, irrevocable, longterm changes for you on the social front and within your immediate circle of friends and associates. You may meet some intriguing, intense and demanding individuals from different, social, cultural or economics backgrounds from your own who cause you to reassess your priorities, views and values. You may get involved with an influential group or society of likeminded individuals. While you should be prepared to take a more prominent role within your tribe, avoid been seen to be taking sides or getting involved in power plays and politics. With Jupiter and Pluto in harmony around mid-March and again at the end of June, make the most of opportunities to get out and about socially around these times.
Neptune's influence in 2016
The presence of Neptune in Pisces is a little puzzling and difficult to decipher. Neptune has an affinity with Pisces, your Sun sign, and so seems to feel more at home in Pisces than most Sun signs. Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2016 and it’s less positive side conveys a similar message to the South Node of the Moon, also in Pisces and discussed above. Combined, Neptune and the South Node can give a desire to escape the mundane, routine and restrictive aspects of daily life as well as our responsibilities and commitments. Escape can take many forms, such as escaping into a world of fantasy and imagination, self-anesthesia through drugs, alcohol and too much TV, or renouncing the world and going into retreat. While you may want to tune out occasionally in 2016, try to keep it to a minimum. You also need to avoid taking on the difficulties, problems or suffering of others too much. This not the year to become a martyr or make endless sacrifices for others. With Neptune and the South Node in Pisces throughout 2016, the message appears to be for you to engage as fully as possible with the world and with others, to make changes in little ways with small steps rather than trying to fix everything at once. Be especially mindful this autumn when Neptune and the South Node meet and form a stressful aspect with Saturn in Sagittarius. This could represent a testing time, a reality check in which challenges you to articulate and give form to your goals and aspirations. This is only likely to prove uncomfortable if you’ve harbored impractical or unrealistic ideas. However, if you’re prepared to roll up your sleeves and get creative, then you should get a chance to take a step closer to making your dreams a reality.
Mercury Retrograde Periods in 2016
Mercury’s retrograde periods occur roughly thee times a year for three weeks each time. Mercury will be retrograde, appearing to move backwards when view from earth, on four occasions in 2016: From 05 January - 24 January, 28 April - 22 May, 30 August - 22 September and 19 December - 08 January 2017. When Mercury is retrograde it’s prudent to hold-your-horses and take a less-is-more, wait-and-see approach to what’s going on. Avoid the tendency to cut corners, be economical with the truth or skip the small print. This is a good time to review, revise and reassess your priorities and agenda. When Mercury is retrograde, take a step back so to take two steps forward later. Also, keep an eye on electronic devices and equipment which are more likely to play up or disappear. Between 05 January - 24 January a misunderstanding with a colleague or someone you know socially could make life complicated so avoid rumor, gossip and office politics around this time and stay sober when discussing confidential information. During the period between 28 April - 22 May, travel plans could be subject to delays, detours and misdirection so get into the habit of double-checking your itinerary in advance and leaving early. Between 30 August - 22 September is an important time for relationships and important personal interactions with others. Between 19 December - 08 January 2017, like the early part of the year, it may be better to remain silent and listen than spill the beans.