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Pisces 2023 - Universal Deep Water Spirits
Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
March features the water sign Pisces, where we take a look back and harvest the fruits of our past year’s labor. We can feel a deeper, vaster view of a greater good for all and more ideal ways to live, individually and collectively.
Pisces symbolizes the sector of our reality where we experience the light and power of a broader, more impersonal motive and a deeper compassion for our common humanity. It’s where we experience the universal human conditions in the vast ocean of collective consciousness. In the Northern Hemisphere it’s the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring, which kicks off at the Vernal Equinox at 2:24 pm PDT, 9:24 pm GMT on March 20.
In the Southern Hemisphere, March begins the entry into Autumn. So both Equinoctal points, when the initiating signs of Aries and Libra begin, mark the time of a shift of seasons. Both are initiating signs, and so "down under" they're preparing for a harvest after the fertile time of their Summer.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the light force will grow and the days will get longer for the next 3 months. This reverses in the Southern Hemisphere. If you’re wondering how I reconcile the seemingly opposing energies between the hemispheres, when you’re done here please revisit yesterday's article, The Mirroring of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere Year Cycles in Astrology. It may help readers “down under” see how the important points of seasonal change, though opposite in physical manifestation, actually have similar challenges at each point of shift.
In the North, during March many old forms die while new ones come forth as the inner planets move into Aries. In the South, during March many old forms fulfill themselves while showing the entry into the harvest time. So regardless of which hemisphere you're in, take one last look back even as you enter another reality.
As Aries represents initiative and renewal, like all Cardinal signs, both hemispheres can expect new vision, new truths, new adventures, and new horizons already beckoning. So we all should get ready to cut loose and enjoy the ride!
How Strong Is Pisces in March 2023?
At this time in history, the generic atmosphere, the collective consciousness that Neptune symbolizes, is very Piscean in general due to that planet being in its home sign since April 2011. We also got a long wave series of Pisces cycles set into motion when Chiron was in Pisces between April 2010 and Feb 2019. These two celestial energies helped us all learn how to navigate the fogs and mists to master their larger Spiritual influence.
We experienced Jupiter in Pisces for the first time between mid-May and late July 2021. It retrograded back into Aquarius, and then transited Pisces again from late December 2021 through mid-May 2022, when it ducked into Aries. It retrograded back into Pisces from late October through the December 2022 Solstice, so it’s easy to see we had many Pisces cycles set into motion during that time. In fact, in 2022, we had at least one planet in Pisces from the end of December 2021 through the end of May 2022, a 146 day run with Sun, Mercury, and Venus all making conjunctions with Jupiter in Pisces!
The most important conjunction of that time was the very long wave Jupiter conjunct Neptune at 24 Pisces in mid-April 2022. That’s the last outer planet conjunction with Neptune until the next one in 2188 when Jupiter conjuncts Neptune at 30 Pisces. So 24 Pisces will be showing effects for the next 165 years!
This year’s Pisces energies began when Venus entered Pisces on January 26, where it stayed until February 20. The Sun entered Pisces on February 18, followed by Mercury’s entry into Pisces on March 2. Mercury races through Pisces, and makes a Superior Conjunction with the Sun on March 17 at 27 Pisces just after their conjunctions with Neptune. Mercury leaves Pisces on March 18 and the Sun leaves on March 20. So this year Pisces is only activated for 53 days, a relatively short span, though of course the conjunctions with Neptune keep those cycles in play for the next year and the Superior Conjunction is in play through May 1 when the next Inferior Conjunction occurs at 12 Taurus.
The Mystery and Mythology of Pisces
Pisces is the conscience of humanity. Mythologically, this sign of the Fishes is the Priest or Priestess, the Healer-Shaman as they serve the deeper needs of humanity. This is the sign of the Dream Weaver, the one who walks between worlds.
Pisces witnesses, feels deeply, and provides various types of closure rituals in order to move self and others out of old ways of life through uncertain times to eventually emerge into the light of a new day and a new way of living. It is a water sign, so represents deep feelings, the experience of the vastness of space and time as all things and forms are dissolved into a greater perspective.
Pisces are the universal feelings that all beings will experience throughout all time, which is why it seems so weird. How can you capture the ocean in a glass? How can you define all-space in terms of finite views and boundaries? It is where our individual experience can be seen as part of a greater evolutionary life we ALL go through, regardless of distinctions.
Pisces, when freed of the traps of procrastination, ambivalence, self-pity, and justifying questionable behavior or dualistic thinking, show their world a more universal and forgiving view, weaving people together to perpetuate a larger ideal, whether obvious or subtle. When their great vision and compassion are focused with humor and integrity by their Higher Self, larger tides of change move forward offering all a new life and a sense of relief from old conditions. The light of Pisces helps us to achieve closure rituals at the right time, releasing much while inviting a new way to come forth to fill the void left when the old is done.
Major Pisces Through the Ages
Think George Washington, the key player in the American Revolution that ended an old global power structure for all time. Along with his presiding over the beginning of the end of the British Empire, through his personal example he created a model of national leadership exemplifying peaceful regime change that ended the assumption (until recently!) that leaders of countries should be kings who serve until they die. Then there's the remarkable Albert Einstein, the postal clerk turned physicist who gave the world the Theories of Relativity, ending the Newtonian-Cartesian era of physics while setting the foundation for the Quantum world.
Two other immortal Pisceans who made their mark on our world for all time were Nicholas Copernicus, the Polish astronomer who demonstrated that the Sun and not the Earth is the center of the solar system, (thus ending the Vatican’s authority on the matter for all time) and Alexander Graham Bell, the creator of the telephone and AT&T.
Presidential Pisceans include Presidents James Madison (the co-creator of the Bill of Rights), Andrew Jackson (the first president not from one of the original colonies AND a genocidal dictator universally loathed by the First Peoples), and Grover Cleveland, the only president ever elected twice, but not in succession. Other Pisces who made their political mark on our world are "Conscience of the UN" and one of the greatest workers for global peace and justice of all time Dr. Robert Muller, Barbara Jordan, a woman with "the voice of God" who helped remove Richard Nixon from office for "high crimes and misdemeanors," Senator Edward Kennedy, John Connally, Horace W. Busby, Earl Warren, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, F.W. de Klerk, Ariel Sharon, Kim Campbell, Prince Edward of England, and on a more infamous note, Osama bin Laden, Robert Mugabe, James Earl Ray, and William Casey.
Pisces really shines with phenomenal musicians! Platinum members include Chopin, Ravel, Handel, Vivaldi, Caruso, Quincy Jones, Nat King Cole, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry Belafonte, Marian Anderson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Doc Watson, Andres Segovia, Kurt Weill, Bix Beiderbecke, Nina Simone, Les Brown, Harry James, Bob Wills, Mississippi John Hurt, Ozzie Nelson, Keely Smith, Sammy Kaye, and Mama Africa, Ms. Miriam Makeba.
Golden Age Pisces musicians include legends George Harrison the Beatle, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, and proto-rock and roll Brill Building songwriters Mike Stoller and Neil Sedaka. Piscean superstars include Quincy Jones, Don Ray, Bobby Graham, Liza Minnelli, Smokey Robinson, David “Fathead” Newman, Mary Wilson, Lloyd Price, Arthur Lee, Ernie Isley, Roger Daltrey, Randy California and Spirit bandmate Mark AndesJohnny Winter, Nicky Hopkins, bandmates J. Geils and Peter Wolf, Paul Kantner, Charlie Pride, James Taylor, Wilson Pickett, Lou Reed, Matthew Fisher and Robin Trower of Procol Harem, Michel Legrand, Ry Cooder, Phil Lesh, Sly Stone, Walter Becker, Mark Stein, Dean Torrance, Chris White, John Sebastian, Mickey Dolenz, Mark Lindsay, Rusty Young, James Ray, Sun Rockabilly pioneer Hayden Thompson, 4 Top Lawrence Payton, Mike Pender, Willie Chambers, songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell, Tom Scholz, and David Gilmour.
Silver Age talents include Nancy Wilson, Jon Bon Jovi, Townes Van Zandt, Karen Carpenter, Emitt Rhodes, Andy Gibb, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willis Alan Ramsey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, bandmates Tommy Moeller and Buster Melkle, and my old friend from Austin, the remarkable Bobby Bridger, "Shakespeare of the American West."
Modern stellar talents feature Adam Levine, Josh Groban, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Seal, John Halsey, Chris Martin, Adam Clayton, Frank Catalano, Chris Squire, Jon Fishman, Kevin Connolly, Billy Corgan, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Brian Littrell, Justin Jeffre, Charlotte Church, triplets Bob, Clint, and Dave Moffatt, Luke Pritchard, Jen Frost, Nik Kershaw, Kiri Te Kanawa, Caroline Corr, Howard Jones, Jason Curtis Newsted, Queen Latifah, Benji and Joel Madden, Mark Hoppus, LaToya Luckett, Taylor Hanson, Carrie Underwood, Erykah Badu, Ke$ha Sebert, and Michael Bolton. Here we give a nod to producers Timbaland and Rick Rubin.
Pisceans in Movies and Television
The world of movies offers us major legends talents Jean Harlow, Jerry Lewis, Joanne Woodward, Godfrey Cambridge, David Niven, Sidney Poitier, Zero Mostel, Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Edward Everett Horton, John Mills, Cyd Charisse, Jennifer Jones, Claire Trevor, Irene Papas, Madeleine Carroll, Mercedes McCambridge, Michael Caine, Raul Julia, Samantha Eggar, Frank Overton, Zeppo Marx, Rex Harrison, Tom Courtenay, Paula Prentiss, Dean Stockwell, Charles Durning, and Elizabeth Taylor.
More recent stars feature Billy Crystal, Glenn Close, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Redgrave, Bruce Willis, Peter Fonda, William H. Macy, Gary Sinise, Alan Rickman, Daniel Craig, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Juliette Binoche, Drew Barrymore, Dakota Fanning, Aidan Quinn, Emile Hirsch, Edward James Olmos, Billy Zane, Javier Bardem, Sharon Stone, Thora Birch, Jennifer O'Neill, Irene Cara, Rachel Weisz, Brad Dourif, Ellen Page, Emile Hirsch, Jake Lloyd, Patsy Kensit, Jeri Ryan, Rachael Bella, David Thewlis, Lea Salonga, Sean Biggerstaff, Sean Astin, Miko Hughes, Eva Mendes, Caitlin Wachs, Madeline Carroll, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Rob Lowe.
Outstanding producers and directors feature William Wellman, Sheldon Leonard, Sam Peckinpah, Robert Altman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Victor Fleming, Spike Lee, David Geffen, Roberto Gomez Bolanos, Charles W. Swan, Luis Bunuel, and Ron Howard.
In television we have some of the most famous stars in history, featuring Carl Reiner and his son Rob Reiner, Robert Young, Jim Backus, Jackie Gleason, William Frawley, Tony Randall, Dinah Shore, Desi Arnaz, Fred "Mr." Rogers, Patrick McGoohan, Barbara Feldon, Rue McClanahan, James Doohan, Peter Graves, Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Kurt Russell, Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Mickey Dolenz, Howard Hesseman, Gavin McLeod, Patrick Duffy, Dirk Benedict, Robert Conrad, Judd Hirsch, Laraine Newman, Sandy Duncan, Chuck Norris, and Ed McMahon. A special nod goes to David Sarnoff, one of the true pioneers of the medium.
More contemporary talents include Dana Delany, Kelsey Grammer, Tyne Daly, Alan Thicke, Mary Frann, Tom Arnold, Eva Longoria, James Noble, Patricia Richardson, James Van Der Beek, D.L. Hughley, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Davis, Jennifer Love Hewitt, French Stewart, Rik Mayall, Jon Hamm, Jeri Ryan, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Biel, Jensen Ackles, Jameela Jamil, Andrew Shue, Jenna Fisher, Robert Sean Leonard, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Emily Osment, Clinton Kelly, Russell Wong, Niecy Nash, Emmanuel Lewis, and newsmen Sam Donaldson and Bob Schieffer.
Piscean Artists, Authors, and Others Who Rose to the Top of their Field
Timeless artists in other mediums include the legendary poet Ovid, Michaelangelo, Renoir, Piet Mondriaan, Hank Ketcham, and the photographic genius Ansel Adams.
In the metaphysical world we have quite a few extraordinary spiritual luminaries, including astrologer metaphysicians Manly P. Hall and Sepharial (Walter Gorn Old), along with Rudolph Steiner, Edgar Cayce, and Meher Baba. Each of these spirits gave their world a revolutionary view of things, and their influence endures to this day.
Notable authors of history include Dr. Seuss, Victor Hugo, Anais Nin, Henry W. Longfellow, John Steinbeck, John Updike, William Shirer, Jack Kerouac, Tom Wolfe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mircea Eliade, W.E.B. Dubois, Maxim Gorki, Adelle Davis, Mickey Spillane, Larry Gelbart, Ralph Ellison, George Plimpton, Warren Skaaren, Dan Millman, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Adams, Donna J. Stone, and Sir Richard Burton.
Other stellar Pisceans who rose to fame were double Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, Luther Burbank, Amerigo Vespucci, futurist and social engineer Jacque Fresco, B.F. Skinner, Nijinsky, Nureyev, Yuri Gagarin, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wyatt Earp, Levi Strauss, Herman Hollerith, Ralph Nader, Knute Rockne, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Shaquille O'Neal, Ivan Lendl, Julius Erving, Willie Stargell, Mario Andretti, Bobby Fisher, Earl Scheib, Tommy Tune, Dr. Sidney Holt (co-founder of Greenpeace), Percival Lowell, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Dell, and Steve Jobs. Here I'll send up a special happy to the man who was said to be the Guru of 10,000 of the greatest comedians of last quarter of the 20th century, the very funny Del Close. An astrological nod goes out to my esteemed colleague Michelle Young, author and presiding Regina at KISS. You can find her website at the bottom left side of this front page. And with respectus maximus, we give a big shout out to International Women’s Day and An Appeal to Human Rights.
Finally, a happy birthday to Portugal, Samoa, Galicia, Normandy, Nubia, and the states of Florida, Maine, Nebraska, Ohio, and Vermont. Also a happy happy to the international cities of Alexandria (Egypt), Bournemouth, Cowes, Grimsby, Preston, Lancaster (England), Seville, Regensburg and Worms (Germany).
US cities with a Pisces birthday include Phoenix, Yuma, Sacramento, Saint Petersburg, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Augusta (Maine), New Bedford, Battle Creek, Minneapolis, Springfield, Helena, Billings, Butte, Missoula, Lincoln, Reno, Atlantic City, Hempstead, Yonkers, Akron, Klamath Falls, Medford, Allentown, Pawtucket, Sioux Falls, Amarillo, San Antonio, Portsmouth, Huntington, Madison, Eau Claire, Green Bay, and Laramie.
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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