Forward motion seemed checked for much of , and Mars in Pisces will remind us of that even as we prepare to go forward in When Mars enters Pisces, our attention is likely to be elsewhere, as Venus stations to go direct and Mercury stations to retrograde on 16 November. More overt will be a square between Mars and Jupiter on the 19th.
Around this time we may see that political polarization — already nearly off the charts — reaches a new extreme. As we build toward the full moon on the 23rd, energy will be high and patience will be a rare commodity. From November 24th through the 29th, a more constructive side of Mars in Pisces may be seen, as he trines Ceres in Scorpio and sextiles Saturn in Capricorn.
We could see some positive moves around environmental concerns and climate change —popular concern may be vocal enough to get governmental and corporate attention, or the cost of repairing damage to public and private structures could be enough to overwhelm ideological divides. Major shifts are unlikely in any given moment, but a bit of progress can be hoped for as November ends. During that period of time, words could be very sharp as retrograde Mercury squares Mars on the 25th.
Look for matters that were hot around the middle of October to be revisited, with more passion and less patience. Belief systems are challenged as we see the extremes that they can bring us to, and how adherence to a creed can lure us away from compassionate action. The new moon on December 7th will draw us inward, but our inner worlds are unlikely to be calm and quiet. The Sun squares Neptune on the 5th, Mercury stations to go direct on the 6th, and on the day of the new moon Mars meets with Neptune, the ruler of Pisces.
Meanwhile, Chiron stations to go direct on the 9th. More practical pursuits are better left for another time, however. Some of us will be beginning the last stages of an important healing journey — one that culminates when Mars meets Chiron on December 29th. Those with long memories or an email trail may find this journey began in January of , when Mars last met Chiron in Pisces. If you are looking for a better time to take care of practical matters, look no further than the period around the first quarter moon, from the 14th through the 16th, as Mars sextiles Pluto in Capricorn.
The potential for determined action is great around this time, and even in Pisces, Mars is likely to find focus. Some of us will see the warrior returning to his home sign on the last day of , others in the earliest hours of The New Year looks to begin with fiery energy in the heavens that reverberates loudly down here. Agent 17 — Armand Diaz, Ph. He also reaches beyond astrology with both Tarot and the I Ching,. Armand teaches astrology, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops within the United States and internationally. He is a contributing writer and editor to a number of astrology websites, and has been published in The Mountain Astrologer and other journals.
This year — Uranus sextile your decan lets you express yourself more fully, more in tune with your true self. This is a liberating and pleasantly surprising phase of life. You could be offered a new job or promotion, or at least a welcome change. It is likely you will meet new and unusual people and have more involvement with friends and groups. September 28 to October 28 — New Moon September brings love, enjoyment and good fortune. However, increased fun and romance could force adjustments in other areas of life, or restlessness and boredom may lead you to seek change and excitement in your social or love life.
October 2 to 11 — Mercury trine your decan brings good news and pleasant conversation. Rational thinking and a convincing communication style make this a good time to ask for favors, negotiate, bargain, convince others and promote your ideas.
You will make a good first impression and others will want to listen to you. October 5 to 8 — Mercury opposite Uranus on the 7th brings lighting fast thinking and reflexes. This is a good time to free your mind of responsibility and go with the flow. You could make new discoveries, experience flashes of insight, or meet exciting new people who challenge your way of thinking. October 7 to 17 — Venus trine your decan brings love, kindness, affection, gifts and compliments.
Inner peace and harmonious relationships make this a good time to relax or take a vacation. Extra charm, beauty, and popularity make socializing enjoyable and dating more successful. October 11 to 14 — Venus opposite Uranus on the 12th increases your need for excitement and stimulation in your love life. Experimentation in the bedroom could reinvigorate an old romance.
New love is certainly possible now, especially through online dating. But this is not the right time to seek committment. October 22 to November 3 — Sun trine your decan brings inner calm and balance that adds harmony to your relationships. You will be more efficient and productive so this is a good time to promote yourself and your goals. Superiors will appreciate your positive attitude and initiative.
You may anticipate something new on the horizon so think about doing something out of the ordinary to satisfy your curiosity. But for you it brings opportunity and excitement.
You can make a fresh new start by taking advantage of changing conditions. October 31 to November 10 — Venus square your decan increases your need for love and affection but you will have to work harder to get it. You may also have to overcome a tendency toward laziness and selfishness. If dating, take care not to lower your standards just to satisfy your needs. Avoid wasting money or going into debt.
Pisces horoscope October is based on planetary transits to Pisces Decan 1, not to houses, zones or sectors. All year — Saturn sextile your decan gives patience, perseverance, and a strong work ethic.
These attributes, together with a sense of duty and serious attitude, make this a good year to meet your goals. Your determination will yield practical results without mistakes. Opportunities for advancement and recognition are possible in your professional life.
All year — Neptune in your decan can open you up to a more spiritual outlook on life which is very illuminating. But at the same time, you may also feel very vulnerable. Your previously well-defined self-image and personal boundaries may start to dissolve around you.
You may also be subject to deception or treachery from others. October 13 to November 30 — Saturn sextile Neptune climaxing on November 8 helps you make your dreams come true with hard work and a sensible, realistic approach. You will understand your own limitations but also be optimistic.
Spiritual wisdom brings patience and self-discipline to sacrifice short-term gratification for long-term success. May 20 to October 24 — Jupiter square your decan gives the push you need to make some great progress in life.
You will feel the urge to expand your horizons, try new things, have more fun and make more money.