For the Year 20184>
- Overview -
You’re a compassionate sign, Pisces, always doing for others and rarely taking time for yourself. Make 2018 the Year of You, because you deserve to be treated with the same level of care and consideration as you treat everyone else!
The sun spends time in your sign toward the end of February, so all things water become your focus. Swimming, fishing, and planning an oceanside vacation or cruise are all on your dreamy radar. Your sign also rules the feet, so put pedicures and foot rubs on your self-pampering agenda!
Ethereal Neptune, your ruler, turns retrograde for five months beginning mid-June, when you’ll find it more difficult to retreat into your own little fantasyland. You usually cope with the harsh realities of life by avoiding them, but this aspect leaves you little room to hide.
A full moon in your sign at the end of August joins a grand trine, which is a special time filled with creativity, harmony, and positivity. Embrace the gifts you’ve been given, and recognize and celebrate what’s special about all of the people you love most.
- Romance & Love -
Venus, the governess of love, joins illusory Neptune in your sign for the only time this year in mid-February, producing some strong romantic energy in your life. Both of these planets thrive under the influence of your creative energy, and you should find yourself in some very positive scenarios. Passion and lust are certainly part of the recipe, Pisces, but they aren’t the main ingredients. You love romantic buildup, and the more the anticipation grows, the more excited you become. Going for long walks on the beach holding hands with your true love, or spending a quiet evening getting to know someone new over candlelight and good food are your preferred romantic activities. Love is almost a spiritual experience for you right now, and you won’t settle for less than what you deserve. Having patience regarding love can pay off in the most satisfying of ways.
A calm Venus-Neptune trine in the beginning of June produces much of the same effect, although there is more emphasis on tenderness and compassion than sex per se. Coupled Pisces still love a nice cuddle on the couch or light smooching from time to time, but there is less pressure to perform in an overtly passionate manner. Connecting with your partner (or someone new if you’re a single Fish) is very much about relaxing and getting to know each other on a deeper level. Daydreams and fantasies are ever-present, and right now they are a very enjoyable pastime. Sometimes it’s nice to just lie back and think about something without having to worry about the details of trying to obtain it.
Fortunate Jupiter gets involved with Neptune toward the end of August, generating wonderful luck, generosity, and compassion once again for your love life. Your confidence level is high, which is a nice change from what it can be at times, so lowering your inhibitions comes more easily. Single Pisces have a sense of optimism about their dating life that they haven’t felt in some time, and that allows you to attract the kind of partners that you truly deserve. Remember when you’ve settled for less in the past? Well, no more. Attached Fish feel their love grow deeper and more limitless, as if the two of you could accomplish almost anything together. If you haven’t yet made the ultimate commitment, what are you waiting for?
- Career & Finance -
Starting your professional year with a challenging Mars-Neptune square in mid-February isn’t ideal, Pisces, but you might as well get the difficult stuff over with right away. This aspect has the potential to cause absolute devastation, but if you can find a way to deal with the problems that arise now, perhaps you can deal with just about anything. So, what should you be on the lookout for? Lies and deceit take center stage now, so it might be hard to take anyone at their word. Keep a close eye on co-workers and business partners (or your direct competition if you’re seeking a job) who have something to gain from your failure, because you can’t really put anything past anyone. Gossip and scandal levels are high right now, so read social media posts and review sites regularly for false information about you or your company, and attempt to correct any inaccuracies or invalid info you run across.
A water trine between abundant Jupiter and sensitive Neptune in late May is one of the most positive aspects of the year, and it can help you accomplish great things in your career. When luck is on your side, you perform to your utmost potential, which won’t go unnoticed by present or future employers. Everyone wants to know your secret to success, but you don’t have to give anything away. Show up, get the job done (with a smile on your face), and let them wonder how you do it all so effortlessly.
Powerful Mars visits your sign in mid-November, and your gentleness can have a dampening effect on this willful planet. You have some interesting instincts, and you will want to go for it in a lot of different career areas, but there’s that little voice inside holding you back. Second-guessing yourself and fear of failure are the greatest detriments of this aspect. However, you do gain a lot of insight and creativity, which can overshadow your timid approach. If you’re afraid to go down one road, start construction on another. You have valuable insight if you can find the right outlet for it.