John Lawrence Maerz
Happy Birthday Pisces 2023
You need to take a good long look at what your independence means to you. This will be a major point of healing for you. Any dependencies you inhabit may be released through asserting your independence in your life decisions. Ask yourself who you are and what you are here to do. Your answer should have little to do with others and more to do with what makes you feel creative. Look to your essence not what others expect or demand of you.
Keep yourself flexible when dealing with traditions and family issues. Don’t allow yourself to be guilted into doing what others say they need from you. Your family has their own life lessons that they need to handle concerning independence and doing things by virtue of their own efforts. Keep your conversation with them on practicality and what is applicable to the immediate situation. Intuition will tell you what you need to say and how to say it. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself.
Pay very close attention to how your social interactions make you feel. If they make you feel that the welfare of others is your responsibility, it’s time to look at where in your psyche that authority may be emanating from. Many a Piscean can make others think that it is our responsibility to “fix them” and their situations. But did you know, Pisces, that that works in both directions? Your empathy may betray you into assuming others projected wishes may be your own idea. Generally, Pisces is the emotional sponge of the universe. Your task is to learn to discriminate where what you feel is coming from.
Since this is the time of Pisces, it’s a most advantageous time to explore your sensitivities. Ask yourself, why would I pick up the feelings of others? Perhaps, you’re simply learning the motivations of others by recognizing what they feel when they deal with you. Rather than feeling responsible to and for them, you may simply be learning where you stand with them. Not everything you feel requires action on your part. Sometimes, awareness is all that is needed.
March 2023 Astrolights
Although there are no major aspects occurring this month, there are two heavy planets changing signs. Saturn moves out of Aquarius on the 7th and Pluto moves into Aquarius on the 23rd. Saturn has spent almost two and a half years changing our social structure. Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius will now show us the consequences of what we have allowed to happen. Saturn’s move into Pisces will make many of us feel like victims. We must now ask if our inaction has allowed the subjugation of our freedoms. This is not only with our population, but this dynamic will also be working in our personal relationships. What have we lost by not standing up to those who have screamed the loudest at us about what we owe them? What have we let them get away with? Saturn’s move into Pisces speaks of the time of the “underdog” and the small slice of our family who claims to have been “offended” by our culture and family traditions that have worked for over two hundred forty-five years.
Pluto’s rulership has been traditionally acknowledged as Scorpio. However, on an esoteric or more subtle level of rulership he is the representative of Pisces. Both Pluto and Pisces are intrinsically connected to our unconscious and what we may be unaware of. Pluto’s movement into Aquarius asks us what have we let occur? What has emerged from our unconscious? How has the landscape changed? What has our changing childhood programming allowed us to become subject to? Our religions have told us that the welfare of others is more important than our own. If we go along with this, every opportunistic “minority” will step into the breach demanding our service and equity.
We are now entering the age of the entitled. We have neglected teaching our children the value of work, independent thought, manners, respect, and social dignity. We are now at the point where we are feeling the effects of our neglect.
On the 20th the Sun moves into the vernal equinox. Pluto moves into Aquarius on the 23rd and Mars moves into Cancer on the 25th. The time to reassert our traditions and values is NOW. Are we strong enough and concerned enough to work at putting them back in place or will our mighty nation of hope and freedom dwindle into a whimpering, victim-oriented mess of social snowflakes demanding handouts because they’re “offended” and entitled?
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