The sun moved into Pisces on February 20th, bringing us under the waves of this dreamy, emotional sign. Mercury moved into retrograde on February 16 and will stay until March 9, slowing our pace and giving us space to review, replenish and remove obstacles from our past. Mars also moved into Capricorn on February 16, stimulating our desires to complete projects and move ahead with intentional action.
This new moon holds potential for our projects to be initiated, re-initiated and constructed carefully over time. Plant the seeds you wish to come to fruition but go slow and allow next steps to drop in timely, along with any unexpected messages and directions the friendly universe wishes to deliver and take.
When Mercury is direct, the lines of communication are open. It's like the collective radio stations are tuned in clearly and the volume turned up. If you listen very closely during retrograde, you will notice a slight fuzz to those radio waves. It's as if the frequencies need time to rest too! This is the universe's way of allowing us time out from our usual routines to recover, re-work and tie up any loose ends.
Utilize the energies to revel in your inner world. Let the inspirations drop in piece by piece, shifting your route as needed, while going with the flow of the moment. The hush Mercury Retrograde provides, especially in Pisces season, opens a portal to experience the world with heightened sensitivities. There is so much support during this time to take in subtle information through our psychic senses. Everyone has the ability to connect to the unknown and the unseen in magical ways and now is an excellent time to tune in and wander around in the wonders. It is all unfolding exactly as it should be. Enjoy dancing with reality and the romance of roaming.
*Each of us has multiple energies and signs in our charts. You may read for your sun, moon, rising and/or Venus sign. If your natal chart is predominantly made up of a certain element, that message may resonate more but feel free to read all four elements or choose your reading intuitively. You can create a free natal chart at Astro.com, if you’re unsure of your placements.
The listed crystals are simply suggestions. Please call on the medicine you feel best supports your soul’s journey. Keep in mind that this information is for entertainment purposes only. No one knows your future but you! Trust your intuition.
To choose your reading intuitively, ask yourself, are you called to Earth, Air, Fire or Water? Take what resonates and leave the rest. Two cards have been pulled for each elemental signature. Positions read are for the present energies that are being revealed (CARD ON THE LEFT) and what to focus on moving forward (CARD ON THE RIGHT). Returning to this reading over the next few weeks may bring additional insights.
What is being revealed: Make Believe | FANTASY in the conscious position & Blood Moon | MATERIALIZATION in the conscious position.
The elusive romance of Pisces season is all consuming for you, Earth signs. Enjoy the flow and the revelations of going inward and exploring the natural and supernatural realms. There is an ample amount of beauty to digest and work with. Your creative visions and projects are supported and are apt to involve all your senses.
You will need to see things through and wait for everything to land in real time. Be careful of illusions masking as fleshed out possibilities. Not all options are opportunities. Revisiting and updating a previous contract or relationship is more likely to be supported moving forward, especially if it feels right in your heart and you sense it is a stable offer. Be wary and take your time, however, in committing to completely new and unexpected agreements. Ground yourself through thorough research and testing theories before you make your move.
What to focus on moving forward: Magic Forest | HOPE in the conscious position & Moon Room | LOVE in the subconscious position
Know that whatever doesn’t work isn’t strong enough to hold itself up. Disappointment may arise if you are attached to outcomes. Not all, but some relationships, agreements and commitments created during this retrograde may fall apart after the fact. Dreaming is beautiful and lends to inspiration but be discerning. Stay focused on what you really want and willingly let any fantasies be just that. Not everything will land as planned so stay open to not being sure, especially if something feels too good to be true.
This doesn’t mean to give up on your dreams. You get to choose! You just might need to tweak things a bit as you go and this is wonderful news! Any redirects, news that drops in later or shifting sands will ultimately take you exactly where you want to be. Trust you have everything you need to get there in divine timing. The right offers will stick and stay.
Crystal Suggestion: Smoky citrine for trusting in divine and grounded action.
What is being revealed: Earth Sanctuary | GROUNDING in the active position & Astral Call | PRAYER in the active position.
You are in control, Air Signs! You’ve harnessed your power and won’t be fooled by false insights, distractions or anything else inauthentic. You may have more awareness during this retrograde period than other signs. Your discernment is on point. You have the capability of recognizing the difference between irrational fears and objective, compassionate, intuitive knowledge.
Keep your stink eye squinted. There’s no rush and you seem to be keen to the awareness that if it hasn’t materialized yet, you don't need to force it. If you know what you want, ask for the support you need, trust yourself and go for it! This will most likely be a process that will complete or take next steps as the retrograde ends so pace yourself accordingly.
What to focus on moving forward: Starstruck | PERSPECTIVE in the passive position & Country Sky| INSPIRATION in the active position.
You can relax! All is flowing as it should. Your patience and timing will have served you and those around you well. As you put your glasses slowly back on and begin to see what’s ahead, you will be glad you waited it out. But what’s ahead for you isn’t to be feared. You haven’t lost anything you really needed. By unleashing your power as a slow leak, instead of a raging waterfall, you’ve primed yourself for success.
Cultivate abundance by disciplining yourself to see it as it arises. In pauses, give thanks and recognize how much you have built in such a short time. You will never have all the information at once and thank goodness for that! Can you imagine how dull and also overwhelming life would be? Divine timing is real and it is to be fully trusted.
Crystal Suggestion: turquoise for inner peace and acceptance of pace.
What is being revealed: Dear Forest | SHADOWS in the passive position & Moon Orb | FAITH in the conscious position.
You may feel tested by this new moon, as not everything is clear or going quite as planned. You are not meant to see how it all unfolds quite yet. If you are hesitating, wait until you have more information. If you are experiencing trust issues or doubt, see if there is an opportunity to uncover some fears ready to be released. Are you looking at worst case scenarios? Can you remain curious in the face of uncertainty? Can you do the work presented to you in the now and shake off the rest?
Trusting the process can be one of the most annoying phrases to hear when we’re frustrated or impatient to see results. Yet, it is the message coming through to you now. You don’t need to know what you don’t yet. You also have plenty of material to wade through for the time being. Work on working that out and not a whole lot else. Staying focused on what you do have control of today and today alone will take the edge off.
What to focus on moving forward: Magic Forest | HOPE in the active position & Earth Sanctuary | GROUNDING in the passive position.
If you are experiencing perfectionism, a need to know or pressure to have it all solved, this is a cue to take a break and seek a healthy and uplifting reboot. Come back when your cup is full. If you are experiencing any kind of nervous energy, take time out in nature or to go within.
Ask yourself if you’re focusing on what you want or what you don’t. If you’re on the cusp of something bold and new, find out if your fears are valid or a resistance to upleveling to a bigger playing field. Allow yourself to feel the feelings coming up that may tug on layers of the self needing attention and gentle witnessing. This retrograde is an excellent time for facing wounds or fears from the past and recognizing their limitations, illusions and inconsistencies.
Loosen up as best you can and see what actually needs your attention and what can be given back to Spirit to process. At the end of the day, only you are responsible for how you feel about yourself and the choices you make that define your path ahead. You may have more power over calming and grounding your state than you realize. Remember to focus on how much you have to look forward to.
Crystal Suggestion: Blue fluorite for emotional clarity and soothing nerves
What is being revealed: Brave Halo | FREEDOM in the subconscious position & Starstruck | PERSPECTIVE in the subconscious position.
You, of all signs will most likely be affected by this retrograde and new moon. You may find yourself spinning out, unsure of what is yours and what belongs to others. The energies are prone to illusion, fantasy, dreaming and even delusion. There is a spectrum here, one full of beauty and romance and also confusion and an air of getting lost.
You may find yourself on a spiritual or emotional journey inward, where reality has become a series of shifting sands. Don’t be alarmed! All is moving around exactly as needed, to recreate your world into the vision your higher self has planned. Trust in the dancing motions and allow yourself to move with the rhythm. Take advantage of the opportunity to dive into your element with grace and trust.
What to focus on moving forward: Sit Spot | SURRENDER in the conscious position & Indigo Plush | INTUITION in the passive position.
Roll with the waves but stay as anchored as possible with your own inner wisdom. Not all voices around you will be telling the truth. Listen to your gut instinct and wait to act until it feels right.
As the weeks progress you’ll regain your balance and be able to discern next steps. For now, don’t rush ahead. This is a time for dreaming and connecting with Spirit, in whatever form you desire. Your inner world is full of magic. Relish in it. Allow the process of change to change you! Change is inevitable and needed. Embrace it.
Crystal Suggestion: Amethyst for psychic clarity, mental stability and protection