by Starsky + Cox
Week of March 9-15 2014
So back to Pisces woman. We mentioned Blanche du Bois and Penelope Pitstop as modern figurative incarnations of this most profound of water signs, echoings of ancient archetypes of the great goddess of the sea, Aphrodite cum Mari cum Mary whose della robbia blue gown is the sea fringed with foam, from whence the desirous goddess of Love emerged. Meanwhile Blanche, like Miss Pitstop, would have you believe she is the perfect woman, pure in thought and deed, but we know she is as much a pitstop as she is, at least, a pretense of prudence. But that’s the Pisces paradox. She’s at once rarified and raunchy. Think of that other, golden Blanche character that a Pisces actress embodied so brilliantly on TV. Blanche—white—pure as the driven snow. Or is that snow incessantly plowed? It’s this very combination of personality traits that makes Pisces woman the most dramatic of creatures and, if we may say so, thus the most beloved by the queer population.
She is all about sexuality and spirituality, the street and the stars, those opposite facing Fish of her sign pointing upward toward heaven and downward into the very depths of earthly delight. So let’s hear it once again for the Pisces diva, as sometimes tragic and utterly triumphant as a lady can be! Rue McClanahan, Nina Simone, Tammy Faye Baker, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Tamar Braxton, Glenn Close, Eva Mendes, Christine Ebersole, Anna Magnani, Erykah Badu (pictured above), Eva Longoria, Meow Meow, Sophie Turner, Drew Barrymore, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones, Bernadette Peters, Connie Britton, Dana Delany, Vanessa Williams, Kristin Davis, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julie Walters, Sandy Duncan, Juliette Binoche, Sharon Stone, Ellen Page and Rihanna.
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Venus unaspected, now, teaches you something about abundance: Even if you’re made of money, you benefit from limiting consumerist thoughts and deeds. Now is about perceiving the innate bounty of nature, the universe, existence. Despite peer pressure to splurge as to save financial face, we say to forgo unduly doling out dosh. For this, you’ll be cosmically rewarded with perks on which you cannot put a price tag. Mars trine Mercury turns a fun pastime into a new phase in your formal arts-and-science education.
As the week starts with the Moon conjunct Jupiter, you wax radical, realizing that when it comes to personal freedom, yours and significant others’, there’s no such thing as half measures. Some may caution that you’re being too liberally minded, as if that’s possible. Censure only inspires you to seek new company and vistas and virtual heavens to inhabit. Leading to the Full Moon, next Sunday, you have big fish to fry, requiring you to perish small thoughts. The hardest part about getting what you want is letting yourself have it.
Mars trining Mercury amps spiritual or, let us say, energetic thinking. Maybe you don’t have to be the best (fill in the blank) on the planet. Perhaps, you need only aspire. You once defined yourself so completely as one thing, and people highly esteemed you in said arena. Then you went through some changes. It happens. But instead of looking for that kind of stroking again, you now seek to set an example. So, when offered a leadership role, don’t take it out of pride alone. Accept it in a spirit of devotion. And be an agent for good.
The burning question now is: what gives? With Moon conjunct Jupiter at the top of the week, you’re choosing between endeavors that may or may not serve you. A hint: Exciting opportunities with no immediate material payoff can outweigh lucrative ones. Where your bliss goes, moolah follows. Mars trine Mercury says to take stock of stale situations so to refresh them. Avoid inventorying others’ actions, labeling them the cause of dysfunction. Theirs may actually be reactions to some your own, er, erratic behaviors.
You’re suffused with great expectations, with Neptune now trine Jupiter. Personal priorities reshuffle and a me-first attitude helps clear a swath of competing obligations. You are no good to anyone unless your own needs are met first. With the Sun trine Saturn, bold moves and leaps of faith meet with major cosmic assists. Now is the time to throw caution to the wind and grab for all the shiny brass rings you’re eyeballing. Some romantic opportunities come out of the blue. This may or may not read as good news.
Soften stances to save yourself grief, allowing for divine intervention. Being a nimble negotiator is a must to make deals or contracts work. With Mercury square Saturn, situations can blow up in your face, so proofread memos for tone and read any fine print carefully. Venus unaspected sees you enjoying the social ride, plans changing with the wind. Embrace serendipity; and wield a clean slate to fill with fresh projects and people. Not that existing bonds are going stale. But you could use relationships with no history.
You tie bows on lingering labors of love with confidence, now, info-gathering for new ones, with a calm sense of knowing. Mercury square Saturn can give the impression that anticipated windfalls are falling through. Not so. Resist the urge to pester those providing promises—seeming untrusting is seeming untrustworthy. Anxiety over a loved one’s well-being is replaced by the realization that you cannot play savior. In career, cast a wide net to promote passion projects, whilst suspending a desire for instant gratification.
Leading to the Full Moon next Sunday, you are blissfully oblivious to the small stuff. You leave well-enough alone. Actually, you can leave so-so alone, too. So-called second-rate results are totally acceptable to achieve closure on deadlines crowding your agenda. Not to say that mediocre is the new black. You’re just saving creative juices for projects that matter more personally than those stacking up now. In love: It takes discipline to stop picking at emotional sores. It may be you, not your significant other, who’s getting itchy.
Jupiter conjunct the Moon now makes for a magnanimous you. And with Saturn squaring Mercury, you can perfect the fine art of delegating, providing a vote of confidence to underlings. Higher-ups also dig your cool remove in dealing with some pretty tough customers. In personal bonds, detaching (with love) is doing your bit for the war against codependence. You now gain fortitude to see imaginative aims through to fruition. You claim you can reach lofty goals in practically no time. Let’s see you deliver said goods.
This week is spiritually energizing. By relaxing self-imposed rules, you embody more vitality leading to the Full Moon next Sunday. By ditching your to-do list, for instance, you actually get more done. You’re increasingly generous with yourself and loosening inhibitions. Those who underestimated you now see a fierce competitor and a finer friend. But Saturn squaring Mercury says to temper ego. Use extra verve to value supporters not fret over detractors. Let the huge drama of the past be vaguely anecdotal.
Higher purpose descends upon you at this juncture of Uranus T-squaring Jupiter and Pluto. It keeps you laughing (through tears?), releasing outmoded attachments, suffusing you with optimism in love and in creative ventures. You needn’t lower expectations of others, but rather hold out for people who’ll meet them. A creature of habit, your making sweeping changes takes others off guard. Those who cast you as old reliable must adjust to new aspects of you unfolding. Those who champion your transformation are keepers.
Leading to the Full Moon next Sunday, we see cracks in your façade where the light gets in. Crumbling appearances urge you to reach inside and root around for true desires and motivations. Not that you get a full handle on them straight away; but you will cop a feel for new directions that’ll serve you at a career or creative crossroads. As good as life looks to the naked eye, it feels more hollow, and you, more vulnerable, than usual. Good. This will inspire improvements needing making to align your behaviors with true beliefs.
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