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Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20)

For years, you’ve worked to set yourself free from something: perhaps from the lies that you believed; from your sense of being trapped or isolated; from a world that does not appreciate how subtle and beautiful life is. Though that setting-free process is not over, you’ve made progress — far more than you recognize. I suggest you sum up what you’ve learned in the simplest possible terms. For example, it is easier to come up with an innovative solution to a problem than it is to go back and ‘fix’ the past. Remember that one; it will be useful.

Another thing I trust you’ve observed is that it pays to be direct. People have a hard time fathoming what you’re thinking, even though it seems clear to you. You can afford to be even more transparent, including with yourself. In fact, you can afford and will thrive on radical honesty: about who you are, what you value and your vision for your life. Everyone will benefit; many of the things you understand easily are difficult for others to grasp, or to even admit the existence of; yet much depends on your ability to make yourself understood.

Transparency involves letting go of any attachment to your image. It’s necessary to match your outer appearance with the actual person you are, especially with your friends and to partners. This seemingly daring move will liberate your energy, and help you feel safer on the planet — and this, you know, is a real challenge for you. You’re finally getting a handle on your fears. In this time when everything in your life is poised to become larger, more successful and more visible, processing fear at the point of origin is far easier than facing it in magnified form.

Here is something you can count on as you take your next bold steps: In your relationships, trust is more important than love; and both are more important than sex. Trust is the most challenging aspect of any human equation, and a tragically scarce commodity in the world. You’re personally working to break the tradition of broken trust. You’re on the hunt for many other dysfunctional traditions, yet what matters more are the innovations you create for yourself and offer to those around you. One of them involves self-worth. On this theme, you’re on the verge of your greatest breakthrough, akin to any of the brilliant inventions that have changed the world: only this is your world.

Here is an out-take from the long edition of the Pisces horoscope:

Part of human nature is what one of the great theorists in the history of psychology, Wilhelm Reich, called the ‘little man’ complex. For example, this is the refusal to believe that one has the right to an opinion. Have you ever heard yourself say that? We’re pretty opinioned these days; so I would qualify that as ‘being entitled to an informed opinion’. Reich’s exploration of human nature involved trying to understand why people so often tend to end up in fascist situations: under the thumb of the government, their company or some ideology; and hence, why we don’t generally express our potential. I would add this to the database of understanding Pisces astrology. Let’s see if we can pick up a few pointers from this truly bright thinker.

“A kindly man believes that all men are kindly, while one infected with the [emotional] plague believes that all men lie and cheat and are hungry for power,” Reich wrote. By ‘the plague’ he means that seeping sense of corruption of the human soul that we so often encounter in the world, in others and in ourselves.

Reich continues: “In such a situation the living are at an obvious disadvantage. When they give to the plague-ridden, they are sucked dry, then ridiculed or betrayed.”

And this, of course, is a seemingly great reason to do nothing; to not worry about anything you don’t have to worry about.

He presents a call to action that I would pass along to you: “It is high time for the living to get tough, for toughness is indispensable in the struggle to safeguard and develop the life-force; this will not detract from their goodness, as long as they stand courageously by the truth. [. . .] Anyone who wants to safeguard the life-force from the emotional plague must learn to make at least as much use of the right of free speech that we enjoy in America for good ends as the emotional plague does for evil ones. Granted equal opportunity for expression, rationality is bound to win out in the end. That is our great hope.”

Oops — Reich forgot to figure out that hope is dope. It is the psychological equivalent to an antidepressant. I would propose an amendment to the doctor’s theory: let’s start by abandoning hope. You will not hope your way from your potential to your point of action or confidence; you’re going to have to get there one day at a time, one step at a time.

We who honor astrology (something that I doubt Reich, a devout scientist, would have taken too seriously) can look at a few factors of Pisces and understand where the drive to action and achievement goes, and what we can to do recover that drive and put it to work for us; because it will either be used for good, or for ill; the life force is too powerful to have no effect at all. And we get to decide how it’s applied.

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