I had this article in mind early last week but am only posting it now because, as luck would have it, I became terribly sick myself with type A influenza ( the virulent strain circulating this year that has resisted the effects of vaccines.) Astrology, you so funny….
This is that time of year in the northern hemisphere, outbreaks of contagious illnesses would be occurring whether or not the astrology was there to support it. Unfortunately, the astrology is there to support it. We are gradually entering Pisces season, with Mars already in the sign, joined by Venus earlier this morning. We will be working our way to a Pisces stellium on February 18, with the Sun, New Moon, Venus, Mars, Neptune and Chiron all in the the delicate sign. ( Venus and Mars both move into Aries February 20, which will shake off the density of the stellium.)
Pisces isn’t a sign usually associated with robust good health in the first place. The Mercury retrograde isn’t helping much either, messing with communication and mental processes. ( Funnily enough, I completely lost my voice and have yet to regain it; from what I’ve observed recently vocal problems seem more frequent now.) During a Mercury retrograde, misdiagnosis and medical errors are more common as well. It doesn’t meant a misdiagnosis will happen, but it is certainly more likely. If you receive medical advice now and something about it seems off, don’t hesitate to go for a second opinion, or to do follow up testing once Mercury is direct ( on Wednesday, February 11.)
The bigger trouble spots are around January 30/31 and February 18, at the time of the Pisces stellium. On Friday, January 30 Venus in Pisces will square Saturn in Sagittarius at 3 degrees around 2:23 a.m. CST. The next day, Mars will reach an exact conjunction with always painful Chiron at 15 degrees Pisces at 2:23 p.m. ( Asteroid Eros will be in the conjunction as well, as Eros will be moving in lockstep with Mars for the duration of its transit through Pisces.) While health issues in general will be more delicate than usual from now until end of February, it may be a bigger issue around these times. While any health issue may arise from these influences, it it more likely they will be health issues related specifically to Pisces and affected by Mercury retrograde. Pay special attention to these areas during this period:
– Sexual problems (Mars-Eros-Chiron conjunct)
– Fluid buildup in organs and tissues
– Congestion in lungs and stuffy/congested ears
– Swelling, edema and fluid retention
– Circulatory issues
– Problems with the lymphatic system, including infection and/or lack of proper drainage
– Feet and ankle trouble of every kind
– Dehydration and urinary or kidney retention
Sensitivity is a keyword with Pisces, so overdoing anything now isn’t a good idea, be it food, drink, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals or even sugar or caffeine. If you do find yourself unwell, gentle cleanses and exercises such as stretching, walking and dancing (with Pisces, especially dancing!) will help clear the system. Homeopathy or alternative healing methods may work better than modern ones, or at least complimentary to modern ones to speed up healing. If you can’t handle something now- don’t! Whether it is mental ( Mercury retrograde), emotional ( Venus and Chiron in Pisces), or physical (Mars/Eros in Pisces), give yourself plenty of rest from the daily grind. Listen to your body and heed its warnings to slow down or stop.