I’ve had a request to do Pisces in this series, so here goes. Using a Solar Chart, with 0 Pisces on the Ascendant, you have Pluto entering your 11th House, Neptune is in the 12th, and Uranus is in the 1st House. Saturn is in the 7th.
So Pluto entering the 11th House of groups, friends and aims and ideals. Pisces is a wonderfully open sign: for better or for worse, you are able to empathise with and trust just about everybody. Pluto reveals the shadow side of whatever it touches. And if you are naïve about people, you will be betrayed, you will be taken advantage of. As a Pisces you want to love the whole world, and maybe you do, but appropriate mistrust does not contradict this. Yes, give people the benefit of the doubt: but sometimes there is no doubt to give people the benefit of. Some people are nasty and not to be trusted, period. (This is also a Libran lesson). Thinking critically about people does not make you bad or hard-hearted.
As a Pisces you can attract friends or groups with whom you have a deep soul connection. Pluto’s dark lessons can lead you to a point where you know who your friends are, who you can work with, and who to be circumspect with.
This also applies to aims and ideals: as a Pisces you can launch into something that feels good, without quite knowing where it is going or weighing it up coolly. Again, Pluto will pull the rug from under your feet. As a Pisces you know that everything can’t be worked out in advance, but you need to learn to trust in grounded and sharp intuition that can be trusted, rather than a woolly feelgood factor that has maybe been generated by someone else. So your aims and ideals tend to be felt rather than articulated: but discrimination on that level is still needed.
Neptune is very comfortable in your Solar 12th, his natural home, where he has been for the last 10 years. During this period you have become increasingly attuned to the spirit of the times, to collective desires and needs, to a sense of being part of something much larger than yourself, as well as to your own unconscious, your hidden depths. At the same time, your capacity for escapism and self-delusion has been revealed to you. With Neptune 10 years into his journey, you have probably begun to get a handle on this.
Uranus is in your 1st House, not the easiest house for you: you prefer to attract life and events towards you, rather than engage and express yourself directly. So Uranus has been showing you how to do this. How does the Invisible Man get himself noticed? How do you create an identity for yourself through which to live? Who ARE you? You have a tendency to become whatever the people and circumstances around you require, you can appear to be seamlessly part of whatever is going on. Uranus, however, has been putting a spanner in the works, because he wants individuality from you, he can’t bear conformity for its own sake. The very Piscean Gordon Brown has had this: he is now the UK Prime Minister, people need a sense of who he is, it is no longer enough for him to be running the Treasury behind the scenes, while plotting against Tony Blair. He is uncomfortable and awkward in the spotlight, but it is forcing him to reveal who he is.
Saturn is in your 7th House of significant relationships, which has a similar lesson: is anybody in? He is in your opposite sign of Virgo. So this provides a strong and healthy pull towards groundedness. It is the ocean (Pisces) encountering the shore (Saturn) and knowing itself by the shape of the coastline. Yes, you can roam the formless depths, but here through the shape of another you can find your own shape reflected back. It is not just you adapting to who and what is around you anymore. The responses and reactions of the significant others in your life will paint a picture of who you are, for it is you they are responding to.
Saturn is the bridge between the outer and inner planets, he makes all those transformative currents real, he gives them form in the world. So the challenge from Pluto to wise up about who you can trust, the challenge from Neptune to become aware of your self-delusion, the question from Uranus as to whether anyone is at home, can all be met in concrete form in your significant relationships, through staying the course, through assessing coolly whether these relationships are right for you, through being present, and through noting how people respond to you.