Astrological Alchemy

The Sun enters into Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, on Feb. 18. Pisces is the consciousness of spirituality and idealism. As we go through our life experience, it is intended for our soul to grow in wisdom and love. Life’s deeper meanings are designed to come more into our awareness as we mature, and experiences distill into understanding.

Pisces enlivens the consciousness within us that facilitates our ability to see life’s meaning and purpose. It reveals to us that we are spiritual beings in the material world. We are in an evolution of consciousness, a process that involves the balance, harmonization, and integration of spirit and matter. Our life here on Earth is structured as a school. The cosmic laws of rebirth and karma teach us over time that there are right and wrong ways to live. When our lives are based in ignorance and untruth, we discover that we are in conflict with life and suffer. When we embody life’s fundamental truths, we live in balance and harmony.


Our quality of life is based in happiness and fulfillment. As we learn these lessons, our lives change and we grow in awareness. There is a significant difference to expressing a principle or energy positively or negatively. Pisces rules that inner voice of conscience that can guide us through life. The more we pay attention to this inner voice, the stronger it gets. We must be quiet and listen to the soul and spirit. Pisces rules meditation and spiritual practice, which enhances our innate ability to embrace this higher consciousness. Now is an excellent time to tune in.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

There is something that is important for you to communicate to others and put into action. You are to be a leader, so don’t wait for someone else to step forth. You may have to turn within to collect yourself and establish clarity before you act. The world is waiting to hear what you have to say.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You feel a sense of new beginnings, presenting you with new opportunities and self-validation. The focus is on career and finances. There is an enhanced expression of your love and wisdom. There is also a subtle but profound spiritual impulse that is seeking to find expression in your life. This is a good month for you.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Your mind is bubbling with new inspirational and creative ideas, which can be applied to your career and improve your financial situation. These new thoughts are the result of deep, inner contemplation and reflection. This is a good month for you.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

You must honor the feeling to turn within and explore the depths of your soul. This subconscious aspect of your being has important messages that are intended for communication to others, and to be put into action. You may feel a need for more meditation and contemplation.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Your leadership abilities want to find expression now. You have creative answers to situations, and these solutions need to be communicated and acted upon. This is an opportunity to give voice to your love, wisdom, and idealism; it can have a beneficial influence on your career. This is a good month.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Your mind and heart are in balance now, creating the opportunity for you to unfold more of your emotional side. The ability to articulate your feelings is enhanced, which can bring a sense of balance and wholeness. As a result, your mind is sharper than ever. Apply these abilities to your career and you will be pleased with the results.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 23)

There are some issues that need to be addressed in your relationships. It is up to you to take responsibility to correctly resolve these situations. Even though there can be conflict, you have the love, wisdom, and diplomacy to handle these challenges.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 21)

Personal growth opportunities are presented to you now in terms of work and love relationships. Some changes need to be made that can result in improved harmony. You must speak your truth and be firm. Do it lovingly and diplomatically and you will achieve the necessary changes. It will be best for everyone.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

You feel optimistic about the future. Plans that are implemented now will achieve the success for which you are looking. Your idealistic impulses need to be included in your plans; this will enhance your overall fulfillment. This is a good month for you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Things are intense for you right now. There are some situations that need your attention, and only you can effectively deal with them. By taking responsibility you will feel a surge of personal growth. It is time to set some boundaries in working situations and also with children.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Your innate originality and creative genius should be applied to your career; your innovative abilities are needed at this time. The results will be beneficial for all concerned. There is a real inner humanitarian impulse that wants to find expression in action. Look at what you might do to help others.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

This is your month to shine. There is excellent support for your wise and loving nature. Your heart and mind are both expanded and in balance. There are opportunities to give expression to this state of being in public situations. This is a wonderful, fulfilling time for you.

~ Robert Ayres is a Truckee resident and internationally known astrologer with 40 years of experience. This month’s horoscope is cast specifically for the Truckee/Tahoe area. Contact Robert for personal consultations at (530) 550-1118 or


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