Weekly Stars & Crystals ~ Feb 28 to Mar 9


PISCES DECAN 2 ~ FEB 28 to MAR 9 2021. Welcome to the new weekly horoscope which will run as an Egyptian week, ie 10 days. It will start as the Sun moves into a new decan and looks at what fixed stars it hits during the decanate week. The star interpretations are written for those born with their Sun on that degree, but the general mood of the day will carry that flavour too.

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The tarot cars associated with this decan is the 9 of cups. In terms of karma “The Nine of Cups can symbolically represent being rewarded after a period of hard work and effort. Whatever you have been working on has come to successful fruition and you can sit back now and take all the praise and applause you have rightfully earned. People now see you in a different light and many will be envious of not only your abilities and skills but also because of the wonderful inner-light that glows in and around you.” ~Teachmetarot.

Victims, Saviours & Redemption

This decan is supremely absorbent of its environment, so can work positively or negatively. This placing would be great for a spy, but the most criminal and slimy of individuals could turn this great power into something quite nefarious. With Pisces decan 2 the evolutionary state of the soul is paramount, they can absorb toxins just as well as they can absorb love and bliss.

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March 1

Pisces 11º 35’ ~  Lambda Aquarius  in the water of Aquarius the Water Bearer.  3.8*

There are two bright stars of the constellation of  Aquarius  in this decan of Pisces. I have only listed the brightest but there are many more and all of them fall in the “fluvius Aquarii” the river which pours out of the water-bearing urn of Aquarius.  Ptolemy  says  “those in the stream of water have power similar to that of Saturn, and moderately to that of Jupiter.”  Anne Wright says Aquarius  “With the Magi and Druids, it represented the whole science of astronomy”.

Wright  also says  about the constellation of Aquarius  “The idea of Ganymedes being the cupbearer of Zeus subsequently gave rise to his identification with the divinity who was believed to preside over the sources of the Nile [Hapi], and of his being placed by astronomers among the stars under the name of Aquarius”  So we get a double water influence here with two rivers and a water snake. Rivers, seen from above, meander around the landscape much like a serpent. The serpent of represents occulted wisdom. Aquarius tends to be ahead of its time with their controversial ideas.

March 2

Pisces 12º 06’ ~  Alpha Hydrus  in Hydrus the Male Watersnake.  2.9

Alpha Hydrus is the brightest star in the constellation of Hydrus and shines a clear yellow. the male watersnake. “The link between  hydrogen  and  water:   In 1766-81, Henry Cavendish was the first to recognize that  hydrogen gas was a discrete substance and that it produces water when burned, a property which later gave it its name: in Greek,  hydrogen  means “water-former.”

There is another constellation representing the female  Hydra, the Hydra of Lerna. The etymology for these two constellations are intertwined.  Hydra and Hydrus comes from the Indo-European root *wed-¹   ‘Water, wet’. Derivatives:  water,  wet,  wash  (a body of water),  winter  (the ‘wet season’),  hydrant,  hydro-,  hydrous,  utricle  (a membranous sac contained within the labyrinth of the inner ear – involved in balance; also a small vestigial blind pouch of the prostate gland),  dropsy,  hydathode  (water-excreting)” ~ Anne Wright

March 3/4

Pisces 14º 31’ ~  Kappa Phoenix  in Phoenix.  3.9

(For astrological meaning see Mar 5). “ The  Phoenix  is often referred to as the  firebird, and is the constructor of a funeral  pyre: “The  Phoenix  is a bird of Arabia, so called because it possesses a scarlet (phoeniceus  =  purple) color, or because it is singular and unique in the entire world, for the Arabs say Phoenix  for ‘singular.’ This bird lives more than five hundred years, and when it sees that it has grown old it constructs a funeral pyre for itself of aromatic twigs it has collected, and, turned to the rays of the sun, with a beating of its wings it deliberately kindles a fire for itself, and thus it rises again from its own ashes” [6]

March 5/6/7

Pisces 15º 19’ ~  Achernar  in Eridanus the River.  0.4
Pisces 15º 30’ ~  Ankaa  in the Phoenix.  2.4
Pisces 15º 34’ ~  Delta Sculptor  in Sculptor.  4.6

The main star for Pisces decan 2 is Achernar a very bright star in the mouth of the river. This river forms the huge long constellation of Eridanus. This end of this river interestingly connects with Rigel in the foot of Orion, a resurrection god. It’s not surprising then this star is associated with religion and considered very fortunate, giving success and high status with  Achernar  “Well-placed, it promises happiness and success by giving good morals, faithful adherence to one’s religious beliefs or philosophical inclinations. According to tradition, Achernar is credited with bestowing high offices in the church”    In modern terms, this could also be a prominent spiritual leader or New Age guru. In a negative sense this could be a cult leader also.

The resurrection star,  Ankaa  in the Phoenix  “It is said to give a pioneering disposition, ambition and power, together with a long life and lasting fame.”  A phoenix is:  “A person or thing of unsurpassed excellence or beauty; a paragon”  (American Heritage Dictionary) a supremely beautiful, rare, or unique person or thing” (Encarta)”

On its own here is  Delta Sculptor in the creative and manipulative Sculptor, but also brings in the element of life-giving clay and mineral-rich mud. In this case, the clay is this decan’s triplicity ruler the Moon being the mother, mater, material while the creative element of Jupiter (Chaldean ruler) is the sculptor, the father god or Jesus. Again this is great healing energy that draws the toxins to the surface via the mud if used correctly. A sculptor will bring an idea to life via the clay, so here is a reminder to be vigilant of our thought forms for they too materialize for good or ill.


March 7

Pisces 16º 09’ ~  Homam  in the neck of Pegasus the Flying Horse  3.6

Homam is in the neck of highflying Pegasus. Originally called “The Whisperer”, it was one of a group of fortunate stars. In recent times though, the constellation of Pegasus has been associated with accidents, unbridled ambition and recklessness. My take on this particular area of Pegasus is that I think it does give the ability to rise above very dire circumstances, just like the Phoenix. Homam being in the neck, ensures these subject will “stick their neck out’ on behalf of the weak for which they will be rewarded. I believe though, if the subject is flying from reality in a negative way, for example through bombing out on Neptune’s drugs, then it is more likely that (like Pegasus’s rider Bellerophon), their sudden unexpected downfall will hit them very low and very hard.

March 8

Pisces 17º 08’ ~  Phi Aquarius  in the water of Aquarius the Water Bearer  4.4 Pisces 18º 35’ ~  Beta Pisces  in the western fish of Pisces.  4.5

Beta Pisces is the only star actually in the constellation of Pisces left in this decan. It falls in the eye of the western fish. The Eastern fish has now precessed fully into Aries while the rest of the western fish lies in Pisces dean 3. However the tropical influence of the emotional Pisces water sign is still evident especially since so many of these stars here speak of resurrection (Jesus) and there are two rivers flowing here too which is the lunar, primordial, influence.  Manilus brings in an interesting influence as we don’t generally think of Pisces as war-mongers, but of Pisces the constellation he says  “Naval warfare too is of their gift, battles afloat, and blood-stained waves at sea. The children of this sign are endowed with fertile offspring, a friendly disposition, swiftness of movement, and lives in which everything is ever apt to change.”  That much blood has been shed in the name of religion is an understatement and I  find it interesting that the word maritime comes from the word Mars. Mare is the sea in Italian.

1 The Astrology of Fate. Liz Green. Pg 259 2 Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 4, p.243. 3 The 36 faces. Austin Coppock pg 252 & pg 254

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