BIG WIKILEAKS, FLOODS AND MORE IN MARCH 2016
We have a striking number of patterns joining Neptune in Pisces in March involving asteroids, Nodes and planets. This is going to be a big month for Wikileaks and also floods, both ruled by Neptune – for obvious reasons.
It is also Year of the Monkey in Chinese astrology. The Three Wise Monkeys remind us of the phrase Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil. But at what point should that stop? All eyes on not only Julian Assange and Wikileaks – but also Edward Snowden and Anonymous, in March.
What’s undercover? What lies beneath? What is below the surface for you and the people around you? We’ll find out. The more horoscope factors you have in Pisces, the bigger the secret (or the more secrets you keep). March will bring big decisions about everything you cover up. In fact, there’s no going back.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
We will see major cover-ups, or big revelations about previous cover-ups, in March 2016. This has been a feature of the entire Neptune in Pisces cycle, and all the key dates are at the end of this story.
The headlines in March will cover Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Anonymous and also the cover-up over Fukushima. Through these stories, we will question our own secrets. Is it right or wrong to hide things from others? When is it ethical? When is it not?
Neptune has been in Pisces since April 4th 2011 through August 5th 2011, and continually since February 4th 2012. We have now had around four years to adjust, but March 2016 will be intense.
NEPTUNE AND THE WORLD IN MARCH 2016
Neptune rules the sea. Pisces rules fish. So far, since Neptune moved into Pisces in 2011, we’ve seen –
The Fukushima nuclear disaster on 11th March 2011 (when the Sun was also in Pisces). This will bring us more headlines about the radioactive contamination of sea water, around the world, in March 2016 – specifically near the dates at the end of this story. In March 2016 we also risk a second nuclear leak. We will be forced to remember Fukushima in March 2016.
Sea level rise, caused by Global Warming and Climate Change, is another manifestation of Neptune in Pisces. Fukushima was triggered by a Tsunami. In March 2016 we risk worldwide flooding, dramatic new rises in sea levels and tsunami activity as the stellium in Pisces builds.
WIKILEAKS, SNOWDEN AND ANONYMOUS
Astrology is symbolic by nature and along with the sea, Pisces and Neptune both rule everything that is below the surface. Everything that is submerged and unseen, just like microscopic plankton, which float everywhere in the ocean, invisible to us.
This is why we associate Neptune and Pisces, with secrets, hackers and internet surveillance. It has accompanied the rise of trolling, cyber stalking and data mining. There will be more headlines about these modern plagues in March 2016.
Ever since Neptune moved into Pisces on April 4th 2011, we have also seen the growth of
*Wikileaks, founded in 2006 by Julian Assange, is the most famous example of untraceable mass document leaking on the internet. The word ‘leak’ is of course associated with ships, and thus the ocean – and Neptune. This painting by Courbet shows what happens when the Moon lights up the sea. When the Moon moves through Pisces and conjuncts Neptune, what is concealed will be an issue. When the Sun conjuncts Neptune, all will be revealed. Wikileaks will be spouting all over the place – but we may also find out the truth about the organisation and perhaps Mr. Assange.
WATCH ANONYMOUS IN MARCH 2016
- Anonymous is the most famous example of global activists and hacktivists. Formed around 2004 it has grown hugely since Neptune went into Pisces in 2011. In January 2011, Anonymous launched Operation Tunisia and gave Tunisians a script they could use to protect their web browsers from government surveillance. There will be more Anonymous headlines in March 2016.
- Edward Snowden is the most famous whistleblower in the world who has alerted us all to mass surveillance and government secrecy. Formerly with the CIA, his whistleblowing work began in earnest in 2012, one year after Neptune entered Pisces. The N.S.A or National Security Agency in the U.S. made news when in 2013, the extent of the NSA’s secret surveillance programs was revealed to the public by Edward Snowden – affecting the communications of over a billion people worldwide. Watch the Snowden story in March 2016.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND VIRUS IN MARCH 2016
Unfortunately the Zika virus is going to get worse before it gets better. Why is Pisces/Neptune associated with infections? Because anything we cannot see in the air and water is ruled by both these horoscope factors. There may also be a second outbreak of an old or perhaps completely unknown new disease. Looking at the clashes from Pisces to Sagittarius, this raises the issues of people crossing borders from one country to another, and the infections they bring with them. In large camps, of course, that risk is increased. The period around Sunday 6th March will bring this to light. Saturn in Sagittarius (as predicted elsewhere) will bring the end of the European Union. The public health alarms of March will assist this.
EINSTEIN AND QUANTUM IN MARCH 2016
The strange, mysterious world of quantum mechanics will make more headlines in March 2016. Atoms and photons are invisible to most of us, which is extremely Piscean/Neptunian. Of course, Einstein was also a Sun Pisces. As I write this on 12th February, CNN reports gravitational waves have been detected, so Einstein is making news again. Here he is, in one of those endlessly copied photographs on the internet, wearing fluffy slippers. Pisces rules the feet. Maybe he knew he was a Pisces.
REALITY USED TO BE A FRIEND OF MINE
In March 2016 further discoveries will make us question the nature of so-called reality. Is the Multiverse real? Are we still in a Big Bang world or Steady State? Expanding from this idea, the world of dreams and sleep will make headlines and deliver breakthroughs. The entire subject of consciousness and its impact on reality is very right for March 2016. So is the nature of time and space.
The two fishes swimming in opposite directions are a powerful symbol of inner conflict, confusion, self-contradiction and muddle. People who live out their Sun in Pisces horoscope strongly reflect this. This New York Times story on Albert Einstein (Pisces) is entitled Confused In Love And Sometimes In Physics.
Another famous Pisces, Elizabeth Taylor, did not know if she wanted to be married to Richard Burton or not. So she married him more than once.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which was discovered in the same year as anaesthetic was publicly used for the first time. Drugs and alcohol are said to have a particularly powerful effect on Pisces people. They already inhabit another world.
Marijuana, vodka or heroin can push them into a deeper one. Kurt Cobain is a famous example of a Piscean whose tremendous imagination was equalled by drug use. Elizabeth Taylor struggled with drink.
Of course, when you end up in the sea, you are ‘in the drink’ and as the astrologer and author Liz Greene has pointed out, Neptune can be associated with a tremendous thirst, in the horoscope. People yearn for, long for, crave – the ocean. This painting by Monet shows how the sea can potentially overwhelm, despite the thirst.
Most positively, Pisces is about escaping from the boring, mundane, ordinary real world and exploring escapes from reality which elevate the soul. Deep meditation. Remarkable music. Incredible film. Staggering scientific discovery (particularly of the quantum universe). Religion is associated with Pisces, as is marine biology. Both depend on the acceptance of another realm, above or beneath us all. Mediumship, astral travel and clairvoyance are the realm of Pisces and Neptune.
The world of fantasy, gaming, novels, theatre, film, television, art and music – as long as it is genuinely imaginative and not corporate – is the natural home of Neptune in Pisces. In March 2016 we will see some oustanding examples of this, launched or announced.
You would also expect March 2016 to bring groundbreaking new discoveries that prove consciousness survives physical death and that mediums are right. In an age when Neptune in Pisces dominates our lives, it is probably wiser for some sceptical scientists to refrain from making absolute statements about reality. If their reality is more real, than your reality, you know they have a problem! This also applies to spiritual healing, which works with the human aura and chakra system. Whose reality is it anyway? Maybe we’ll find out in March.
At its worst, Pisces is confused and confusing, and can be deceitful. Like a fish, we associate the words ‘fishy’ and ‘slippery’ with bad Piscean behaviour. Also ‘oily’ – and of course when one ‘wriggles out’ of something, one can be Piscean. Evasive and elusive Piscean types are very common. When we see the worst of Neptune and Pisces we end up with people who are muddled and also muddle us. Sometimes it is quite deliberate. The most awful con artists, liars and ‘wide boys’ as my grandmother used to call them, are born under Pisces or have a cluster of factors in that sign.
DISTORTED VISION AND NEPTUNE
Neptune rules the sea and when you are under water, the ocean distorts your vision. You cannot see straight. You are also under the illusion, supplied by oxygen tanks (or the safe walls of a cruise liner bedroom) that you are on land – when you are not. We can have a lovely holiday from reality with Neptune and Pisces, and people whose horoscopes express those factors. However, the holiday is just that. And it helps to remember. What saves us in March? Knowing the difference between the real and the unreal. And how does that work? Boundaries. Boundaries is always the magic word when there is a stellium transiting Pisces and it’s very much the key to March.
THE HEAVENLY BODIES HEADLINING IN MARCH 2016
Very few astrologers work with the full 34 horoscope factors in modern astrology, but as so many members of the family tree loom large in March (including Neptune’s wife) it’s worth a closer look.
Salacia – Wife of Neptune in Roman mythology and a Trans-Neptunian object. She describes altered states and alternative worlds. Parallell universes. She is associated with quantum physics, the ocean, the seashore, dreams, drugs and fantasy.
Hygiea – Ancient symbol of preventative medicine. Her name is hidden in the word ‘hygiene’ and this asteroid was discovered in 1849, the year of the cholera epidemic. The phrase ‘prevention is better than cure’ describes Hygiea perfectly.
The Sun – The Sun highlights, exposes and illuminates whatever it touches. It operates like a spotlight or camera flash so that everything is revealed very clearly. What might have been missed or unseen before comes to light with The Sun.
Ceres – Ceres was promoted to planet status in 2006 (she is a dwarf planet) and is the equal of Pluto. She is commonly ignored by many astrologers, but she is an accurate pointer to power-sharing issues and questions about control/compromise.
Saturn – The ancient symbol of fear. The planet Saturn is pale yellow, also the symbol of cowardice. Fear makes us resort to coping methods, defence mechanisms and strategies. They are often unwise when Saturn is involved. Therein lies the lesson.
Jupiter – The favoured son of Saturn, who was the lucky child who escaped being devoured by him. Raised on milk and honey, he grew to become the greatest of all the gods in Rome. He is a symbol of hope, healing, growth, expansion and good.
New Moon – The Moon is an ancient symbol of motherhood, as it correlates with a woman’s menstrual cycle. The Sun, being the same approximate shape and size to the naked eye, became a symbol of fatherhood. Together, they bring a birth.
Total Solar Eclipse – An eclipse blots out what might normally be clear and obvious. It obscures what is there. Blind spots and (usually) total ignorance of an important story, to be revealed much later, are common on a total eclipse. They require care.
Chiron – The late, great astrologer Dennis Elwell associates Chiron with mavericks, gadflies and heretics. He was a centaur associated in myth with teaching, herbal medicine and hunting. He challenges us to see what we can get away with.
Mercury – The Messenger of the Gods. Usually shown with wings on his helmet and sandals, he ‘flies’ like e-mail, text messages, the post and courier deliveries. He is all about the words, and images. The meaning is not his concern.
Neptune – The ancient symbol of the ocean. He is associated with anaesthesia, as in 1846, when he was discovered, a patient was made publicly unconscious for the first time. We associate Neptune with other worlds – other realities.
True South Node – A symbol of time-warps and time-loops, when everything repeats, and nothing can be done (or said) to change the pattern. The only option is to go within, to cultivate patience, tolerance, a sense of humour and other good things.
Venus – Venus is associated with desire, vanity and jealousy. Lovely Venus was jealous of her beautiful future daughter-in-law Psyche. Her own husband Vulcanus was jealous of her lover, Mars. The phrase ‘All’s fair in love and war’ applies to her.
DATES TO WATCH IN MARCH 2016
Allow one day either side for the world to catch up with itself – these times are calculated for London. Here are the Pisces patterns.
Tuesday 1st March
Salacia 28 Pisces opposite Hygiea 28 Virgo
Thursday 3rd March
Sun 13 Pisces conjunct Ceres 13 Pisces
Sunday 6th March
Sun 16 Pisces square Saturn 16 Sagittarius
Tuesday 8th March
Sun 18 Pisces opposite Jupiter 18 Virgo
Wednesday 9th March
New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse: Sun 18 Pisces conjunct Moon 18 Pisces. There will be a massive cover-up near this date.
Friday 11th March
Sun 21 Pisces conjunct Chiron 28 Pisces
Mercury 9 Pisces conjunct Neptune 9 Pisces
Sun 21 Pisces conjunct True South Node 21 Pisces
Sunday 13th March
Ceres 17 Pisces opposite Jupiter 17 Virgo
Tuesday 15th March
Mercury 17 Pisces opposite Jupiter 17 Virgo
Sun 25 Pisces opposite Hygiea 25 Virgo
Wednesday 16th March
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Ceres 18 Pisces
Thursday 17th March
Mercury 21 Pisces conjunct Chiron 21 Pisces
Mercury 21 Pisces conjunct True South Node 21 Pisces
Saturday 19th March
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Salacia 29 Pisces
Mercury 25 Pisces opposite Hygiea 25 Virgo
Sunday 20th March
Venus 10 Pisces conjunct Neptune 10 Pisces
Monday 21st March
Mercury 29 Pisces conjunct Salacia 29 Pisces
Thursday 24th March
Chiron 21 Pisces conjunct True South Node 21 Pisces
Ceres 21 Pisces conjunct True South Node 21 Pisces
Chiron 21 Pisces conjunct Ceres 21 Pisces
Friday 25th March
Venus 16 Pisces opposite Jupiter 16 Virgo
Monday 28th March
Ceres 23 Pisces opposite Hygiea 23 Virgo
Venus 21 Pisces conjunct True South Node 21 Pisces
Wednesday 30th March
Venus 22 Pisces conjunct Chiron 22 Pisces
Venus 22 Pisces opposite Hygiea 22 Virgo