Grunt Fish (source: National Geographic)

Did you know that when fish hang out together for fun, it’s called “shoaling”? When they’re trying to get somewhere as a group, it’s called “schooling.”

The sun moves into Pisces today, joining Mercury, Venus, Neptune and Chiron. There’s something fishy about all these planets schooling together in the same sign. Get it? Get it? A similar event happened in December when a herd of planets gathered in Capricorn. That’s a goat joke. I know, right?

Anyway, I flew to Las Vegas on this day last year to meet up with a couple of my Pisces friends. I suppose that you could say that we were “schooling” for the purpose of “shoaling.” I wish that I was doing something like that this year, but I’m not. On the bright side, my energy is good right now. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the Aquarius/Pisces cusp is also the cusp of my fifth house. I feel as if I wake up from my long winter nap around this time of year. Do fish hibernate? I know that goats don’t. I suppose that’s a story for another post . . .

I’m about to go to the gym to lift some weights and teach a spin class. I’ve been reading other astrologer’s horoscopes for the month, and many of them have warned me to avoid the crazies over the next couple of days. I don’t necessarily see this Pisces stellium as a cause for concern. There are grounding influences in the sky right now. Pisces energy is at its worst when it is combined with mutability, and only Mars sits in a mutable sign at the moment. I honestly believe that the crazies will be few and far between (and probably Gemini or Sagittarius natives feeling Mars’ influence).

For that reason, I’m not going to worry about “shoaling” with a bunch of crazies at the gym. It’s probably going to be infinitely more exciting than staying at home by myself. I don’t want to be all alone, like one of those beta fish that needs to be separated from the other fish.  Even with the moon in combative Aries today, it’s no time to fight. Pisces encourages both “schooling” and “shoaling.” The symbol of the cord that connects the two fishes is more important than the fishes themselves.

So, let’s all try to get along for the next few weeks. Try to be more socially-connected and avoid the impulse to draw attention to yourself. There is strength in numbers right now.

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