Chiron moves into Pisces on April 20, then will retrograde back to Aquarius July 20, then back into Pisces on February 8, 2011 where it will stay until 2018.
The last time Chiron moved into Pisces was when I was a little kid, March 26, 1960. It did the same thing then, too, going back to Aquarius for a few months, then moving into Pisces on Jan. 20, 1961 where it hung out until 1968.
A lot of people feel that Chiron’s entry into Pisces was one of the major influences on the era we now lovingly call “The Sixties”. The Pisces symbol is two fish swimming in opposite directions, and the sixties were certainly polarized. Pisces rules drugs and mysticism, spirituality, psychic influences….sounds like a lot of the 60′s that I saw. I was reading the Pisces profile at http://www.skyscript.co.uk/pisces.html and kept seeing the 60′s over and over again in the description. If the 60′s were a person, Pisces would have to be very strong in their chart!
So years from now, will we look back on this decade with similar memories?
A lot has changed in 50 years, mind you. In the 60′s, we were barraged by television news footage of the Viet Nam war and the antiwar protests, while today many people sit in front of computers rather than TV, watching YouTube footage of the Iraq war and the antiwar protests. In the 60′s, newspapers and magazines like Time and Newsweek were frequently filled with stories about the dangers of LSD, police busts for drugs, and debates about making Marijuana legal, while today the news media talks about the dangers of drugs like cocaine, the war on drugs, and debates on making Marijuana legal. In the sixties, people saw the future as a blend of end-of-the-world fears (with songs like “Eve of Destruction”) and dreams of paradise (“When the Moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars,” while today the internet is full of end-of-the-world talk (just how many websites ARE there about 2012 being the end of everything) as well as talk current events being the birth pangs of a new, wonderful New Age we will soon all be living in. What goes around comes around?
I came of age at the end of the 60′s, and have a lot of fond memories, as well as memories of doing some of the most stupid things possible. Most of my peers will say the same thing if asked.
I like to compare Chiron in Pisces with a scene from the Wizard of Oz. Chiron opens doors to worlds one did not even know existed, and like Dorothy when she looked through her Kansas house doorway into the Land of Oz, one can’t help but want to explore this wonderous new world that was beyond anything previously imagined. There is so much to see, like “the horse of a different color”, so many new people to meet, like Glinda and the Munchkins, but also unbelievable dangers, like falling asleep and not waking up in a field of poppies, or making extremely dangerous enemies like that ‘other witch’.
This Chiron in Pisces won’t be a mirror image of the last time, to be sure. A lot HAS changed in the world, some of it for the better, some of it for the worse. But I think you will see the door opening into another world once again and, like Dorothy, will have the opportunity to experience the two fish going in opposite directions….untold wonders, and unimagined dangers.
Let’s hope we remember where we’ve kept our ruby slippers.