The Sun entering Pisces begins the month that ends the Astrological year. It is a time of summing up, review and renewal. The year ends as it began in the realm of the spirit from which all gifts come. We have come full circle and must prepare to begin again. We harvest the meanings of our year just lived and plant them in the soil of the year that is to come. We turn with hope to the future and draw upon our greatest gift, the gift of Pisces, which is the supreme gift of what it means to be human... Imagination.
You meet the world everyday as it is; presented to you as "fact" that you seemingly must accept. Yet the world you meet every day is the product of what you and everyone else intuited, felt and acted upon yesterday and a thousand yesterdays before. The great good news we can take from this is that it is we who made this world, so we can re-make it too.
The spiritual source of that ability is our supreme gift, the gift of the imagination. We encounter the world today as it is, we dream of a different world; and by using our imagination, (combined with love and will), we bring into being a new world.
But of course, we do this rather imperfectly because we are limited. We are limited by our lack of understanding which creates the principle limit to our creative power, fear. This is the challenge of Pisces: are you fearful or faithful? Do you believe that life is more fated and that you just have to accept what comes your way? Or, are you more faithful and believe in your power to make a difference?
We can overcome our past and create a better future when we confront our fear by shining the light of understanding to dispel the darkness that is fear. We know we can be better, we know we can grow because it is in our nature to believe. We have faith, imagination and the knowledge that it is we who make the world we live in.
We all find ourselves somewhere on the continuum of life between fatalism and free will. The principle determination of where you come down between fate and free will is your state of understanding. The less you know of yourself and the world around you, to that same extent will your life be "fated". And, the greater your knowledge of yourself and the world around you, the greater will be your free will or self-determination.
The entire journey around the zodiac depicts (for us) the process of human unfoldment. We begin at the Alpha moment of Aries, the springing forth with the joy of new beginnings. We come now to our Omega, the time of Pisces, in which we gather in, harvest the meanings and distill the essence of our experiences so as to create the seed of the new life we will plant again in Aries.... and so on.
We grow in understanding, day by day, year to year. But what sustains us on our journey is the spiritual gift of dreaming and imagining a better world that we know is possible....and so it is.