The year ahead is sexually more active than usual. Regardless of your age or stage in life, the libido is greater than usual. Though sex and love are two separate things, it does show that singles are dating more and married couples are having more sex.
We saw a lot of business- and career-related socializing last year, and we meet it again in the year ahead. The ruler of your 11th house of friends is in the Mid-heaven. Your career planet Jupiter is in social Libra for most of the year.
Your love planet Mercury is, as we have mentioned, a very fast-moving planet. In any given year he will move through all the sectors of your Horoscope; in a given month he might move through two (and sometimes three) houses. Thus, you’re someone who is changeable in love. Your needs change constantly. You show love in different ways. Your partner or spouse could call you fickle, but you’re just following Mercury. Mercury is not just fast-moving but can be erratic. Where most of the planets move steadily, with a little variation, Mercury will sometimes move extremely fast, sometimes rather slowly, sometimes he stands still and sometimes moves backwards (four times this year). This is what you are in love. (And you tend to attract people who are like this.) Anyone is romantically involved with a Pisces needs to understand this. These short-term trends are best covered in the monthly reports.
Mercury is both your love planet and your family planet. This demonstrates that you gravitate to intellectual kinds of people. You’re attracted by the mind and communication skills. You gravitate to people who are not difficult to talk to. Nevertheless, the mind is only one aspect of the equation. You like emotional intimacy as much as intellectual intimacy (the 4th house rules the moods and emotions). You liking to be exchanged, but you also like sharing feelings.
The North Node of the Moon (an abstract point, although Hindu astrologers consider it a planet) will be on your 7th house of love until April 29. This is a distinctive indicator of happiness in love. Since the North Node (Rahu, according to the Hindus) shows ‘excess’, your problem might be too much love – not a bad problem to dispose of. Sometimes this ‘excess’ shows ‘obsessive’ love. Infatuated love relationships tend not to end as well, but enjoy it while it lasts.
Like last year, Mercury will retrograde four times this year (usually this happens only three times). During these periods love to seem to go backwards. It is a period for both parties to evaluate things and see where improvements can be achieved. It’s not a good idea to make meaningful love decisions then – though you will be trying to. Things are not how they seem – neither as bad nor as good. Take a few minutes to gain conceptual clarity. This year Mercury is retrograde from January 1–8, April 9 to May 3, August 11 to September 5 and December 3–23.