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Dear Mystic,

PISCES-PISCES RISING:

Wild Goddess Diana in sync to your ruler Neptune really ramps up the already present Pisces “never explain – never complain” ethos. You’re really aware that some people/places fuq with your consciousness and that THAT is your super-power. Take whatever space you need.

Well this was apt. I resigned from my job as media and comms officer at (Prestigious Institution) last week. Despite the ACTUAL job itself being incredibly fulfilling, it was getting more and more impossible to do it with the insidious bullying, gossiping, insanely detailed watching over of what i was doing by morons with no interests of their own…

I resigned quietly, and it was kept quiet from the team i worked in (of 12!), and i know half of them are just dying because they wish they knew how and why it took place. That old chestnut ‘she’s gone to freelance’ has come in handy. But i’ve had to (temporarily) take my facebook down and be really careful who and what i email.

And i just keep chanting to myself ‘never complain, never explain’ because if I’d stayed there, i would have become as bitchy and miserable (and was, already, suffering panic attacks from the incredibly personal questions in an open plan office on a daily basis, no boundaries from management etc etc) as all of them.

I have Diana conjunct my Gemini rising and have been curious about this for awhile, but i think I’ve realized my DEALBREAKER in relationships, friendships, jobs etc is people trying to infect my space with their own crap, toxic workplaces, toxic attitudes, anyone trying to control me with their own agenda.

Anyway i just thought the daily horoscope was so spooky today as i fend off curious creepy texts from ex-workmates, and have to say to myself ‘you DON’T have to reply’… I can feel the intense desperate curiousity dripping from them… and it only comes from fear… because most of them have never worked anywhere else in their lives… and don’t realize it’s not how it has to be!!!

xxxNon-Toxic Pisces

Dear Non-Toxic Pisces,

Yes there is nothing quite like liberating “I don’t actually have to be here or do this” realization followed by putting some velocity between yourself and a bunch of soul-sucking, mediocrity emanating Qi Vampires.

And given that Saturn in Sagittarius favors Radical Transparency (along with the doing-your-job-at-a-higher-level vibe of Jupiter in Virgo), that kind of “let’s have another blame-storming or lame ideas generation meeting and then bitch it up” culture is not terribly sustainable.

However…have you thought about selling your services back to Prestigious Institution as a contractor? So you could do the ACTUAL job without the DEAL-BREAKERS?

Who else is playing off this kind of scene at the moment?

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KayMM Member
Kay

Diana exact conjunct my Pisces Rising…I feel this message so strongly at the moment. Constantly reminding myself that a Soul’s position is not to participate in the metaphorical marketplace…My job here is not to be pleasing to everyone or to receive kudos. All form of justification and acceptance comes within with in-depth self inquiry.

Never explain..never complain

HarmonieStar
HarmonieStar

Dear Pisces Writer….. this is me! I am contemplating the EXACT same thing for the EXACT same reasons! Thanks you! And go you! Good on you for pulling away from that toxic gnawing away of all that is true…. Good riddance to them! QUOTE Well this was apt. I resigned from my job as media and comms officer at (Prestigious Institution) last week. Despite the ACTUAL job itself being incredibly fulfilling, it was getting more and more impossible to do it with the insidious bullying, gossiping, insanely detailed watching over of what i was doing by morons with no interests… Read more »

WASHASHASHA
WASHASHASHA

Wowza…quadruple Pisces (ASC, Sun, Mercury, Moon) here. It is uncanny how similar my experiences over the past month have been. “Despite the ACTUAL job itself being incredibly fulfilling, it was getting more and more impossible to do it with the insidious bullying, gossiping, insanely detailed watching over of what i was doing by morons with no interests of their own…”t YES to all of that. YES to noseabouts texting me to fish for info. on my “never complain, never explain” exit. The mantra was in my mind at the time of my resignation too. I don’t have to explain myself.… Read more »

fishgirlMM Member
fishgirl

Ha! Love it.

AKAPlutoMM Member
AKAPluto

My best friend is a triple Pisces (Sun, Moon, Mercury). She had been dating a perfectly nice, well rounded fellow and was very taken with him. He did everything right, was manly but sweet, sane and had a career. Then, out of nowhere, started the whole taking-forever-to-text-back and I’m-just-really-busy routine. She just stopped talking to him. No break up, no anger, no questions whatsoever. I asked her why she wasn’t pissed or at least expecting a “real break up” and she more or less said it didn’t matter because he already showed he wasn’t worth her time- not even a… Read more »

fishgirlMM Member
fishgirl

I love this. This is me.

Bodhi TaraMM Member
Bodhi Tara

Good on you Non Toxic Pisces. I had a similar experience with my in-laws where I was expected to apologise for telling them my truth. They were upset at my truth and I had to resist the impulse to “fix it”. I too experienced the psychic pressure coming from them as to why I wasn’t doing my usual “people pleasing” and apologising for speaking my truth. Fact is it is none of my business how they react to my truth, so no need to feel troubled about the rift. Their reaction is more about them, than me

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Absolutely! I love Mystic’s mantras & advice. I do not have any planetary Pisces, just good ol Hecate. But I do have a strong Neptune (on my moon) and since Saturn is currently conjunct, I have finessed my navigation of the waters of life. I used to daydream hardcore as my escape and coping mechanism but now I take space, channel the thoughts into creative action, and tie loose threads of synchronicity together. Haute Neptune is amazing.

Jokerman
Jokerman

When l left my last school, in Dec, they had the usual ‘cheesecake and chocolate bikkies fataganza’ broken up by a ‘chicken/ham/party pies and salad all day [email protected]’. I was in wood/metal shop making a sandpaper rack. Boss came down encouraging me to come-up. I said no. I said it is just endless fake bonhomie and false camaderie and tears flowing for just doing ya job. As established, l don’t do fake….or flake. But flake, lightly sauteed in a lime & oregano olive oil, and served with asparagus, broccoli and cauli is a real treat; esp with an aioli accoutrement

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Woot, I should teach at your school. I’d totally hang out with you since I am the same way and my father was a shop teacher and I find sawdust, sandpaper, and the huge metal machinery quite soothing.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I am now workn for myself in my old trade. A bit risky but lookn forward to it. I will miss the kids but not the endless crap of filling out forms to “prove” (?????) you are a gd teacher. Plus lm not 40°C+ inland desert-like temperatures anymore. Im in an area you’d know as “Pacific Maritime” climate.

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Oh good, it looks like I missed your post about your job change, if you did share. Teaching is exhausting and nerve wracking because of the “big people”. I’m halfway around the world teaching 7 and 8 year olds anyway.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I said it somewhere a couple times in past month. My Uranity got me into trouble with executive command. The career came about bcos when the Moon went into Aries the Katscopes said a fast moving opp would come my way. Well a man l have refurbed 3 German cars for said the only operator in town was closing thru personal indifference. So l am filling that void. I pulled my phone out and the Moon was 2°Aries when he told me. My MC is Aries ruled. Hahhhh! I also rolled my daily-driver VW T3 Kombi (USA know em as… Read more »

ElectroMM Member
Electro

I do remember the rolling and the comment about the opportunity arising but I missed the one where it was confirmed. Sometimes there are just so many comments.

My high school boyfriend was in a band called “Vanagon”, named after his mother’s vehicle. Haha.

Jokerman
Jokerman

His Mum was a cool dude. The only car you can drive at the speed limit and have fun in. The build quality was a factor in me surviving the roll over. I avoided ankther and got Xssed-up and rolled. I suffered not a scratch, twinge or cricked neck. Nothing. Fortunate.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Ankther = another vehicle

inanna
inanna

Yay, Pisces gal, you do not have to deal with that!

I have Pisces MC, Jupiter on my Virgo moon-mars-venus now, and Saturn transiting my 6th house. Feeling the strain of working for an organization with complacent and complaining people. Luckily there are enough coworkers with growth mindsets to counteract that effect, but I am constantly separating myself from the toxic set and reminding myself that I just don’t have to stoop to that level. It’s a day job anyway. Using my 6th house and MC transits (esp. Saturn-Neptune) to focus on making the real dreams come true.

Rosa
Rosa

I get this. I’m the type of person who once I’m through with something that has been unfulfilling and spiritually draining (a job/relationship etc) I just vanish without a trace. Sure, I let the boss know I’m resigning, and sure I let the bf know it’s over. But that’s it. No farewell parties for the job and no deep and meaningfuls/goodbyes from the bf. I just leave. I like it that way. No need for drawn out goodbyes or potentially fake words of appreciation. It’s done. No need for it to carry on. And yep, no need for me to… Read more »

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

Oh yeah. Got out of the military and said, “NEVER AGAIN” to federal work, and then just expanded that “NEVER AGAIN” to working in any kind of fuqed up team in any screwed up workplace.

Moved to a place I’ve always wanted to live 8 months ago, and I’ve been an independent contractor working from home in an industry I wouldn’t be able to STAND if I were actually there living it everyday.

I make less money than I could otherwise, but my life is peaceful and self-directed.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

If it makes a difference: I’m a Capricorn. It’s not just Pisces that need to escape the toxicity of others!

Pisces Nightmare
Pisces Nightmare

Feel this so hard. Toxic work environment currently sucking the life from me. Asleep on the couch every night by 8pm to recoup. I’m a die hard “never complain, never explain” worker, and the birds have been pecking so hard at my shell. Ugh. In a snooty way, it disgusts me but I understand some humans can’t help it, after all it’s written in their stars.

MethinkyMM Member
Methinky

I so relate to this – it sucks to be that drained, and yeah, they probably can’t help it. As the saying goes, ‘the birds always pick at the best fruit’… But we are not fruit, and we can leave that damn tree when the time is right for us.

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

congrats!

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

Nothing more liberating then quitting a toxic environment.
I’ve started my own biz since my last draining experience and I love it.
good luck and again congrats! Step in the best direction.

Lady JaneMM Member
Lady Jane

Same here. Difficult to balance at times…wouldn’t change it for anything. Keeps me focused. Thank you very much ~ congrats to you too

Lady JaneMM Member
Lady Jane

Mine completely. And this is a business I helped strengthen too. Family members bitter and spoiled curiosity – now attracts the same in hired office workers – who feel they’re being done wrong. Me me Instead of help. Dramatics gossip – it’s a damn military field. Explosion…things settle momentarily. Learn and grow during that silence – shore yourself up. Pulling double duty with a creative project that has been life saving – when it’s time I’ll be leaving…extra job…or not. Will keep the never complain…never explain rule forever – waste energy explaining to those who matter not only for them… Read more »

Taurus VixenMM Member
Taurus Vixen

OMG!!! I had the same experience but with my romantic relationship. Was out in a restaurant having a lovely time when somehow the conversation once again turned to him twisting and turning but very serious about me. Out of respect for him, I’m not going into the details but it wasn’t a bad thing. All of a sudden it hit me “I don’t have to be in this or do this” lightbulb moment of being at huge life crossroad of what I wanted from a man. We both were surprised when I told him “I am done”. Bottom line is… Read more »

Lindsey
Lindsey

On the N.A. continent so just read this. I’m the opposite, Gem Sun, Pisces Rising and have the same deal breaker standard – Hate th gossip, intrusiveness, clubby/teen scene that can infect some workplaces. But have to disagree with doing contract work for said old organization. I did that and all the ‘clubbyness’ turned to outright hatred coupled with orchestrated plans to undermine my work…..because you still have to deal with the same people and elicit their cooperation to do Your work well. Hatred because you remind them of everything they are not. Not a recipe for great success. You… Read more »

vikingwoman
vikingwoman

I totally agree with the above. If leaving a toxic work environment is the plan don’t go back…..go to their competitors instead. Toxic environments leach into ones energy field even if you are not there permanently. Start fresh, clear your head, and clean slate. My Neptune in Scorpio is in orb to my MC. My Saturn is in Pisces so escape is a powerful drug…Saturn in the 2nd. I have left many a job behind due to impossible back stabbing unsupported workplaces. It’s gotten worse as I aged but I always faced a hostile jealous work crew.in some way shape… Read more »

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

You ain’t ever lied…

Keelkeel
Keelkeel

Realisation since start of December: I’m surrounded by people who want a piece of me, and time it when it suits them – forget my timetable.
And it’s fine if they’re unavailable to help, but heaven help me if I reply with the same lack of presence. And I seethe in resentment for the breach of my boundaries.

I admire your escape.

I live out the same secrecy / nobody needs to know process at work.

But only have Pisces in Venus…

And I haven’t fully managed an escape. Yet.

LiliMM Member
Lili

Yaay to swimming away! My Gem Sun- Pluto mum countered outré questions with, “Why do you ask?”

I have Aqua Diana on Chiron in 3rd- and progressed to IC. I hate scrutiny and am revamping home ATM. Diana transit is on my Moon-Neptune in 12th. Deep, invisible clan connections activated. Renewal under invisibility cloak.

Brava to you, Brilliant Pisces!

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Hmmm… I am committing to “Don’t complain, don’t explain.” It’s hard though – living in the US high standards are expected in my field but here in Australia the tendency to applaud mediocrity (and bitch behind the back) works my last goddamn nerve. But I gotta let it go, keep my eyes on the standard and work diligently towards it while leaving jealousy and qi vamps behind. Tall Poppy Syndrome and gossip are common psychological drugs of choice for too many, especially in “Institutions”. Hybrid conclusions are awesome – I kinda live on the road less traveled but I’m thinking… Read more »

Khismet
Khismet

Pisces sun, cancer rising… so Saturn transiting my 6th house as well! I’m at my fourth job this month… I thought I’d finally found a supportive work environment but events recently have spiralled into me essentially not feeling safe or supported and being vilified and silenced. I’ve been overworking myself and it wasn’t until someone stepped on my toe quite painfully that I was forced to take time off…! now that I’m out of that environment I don’t want to go back at all! I’m in two minds about it… I think it could work if I was unwaveringly operating… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Your last line made me realise l am like that in work. (Crab Asc/Ram MC). Reponsible to my task but l do it my way. But l never acceded to the prevailing PC way of being a teacher.

I cut my own path (Sun/Uran 1H & Aqua Moon, Merc/Uran cjunct). I always had a good rapport with the kids despite doing everything ‘wrong’. Plus my Mars/Pluto/Venus trijunct trine my SatCap loved an “orthodoxy fuqer”

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

Gem Sun, Pisces rising. This year my role in my little world swings between Cassandra and Athena. I am planning to disappear — the timing is tricky, possibly September if not earlier. This year comes with a hellish Solar return (I think it applies to June – July birthdays this year. Dear Mystic, any chance to have a post on that?) If things go as I suspect, I will need emotional management most. As of now, I am cultivating all sorts of inner power I need, summoning all the merits I might have done in my past. I decided to… Read more »

LionfishMM Member
Lionfish

In all my jobs (I’m now 2 years in to my career change, from desk bot to yoga teacher/consultant) there would always be someone who’d comment on my opacity. That I didn’t talk about my personal life, romantic life or my semi-professional hobbies (which became my new career) really irked them.

Signed,
Tight-lipped 8th House Pisces

Anchors AwayMM Member
Anchors Away

I wonder if this has come about because of the prevalence of open plan workspaces. Boundaries literally obliterated.
And there will always be those people (not the ones who are actually friends) who cross the line from casual chatter to so how’s your love life? Really? Watch your toes lest they be hacked off by my mental wall crashing down.
Good for you for making your hobby your career. Inspiring for desk bots everywhere!
Aquarius Moon, Pluto/Uranus 8th house

Leonoira von Scorpington
Leonoira von Scorpington

Ugh. I hate open plan workspaces. Aural clutter. Visual clutter. Germ spreadage. Lack of personal space.

NOPE.

Leonoira von Scorpington
Leonoira von Scorpington

I once got slammed in a performance review by a vile ex-boss for being too “secretive”. Since when has it been workplace policy to regurgitate the details of one’s daily life to work colleagues?! When I did begrudgingly share one or two details, that revolting woman was instantly dismissive of things that were important to me. Was so glad to blow that popsicle stand after six months of enduring her and her boring, bitchy babble. In an extra stroke of f-you, I timed my departure with that of my colleague’s so they were left with no front of house. Good… Read more »

fishgirlMM Member
fishgirl

I want to be this scorpionically quiet! Fuck them for asking for details them scorning them…
You’ve basically summed up my experience of open plan life…
Give me a door, a wall, a clear delineation of where things begin and end. Thank you and goodnight.

GeminEE
GeminEE

This is so apt. I wanted to find out some things about my boss so I went for a drink and OMG… Half the people in my office live on their own (I stay with my parents) so sometimes I find that they don’t have anyone to talk to (other than their partners) and they’ll keep talking about their personal stuff at work. Ok, I do this as well but sometimes internally I’m like ‘shut up!’. Unfortunately – Gemini, curiosity will kill me, maybe. I’ll need to have a better grip on keep my personal and work persona separate. Yeah,… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

Oh did you have a whacked-out cap moon January as well? I feel like I was being forced to crawl through metre-deep honey, wearing a too-loose wetsuit, while stoned, and against the clock. The clock lost, ftr. Eventually I decided just to let my brain do what it needed to do and I’d leave it alone. Seems what it needed to do was go for long walks, process a bunch of deep emo, and other non-analytical activities..

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Is that what happened to my Cap moon daughter? On the day of the Leo full moon, we also had a blizzard. She woke up and helped herself to a candy breakfast then proceeded to climb and break into everything she wasn’t supposed to. Like the hounds were unleashed.

Leo-Scorp grrrl
Leo-Scorp grrrl

Thank you for posting that. Cap moon must have been my problem for January. Emotional muck taking as mystic for January said is not usually my thing. I shut up, make a list and get it going on. But January… . Sucked. Felt like my Scorp dad (who helps with the grand kids) and I were not even speaking the same language. I thought some of it has been the Mars in Scorpio thing. Feeling better, lighter of spirit now. Whew. January felt so heavy.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

I thought the same thing as Mystic. Become a contractor for the institution. You have more control over the money and how long you need to deal with the stupidity.

Savannah
Savannah

Hell yeah! It’s total bullshit at the moment. But playing it right shows them up for who they really are, they get pissed off. Always staying ahead of the pack. Sure you have to take some knocks but logic and strategy always wins out. Then they come slithering back to see how you manage their crap. Mouth zipped. Over.

LeoEscapeArtistMM Member
LeoEscapeArtist

This post so resonates…that “i’m leaving” office party scene with gifts & well wishes has never been my personal reality–although I’ve attended many. Career endings are more disappearing acts–stealth-like undercover escapes.

LeoEscapeArtistMM Member
LeoEscapeArtist

count me in…
the life u save may be your own!
signed,
a 12th houser & neptunian challenged

Honeymoon
Honeymoon

Me too…

“the life you save may be your own” = sums it all up here

<3

Lady Stardust
Lady Stardust

OMYGOD Yes!!!!

Relate relate relate!!!

Yours sincerely,
Pisces Rising

MethinkyMM Member
Methinky

Congratulations Non-toxic Pisces! Awesome moves, awesome letter. Interesting suggestion from MM – these hybrid solutions really work for me, I just had one but me like a bolt out of the blue and I figured out my exit strategy 24 hours ago for similar reasons. They had me over a barrel and in a state of permanent angst until I realised I don’t need them or it and I have another career to go to and a trip to go on and a drama free life to live!! I shall slide out quietly when the time is optimal for me…..… Read more »

Aries gal
Aries gal

Go Pisces gal!! Love it. I love the mottos too (Pisces rising) My girlfriend fresh out of uni started a chef job with a pretty well known cafe eatery in our city. Resigned after a week. Management was lazy and selfish. Gah! Pisces moon she is. I have a bit of a “don’t complain don’t explain” sitcho with my work too. I find that the albeit lovely people I work with are a bit of Qi vamps in some aspect of their lfves. And complain a lot I don’t have to absorb that energy I don’t have to complain when… Read more »

SagStella
SagStella

Wow. I signed my resignation papers last night, they asked me the reason for the fourth of fifth time, I’m moving. “Oh well that’s a good reason” my manager chirped as she signed her signature. After 6 months in Southern California, forgive me if this seems so SAG, but I’m leaving the methane air and going to Montana for a week, then moving back to Idaho. Fresh out of uni too, im transitioning.

Jokerman
Jokerman

It worked for Frank Zappa

Charles
Charles

Frank Zappa lived on Mulholland Drive, just east of Laurel Canyon. A friend of mine lived next door.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I was referring to his Dental Floss operation in Montana