All Aquarius season long, we’ve been learning to fill everyone else’s cup — but as the sun passes the baton to commence Pisces season on February 19th, we’re urged to fill our own. Despite the novelty that reverberates at the beginning of a new year, visionary Pisces technically marks the end of the zodiacal cycle. This transformative energy prompts the collective to rehash old ideas, wrap up projects, and let go of our burdens as we reimagine our ideal lifestyle. In a major way, Pisces season is asking you to romanticize your life.
WELCOME TO PISCES SEASON!
Known for their sharp intuition and strong — albeit sensitive — emotions, Pisces zodiac signs are the psychic feelers of the zodiac. Their sixth sense can be owed to being a water sign, the element that rules emotions and intuitive capabilities. Those born under Pisces are typically imaginative and crafty souls with a reputation for having their heads in the clouds, making the next few weeks all about painting dreamscapes and following your gut feelings.
The shape-shifting water signs also have escapist personalities; tending to glamorize ideas and virtually every interaction they have in order to maintain an idyllic lifestyle. Some may call it being stuck in a fantasy, but a Pisces might say it’s manifestation, babes.
Remember when I said Pisces is the last in the zodiac wheel? Well, the twin fish represents the last phase of maturity. The intuitive water sign was mythologized in Greek lore when Aphrodite and Eros — trying to escape the grip of the monster Typhon — called upon Zeus for help, to turn them into fish in an effort to escape. Symbolically, this season is about facing our deeper selves and taking all of the lessons, hardships, and experiences, then finally transmuting them into our ideal selves.
Pisces season kicks off with a new moon in the native sign on February 19th. This invigorating new moon asks us to move slowly, follow our intuition, and align with our spirituality. Ideas deemed too outlandish or absurd should be revisited right now. As the sign associated with the subconscious, it’s a beautiful moment to connect to ourselves mentally. Check in on your emotional state right now and let go of what no longer serves your highest self.
Mercury, the planet associated with communication and the mind, moves into the water sign on March 2nd, reminding us to loosen up our grip on logic and reason and step into the metaphysical. Sure, having a sound mind is practical, but Pisces season is about the layers beyond the material world. Take a chance on your gut feelings and avoid limiting yourself to what you’ve been conditioned to believe.
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After a three-year-long rendevous in wild child Aquarius, Saturn — the tough-as-nails planet of self-discipline — enters Pisces on March 7th. This transition teaches us to part ways with our defunct traditions and unreliable and deeply held beliefs, but rather than thinking of the bigger scope of society, we’re asked to dig deep within our psyche. Think of Saturn’s ingression as a cataclysm of individualism and critical thinking, and as a portal, if you will, into our innermost fantasies. When the planet of restriction and hard work is stationed in hyperbolic Pisces, it’s putting a magnifying glass up to our own self-imposed limitations and tendency to over-idealize people and situations that might not align with the cookie-cutter image we have in our head.