Written By: Jacqueline Dobrei
Openmindedness. Adaptation. The last chill of winter giving way to the first day of spring. That’s right, it’s Pisces season.
Lasting from February 18th to March 20th, Pisces season can mean a time of intuition and sensitivity.
Generally, Pisces are feelers, not thinkers. Their gut sense of right and wrong is often what guides them throughout their life, on decisions both big and small. They also tend to be more sensitive, which goes hand in hand with their reliance on their instincts. This sensitivity is often misunderstood as a weakness, but in reality, it can be quite the opposite. Pisces’ responsiveness to the way that they feel is what allows them to be responsive to the emotions of others. By feeling so much, they understand even more, and they can use that knowledge to help both themselves and others.
Even if you are not a Pisces yourself, you may find that during Pisces season, you are more in touch with your emotions, and more willing to let yourself feel them.
The zodiac signs are split into categories (called triplicities in modern astrology) and each group is associated with an element. Similar to Cancer and Scorpio, the element that rules Pisces is water. The element of water is characterized by a sense of fluidity and intense emotions. Water signs tend to feel things more potently than other signs, which can be both good in a sense that it provides a better depth of self-understanding, and bad because it can be draining. It is important for water signs to be able to acknowledge the power of their emotions and allow themselves to be guided by them, but not controlled.
Pisces is one of the few zodiac signs that is ruled by two planets. When astrology was first developed, Jupiter, the planet connected with luck, faith, and morality, was associated with both Sagittarius and Pisces. Later, once astronomical devices advanced, and people were able to see planets not visible to the naked eye, Pisces’ ruling planet was reassessed. Neptune is the modern ruler of Pisces and it is associated with dreaminess and inspiration. Modern astrologers tend to consider both planets when reading birth charts.
When it comes to plants and herbs that really match the energy of Pisces season, you can’t go wrong with chamomile, blue lotus, bladderwack, milky oats, and lavender. The chamomile and blue lotus encourage rest and dreamful sleep, while the lavender and milky oats works to ease anxieties. Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed that has been used in a medicinal context to help the body retain nutrients and pull out any toxins, which is good to keep Pisces clear of any infections that may hinder their sensation and awareness.
Keep an eye on your dreams and try not to be too much of a realist while you navigate this Pisces Season!
— Caitlin Kelly