Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Artist: Maria Nguyen
Feb 18 – Mar 19, 2020
Remember – your sun sign is just one planet in your star-soup.
Happy birthday fishies! We made it to the final stop on the zodiac wheel! As the last sign, Pisces gathers everything, then dismantles it. Everything changes; nothing stays the same. Reflect on the inevitable, proverbial death of all things. This is the Life/Death/Life nature so eloquently described by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés in “Woman Who Run with the Wolves.”
Pisces season is all about letting go, being adaptable, and making space for the new. This is the sign of two fish chasing tails in the waters of eternity. Pisces represents the trance state, the vivid revery. Like a flexible spine twisting in the river current, Pisces embodies many dimensions at once, drizzled betwixt blissful waves, disconnected from time and space. Walk along the jeweled shoreline of the present moment – come back to your body with deep breathing – if you feel yourself drifting.
Unlike Aquarius season, this cycle is not very social or exploratory, at least not outwardly. Prepare to spend more time at home and/or by yourself, figuring shit out. Life under the Pisces sun can be confusing on an emotional/spiritual level. We may fantasize about “swimming away” or disappearing without a trace. The Pisces flow leads us to nebulous, amorphous places. Don’t be afraid to follow the mermaid to the bottom of the sea. In the shadows of her cove we confront addiction, resentment, betrayal, denial, deceit and other murky behaviors.
Some earthly responsibilities may be neglected as we are faced with the task of scrubbing these inner worlds. Existential crises, indecision, mini breakdowns, and moodiness are all likely. Pisces season is when we are most vulnerable and prone to illness. The fishes are also nocturnal creatures, so prepare for changes in your sleep/dream life.
The doldrums of winter are not exactly inspiring. I think this is precisely why Pisces season tends to be so disorienting and sometimes depressing: we have to reach deep into the gray to pull out meaning and purpose, reasons to keep going, reasons to stay clear and grounded. Let’s do this by diving into creative work, writing, visual art – whatever you love. If we don’t find a way to channel this swirling water energy, we start to feel irresponsible or careless.
The fishes swim in arcs and loops, not straight lines, so forget about order. The more we relax, the faster we ascend. Pisces requires complete surrender. The more we create and release, breathe and sleep, walk and sing – the easier this cycle will be. Delve into your dreams, wishes and hopes. Internalize nothing! Keep nothing! This is the last stop on the line – where are you going to put the baggage?
Pisces calls from her cove: trust me, sweet child, swim in my sea of long, delicious dreams. Her diaphanous cocoon shields and protects. Wrapped in the mighty arms of ocean-soul, birth your silent, private intensity unto the world. Welcome changes and endings, as they are designed by something inconceivably glorious. Though we will be unusually sensitive, it’s ok, we can still rise with dignity from titanic depths, trident piercing the sky above. Life continues inexorably as water flows downstream. Have patience. This season takes place internally. Our progress will be clear at the end. Be kind to yourself and others! Put on some music, dance, make some art!
We have another Mercury Retrograde coming up. This will be in full swing by the time Pisces arrives. On Feb 25 the sun will be conjunct Mercury – this is the best day to do anything like travel, sign a document, make a big purchase, etc. Things that are normally not a good idea during Mercury Retrograde are passable on this day, so go for it.
Two other planets make moves on Mar 4: Mercury retrogrades back to Aquarius and Venus spins into Taurus. On Mar 8, the sun will be conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is ruler of Pisces, so this is going to be a very fishy day. This comes the day before the super full moon / last day of Mercury Retrograde (Mar 9), so I think it will feel extra delicious. Conjunctions like these really bring people together. Perhaps this means blissful lovemaking with your partner, or perhaps it means meaningful/playful communion with friends from school or work. Some kind of creative act draws us closer so that we can learn more about one another.
The spring equinox (Aries season) officially takes place at 8:49 pm PST on Mar 19! New beginnings are around the corner, but they’re not exactly here yet. It is important to honor this time of reflection, relaxation, and recharge. We can give ourselves to permission to exhale, to take care of ourselves, to be quiet. We can also give ourselves permission to let loose, cry, walk aimlessly, circle around. Pisces is an incredibly complex, emotional entity. Clarity comes in waves <3
If you would like to boost your creative energy, meditate on the sacral chakra. If you would like to explore more ethereal realms, meditate on the third eye and crown chakra. Rest your body with Pisces Yoga.