If you hadn’t already noticed, 2020 has really been coming in to check us and help us meet the goals that we set out to achieve moving forward into this year. Our foresight may not have accounted for all the changes to our habits and lifestyles that is necessary to meet those goals. This Pisces season is a continuation of that pattern.
Pisces energy can be defined as dreamy, intuitive, wise, idealistic, romantic, and empathetic, and Pisces yearns for the freedom that comes from beyond our boundaries, whether mental, emotional, or physical. Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune, which is linked to our spirituality, our dreams, mysticism, and the unknowns of realms beyond. An easy way to remember this is that Pisces is symbolized by the fish and Neptune is the roman god of the sea.
Pisces season is also like the December of the zodiacal calendar (Aries is to January like Pisces is to December), so it’s a time of reflection and a time of calm. A time to take stock in what brings you joy, what creative things authentically excite you and bring you back to life, and a time to dust the crust off of our third eye that we may finally be having an awareness of now that we are officially back into our day to day routines.
This year, our Pisces season is a little more complex because we are in the midst of our first Mercury retrograde of 2020. Contrary to the popular opinion, Mercury’s retrograde periods are not inherently a bad thing! Our celestial trickster loves to reverse his path a few times a year as a reminder that our growth and healing is still ongoing even when we may think the challenge is over. A lot of growth and healing still must happen in the subconscious even long after we’ve put conscious work into overcoming a particular struggle.
During Mercury’s retrograde periods, we are often faced with challenges that may seem like something we’ve already gone through, and sometimes it’s very literal and in our face. Whether that be communications going awry, past romantic partners hitting our inbox again, or having to reiterate our boundaries with loved ones, it’s a cosmic test to discern how devoted we truly are to our growth through discomfort. Mercury’s retrograde is through Pisces this time around, and due to the dreamy and ethereal nature of Pisces, it’s safe to say that our headspace may feel quite hazy and unclear during this time. This puts even more of the emphasis on turning inward and relying on the calm.
It is so vital to make the time for our own self during this period – meditate, dance around your home, sit in the stillness of the forest or the coast, and allow yourself the time with just yourself. Answers come most easily when we’re not searching incessantly for them. Surrender to your feelings, not your thoughts.
On March 9th, Mercury will station direct in Aquarius, and since it’s been moving backwards from earthy point of view, it will re-enter Pisces on the 18th, which will add a soft-heartedness to our communication since our heads will be feeling a bit clearer again.
While we’re on the topic of Pisces energy, the new moon in Pisces will fall on February 23rd. As you may remember, new moons are a time to set intentions. It’s a time when the slate is clear so we can dictate what we want moving forward into this next lunar cycle. Pisces has no boundaries, so this is a great opportunity to take a leap of faith! What have you been desiring that may feel a bit out of reach? The cosmic fish of Neptune is here to remind you that anything is possible for you at this time! It’s also a great time to take the first step in any creative endeavors that may ignite your imagination. Keep in mind – Aries season is next month, which is all about DOING. That means this new moon in Pisces (along with sun in Pisces) is a great time to start setting your intentions and laying the mental groundwork in order for your ideas to materialize into the coming weeks.
Additionally, on March 4th, Taurus will enter its home placement in Venus. Taurus is sensual and possessive. This means our relationships may be influenced by an air of ease and the pursuit of pleasure. Quality time and stimulating your senses will be the vibe! A chill picnic in the grass or a date to a dessert cafe may hit the spot during this time.
There’s a lot to anticipate in the coming weeks, but none of it should feel dreadful. We were already put through a lot so far this year (January alone felt like an entire year, am I right?), and the next four weeks may not feel like a walk in the park, but instead think of it as a challenging workout. Think of how good you feel once you’ve made it though a vigorous physical activity, and the sense of accomplishment and pride we have once it’s completed, even though in the beginning we may not have had 100% confidence in ourselves. That’s what we should anticipate feeling like on the other side of the next few weeks – like we’re a better version of ourselves than we were when we began. In the meantime, feel the feelings, make the time for yourself, and remember that you are not the voice in your head, but merely the observer of that voice.