Well I don’t know about you but I’ve found Aquarius Season 2022 pretty full on! There have been a lot of happenings and conversations between the planets so it’s certainly not just because the Sun is sitting in the constellation of unusual, out there Aquarius! Any hoo, I’m about ready to escape into Pisces season! Escapism, mysticism, intuition and inspiration are all flavours of this final season of the zodiac.
Please do be aware that I work with the true sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology.
Sidereal Pisces – March 10th to April 22nd
The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Pisces from 10th March through to 22nd April 2022. I am currently based in Melbourne, Australia so depending on where you are in the world the change of sign may occur across the dateline and be a day ‘earlier’ for you, than it is for me. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change by one day, in accordance with precession.
As we have seen for the last few signs Sidereal Pisces dates are a big change from Tropical Western astrology dates for Pisces (19th February – 20th March). We’ve only got 10 days of overlap and you may feel an identity crisis coming on! If you feel strongly attached to your Piscean personality it is probably because it is still a strong energy in your astrological chart, even if your sun does not actually sit in this sign. You may have a Pisces moon, Pisces rising, or a stellium (2 or more planets) in Pisces. The best way to check this out and reconnect with yourself through true sidereal astrology is to do a reading with me!
So Who Needs to Really Read this?
People who are born between March 9th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Pisces season even if they were born on the 9th March, check with me) and April 22nd. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Pisces and you identify as a Pisces. You most likely see yourself as imaginative, compassionate and quiet
People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in the sign of Pisces
* If your Moon is in Pisces this means that you need to feel Aquarius qualities for your emotional wellbeing – you need time to yourself, tranquility, and devoted relationships with others * If your Ascendant/ Rising sign is Pisces, this means that this is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and it is what you are becoming and developing through this life. You are working towards developing your sense of self as a separate individual
Lastly, again for those who can read their astrological birth chart, if you have Pisces on the cusp of your 6th house, or indeed anywhere in your 6th house, this is the house of health & wellbeing (amongst other things) so it is pertinent for you. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, again go back to this first Blog in the series for more information on Houses.
Also of course if you are in a significant relationship (parent, child, partner, lover, close friend or colleague) with someone who has a Pisces Sun, Moon or Ascendant (or 6th House) then this could be useful information for you! Enjoy!
Pisces is the last of the three Water signs in the zodiac. And it is Mutable Water, meaning it is changeable, ethereal and ever moving. One of my teachers call Mutable Water ‘steam’ – it’s the H2O you can’t hold on to. That is true of Pisces – its energy blends with its surroundings, it’s not good at boundaries and as a result it can be difficult to nail down!
If you need any more reminders about what the Water element means in the zodiac, head back to the piece about Cancer which was the first Water sign.
The Wheel of the Year
Western Tropical Astrology continues to make the association between the seasons and the zodiac, and this often only works well in the Northern hemisphere.
Pisces season in this context is late Winter.
In Sidereal astrology Pisces season is early Spring in the northern hemisphere and early Autumn in the southern hemisphere. So of course this fits perfectly with the mutable, changeable quality of Pisces – the weather is changing along with the seasons.
Pisces season is also the point where the Wheel of the Year is cycling back to its ‘beginning’ again. It’s the last sign and season of the zodiac and the energy of Pisces is all about endings that lead to beginnings and renewal. The journey through Pisces season requires us to find peace at the end of the journey around the wheel.
Neptune, Jupiter and the Fishes
The sign of Pisces is ruled by dreamy, hidden, strange Neptune, in modern astrology. In traditional astrology Pisces is ruled by Jupiter, who also rules Sagittarius. Jupiter is all about expansion which is a key aspect of Pisces: merging with everything and everyone around it.
The symbol of Pisces is the Fishes – specifically 2 fishes swimming away from eachother – identifying the duality of the emotional and the spiritual, which eventually need to work together for a whole self, a whole being. The fishes also represent water and the oceans, and the fact that all water on the planet is in a constant cycle of connectivity. Even the water inside your body came from the oceans originally and will eventually cycle back to them.
The Twelfth House
In astrology, the chart is divided into 12 houses, which refer to 12 different areas of life. If a planet or a sign is ‘in a house’ this will give us the information about which area of life their energetic affect is going to be felt in.
Each of the signs ‘rules’ one of the houses. This means that they each have a particular area of life in which they are most comfortable, they have a natural affinity to it.
Pisces, as the twelfth sign, rules the twelfth house. The twelfth house is all about endings and beginnings, spirituality and inner peace, the subconscious and the unconscious – anything which is hidden or which takes you ‘away’ from everyday life. Mental illness, drug use and addictions, institutions including hospitals and prisons can all be found in the 12th house. Importantly, from the point of view of medical astrology, the 12th house is also associated with chronic illnesses – again something that takes you away from everyday life.
Each sign of the zodiac also has a particular body type associated with it, but this is largely based on the elements, so typically all Water types will have a similar body type, which is generally ’rounded’. However, Pisces types can alternatively be quite thin and wispy – ‘elven’ looking – which fits with their general ethereal quality. In general Pisces is not a very robust constitution. Their sensitivity to their surroundings makes them prone to infections.
It is common for people to have the body type that equates to their rising sign element because it is in the 1st House, which concerns image and body. This is not always true though and your body type may relate more to the most dominant element in your chart, or a combination of that and your rising sign. If you want to find out for yourself book a session.
From an eastern medical point of view the Pisces constitution tends to be cold and wet (no surprises there!).
Pisces rules the following body parts:
Diffusion and movement of fluids and gases
Cerebral spinal fluid and the spinal canal
What this means is that Pisces can tend towards ailments in these areas, common ones are:
The Insight energy centre governs intuition and the ability to look inside ourselves (the life lesson of Pisces), the Connection energy centre allows us to feel connected with all others, especially within the spiritual realm.
Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing™ approaches to health and wellbeing for Pisces
Any form of movement is great for our Pisceans to come back to reality through being grounded back into their bodies!
Water activities will be nourishing for Pisces – swimming, surfing, canoeing – even just walking beside water is wonderful.
Pisceans love to sleep and generally need more sleep than most other signs.
Deep sleep is essential for them to replenish their sensitive nerves and retreat into the nourishing world of dreams. Dreams are very big with Pisces energy so they can also be a source of inspiration and information for these types.
Pisceans can have a lot of trouble saying ‘no’ as they are natural peace keepers and are happy to sacrifice themselves for those that they are devoted to. So the number one exercise is to practice saying ‘no’, to only do those things that are best for you
The whole journey of Pisces is to identify and develop the self, there are many different ways in which we can do that but the help of counsellors, journaling and the arts can all be useful
Energy healing helps to balance emotional and spiritual energy and will be very nourishing for sensitive Pisceans – reiki, kinesiology, acupuncture
Bach flower: Rock Rose (there are others that are very useful depending on what exactly you are managing, contact me for more details)
As they are always giving to others, Pisces can forget to look after themselves, including eating nourishing food, which is so important if they are to overcome their susceptibility to illness! It is a good idea for them to eat small meals or snacks frequently, rather than large meals.
Sea foods – fish and seaweed (may hate eating fish!)
Fluids – water, soups, smoothies
Limit intake of stimulants and alcohol
Vegetables: peas, green leafy vegetables, beans, spinach, lettuce, root vegetables
Herbs to eat – parsley, sage, ginger, kelp and seaweeds
There are a lot of herbs that are useful for Pisces and which ones are most appropriate for you will depend on what symptoms/ conditions you are trying to manage. Some of the common ones to use in teas are:
Rosemary – the oil of knowledge and transition: promotes mental clarity and trust in higher powers
Magnolia – the oil of compassion: promotes interconnection with others, and thoughtful, respectful interactions
Arborvitae – the oil of divine grace: promotes peace, trust, relaxation
Clove – the oil of boundaries: promotes protection, independence and courage
Geranium – the oil of love and trust: promotes empathy, trust, forgiveness and tolerance
Wintergreen – the oil of surrender: promotes release of control, non-attachment and strength
If you’d like to know more about how important Pisces is in your chart, and your life, book in for a Reading.
I am Arwen Bardsley, Holistic Health & Wellbeing Coach, and founder of Evenstar Wellbeing.
I love to explore the full spectrum of modern science, combined with ancient wisdom, to help you get your energy back, and hold on tight to it! I specialise in helping you to identify the root underlying causes of any type of wellbeing concern, and working with you using all the tools of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing (which includes Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings & Being) to feel energised and balanced on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
I help people with problems ranging from chronic pain, anxiety and stress, overwhelming fatigue, addictive behaviours, negative habits, approaches to food and weight management, grief, fertility and hormonal issues, and toxicity of any kind. I have a range of services including coaching, training programs and healing sessions.
I am a Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner, and a Low Tox Coach, and I also utilise my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Reiki Master qualification, and additional certificates in Kinesiology, Seichim, Crystal Healing and Aromatouch Massage in my practise.